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Celebrating the Arts of India in Canada through Dance

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Enjoy performances by three of Canada’s foremost classical Indian dancers Aishwarya Vijaykumar, Sonia St-Michel and Anjali Patil as part of ArohaFest. This free performance can be viewed on the Aroha Fine Arts Facebook page

On November 20th and 21st, the NAC will play host to ArohaFest: a celebration of the arts of India in Canada. The only fully bilingual festival celebrating the arts of India to be held in Canada will feature dance, music, visual arts, yoga and Bollywood! 

ArohaFest is organized by Anjali Patil and her company Aroha Fine Arts of Stittsville. Anjali is not only one of Canada’s foremost Kathak dancers and choreographers but also is founder and artistic director of Aroha Fine Arts, a not-for-profit dance organization dedicated to excellence in professional classical Indian dance. It has presented dance performances at the Shenkman Arts Centre and at the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa as well as venues in Toronto and internationally.

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Performance is approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes with no intermission.

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