Delhi 2 Dublin and Kuchipudi classical dancers to dazzle Regina audiences

18 August 2011
MEDIA ADVISORY : Delhi 2 Dublin and Kuchipudi classical dancers to dazzle Regina audiences

To help mark India’s Independence Day, Vancouver’s “Delhi 2 Dublin” brings hip fusion to the stage at Conexus Arts Centre, contrasted by a colourful troupe from India that promotes the classical dance form of Kuchipudi.

This double feature is a rare opportunity for local audiences to take in two world class performance groups, both on the cutting edge of Indian arts and culture promotion.

Tickets are only $30/each and available from the Conexus Arts Centre Box office or online.

Hosted by the India Canada Association of Saskatchewan as part of the Year of India in Canada 2011 series, the show will round out a day of family activities to take place on Wascana Lake in front of the Conexus Arts Centre.

ABOUT DELHI 2 DUBLIN -- Already a hit with fans thanks to their infectious live performances, Delhi 2 Dublin leaped to pan-Canadian fame after wowing crowds on Parliament Hill during the televised 2011 Canada Day celebration. Dubbed by Hour Magazine as “the United Nations of rock ‘n’ roll”, D2D blends east and west, electronic and acoustic, mainstream and underground. The five member crew takes audiences on a wild and borderless trip, fusing traditional sounds of tabla, dhol, fiddle, and sitar with modern DJ aesthetics.

ABOUT THE KUCHIPUDI DANCERS -- The award-winning Kuchipudi Dancers from India have garnered praise from audiences around the world for their colourful and mesmerizing performances. Led by Kuchipudi maestro Guru Jayarama Rao and Vanashree Rao, one of the most celebrated couple of this art form, the Kuchipudi Dancers have performed all over India and in almost all major National and International Festivals and in over 60 countries, including the USA, Europe, Latin America, Japan, Portugal, Afganisthan, and Fiji. The Kuchipudi Dance Academy was established in 1973 to preserve and promote this classical art form. The Academy is committed to maintaining the highest standards and to passing on this art to the next generations.

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India Canada Association of Saskatchewan Inc. (ICA) is a non-profit dedicated to promoting East Indian heritage and cross-cultural awareness. Our organization is a leader among local multicultural groups in terms of programming, outreach, and community engagement.

An initiative of the Government of India, "Year of India in Canada 2011" is a series of cultural events, literary workshops, seminars, trades shows, and other public events across Canada.

For interviews, contact Renu Kapoor: 306 581 5702; rkapoor (at)

Delhi 2 Dublin on youtube

Kuchipudi Dance Academy online

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