Indian dance musical on stage at Homburg Theatre
A Passage to Bollywood will be performed in the Homburg Theatre at the Confederation Centre in Charlottetown on November 15 at 7:30 pm. It is the story of a young village boy who moves to the big city to follow his dream. The musical follows his journey and the relationships he builds with the woman of his dreams and the “Don” who takes him under his wing.
Ashley Lobo, the Artistic Director of Navdhara India Dance Theatre, is an Indian choreographer with over 32 years of experience in performing, choreographing, and teaching, both in India and overseas. With more than 30 Bollywood films under his belt, he has worked with all the top stars from Sharukh Khan, Hritik Roshan, Priyanka Chopra, Aishwarya Rai, just to name a few. Lobo studied dance at the Bodenweiser Dance Centre and Sydney Dance Company. He is also trained in classical ballet, jazz and contemporary styles of dance.
Ashley Lobo describes A Passage to Bollywood as a human story told in an entertaining way, “Like a typical Bollywood film, the show is full of song and dance with all the melodrama, romance, action, colour, and excitement you would see on screen—except it is onstage.”
Bollywood is a movement style of dance that incorporates all forms of Indian dance from classical to modern. Set in a surreal canvas that tells real stories, Bollywood dance is what Lobo would describe as an India biryani—meaning a party.