NEW Artist in 2019!

Amphitheater Stage

Friday, May 17th

6:15 – 7:00 PM

Sonali Loomba’s Bollywood Dance Company focuses on representing various folk dance styles from India namely North , West and South Inida. Bhangra is a folk dance of north India and is a representation of a culture identity and tradition. Bhangra has evolved and in the past 30 years it has become integrated into popular Asian culture after being mixed with hip hop, house and reggae styles of music. This dance style has come a long way from its humble beginnings in India but now it is recognized and enjoyed the world over.

India is a land of varied cultures and traditions. Diversities in all spheres make the Indian culture quite unique. Indian folk dances are product of different socio-economic set up and traditions evolved over ages. In India, there are festivals and celebrations virtually every day, and dances are performed to express joy and festivity. This has added to the richness of Indian culture. Since every festival is accompanied by celebration, folk dances have become an integral part of our social milieu. There are numerous folk dances, and almost all of them have continuously evolved and improvised.