17 APRIL 2012, BRISBANE TRANSFORMS INTO LITTLE INDIA
For one week this May 13-19, South Bank will be transformed into a bustling parade of contemporary India, bringing to life the vibrant colours, tantalizing aromas and the unmistakable movement and sounds of its music styles.
17 APRIL 2012, A GLIMPSE INTO INDIAN MUSIC AND ITS PRESENCE ACROSS THE GLOBE
Bringing to light aspects of Indian culture barely acknowledged in the Lonely Planet guides of recent generations, the Diaspora series hints at the manifold ways in which Indian culture has permeated into the West in the past 150 years or so.
17 APRIL 2012, FIVE UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCES
On five successive evenings, ENCOUNTERS: INDIA creates dialogues in music fit for a king and his court reminiscent of the great Moghul Emperors of India who entertained lavishly at their royal court, the Darbar.
17 APRIL 2012, THE DON RETURNS IN SPIRIT TO BRISBANE
The scene : Dum Dum International Airport, Calcutta, India. June 1953.
Sir Donald Bradman has just arrived on his way to London. It’s the first visit to India of ‘the god of cricket’ and a special banquet has been arranged in his honour. All is in readiness but… where is The Don?
17 APRIL 2012, BAZAAR AND BEYOND BOLLYWOOD
For one weekend in May, the chaotic and riotous colour and sounds of a Mumbai market will be transported to Brisbane.
The ENCOUNTERS INDIA BAZAAR will transform the Cultural Forecourt of QPAC and locale with dozens of stalls offering Indian food and crafts, fashion and henna painting, meditation and spiritual nourishment, as well as a dazzling array of music and dance.