The artistry of Hindi cinema comes alive during this exuberant stage show that fuses live music, dance, and imagery that will thrill lifelong fans and novices alike. Join a passionate group of performers as they trace the evolution of Bollywood, from black-and-white classics to colorful blockbusters, and bring the spirit and romance of India’s grand palaces, mountain vistas, and sweeping mustard fields to Damrosch Park.
Related Event: Panel Discussion
Tuesday, August 1 at 7:00 pm
Film Society's Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center's Amphitheater, 144 West 65th Street
India’s Identities through Bollywood Cinema
In India, films play an integral role in uniting people from different religious, ethnic, linguistic, economic, and class backgrounds. For over a century, the Hindi film industry (colloquially known as Bollywood) has attempted to represent the country’s multitude of voices. A panel of expert filmmakers, journalists, and academics explores how Bollywood cinema represents India’s various identities and how that storytelling can continue to evolve and include all Indians.
Presented by The India Center Foundation
Thursday, August 3 at 7:30 pm Damrosch Park
Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema, created by MELA Productions in association with Aaditaal Music Project, is commissioned by Lincoln Center for Lincoln Center Out of Doors in association with The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, The Bushnell Institute for Digital Performance Art, and The Jay and Linda Grunin Center. Additional support from India Center Foundation, Inc, and Raoul Bhavnani.