The costumes dazzled, the music was mystical and took you to a faraway place; one that awakened the senses. This year, Elements of Bollywood delighted audiences at Stampede Park with exhilarating performances by Toronto-based dance group, Infuzion Artistry.
“The costumes were beautiful and the dances took me back to my time in India,” said one guest who attended the show.
The show was new to the Calgary Stampede and combined both culture and talent, showcasing a fusion of traditional and modern style dance, hip-hop and Bhangra. But, perhaps most intriguing of all was the story the dances told; a story of the four elements—earth, wind, fire and water.
“We are excited to be a part of the Calgary Stampede this year,” says Pamesha Pande, co-creative director at Infuzion Artistry. “We take pride in producing and showcasing our art and delivering memorable entertainment to audiences, while inspiring our dancers and artists to pursue their passions,” adds Pande.
Infuzion Artistry has performed for a wide variety of audiences, from the Toronto Raptors half-time show to national and international festivals, competitions and events. The group has won first place two years in a row at the Bollywood Dance Canada competition and won best female group at the Bollywood America competition.
The Elements of Bollywood won’t be here long, today is the last day to see the show at the 2017 Calgary Stampede. You can find it in the International Pavilion in the Big Four Building.
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