The second edition of Confluence which showcase India’s cultural diversity through multiple artistic episodes from dance, puppetry and theatre to music, cinema and more is currently being held across seven Australian cities – Brisbane, Bundaberg, Canberra, Melbourne, Pert , Sydney and Townsville. The festival once again is binding India and Australia in a colourful and collaborative tapestry of the arts.
“I cannot hide my enthusiasm for the second edition of “Confluence – the Festival of India. ” It is a credible effort to offer, to the discerning and appreciative audience in Australia, from among the best creativity emerging in present-day India.” Said His His Excellency Dr. A.M. Gondane, High Commissioner of India in Australia.
The highlights of this year’s showbiz includes musical presentation by celebrated violinist Dr L Subramaniam, Rajasthani folk blended with contemporary Indian and Western flavors by Kutle Khan, Odissi Dance Recital by Bijayani Sathpathy and Images of Truth a puppetry of a new kind.
Part of this year’s chapter has been the India Australia Business & Community Awards held in Brisbane on 13 October.