A BUCKINGHAMSHIRE theatre is hosting a night of Indian culture.

The Elgiva theatre is hosting its first Dhun event tonight Friday 10 at 7pm to showcase talented Buckinghamshire performers with ties to different regions of India.  

Tonight’s line-up includes Smt. Jayashree Sundaresan’s dance performance of Bharatnatyam – said to be one of the earliest form of Indian classical dance.

The Amersham-based dancer brings 30 years of experience performing in the UK and India.

Trained vocalist in Hindustani classical music Shri Rajan Shegunshi, passionate vocalist Shri Mandar sane, and first runner-up in UK’s Bollywood Idol 2022 Smt. Shivani Gollapalli also bring their talent on stage.

Music will feature Probuddha Basu on the Indian bamboo flute Bansuri, Kedar Deokule on tabla, the twin hand drums, and other musicians of popular band Indria.

The special night has been created by Amerindis, an Amersham based voluntary group promoting Indian culture and heritage for the social and economic development of the community.

Organiser Jaivardhan Hada said: “One of the founding objectives of Amerindis is to promote Indian art and culture and showcase hidden talent from the local community.

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“Given the diversity of India, we are lucky to have artists for our First Showpiece event who have roots in various regions of India and have lived in Buckinghamshire for a long time.

“While Amerindis has long hosted popular cultural events, this will be the first time The Elgiva will be hosting an eclectic mix of Indian performances that will completely immerse the audience in an evening of music and dance.”

Tickets can be found here