May 29, 2014. Fei and Milton Wong Experimental Theatre, SFU Woodward’s, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
An exhilarating start to the Festival, led by MC and beatboxer Rup Sidhu and choreographed by Hardeep Sahota, with performances by Native Thunder Productions, JCC Shalom Dancers, Now or Never Crew, Leela Dance, and the Royal Academy of Bhangra, all accompanied by Karnveer Bhuller on Dhol. This event was a unique opportunity to experience First Nations, Jewish, Hip-Hop, and Garba dancers creating intercultural mash-ups by blending bhangra moves with their own indigenous folk traditions. Opening Reception catered by Nanak Foods. Presented with support from Canada Council for the Arts.
Native Thunder Productions (First Nations Group)
JCC Shalom Dancers (Jewish Dancers)
Now or Never Crew (Breakdancers)
Leela Dance (Garba Dancers)
Royal Academy of Bhangra, featuring Surrey Folk Bhangra Club
Dholi – Karnvir Bhuller
MC – Rupinder Sidhu
Choreographer – Hardeep Sahota from Royal Academy of Bhangra