This show named “LEGENDS OF BOLLYWOOD”
is simply stunning. One of the most exciting entertainment spectaculars
ever seen on big screen. It is a thrilling theatrical dance show that
tells a fictional story, based on real facts of Bollywood film industry.
Already a smash hit in London and Europe, this original production LEGENDS OF BOLLYWOOD comes
directly from Film City Mumbai and features a cast of 40 talented
energetic performers, 2 500 pieces of glittering jewellery, and 3 000
lavish and colorful costumes.
The critics are united in their enthusiasm for this amazing show of LEGENDS OF BOLLYWOOD :
The Times of London said:
“Their energy is electrifying…its high octane pleasure”
The London Metro found it had:
“dazzle, shimmer and sparkle…slick and sexy”
The Berlin Morning Post couldn’t “get enough of this artistic spectacular…”
The Birmingham Post thought it was “an uplifting show…a real dazzler”
The TZ Munich was enthusiastic
as it lauded “enthralling dance steps, lively rhythms and bold
sound…splendid colorful costumes…indulgence for all the senses.”
This show is a truly remarkable live theater experience and it can now been seen and enjoyed by the rest of the world.
The story of Bollwood
The story begins in India, in the deserts of Rajasthan, in the temple of Shiva.
A family dynasty holds the responsibility of upholding the ancient
traditions of the Kathak dance, the dance of the Gods. Shantilal is the
last in the line of gurus. This tradition is about to die out.
Shantilal was formerly a choreographer in the golden era of India’s
great film industry, Bollywood. India was recovering from Partition.
Division in the country had ripped the heart and soul of the people
apart and Shantilal believed that Cinema could heal the wounds.
Shantilal left when the industry grew commercial and lawless, influenced
by western trends and dirty money. Shantilal began his own dance school
in the desert, teaching traditional folk dance.
His granddaughter Ayesha left Rajasthan against his wishes to become the
reigning queen of choreography of Bollywood films today. She has the
Midas touch. They call her “The Princess of Romance”. Although they are
family, their approach to film choreography could not be further apart.
Shantilal believed that films should change people’s lives.
Ayesha believes film should help people escape. Reality or fantasy – there lies the conflict.
Ayesha’s teenage rebellion against her classical training, in favor of
modern western dance styles, was the seed of their fued. The damage
seems irreparable. Ayesha resolves to visit Shantilal to make peace.
Her journey takes her to the heart of India – the deserts of Rajasthan
and into the arms of her childhood sweetheart Uday. In the temple, the
fires are burning low.
Her grandfather is dying. There is no one left to continue the family
tradition, performing the dance of the Gods. Ayesha decides to marry
Uday, and stay in Rajasthan to run her father’s dance school and
maintain the family traditions. But she will run the school her way, in a
old and new. The finale of the show is colorful, thrilling, high-
energy fusion of folk, classical, modern, Western and Indian dance forms.
Tears are shed, old wounds are healed, and age-old conflict is reconciled in a powerful journey to the sacred heart of dance.