The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India to Perform at Smothers Theatre, 10/6

The Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present The Spirit of India at Smothers Theatre at Pepperdine University on Tuesday, October 6 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, priced starting at $22 for adults, $20 for youth 17 and under, and $10 for full-time Pepperdine students, are available now by calling (310) 506-4522 or online at arts.pepperdine.edu. More information: www.bollywoodmasalaorchestra.com.

In this bold new performance of The Spirit of India, Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India present a rich recipe of dynamic rhythm, dance, spirituality, and a fusion of Indian and Western instruments, creating a truly unique interpretation of traditional Indian dance and music.

Bollywood Masala Orchestra and Dancers of India is the brainchild of Artistic Director Rahis Bharti. From an early age Bharti was captivated by both the rich traditions and modern interpretations of his country's signature sound and vision, and endeavored to bring them to the forefront of the world stage. Bharti has taken Bollywood Masala around the globe, transforming prestigious festivals, concert halls and theatres into lavish stages of his own imagining. With 17 professional artists on stage, Bharti's The Spirit of India is a veritable feast of Indian sounds, featuring a mix of Indian and Western instruments such as bass drums, side drums, trombone, tabla, dholak, harmonium, and clarinet, among many others. The show also features colorful costumes, female dancers, a fakir, and acrobats from Jaipur, Jodhpur, Sikar, and Dhaod, among many others.

The Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine University provides high-quality activities for over 50,000 people from 664 zip codes annually through performances, rehearsals, museum exhibitions, and master classes. Located on Pepperdine's breathtaking Malibu campus overlooking the Pacific, the center serves as a hub for the arts, uniquely linking professional guest artists with Pepperdine students as well as patrons from surrounding Southern California communities. Facilities include the 450-seat Smothers Theatre, the 118-seat Raitt Recital Hall, the "black box" Helen E. Lindhurst Theatre, and the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art.

IF YOU GO:

THE SPIRIT OF INDIA

WHEN: Tuesday, October 6, 2015 at 7:30 p.m.

WHERE: Smothers Theatre, Pepperdine University, 24255 Pacific Coast Highway, Malibu, CA

TICKETS: (310) 506-4522 or arts.pepperdine.edu

PRICES: $22-$44 for adults; $20 for youth 17 and under; $10 for Pepperdine students



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