Taj Express Explodes with the Sounds of Bollywood at Music Hall

Taj Express Explodes with the Sounds of Bollywood at Music HallTaj Express explodes with the sounds of India and Bollywood, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations, live at Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Thursday, Mar 16 at 8:00 PM. Through a fusion of film, dance, and music, this dazzling international sensation takes audiences on a live cinematic journey through modern Indian culture and society. The production is a high energy celebration of new India's pop music, Bollywood culture, and deep traditions featuring colorful costumes, joyful dance, and thrilling live music.

Experience the burst of colors and excitement in a glittering slice of Bollywood romance as Varsha, a journalist from an Indian family living in Europe, travels to her homeland for the very first time on an assignment to write a story on Bollywood Film, and discover "The Greatest Indian Love Story Ever Told."

A kaleidoscopic, high-energy fusion of film, dance, and music, Taj Express brings the colorful costumes and boisterous beats of Bollywood to life before your eyes. Having entertained billions worldwide for decades, India's Bollywood film industry is among the most prolific and profitable production hubs of global cinema. The dazzling sights and sounds of Taj Express take you on a live cinematic journey of India-evoking Bollywood's rollicking, contemporary energy while respectfully representing centuries of Indian culture. Having earned enthusiastic praise from such Bollywood icons as Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, and Katrina Kaif, Taj Express is the brainchild of sisters Vaibhavi and Shruti Merchant-whose grandfather is considered a founding father of Bollywood.

From the Oscar-nominated Lagaan to the box-office blockbuster Dhoom 3, the sisters' choreography has captivated audiences for several generations. In this internationally acclaimed stage production, they weave an intoxicating tale of Varsha, an Indian journalist living in Europe. After traveling home to write a story about Bollywood and discover "The Greatest Indian Love Story Ever Told," Varsha is swept up in a glittery, joyful musical extravaganza all of her own. Taj Express is loaded with action, romance, comedy, a royal wedding Bollywood-style, and larger-than-life dance numbers set to India's latest pop hits and its folk-music classics. When you hop aboard the Taj Express, you'll embark on an exotic adventure that will have your feet moving, your hands clapping, and your heart soaring.

Ms. Vaibhavi Merchant (Director of Choreography) has been the Director of Choreography for over 75 Bollywood films and is known for her smash hits such as Dhol Baaje, Jhoom Barabar, Kajra Re, Kamli, and Dhoom3. She has received numerous awards for her choreography, including the prestigious National Award for Choreography, IIFA, and the American Choreography Award. More information can be found on www.vaibhavimerchant.com .

Shruti Merchant, (Director/Producer) is also amongst the top choreographers in the industry. Last year she was a judge on India's leading dance reality show "Dance India Dance Season 4" and is serving as a judge on the show again in 2015. More information can be found on www.shrutimerchant.in .

Tickets are $35 to $55 plus preservation fee. Available at Ticketmaster.com or Music Hall Box office. 313 887-8500

Music Hall Center for the Performing Arts

Jazz Café

3Fifty Terrace

350 Madison

Detroit, MI 48226

(313) 887-8501

www.musichall.org

www.jazzcafedetroit.com

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