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Monday, August 24, 2009


Fusion of comedy, theatre and dance for iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino.

A fusion of comedy, theatre and dance can be expected in Bollywood Goes South, a colourful production to be seen at the iZulu Theatre at Sibaya Casino from September 4 to 6.

Performed to popular South Indian music, the production is to be staged by Leona Dean in conjunction with the Tamil Federation of KwaZulu-Natal, the aim being to fuse Bollywood-style dance to South Indian songs in a way that makes it appealing to mixed audiences.

Also appearing on the programme will be popular comics Muthu Murugan and his brother, Sagie.

Some 30 dancers will perform original dances choreographed by Leona Dean set to popular songs such as Vaada Mapillai, Excuse Please Mr Kanthaswamy and Devudha.

The Leona Dean Dance Academy was established in 1995 and has redefined the concept of Indian dance. The company’s director, choreographer and lead dancer, Leona Dean is also a graduate in Bharatha Matyam and has choreographed dances for popular playwrights Essop Khan and Mohamed Ali.

Bollywood Goes South will have performances on September 4 and 5 at 20h00 and on September 6 at 15h00. Tickets R100 booked through Computicket.