Bollywood Dance Scene is pleased to present MinneUtsav, the first ever Bollywood Performing Arts Festival in Minnesota. This multi-week event features “Love You Zindagi”, a full-length dance drama production; Bollywood to the Max, a fashion show featuring Indian designs; BollyProv, a South-Asian-focused improv comedy show; as well as other workshops and performances throughout the week. Taken from the root of the Dakotan word “Minnesota” and the Hindi word for festival, “Utsav”, MinneUtsav celebrates all things Bollywood in the Twin Cities in a family-friendly fashion!
Love You Zindagi: Bollywood movie style dance drama
When Aisha moves to Minneapolis from India, she faces not only new challenges but also old difficulties she’d hoped to leave behind. In the midst of settling into a new marriage and culture, Aisha must navigate her creeping depression and budding relationships. This 90 minute dance drama (with a much needed samosa break) features a diverse cast of over 65+ performers, toe-tapping choreography, memorable characters, and a heartfelt look at mental illness in the South Asian community.
BollyProv: Bollywood-inspired improv comedy
BollyProv is a Bollywood-inspired improv comedy group that will be bringing a flavor of Bollywood movies to improv. Like any Bollywood movie, there will be unnecessary drama, cheesy romance and a lot of laughter.
Improv is a form of theater, often comedy, in which all of what is performed on stage is unscripted & created spontaneously by the performers.
Bolly to the Max : A Body Positive Fashion Show + Live Band + Dinner + Dance Party
This body positive fashion show will have over thirty models (local community members transformed into Bollywood gods and goddesses) take on the ramp surrounded by background dancers. Designs will feature a collection of Indian and South Asian fashion from local designers. A cash bar will be available. Come dressed to the nines for this event!
inFusion Live Band: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fashion show: 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Dance Party: 10:00 PM - Midnight
Dinner served till 08:30PM