Bollywood Dance Scene is pleased to present MinneUtsav, the second annual South Asian Performing ArtsFestival in Minnesota. This multi-week event features “The Land of Maaya”, a full-length dance drama production; 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!
The Land of Maaya
Please Note: Tickets are more expensive at the door.
August 17th at 7:00pm
August 18th at 12:00pm with an 11am pre-show Bollywood Brunch available for purchase (see more details below).
August 19th at 2:00pm
August 24th at 7:00pm
August 25th at 7:00pm
August 26th at 2:00pm Audio Describe and ASL Interpreting services available upon request
A heartwarming story of Nisha, a blind teenager raised by a single mom in India. Nisha with her gifted imagination introduces the audience to an imaginary world which also holds answers to the real life problems she faces. Through beautiful choreography and compelling storytelling, the play draws attention towards the topics of disability & ableism.
This 90 minute dance drama suitable for ages 4 & above, features toe-tapping choreography, dazzling costumes, memorable characters, and a yummy samosa-chai break
BollyProv: Bollywood-inspired improv comedy
Sunday, August 19th at 6:00pm
Thursday, August 23rd at 9:00pm
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.
This show is suitable for ages 12 & above.
Kid's Dance Workshop
A 2 hour fun dance workshop, open for all age groups, led by the choreographers of Land of Maaya
August 21st, 7-9pm, JSB TekBox - Cowles Center, $10
Lead by the directors of Land of Maaya, take a chance and jump on stage. Suitable for ages 13 & above
August 22nd 6-9pm, Phoenix Theater, $10
Work with Madhu and Kya, members of Bollyprov, and learn how to say "yes and" and make up the story as you go! Suitable for ages 13 & above
August 23rd 6-8pm, Phoenix Theater, $10
This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.