Bolly Kuthu is an energetic, engaging dance performance connecting and celebrating the South Asian diaspora in the UK with a new take on popular Indian dance styles. Created with Croydon communities and artists.
About Bolly Kuthu
Bolly Kuthu will be a celebration of the diasporic communities living in the UK today that demonstrates the breadth and depth of South Asian dance, making the most of the popularity and accessibility of Bollywood but demonstrating that South Asian dance today is more than this.
Bolly Kuthu will experiment in bringing 3 different popular South Asian dance styles and work with professional dancers that incorporate several different styles from South Asia – Bollywood, hugely popular in India and the UK and known by both Indian diasporic and white British audiences; Garba, a street dance popular in the south and west of India; and Bhangra, popular in the north.
As Artistic Director of Beeja, Anusha Subramanyam has performed and taught Bharatanatyam nationally and internationally since 1986. Working both ‘inside’ and ‘outside’ its traditions to choreograph and collaborate with artists from different disciplines and create work that is accessible, entertaining and thought-provoking. As a performer, dance maker and teacher they focus on integrating dance, education, and somatic and contemplative practices.
Find out more about Anusha Subramanyam and Beeja’s their work here
Funding, commissioning and partner credits:
R&D investment through Without Walls Blueprint.