Author Archives: rivercultures

Classical

FIPA’s exciting speciality in its repertory is a number of distinctive full length Tagore dance-operas. These are performed using an accessible mix of the original languages and English. Also in repertory is the challenging modernism of the company represented by FIPA’s highly creative inspirational contemporary British South Asian pieces. In addition, FIPA offers bold solo […]

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Contemporary

Dark Angels & Fatal Hunt A double bill of contrasting contemporary dance productions that complement each other in a mirrored reflection of situations. Scenarios of tragic themes are intertwined with compelling elements of pathos and humour. Dark Angels is the toxic edge of Bollywood presented in an unusual take on the Faustian theme. A film […]

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Folk

We have in our repertory an extensive selection of the more popular folk dances which are an expression of folk culture and seasonal celebrations.These include: Ghumer from Rajastan Gheria Rass from Rajastan Snake Dance from Bangladesh Manjira from Manipuri Holi dance from Maharastra Bhil dance from Orissa Garba and Dandiya from Gujarat Tippani from Saustra […]

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Community

FIPA uses the arts as a catalyst for social and economic growth. We believe that our artists working with the community offers them a wonderful and often rare opportunity for the understanding of focus, commitment, preparation, responsibility and cooperation at a quality exampled by professionals.Our projects are designed with appropriate partners to serve targeted communities […]

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Bollywood

FIPA’s style of Bollywood is urban, dynamic, sharp, and very exciting. Appearances at Melas always draw enthusiastic crowds. Cid Shaha choreographs for Club Asia, the internet radio station, and frequently teaches Bollywood classes at various schools and the Idea Store Whitechapel in Tower Hamlets. The group is also in demand at corporate events.

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