SYNERGY, the India-Georgia fusion dance performance was an unparalleled success held at JIO Grounds, BKC, Mumbai. After the stupendous Mumbai performance, SYNERGY is all set to conquer the hearts of Delhi, Kolkata & Chennai.
Superstar Shah Rukh Khan, who was launched by Hema Malini in Bollywood, did the honour and lit the lamp, followed by speeches of Union Minister Nitin Gadkari and Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri Devendra Fadnavis who showered praises for Hema Malini for keeping the culture and traditions of India alive as the cultural ambassador of India.
It was a star studded show as Rashmi Thackeray, Govinda with his wife Sunita and daughter Namrata, Ashutosh Gowarikar with his wife Sunita, Ramesh Sippy & Kiran Juneja, Tapsee Pannu, Kirti Kulhari, Shreya Saran, Gracy Singh, Choreographer Shiamak Davar, Terence Lewis, Ghazal Ustad Roopkumar Rathore with his wife, were present for this momentous occasion. Esha Deol Takhtani & Bharat Takhtani, Ahana Deol Vohra & Vaibhav Vohra played exceptional hosts. Hema Malini also performed a surprise dance with the Georgian dancers, specially choreographed by Shiamak Davar
The festival SYNERGY under the auspices of JAYASMRITI (a dedication to her mother’s memory to spread the arts & culture of India), highlighted the repertoire, cultural richness & fearlessness of Georgian dancers at a different magnitude, and level of the grace and timelessness of Bharatnatyam, Kathak and Pung Cholom.
Sukhishvili, The National Ballet of Georgia had performed in Delhi when Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was the Prime Minister 50 years ago when Raj Kapoor had invited them to India. And now Hema Malini has carried the traditions further by bridging the cultural silk road between Europe & India.
Says Hema “Our dances are of two types, classical and folk based and are derived from the rich treasure trove of mythology, classical literature and legends. This year we are proud to associates with another rich ancient culture of GEORGIA, to create a fusion, a SYNERGY. We intend to grow every year under JAYASMRITI and have such wonderful collaborations with different countries. India is so culturally rich, a golden bowl of culture and heritage and I want to safe guard our culture, and spread it across the world”