A JOURNEY THROUGH HINDI CINEMA LIVE

ABOUT THE SHOW

The vibrancy, emotion, and heart-pounding beat of Hindi cinema comes to the stage with Bollywood Boulevard. With dance, live music, storytelling, and stunning visuals, join us on a journey from the birth of Hindi cinema to present day. Experience the spirit, artistry, and history of India’s famous film industry from the classics of the black and white era and the timeless songs of Bollywood’s Golden Era to the foot-tapping blockbusters of today.

Inspired by the music of R.D. Burman, Lata Mangeshkar, and A.R. Rahman, the dance moves of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra, and romance as captured by Raj Kapoor and Yash Raj Chopra, experience Bollywood as never before. Escape to grand palaces and mustard fields and dance clubs. Lose yourself in a cultural phenomenon that has captured the hearts of billions across the world over the generations.

UPCOMING SHOWS

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Aug 21, 2018 - Longwood Gardens - Philadelphia, PA

After performances in Pittsburgh and Bradford, Bollywood Boulevard comes to Philadelphia and the Longwood Gardens. Join us on a cool summer night amidst botanical gardens and be transported to Mumbai.

Aug 26, 2018 - Wolf Trap - DC / Northern VA

Bollywood Boulevard makes it way to DC to Wolf Trap in Vienna, VA. Experience the magic of Bollywood in the middle of a national park!

Feb 9 & 10, 2019 - McAninch Arts Center - Chicago, IL

Escape the winter and be transported to heart of Hindi cinema – Mumbai. Experience the magic of Bollywood at the McAninch Arts Center at the College of DuPage!

Feb 15, 2019 - Kingsbury Hall - Salt Lake City, UT

Journey through Bollywood without leaving Utah! Experience the magic of Bollywood at Kingsbury Hall at the University of Utah.

Mar 25, 2019 - Brooks Center - Clemson, SC

Journey through Bollywood without leaving South Carolina! Experience the magic of Bollywood at Brooks Center at Clemson University.

Apr 5, 2019 - McCarter Theatre - Princeton, NJ

Bollywood Boulevard returns to New Jersey at the McCarter Theatre in Princeton, NJ.

Apr 7, 2019 - Grunin Center - Toms River, NJ

Bollywood Boulevard comes to coastal New Jersey at the Jay and Linda Grunin Center in Toms River, NJ.

More Dates COMING SOON!

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“A lively and insightful capsule history of Indian cinema as well as a revealing immersion in cinematic cross-pollination and playful mass movement.”

New York Music Daily

“The production was visually stunning. The costumes, the dancing, the video, and the lights were well coordinated and when combined looked amazing. There were times when I felt I was watching a big budget Broadway extravaganza with many set changes.”

Darial Sneed

“It was exuberantly performed, colorful and entertaining– wonderfully nostalgic too, I’m sure, for audience members of the Indian diaspora.”

Eva Yaa Asantewaa

“Absolutely incredible! I was singing along to all the songs and it was moving to see my mother re-love so many moments from history.”

Audience Member

THE CREATORS

Heena Patel

Heena Patel

Executive Producer, Artistic Director

HEENA PATEL is originally from Toronto and now splits her time between New York and India. Heena grew up learning and performing Indian folk dances and Bollywood dance, before becoming a choreographer and founder of several award-winning Indian dance teams and organizations. After moving to India, she trained in Indian classical music before becoming an arts professional, assuming the roles of artist manager and agent. Today, Heena is a South Asian performing arts specialist – curating, creating, and supporting South Asian performing arts and artists through her company MELA Group, which encompasses MELA Productions and MELA Arts Connect. More information on MELA, visit melaartsconnect.com.

Rushi Vakil

Rushi Vakil

Executive Producer, Music Director, Original Music Composer

Rushi Vakil is from Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India and the founder of Aaditaal Music Project. A composer, multi-instrumentalist, teacher, and producer, Rushi Vakil brings together his formal training in Indian classical music under her father Indian music maestro Pandit Divyang Vakil with global sounds. A composer and producer of original music for live shows, films, ads, and dance, his latest credits include the hit feature film ”Shubharamabh,” India’s biggest animation film “Kid Krrish,” and the award-winning short film ”Bhinti Maage.” Rushi also performs with tabla ensemble Talavya and his world music band Taan, in addition to heading Rhythm Riders Music Institute in India. For more information on Rushi Vakil, visit rushivakil.com

CREATIVE TEAM

Rohit Gijare

Rohit Gijare

Choreographer

Rohit Gijare is a New Jersey native that brings together Indian classical and folk dance forms with modern western dance vocabulary. His latest credits include Star TV Plus’ Just Dance Live (co-choreographer), So You Think You Can Dance (assistant choreographer), Mystic India: The World Tour (choreographer / dancer), and Dance India Dance North America (2nd Runner Up). He was assisted by Aaliya Islam.

Kasbee

Kasbee

Costume Designer

Kasbee adds colors to life, style to the simple & transforms simple into the fashion with its wide range of custom clothing, handmade jewelry and accessories. Founder and designer Vaishali Vakil has been creating custom clothing, accessories, and dance costumes for over 5 years. With attention to detail and the desire to create unique pieces, Kasbee creates clothing and accessories for types of clients.

Faldu Studio

Faldu Studio

Animated Films

Visual artist, animator, and designer Raxit Faldu and Faldu Studio are a creative agency based in Ahmedabad, Gujarat that provides a wide range of services including animated films, graphic design, and more. Faldu Studio created the short animated films that carry the audience through the ages of Hindi cinema.

Nyasa Production Studio

Nyasa Production Studio

Digital Backdrops

Nyasa Production Studio is a creative design studio providing high quality 3D animation, post production, VFX and related services. NPS provides creative solutions to a wide range of local and international clients with a unique combination of 3D artists, animators, graphic designers, copy writers and other creatives who come together to work in a studio designed for artists.

Other members of the creative team include:
Bhargav Purohit – Scriptwriter
Music Team – Kanishka Bhatia, Maharshi Patel, and Anil Jeengar

Partners

Commissioning Partners:

Support for the world premiere at Lincoln Center Out of Doors came from the India Center Foundation, Anil Bansal, and Raoul Bhavnani.

Bring Bollywood Boulevard to your City!

US and Canada Bookings:

SRO Artists – gigs@sroartists.com

All Other Inquiries

MELA Arts Connect – bollywood@melaartsconnect.com