MELA Arts Connect is once again bringing the vibrancy, emotion, and heart-pounding beat of Hindi cinema with ‘Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema.’
With over 50 songs spanning a century from the likes of A.R. Rahman and R.D. Burman; choreography that captures the countless dance styles and moves of Helen and Hrithik Roshan; and romantic leads based on classic heartthrobs like Raj Kapoor and Nargis, Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol, this live music, dance, and multimedia production takes audiences on a journey from the birth of India’s famous film industry to Bollywood’s present-day blockbusters.
Co-produced by Heena Patel, executive director of the MELA Group and Rushi Vakil, who is also the music director and composer, the production is beginning its spring tour later this month. Since its premiere at Lincoln Center’s Out of Doors in 2017, “Bollywood Boulevard: A Live Journey Through Hindi Cinema” has performed at prestigious venues across the U.S.
The production is choreographed by Rohit Gijare, a New Jersey native, known for bringing together Indian classical and folk dance forms with modern western dances.
The tour will be accompanied by a travelling exhibition, supported by the India Center Foundation. The exhibition will explore the cultural phenomenon of Bollywood, its influences and impact on trends over a 100 plus years of Hindi cinema.
“Whether you are a die-hard fan or Bollywood Boulevard, there is something for you in this show. It’s non-stop entertainment for the whole family,” Patel says.
Tickets are on sale now at individual venues. Group sale tickets are also available upon request to venues. For more information on Bollywood Boulevard, please visit bollywoodblvdshow.com.