The Ringling presents A Journey Through India, a three day festival exploring the many cultures of India. Created in collaboration with the local Indian community, the festival will celebrate Indian performance, food, dance, music, and art.
Bollywood Dance Party
Friday, April 26 @ 7:00-11:00 PM
Museum of Art Courtyard
Tickets: $15 / $13.50 Members
The festival kicks off with a Bollywood dance party in the Museum of Art Courtyard. Dj Pram brings his signature high-energy style to teach dance moves while scenes from classic Bollywood films are projected around the courtyard. Enjoy local Indian fare and beverages available for purchase and a special dance performance by Bollywood choreographer Rajat “Rocky” Batta.
Celebration of India
Saturday, April 27 @ 10:00 AM-3:00 PM
Included with Museum Admission
Look forward to a day-long program of cultural exploration, including a series of lectures from scholars speaking on Indian art, literature, philosophy, and popular culture; music and dance performances by community groups; art-making and other activities for families; and a market featuring local food and artisan vendors.
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt
Reception and Performance
Saturday, April 27 @ 6:00-8:00 PM
Benfer Courtyard and Historic Asolo Theater
Vishwa Mohan Bhatt performs in the Historic Asolo Theater. The Hindustani classical music instrumentalist is a GRAMMY® winning artist and the creator of the Mohan Veena. He has mesmerized the world with his pristine, pure, and delicate yet fiery music. A formal reception will be held preceding this world-class performance. Includes bar, hors d'oeuvres, and musical entertainment.
Sunday, April 28 @ 8:30 AM
Ca' d'Zan Terrace
Tickets: Free Event, however a ticket s required
The festival culminates with a free, celebratory morning Hatha yoga event on Ca’ d’Zan terrace taught by an Ishafoundation yogi.