Monday, 9 July 2007

Bollywood at the Powerhouse - NSW

We thought that Bollywood dancing would be a great activity for the girls, Arran, Eliza and Matilda - ages 7, part of the Art of Bollywood program currently taking place at the Powerhouse Museum.

First off, the Mango dance choreographer's did a great job for a "dance along" scenario. Simple moves, fun, with lots of encouragement. Were they taken aback by the popularity of the dancing by the adults!

Yes the adults crowded out the kids, my daughter tells me she was kind of embarrassed, but what the hell I had fun, and it is certainly a great work out.

There are also dress ups, a winner for all ages. Two Bollywood poster images form a backdrop which makes for some fun images showing on the wall. Definitely take your camera.

The sand/coloured powder artwork was beautiful.

Unfortunately we missed the dance performance, which is on at 12.15.
However, the playground near the cafe was a winner with the kids. Cafe was good, the Powerhouse seem to have lifted its game, as it was looking very weary last time I visited.

Joanne Kee
Ceres Solutions

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Bollywood activities - winter program at the Powerhouse Museum from2-13 July, 500 Harris Street, Ultimo
Admission fees apply - for more information visit The Powerhouse Museum


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