‘Taj Express’ brings Bollywood to Elliott Hall March 22

A kaleidoscopic, high-energy fusion of film, dance, and music, Taj Express brings the colorful costumes and boisterous beats of Bollywood to life before your eyes. Having entertained billions worldwide for decades, India’s Bollywood film industry is among the most prolific and profitable production hubs of global cinema. The dazzling sights and sounds of Taj Express take you on a live cinematic journey of India—evoking Bollywood’s rollicking, contemporary energy while respectfully representing centuries of Indian culture.

Having earned enthusiastic praise from such Bollywood icons as Salman Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Rani Mukerji, and Katrina Kaif, Taj Express is the brainchild of sisters Vaibhavi and Shruti Merchant—whose grandfather is considered a founding father of Bollywood. From the Oscar-nominated Lagaan to the box-office blockbuster Dhoom 3, the sisters’ choreography has captivated audiences for several generations. In this internationally acclaimed stage production, they weave an intoxicating tale of Varsha, an Indian journalist living in Europe. After traveling home to write a story about Bollywood and discover “The Greatest Indian Love Story Ever Told,” Varsha is swept up in a glittery, joyful musical extravaganza all of her own. Taj Express is loaded with action, romance, comedy, a royal wedding Bollywood-style, and larger-than-life dance numbers set to India’s latest pop hits and its folk-music classics. When you hop aboard the Taj Express, you’ll embark on an exotic adventure that will have your feet moving, your hands clapping, and your heart soaring.

Riotous. Exotic. Graceful.

—The Times of India


A member of the artistic staff will discuss the evening’s performance and
the Bollywood movie and dance tradition.

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