School Performance: Diwali Dance Celebration

FRI, NOV 17, 2023

FRI, NOV 17, 2023
10 AM  & 11:30 AM

Celebrate Diwali with an Indian dance party, featuring DJ Rekha and Kathak classical dancer Abha Roy and her Srijan Dance Company with special guest dancers! Students will enjoy Indian classical and folk dance performances that showcase the story of Diwali, and then DJ Rekha will get students dancing with Bollywood-inspired music that combines Punjabi music with hip-hop. 

Abha Roy, the artistic director of Srijan Dance Center and master teaching artist, has led the Flushing Town Hall Annual Diwali Festival since its beginnings. A master of Kathak dance, she studied under the guidance of late great Guru Kundan Lal Gangani and attained professional precision under the training of Pt. Durgalal when she completed her specialization in Kathak Kendra, New Delhi. She represented the Indian Council of Cultural Relations and has taught and performed in South America, Guyana, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago. She has also performed throughout Europe and venues such as Lincoln Center, Flushing Town Hall, Queens Museum, NYC Cultural Festival, and many more. 

Born in London and raised in Flushing, DJ Rekha is a musician, educator, curator, and activist.  Rekha wants to get people dancing, which they’ll do at a Flushing Town Hall’s celebration for Diwali.  Named the “Ambassador of Bhangra” by the NY Times, Rekha founded and led the Basement Bhangra dance party for twenty years.  Rekha also worked as the sound designer and producer of the TONY award-winning Broadway show “Bridge and Tunnel”, and received a Drama Desk Award nomination for their work on the play “Rafta Rafta”.

Format: 60 minutes, in-person performance at Flushing Town Hall’s theater. 
Grade Levels: recommended for grades 4-8. 
Tickets: ALL tickets $10 per person.

To book a show, please fill out the reservation form online. Schools and organizations with questions are welcome to reach out to Adina Halperin, Education and Family Programs Associate, at

This program is generously sponsored by the Guru Krupa Foundation. 



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