NEWARK, NJ (TIP): Nearly 2,500 people attended the much awaited Mystic India: The World Tour on March 8th in Newark, New Jersey at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center’s Prudential Hall. Mystic India is an internationally acclaimed Bollywood dance spectacular based on the concept of ancient India’s transition into modern India.
The show, created by Aatma Performing Arts, features renowned musicians, brilliant dancers, breathtaking aerialists and acrobats, and nearly 1,000 opulent costumes. “Mystic India brought Bollywood to Newark, dazzling over 2300 patrons at NJPAC on Saturday night! With 60 performers, Mystic India was a spectacle that had the crowd dancing in their seats, and showcased the breadth of music and dance that India has to offer.” said David Rodriguez, Executive Producer at NJPAC.
Mystic India took the audience on a colorful journey through a well narrated story and dance. The show opened with a tribute of dances devoted to the Hindu gods, followed by a sequence of songs that traveled through the regions of India. Garba demonstrated the state of Gujarat while bhangra took center stage to represent Punjab. Mystic India highlighted the time of the Royal Emperors and majestic dances showcasing the love between King Akbar and his wife.
The energy at NJPAC went on an all time high when Mystic India showcased the many elements of Bollywood, including iconic film songs, infamous item numbers and evergreen Bollywood love story songs. Musicians and acrobats joined a team of 60 dancers to create a global spectacle. The team of diverse, impeccably trained dancers combined authentic Indian and modern techniques bringing the streets of Mumbai and New York into perfect harmony. The show also had an impressive 1,000 costume changes using a palate of bright bold colors, metallics and a whole host of sequence! Founder and Director of Mystic India, Amit Shah said “NJPAC has been a venue on our priority list for the past couple of years.
It feels incredible to have performed on such a prestigious stage and to have worked with the NJPAC administrative and production team. When I was on stage, I had the opportunity to look out into the audience and see the packed house. I took a deep breath and really let the feeling sink in. It hit me and made me realize how far Aatma Performing Arts has some in such a short time. What makes a good show even greater is the audience. The audience’s energy at NJPAC was outstanding! We could hear the m singing the songs from the stage and it was truly uplifting for all the performers.
It gave the cast so much motivation that when the show was over, we wanted to do it all over again.” This performance was part of NJPAC’s World Music Series sponsored by American Express. Programming was made possible in part by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, and by Discover Jersey Arts. For more information, please visit: http://bit.ly/1dMgVJE.
About New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC):
New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC), located in downtown Newark, New Jersey, is among the largest performing arts centers in the United States and is the artistic, cultural, educational and civic center of New Jersey — where great performances and events enhance and transform lives every day. As New Jersey’s Town Square, NJPAC brings diverse communities together, providing access to all and showcasing the State’s and the world’s best artists while acting as a leading catalyst in the revitalization of its home city. Through its extensive Arts Education programs, NJPAC is shaping the next generation of artists and arts enthusiasts. NJPAC has attracted over seven million visitors (more than one million children) since opening its doors in 1997, and nurtures meaningful and lasting relationships with each of its constituents. Visit www.njpac.org or call 1-888-GO-NJPAC for more information. NJPAC is a wheelchair accessible facility and provides assistive services for patrons with disabilities.
About Aatma Performing Arts:
AATMA Performing Arts aims to unite traditional Indian dance styles, with modern forms of movement, resulting in a vivid amalgamation of eastern and western culture. With a dance troupe that travels internationally, as well as competitive dance schools in New York and New Jersey, AATMA’s focus is to preserve the culture of India, while incorporating it with American dance influences to create a brilliant fusion of art powerful enough to be understood by audiences worldwide.