Flash mobs in Wellington lead up to Diwali celebration

Parita Bose runs Shivam Dance Academy NZ, which teaches traditional Kathak dance. Photo/supplied
Parita Bose runs Shivam Dance Academy NZ, which teaches traditional Kathak dance. Photo/supplied

Wellington people who are in the right place at the right time this weekend will get to see a flash mob dance in the lead up to the city's Diwali celebrations.

Tawa woman Parita Bose, who is helping to organise the Wellington Diwali festival, runs the Shivam Dance Academy NZ, where she teaches Kathak and Bollywood dance training.

Kathak is one of the 10 major forms of classical Indian dance, and Bose tries to incorporate fusion, contemporary and tap styles into it.

Parita Bose incorporates contemporary, fusion, and other styles into her traditional Kathak dancing. Photo/supplied
Parita Bose incorporates contemporary, fusion, and other styles into her traditional Kathak dancing. Photo/supplied

Bose said her dance students would be creating a flash mob at the Saturday market outside Burger King at 6pm, and another at 1.20pm on Sunday outside the TSB arena.

"I have quite a few other dances organised for the rest of the TSB event as well," she said.

The Diwali festival will be held there from 1.30pm onwards.

Admission is free.

- NZ Herald

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