Dance Film Sundays & The Vanaver Caravan Present: India Comes to Rosendale: Bollywood and Rajasthani Dance

Dance Film Sundays & The Vanaver Caravan Present: India Comes to Rosendale: Bollywood and Rajasthani Dance

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

2 pm – 4 pm | $10 /$9 members / $6 children | Bollywood Film Festival & Dance Performance at The Rosendale Theatre

4 pm – 6 pm |  $35 adults / $25 children. Indian Buffet & Community Dance Workshop at The Rosendale Cafe

All Inclusive Admission: $40 adults / $20 children. Includes: Film screenings, dance performance, dinner, dance lesson, and community dance.


Enjoy a day of Indian dance, music, film, and food right here, in Ulster County.  The fruit of  The Vanaver Caravan’s widely acclaimed partnership  with NGO Udaipur Shakti Works, begun in India in 2012, this initiative is known as Shakti Caravan.   A combined effort, Shakti Caravan, is a traveling dance exchange program which creates immersive, meaningful cultural events for local communities, internationally.

Shakti Caravan will host two back-to-back events on Main Street Rosendale to welcome award-winning Indian dancers, Bharat Verma and Kishan Lal Gameti, to New York. Both dancers are founding members of the Caravan in Udaipur, Rajasthan, India, and have come to continue the inspiring community outreach developed this year in India.

2 pm – 4 pm: Bollywood Film Festival & Dance Performance
As part of the Rosendale Theatre’s Dance Film Sunday*, outstanding excerpts from Bollywood dance films will be screened. Verma and Gameti will share their unique perspective on the world-wide fascination with Bollywood dance. Film presentations will be capped off with a performance by The Vanaver Caravan’s SummerDance on Tour! Film admission: $10 adults ($9 for members) and $6 children 12 and under.

4 pm – 6 pm: Indian Buffet & Community Dance
Following the screenings, a light Indian buffet will be served down the street, at the Rosendale Café, complete with a Rajasthani Folk dance lesson, Shakti Caravan info session on travel and volunteer opportunities in Udaipur, and—as is tradition with the Caravan—everyone is invited to end the night dancing to live music. Dinner & dance workshop admission: $35  adults / $25 children. For directions to the Rosendale Café visit www.rosendalecafe.com.

All Inclusive Admission: $40 adults / $20 children. Includes: Film screenings, dance performance, dinner, dance lesson, and community dance. All event proceeds will support both the continuation of Shakti Caravan and The Vanaver Caravan’s SummerDance scholarship fund.

Space is limited. To pre-register for this unique event call 845-256-9300 or email vcoffice@vanavercaravan.org.

*Dance Film Sundays, a series started in June 2010 under the auspices of the Rosendale Theatre Collective, are held on the 2nd Sunday of every month at Rosendale Theatre.