2013 was a busy year for Surtal Arts as it marked the centenary of Indian cinema, one of the most prolific film industries in the world. To commemorate the historic occasion, a series of dance events was commissioned by Surtal Arts which were held across the city of Derby and Derbyshire, enabling the audience to taste the colourful and energetic world of Bollywood through music and dance.
A unique flashmob dance piece was choreographed by Nisha Nath with Surtal Youth Dance Academy and Javvani Dance Group. This was performed at the Westfield, Derby.
Guinness book of World record
What started as an educational project by Ilkeston Performing Arts College ended up the College going for World Record in Bollywood dance! Again led by choreographer Nisha Nath, 2154 children and young people (age 3 -19years), learnt a simple Bollywood routine which they performed at the Ilkeston Market Square and broke the Guinness Book of World Records.
Site Specific dance & special screening of Bollywood film
Working in collaboration with QUAD Surtal’s residence artist/choreographer Nisha Nath was commissioned to choreograph a site specific dance inspired by Bollywood block buster film Om Shanti Om and the Time travel exhibition of Quad. Site specific dance was performed at Quad as it became the canvas for the artist. Ten young dancers from Jaavani Dance Company accompanied Nisha in the performance. The evening concluded with a special screening of ‘Om Shanti Om’ by QUAD.