Celebrations continued at Sydney’s Wentworthville Park a week after Diwali, when Udok Performing Arts took to the stage on the evening of 17 November Arts to depict the Diwali story of how Ram defeated Ravana and returned to Ayodhya with Sita from the Lanka kingdom. The show was organised by the Cumberland Council.
The Udok group performed four songs with their Sydney branch students.
Rajib, co-founder of Udok, said the culture of Indian classical dance is rich and powerful. “I feel it is my duty to spread this richness all over the world. That’s why we opened our dance academy in Sydney and are planning to expand throughout the country.”
Classical dancer Moumita, also the co-founder of Udok, said she saw dance as an “interpretation of life”. “Our sole aim is to spread the essence of Indian classical dance all over world, especially outside India. We are working hard since 2012 to establish our institution outside India and we finally fulfilled our dream. We hope to open more branches soon.”
Udok has performed across Europe as well.