A Passage to Bollywood is a vibrant stage musical with foot tapping music, colourful costumes and a gripping plot that keeps you at the edge of your seat, covering various aspects of the Indian Bollywood culture. Direct from India, it comprises of old classics as well as the latest Bollywood songs. The audience can expect to experience drama, action, romance, and dance just like a typical Bollywood Film.
Ashley Lobo, Artistic Director and Choreographer of A Passage to Bollywood, is one of India’s top film choreographers for Bollywood movies produced in India. Ashley Lobo’s involvement in theatre and dance goes back over 30 years with stage and film and was the inevitable result of being brought up in a very artistic environment. Ashley is one of India’s top Bollywood choreographers having choreographed over 25 hit films with actors like Sharukh Khan, Aishwarya Rai, Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Anushka Sharma, Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan to name a few. Ashley is the artistic director of The Danceworx Academy & Navdhara India Dance Theatre, two of India’s top dance institutions, whose productions of Amaara- A Journey of Love and A Passage to Bollywood successfully toured the US, China, and Israel receiving standing ovations all around.
Ashley has developed the Prana Paint™ technique – a unique sensitizing approach that explores movement through connectivity, yoga, breath, and touch. He has been invited to teach this unique technique at educational institutions like the Joffrey Ballet and contemporary dance companies like the Inbal Dance Theatre Company. His Prana Paint™ technique attracts numerous international dance students to come and explore their artistry at his studio in Mumbai, India. This unique approach has put Ashley on the International radar and has led to him being invited as a guest choreographer to create a full length International contemporary dance production by The Ballet Chemnitz in Germany. This production will premiere in Chemnitz, Germany, in November 2017.
Ashley has choreographed extensively for stage and cinema with over 25 feature films and as many stage productions. Both in film and theatre, he is known for producing work with a uniquely strong sense of connection, which he has developed through his PranaPaint™ technique.
A popular pot boiler, this 90 minute entertainment capsule of music and dance will cut across all genres and is guaranteed to engage and entertain all at once.