Diwali in B.C.

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When

  • Oct 3–Nov 17

Price

various

Categories

Festivals, Performing Arts

Diwali in B.C., taking place October 3 to November 17, is founded and produced by award-winning Artistic Director Rohit Chokhani. A provincial initiative aimed at making Diwali celebrations province-wide over the next five years, Diwali in B.C. is an annual multicultural, multi-disciplinary, inclusive festival which aims to showcase artists from diverse backgrounds and different abilities to celebrate the festival of lights during the annual Indian New Year. The artistic theme for the 2018 celebrations is ‘New Horizons’ and features theatre, dance, and culturally specific workshops across Vancouver, Coquitlam, Vernon, Maple Ridge, and Nanaimo. 2018 programming includes A Vancouver Guldasta at Vancity Culture Lab, Shyama at the York Theatre, The Believers Are But Brothers at Vancity Culture Lab, Bombay Black at various venues in B.C., Shiamak Vancouver at The ACT Arts Centre as well as the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre, and Arno Kamolika at the Evergreen Cultural Centre. Additional details can be found at www.diwalibc.ca.