- Traditional festival celebrates and salutes the power of women
- Supported by the McGowan Government with $14,500
A dance and music spectacular that everyone can join in with, comes to Elizabeth Quay on Sunday (March 3).
The Navratri Dance Festival, which originated in the Indian state of Gujarat, is dedicated to the celebration and empowerment of women, and is being presented by the Gujarati Samaj of Western Australia.
The vibrant and colourful family festival brings people together with rhythmic and energetic dance moves that can be enjoyed by everyone.
This year's event will include children's games, food vans, live music, a marketplace and, most importantly, free dance lessons.
The McGowan Government is supporting this festival with $5,000 from the Office of Multicultural Interests, $5,000 from Healthway, and $4,500 from Lotterywest.
More information is available at http://www.omi.wa.gov.au
Comments attributed to Citizenship and Multicultural Interests Minister Paul Papalia:
"The Navratri Dance Festival is an opportunity for everyone to participate in a cultural ceremony that is rich in tradition, vibrancy and energy.
"Taking place against the backdrop of Elizabeth Quay and the Swan River, this family friendly festival will be a joyful and inclusive celebration and an example of the cultural diversity we enjoy here in Western Australia."
Minister's office - 6552 5600