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Mzansi India set to rock State Theatre!

MzansIndia in a unique 98- minute production produced by Anavarata Dance Institute. The first half promises a kaleidoscope of traditions – a global feel that incorporates various cultural delights, from classical Indian fusion; to Indo –African integration to Medleys of the Far East, Africa, and India; while the second part is a non-stop Bollywood mashup; bringing together golden oldies interspersed with current hits; that is especially choreographed to commemorate 100 years of Indian cinema!


On the forefront of the production is the Artistic Director and choreographer, Anusia Pillay, an established classical dance artist, a renowned choreographer and co-founder of the Anavarata Dance Institute and 13 cast members.

The dance company is highly recommended by dance connoisseurs and is most sought after for their unique approach to Indian and African dance. They have always fostered a long term and definite vision – to be the best in the Industry and exceed performing arts expectations, both creatively and professionally.

The State Theatre’s season runs from 25 September – 5 October 2014, and audiences will leave with a sense of national pride and joy from the high energy performance.  This is one that is not to be missed!!  Tickets available at Computicket.

About: Anavarata Dance Institute has celebrated many successful achievements as the oldest Indian Dance-based organization on the African Continent (53 years) and UNESCO (CID) Council of International Dance member.

Anavarata has performed passionately for packed audiences in Malaysia, South Africa, Mauritius and India.  Anavarata was invited to perform at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 9th African Athletics Championships in Durban in 1993.  They made history by being the only South African-Indian Dance based organization to participate in the SA Military Tattoo, and the World Hindi Conference in Johannesburg in 2012. They completed a Tour of KZN, Eastern Cape and Lesotho with the ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) in 2013.

Read more about Anavarata here!


  1. Anusia Pillay: or 0845105148 
  2. Lindelwa Mahlabe – SA State Theatre: or  012-392 4275

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