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AWAKE Indian Dance Festival

The 2nd AWAKE Hong Kong Indian Cultural Festival will be held from October to December this year. Concerturised and organised by the non-profit Indian dance organization BEYOND Bollywood, the festival will showcase rich and diverse values of India through more than 20 events under the theme “Together Under ONE Roof”.


The first phase of activities will kick off with guided tours and an Indian Carnival, bringing together people from different backgrounds in a joyful and relaxed atmosphere! It aims to foster cultural dialogue by exploring the ever-flowing river of Indian culture that has been intertwined with Hong Kong's history.

Celebrating Diversity
Cheering for Harmony

The 2nd Hong Kong Indian "Dance" Cultural Festival kicks off with guided tours and an Indian carnival! The carnival, held at JCCAC in Shek Kip Mei for two consecutive days on 21 to 22th October, 2023, to create a vibrant and colorful atmosphere, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the essence of India.

We include more kinds of cultural activity such as an Indian Carnival and several artist salon. Nonetheless, we are honour to present multiple innovative dance performances, some are even Asia premieres!

Programme Registration

You are encouraged to have a complete experience with special bundled ticket offers in dance workshops. Limited seats are available, register now!


ISKCON Religious Culture Experience Tour

Enter the temple of ISKCON Hong Kong chapter with us, engage in their devotional chanting sessions, their sacred praise rituals, and savor a vegetarian lunch prepared with care by the devotees.

Date: 2023-10-15 (Sun)


Venue: ISKCON Hong Kong
(6/F, Ocean View Court, Tsim Sha Tsui)

Fee: $270 (Vegetarian lunch included)


Indian Folk Art Workshop: Dot Mandala

The concentrated state during creating Mandala patterns helps cultivate a state of flow, leading to joy and a sense of fulfillment. Instructor Sarika will guide you in using basic mandala dotting techniques to create your own mandala artwork.

Date: 2023-10-21 (Sat)


Venue: Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Shek Kip Mei

Fee: $280 (Including materials)


“Dance.Trace” Exhibition Guided Tour

The exhibition revolves around extensive mudra in Indian dance with artworks made by Indian artists echoing the dance spirit. In the exhibition, audience can explore 8 Indian classical dances, folk dances and Bollywood dance – and their culture behind.



#1: 2023-10-21 (Sat) 12:00-12:30

#2: 2023-10-21 (Sat) 17:00-17:30

#3: 2023-10-22 (Sun)12:00-12:30

#4: 2023-10-22 (Sun)17:00-17:30


HKIDF - Opening Ceremony

The AWAKE Hong Kong Indian Festival Carnival is opening with Indian dance featuring dancers of different ages. The lineup includes Bollywood, Garba, Bhangra, Odissi and Kathak dance as a public showcase of various classical and contemporary Indian dance forms in HK.

Date: 2023-10-21 (Sat)


Venue: L1, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Shek Kip Mei

Fee: Free of Charge

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Imaginative Language: Forms & context of artistic expression in performing & visual arts

We invite Indian folk visual art instructors and Indian dancers to share how they convey mythological content through different art forms, and whether there are common points in this process.

Date: 2023-10-21 (Sat)


Venue: L1, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Shek Kip Mei

Fee: Free of Charge


Performance & Sharing

Professional Indian dancers will showcase rare Indian classical dances, including Kathak, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam and Bharatanatyam dance with a sharing session, introducing the rich history and culture of Indian classical dance.

Date: 2023-10-22 (Sat)


Venue: L1, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Shek Kip Mei

Fee: Free of Charge


Indian Culture Salon: Chasing Trace

Three student curators from the CUHK used their experience and knowledge to jointly curate the exhibition "Dance. Trace", following the steps of dance to trace the development of Indian dance culture. In this salon, they will share with you what they have seen and heard during the curatorial journey.

Date: 2023-10-22 (Sat)


Venue: L1, Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre, Shek Kip Mei

Fee: Free of Charge

Together Under ONE Roof

Flowing from all directions, the diverse streams converge without prior planning, flowing naturally along the slopes, merging together in harmonious flow. Imagine people from different cultural backgrounds, navigating bends and corners, crossing lands, and encountering each other like a river.

In the river of Hong Kong's cultural landscape, Indian culture has always been present, interwoven with local history, becoming an integral part of this beautiful flowing stream that we share.




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Hong Kong Arts Development Council fully supports freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this project do not represent the stand of the Council.


“The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust and the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre fully support freedom of artistic expression. The views and opinions expressed in this production do not represent those of The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust or the Jockey Club Creative Arts Centre. In no event shall the Funder have any liability of any kind to any person or entity arising from or related to any actions taken or not taken as a result of any of the contents herein.”

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