A splendidly colorful production of the music and dance of Bollywood, featuring guest artist Prashant Kakad. Part of the mission of the Eugene Concert Choir is to serve our community through “diverse artistic experiences.” Charismatic Bollywood entertainer Prashant Kakad, who has made Portland, Oregon, his home, has appeared all over the nation with his exuberant passion for Bollywood music and dance, and he and Diane Retallack will team up to create a unique and original Bollywood concert in collaboration with the Eugene Concert Choir and Bollywood Dreams Entertainment in Portland. Prashant has been teaching dance for over eight years and his Portland-based semi-professional dance troupe is composed of 35 dancers from all walks of life, united by their love for all things Bollywood. He will bring a troupe of some of his dancers and instrumental musicians to integrate performance of Bollywood-Bhangra with an exploration of choral selections performed by the Eugene Concert Choir. It will be a learning experience for choir members as well as the community, and ancillary activities leading up to the performance may include film showings of Bollywood movies, dance workshops, educational presentations in the schools, and talks with Prashant.