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 Post subject: Asian arts join mainstream
PostPosted: Fri Apr 12, 2002 10:04 pm 
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Dance is just one of the art forms that is benefitting from this increased focus of interest on Asia:<P><B>Showbusiness cashes in as Asian arts join mainstream</B> <BR>Angelique Chrisafis for The Guardian<P><BR>It has been called, somewhat stereotypically, "Asiamania" and "Bollywood-in-Blighty". <P>This year sees the high profile opening of an array of British Asian comedy and romance films with huge promotional budgets. In June, Andrew Lloyd Webber opens a £4m Bollywood-inspired musical, Bombay Dreams, to fill the gap left by Starlight Express. <P>Bradford's south Asian dance and arts company, Kala Sangam, has just toured rural England to sell-out success. In two weeks, the British Film Institute launches its first major south Asian film festival which will last eight months in 50 venues across Britain. The Watermans Arts Centre in west London, one of the country's largest Asian arts venues, reopens this month with a £1m development grant. <P><A HREF="http://www.guardian.co.uk/Archive/Article/0,4273,4393273,00.html" TARGET=_blank><B>click for more</B></A>


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