Dancers in Taj Express
Taj Express | Photo: Courtesy of Alberta Ballet

Taj Express

Alberta Ballet opens season with spectacular Bollywood musical

Amy Jo Espetveidt

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Taj Express explodes with the sounds of India, capturing the vibrant, expressive spirit of the world of Bollywood movies that have been entertaining billions of people in India for generations. A stunning season opener from Alberta Ballet, don’t miss this exhilarating show.

Direct from Mumbai, Taj Express follows the story of one man’s passion and another’s genius. A young composer, Shankar struggles with his music. But when he begins to follow in the footsteps of his idol, he discovers his path to success.

The production explores the secrets of the world’s most prolific film industry and the people behind the screen who make the magic in India’s factory of dreams. Set to an unforgettable soundtrack featuring the songs of Oscar winner A.R. Rahman, Taj Express rhythmically blends explosive dance with the hits of India’s most iconic composers and is brought to life by the stars of Bollywood cinema.

You won’t want to miss this uplifting show full of colour, high-energy music, and sensational dance scenes choreographed by one of Bollywood’s top young choreographers, Vaibhavi Merchant.

Taj Express runs September 25 to 28, 2019 at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium (1415 14th Ave. NW).