A Digital Series
Over the past five years, India by the Bay (IBB)has established itself as one of Hong Kong’s landmark cultural festivals on the strength of its rich and diverse programming. IBB fuses the classical and contemporary across art, music, theatre, dance, food, literature, film and wellness – essential ingredients of India’s multi-cultural identity. The much-awaited sixth edition of IBB is back with a completely new format. This edition of the much-loved festival will be presented through a digital series – ‘India by the Bay: A Digital Series’. The series, a prelude to the IBB 2021, will telecast the episodes from 15th to 18th October 2020 reaching out to a wide audience, across a diaspora of communities.
Initially, the 2020 edition had been planned for the month of February. Due to the pandemic, the main “on-ground” edition has had to be moved forward to 2021. However, our determination to support the arts and bring India’s vibrant culture to Hong Kong annually has prompted us to go ‘Digital’ and adapt to this new ‘normal’. Even as cities and countries are shutting down their borders; it is imperative that the flow of cultural ideas is not constrained and it is with this intent that we conceived the digital series in partnership with Asia SocietyHong Kong Center.
Co-presented by Teamwork Arts and Asia Society Hong Kong Center, India by the Bay has put India firmly on Hong Kong’s cultural landscape on the strength of its rich and a diverse palette of programming. The week-long celebration of the arts includes the classical and contemporary, across genres of music, theatre, dance, food, wellness, film, and literature.
From Concept to curation, Design to Production
The arts of India are unrivalled in their depth, diversity and mystery and showcasing it to global audiences requires a deep understanding of our culture, an acute sense of relevance in programming and an unflinching attention to detail. Above all, we at Teamwork believe in love and respect for the artist.
Teamwork Arts is a highly versatile production company with roots in the performing arts, social action and the corporate world. Our expertise lies in the area of entertainment and includes documentary and feature films , television, the conceptualisation and development of contemporary performing and visual arts and literary festivals around the world, and in nurturing new talents across all art forms. For over 25 years, Teamwork Arts has taken India to the world and brought the world to India, presenting the finest of Indian performers, writers and visual artists in the cultural and art space in India and abroad.Visit Website
About Asia Society Hong Kong Center
Founded in 1956 by John D. Rockefeller 3rd in New York, The Asia Society is a leading educational organization dedicated to promoting mutual understanding and strengthening partnerships among peoples, leaders and institutions of Asia and the United States in a global context. Across the fields of arts, business, culture, education, and policy, The Asia Society provides insight, generates ideas, and promotes collaboration to address present challenges and create a shared future.
As an affiliate of the Asia Society global network with 12 centers, Asia Society Hong Kong Center was established in 1990 by a group of Hong Kong community leaders, led by the late Sir Q.W. Lee, the honorary chairman of Hang Seng Bank.
Sanjoy K Roy
Managing Director - Teamwork Arts
Director Hong Kong Festivals
Director International Festivals
Director International Festivals
Press & PR, Hong Kong
Production Manager, India
"We are pleased to bring the fifth edition of the India by the Bay cultural festival to Hong Kong in March 2019. Over the past 4 editions, the festival has been received with warmth in Hong Kong and has gained immense support and traction. We would like to thank all of you for the cooperation extended and the generous support during the past four editions of India by the Bay cultural fest in Hong Kong. India is a diverse nation and its diversity is truly exhibited in its art, culture, cuisine, dance and literature. We hope this festival gives you a flavor of all these facets of India and will bring to the people in Hong Kong a full spectrum of Indian culture, art and theatre. We hope that you will enjoy the festival and we are happy to partner with Teamwork Arts and Asia Society Hong Kong Center for India by the Bay 2019."
Consul General of India to Hong Kong
“I am eagerly looking forward to the annual coming together of the many strands of India’s rich and diverse culture in Hong Kong. The forthcoming edition of India by the Bay has a wide expanse in programming and embodies India’s glorious past along with her dynamic present.”
Sanjoy K Roy
Managing Director of Teamwork Arts Pvt. Ltd
“I am delighted that Asia Society Hong Kong Center will be hosting India By The Bay for the 5th year and proud that we have been able to bring a bit of authentic India to the Hong Kong audience. With so much division and exclusion around us, IBB has brought the people of HK and India together to celebrate and to learn about the diversity and dynamism of India through its arts, cultural performances and food. IBB has become a highlight in ASHK’s arts and cultural programming.”