India’s relations with Hong Kong are rich in history, dating back to the 1840s, crisscrossing the Opium Wars and a common colonial past. The countries have been trading partners for two centuries; their relationship is infused with warmth and mutual understanding of each other’s multi-cultural ethos. Hong Kong is home to a large Indian diaspora, many of whom came there more than a century and half ago.
India by the Bay was conceived in 2015 as a first-of-its-kind festival of India in Hong Kong to bring India’s cultural dynamism and rich diversity to Hong Kong. It is an annual platform, largely for the Indian community and to bring it in close connection with local communities through the universal language of the arts.
The third and 2017 chapter of India by the Bay will take place between 17th to 25th February at multiple venues. The festival promises an eclectic mix of artistic expression through a week-long exposition.
Teamwork Arts, with the support of the Consulate General of India in Hong Kong, made India by the Bay the only festival of India in Hong Kong, in partnership with Asia Society Hong Kong Center. In the past two years, leading visionaries and practitioners of art, culture, cuisine, literature, wellness and theatre have been part of the festival and regaled audiences with sold-out swashbuckling shows.