A first, Diwali festivities at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida produced a magical spell as hundreds of dancers performed and displayed the culture and heritage of India while celebrating the festival of lights, Diwali for a global audience at the iconic American destination.
The first-ever Youth celebration of Diwali was hosted by Jashn Productions with more than 400 dancers from across the country celebrating the festival of lights with dance performances at Disney Springs, and Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, as per the release.
The festival, from October 26-28, began with an official parade at Disney Springs, where dancers enthralled visitors with a 20-minute choreographed performance while parading through the streets of Disney Springs.
The founder of Jashn Productions, Jeanie Beri led the Dance Fest for a scintillating 3-day event comprising vibrant colors, costumes, and performances by dancers from around North America.
“Bringing Diwali to Walt Disney World Resort for the first time ever was so exhilarating,” Beri said. “We created history by sharing the joy and excitement of this important festival with the South Asian dance community. Celebrating the magic of Diwali in ‘The Most Magical Place on Earth’ was truly a dream come true.” Beri said Jashn Productions is looking forward to bringing people together to celebrate the rich cultural heritage of South Asia with more events like the Diwali Dance Fest.