An explosion of colour for Indian celebration

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.
The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.
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An explosion of colour brightened up the streets of Doncaster as an Indian themed arts event took over part of the town centre.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event based on the Indian Holi Festival, attracted hundreds of visitors to take part in the action.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.

Coloured powder filled the air as part of the show, leaving many of those who watched and took part rather more colourful after the event than they were when they arrived.

The colourful fun took place in Sir Nigel Gresley Square, outside the Cast Theatre.

As part of the celebrations for the theatre’s production of Dancehall, Cast and the arts project Right Up Our Street teamed up with international theatre-makers Compagnie Artonik to bring their production to the town.

Residents and members of local dance and theatre groups also took part.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.

A spokesman for Cast said: “In a rainbow eruption of powder and dance, The Colour of Time brings a stunning reinvention of the traditional Holi festival celebrated in India.

“Each year, people throw gulal powder in the air showing great joy and mirth, celebrating unity, acceptance and diversity through these colourful embraces.

“In a massive dance-theatre parade, dancers and musicians move in a choreographed parade towards a huge finale. Joining in, the audience are invited into a riotous explosion of colour and joy, painting the sky with an explosion of gulal powder.”

Chris Rose, of Balby, was among those enjoying the event. He said: “It started out near the Old Angel and went round to Cast.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.

“I was really impressed. I had been told about it, and the similar events that they have in India.”

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.

The Colour of Time, an international street theatre event tookover Doncaster Town Centre in an explosion of colour based on the Indian Holi Festival.