Non Stop Bhangra cofounder Vicki Virk leads Dholrhythms Dance Company dancers to the stage to begin their performance for the "Crash an Indian Wedding Party" event at St. Joseph's Arts Society in San Francisco. (Photo courtesy Sree Sripathy/India Currents/CatchLight Local)
Non Stop Bhangra came back with a burst of energy after two years with its signature “Crash an Indian Wedding Party” on July 23. St. Joseph’s Arts Society, a renovated Romanesque church in San Francisco provided the backdrop for the lavish event, replete with Indian sweets and snacks, including mini samosas, pakora and all the chutneys, a fully set-up bar and henna station.
The evening kicked off with live dhol drumming and dance performances followed by bhangra lessons from Dholrhythms Dance Company. Non Stop Bhangra cofounder Vicki Virk greeted the crowd. “I can’t think of a better place to crash an Indian wedding than a church.” The sold-out crowd of 400 people dancing the night away agreed with her.