To kick off the four-week celebration, ‘Diwali at Sydney Tower Eye’, a handful of special guests were invited to enjoy an exclusive Garba fusion dance on SKWALK, 268m above Sydney.
With 360-degree views of the city, spectacularly lit-up in all its glory, SKYWALK was the perfect platform to honour India's biggest and most important holiday of the year.
Four artists from Sirens Dance performed the traditional dance form from the state of Gujarat, typically performed in concentric circles, adapted to the unique environment, holding light-up dance props and dandiya sticks, securely attached to their wrists.
“We’ve performed in some incredible places, but this is the first time we’ve been asked to wear a safety harness! I picked the song ‘Nagada Sang Dhol’ because it’s vibrant, colourful and associated with the joy and celebratory spirit of Diwali,”Ramona Lobo, Sirens Dance Artistic Director
The sunset SKYWALK began with the customary sharing of stunning panoramic views and fun Sydney facts. As the sun set, the group activated their light-up props and created a festive atmosphere with their high-energy performance, to a backdrop of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge.
Guests were then invited to preview “Diwali at Sydney Tower Eye” a four-week long cultural celebration on the Observation Deck, an indoor adventure 250m above the city, where guests find a series of vibrant photo moments and a place to leave their mark, with a special message to their loved ones, celebrating Diwali across the World.