Indian inspired arts
Maghenta is an international contemporary platform for Indian inspired arts based in Ghent, Belgium. Our name is a wordplay and combination of Magenta and Ghent. Magenta is a bright pink colour that we associate with the vibrancy of Indian arts and culture. Ghent is our hometown in Belgium, known for its creative and open minded nature, where the idea of our company was conceptualised.
In 2015 we founded Bollylicious, an Indian dance collective to showcase our interpretation of Indian dance for European audiences. Whilst doing so we felt the necessity to integrate Indian performing arts more into the international and contemporary art scene. The variety of Indian (traditional) arts has the potential to touch, inspire and enrich. With the purpose to innovate contemporary arts with Indian arts, Maghenta was born.
Our aim is to produce original Indian inspired works of our dance collective Bollylicious, and our artists individually through the Open Ensemble. We stimulate creative exchange and research between artists from different regions and between cultural, academic and corporate institutions.