Every day, Beachcomber offers its guests an opportunity to experience Mauritius’ multiculturalism and unique art of living, embodied by the know-how of the Mauritian artisans in each of its eight establishments. This spirit of sharing and hospitality is also reflected in Be Artstanding, a series of new performances designed in partnership with Move for Art. Through the medium of art, the events communicate the island’s many different facets and the value it places on sharing and celebration – values that are equally dear to the Beachcomber group, pioneer of the Mauritian hospitality industry.
Two unique performances to immerse the viewer deep into Mauritian culture
2020 has begun under the auspices of dance, music and sharing at the 5-star Beachcomber hotels, which have just launched the Be Artstanding project to refresh their entertainment offer. The aim of the project is to craft signature events specific to Beachcomber hotels, and to reaffirm the group’s “Art of Beautiful” positioning thanks to these original, contemporary creations.
Wild Island: into the heart of Mauritius’ musical heritage
Beachcomber guests will dive into the heart of Mauritian culture with a vibrant and symbolic representation of Creole dancing, the Mauritian sega tipik. A tradition in itself, sega involves dancers swinging their hips to the lively rhythm of the ravanne, a local musical instrument. Sega is the embodiment of multiculturalism and of rich intercultural encounters; it brings spectators together around a common Mauritian heritage in which Creole songs intermingle with folk sega dancing.
Tropical India: where India intersects with Mauritian culture
The journey then continues on to India with Beachcomber’s second show, Tropical India. This dance performance highlights the intertwining of Mauritian and Indian heritage and cultures. To this day, Mauritius remains steeped in a wealth of Indian cultural influences, which have continued to evolve and deepen since the 19th century. Beachcomber has sought to pay tribute to these linkages with a colourful show that reflects the fusion between the countries’ cultural and artistic traditions; a merger that is more in evidence than ever on Mauritius soil.
Performances that truly reflect their creators’ artistry
The artistic development of Be Artstanding was entrusted to Move for Art, represented by performance designers and creators of emotion Astrid Dalais and Guillaume Jauffret, as well as Jérôme Couchard as Art Director. Together, these three artists develop artful staging and personalised events based on innovative synopses and concepts. Through its artistic projects, Move for Art seeks to create exceptional experiences that share and highlight Mauritius’ unique culture – just as the Beachcomber hotel group does.
The Be Artstanding performances will be held at the Shandrani Beachcomber Resort & Spa, Dinarobin Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa, Paradis Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa and Trou aux Biches Beachcomber Golf Resort & Spa.