Astad Deboo was invited to perform in the presence of their Royal Highness the King and Queen of Sweden, Crown Princess Victoria, the President of India, Swedish dignitaries and Indian Govt officials, in the Winter Garden at the Grand Hotel in Stockholm, Sweden. The performance was highly appreciated.
Accompanied by live musicians, Deboo danced to three songs -- 'Vande Mataram', 'Oh Varmeland You Fair' (a Swedish folk song), and a dhrupad. The veteran contemporary dancer from India impressed the elite audience with his extraordinary balance, control and grace. "They were delighted with my performance and quite amazed that at age 68 I am dancing with such stamina,” said Deboo.