The 22nd edition of the prestigious Classical Dance Festival jointly organised by Kala Academy Goa and West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur will be held from January 15 to January 17 at 7p.m. with the courtesy of Shree Mahalasa Saunsthan, Mardol at the Mahalasa Devasthan, Mardol, with the participation of national as well as international repute artists in the field of classical dance. The festival is considered amongst top ten Classical Dance Festival’s of India.
The festival will be inaugurated on January15 at 7 p.m. by minister for factories and boilers Deepak Dhavlikar, Chairman of Kala Academy Vishnu Wagh and president of Shree Mahalasa Saunsthan Vinod Kamat. The performances will commence daily at 7 p.m.
After the inaugural function on January15, the students of Indian music and dance of Kala Academy including Saish Naik, Shivangi Amonkar, Sakshi Borkar, Nidhi Raikar and Manju Mahale along with their teacher Sapna Naik will present a Bharatanatyam recital. This will be followed by Kuchipudi dance recital by Yamini Reddy (Hyderabad). The day’s programe will conclude with Kathak dance recital by Rajendra Gangani.
On January 16 Janaki Rangaraja (Chennai) will present a Bharatanatyam Solo dance recital. This will be followed by Kathak group choreography presented by artists of Nad-Roop, Pune. Ameera Patankar, Avani Gadre, Ragini Nagar, Savani Mohite and Shivani Karmarkar under the guidance of Guru Smt, shama Bhate will perform.
On the concluding day, January 17, Sarita Mishra (Bengaluru) will present an Odissi solo dance recital. The festival will conclude with a Bharatanatyam duet presented by Shijit Nambiar and Parvathy Menon (Chennai).
Kala Academy has also invited Leela Venkatraman, dance critic to attend this festival.
Kala Academy has also made arrangements of bus transport for the benefit of the classical dance enthusiats and students interested in vwiewing the performances. The bus will leave on the days of the festival at 6 p.m. from opposite Kala Academy complex and will return to Panaji after the performances are over.
The programmes are open to all.