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Four days of cultural fest

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Published Apr 9, 2019, 12:13 am IST
Updated Apr 9, 2019, 12:13 am IST
A workshop will also form part of the festival on Indian classical dance.
The festival is organised by Kalandhika  Cultural  Society  in  association  with  Kalandhika  School  of  Dance, founded by Mohiniyattom  performer  Dr. Mini  Pramod, a student  of renowned dancer  Kalamandalam  Kshemavathy.
 The festival is organised by Kalandhika Cultural Society in association with Kalandhika School of Dance, founded by Mohiniyattom performer Dr. Mini Pramod, a student of renowned dancer Kalamandalam Kshemavathy.

Yet another dance festival is happening in Kochi, to enthral connoisseurs. Kalandhika  National  Festival will be  held  from April 28 to May 1 at the Kerala Fine Arts  Hall. There will be seminars and workshops  in  the  morning  and  performances  every  evening.

The festival is organised by Kalandhika  Cultural  Society  in  association  with  Kalandhika  School  of  Dance, founded by Mohiniyattom  performer  Dr. Mini  Pramod, a student  of renowned dancer  Kalamandalam  Kshemavathy.

 

“I started learning dance when I was a child. This passion paved the way to start Kalandhika in 2010 along with my Guru Kalamandalam  Kshemavathy,” says Dr.  Mini Pramod.

On the first day, there will   be  a  carnatic music concert  by  Abhishek  Reguram. On the second day, 29th of April,  Bharathanatyam will be performed by Parshwanath Upadhye. Also, there will be a  Mohiniyattam  recital  by  Dr. Neena Prasad. On the  next  day, 30th of April,  Dr. Mini Pramod  Menon will perform Mohiniyattam. Pratheeksha Kashi will perform Kuchipudi on the same day. On the final day, there  will be a Nrithasamanwaya by Neelamana sisters, which will be followed by Bharathanatyam  performance by  Sridevi  Nrityalaya.  

A workshop will also form part of the festival on Indian classical dance, which will include art abhinaya by Guru B. Banumathi, Thala, Laya and Art of Nattuvangam by Sheejith Krishna and practical application of Yoga for Dancers by Renjith and Vijna.

Objectives of the festival includes raising funds to provide financial assistance to needy  artistes,  who devoted  their  lives to  classical dance  and  music,  and also to those students who need help. It is a programme to keep alive the cultural  heritage  of Indian classical dance  and  music.

The festival offers an invaluable opportunity for the public to enjoy performances by eminent artists in the field of Indian classical music and dance. This is the first such event organised by  Kalandhika Cultural Society and they aim to take it to the international level,  to bring renowned maestros and connoisseurs of classical music and dance from all over the world to a single platform.

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