About the Festival
The International Dance Festival of Khajuraho is a renowned 1 week dance festival organized in Madhya Pradesh in the backdrop of stunning well lit Khajuraho temples. The festival highlights the various Indian classical dance styles like Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipud and Manipuri. The beauty is how perfomers merge the classical styles with today’s modern time and provide with spell binding moments and routines.The dances are held in open hall auditoriums infront of the Chitragupta and Vishvanathatemples. The performers consist of artists order of world fame and together some of the best folk and modern dance forms mixture is seen in this beautiful festival of art and dance.
“Natyanjali” – Festival of Dance is known for its serenity and uniqueness of the devotion of the dancers dedicating their “Natya” (Dance) as “Anjali” (Offering) to the Lord of Dance – Lord Nataraja (Lord Shiva) as worship. Natyanjali Festival is held for five days and dancers from all over the world and India representing classical forms like BharathaNatyam, Kuchupudi and others congregate at Chidambaram and offer their Dance Recitals to Lord Nataraja.
The Mamallapuram Dance Festival is held every year in Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, the renowned and ancient 7th century centre for Pallava culture and art. Exponents of Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Odissi, MohiniAttam and Kathakali perform against this magnificent backdrop of the Pallava rock sculptures create special, serene evenings providing with one of the best evenings one has ever been to.
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