Blend of vibrant dances from India and Vietnam sum up an sparkling International Dance Festival
A miscellany of dance acts and grace marked the grand finale of the International Dance Festival at Shreyas Foundation on Monday. Soulful Vietnamese musical interludes gave way to lively Bhangra and Gidda folk dances from Punjab. Men and women performers from Rajasthan balanced accurately on earthen pots and brass pitchers to accomplish the perfect feat of Bhavai.
The two-day festival was organized by FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and Avanti Foundation.
A ritualistic dance performance called Pooja Kunitha from Karnataka was all about synchrony and its beats enthralled the crowd. Dhol Cholam, a lively drum dance from picturesque Manipur, ideally symbolizing celebrations during Holi and Bardoisikla from Assam, performed by female artists to appease the rain Gods, were signature offerings from the North East of India. An added dose of vibrancy was gifted by Gujarat. The state showcased an enthusiastic and skillful Dangi Nritya and Gop Raas to wrap up the city’s first global dance fest.
International Dance Festival to be held by FICCI FLO with World Heritage Week
In Ahmedabad during November 19 -20, an International Dance Festival organised by FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) in collaboration with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) and NGO will launch talent through a Dance Festival with participation from folk artistes from Punjab, Assam, Manipur, Karnataka and Gujarat states. It will coincide with the World Heritage Week celebrations that highlight the need to preserve diverse cultural heritages.