BANGALORE: The Centre for Performing Arts and Institute of Dance Therapy which incorporates all forms of dance will be organising World Dance Day from April 29 to May 3 at Ravindra Kalakshetra.
The five-day event will witness folk dancers from all over the country including West Bengal, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and other cities coming come together to perform their traditional dances.
On the eve of the celebration of Dance Day, Shristi National Achievement Award for Dance will be awarding Padmavibushan.
B Jayashree, a Rajya Sabha member and theatre personality would be present to inaugurate the World Dance Day accompanied by Veerappa Moily, Union Minister for Corporate Affairs, A R Infant, DG and IGP, Karnataka State and Basavaraj, Secretary, Kannada and Culture Department.
Over 50 troupes consisting of 200 dancers from all over India will be performing on this day.
‘Dhamar Kolkata’ showcasing Ravindra Nrithya and Kalai Khoodam, will be followed by a wide range of dance forms. Atula, a nine-year-old prodigy will also add to the attraction, who will be presenting Kuchipudi. What one should not miss is the ‘Bhuddha Dance Feature’ by Dr A V Satyanarayan, who will be presenting a one-man play by himself enacting the role of ten important character out of the 72 characters of Buddha; his own choreographic work on the May 2 at Ravindra Kalakshetra.
“We also make artists play film songs,” said Dr A V Satyanarayan, director of Shristi.
“These programmes also provide for an interactive session between the common man and the artists after the programme,” he added.
There is no entry free and is open for all age groups.