Kala ghoda Art Festival 2014


“While I dance I cannot judge, I cannot hate, I cannot separate myself from life.  I can only be joyful and whole. This is why I dance.”
-Hans Bos

They say dance is poetry in motion. It’s when thoughts and emotions break free from inhibitions, a dance performance is born. This year at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival delight yourself in the visual beauty of several classical and contemporary forms. Allow India's most celebrated dance groups to get you on your feet.
We will be hosting interesting workshops too.
Our thematic for the 2014 festival is 'GATI’. Watch over 35 dance groups interpret the theme in the dance form of their choice. We look forward to seeing you at our spectacular dance venue at Cross Maidan.

Acknowledgements: Srusti Jain, Sonali Thakker

Hari Bhakthi Parayan- Reaching out by the Varkaris Shikshan Samelan under the guidance of Ambarishi Patil Maharaj

5.30pm- 6.15pm at Cross Maidan


A heart-wrenching performance that seeks a heart to compliment and to mirror devotion defined by little warkari boys.


Dance Drama 'Saggy Baggy Elephant' by disciples of Guru Daksha Mashruwala (Kaishiki Dance Academy)

6.30pm- 6.45pm at Cross Maidan


Choreographed by Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, it potrays the story of the clumsy elephant who is isolated and lonely but realizes his attributes on meeting other elephants. Nature is beautifully explored in the dance format of the exquisite style of Odissi.


'Samagati' - A reaching out in Odissi by Ms Swapnokalpa Dasgupta (Odissi) & in Sattriya by Ms Prateesha Suresh endorsing the one Truth of all in Providence and Providence in all

7pm- 7.45pm at Cross Maidan


Two diverse styles through diverse roads of awareness, seek sharanagati in the one Truth of Providence.


Sri Rama Nataka Niketan Secunderabad presents A Bharathnatyam Recital by the disciples of Guru Sri V S Ramamoorthy & Guru Smt Manjula Ramaswamy

8pm- 9pm at Cross Maidan


Sri Rama Nataka Niketan (Secunderabad) presents a unique Bharata Natyam Recital  by disciples of Guru V.S. Ramamoorthy & Guru Smt Manjula Ramaswamy with the dancers  dancing  on Inverted Mud Pots with 3 small brass pots on their head and lit candles on their two hands & head and  reaching out with 'Deepa Tarangini'.


Tarantismo Creative Dance Company

9.15pm- 10pm at Cross Maidan


'Believe' is a dance theatre production by the Tarantismo Creative Dance Company, Bangalore, directed by Arati Punwani Sunawala, the aim of which is to keep the audience enthralled and guessing. Based on various belief systems of India, 'Believe' is a heady mix of contemporary dance, belly dance, kathak, jazz, hip hop and martial arts, interlaced together with the theme that binds them all.