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

Salaam Bombay Foundation Arts Academy

5.30pm - 6pm at Cross Maidan


An enthralling multi-genre performance of Ghoomar, Kathak on Bollywood taught by Guru Anjalie Gupta and Gurbani- One of the most soothing forms of singing, this piece will be performed by children from the Salaam Bombay Arts Academy.


A touch of Gujarat in Mumbai by noted choreographer Ms Bhavika Badarshahee

6.15pm- 6.45pm at Cross Maidan


Vibrant colors of Gujarat gather the spirit of the Raas in an exquisite wooing of aesthetics and kinetics.


Splitsole Dance Academy

7pm-7.30pm at Cross Maidan


SSDA, founded by Dhiraj Bakshi of Dance India Dance season 4 fame, pioneers in its ace style Jazz Funk which is an intricate combination of Jazz and Hip Hop. The performances of the evening will see elements of strong technique in Jazz, in depth musicality of hip hop and quirky contemporary movement through all its choreographies.


Two renown Sangeeth Natak Academy Awardees - Dr Aruna Mohanty (Odissi) and Dr Deepti Omchery Bhalla (Mohini Attam) present 'Nritya Samagamam'

7.45pm- 8.30pm at Cross Maidan


A unique creative production by renowned veterans Dr Deepti Omchery Bhalla and Dr Aruna Mohanty highlighting their respective dance styles and using it as a didactic medium to reach out to the audience.


Ritu-Gatim conceptualized by Lata Surendra

8.45pm- 9.45pm at Cross Maidan

Ritu-Gatim conceptualized by Lata Surendra. Performing Artistes - Sanjukta Wagh (Kathak), Kalashri Lata Surendra (Bharata Natyam), Daksha Mashruwala (Odissi),  Shubhada Varadkar (Odissi), Latasana Devi (Manipuri), Sailaja Desai (Kuchipudi), Suman Badami (Bharata Natyam), Sujatha Nair (Mohini Attam) - & Disciples of Smt Jayshri Nair - unfolds the orchestrated momentum of the seasons through the syntax of varying classical styles. The production brings to life not only the visual poetry of varying dance forms but also the visual imagery inherent in the kavya 'Ritusamhara' of Kalidasa.