Kala ghoda Art Festival 2013


Traditions and Transitions

"Life is like dancing. If we have a big floor, many people will dance. Some will get angry when the rhythm changes. But life is changing all the time" - Miguel Angel Ruiz

They say dance is poetry in motion. Its 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.

Our thematic for the 2013 festival is 'TRADITIONS AND TRANSITIONS'.  We look forward to seeing you at our dance venue at Cross Maidan.

All programs listed on this website were correct at the time of publishing and are subject to change

Talking Feet by the children of The Salaam Bombay Foundation Kathak Academy, choreographed by Anjalie Gupta

6.15pm -6.45 pm at Cross Maidan

Under the tutelage of Guru Anjalie Gupta, young performers of Salaam Bombay play with rhythms in an Ensemble Kathak presentation

Twins Dance Art Studios present Stitching Life, a Contemporary dance presentation

7.00 pm - 7.15pm at Cross Maidan

We stitch clothes to make something from nothing, to lengthen or shorten or mend. Similarly in life we stitch and unstitch. We all have a thread attached to us with which we either weave our way into life or get entangled. But sometimes in certain life situations we entangle so strongly that it becomes very hard to untangle. The further you run the knots become tighter ... A riveting duet by the fabulous twins, Shraddha Doshi and Sweta Doshi.

Nandanik Manipuri Dance Academy and Malashree present Purbayan, a confluence of Manipuri and Odissi dance forms. Choreography: Poushali Chatterjee and Arpita Venkatesh

7.30 pm -8.30 pm at Cross Maidan

Purbayan is based on compositions of Guru Bipin Singh, Ojha Babu Singh and Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra rechoreographed by Poushali Chatterjee & Arpita Venkatesh in a series of presentations including Mridang Manjira:  a jugalbandi between Pung Cholom drums played by Manipuri dancers and Manjiras played by the Odissi dancers.

Freak N Stylz presents a b-boying routine

8.40 pm -8.50 pm at Cross Maidan

Freak N Stylz bboying crew (India's 1st breaking crew),presents a dynamic bboying performance

Kishan Kala Manch present Folk dances of India choreographed by Gautam Pawar and Kiran Kakade

9.05 pm - 9.50 pm at Cross Maidan

The Kishen Kala Manch present lesser known folk dances like Karma [Bihar], Dani [Orissa], Mariamma [Tamil Nadu] and Yallamma-Jogwa [borders of Karnataka and Maharashtra]