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

Performance by children of Concern India Foundation

5.30-5.35 at Cross Maidan

Celebrating the indomitable human spirit, a Concern India promises a lively performance.

A Mohini Attam presentation by Sunanda Nair and troupe.

5.45 pm - 6.30 pm at Cross Maidan

Sunanda Nair presents a melange of Nritta [ pure dance ] and Abhinaya [ exxpressive] pieces in theseries of solo and group pieces in the lyrical and beautiful Mohini Attam Dance style of Kerala.

Gurukul Chhau Dance Sangam, Delhi presents Parampara, an ensemble Mayurbhanj Chhau dance recital. Choreography: Janeme Joy Sai Babu and Rakesh Sai Babu.

7.10pm -8.10pm at Cross Maidan

Directed by Janme Joy Sai Babu, this ensemble presentation. Elements of folk, tribal, martial, traditional, classical art have been woven in to the grand mosaic that is Mayurbhanj Chhau.

Champloo Dance, Bristol, UK present White Caps, a Multimedia dance presentation

8.45 pm - 9.45 pm at Cross Maidan

Bristol based Champloo is one of UK’s leading B-Boying dance companies founded in 2007 by Wilkie Branson.Integrating lyrical film with explosive breakdance ,White Caps is a multimedia experience that follows the journey of two young men as they embark on an epic and gruelling personal adventure.
Created and performed by Branson and Daniel, White Caps is set to a soundtrack by the popular band Type Sun,  known for working with root tradition drums. In  collaboration with a variety of artists including Phil King, Eleanor Rusbridge and DJ Rouge they have create a unique score. 
Champloo are coming to India as part of British Council’s Impulse, a season of contemporary dance for UK to be held across India.

Aum Yash Kendra presents Catwalk, a Contempoaray Dance adaptation of a play by Ken Pickering.

6.45 pm -7.00 pm at Cross Maidan

An ensemble performance with aerial work explores the story of two cats fighting for territory.