The vibrant 6 day celebration at the dance section, signifies Sphoorti in keeping with KGAF turning Twenty. The twenties signify youthfulness, desire to explore, desire to fulfill dreams. The energy of the twenties is in keeping with the kinesthetic energy of dance. KalaGhoda 20 has been about five elements : Desire, Determination, Excitement, Energy, Passion. The flavour of youthfulness is the flavour of the Dance section this year. The various dance performances will express this Sphoorti, limitless energy and create an infectious environment to Sit back and Let Loose.
The evenings will juxtapose India’s rich traditional dance forms with the popular dances – both being performed and enjoyed by the youth of today at large.
People from various parts of India and the World will be coming together to perform at the 20th year of the Festival : Gondal, Malaut, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Germany, United Kingdom, America and ofcourse Amchi Mumbai.
Winner of Dance India Dance and Dance Plus judge, Shakti Mohan’s troupe Nritya Shakti will present Contemporary and Jazz, Hindi Television and Marathi Film Actress Manasi Salvi will perform Bharatanatyam, renowned danseuse and disciple of Pt Birju Maharaj – Smt Saswati Sen will present Kathak recital Kathak Yatra with her troupe and Maharashtra’s spirit will be reflected by Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali performing a creative and folk style dance adaptation of an excerpt of Geet Ramayan : 20 characters of Ramayan in celebration of Kalaghoda Arts Festival 20.
Acknowledgements : Dr. Tushar Guha – Nrityanjali, Dance Gurus, Dancers, Musicians and Troupe Managers