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 at the Dance section being held at Cross Maidan, 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, Malout, Ahmedabad, Surat, Pune, Delhi, Ghaziabad, Kolkata, Bangalore, Germany, United Kingdom, America and ofcourse Amchi Mumbai. The dance programmes will include performances by senior artistes, established artistes and the upcoming youth artistes.
Winner of Dance India Dance and Dance Plus judge, Shakti Mohan’s troupe Nritya Shakti will present Contemporary and Jazz, Danseuse and Television Actress Kamalika Guhathakurta and Srijon will perform Rabindra Nritya, Actress and Bharatanatyam exponent Rukmini Vijayakumar will delight the audience with her Bharatanatyam recital, renowned Kathak exponent and disciple of Pt Birju Maharaj – Saswati Sen and Kalashram will engage the audience with a Kathak recital while Maharashtra’s spirit will be reflected by Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali performing a creative dance adaptation of an excerpt of Geet Ramayan : 20 characters of Ramayan in celebration of 20 years of the Kalaghoda Arts Festival.
Other notable artistes are :
Padmashri Sunayana Hazarilal & Natawari, Vanashree Rao & Rasa United, Shubhada Varadkar, Ranjana Phadke, Indian Revival Group – Yug Sunder-Papiha Desai, Vaishali Trivedi, Aditi Bhagwat, Kala Sadan & Nandini Ganesan.
Dance Section Dates : Feb 2,5,6,7,9,10 at the Cross Maidan, Churchgate.
Acknowledgements : Dr. Tushar Guha – Nrityanjali, Dance Gurus, Dancers, Musicians and Troupe Managers