Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014: Must See Dance Performances This Year

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Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is the best time to witness India’s varied art forms right here in Mumbai. Here are some of the not-to-be-missed dance performances at the festival this year.

Dance Performances
Venue
: Cross Maidan

Yudh : Three Perspectives and One Truth : A performance by Bharata Natyam exponent Savitha Sastry.
When : Saturday; Feb 1st; 7:50-8:50pm

Performance by Terence Lewis’ Contemporary Dance Company
When : Saturday, Feb 1st; 9:00-9:30pm

Nalacharitham : A performance by veteran Kalamandalam Shri Balasubramanian.
When : Monday, Feb 3rd, 8:15-9:00pm

Hip Hop Performance : By Fictitious Group
When : Monday, Feb 3rd, 9:15-9:35pm

Wonkot : A contemporary dance theater piece based on the parable ‘Elephant in a Dark Room’ by Rumi.
When : Tuesday, Feb 4th, 7:30-8:00pm

Kathak performance : By Padmashree winner Shovana Narayan
When : Tuesday, Feb 4th, 9:00-10:00pm

Nritya Samagamam : A performance by Sangeet Natak Academy awardees Aruna Mohanty (Odissi) and Deepti Omchery Bhalla (Mohini Attam).
When : Thursday, Feb 6th, 7:45-8:30pm

Momentum : A contemporary dance choreographed by Richard D’Costa of The Richard’s Academy of Dance and Arts.
When : Saturday, Feb 8th; 6:10-6:40pm

Kineaesthetics in Odissi : A unique performance by Guru Jhelum Paranjape and her disciple Ankur Ballal.
When : Saturday, Feb 8th; 7:30-8:00pm

Pung Cholom : Maha Raas and other group performances involving dance, acrobatics and skillful coordination, by artistes of Manipuri Jagoi Marup.
When : Saturday, Feb 8th; 8:50-10:00pm

A Contemporary Fusion : Performance by Colleana Shakta, featuring Arabic, Persian and Mughal elements.
When ; Sunday, Feb 9th; 6:40-6:55pm

Sampradayam : By Mallika Sarabhai
When : Sunday, Feb 9th; 7:00-8:00pm

Also Check Out:

Dance Workshop exploring In the transition of the dance from the temple to the stage has the art lost out to the artist? A workshop by veterans Aruna Mohanty (Odissi) and Deepti Omchery Bhalla (Mohini Attam)
When : Friday, Feb 7th; 11:30am-1:00pm
Where : Artist’s Centre

The Art of Flamenco: A lecture and demonstration featuring international dancers.
When : Sunday, Feb 9th; 3:00-5:00pm
Where : ICIA Gallery

Performances of the Kachhi Ghodi folk dance from Rajasthan performed by men in elaborate mirror-work costumes mounted on dummy horses.
When : Jan 1st-9th; 5:00-9:00pm
Where : Rampart Row Street Festival

Enjoy food as much as dance? Check out fun foodie workshops at the Kalaghoda Arts festival this year. Find not-to-be-missed theatre performances at KGAF 2014 here. For highlights of the dance, music and other cultural events at Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2014 check out our post here.

If you enjoy festivals, you might also enjoy reading our latest travel post on Ragasthan.

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