6th Pragjyoti International Dance Festival

Kalpa, a society for promotion of literature, art, culture and social harmony was hold the sixth Pragjyoti International Dance Festival (PIDF). Conceptualized to exhibit the wide range of India’s classical dance forms on one platform and to celebrate the rich heritage of Assam, the six-day classical dance extravaganza was held in Guwahati, Kaziranga and Sivasagar from February 15 to 20.
The event is an annual feature by Kalpa Society held in association with the Sivasagar district administration, Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Assam Tourism Development Corporation, Directorate of Cultural Affairs, and the Sub-Divisional Office, Bokakhat.
The festival pays tribute to the contribution of the 600-year-old Ahom rule towards the society and culture of Assam and hosted in the cultural site of Siva Dol, Sivasagar.
Kalpa introduced PIDF as a ‘Dance Festival’ exploring the heritage sites of Assam, inviting renowned young exponents from Poland, Russia, Italy and various parts of India, representing classical dance forms like Kuchipudi, Kathak, Mohiniattam, Manipuri, Bharatanatyam, Odissi and Sattriya.

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One response to “6th Pragjyoti International Dance Festival

  1. I once took a seminar on Kathak. They wrapped cords with bells around their legs and stomped the floor with their heels. It was actually very challenging. The movements are very controlled and the bells heavy. Wish I’d been there!

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