Festivals – Contacts

Dear Readers,

This page is dedicated to informing you all about various dance festivals that happen across India. I shall update information as and when I get it. Please keep checking for updates. I shall try to suggest a time frame to apply for the festivals and the requirements. If any of you have any information, kindly share.

 

Natyaanjali Festival

For Natyaanjali Festival one has to apply atleast 6 months before (especially Chidambaram and Thanjavur) i.e. sometime during Sept-Oct, with resume, pics. Recommended- cd/dvd of performance, paper clippings written about you, letter from guru etc. Festival is usually in Feb-Mar every year.

Chidambaram:   04144-222732.  Contact :, Live Music orchestra mandatory, accomodation and food provided, other facilities at request and payment.

Thanjavur : Contact Mr.S.Muthukumar
Secretary
Brahan Natyanjali Foundation
ahan Natyanjali Foundation, 098424-55765, 94865 76691
04362 – 291569, E-mail : brahannatyanjali2007@rediffmail.combnfoundation@rediffmail.com t

Time duration of performance- Roughly 15-20minutes.

Live Music orchestra mandatory, accomodation and food provided, other facilities at request and payment.

 Kumbakonam: Contact Mr. Sri. K.N. Rajagopalan 9940828863,0435 -2442396,E-mail- natyanjalikmu@yahoo.co.in

Time duration of performance- Roughly 15-20minutes.

Can use Cds recordings, accomodation and food provided, other facilities at request and payment.

Thirunallar & Nagapattanam : Contact Kannan at kannanveena@hotmail.com

Time duration of performance- Roughly 30 minutes at each temple.

Can use Cds recordings, accomodation and food provided, other facilities at request and payment.

Ekmara Festival Orissa

 One has to apply atleast 6 months before with resume, pics. Recommended- cd/dvd of performance, paper clippings written about you, letter from guru etc.

Contact : Shyam Hari Chakra at shyamhari@yahoo.com

This festival happens around May, travel expenses are refunded, compensation is given to dancers.

APPLICATION FOR RUKMINI DEVI ARUNDALE DANCE FESTIVAL 2010(APRIL 3& 4TH)
DEAD LINE FOR THE APPLICATION IS 31ST AUG 2009.
 

If you want to apply you can send your complete application with your bio data along with CD and press clippings of your recent works, good photo graphs (4-6) in an another CD. Classical, Contemporary & Folk dance are considered. We do get quite a few CDs and the committee are only likely to see for maximum 10 min works.Then successful individual artist & group are contacted by the programme co-ordinator.Unfortunately we can’t return anything and unsuccessful groups/individual don’t even get a reply. (sorry). Dear artiste, we have a slot in the festival for a solo, duet or a group classical and contemporary performance of 20 & 30 minutes including the announcements for which we are paying a small token of Rs. 2000 for the solo, duet and Rs. 3000 for the group. If you are interested then please inform us as quickly as possible so that suitable arrangements can be made on time.

N.B.-All participants (out station) will arrange their journey (to & fro) & accommodation (in kolkata) by their own

Mr Gaurab Roy & Ms Madhuri Sarkar (Coordinators)
Phone: /09742841032/ 0091-98305 66067/0091-098317 12711
send at
GARIA AJANTA KALA SANGAM
C/O MR SIDDHARTHA CHATTERJEE
1804 Garia place,Devradha apartment,ground floor,block 1
kolkata700084
westbengal
india
ajantakalasangam@ymail.com
saarbaniajanta@gmail.com

(*above information is from www.narthaki.com)

Madhuja centre for performing arts presents kathak festival after every 4 months.Interested kathak gurus(lucknow gharana) can apply with solo dance cd(30 mins )and cv to the committee.We r also planning to hold workshops along with performances.WE r providing with free train fare(slp-class),food and lodging,token of the festival along with 2 accompanists.Seperate renumeration for workshops.Interested kathak gurus (lucknow gharana) can apply at the following address-
Dilip Ghosh
Deepanjali Appartment,1st floor
Flat No 1F,39,Baguihati
First Lane,kolkata-700028
Keep contact with Suparna Basu via mail(suparnabasu0@gmail.com) (*thru www.narthaki.com)

Mohini Festival

Mohini Festival 2009, a five day cultural feast featuring workshops, lecture demonstrations and performances on Mohiniyattam and Odissi will be held from 8th April to 12th April 2009 at Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan. The festival is jointly organised by Vyloppilli Samskrithi Bhavan – Govt of Kerala, Sangeet Natak Akademi – Govt. of India and Natyaveda Centre for Performing Arts.

contact 9447470783 (secretary), 9947138204 (director) or 9605604300 (convener) or mail at natyaveda@aol.in 

(*above information is from www.bharatamonline.com )

 KONARK FESTIVAL

Konark Dance and Music Festival, a mega carnival of Music and Dance organised by Konark Natya Mandap is held every year between 19th and 21st February. Founded by Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, the festival attracts the best talents from the region to be showcased in the three day festival.

The Konar Dance and Music Festival invites artists to submit applications for their performances at the festival in February 2010 which would the silver jubilee of the festival and the grandeur is expected to be bigger than before.
The interested applicants may apply before 15th August 2009 with following documents for consideration for participation in International Konark Dance & Music Festival 2010.

1. Profile
2. Photographs
3. performance DVD/CD
4. Press clipping

The applications are to be sent to:  konarknatyamandap@yahoo.com
KONARK NATYA MANDAP
Arka Vihar, Konark – 752111,
Puri, Orissa, India
Mobile :+91 9437308022, 9937008022
Web: www.konarknatyamandap.org

Additonally, Contact : Mr. Shibu at shibu_culture@yahoo.com, konarknatyamandap@yahoo.com

mobile : 9437308022, 9937008022

One has to apply atleast 6 months before with resume, pics. Recommended- cd/dvd of performance, paper clippings written about you, letter from guru etc. This festival happens during Feb every year.

 KAL KE KALAKAAR

This is one of the oldest dance festivals in India. This festival gives out “Singar Mani” awards to deserving dancers.

Contact:

 

TRIDHARA NATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL, BHUBANESWAR

BHUBANESWAR-BASED TRIDHARA ODISSI DANCE INSTITUTE THAT HOSTS THE TRIDHARA ANNUAL NATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL AT RABINDRA MANDAP IN BHUBANESWAR ON JUNE 27, 28 & 29 THIS YEAR INVITES APPLICATIONS FROM ARTISTES AND INSTITUTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION IN THE FESTIVAL. CONTACT :tridhara.debadhara@gmail.com

VYSAKHI NRUTYOTSAV (Sept-Oct every year) Gives “NatyaSri” titles.

CONTACT: Vikram Goud at vikram_natyam@yahoo.com or 9848137445 with your photographs, resume and all the details by August.

NRI Sangeeth  Nrithyotsav – 2010”-NAATYA SARADHI Puraskars 

Nataraj Music & Dance Academy”(Member:International Dance Council,UNESCO) an esteemed organization found by the undersigned with a motto to serve the Indian Society through culture, imparts education to students in various areas (viz) Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Indian Folk, Indian Classical Music and instrumental Music since 10 years. The Academy is also known for organizing Dance festivals in various Indian Classical Dance forms involving eminent dancers from all over world to propagate the Indian ethos to.

 Now NMDA will be hosting “NRI Sangeeth  Nrithyotsav – 2010” on 22nd & 23rd in the month of December, 2010. We invite Applications from Eminent NRI &  FOREIGNER dancers & Musicians from all over the World . The Festival will be covered exhaustively by Print and Electronic media.

We offer NAATYA SARADHI / SAANGEETH SARADHI Puraskars along with decent Food, Accommodation and local transport only.

Time slot: 15 – 30 mts (Inclusive of announcements and Title presentation details)
Age group: 20yrs and above
Dance styles: Kuchipudi,Odissi, Kathakali, Bharathanatyam, Mohiniattam, Manipuri, Sattriya, Chhau, Kathak.
dates: 22nd & 230rdDecember, 2010.

Please send your applications with good photographs, Bio-data and video cd or youtube link .

Both live and recorded music allowed.

Last date for applications: 3rd, December 2010

Adress;

NATARAJ MUSIC & DANCE ACADEMY.Regd

In the service of Indian Arts & Culture

Member:Internationl Dance Council,UNESCO

#50-95-4/7,Seethammadara,Visakhapatnam-530013,AP.India

CellNo:098481 37445, Email: vikram _natyam@ Yahoo.com,

www.naatyam.net

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY PURASKARS-2011

INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY PURASKARS-2011

Nataraj Music and Dance Academy (Member: International Dance Council, UNESCO) is rendering lot of service to the field of Indian Dance and Music since 10 years.  Now, the academy intends to propagate Indian Classical Dance and Music among masses and spread the various art forms to grass-roots.           

So, in this connection the academy wishes to celebrate International Dance Day at Visakhapatnam on April 29, 2011. The Guru’s having 10 years experience in their respective classical dance fields and below 40 years of age shall be honoured with “International Dance Day Puruskar-2011” on the day of celebrations.

            The selected Gurus shall demonstrate to create awareness towards classical dance forms among masses at Visakhapatnam on the same day.

            The intending Gurus are requested to send their profiles on or before 30th March, 2011 to the address mentioned below.

            Note: The decision of the selection committee is final. The Organisation shall provide only Food & Accommodation for staying (dormitory).

Nataraj Music & Dance Academy

50-95-4/7.A.S.R.Nagar,

Seethammadhara

Visakhapatnam-530013,

Andhrapradesh,India.

Email : Vikram_natyam@yahoo.com,

www.naatym.net.

Cell no;098481 37445

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6 Responses to Festivals – Contacts

  1. K.GOWTHAMI says:

    I am K.GOWTHAM pursuing P,hd Bharatanatyam in Hyderabad Central University. i finished M.P.A (Master of Performing Arts, M,phil in Bharatanatyam, and i conducting classes i have institute KALANJALI INSTITUTE OF DANCE AND MUSIC in Hyderabad.

  2. VYSAHKI NRITHYOTSAV says:

    VYSAKHI NRITHYOTSAV
    ALL INDIA CLASSICAL DANCE FESTIVAL-2010

    About the Institute:
    Our, institution, Nataraj Music and Dance Academy (Member, World Dance Council, UNESCO.) represents the future for Dance and Drama in Visakhapatnam . The Academy is dedicated towards preserving and promoting India ’s Vibrant Classical dance forms such as Kuchupudi and Bharatnatyam. The academy also promotes Indian Classical Music& classical dance. The institution not only trains the students for Music, Dance and Drama, but also conducts mega events like Dance Festivals, Workshops, Seminars, Dance recitals by Various exponents in the various fields.

    About the Festival
    TEMPLE IN PROXIMITY TO BEACH (VlSAKHA BEACH) AND THE DEITY BEING VlSAKESWARA AND THE DENIZENS AT VlZAG (VlSAKHAPURI) USED TO REVER WITH LOT OF GAIETY AND IN A VISAKHA & VISAKHESWARA ARE INSEPARABLE AND GOT A VALATION. THERE USED IO BE A NON-PAREIL MANNER. DUE TO GEOGRAPHICAL CHANGES & AQUATIC EROSION – THE TEMPLE HAS BEEN INUNDATED. VlZAG IS DEVIVED FROM Vl SAKE! ESWARA IN IE RMS Ol NOOLOGY. DWELLING ON ANOTHER NON AMBIGUOUS FEATURE-VERY NEAR TO VlZAG RAIL S 1AITON ALSO, THE DURGAMA IS PERFECTLY KNOWN AS VlSAKHI-MA BY THE LOCALS WITH AN UNDULATORY FEEL AND FERVOUR THIS WORD VAISAKHI IS ALSO A “PARONYM” AND SO CLOSE TO VlSAKHAPURI & VlSAKHl THE VAISAKHI DANCE FESTIVALS, AB-INTRA; IS WITH DEVOTION AND IN CONSONANCE OF VAISAKHESWARA (THE COSMOS). COPIOUS MUDRAS WITH PLENTITUDE. AB-ANTE, TO PROPAGATE INDIAN EBULLIENT ETHOS TO EVERY NOOK, NATARAJ MUSIC & DANCE ACADEMY IS STRIVING TO BRING VlSAKHA ON THE CANDID MAP WITH THE SUCCOR OF MANY ELITE – VIZAGITES. TO ELEVATE ALL LAUDATION IN DANCES. UNDER ONE ROOF SINCE 2007

    Previous Dance Festivals:
    The institution had conceived an Idea that National Dance festivals should also be a part of Visakhapatnam ’s culture and heritage. So, with this idea we have conducted successfully Vysakhi Nrityostsavs (All India Dance competition) 2008 and 2009. The great exponents like Padmashri Dharsana Javeri, (Manipuri), Padmashri Dr. Sobha Naidu (Kuchupudi). Smt. Manju Bhargavi (Kuchupudi), Guru Bichindranad Swain(Odissi), Guru Smt. Kshemavathi (Mohiniattam), Leena Malakar (kathak). Really, the festivals were highly successful and added glory to the cultural heritage of Visakhapatnam . The various Gurus were decorated and awarded with NATYASHRI title as a part of the festival celebrations.
    Present Festival
    This year also, NMDA is hosting the “Vysakhi Nrithyotsav – All India Classical Dance Festival – 2010” with 9 Indian classical dance forms from all over WORLD. ON 6th-10 sept,2010.
    Who participate in the Festival , We HONOUR with NATYASRI TITLE
    Kuchipudi ,Bharatanatyam,Chhau,Kathak,Kathakali,,Odissi,Manipuri,Sattriya,Mohini Attam,
    Last Date :21st July,2010.
    Email: vikram_natyam@yahoo.com.CELL NO. -098481 37445@ Bathina Vikram Goud.
    Adress;
    NATARAJ MUSIC & DANCE ACADEMY
    50-95-4/7,A.S.R.NAGAR
    SEEHAMMADHARA,VISAKHAPATNAM-530013,A.P.,INDIA

  3. Karthika Menon says:

    Hi,
    I am a young upcoming bharathanatyam dancer from bangalore. I would like to take part in these prestigious dance festivals and explore my journey in this divine art form. I have been learning Bharathanatyam since almost 19 years and have rendered many professional performances. I have also completed my arangetram and am a graded artist of Doordarshan (Chandana) bangalore.

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  5. Mrinalini Biswas says:

    Sir i want to take part in vyasakhi nrthyotsav 2013 ,,i hv already sent my profile to ur mail address,plzzzzz give me the suitable opportunity.I really need ur kind concern and eqally hopeful for ur positive response.

  6. Arun Sreenivasan says:

    Hello,
    I’m an Upcoming Exponent of Bharata Natyam based in Bangalore. I’d love to take part in these prestigious festivals and explore my knowledge in this world of divine art-form. I’ve won some notable accolades from across India. Also a graded artiste for 2 local channels and 1 National Television.

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