Khajuraho Dance Festival - 2009

Khajuraho Dance Festival

Feb 25, 2009 thru Mar 03, 2009 Organized by Department Of Culture, Government Of Madhya Pradesh in Association with Ustad Alaudddin Khan Sangeet & Kala Akademi Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad Bhopal, every year from 25th February to 3rd March, Khajuraho Dance Festival takes place at the open-air auditorium in front of the Chitragupta Temple dedicated to the Sun God and the Vishwanatha Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. They are situated in the Western Group of Temples, which is the largest, well maintained and most easily accessible temple group of Khajuraho. Started regularly since 2002, this weeklong festival has already become legendary with its outlandish classical dance performances presented in a dreamlike setting of splendidly illuminated temples. Khajuraho temples present sculptures depicting various skills and arts of courtly love including dance and music in stone and what venue can be more befitting to hold the cultural festival highlighting the various classical dances of India!

Feb 25, 2009

Gajendra Panda - Odissi Group
Malvika Mitra - Kathak Solo

Feb 26, 2009

Geeta Chandran - Bharatnatyam Solo
Darshana Jhaveri - Manipuri Group

Feb 27, 2009

Vijaylaxmi Shivaji - Mohiniattam Solo
Vasanti Vaishnav - Kathak Solo

Feb 28, 2009

Group Dance Performance:
Manipuri Pungcholam - Joy Singh Group
Satriya - K.D. Goswami Group
Purulia Chhau - Chinidas Mohato Group

Mar 01, 2009

Maneesha Sathe - Kathak Solo
C.V. Chandrashekhar - Bharatnatyam Solo

Mar 02, 2009

Kalamandalam N.R. Gramprakash - Kathkali Group
Kiran Sehgal - Odissi Group
Ishira & Moulik Shah - Kathak Duet

Mar 03, 2009

Vaijayanti Kashi - Kuchipudi Solo
Rajendra Gangani - Kathak Group

Dance program/schedule is subject to change without prior notice or information