Tripura launches Kathak Yatra to revive classical dance form

March 12th, 2009 - 10:21 pm ICT by ANI  

By Pinaki Das Agartala, March 12 (ANI): Tripura is making an endeavor to revive Indian classical dance through various festivals in a big way.
Recently, a three-day classical dance festival Kathak Yatra was organised at Nazrul Kalakhetra in Agartala. It witnessed enthusiast participation of local artistes from the region.
Kathak Yatra turned out to be a great entertainment and visual treat for classical dance lovers in the State. It featured Kathak artists from the region and across the country who depicted gods in various dancing postures while performing the characters of mythological stories.
The festival provided a platform to the aspiring artistes to showcase their talent.
Music is one medium that can brings peace. If one has interest in music, such programmes and festivals can be organized. This way peace will be restored, said Bipul Das, a Kathak dancer from Assam.
Our aim is to popularize the art form and propagate. This is only a Kathak Kendra. We have to perform to get the interest of the audiences. And here weve also involve the local artists as well, said Gitanjali Lal, the organizer.
Sponsored by the Sangeet Natak Academy’’s constituent body Kathak Kendra and Tripura Cultural affairs department attracted a large number of people. Such initiatives, which are rare in the region, have put a new thought and given new life to the classical art forms. (ANI)

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