Nishagandhi Dance & Music Festival set to bloom in Kerala!!

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Spreading the fragrance of art in God’s Own Country, the annual Nishagandhi Dance and Music Festival is set to enthrall the audience yet again.

Starting on 20th January 2016, the vibrant aura of divine music and dance will enrich the cool balmy air of Nishagandhi open air theatre in the Kanakakkunnu palace grounds on those nights. With performances by legends like Ustad Zakir Hussain, Anoushka Shankar, Hemal Melina and group and so on, the event is scheduled from 20th to 27th January 2016.

THIRUVANANATHAPURAM, JAN 23 (UNI):- Odissi dancer Arushi Mudgal performing at the ongoing Nishagandhi Dance and Music Festival, in Thiruvananathapuram on Thursday night. UNI PHOTO-4U
Odissi dancer Arushi Mudgal performing at the ongoing Nishagandhi Dance and Music Festival, in Thiruvananathapuram on Thursday night. UNI PHOTO-4U

You can surrender to the beauty and grandeur of Indian classical dance and music at the Nishagandhi Festival, to be held in the lush grounds of the Kanakakkunnu Palace in Thiruvananthapuram.

Here, India bares its art and soul in God’s own country – Nishagandhi Festival – begins on January 20th in Thiruvananthapuram till 27th January, 2016.

Mohini Attam

It is an opportunity to watch India’s cultural heritage come alive in one of India’s most spectacular settings to enjoy magical evenings of raga and rhythm as some of India’s finest artists including Anoushka Shankar, Ustad Zakir Hussain, Ileana Citaristi, T V Sankakranarayanan, Dr. Lalitha & Nandini and Hema Malini showcase the beauty and grandeur of Indian classical dance and music.

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JANUARY 20
6.30 PM
Inaugural Ceremony
SPECIAL CHOREOGRAPHY
7.30 PM
Classical Concert
Anoushka Shankar

JANUARY 21
6.30 PM

Carnatic Hindustani
Jugalbandhi
Sreeranjini Kodampally
& Gayatri asokan

8.00 PM
Kuchipudi
Vyjayanthi Kashi &
Prateeksha Kashi

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JANUARY 22
6.30 PM
Bharathanatyam – Smitha Madhav
8.00 PM

Carnatic Vocal
T.V. Sankaranarayanan

JANUARY 23
6.30 PM
Mohiniyattam – Parvathy Sreevallabhan
& Sandra Pisharody

7.30 PM
Instrumental Fusion – Dr. Lalitha & Nandini

JANUARY 24
6.30 PM
Kuchipudi – Arathy Sudhakaran
7.30 PM
Sattriya Dance Ramakrishna Talukdar & Krishnakshi kashyap

8.30 PM
Kathak – Marami Medhi & Megharanjini Medhi

JANUARY 25
6.30 PM
Mandolin – Pandit Sugato Bhaduri
8.00 PM

Odissi
Ileana Citaristi

JANUARY 26
7.00 PM
Dance – Hema Malini & Group

JANUARY 27
6.30 PM
Carnatic Vocal – Arjun B. Krishna

8.00 PM
Jugalbandhi – Ustad Zakir Hussain, Shashank Subramanyam & Rakesh Chaurasia

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So what are you thinking? pack your bags for God’s own country for truly divine experience.

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Information courtesy: Kerala Tourism

 

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