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Description: Padmashri dancer Geeta Chandran celebrating World Dance Day. Each years, celebrations are planned differently, and this year to a heady mix awaits audiences. Natya Vriksh’a World Dance Day 2017 is in collaboration with Ministry of Culture and the India International Centre.

Schedule : DAY I : Saturday, April 29th, 2017 :

10am to 12noon :      Everyone Can Dance – Bharatanatyam workshop by Dancer Geeta Chandran (For all those who have not had any formal dance training; Age no bar!)

4pm :                          Dr. Kapila Vatsyayan will launch DANCE IN RETROSPECT Part II edited by Dr Sunil Kothari, followed by a dialogue with Dr. Kothari on his life and work.


6:30pm :                     Bharatanatyam by Aniruddha Knight (grandson of Balasaraswati)

7:45pm :                     Kathak by Gauri Diwakar

DAY II : Sunday, April 30th, 2017 :

10am to 12noon :      Chhau Workshop conducted by Guru Shashadhar Acharya (Open to dancers of all styles)

4pm :                          Health for Dance: Illustrated lecture by Dr. Sheela Nambiar


6:30pm :                     Manipuri by Nandita Devi

7:45pm :                     Vilasini Natyam by Purva Dhanasree

Entry: Free (Seating on First-Come First-Served Basis)

Date: 29th to 30th April 2017

Time: 10:00 AM to 6:30 PM

Venue: Main Building, India International Centre (IIC), 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi-110003