The Bhramara Festival of Dance, a two-day gala to be held here in January 2019, aims to introduce young people to traditional Indian classical dance forms in a way that is relevant to the young and modern audience.

In its inaugural year, the festival is held with the aim of rediscovering and reinventing classical Indian art forms, especially for the untrained eye.

The festival will feature performances by young and dynamic artists from all over India and abroad, as well as additional attraction in the form of an open-air organic pop-up cafe as well as folk arts performances. and martial arts. The theme of the inaugural edition is “Enchanting Epics”.

No performance will last longer than 30 minutes.

Among the best prints of the festival, there would be “Leela” by Arushi Mudgal and his troupe. In ‘Leela’ she tells the stories of Krishna’s childhood as well as the Ramayana in a folk music style combined with Odissi.

Another compelling performance will be Sanjeevani by eight-time nationally-awarded Bharatnatyam artist Parshwanath Upadhaye. It tells the story of Hanuman’s childhood.

The festival will also attend the India premiere of the Kathak dance drama “Son of the Wind” by the Leela Dance Collective, which features renowned dancers from California and India.

AGF, JSW, Jindal SAW and Showhouse will present the first edition from January 19 to 20 at the Royal Opera House in Mumbai. This festival is initiated by Tripti Arya, originally from Delhi and trained by Raja and Radha Reddy. Now a resident of Mumbai and administrator of the Arya Group Foundation, she is currently being trained by guru Ramchandra Murthy in Kuchipudi.