first_imgNatya Vriksha, its president dancer Geeta Chandran and the India International Centre, New Delhi have been celebrating the World Dance Day for last 15 years by conducting activities (such as talks, lectures, discussion, film screening, workshops and performances by young exceptionally talented dancers) related to dance.This year marks the 15th year of this collaboration. Like every year, very interesting programs are lined up for April 27 and 28, at the India International Centre. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfThe mornings would feature workshops by Santosh Nair, followed by a workshop on ‘Rythm’ the following day by young percussionist, Manohar Balatchandirane. One of the very interesting feature of this year’s World Dance Day program is a lecture by Amb Pavan K Varma on the topic ‘The glorious legacy of Indian Culture: Challenges and Opportunities.’ Also, there will be a presentation by senior dancer and dance teacher from Baroda, Rema Srikanth on her personal journey. This will be followed by beautiful dance recitals by young and talented dancers from different parts of India. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveSpeaking about the event, Geeta Chandran says, “This is the 15th year that I am curating World Dance Day events with the India International Centre.” The dancer says that each year she tries to change the format of the observance; sometimes it is lectures, other times it is films, discussions, seminars, workshops, demonstrations. According to her, the fluidity of the festival is its strength and its resilience. And, this year, the festival is bigger and more exciting.last_img

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