Friday, December 10, 2010

Delhi International Arts Festival 2010

Delhi International Arts Festival 2010
Delhi International Arts Festival is positioned as India's 'Signature Festival' and efforts are on to place it on the international cultural map so that it attracts artistes, writers, connoisseurs and tourists from all over the world and serves as a significant platform for cultural diplomacy. Cutting across geographical barriers and looking beyond cultural stereotypes, Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF) is a rare bouquet of all forms of art including literature that unifies the globe into one aesthetic. The festival is not just the capital's but the entire nation's first such arts initiative.

DIAF 2010 has stars of Indian Music and dance like Pt. Bhajan Sopori, Gundecha brothers, Pt. Madhup Mudgal, Kamal Sabri ,Priya sisters, Swapna Sundari, Madhavi Mudgal, Bijayoni Satpathy, Prathibha Prahlad's Prasiddha Repertory, Kathak Kendra Repertory,Nartaki Natraj and several others. In addition are well-known musicians Suma Sudhindra, Sudha Raghuraman and Mita Pandit, Kumud Dewan and others.

Extraordinary young artistes like Pushkar Lele, Pravin Ghokindi, Rajat Prasanna and others as well as talented and creatively different productions from well-known young choreographers like Santosh Nair, Madhu Natraj, Vikram Iyengar, Sudarshan Chakraborty, Satanarayana Raju, Parul Shah, Sangeeta Sharma will be showcased in the Choreography segment.

The biggest draws of the Festival - star sufi artistes like Jaspinder Narula, Mohammed Ahmed Warsi Qawwals, Nizami brothers, Bharkat Sidhu, dervish dancers from Egypt are all there to excite the audience.

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