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Festival of Dance Drama

 

Also known as Summer Ballet Festival, this annual event is designed to show case the dance drama and choreographic productions from the repertoire of the Kendra’s repertory company. Every year in the month of May, a selection of five to six productions are presented in the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi which normally includes a new work, one or two revivals from the repertory’s bag full of old classics and a few from the list of live productions.

 

The festival helps maintain and develop Kendra’s distinct and unique style of dance drama, upgrade the existing productions, try and introduce new technologies, train and hone new talents and create new audiences for the tradition.

 

This annual festival has been regularly held for the last two decades and has been very successful in bringing alive on stage the grandeur of Indian epics, mythology and historical stories.

Updates
The prestigious SUMITRA CHARAT RAM AWARD for Lifetime Achievement for 2017 will be presented to the eminent Hindustani vocalist Smt Girija Devi (posthumously) on 17 November 2017 in Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. The Award was decided by the Governing Council of the Kendra in the month of August and was accepted by Girija Devi ji. Due to her sad demise meanwhile on October 24, the award will be received by her daughter Dr Sudha Datta (Munni ji). The Award will be presented by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon'ble Minister of State(I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India at a special function on 17 November at 6.45 pm. The presentation ceremony will be followed by a musical tribute by disciples of the late Smt Girija Devi. All are welcome.

 

The prestigious SUMITRA CHARAT RAM AWARD for Lifetime Achievement for 2017 will be presented to the eminent Hindustani vocalist Smt Girija Devi (posthumously) on 17 November 2017 in Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi. The Award was decided by the Governing Council of the Kendra in the month of August and was accepted by Girija Devi ji. Due to her sad demise meanwhile on October 24, the award will be received by her daughter Dr Sudha Datta (Munni ji). The Award will be presented by Shri Hardeep Singh Puri, Hon'ble Minister of State(I/C), Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India at a special function on 17 November at 6.45 pm. The presentation ceremony will be followed by a musical tribute by disciples of the late Smt Girija Devi. All are welcome.