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Ethnic Lores will be Enlivened through Dance at The International Dance Festival Ethnic Lores will be Enlivened through Dance at The International Dance Festival

Ahmedabad will witness a one of its kind Folk Dance Event  on 19th and 20th of November, 2017. FICCI FLO, the women’s wing of the industry body, has decided to elevate the performing arts genre through the first edition of International Dance Festival commencing this World Heritage Week. The fervent group of women has mobilised approximately 30 dancers from Zimbabwe and Vietnam and 95 dancers from six states of India including Gujarat, Manipur, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Assam and Punjab for performance. The event will kick off with a dance parade scheduled during the sunrise of November 19, 2017, where flamboyantly attired artists will be showcasing their stage skills on the streets of CG Road in Ahmedabad. The ticketed two days event is a fundraising activity for FICCI’s philanthropic body,  WEV, where women from the underprivileged sector are trained with skills that can assist them in becoming self-employed. The idea of ‘Vasudeva Kutumbkam’ (entire world is my family) struck me  when Kalpesh Dalal from Avani Foundation explained us about the ethnic similarities behind the dance forms of Zimbabwe and India, “Zimbabweans perform a harvest dance called Mbakumba, ...

Ahmedabad has a lot happening during the Heritage Week Celebration Ahmedabad has a lot happening during the Heritage Week Celebration

The city became a hot topic of conversations after the UNESCO declared Ahmedabad as India’s foremost World Heritage City on July 8, 2017. The cultural and heritage aspects of the city gained prominence after the announcement. Whether it’s conserving the ASI sites or reserving the intangible assets of the city, the labeling of Heritage City assisted authorities as well as civilians to become more empathetic towards their tradition. The celebration of World Heritage Week (Nov 19 – Nov 25) in Ahmedabad is a prominent example of how the cultural entrepreneurs have buckled up to help civilians realise the importance of the heirloom legacy. We took an opportunity on this auspicious heritage instance to talk with few of Ahmedabad’s culture & heritage reformers on how they are celebrating the World Heritage Week. Pavani Bakeri Agarwal is an independent entrepreneur heading a real estate firm in the city and currently the chairperson at the Ahmedabad chapter of FICCI Ladies Organization. She has decided to do her bit for the citizens of Ahmedabad by organising an event in the performing arts domain. “This heritage week I wanted the citizens of Ahmedabad to glance tra...

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Folk will take Centre Stage at the International Dance Festival in Ahmedabad

FICCI Ladies Organization (FLO) in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Avanti Foundation has buckled up to give the Amdavadis a musical commemoration during this year’s World Heritage Week. The women of FLO have organized International Dance Festival, a fundraiser festivity on November 19 and 20, 2017 at Shreyas Foundation, where m...

Water Festival and Sufi Night Revisit Ahmedabad

India’s first World Heritage City will be celebrating the World Heritage Week with the 8th annual Crraft of Art Heritage Festival. The festival shall bring together celebrated artists from Hindustani classical music as well as folk and world music genre from across the world to Ahmedabad. Breaking away from the known venue, this season, the festival is goin...

Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #23
Things To Do In Charlotte NC : Charlotte Art Weekly #23

The Charlotte Art Weekly’s 23rd Edition is here With Chuck Brown and Some Startingly Enriching Events Hardly a week left for Thanksgiving and here we are already thanking you for showing enormous love towards your city. Our increasing number of subscribers...

A Confluence of East and West at the Textile Design Showcase at Conflictorium

An array of creative textiles has been sequenced at the Indian Street textile exhibition which will be stationed at Conflictorium from November 11, 2017, to November 26, 2017. Curated by Katy West, a designer and lecturer hailing from the Glasgow School of Art, the exhibition is a confluence of designers, artists and artisans to create a new design paradigm of...

Veteran Dramatist Nimesh Desai Rests in Peace Now

Veteran theatre personality, who invested around four decades of his lifetime uplifting the Gujarati drama industry by his immense contribution of more than 104 profound plays, has left for the heavenly abode on the wee hours of tuesday morning, November 14, 2017. A product of FTII, Pune, even in his sexagenarian years, Desai, in 2016, returned to the Gujarati...


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