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

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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 more than 136 dancers and 7 troops will be invited from locations as diverse as Russia, Mexico and Columbia. Alongside traditional folk dances of Indian states like Punjab, Assam, Manipur, Karnataka and Gujarat will also be performed by native artists.. According to the visionary Chairperson of FLO Ahmedabad Chapter, Pavani Bakeri Agarwal, “Through the International Dance Festival we want to propagate the word of folk dance like what Saptak has achieved for the genre of Indian classical music.”

The festival will also have a special street performance at one of the heritage sites of Ahmedabad on November 19 morning. Shilpa Patel and Bindu Thakar, Convener of this performing arts gala explains the deeper purpose, “Such an event will help the citizens to get connected with multiple traditions and take a firsthand experience on the global diversity of performing arts. Being citizens of India’s first World Heritage City, it is our responsibility to expose people to multiculturalism.”

This promises to be an interesting event to look forward too.

Image Courtesy : Organiser

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