Art festival in Pakistan
The silver jubilee of the International
festival of Arts was celebrated in Pakistan, hosted at Lahore from November
13th to 23rd 2008.
Many countries had participated &
the festival showcased artists from various countries presenting music,
dance, puppetry, theatre & films.
Purva School of Bharatanatyam represented
Classical Indian dance forms. It was indeed a hugh gathering & there
were exchanges of creative ideas in true sense - 3rd visit by Purva School
[2005, 2006 & 2008].
Purva School of Bharatanatyam's
7 member team of artists performed for 3 days in Lahore under the guidance
& choreography of Guru Shri Sharad Pandya. Manasi Pandya had been invited
to present Odissi solo presentations for 2 days of the 10 day festival.
Odissi & Bharatanatyam workshops
were also conducted & the young boys & girls of Pakistan took part
in the workshops.
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Konark Dance and Music Festival
February 19 - 21, 2008 Konark, Orissa
Press note released by Ministry
of Home Affairs, Government of India.