New Delhi, 19th Feb: Classical Indian dance returns to its roots to the temples where it was conceptualised, defined and immortalised in stone. The exquisite centuries old temples of Khajuraho serve as the idyllic backdrop to an art genre with an equally impressive pedigree. As dusk gives way to the nights darkness, lamps bathe the temples in a surreal golden glow creating the perfect ambience for the past to juxtapose with the present.
The mellifluous strains of the flute and the tanpura set the mood; the mridangam and the tabla beat out the rhythms echoed by the ghungroo of the dancer and time stops. Khajuraho Festival of Dances 2015 will be aired live on DD Bharati from 20th to 26thFebruary 2015 at 07 pm to 11 pm, followed by repeat telecasts next day at 03 am and 11 am.
Khajuraho Festival of Dances is celebrated at a time when the hardness of winter begins to fade and the king of all seasons, spring, takes over. The most colourful and brilliant classical dance forms of India with their roots in the ling and rich cultural traditions across the country, offer a feast for the eyes during a weeklong extravaganza.Watching these performances reveal the age-old trends, traits and nuances that are firmly established in dance in various regions of India. In ‘Khajuraho 2015’ we will present a bouquet of the very best of Indian dances for you.
Where the hand goes, there the eyes should follow
Where the eyes are, the mind should follow
Where the mind is, there the expression should be brought out
Where the expression is, there the rasa or flavour will be experienced by the audience.
– Lines from Natya Krama