Dance at the Purana Qila!

For all you lovers of heritage out there, how would you love to be served with a delectable combination of dance, history, and ruins? I, for one, find it fascinating. The beautiful annual show Ananya  is back again in Delhi to celebrate Indian Classical Dance against the backdrop of the magnificent Purana Qila (Old Fort) walls. If these words don’t convince you, the pictures below undoubtedly will. These are from the extremely graceful Mohiniattam performance at the show yesterday. And now that only 2 more days remain for the festival to close, and tomorrow being a weekend, make your plans quick! Entry is free and the show is gaining in popularity every year, so be prepared to reach early on if you want a seat. I will be there to watch the Maitrayee Group’s rendition integrating classical dance Kathak with folk dance Chhau.  Doesn’t that sound promising?

For more information, visit the Seher website here and the programme details here.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. Oh you can’t believe how jealous I am reading this. I wish I could be there enjoying all that culture and art. 😀

    1. wanderfool says:

      Yes Ken, this was indeed a treat for the eyes! Have you seen any cultural programs back in Bangladesh? I am sure there would be some similarities…

      1. Oh yes – lots! There are similarities but still, every culture has it’s special moments and I revel in them all 🙂

  2. twobitwo says:

    oh, love those beautiful costume!

    1. wanderfool says:

      Yes, do check out the new ones on facebook…the Kathak dancers had amazing dresses!

  3. awesome awesome awesome in all awesome-ness 🙂

    1. wanderfool says:

      Ahh, so sorry I missed this comment! Thanks a lot for the appreciation 🙂

  4. Dew says:

    There’s strangely an uncanny charm in dancing at forts and historical places.. That’s what I feel… I yearn at times.. to dance there.. really!

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