Troupes from Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Zowe Madrigal – Chorus Group -Nagaland, Orissa, Imphal, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh will also participate
The city is gearing up yet again to witness the fifth edition of the Bengaluru International Arts Festival (BIAF 2012) from August 31 to September 16.
Showcasing a variety of programmes encompassing 27 events at 10 different venues, the festival will provide a platform for local, national and international artists from the fields of dance, music and theatre to exhibit their talents.
Giving details about the event, BIAF Director Suma Sudhindra said the event would showcase world class performances from legendary artists to those from the younger generation. It will be held at different venues across the city.
“BIAF was conceived and envisaged keeping in mind the need for an International Arts Festival in our country. Over the last five years we have had artists from over 14 countries perform at this festival. Harmony through Arts, has been our objective and we hope to continue to take this message across, especially in these current times,” she said.
“The event this year will host among stalwarts and international artists the Nagaland choir, the Pung cholam and Dhol cholam and the Ras Leela from Imphal. We have received support from a diverse range of people including central and state government and corporate houses,” she said.
Troupes from Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Zowe Madrigal – Chorus Group -Nagaland, Orissa, Imphal, Kerala and Andhra Pradesh as well as many international artists from a number of countries will also participate.
Entry to the event is free at all venues except for Jagriti theatre show. Donor passes for the shows at Jagriti are available at www.bookmyshow.com , she added.
Details can be had on 07760498077 / 9980327800
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