Nataraj Music and Dance Academy (NMDA) is organising a 3-day international dance festival -- “Bharath Nrityotsav-2013” -- from January 7-9 at Kala Bharathi Auditorium daily from 6 p.m. Dance experts from nine countries, including 18 foreign and Indian dancers, are expected to participate. Founder-president of NMDA Vikram Goud stated that NMDA is the only organisation which was accorded the International Dance Council recognition in the AP State. Since 2011 the academy had been hosting international dance festivals. The 3-day festival is being organised in cooperation with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. About 18 dance experts of Indian origin from around the world have been identified for giving dance performances in the 3-day festival.