Dance-lovers in the city are in for a treat with the 10-day classical dance festival Rasavikalpam, being organised by the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, beginning on November 1.

The festival featuring performances, interactions, and workshops led by noted Indian artistes is being organised in collaboration with the Navarasam Charitable Trust, Chavara Cultural Centre, and the Sadbhavana World School.

The CMI Public School and Devagiri Hall at Medical College will be the venues in the city, the first stage being till November 4 and the second from November 5 to 10 at Amalapuri Chavara Cultural Centre.

The event will take off with a Kuchipudi workshop led by exponent Manju Bhargavi. Disciples of Ms. Bhargavi will accompany her during various performances. There will be demonstrations from 6.30 a.m. to 8 a.m. and from 4 p.m. to 6.15 p.m., a release issued here said.

Odissi dancer Geetanjali Acharya will also perform on the opening day of the festival.

A Kathak recital by Pandit Rajendra Gangani will be the highlight of the second day while Bharatanatyam performance by Aparna Ramaswami will be the main event on the third day.

Bharatanatyam exponents Divya Devaguptapu will perform on the fourth day and siblings Veena and Dhanya Nair will perform on the fifth day of the festival.

The second half of the festival will start with a Mayurbhanj Chhau performance and workshop led by Rajesh Sai Babu combining martial arts and folk art forms. Classical dancers Sruthi Jayan, Rajasree Warrier, Meenankshi Sreenivasan, Seema Ayyar, and Swetha Prachanda will perform on the rest of the days.