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For the young, by the young

The young, dynamic team of volunteers of Svanubhava is back. The tenth edition of the festival that was launched in 2008 by T.M. Krishna, Bombay Jayashri and the Youth Association for Classical Music is being held on November 9 and 10 at venues across Chennai. A cultural movement, Svanubhava aims to take Indian performing arts closer to youngsters by deconstructing its finer aspects.

Since the uninitiated feel that Indian arts is complex and beyond comprehension, the highlight of the festival is letting the young perceive the arts on their own terms and in an informal setting.

To take this vision forward, the festival features both senior and up-and- coming classical and folk artistes. Besides watching performances, workshops, lec-dems and discussions allow students the opportunity to interact with artistes. For the artistes too it is a great platform to reach out to the young. They see it as a responsibility and think about novel ways of conveying the essence of their art.

According to the volunteers, the sure-shot way to preserve our cultural heritage is to involve the next generation, make them them contribute to the Indian performing arts, irrespective of their own pursuits. The long-term vision is to create hubs of students of various performing arts in cities across India and build sustainable communities.


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