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International festivities galore in Delhi

It’s time for a full dose of music, dance, films, theatre and literature from countries of the European Union (EU) for young Delhiites. Called the EU Sanskriti Festival, a part of the biannual European Union’s cultural week, the festival will see international performances by young artists.

art and culture Updated: Nov 12, 2011 01:23 IST

It’s time for a full dose of music, dance, films, theatre and literature from countries of the European Union (EU) for young Delhiites. Called the EU Sanskriti Festival, a part of the biannual European Union’s cultural week, the festival will see international performances by young artists.

“The festival will bring a host of cultures, traditions and theatres from various parts of the world to India. It will introduce the traditions and cultures of lesser known countries of Europe to youngsters,” says Amal Allana, chairman of National School of Drama, the collaborators of the festival.

Classical music performance by Acies Quartett from Austria, art exhibition from the Czech Republic, puppet theatre from Romania, literature shows, special film screenings, contemporary dance from Belgium and Netherlands, Lithuanian folk dances, and juggling from Luxembourg and much more are in the offering at the festival.

“This festival is one of the biggest and most important joint platforms for the EU countries to act together on the cultural front in India,” says Pavel Svitil, Charge d’Affaires of the Delegation of the European Union.

The festival will also have a special Ikebana exhibition. Another highlight of the event is the dynamic Masala music mix from Poland, which will see artists presenting a unique mélange of international music.

Enjoy it here
What: EU Sanskriti Festival
When: On till November 17
Entry: Free passes
Where: Multiple Venues
Contact: 011-23389054
For passes: Free passes for concerts and theatre performances are available at the National School of Drama daily from 11am to 4pm. First come first serve basis.