As part of the ongoing Kerala Fest in Haryana, nearly four dance ensembles will showcase the rich folk culture of Kerala at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Monday.
The fest is being organised under the aegis of the department of culture, Government of Kerala.
This cultural bonanza is a part of the three-day ‘TFT Dance and Theatre festival’ organised by the Theatre for Theatre group in collaboration with the Haryana State Multi Art Cultural Centre and Punjab Arts Council.
Secretary of the department of culture, Government of Kerala, Sathiseesh Babu Payyammur, said four teams of artistes from the Kerala State Folklore Academy would present six classical and folk dance forms, including Mohiniyattam, Theyyam, Thayambaka, Kalairippayattu, Opanna and Margam Kali.
Academy secretary Pardeep Kumar said it would be an amalgamation of martial arts, dance and drama.
Academy officials also participated in a cultural exchange programme organised by vice-chairman of Haryana Kala Parishad a Chander Sharma and chairperson of Punjab Arts Council Harjinder Kaur.
Secretary of Punjab Sangeet Natak Akademi Sudesh Kumar, who is also the director of the TFT Fest, said dance forms of different states in the country would be showcased during the festival in future.
During the three-day TFT fest, a Hindi play ‘Who char din’ will be staged on September 23 at 7pm and a Punjabi play ‘Kesro’ will be staged on 25th at 7pm.