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A ‘village’ full of India’s traditional artists

delhi Updated: Jul 29, 2010 00:10 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times
Commonwealth Games

An artist village is coming up at Delhi Cantonment to accommodate the 2,500 artists who are coming to perform at the opening and closing ceremonies of the 19th Commonwealth Games.

The Organizing Committee (OC) is getting its act together to host the artists who will be mesmerising the spectators with their dance during the 12 day sporting extravaganza starting from October 3. The dress rehearsal for different cultural events would start from August 1.

“Artists would start arriving in another three to four days. The village would be ready by then,” said an OC official.

But those working on the ground are a bit sceptical about the OC's claims as far as preparations at the ‘village’ is concerned.

For the opening ceremony alone there will be around 15,000 participants, including the 2,500 professional artists.