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Treat on menu for art lovers

gurgaon Updated: Nov 06, 2012 01:03 IST
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Dance, music, play and an array of other events being held ahead of Diwali are adding colours to the festive spirit of the art lovers in the Millennium City.

Gurgaon hosted a series of power-packed performance of about 700 amateur artistes from 11 states in the 12th All India Dance and Drama Festival from October 27 to October 31. Artistes from Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Manipur, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Orissa, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Uttarakhand displayed their talents in drama, and various dance forms during the event organized by Nishtha Sanskriti Manch. The event was held at Rotary Public School, Sector 22.

The festival was followed by Gurgaon Utsav, which was held at the amphitheatre in the Aravalli Biodiversity Park from November 2 to November 4.

Organised by ARTS, the three-day event included dance-drama, music and theatre performances.

Danish Husain's one-act play in English - Chinese Coffee - which was an adaptation of Al Pacino-starrer Hollywood film with the same title, was performed on November 2.

Vidya Shah's 'Women on Record' staged on November 3 was a multi-media performance to celebrate the contribution of women singers in the gramophone era in 20th century, while the dance-drama, 'Face to Face', by Jyotsna Shourie, places Draupadi and Sita on the same stage on November 4.

The city is also hosting the Taiwan Textile Fair South Asia on November 5.