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Melting pot of art forms

The Delhi International Arts festival will see a mix of artists from India and world over.

art and culture Updated: Dec 01, 2010 00:50 IST
Aakriti Sawhney
Aakriti Sawhney
Hindustan Times

A cultural confluence of performers from around the world is what will take the Delhi-ites on an artistic high for the next two weeks. The Delhi International Arts Festival (DIAF), that starts in the Capital on December 3, will see some of the most exceptional and dynamic presentations in various theatrical performances, chorography, rock band performances, film festivals and art exhibitions.

Talking about the DIAF, Prathiba Prahlad, the festival director, says, “We have 18 International artistic groups coming with some cutting edge performances such as Ether, a contemporary dance group from Korea, then there is a one man play from New York and some really vibrant and colourful performances from Japan and Belarus.”

The festival will see some collaborative acts with both Indian and International musicians coming together. Indian classical and music performances are too on the list including names weel known names like Suma Sudhindra, Mita Pandit and Nartaki Natraj.

“The festival has matured into a major International art festival. We try to get the best of International work. We also try providing a better opportunity to Indian artists to perform at par with International artists,” says Prahlad.

Another major attraction during the festival is the sufi festival where artistes such as Jaspinder Narula, Nizami brothers and Maninder mahi, are all set to enthrall the audience. Healing bhakti sangeet, Piano concert and rock band performances by Parikrama, Advaita, Jasleen royal and Groove Adda are the other highlights. The festival will also host a film festival and an art exhibition showcasing Indian and foreign artists.

Entry to all the shows is free. For further information, contact Prasiddha Foundation -011-47340497 or

First Published: Nov 30, 2010 16:51 IST