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Hyderabad to host five-day cultural extravaganza from tomorrow

Hyderabad to host five-day cultural extravaganza from tomorrow
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The famed Krishnakriti Annual Festival of Art & Culture will start here on Wednesday featuring top-notch dance, music, cinema, painting and literature alongside talks, seminars and workshops. The five-day extravaganza across seven venues in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Cyberabad is free for the public and will weave together a range of live shows while being centered around a major art camp, organisers said on Monday.

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Krishnakriti Annual Festival of Art & Culture which will begin from tomorrow to have an amazing amalgam of dance, music, cinema, painting and literature

Hyderabad: The famed Krishnakriti Annual Festival of Art & Culture will start here on Wednesday featuring top-notch dance, music, cinema, painting and literature alongside talks, seminars and workshops. The five-day extravaganza across seven venues in Hyderabad, Secunderabad and Cyberabad is free for the public and will weave together a range of live shows while being centered around a major art camp, organisers said on Monday.

Acclaimed classical dancers Birju Maharaj and Mallika Sarabhai will perform on two evenings in the 11th edition of the festival, Krishnakriti Foundation head Prshant Lahoti informed. Being organised by the foundation founded in memory of art patron Krishnachandra B Lahoti, the fete primarily aimed to educate people on art and culture instead of just their display, he pointed out. “That is why we have a camp on art that will have presentations on the various aspects of the subject, workshops, conversations, symposia, lectures and similar initiatives,” he added.

Inauguration of the festival and art camp will be followed by the presentation of ‘Kalakriti Award for Achievement and Excellence. This session at Kalakriti Art Gallery in Banjara Hills at 5 pm will be followed by two talks: ‘Negotiating the World with Rabindranath Tagore’ (by art historian R Siva Kumar) and ‘Understanding the Origin of Art’ (by ontologist Navjyoti Singh). On day two, Ahmedabad-based Mallika Sarabhai and troupe will present ‘Sampradayam’ at Shilpakala Vedika. The next evening, septuagenarian maestro Birju Maharaj will grace the same venue with Kathak dance.

Programmes will be held at Annapurna International School of Film & Media on all the five days by screening documentary, facilitating interaction with the directors, holding moviemaking workshops. Filmmakers Ruchika Negi ('Every Time You Tell a Story), Merajur Rehman Baruah (Nine Months), Saba Devan (The Other Song), Neeta Jain Duhaut (Surabhi) and Gautam Pemmaraju (Kya Hai Ki, Kya Nahi Hai Ki: Dakhani) will speak on the occasion.

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