The ten day Indian Summer Days Festival in Karlhurse is coming yet again. Like last year, there would be shows of music, art and dance, as a newer set of artists are all set to enthrall. Also adding to the list is a series of workshops, book readings and author interactions, to promote a more holistic experience. Here is all that you can see and experience. Do remember to book your sessions at the festival. These can either be booked online or at one of the outlets, mentioned below.
From the classical dance form of Kathakali to Kuchipudi, experience the rhythm of music and flow of dance. The evenings of all the ten days will be lit up with different dance performances by different troupes from India. You will get to see Kathak, Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam and fusion dance forms too. Besides the classical dances, the beat of Bhangra and the rhtythm of dandiya are two other highlights where people can participate as well.
Indian music is varied, and mesmerizing. Begin mornings at the festival with morning ragas of classical music, delightfully done by renowned artists from various genres. Also experience Indian instrumental music with experts strumming the Indian instruments of sitar, veena, table and mrudangam.
Through the ten days, various workshops have been planned for people to learn something from vibrant India. Enroll in a music class for beginners, learn to sing a Hindi number from the maestros, participate in hands on visual art sessions or learn the steps of a folk dance there’s something for everyone. Sessions on Ayurveda, an Indian system of medicine and yoga, an exercise for the body and mind are also scheduled. Food lovers can also learn how to cook Indian cuisine, and there’s a workshop planned for each day. Choose the cuisine you like best and enroll yourself today.
Through the ten days, various panel discussions on diverse topics would be held. Be it contrasting two cultures, learning from each other or clarifying why things are done a certain way, many interesting topics await listeners.