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Nishagandhi dance festival 2024 started with 7 nights of classical dance

Nishagandhi dance festival 2024
Nishagandhi dance festival 2024

The Nishagandhi Dance Festival, held annually in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, is a captivating celebration of Indian classical dance forms. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the open-air Nishagandhi Theater nestled within the historic Kanakakkunnu Palace Compound, this festival is a testament to Kerala's rich cultural heritage. Organized by the Department of Tourism, the event draws in a diverse audience eager to witness the graceful movements and intricate expressions showcased by talented dancers. Over the course of seven enchanting evenings, spectators are treated to a mesmerizing array of performances that highlight the rhythm and beauty of life, providing a platform for renowned dancers to showcase their artistry.

The festival kicks off with a grand inaugural ceremony at 6:00 pm, followed by 'Amba,' a specially choreographed Mohiniyattam performance by the esteemed Kerala Kalamandalam Major Troupe at 6:30 pm, setting the stage for seven days of captivating dance performances. Among the highlights of this year's event is the presentation of the prestigious Nishagandhi Award to the renowned Padma Shri awardee, Chitra Visweswaran, honoring her significant contributions to the world of dance. With its rich tapestry of cultural performances and the participation of some of the most celebrated dancers, the Nishagandhi Dance Festival continues to enchant audiences and uphold the timeless traditions of Indian classical dance.

Nishagandhi dance festival 2024
Nishagandhi dance festival 2024

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