Khajuraho Dance Festival - Fairs and Festivals in
Khajuraho has made a
distinctive place for itself amongst the major tourist destinations of
Madhya Pradesh primarily for two reasons. The captivating temples of
Khajuraho reflective of remarkable architectural and sculptural
dexterity are its greatest draw followed closely by the Khajuraho
Dance Festival. The Dance Festival at Khajuraho is attended by dance
lovers not only from different corners of the country but also from
parts of the world.
Description of the Khajuraho Dance Festival
The multi hued culture of our land is manifested in various art forms
like music and dance. The Khajuraho Dance Festival helps us to get a
glimpse of this rich cultural heritage of our country. At the Dance
Festival in Khajuraho, one can witness the enthralling performances of
several talented classical dancers. Dancers from various parts of the
country put up absolutely magnificent performances.
One will surely be amazed at the variety of dances which include
Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali. Of
late, several contemporary dance forms like modern ballads have also
been included in the Khajuraho Dance Festival.
The programmes are held against the backdrop of the well illuminated
temples. If we trace the origin and development of Indian Classical
Dance and Music in India, the unique contribution of the temples can
never be undermined. Diverse forms of classical dance attained
mellowness in the temples. It is for this reason that the temple
premises were thought to be the best venue for hosting this
prestigious dance festival.
It is indeed a privilege to be witnessing the shows that are put up by
the classical dancers in an open air auditorium in front of the
Chitragupta temple and the Vishwanatha Temple. They are simply
brilliant in their respective fields and the shows are riveting.
The Khajuraho Dance Festival is thus an excellent platform for these
talented artistes to showcase their talents. Many craftsmen also get
the chance to exhibit their articles which are sold to the visitors.
Words fail to describe the absolutely mesmerizing performances put up
by two adroit performers each evening.