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Kala Utsav 2021- Third Session

Posted on: January 31, 2021 | Back | Print

Consulate General of India
Press Release

Kala Utsav 2021 – 3rd Session

Several Indian American cultural organisations and individuals across the Midwest have been participating in the Kala Utsav 2021 being organized by Consulate General of India, Chicago on the theme “Hope, Solidarity and Resilience”. 

While the first two sessions were organized on 10 and 17 January 2021, the concluding session of Kala Utsav was organized on 31 January and live-streamed through social media platforms of the Consulate. The event was viewed by more than 4000 people.

The Third Sessions of Kala Utsav featured a mix of classical and contemporary Indian dance, music, poetry and short theatrical performances.  These included: a union of Oddissi and Bharata Natyam, ‘Solidarity’ by Mandala South Asian Performing Arts (Ms. Pranita Nayar, Executive Director); Medley of Manipuri, Bharatanatyam, Kathak, and traditional Indian folk dances choreographed by Ms. Raksha Dave from Nartan Dance Academy; Bhangra folk dance performance choreographed by Mr. Sahab Grover of Detroit Folk Arts Michigan Bhangra team; Agam's Malahar Jam Bharatanatyam dance choreographed by Ms. Ahila Devi of Kalapriya Dance Academy (Ms. Mridu Sekhar, President); Marathi Folk Dance ‘Devi’ by Maharashtra Mandal, Chicago ( Ms. Ulka Nagarkar, President); Bollywood dance by Ms. Reemlee Dhorchowdhury of Culture in Motion; Kathak dance on poetry “Jashn-E-Zindagi” by Ms. Anindita Anaam (Sargam Creative services); Hindi play ‘Shikayat’ presented by children from Chicago area and directed by Mr. Anurag Misraraj of Dramatech of America.

The event was wonderfully anchored by emcee Ms. Anindita Anaam, a leading exponent of Kathak and the Secretary, Wisconsin Dance Council Board.

Chicago, 31 January 2021