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Kala Utsav 2021 – Second Session

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Consulate General of India
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Kala Utsav 2021 – Second Session

The Kala Utsav 2021 with the theme “Hope, Solidarity and Resilience” being organized by Consulate General of India, Chicago with the active support and participation of Indian American cultural organizations in the US Midwest is getting an overwhelming response and has been viewed by thousands of people. While the first session organized on 10 January 2021 went off very well, the second session of the Kala Utsav 2021 organized was live streamed through social media platforms of the Consulate on 17 January 2021. It has also been widely appreciated and viewed thousands of people.

Each segment of Kala Utsav features a mix of classical and contemporary Indian dance, music, poetry and short theatrical performances. As was in the first session, the second session on 17 January 2021 also comprised several scintillating performances. These included Bharatanatyam Dance choreographed by Ms. Anjali Varghese, Kalapadma Bharatnatyam Dance Academy;  Kathak dance performance on “Asha, A new Dawn” choreographed by Ms. Anindita Neogy Anaam, Sargam Creative services; Odissi Dance “Krishnachura Agun Tumi” choreographed by Ms. Sreyashi Dey of Akshara Dance; Bharatanatyam performance “Maithreem Bajatha Akhila Hrujjethreem” by Ms.Chitra Lakshumanan, Graduate at Michigan state University; Kathak dance on Bollywood song “Ghar more Pardesi” choreographed by Ms. Amruta Mate and Ms. Vaidehi  from Taal Dance Company; Hindi poetry  “Naya din and chalo mil kar saath chalein” Mr. Anuraag Mishra from Dramatech of America; Kathak dance choreographed by Ms. Madhura Sane of Nritya Natya Academy; Yakshagana performace by Ms. Anuradha Adiga and Dr Rajendra Kedlaya Yakshahejje, School of Yakshagana; Kathak Dance choreographed and performed by Ms. Gauri Jog of Indian Dance school.

The Emcee of the programme Mr. Jigar Shah, head of Chicago International South Asian Film Festival wooed the audience with his wonderful anchoring. 

Chicago, 17 January 2021