Nishagandhi Festival 2013
Nishagandhi Festival 2013 will be held from January 20 – 26, 2013 at Nishagandhi auditorium, Kanakunnu palace compound, Thiruvananthapuram. This seven day cultural festival organized by Kerala Tourism Development Corporation every year at Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Many artists perform various dances and other arts like Bharathanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kathak, Odissi, modern ballet, Classical Music and other folk forms during the festival. Artists and connoisseurs of various dance forms from all over India come to enjoy and participate in this cultural fest.
Programmes at Nishagandhi Auditorium
6.00 pm – Inauguration
6.30 pm – ‘NAMAN'(Specially choreographed show led by Jayaprabha Menon (Mohiniyattam), Malti Shyam(Kathak),Kavita Dwibedi (Odissi/Odishi), Priya Venkataraman (Bharatanatyam) & Bimbavati Devi (Manipuri).
7.00 pm – Mohiniyattam by Parvathy Jayaram
7.30 pm – Kathak by Vikram Iyengar & Group, Ranan India, Kolkata
6.45 pm -‘HEARTBEAT’by Dr. ‘Ghatam’ Karthick. S. (Ghatam, Konnakol and Vocal), U.P Raju (Mandolin) H.N. Bhaskar (Violin), N. Ramakrishanan (Mridangam), Papanasam Sethuraman (Kanjira), R. Raman (Morsing), N. Sundar (Tabla), Nivas Prasanna (Keyboard), Krishna Kishore (Drums)
7.45 pm – Mohiniyattam by Smitha Rajan & group
6.45 pm – Kuchipudi by Amrita Lahiri
7.45 pm – Odissi/Odishi by Sharmila Biswas & Group, Kolkata
6.45 pm – Bharatanatyam by Urmila Sathyanarayanan
7.45 pm – Meditative Ensemble by Pandit Ramesh Narayan(Hindustani Vocal), Shertally Dr. K.N. Renganatha Sharma(Carnatic Vocal), Dr. Yella Venkateswara Rao(Mridangam),A.L Manjula Rajesh(Violin), Shubh Maharaj(Tabla), Pandit Ravi Chary(Sitar),Satish Kolli(Harmonium).
6.45 pm – Styles Amalgamated – A Star Musical Fusion by K. Krishnakumar and Binni Krishnakumar (Vocals), Tiruvarur Vaidyanathan (Mridangam), Deepak Dev (Musical charisma), Rakesh Chaurasia (Flute), Ustad Fazal Qureshi(Tabla), Attukal Balasubramanium (Violin), L. Kishore Kumar (Sitar), Jayakumar (Keyboard) & Sasi Malamari (Drums).
6.45 pm – Odissi/Odishi by Aloka Kanungo
7.45 pm – Manipuri by Amusana Devi & Group
6.15 pm – Upcoming talents of Kerala
6.45 pm – Ghazal by Padmashree Penaz Masani
Daily 6:30 pm – Kathakali Mela