Khajuraho Dance Festival 2021 – Dates, Timings, Tickets, Venue, Artists
Khajuraho Dance Festival, an annual cultural event, commenced since 2002 AD under the auspices of Kala Parishad, an organization of Madhya Pradesh Tourism Department. The festival is named after the temples premises where it takes place. Every year, this grand cultural festival takes place in the open air amidst temples of Khajuraho. The stage of dance performances is installed either in front of Chitragupta Temple or in front of Vishwanath Temple. Khajuraho temples in Madhya Pradesh are famous for their archaeological excellence. The temples were built during Chandela dynasty between 850 AD and 1,050 AD. The temples of Khajuraho strike a perfect balance between architecture and sculpture. In the year 1986 AD, UNESCO designated this group of temples as a World Heritage Site. Temples of Khajuraho are very famous among the tourists who come to India on cultural tours.
Khajuraho Dance Festival brings together all that India has from renowned artists. Famous classical dancers from all over India perform during this dance festival in Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh. It is meticulously ensured that almost all of the classical dances find sumptuous representation in Khajuraho Dance Festival. Among popular classical dance forms, Kathak, Bharathanatyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathakali, Mohiniattam etc are performed here. These are by far the most popular dances in India and some of them have a tradition that dates back thousands of years. Dances are deep rooted into Indian art, culture, history and religion. Many gods are themselves dancers. Apsara are divine dancers. Apsara also made their way into Khmer culture. For several years now, modern Indian dances, amalgamated with classical dances imparting it new meaning, have been integrated into the program, which makes it a more contemporary for young generation too.
Khajuraho Dance Festival lasts for a week. Besides the dances, exhibitions of Indian painters are also organized. There will also be workshops and round tables to discuss the future of Indian dance. The festival is attended by the most famous classical dancers of India. The event has gained tremendous popularity among foreign tourists as well. Entrance to the festival is free, which is one of the reasons why the festival is so well attended. The event is organized in the month of February but the dates vary every year. The dates have been deliberately chosen keeping in view the end of the harsh winter and the advent of spring. Remember to book your accommodation at least a month in advance, because this event is now known around the world. Optima Travels offers several Khajuraho tour packages to visit Khajuraho, attend dance festival and explore nearby tourist attractions like Panna National Park.
Dates, Artists and Dances Details of Khajuraho Dance Festival 2021
Find detailed information regarding day to day events, artists (dancers), dances etc in the upcoming Khajuraho Dance Festival 2021. The festival starts in the month of February. Watch live Odissi, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Kathak etc performed by famous Indian classical dancers.
Venue : Chitragupta Temple, Western Group of Temples, Sevashram, Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh.
Dates : February 20 -26’2019
Timing : Starts – 07:00 PM
Ends – 09:30 PM
Entry Fee : NIL
Camera Fee : NIL
Duration : Approx 2h 30m
Famous For : Classical Indian Dance and Music