Melodious classical music and colourful folk dance come together for IHC CultureFest 2020

The wide-ranging and eclectic line-up of programmes at Indian Heritage Centre's CultureFest 2020 revolve around the epic Indian literary work - The Ramayana. From September 5-20, CultureFest 2020 brings audiences a wide variety of performances, exhibitions and workshops in its first ever digital edition via the Indian Heritage Centre Facebook page

Part of the festival are daily cultural showcases, presented digitally - all around the central theme of The Ramayana. On Thursday evening, audiences were treated to a folk dance performance called Kuravai. 

VK ARTS Kuravai folk dance presentation elevated by melodious classical music. Photo Courtesy: IHC
VK ARTS Kuravai folk dance presentation elevated by melodious classical music. Photo Courtesy: IHC

 

Presented by VK ARTS, the Kuravai folk dance presentation gave audiences a glimpse into the mystic side of the Dandakaranya forest, further elevated by melodious classical music. 

VK Arts does a folk dance praising Lord Rama at the IHC Culture Fest. Photo Courtesy: IHC
VK Arts does a folk dance praising Lord Rama at the IHC Culture Fest. Photo Courtesy: IHC

Bhaskar Arts Academy musicians provided the musical support for the classical song praising Sri Rama through its repetitive lines that almost sound like a chant. 

Set to classical music is this Kuravai folk dance at IHC Culture Fest 2020. Photo Courtesy: IHC
Set to classical music is this Kuravai folk dance at IHC Culture Fest 2020. Photo Courtesy: IHC

A unqiue feature of the performance was the placement of the musicians in the foreground with the dancers forming the backdrop. 

Also watch: Indian arts through the lens of Ramayana: A sneak peek of CultureFest 2020

The traditional  costumes, which are actually worn by the people of Tamil Nadu, added colour to the forest like setting, which sought to represent the Dandakaranya forest. 

Watch the full performance by VK Arts on the Indian Heritage Centre Facebook page here

IHC brings you Daily Cultural content capsules at 1pm and Daily Cultural performance videos at , 6pm. 

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