Centre for Indian Classical Dances to Host Dance of India@75 Contest

Industry Watch | July 23, 2021 | News

Dance of India@75

The Centre for Indian Classical Dance (CICD) has announced a virtual classical dance competition, Dance of India@75.

CICD will host the four-day event beginning 24 July 2021.

Dance of India@75 is billed as a chance for struggling artistes to make a comeback and showcase their  talent on a virtual platform.

Dance of India@75 will be streamed on OTT and social media platforms and aired on TV.. This competition will feature Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Sattriya, and Kathakali, among other Indian classical dance forms.

Themes for the contest are Atmanirbhar Bharat, Viswaguru Bharat and Unsung Heroes of India. The jury will comprise a diverse group of dance experts, according to organisers.

Dr Sonal Mansingh, Founder, CICD, said, “Our young generation of dancers deserves good platforms where they can share their ideas and creativity without fear of incurring huge expenditure. They need encouragement and a purpose to be able to carry on with this noble art. It is high time that we overcome the distressing shock of the pandemic and try to develop new mode of presentation for the performing arts. It is also very important to explore new avenues for performances which give stable livelihood to the artiste, but at the same time it is also important to retain the originality and classical nature of our art forms specially the dances.”

CICD has collaborated with Almond Virtex, a virtual event platform, which is the technology partner for the competition.

The four-day online event beginning 24 July 2021 will be aired on TV and streamed on OTT and social media.

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