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Khajuraho Dance Festival 2022 – Schedule Announced

The Department of Culture of Madhya Pradesh Government has announced the schedule of its prestigious event 48th Khajuraho Dance Festival today.

This seven day long classical dance festival will feature 8 solo, 8 group and 4 duet presentations of renowned artists of various Indian classical dance styles from 20th to 26th February 2022.

Ustad Alauddin Khan Sangeet evam Kala Academy, Madhya Pradesh Government, Madhya Pradesh Sanskriti Parishad organizes famous Dance Festival at world famous tourist destination Khajuraho. This dance festival is one of the top most nationally and internationally acclaimed festivals in the country, where renowned and accomplished dancers perform.

There would be 4 solo and 3 group performances of Kathak, and also Kathak Duets with Bharatnatyam and Udarta Netuma (Srilankan dance form). The festival also includes solo and group presentations of Odissi, Manipuri, Kuchipudi and Mohiniyattam dance styles.

For last few years, dance fraternity was concerned about selection of less deserving or average artists out of favoritism and ignorance of selectors which resulted into deterioration in the quality of festival. However, this year the Jury and organizers deserve appreciation for the selection of appropriate artists for 48th Khajuraho Dance Festival.

Besides dance performances every evening, this festival will also have other attractions for visitors like Nepathya-Cultural and art journey of Indian Dance form ‘Kathak’, Art-Mart – An exhibition showcasing art from India and other countries, Kala Varta-Discussion between Artists and art lovers, Hunar-Exhibition of Indian art and traditions, Chal-Chitr- Screening of films on art, tradition and artists, Alankran-Madhya Pradesh State Roopankar Art Award and Exhibition etc.

Tours around Khajuraho, Heritage Run, Glamping Village Tour, E-bike Tour, Water Rafting and Bundeli Cuisine etc offered by Madhya Pradesh Tourism would add extra fun and joy to the Dance Festival.

48th Khajuraho Dance Festival Schedule

20-Feb Disciples of Late. Pt. Birju Maharaj, Kalaashram – New Delhi Kathak (Group)
20-Feb Shanta – VP Dhananjayana (Awardee) and Group, Chennai Bharatnatyam (Group)
21-Feb Sujata Mohapatra, Bhubaneswar Odissi
21-Feb Nirupama Rajendra, Bengaluru Bharatnatyam + Kathak
21-Feb Jay Ramarao and Group, Delhi Kuchipudi (Group)
22-Feb Neena Prasad, Trivendrum Mohiniyattam
22-Feb Parshvnath Upadhyay, Bengaluru Bharatnatyam (Group)
22-Feb Tina Tambe, Mumbai Kathak
23-Feb Sonia Parchure, Mumbai Kathak
23-Feb Kalamandalam Sunil & Paris Lakshmi, Kottayam, Kerala Kathakali + Bharatnatyam
23-Feb Ragini Nagar, New Delhi & Danuka Ariyawansa (Sri Lanka), Kathak + Udarta Netuma
24-Feb Vasant Kiran & Group, Kandari, Andhra Pradesh Kuchipudi (Group)
24-Feb Shraveri Jamenis & Group, Pune Kathak
24-Feb Sandhya Purecha and Group, Mumbai Bharatnatyam
25-Feb Devika Devendra S. Manglamukhi, Jaipur Kathak
25-Feb Rudraksh Foundation, Bhubaneswar Odissi
25-Feb Nayanika Ghosh and Group, Delhi Kathak (Group)
26-Feb Shweta Devendra & Kshama Malviya, Bhopal Bharatnatyam + Kathak
26-Feb Tapasya, Imphal Manipuri (Group)
26-Feb Shama Bhate & Group, Pune Kathak (Group)


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