Dance Festival in Chennai | Festivals in South India
Festivals in South India
Festivals in South India - Chennai the capital of the state of Tamil Nadu and fourth largest metropolitan city of India is resplendent with refined culture and glorious history.
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Its culture is reflected in its dance forms and holy temples. In fact it is considered to be the land of classical dance form such as Bharatanatyam.
Its classical tradition is believed to be very old. Classical styles of this capital city have been nurtured in the temples.
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These styles are very frequently associated with mythology, philosophy and spiritual beliefs of the Hindu culture. All these factors however combining together have played immensely towards the
Music & Dance Festival in Chennai.
Chennai music and dance festival marks the celebration of classical music and dance of South India.
This cosmic festival is carried out during mid December to mid January in the capital city of Chennai.
There are various organizations or sabhas in Chennai which organize for this sophisticated art form. However, there is no fix venue for this festival.
In 1927 the 'Margazhi festival of dance and music' was organized to commemorate the anniversary of Madras Music Academy. However, now every year in December this art festival is held in different parts of the city.
Chennai Dance Festival -
This music and dance festival in Chennai has developed into a cultural mode of entertainment.
Over 2000 participants take part in this festival. From vocal and instrumental music to solo and group dance are presented on the stage. Bot
h the junior and the senior artistes take part in this festival very enthusiastically. In fact in this sophisticated art festival new comers are also given chance to perform along with the established artists.
Chennai Dance Festival - In the Music and Dance Festival
in Chennai artists perform music comprising of songs in South Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and instruments like Flute, Veena, Goottuvadyam, Nagaswaram, Thavil, Mridangam, and Ghatam.
The city comes alive with the festival which has now developed into a cultural extravaganza with more than 2000 participants.
Performances include Vocal and Instrumental music, Dance - solo and group, both by junior and senior artistes. Even upcoming artists get a chance to perform along with well-established artists.
The music includes songs in various South Indian languages like Tamil, Telugu and Kannada and instruments like Flute, 'Veena' (a large string instrument) 'Goottuvadyam' (similar to Veena but without frets), 'Nagaswaram' (pipe)