The 6th edition of Pragjyoti International Dance Festival highlighting the two themes – Revisiting Assam’s Heritage through Dance and Revisiting nature through dance, started at Assam on 15th February 2014. The six days dance festival in three different stages in Assam, India started will continue till 20th February 2014. This colorful festival on Indian classical dance will be held at Guwahati, Kaziranga and Sivasagar of Assam.
On 15th and 16th, the festival showcased Gayan Bayan, the traditional art form of Assam, Odissi, Bharathanatyam, Kathak, Mohiniyattam, Kuchippudi, Sattriya and Manipuri at Rabindra Bhawan, Guwahati. In the morning sessions there were talks and demo by the dancers based on the theme of Pragjyoti International Dance Festival.
18 February 2014, Monday, the festival will be staged at Kaziranga Convention Hall , Assam. The third stage of the festival (19, 20 February) will be the heritage site of Siva Dol, Sivasagar. Bogiai Elengi Sattra will perform Gayan Bayan on Tuesday, 19th of February. There will be performances on Indian classical dance forms Odissi, Bharathanatyam and Kathak on the same day.
The final day of Pragjyoti International Dance Festival at Siva Dol, Sivasagar will have Mohiniattam performance by Swapna Raju, Kuchipudi by Sreelaksmy Govardhan, Manipuri by Bibhul Sinha and Group, Bharatanatyam by the dancer from Poland Aleksandra Michalska and Sattriya, the traditional dance form of Assam by Dimpi Sonowal and Rimpi Sonowal.
The festival organised by Kalpa, a society to promote art forms for Assam brings together the artists from all over the world on Indian Classical art form. The Pragjyoti International Dance Festival featuring the Indian Classical dance forms is held in association with the Indian Council of Cultural Relations (ICCR), Directorate of Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Assam and Assam Tourism Development Corporation.