Friday, 11 December 2015

Western neighbourhood of Chennai cool to festivals

The season's first dance fest will open on Saturday evening in Kilpauk, in the western sector of the city. It is hosted by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

This and a few short-form music tests are the only events in that part of Chennai this season but even these do not seem to attract a decent audience. And it puzzles the organizers because this is a sprawling neighborhood which also lacks steady arts events.

Bhavans has featured more Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam recitals this year hoping that the Telugu and Malayalam speaking communities come by and enjoy the recitals at a local school auditorium.

Kartik Fine Arts which used to host a Thamizh Isai fest for about a week at a local college auditorium has now pulled it off and holds it in Mylapore. Its staff say this is due to logistical shortcomings.

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