Dubai online  International Dance Festival receives overwhelming response 

Harpal Singh Bedi

New Delhi: The  month long inaugural  online Dance festival ‘Bhaktimay Rouhani Majlis’ hosted by Dubai based, Kathak exponent, choreographer Nishi Singh  which concluded on Thursday turned out to be a stupendous success.

The four week long festival which commenced on 14 January featured  various episodes involving   renowned names and Sangeet Natak Akademi awardees in the field of Kathak Dance.

“In this age of pandemic and social distancing, the artists all over the world are suffering due to lack of stage opportunities and audience  and idea behind this online even t was to provide virtual opportunities to  them ” said Nishi Singh adding.

This festival not only provided  great virtual platform for senior artists to showcase their art but also connected them  with a worldwide audience”, Nishi Singh said adding “the response was overwhelming and beyond our expectations.

According to Siddharth Singh who  anchored  the event.“The festival  promoted  Indian art and culture and connecting artists all over the world through dance and music, with a message of positivity, friendship, peace and harmony”.  

“We are happy that this  four -week long festival achieved desired results and was huge success”, Nishi Singh said and highlighted the aspect of ‘Bhakti Ras’ (divinity) in dance in the festival.

The festival has been appreciated and applauded by her Guru Smt Rajeshwari Modi and the likes of Padma Vibhushan Pt. Birju Maharaj and Pt. Rajendra Gangani via video  connect.


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