EnterpriseTT Correspondent | 23 Feb 2019
Sahitya Kala Parishad and the Department of Art, Culture, and Languages, Delhi Government is organizing the 8th edition of the Youth Festival from February 22 to 27, 2019 at Central Park from 5 PM onwards. The 6-day long festival will be a celebration of music, dance, Theatre and arts.
Honourable Deputy Chief Minster, Manish Sisodia said "I am proud to see Delhi Youth Festival has engaged more than 1000 youngsters who are serving the society through art and culture. There are many social problems in our history and present times. I strongly believe solutions will come from education and art. Creative, innovative and compassionate youth give us hope for the future, as they take our country forward with passion."
The Youth Festival is one such big platform that showcases the rich cultural legacies of our country. The audience will get to witness an exciting lineup of artists performing dance, music, and street plays on a single stage.
On the first day of the festival, people will get mesmerized by the larger than life puppet show by Puran Bhatt and his group. They will continue their performances on the second and third day as well. Other artists and performances on first will include Jan Akansha Pratishthan (NGO), then a street play by Guru Govind Singh College of Commerce (Home Sweet Home). Youth band Aamil will play soulful music, as well as Bollywood, hit dancing numbers and some Sufi fusions. Classical music Rudraksham - Percussion & String Ensemble by P. Vetri Boopathyis also a part of the program. Later, Aadhunik Unit of Contemporary Dance will present their act. Folk dance Bhangra by SGND Khalsa will create a wave of enthusiasm among the audience. Later, classical dance like Kathakali by Rajendran Pillai and Meenu Thakur’s Kuchipudi Ensemble will be presented.
On the second day, performances by Prayas Juvenile Aid Centre, Sri Aurobindo College (Zaban Sambhal K), Manzil Mystics, Violin Ensemble by disciples of Kalamamani V.S.K. Chakrapani, Urshilla Dance Company, Maitreyi (Haryanvi), Anita Babu (Odissi) and Apala Verma - Jal (Kathak) will be the focus of the evening.
The third day will have a line-up of yet another talented artists and organizations like Salaam Baalak Trust (NGO), Mukhauta - The Dramatics Society of Shaheed Rajguru College. Youth band Khirkee 17, Vocal Ensemble by Technia Institute of Dance, Music and Fine Arts, Rohini, Kalalayam School of Dance and Performing Arts, Nanda Kumar, Gargi, DolluKunitha, Manipuri DholChollam, Disciples of Sri Mangoljao Singh and Amaiza- A melange of Indian Classical dance Styles.
On the fourth day Dadi Pudumjee’s puppet show, then a performance by Music Basti, Integrated Development Education Association, a street play by Shaheed Sukhdev College of Business Studies. Youth band Bhor Band will also be a part of this festival. This will be followed by a Flue Ensemble by Ajay Prasanna, contemporary dance by Kuleshwar Kumar Thakur, a Rajasthani folk dance by Annhad from Daulat Ram College,and classical dance by Jayalakshmi Eshwar, Thematic Group Dance and Mohiniyattam by Deepti Bhalla.
The list of artists and organizations on the fifth day includes a puppet show by Dadi Pudumjee, a performance by Kathakar Trust, street play by Maharaja Agrasen College (Abnormal), a Sufi performance by Riyaaz, a youth band. In classical music ensembles, there will be Sitars of India by Disciples of Pt. Prateek Chaudhuri, Tanva Creative Dance Ensemble for contemporary dance forms. Folk dance Sambalpuri will be presented by Nupur, the Indian Classical and Folk Dance Society of Kamala Nehru College. Later, AparajitaSarmaa Bharatanatyam artist will perform Mrigtrishna: Theme of never-ending desires. And JayaprabhaMenon will present Mohiniyattam.
The last day of the festival will have a great line-up of performances like larger than life puppet show by Dadi Pudumjee, Benevolent Guild of India Trust, street play by Janaki Devi Memorial College (SapnoKaBojha), youth band - The Tathagat Project, Sarangi Ensemble by Murad Ali, contemporary dance by Anveshana Society for Performing Arts, Kalbeliya folk dance by Motilal Nehru College, classical dance by T. Reddi Lakshmi, Thematic Presentation and Abhyas, Disciples of Pt. Krishan Mohan Mishra
The Youth Festival will feature a wide variety of talents from across genres. Both, eminent artists and upcoming talents will come together to participate in this grand celebration of youth.