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Dances of Delhi

If you love music, then Delhi is probably one of the places that you should not avoid. Many eminent artists from all over the country come to Delhi for giving various scintillating dance performances. These various dances range from different genres and styles. You can get to see all the dances from different parts of the world, in Delhi. Moreover, many of the great dancers from India, such as Yamini Krishnamurthy, Geeta Chandran, Leela Samson, Shovana Narayan, Uma Sharma, Sonal Mansingh, Swapna Sundari, etc. have settled down here. The city has many illustrious classical dance training institutes. Delhi is very popular for the two wonderful Hindu ballets performed in the city, namely Ram Lila and Krishna Katha.

They are planned each year by an organization called Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra for celebrating the Hindu festivals of Dusshera and Janmashtami respectively. If you visit Delhi anytime during the month of January by chance, don't forget to see the respective folk dances of each state that is being performed at the Talkotara Stadium each year. You can see these performances just after the celebrations of Republic Day. The other important dance events of Delhi include the following:

  • The Folk Dance and Music Festival arranged by the Indian Trade Promotion Organization in the month of November.

  • The Qutub Festival that is organized by the Delhi Tourism in the month of November-December and

  • The Kathak Utsav organized by the Kathak Kendra in the month of December

You can also go to visit the Dhrupad, Shankarlal and the Tansen festival in Delhi, which take place during the month of February-March. Also the famous Vishnu Digambar Festival that takes place in the month of August is very interesting to view. All the top musicians from different parts of the country gather here for performing their different arts.

Like everything else, the dance trends of Delhi are also influenced by the climate of change. Many youngsters of Delhi are frequenting discos nowadays where they are dancing till the wee hours of night, to the beats of frenzied music. All five-star hotels worth their status are having discotheques nowadays, where you can have your pop dance, and shake your legs and swing your hips as if there is no tomorrow.

Some of the five-star hotels in Delhi having discotheques are:

  • Maurya Sheraton (Ghungroos)

  • Taj Palace

  • Park Hotel

  • Hyatt Regency

  • Le Meridien

However, though they give thrill, they cannot provide the pure joy that can come from seeing a classical dance performance.

Last Updated On: 2011/06/30

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Posted on 2012-01-12incomprehensible!