What Is It?

Bringing together performers in music, theatre and dance from across the country as well as the globe, the Bengaluru International Arts Festival’s kicked off its 9th edition earlier this month. Happening over three weekends {nine days} at different venues, the festival “celebrates harmony through arts”. If you happened to miss the folk festivals, fusion concerts and dance performances that were part of the last two weekends, don’t worry. From dance ensembles to a saxophone concert, they have quite a few programmes lined up for their final weekend.

Who Is It For?

For those with an eclectic taste in music and dance, there’s enough to please you here with acclaimed artistes taking over the stage for musical and dance performances. Or if you’re open to giving up the regular weekend plans for something different, this one’s worth bookmarking.

Why Should I Go For It?


City-based group, Abhijata Dance Ensemble will start off Friday evening with Hari Hara, a performance that blends Kathak and Bharatanatyam, while Rama Vaidyanathan, one of the leading Bharatanatyam artistes in the country, promises to enthrall you with her graceful movements. We’re also hoping to see Kathak – Hues & Echoes, a performance by Madhu Nataraj {dancer and founder of the contemporary dance institute, Natya Stem Dance Kampni}. Want to explore some popular Buddhist monuments through classical dance movements and expressions? That’s what Apsara Arts, a dance group from Singapore, has in store for you. An exclusive saxophone concert by Dr Kadri Gopalnath {considered one of the pioneers of Carnatic music on the saxophone} and group is also on the cards.

When: Friday-Sunday, September 23-25

Where: Chowdiah Memorial Hall,  16th Cross, 2nd Main Road, G.D. Park Extension, Malleswaram

Price: Free entry

Timings: 6.30pm onwards

Contact: +91 8792950377

Find the event on Facebook here.

Check out their website here for the schedule.