The 4th edition of Contemporary Arts Week started on 15th October, 2016 at the Nehru park. Contemporary Arts Week is a unique city-wide festival that includes 55 events which are carried out at fifteen venues. This multi-art integrated festival has brought together 450 artists to manifest their vision and talent among the audiences.
The evening of the opening day was initially lightened with the presentation of ‘Kyta Travel Art’. Kyta Travel Art is an extemporary art form which bringing changes in the tourism. It is a five year project, creating a whole to new perspective on how to experience a place.
The event was followed by contemporary folk and Sufi night full of great performances by noted singers. The star performer of the day was Shilpa Rao. She took over the stage and performed her sensational song ‘Bulleya’, followed by many more. The night also featured the Advatia lead classical singer, Ujwal Nagar, in collaboration with Pt. Ajay Prasanna.
Day 2 of Contemporary Arts Week saw performances by various bands. Ehsas lead singer, Suryaveer, enthralled the audiences with popular numbers Illahi. Soon after Suryaveer’s performance, the Raghu Dixit Project took the stage. Raghu Dixit enchanted the crowd with both his music and his witty one liners. He ended the night with his popular hits.
The week-long arts festival is taking place at several venues throughout the city and there is a lot to look forward to, inlcuding a dance event called ‘Some Bodies of Dance’ on October 19, House DJ and Summer House Bloc party on October 20, and several theatre performances.
For the full schedule of upcoming events and more information, visit their Facebook page.
Picture credits: Gerush Bahal and Sahil Chauhan for DU Beat
With inputs from Sahil Chauhan