Infosys Foundation & Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Outreach Cultural Festival From 5th

Bhubaneswar: Bhartiya VidyaBhavan, Bhubaneswar is privileged to hostan Outreach Cultural Festival for,promoting the rich and vibrant CulturalHeritage of Odisha (from 05 to 11
November 2023). This festival is organisedin collaboration with Infosys Foundationand active support of Bhartiya VidyaBhavan, Bengaluru.This week long cultural festival is in
continuation of the lasting association ofBhartiya Vidya Bhavan and InfosysFoundation, which organises cultural programs on 1st & 3rd Monday of every
month in order to revitalise the lost art andheritage of Odisha. With full appreciationof art lovers, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan hasbeen able to stage successfully 139
episodes so far since 2016. The Theme ofthe Festival has been chosen as “HumanValues in Fine Arts” with a focus on multi- dimensional Art forms and Cultural
Heritage of the State of Odisha. TheFestival will consist of ‘Art-in Action'(Artists’ Workshop) at KalabhoomiPokhriput (At 10.00 am to 5.00 pm dailyfrom 5th November to 10th November
2023) followed by Art Exhibition atBhavan’s Centre for Communication andManagement, Kharvelanagar,Bhubaneswar on 11th November 2023(from 10.00 am till 4.00 pm).
Artists’ Workshop at Kala Bhoomi willconsist of live display on varioushandicrafts from Odisha, comprising ofPatta Chitra, Stone Sculpture, Brass & BellMetal craft, Terracotta, Dokra, Silver
Filigree, Appliqué work etc. This willprovide an opportunity to the general publicto appreciate the practical aspects of theCreative Art and live demonstration ofproducing master pieces using our
traditional knowledge, skill and expertiseunder one roof. The festival will show caseInaugural Cultural Programme at GKCMOdishi Research Centre on 5.11.23 andthereafter at Bhanja Kala Mandap ( dailyfrom 6 November 2023 to 11 November2023) at 6.30 pm onwards. For each day atheme has been appropriately chosen for thecultural programmes. Some of the themes
are “Evolution of Odissi Dance”, “Epics AndPerforming Traditions of Odisha”, “Puppet& Mask Dances of Odisha”, “Tamasha &Ritual Dances of Western Odisha”,” Rasa
Leela & Musical Symphony of Eastern &Western Odisha”, “Odishan HistoryThrough Folk Play” etc. The contributionof Dr. Manmath Satapathy, Vice President,
Utkal Sangeet Natak Academy has beenimmense in conceptualising these themesand shaping the entire Festival.The entire programme has beencarefully designed to project the near
disappearing art forms of Odisha. TheArtists’ Workshop will be participatedby more than 30 skilled artisans andmore than 400 performing artists willshow case their talents during the
Cultural programs, through 30performing events. This Festival is quiteunique in its nature, as never before suchas attempt has been initiated toconglomerate a large numbers of
Artisans’ & Performing Artists on a single platform, there by infusing lifeand vitality to the lost art forms andcultural traditions of the State of Odisha.Live online telecasting of the entire
programmme has been planned for theviewers all around the world.The Festival will be graced by manyeminent personalities from within andoutside the State. Chairman Bharatiya
Vidya Bhavan, Bhubaneswar Lt. Gen J.K. Mohanty PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM(Veteran) will preside over all theprogrammes.

About Post Author