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Dasara Festivities

Venue : Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru

Date : 1st October-9th October 2016

Bengaluru, the capital of Karnataka, is on the path of transformation with robust infrastructure and aviation development unfolding on its verdant landscape. The airport realizes its role in the development of Bengaluru as the gateway to the region. Today, Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru not only reflects the city’s dreams, but also the culture, ethos and landscape of the state of Karnataka. Travel is all about new experiences and discovery and airports are a touch point for the world to interact with the region. Every customer touch point at the airport represent the unified philosophy of being the Gateway to South India, bringing a synergy between the “New India” with its global aspirations and the “Old India” with its rich heritage and culture. Being the global gateway to the city, the airport becomes a great destination for every traveler to take home memories of region. It is with this vision that the airport launched the 10-day Dasara festival in 2015, through the showcase of the varied art forms of South India. Dasara is celebrated across the country with deep devotion and grandeur. This celebration is a blend of spirituality, culture and unity. The airport through this festival aimed at introducing its global travelers to rich cultural heritage of the South.

South India is a land of art and culture where the music and dance forms reflect the glory of the era to which they belonged. The art and culture tour of South India unravels an unforgettable journey of the rich legacy of the region. Bangalore International Airport Limited, in collaboration with the Kannada & Culture department will organize a 9-day long spectacle from 1st October-9th October 2016. This year will be the second edition of this very successful programme at the Kempegowda International Airport, Bengaluru. The Dasara festival celebration at the airport is a synthesis of exquisite dance, euphonious music and the glorious prose of mythology with the marvel of storytelling. The panorama of South Indian culture is brought to life. During the 9-day festival period the airport, will don a bright and festive look, setting the stage for varied activities and performances in an attempt to spread the joy among its passengers and visitors through music and art.

The festival entails a plethora of activities, aimed at invigorating the cultural senses of visiting guests and transiting passengers. Traditional folk art covering the gamut of music, dance, drama and storytelling by troupes were showcased during this time. Performances will include classical and folk dance forms such as Kuchipudi, Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Katak, and Nritya Vyvidya, as well as devotional songs, Vachana and Carnatic music.

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