Sun Temple, Konark
19th February - 23rd February, 2017
Konark Dance & Music Festival
In the backdrop of the sun temples, a Konark Dance Festival is organized every year in Orissa.
Konark Dance & Music Festival started in the year 1986 at Konark Natya Mandap. The sole aim behind this festival is to bring in many artists into its cultural family and creating of international cultural amity and brotherhood. The dancing hall plays a host to celebrated dancers from all over the country to perform in the open-air auditorium. The festival is organized to celebrate the much appreciated Odissi, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri, Kathak and Chau Dance – and is served as a lavish feast for the audiences. The performances take place in an open-air auditorium against the backdrop of the floodlit temples that reverberates with the beats of 'Raga' and 'Tala'. The entire place is filled with the classical music sound and this classical extravaganza is a journey through eternal ecstasy.