Konark Dance and Music Festival is an ideal festival with a unique identity which is more than enough to have a close interaction with the renowned national and international artistes. However, it is a best chance to witness the spiritual and aesthetic essence highlighting the cultural awareness of Orissa continuously for 3 days.
Prepare yourself for an open-air cultural treat on the entrancing stage of the Natyashala that includes the dignified dance performances of the experts like Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kathak and Manipuri. Plus, the delightful ambiance of casuarinas and cashew trees motivate them to execute some classical, tribal and folk flavors of India in front of all.
The Founder-Director of this stately recreation of the past sculptural masterpiece is late Guru Gangadhar Pradhan, who was an eminent Odissi dance guru and mardal player of international status. The dance event is jointly organized by Orissa Tourism and Odissi Research Centre, which also gives you an option to visit crafts mela, where you have ied options of purchasing handmade items. However, for big foodies there is a special arrangement of delicious cuisines which are worth-satisfying their appetite.
Thus, it is one of the biggest festivals of India to be enjoyed and brings in many artistes to create international cultural accord and brotherhood.