Location: Sun Temple in Konark
Highlights: Dancers come from different parts of the country to
show their performance.
Konark Music and Dance Festival is one of the most rocking festivities
of Orissa, celebrated with much gusto and enthusiasm. It usually takes
place in the month of December. The open-air auditorium of the Konark
Sun temple serves as the venue of this wonderful festival. Konark Dance
Festival is organized to promote the classical dances and music of
India. It witnesses many exceptional performances by established
performers as well as novices, who come here from the different parts of
Accomplished as amateurs musicians come here to play various
instruments, which include drums, cymbals, etc. It is a grand
extravaganza that sets the mood of people with sounds of music. The
dancing hall of the Sun temple is truly an architectural wonder. The
designing of its wall, which is a reflection of the ancient times, is
simply outstanding. Konark Dance Festival provides a golden opportunity
to the newcomers to exhibit their talent.
One can witnesses almost all the classical dances of India in this
festival, right from Odissi to Bharathnatyam to Manipuri to Kathak.
Thus, it acts as a great platform for the dance connoisseurs and other
performing artists to learn about different dance forms of the country.
At Konark Music and Dance Festival, one can also see a Crafts Mela,
displaying the ethnic craftsmanship of Indian artists. Then, there is
the Food Mela, providing the most delicious delicacies of the country.
The festival is gaining more popularity day by day, attracting a larger
number of art lovers every year.