8th Naada Bindu Festival to kick off on Friday

Sakal Times
Tuesday, 6 February 2018

Pune: Away from the usual hustle bustle of mundane life, the 8th Naada Bindu Festival (NBF), a unique residential art festival, will begin from February 9. Presented by Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula, a campus of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, the festival will take place at Chinmaya Vibhooti, an ashram surrounded by farmlands, in the lap of Sahyadri hills at Kolwan village near Pune.

Pune: Away from the usual hustle bustle of mundane life, the 8th Naada Bindu Festival (NBF), a unique residential art festival, will begin from February 9. Presented by Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula, a campus of Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, the festival will take place at Chinmaya Vibhooti, an ashram surrounded by farmlands, in the lap of Sahyadri hills at Kolwan village near Pune.

Music connoisseurs will spend three days and two nights in the tranquil environment. The musical festival will have classical music and dance by legendary maestros and upcoming artistes, art talk sessions and inspiring daily discourses by spiritual mentors. The two magnificent temples of Hanuman and Pranava Ganesh provide space for meditation, reflection, and contemplation.

The artistes performing at the function include Padmashri Malavika Sarukkai, an exceptional dancer, acclaimed globally for her creative dance choreography, Tabla exponent Padmashri Vijay Ghate, a senior disciple of Pt Suresh Talwalkar, Carnatic vocalists Sreerama Prasad and Ravikumar Malladi, popularly known as Malladi Brothers, Manjusha Patil, an acclaimed Hindustani vocalist from the Gwalior Gharana.

Exceptional violinists Lalitha and Nandini are the only female duo in Asia to perform world music, South Indian classical, fusion and western classical music. Shankar Kandasamy, from Malaysia, has a rare combination of excellence as a teacher, choreographer and performer. He combines breathtaking technical virtuosity and creative ingenuity in a spiritually evocative solo Bharatanatyam performance.

‘Riding on Rhythms’, an interactive session with table maestro Vijay Ghate and ‘Anga-Haara: All About the Dancer’s Tools’, a lecture-performance by Ramaa Bharadvaj, delving into the roots of Indian Theater-Arts, will help to augment the understanding of the classical art forms.

A spiritual talk by Swami Tejomayananda, an inspired poet and lyricist, and an accomplished master of Vedanta, will add value to the festival’s experience

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† 8th Naada Bindu Festival: A residential performing arts festival
† When: February 9 to 11, 2018
† Where: Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula, at Post Kolwan, Taluka Mulshi, District Pune - 412108
† For details contact: nbf@cvv.ac.in, or call on +917720829000, +917720839000

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