The Hyderabad Chapter of SPIC MACAY (Society for Promotion of Indian Music And Culture Amongst Youth) is organising a festival of Indian classical music and dance, "Virasat 2010
", from 7th to 17th August, at various venues in the city.
The 11-day festival will feature the following stalwarts - Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Pt. Vijay Ghate, Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan, Kavita Dwibedi, T V Sankaranarayanan, Mysore Brothers, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhatt, Prof. Uday Bhawalkar, Dr. Teejan Bai, Dr. Nookala Chinasatyanarayana and D Balakrishna. Odissi dancer Kavita Dwibedi will be performing on 9th August, 7:00pm, at the ICFAI Business School, Shankarpalli.
Born and brought up in the family of the traditional art practioners, Kavita Dwibedi is the daughter and disciple of Odissi maestro Guru Hare Krishna Behera. She has performed in several major dance festivals of India, including at Khajuraho, Konark, Mamallapuram, Soorya, Natyanjali, Swaralaya, Natyaveda, Vaddakkunthan, Guruvayur and DIAF.
She had a successful ICCR-sponsored tour during the 50th year of India's Independence celebrations in Scandinavian countries, UK, USA and Australia. She also had the opportunity to represent India on the occasion of the completion of 50 years Of Diplomatic Relations between India and Japan. In 2007, she was deputed on behalf of ICCR again, to Israel, Croatia, Greece, Jordan and Egypt, for the celebration of the 60th year of India's Independence, in the Festival of India. Besides this, she was invited by the French Theatre company to participate in their production, as the lone Indian artiste.
She also conducts lec-dems (lecture-demonstrations) on behalf of SPIC-MACAY, all over in India. An A-grade artiste of Doordarshan, she is also the holder of a Junior Fellowship from the Govt. of India. She is the Founder Director of Odissi Akademi (Delhi), on behalf of which she used to organize the Jayadeva Utsav in the national capital.
SPIC MACAY is a voluntary, non-profit, apolitical and non-governmental student participatory movement founded in 1977. It aims to conserve and promote an awareness of Indian culture among the youth of India, through a focus on the classical arts.
SPIC-MACAY has chapters in over 300 towns and cities all over the world. It organizes concerts, lectures, demonstrations, informal discussions and seminars, all hosted by local chapters of the organization. The Hyderabad Chapter is one of them.
Entry to the concerts is free, and is on a first-come-first-served basis. Please contact Lata Mani at 93475-53161 or Ashish at 94901-22248 for further details.