Watch: The fascinating glimpses of the first International Kala Mela 

At the Kala Mela, there are different art workshops and activities such as the Visual Art Film Festival, Pottery/Pattachitra/Paper Mache workshops, musical performances, and dance dramas

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Qazi M Raghib

Lalit Kala Akademi, the premier institution for the promotion of Art and Culture has organised an International Kala Mela (Arts Festival) where more than 800 artists are showcasing their art works from February 4 to 18 from, in collaboration with Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi (IGNCA).

At the Kala Mela, there are different art workshops and activities such as the Visual Art Film Festival, Pottery/Pattachitra/Paper Mache workshops, musical performances, dance dramas and violin-making workshops. There were international performances such as violin recital by Nuno Flores, Portugal; the troth – Usne Kaha Tha, a story of love and sacrifice in World War I, by Akademi South Asian Dance, UK; Yakshangana by Devika Rao, UK; piano recital by Nobert Kale, Hungary and Yaa Devi by Devika Dance Theatre, UK.

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Published: 14 Feb 2018, 3:33 PM