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26th Edition Parampara Series- The National Festival of Dance & Music

Established in 1976 by world renowned dancing couple Padma Bhushans Drs. Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy, Natya Tarangini is a performing arts center par excellence in the capital city of New Delhi. Under the guidance of the Reddy’s, it has been working tirelessly to preserve, propagate and promote the Indian Dance and Music in our country.

Natya Tarangini started the ‘Parampara’ Series National and International Festival of Music and Dance as a movement to preserve and enrich the cultural mosaic of our everyday life and today takes pride in the fact that it has largely succeeded in its endeavors. Natya Tarangini is conducting its 26th Edition this year with full dedication towards preserving our art & culture. As part of the Parampara Series “Natya Tarangini” will be celebrating the festival by presenting nationally and internationally with reputed artists for 3 days.

12th November 2022

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan – Sarod

Raja Radha Reddy Troupe  – Kuchipudi Dance

13th November 2022

Aruna Sairam – Carnatic Vocals

Rama Vaidyanathan – Bharatanatyam Dance

14th November 2022

Aditi Mangaldas – Kathak Dance

Jayateerth Mevundi – Hindustani Vocal and Abhang

Venue : Amphitheatre “Raja Radha Rangmanch” located at Natya Tarangini Institute of Performing Arts, Saket, New Delhi

Timings: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

About Natyataringini

Today Natya Tarangini’s name has become synonymous with this overwhelmingly successful festival series, which showcases artistes drawn from across the world. The Moscow Classical Ballet, thePaul Taylor Dance Companyflamenco dancer Jose Porcel andwhirling dervishes are among the groups that have performed at the festival along with stalwarts such as Pt. Hari Prasad Chaurasia, Kishori Amonkar, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Dr. M. Balamurali Krishna, Begum Parveen Sultana, Vyjayanthimala Bali, Kelucharan Mohapatra, Hariharan, Alarmel Valli, Pt. Birju Maharaj, Astad Deboo amongst others, celebrating the embodiment of the best of Indian heritage with the cosmopolitan world view.

Natya Tarangini’s festivals have always been inaugurated by high dignitaries such as Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, former President of India, Dr. Manmohan Singh, former Prime Minister of India, and Shri L K Advani, former deputy Prime Minister of India.

In 2020 the pandemic hit us hard, but Natya Tarangini adapted swiftly. The Parampara Series was presented virtually. Natya Tarangini collaborated with United Nations to bring concerts by stalwarts to showcase the 23 Golden Years of its existence on YouTube channels of United Nations & Raja Radha Reddy as a cyber festival.

The performances will be presented to a live audience and will also be simultaneously be Live streamed for 3 days in social media platform like YouTube / Facebook along.

In addition to concerts a plethora of activities like panel discussion, talk/ conversation between various young artists shall be conducted virtually.

Over the last 25 years Natya Tarangini has been conducting the Parampara series without break, bringing authentic innovative concerts year after year. 2020 brought upon the performing artists in India tough times, this festival is our attempt to bring back the arts sector on its feet. We have a long way to go, therefore we request your support as we persevere in these hard times. By bringing visibility to the artists and the festival, let us spread hope as we move ahead. 

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