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Khajuraho Dance Festival 2017

Get ready for the Khajuraho Dance Festival 2017. Organized by Madhya Pradesh Tourism, the Khajuraho Dance Festival witnesses the coming together of the finest of dancers from different parts of India. This time the festival will take place in the last week of February.

Khajuraho Dance Festival 2017 Dates

  • Start Date: 20th February
  • End Date: 26th February
  • Venue: Western Group of Temples
  • Entry: Free

If you are connoisseur of Indian dances, this is one of the best opportunities to capture the graceful movements of Indian dancers. The temples of Khajuraho serve as the backdrop of this mega event. Every year Khajuraho – the small town in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh comes alive to the thumping of tabla and jingles of anklets, as renowned dancers sway and move against the floodlit backdrop of the stunning Khajuraho temples. The festival generally takes place in the backdrop of Western Group of Temples.

Arunima Kumar performs at Khajuraho Dance Festival | Pic By: Krishna
Arunima Kumar at Khajuraho Dance Festival | Pic By: Krishna

Travellers to this temple town can enjoy classical Indian dances like Odissi, Kathak, Kuchipudi, Bharatnatyam, Manipuri and other contemporary dances by the budding and renowned artistes. During Khajuraho Dance Festival, the MP Tourism also organizes arts & crafts mela, where artisans from different parts of the state display their art work.

The week-long Khajuraho Dance Festival draws travellers not only from the country but also from across the globe to explore the rich Indian cultural heritage and its fascinating history. The Khajuraho Dance Festival 2015 is an opportunity for you to discover the varied colours and richness of Indian tradition, dance and music.

Khajuraho Dance Festival 2017 Schedule

20 February, 2017

Anuj Mishra, Delhi Kathak
Sanchita Bhattacharya, Kolkata Odissi
JayShree Acharya, New Delhi Kathak Group

21 February, 2017

Shagun Bhootaanee, Delhi Odissi
Yasmin Singh, Raipur Kathak Couple
Daksha Mashruwala, Mumbai Odissi Group

22 February, 2017

Lavanya Sankar, Coimbatore Bharatanaatyam
Rachna Yadav, New Delhi Kathak Group
Sadashiv Pradhaan,Bhubaneswar Mayurbhanj Chhau
Shinjini Kulkarni, Delhi Kathak

23 February

Shikha Khare, New Delhi Kathak
Sandip Mallick, Kolkata Kathak
Pallavi Krishnan, Trichur Mohini Attam Group
Rita Mitra Mustafi, Katha Dance Theater, USA Kathak Group

24 February

Raasmani, Bhopal Kathak
Rukmini Vijay Kumar, Bangalore Bharatanaatyam
Manjiri Kiran Mahaajni, Jaipur Kathak
Vansri Rao, New Delhi Kuchipudi Group


25 February

Saumya Bose, Bhubaneswar Odissi
Neelakshi Rai, New Delhi Kathak
Maansi Thiyam, N.Anusana Devi, Manipur Manipuri  Couple
Suchitra Harmalkar, Indore Kathak Group

26 February

Amit Chaudhuri, Kalpataru, Bangladesh Bharatanatyam Treyi
Vidhalal, Abhimanyu, Delhi Kathak Couple
Jyotsna Jagannath, Chennai Bharatanatyam
Gauri Dwivedi, Delhi Odissi

Here is an enchanting video of Lord Krishna performing at Khajuraho Dance Festival.