To all the dance lovers out there, get ready to witness the dance festival happening from April 3 to 11. Open to anyone who is interested in taking part, HMDA presents the Hyderabad Dance Festival in the State Gallery of Art.
The first-of-its-kind event is celebrating the art, without any boundaries of inclusivity, participation, and genre. Participants across the country can take part in this festival, which will also be marked by two vital and distinct panel discussions aimed to address the narrative behind the festival and the significance of dance.
Day one of the festival begins with panel discussions among prominent artistes in the city and in the evening, Sham-e-Hyderabad will take everyone on the journey of storytelling with Ryan Martyr and Kathak Pt. Rajendra Gangani, supported by Mohit Shridhar, Nishit Gangani, and others. Ananda Shankar Jayant and Deepika Reddy will be performing as well, besides many other known names in the field of dance.
Jathi Ratnalu fame Faria Abdullah was the centre of attention in the event and seems to have enjoyed the mob dance which was performed by dancers. “My association with Cypher Hours goes back to its earlier volumes.
This is like seeing a dream grow and thrive into a gorgeous tree which has deep roots; even I’m super excited for the event that would be starting soon,” says Faria. Event organisers Harsha Maheshwari and Vaibhav have planned the event, involving all the prominent dancers from different cities.
“To create something grand, it takes energies from a lot of people, brands and communities to come together. I have been grateful to see that growth with each year in the beautiful city and the support for Hyderabad Dance Festival is getting exciting,” says Harsha.
The event would be closing with an amalgamation of different forms from kathak to cyphers, belly dance to ballet, salsa to bharatanatyam, rap to breaking — the city will witness the 10th edition of Cypher Hours where the entire dance community comes together to jam and grow through Cyphers and challenge each other by battling and expressing without any inhibitions.