12th Chandigarh Arts & Heritage Festival: Folk songs, dance cast a spell on Day 1

12th Chandigarh Arts & Heritage Festival: Folk songs, dance cast a spell on Day 1

Folk artistes enthral the audience at Tagore Theatre in Chandigarh on Wednesday. Tribune Photo

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, September 22

Folk songs, dance and a skit marked Day 1 of the 12th Chandigarh Arts & Heritage Festival at Tagore Theatre here today.

Almost full to its capacity, it seemed like the old times as the audience clapped and sang with the artistes and laughed their heart out at two ‘bhands’ (entertainers) played by Malkeet and Kamal Malanga.

Right from Rza Heer's Jutti Kasuri, Rajat Raj’s Challa to folk dances, every bit was enjoyed by the audience — a good mix of people from different age groups, including toddlers and senior citizens.

What makes Chandigarh and its police different was shown by ASI Chandigarh Traffic Police Bhupinder Singh who sang Chandigarh Vich Challan Ho Gaya addressing the new CCTV cameras installed in the city.

During the three-day festival, Department of Cultural Affairs, Chandigarh Administration, in collaboration with Sangeet Natak Akademi, Lalit Kala Akademi, Sahitya Akademi and Tagore Theatre Society will conduct an art workshop, besides organising kavi sammelan and an audio visual presentation by eminent sculptor Jitu Patel — Simplicity is the Ultimate Form of Beauty — at two venues — Tagore Theatre and Government Museum and Art Gallery.

Historical play Shaheed Udham Singh will also be showcased during the festival that concludes on September 24.

 

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