BIAF 2015 starting Sep 18
Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2015 is now celebrating its 8th year in epitomizing “Celebration of Harmony through Arts”. Thought provoking and well curetted art presentations by artists from both India and abroad are being featured in BIAF 2015. This was announced at a press meet at the Press Club on the 14th of Sept by the Directors of AIM Dr. Suma Sudhindra and Veena Murthy Vijay.
This eight year journey of art and culture, now bringing it to your nearby auditoriums, galleries and also public places, acknowledging arts for everybody! Creativity is unlimited, be it dancing, instruments, vocal or theatre! This year BIAF has collaborated with various countries like Netherlands, Sri Lanka, Brazil, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Rwanda to perform for Bengaluru audience. Folk groups are flying in from Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal, Odissa, Maharashtra, Goa, Kerala & Karnataka.
On the inaugural day, September 18th at 5 PM, at NGMA, 49 Palace Road, Manikyavelu Mansion, one will witness “Pathra Nadha Vaibhava” by Layalavanya and an Odissi dance by Sarita Mishra and Adyasha Ensemble.
“BIAF was conceived & envisaged keeping in mind the need for an International Arts Festival in our country. Our endeavour is to showcase world class performances from legendary artists to the gen next. Over the last eight years we have had artists from over 14 countries perform at our festival. Harmony through Arts, has been our objective and we hope to continue to take this message across, especially in these current times. The support of the people of Bengaluru is vital to keep festivals like BIAF alive. I take this opportunity to invite the citizens of our city to come & enjoy the wonderful artists from across the globe over the next three weekends. Your support is invaluable to us.” added Dr Suma Sudhindra – Director of BIAF.
Veena Murthy Vijay, Director of BIAF, says “The power of the arts which brings harmony across the globe has inspired us to conduct Bengaluru International Arts Festival – 2015, for the eighth year in truly international standards”.