Konark Dance and Music Festival held annually in the ambience of the sun temple in konark, odisha. Konark Dance Festival was started in the year 1986 at konark Natya Mandap by Padmashree Guru Gangadhar Pradhan. The walls of Dancing hall are coated with fine creative styles of the traditional times. Different music instruments and musicians playing drums, cymbals adorn the sculptures in Odissi dance poses. The main motive behind this festival is to bring together several artists into its cultural family and creating an international cultural togetherness and society.
As a spectator you will enjoy Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Mohiniattam and various other classical dance and music performances by the experienced artists from all over the country and even the stage is set for the new comers to show there talent and make there presence count in this international cultural event stage of Natyashala in sun temple Konark.
Crafts mela along with the wide range of moth watering cuisines and a variety of handicrafts are the other main attractions of Konark dance festival thus making it an ideal vennue for a family get along on a vacation or a joyous experience to the tourists.
The festival starts on 19 feb and ends on 23 feb 2013.