The 39th annual Khajuraho Dance Festival will begin from 20th February and will end on 26th February 2013.
Started in the year 1975, Khajuraho dance festival is India’s one of the oldest and most acknowledge cultural events with traditional dance events taking place every evening right from the first day of the festival from 7 p.m onwards at the famous Khajuraho erotic temples, one amongst India’s most well liked historical destinations.
Dedicated to Surya (the Sun God ) Chitragupta Temple and the Vishwanatha Temple (dedicated to Lord Shiva) are the main temples where the dance performances takes place in an open-air auditorium, Highlighting the richness of various Indian Classical dances mainly Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri, Kathak, Kathakali and Bharathanatyam. Recently Modern Indian dance has also been added.
The Weeklong festival is recognized internationally by international academies and dancers. Dancers from around the world give performances during the festival making it exceptionally good for the spectators and every dancer has a dream of performing at the khajuraho festival. Beside the dance festival, art & craft work is also displayed by the local villagers.