Mamallapuram Nritya Utsav
|Country and Region||India — Tamil Nadu|
|Type of Festival||Dance|
|Location of Festival||Mamallapuram, Tamil Nadu, India|
|Festival Contact Information|
India Tourist Office (Delhi Office)
Mamallapuram Dance Festival takes place in the city of Mahabalipuram in Tamil Nadu. The event features performances of Indian classical dances such as the Bharat Natyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Mohiniattam, Odissi and Kathakali. The prominent people from their respected fields gather for this cultural event that is also promoted by the Tamil Nadu Tourism Department as one of the major cultural attraction for this part of India. Festival is held at the venue of Arjuna's penance, a bass-relief sculpted on the face of two enormous adjacent rocks, in Mamallapuram. This ancient open-air stage was created about thirteen centuries ago and features incredible monolithic rock sculptures of the Pallavas.
|Festival Dates||December 25, 2008 – January 25, 2009|