Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2018 – BIAF

Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2018. Our city’s largest acclaimed festival is now celebrating its 11th year and epitomizing “Celebration of Harmony through Arts”. Thought provoking and well curetted art presentations by artists from both India and abroad have been the benchmark of BIAF for 10 years.

Internationally acclaimed artists are featured in BIAF every year. The last ten successive years have been successful and in each year we have had a minimum of 8 venues and the event spread over 9 days. More than 1500 artists have been showcased at BIAF. The 11th year festival of art & culture is being presented at different venues to reach out every connoisseur.

We are presenting Music and dance troupes from countries like Sri Lanka, Japan, Austria by collaborating with the respective cultural departments of those countries. In addition folk groups are coming from Chattisgadh, Uttarapradesh, Odissa.

On the first day of the festival  on Sept 22nd of September 2018, after a brief inauguration formality the activity will unfold at Allama Kalashale , situated at Kannali, , Kodigehalli Panchayat, Magadi Road, NICE Road Junction,  Bengaluru- 560091

There will be *Panthi folk dance of Chattisgadh, Sri Lankan Folk dance by Rangisara Dancing Academy, Sri Lanka, *Gujarati folk dance – Garbha & Dandiya by Samanvaya Dance Company, Students of Dr.Veena Murthy Vijay and Ardhanareeshwara – Kuchipudi dance by Dr.Ardhanareeshwara Venkat.

On 23rd September 2018 Morning 09:00am, For Fitness awareness we are dedicating Yoga to reach out to Fitness freaks and also to the un initiated at Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bengaluru – 560052 . “The Art of Awareness” A 60 minutes class with Namrata Sudhindra (Nikaya Yoga) intended to increase mind body breath and spatial awareness with live music.

In the evening at Freedom Park, Sheshadri Road, Bengaluru – 560009, we have * Diwari Folk Dance of Uttar Pradesh by Sri Ramesh Pal & troupe, Odissi & Folk by Tridhara Troupe, founded by Guru Dr.Debaprasad Das, Dance lead by Guru Alaka Sahu & directed by Guru Dr.Gajendra Panda, *Panthi folk dance of Chattisgadh, Sri Lankan Folk dance by Rangisara Dancing Academy, Sri Lanka, *Gujarati folk dance – Garbha & Dandiya by Samanvaya Dance Company, Students of Dr.Veena Murthy Vijay and Ardhanareeshwara – Kuchipudi dance by Dr.Ardhanareeshwara Venkat.

Entry is free for all the programs.

“BIAF was conceived & envisaged keeping in mind the need for an International flavor to the Arts Festival in our country. Our endeavor is to showcase world class performances from legendary artists to the generation next. Over the last ten years we have built this large scale  festival, which is  recognized as one of the top  annual global festivals today. Artists from over 25 countries have performed at our festival. Harmony through Arts has been our objective and we hope to continue to carry this message across, especially in these turbulent times. The support of the people of Bengaluru is vital to keep festivals like BIAF alive and they have been magnanimous all these years. I once again  take this opportunity to invite the citizens of our city to come & enjoy the wonderful performances from across the globe over the next three weekends. Your support is invaluable to us.” added Dr. Suma Sudhindra – Director of BIAF.

Dr. Veena Murthy Vijay, Director of BIAF says, all these 10 years we have been successful in making Brengaluru an international destination for arts festivals. The milestone of achieving this international status is the main  aspect of  BIAF being a sustainable festival. This has inspired us to continue BIAF with greater conviction towards propagation of arts.  We thank Ministry of Culture and other corporates  that have had faith in us and have continued to sponsor all these years.  “The power of the arts which brings harmony across the world has encouraged us to conduct Bengaluru International Arts Festival relentlessly. Thus  establishing BIAF as an annual global festival for the 11th year.”


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