Virtual Classical Dance Competition



Shri Kamakhya Kalapeeth, New Delhi

Ardhanareeswara, Divine as perfectly balanced Female & Male. Jhalawar, Rajasthan(6th Cent AD)


This event will mark the auspicious day of


on 24th july, 2021.

Eight styles of India’s rich tradition of classical dances

Ardhanareeswara, Divine as perfectly balanced Female & Male. Jhalawar, Rajasthan(6th Cent AD)

About CICD

Centre for Indian Classical Dances (CICD) i.e. Shri Kamakhya Kalapeeth is one of the most respected institution devoted to promoting Indian Classical Dance. It was established by the Cultural Icon of India,Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh who is currently Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha). The Centre has been working in the field of teaching India’s classical dance art, classical music, Yoga and Sanskrit since 1977. It has an enviable record of mega-events, dance-drama, performance of dance, music and theatre by some of the greatest artists of India. The Centre encouraged young dancers of the time i.e. 1983-84 in specially designed festivals, most of whom are eminent names today e.g. Leela Samson, Bharati Shivaji, Saswati Sen, Krishan Mohan and others. This tradition of preparing next generation of dancers alongwith the audience, Rasik connoisseurs, has continued to this day. The Centre organises Kalayatra festival every year and gives prestigious Life-Time Achievement Award to legendary artists in the field of Art and Culture.


Pandemic and Performing Arts

The performing arts have been the worst sufferer in the age of Pandemic. Artists in the field of performing arts, specially from the traditional dances of India have been the worst hit by closure of auditoria, recording studio, cancellation of all events and festivals which are main source of sustenance through the year. In the high-voltage noise of many others from popular and silver screen, the poor dancer has been elbowed out of the economic packages offered by society.

New Normal for Performing Arts

Our young generation of dancers deserves good platforms where they can share their ideas and creativity without fear of incurring huge expenditure. They need encouragement and a purpose to be able to carry on with this noble art. It is high time that we overcome the distressing shock of Pandemic and try to develop new mode of presentation for the Performing Arts. It is also very important to explore new avenues for performances which give stable livelihood to the artist, but at the same time it is also important to retain the originality and classical nature of our art forms specially the dances. It is a challenge which gives us impetus to think afresh and act.


75 Years of Independent India(1947-2022)

India will complete 75 years of Independence as a nation in 2022. Celebrations have already begun. Our civilization and culture are ancient i.e. atleast 10,000 years old and foreign rule of few hundred years has had little impact on the age-old traditions. Now is the time to rejuvenate our spirit and celebrate the beauty and mystery of Bharatiya ASMITA (identity). Who better than the dancer to do so?

Dance of India @ 75

The CICD has planned this mega-event ‘Dance of India @75’. It will be virtual dance competition in the eight (8) styles of India’s rich tradition of classical dances viz. Odissi. Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Manipuri, Kuchipudi, Mohiniyattam, Sattriya and Kathakali. This event will also mark the auspicious day of Guru Purnima on 24th July, 2021. The entire event will be for four (4) days. We are trying to extend helping hand to the artist community through this event. The entire event is being coordinated by Almond - An ATechnos Venture, a premier company which has created significant work in organizing mega on-line-events. Established by young entrepreneurs Abhinav Jain & Apurv Modi, this company has shown remarkable sensitivity towards serving our cultural values and national ethos.



Complete Sponsorship Name as Event Organiser

Rs. 25.00 Lakh

Part of Event Sponsorship

Rs. 15.00 Lakh

Stalls in the Event for all four days of Event

Rs. 10.00 Lakh

Dashboard Sponsorship

Rs. 2.00 Lakh

Prize Sponsorship

Rs. 2.00 Lakh

Manipuri Manipuri
Kathak Kathak

Dancing Nataraja from rock cut cave, Badami, Karnataka ( 6/7th cent AD)

Dancing Nataraja from rock cut cave, Badami, Karnataka ( 6/7th cent AD)


Gulmohar Institutional Area,

Next to NIFT,

New Delhi – 110049



Smt. Malavika Joshi

Mobile +919599192735


Event will be streamed on,

various OTT Platforms,

TV Channels and social media platforms.

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  • kooapp
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Dance of India Platform by CICD

Mentor by Padma Vibhushan Dr. Sonal Mansingh (Member of Parliament)