Location: Gvalior, India
Application Deadline: 1 June, 2018
WITH PLEASURE INVITE YOU ON 15 TH WORLD DANCE FESTIVAL UDBHAV UTSAV-2018 PREMIER INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL OF INDIA 20-25 TH OCTOBER 2018 GWALIOR-INDIA
Gwalior is a major and the northern-most city in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. Located 319
kilometres (198 miles) south of New Delhi, the capital city of India. The city and its fortress is a big
attraction for the tourist coming INDIA.
Gwalior holds a major position in the Indian classical music & Dance.
Udbhav Utsav is an International Folk dance festival helds every year Gwalior in the month of
October-November. Hundreds of foreign participants and thousands of Indian performers participates
At the heart of Gwalior is Gwalior Fort ( fortress) of the Tomar dynasty. The Fort, popularly called "the
Gibraltar of India", overlooks the city. The Emperor Babur reputedly described it as "the pearl in the necklace of the forts of Hind". This fort's architecture is unique. It displays a Chinese influence on Indian architecture, as Chinese dragons have been crafted at the hilt of the pillars.
This influence wasdue to trade between China and India at the time of the fort's construction.
Jai Vilas Palace, is the residential palace turned museum of the Maratha rulers of
Gwalior - the Scindias. It is in the heart of the city. The palace has notable collections
of antiques and also some of the old time gadgets and collections that can't be easily
seen. The museum is one of the largest in Madhya Pradesh and has the world's
largest chandelier and the complex is a mixture of British as well as Hindu
architecture. The palace was made in 1874 as an attempt to bring the palace of
Versailles to Gwalior.
The Sun temple built by Birla group is dedicated to the Sun god, the Sun Temple is located near
residency at Morar, Gwalior. It is a facsimile of the Sun temple of Konark, Odisha and now this sun
temple is one among the significant pilgrimage centres in Gwalior. It is the place which gives best
examples of peace and neatness in Gwalior.
Padavali and Mitavali is a popular archaeological site comprising about 200 ancient shrines in Morena
district in Madhya Pradesh. This site is located on the north-western slope of a range of hills near
Padavali, a village about 30 km from Gwalior.
OBJECTIVES & TASKS OF THE FESTIVAL
The main objective of the competition-festival is to give opportunity to performers for creative communications, to present new talents and to facilitate acquaintance with pieces of national culture and arts in different countries.
An initiative to establish peace and love in the world! One Spirit and One Religion!
Supports and promotes talented performers and creative formations;
Activities Activation of the creative organization and unions, their leaders and pedagogues in the sphere of aesthetic education;
Consolidation and development of the cultural connections for further development of the cooperation in the sphere of culture and arts;
Formation and increasing of aesthetic interests of the audience;
We would like to extend our Heartily Invitation to the Dance Groups from all over the Globe to take part in this Grand Cultural Gathering.
TRADITIONAL DANCE GROUPS
POP DANCE (INCLUDING FOLK STYLISATION)
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
1- Arrival in festival city Gwalior on November -21 th Morning. And departure from festival city on
November 26 th Morning.
2- 3 meals per day. Meals will start from the lunch of 21 st November & will end with the breakfast of
26 h .November.
3- All the groups will cover their own travel expenses up to Gwalior railway station / airport and back.
4- Festival committee will receive the groups at Gwalior railway station / airport.
5- All groups will get an English-speaking guide in capital New Delhi (airport) who will assist them to
take train or flight to Gwalior.
6- The festival organizing committee can arrange a transfer in Capital New Delhi. From Airport to
Railway station/ Domestic Airport and vice versa. On the request of the groups. The groups will cover
the cost of transfer.
7- All the groups would be responsible for the confirmation of their journey tickets. Festival committee
will not be responsible for any confirmation of journey tickets.
8- The festival committee will provide English-speaking guide. One English knowing person is
compulsory in each group.
9-Group members must be of the age of 10+
10-One official free for 20 members group.( 20+1).Maximum 20+1 members allowed. ( In some
special cases organizing committee may allow more members in a group)
11-Music may be live or on good recorded.
12-Schools, amateur groups, dance institutions are welcomed.
13-Overseas health insurance is must.
14-Transportation in festival city will be arranged by the organizing committee
15-The festival committee will arrange local sight scenes.
16-The festival committee covers the cost of the tickets of the historical places in the city.
17-Each participant will receive certificate (Diploma) and each group will receive a memento/souvenir
18-During festival groups will perform 4-6 items of 6-8 minutes each.
19-There is no provision of liqueur in the meals.
20-More than one groups from one country, can participate.
21-Accommodation fee–Hotel with 3 Indian meals 115 Euro per person for full festival period.
22-Excursion tours to Agra. The city of "Taj Mahal-(One of the 8 wonders of the world") , World
famous destinations like New Delhi, Jaipur , Khajuraho and many other touristic places ,may be
arranged on request With additional prize.
For participation, please send group pictures, videos and a brief note about the group by e-mail.
For any query or information please write to the Director Of the Festival.
We will be happy to facilitate you.
Hope to see you in India.