The festival which was held from 4th to 12th Feb 2012, is usually held every year in late January or Mid Feb at Kala ghoda which not only attracts tourist locally but also international tourist. Since 1999 the festival has grown its popularity attracting visitors and participants from across India. Its no longer an art festival but has grown to become a street festival with fusion of Arts, dance, music, theatre, films. They also conduct workshop, seminars, heritage walks and also special events for children. The pics below showing the atmosphere at the festival. "THE FUSION BONANZA"
The reason I included this event in my blog is because the festival is so vibrant that its more like an adventure exhibiting Gallery & pavement shows, painting and sculptures, street shows and music shows, dance and theatre performance and also food fiesta from different restaurants across Mumbai like Chetana's, Copper Chimneys etc.
Some of the pics from Kala Ghoda festival 2012. Njoy
Here are some of the installations during this year's festival - Aim to create awareness or social message. BISLERI BOTTLE LATTERN.
Street artist performing at the festival.
Even Mumbai Police had a stall showing paintings and pictures clicked by policmen.
CRY- an NGO also had a stall conveying the message to Fight Undernourishment in children "Little by Little".
|Little by Little from CRY|
Message from VIKRAM ARORA about corruption. "UNDER THE TABLE"
The handcart which is used even today to carry goods across Mumbai, shown in very different way where it can also be something of "COMFORT".
Somethings that we used to see very often on the streets decades back but now is fast dying out.
DRUMS, BUDDHI KE BAAL & PAPER WIND MILL
Kalaghoda festival was more than just the pics that I could click above. Fusion of Dance, Music, Street plays, Melting pot for various art form and artist from across India. The festival which concluded on 12th Feb 2012 was truly amazing. Though I visited only on last day of festival for couple of hours but it was truly "AN ADVENTURE" with so much to see, so much to know that I am already looking forward to the festival to come back in 2013.