Raindrops Festival of Indian Classical Dance
Raindrops Festival of Indian Classical Dance
Organised by renowned kathak dancer Uma Dogra’s SamVed Society for Performing Arts, the Raindrops Festival of Indian Classical Dance spotlights new and rising talents in the field. More than 200 dancers have performed at the Raindrops Festival since its launch in 1991.
They include such accomplished artists as kathak dancer Shama Bhate and Vishal Krishna, mohiniattam dancers Mandakini Trivedi and Sunanda Nair, Odissi dancers Sujata Mohapatra and Arushi Mudgal, and Bharatanatyam dancers Sandhya Purecha and Vaibhav Arekar. After two online editions in 2020 and 2021, the Raindrops Festival of Indian Classical Dance returned in an on-ground format last year.
The two-day 2022 instalment included solo recitals by kathak dancers Trina Roy and Varsha Dasgupta, kuchipudi dancers Ruchi Krishna and T. Reddi Lakshmi, mohinattam dancer Dimple Nair and Odissi dancer Swapnokalpa Dasgupta. It also featured Bharatanatyam duets by the pairs of Harshini T. and Meera Shree Dhandapani and Bhairavi Venkatesan and Harini Jeevitha.
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How To Get There
How to Reach Mumbai
1. By Air: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, formerly known as Sahar International Airport, is the primary international airport serving the Mumbai Metropolitan Area. It is situated about 30 km from CST Station. The domestic airport is in Vile Parle East. Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji has two terminals. Terminal 1 or the domestic terminal used to be the old airport called Santacruz Airport, and some locals still refer to it by this name. Terminal 2 or the international terminal replaced the old terminal 2, formerly known as the Sahar Airport. The Santa Cruz Domestic Airport is about 4.5 km from the international airport. There are regular direct flights to Mumbai easily available from other airports. Buses and cabs are easily available from the airport to reach desired destinations.
2. By Rail: Mumbai is very well connected to rest of India by train. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is the most popular station in Mumbai. Trains to Mumbai are available from all major railway stations in India. Some important Mumbai trains to note are the Mumbai Rajdhani, Mumbai Duronto and the Konkan-Kanya Express.
3. By Road: Mumbai is well-connected with national highways and expressways. Getting to Mumbai by bus is the most economical for individual tourists. Government-run, as well as private buses, operate daily services. Travelling to Mumbai by car is a common choice made by travellers, and hailing a cab or hiring a private car is an efficient way of exploring the city.
- Food stalls
- Free drinking water
- Gendered toilets
Items & Accessories to Carry
1. An umbrella and rainwear. Be prepared for the Mumbai monsoon.
2. A sturdy water bottle, if the festival has refillable water stations and the venue allows bottles to be taken inside.
3. COVID packs: Hand sanitiser, extra masks and a copy of your vaccination certificate are things you should keep handy.
About SamVed Society for Performing Arts
SamVed Society for Performing Arts
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