The Sanatkada Lucknow Festival, in its 15th edition, goes to be all about ‘Ashiqana Lucknow’. With interviews with over 90 individuals, the Sanatkada crew has curated matters of dialogue, movies, books and artists, who through the length of the competition from February 2 – 6, will echo the theme of ‘Love through the eyes of a Lucknowite’.
The competition might be unfold throughout two venues and 7 phases, and tradition walks might be organised as part of it. For the 5 days of the competition, simultaneous programmes might be happening on the Safed Baradari and Salempur Home in Qaiserbagh.
From self-love to lack of love, and every little thing in between, has been tapped into, to curate this competition, anticipated to draw crowds younger and outdated. “Folks of Lucknow from all walks of life, and all ages, have been interviewed, in order that we might get an understanding of what love means to the widespread Lucknowite of at this time,” mentioned Madhavi Kuckreja, founding father of the competition.
“This is perhaps the primary platform within the metropolis the place the theme of love is being explored in all its faces, with none one definition of love or lover. We’re exploring it as a typical theme that appeals to all, no matter the place they arrive from and what their orientation is perhaps,” she added.
Moreover movie screenings, guide launches, music and dance performances, dramas and qissagoi, the competition can even see an exhibition curated on the theme of love and loss, and a Crafts Bazaar, that includes 100 weavers and handicrafts artists from throughout the nation and overseas. “Needlework, residence furnishing, attire and extra might be out there at this Crafts Bazaar,” mentioned a crew member. “We have now tribal girls who weave lungis, coming in from Chhattisgarh, idol makers, and in addition a calligrapher who labored on the Chhota Imambara, for the guests to work together with them and their craft. The Salempur Home venue can even have the Bawarchi Tola, the place guests can sate their starvation for Awadhi delicacies, after exploring the competition.
A few of the names gracing the competition are singer and Dastango Askari Naqvi, Kathak dancer Neelakshi Rai, author and director Muzaffar Ali, singer Manjusha Patil, folks singer Padma Shri Prahlad Tipaniya, with the closing efficiency on February 6, by acapella group of nationwide fame Voctronica.