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The Capital will host talent from across the country as the Sangeet Natak Akademi (SNA) commences their annual Festival of Music, Dance and Theatre at several venues around Delhi and the National Capital Region.

Arundhati Nag will perform ‘Bikharey Bimb’ on 20 July.

Some of the prominent names include Bharatnatyam dancer, guru and choreographer Saroja Vaidyanathan, whose contribution to the field of classical dance has been widely acclaimed. Thespian Arundhati Nag is another household name who will be performing her renowned soliloquy Bikharey Bimb (written and directed by Girish Karnad) at the Kamani Auditorium on 20 July. Nag’s goose bump-evoking performance is a brilliant rendition of a narrative that is both personal and public at the same time. Renowned singer Ulhas Kashalkar will also perform in the festival, accompanied by the legendary tabla player Suresh Talwalkar.

Danseuse Saroja Vaidyanathan will perform on 16 and 18 July.

The SNA Festival of Music, Dance and Theatre will start today and continue till 23 July. Performances will be held at several venues, including Meghdoot Theatre, Kamani Auditorium, Ayyappa Temple and the CCRT Auditorium in Delhi and Kribhco Auditorium (Noida) and Epicenter (Gurgaon). Entry to the performances is free.

To view the full schedule, log on to http://www.sangeetnatak.org/sna/curr-sna-awards-2008-programmes.htm

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