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Sangeet Natak Akademi to organise dances at Kochi Biennale

Posted on Nov 15, 09:51PM | IANS

Sangeet Natak Akademi, India's national academy for music, dance and drama, will help organise traditional dances at the Kochi-Muziris Biennale-2012 - the country's first biennale art festival to be held in Kochi, Kerala, next month.

The Akademi will bring artistes from Assam and Manipur to perform Sathriya dance and martial arts dance during the three-month-long art festival, said a statement issued by organisers Kochi Biennale Foundation (KBF) Thursday.

The art show will see participation of 88 artists from about 35 countries, including 40 from India, exhibiting their artworks created from a variety of mediums such as films, paintings, sculptures, new media and performance art.