Offline and online both: Natya Tarangini’s Parampara 2022 embraces hybridization

Ustad Amjad Ali Khan

After two years of arts performances returning to the stage in fits and starts due to the COVID-19 pandemic, each festival and concert feels like a celebration. The widely respected Natya Tarangini, established by Gurus Raja and Radha Reddy, is presenting the 26th edition of its annual festival Parampara this year. The festival, which had gone online like so many others in 2020, came back with live performances the next year and is now generating as much buzz and anticipation as ever this year. 

The performances will of course be staged to a live audience but will also be simultaneously live streamed for three days on social media platforms like YouTube and Facebook.

Gurus Raja and Radha Reddy

Guru Kaushalya Reddy, the curator of the festival, says, ‘I feel fortunate and happy that I get to curate the Natya Tarangini Raja Radha Reddy National Festival of Dance and Music – The Parampara every year. The Parampara series is an endeavour to redefine and rejuvenate India’s rich cultural heritage. Every year, as part of the series, we bring amazing works by renowned artists from across India. The Parampara series is our way of preserving and enriching the cultural mosaic of our everyday lives and we take pride in the fact that it has been widely received in its efforts and is now in its 26th year.’

26th edition, Parampara Series – The National Festival of Dance and Music, 2022

Venue: Amphitheatre ‘Raja Radha Rangmanch’, Natya Tarangini Institute of Performing Arts, Saket, New Delhi
Timings: 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Raja Radha Reddy troupe

12 November, Saturday
- Ustad Amjad Ali Khan – Sarod
- Raja Radha Reddy Troupe — Kuchipudi Dance

Aruna Sairam

Rama Vaidyanathan

13 November, Sunday
- Aruna Sairam - Carnatic Vocals
- Rama Vaidyanathan - Bharatanatyam Dance

Aditi Mangaldas

14 November, Monday
- Aditi Mangaldas - Kathak Dance
- Jayateerth Mevundi - Hindustani vocal and abhang

Jayateerth Mevundi