The Bengaluru International Arts Festival is all set to kick off tomorrow. Thought-provoking and well curetted art presentations by artists from both India and abroad are being featured at 7 venues for 9 days. Over 150 artists are participating in this grand arts bonanza.
This year BIAF has collaborated with various countries like Mexico, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh to perform for Bengaluru audience. Folk groups are flying in fromRwanda, Nepal, Odissa, Telangana, Rajastan & Karnataka and a morning of Yoga for the fitness awareness .
“BIAF was conceived & envisaged keeping in mind the need for an International Arts Festival in our country. Our endeavor is to showcase world class performances from legendary artists to the gen next. Over the last eight years we have had artists from over 15 countries perform at our festival. Harmony through Arts, has been our objective and we hope to continue to take this message across, especially in these current times. The support of the people of Bengaluru is vital to keep festivals like BIAF alive. I take this opportunity to invite the citizens of our city to come & enjoy the wonderful artists from across the globe over the next three weekends. Your support is invaluable to us” added Dr Suma Sudhindra – Director of BIAF.
Veena Murthy Vijay, Director of BIAF, says “The power of the arts which brings harmony and sustains of our ancient culture across the globe has inspired us to conduct Bengaluru International Arts Festival – 2016, for the ninth year in truly international standards.”
The festival starts from September 9, 2016 and is on till September 25. Entry is free for all shows.