International Youth Festival - 3, New Delhi, India - December 2011 Kalpana Image Archives - Dancers and dances from the world

In December 2011, I was in Delhi and one evening I had the opportunity to see the International Youth Festival in the circular central park of Connaught Place in New Delhi. This park stands over the Rajeev Chowk station of Delhi metro. Different youth groups representing schools and non-governmental organisations took part in the festival, with beautiful costumes and wonderful dances and music.

The images on this page are of the Odissi dancers, students of Guru Hare krishna Behera. Among all the classical dance forms of India Odissi is my favourite because of its grace. It seems to me as if antique statues from the temple walls have come to life.

The different colours of lights, artificial fog and the movements of the dancers have created images that look like paintings. I like these pictures very much.

If any of the schools or groups or persons shown in these images would like to receive any of these images (free of cost) in a larger format, please write to me at sunil(at)kalpana.it

For more images from the International Youth Festival of Delhi, India (December 2011), check the Dances index page.

All images on Kalpana are under Creative Commons license. You are free to use them but remember to give credit to Kalpana and provide a link to the page from where you took that picture. All these images were taken by Sunil Deepak.

If you would like a picture in higher resolution, write to Sunil at sunil(at)kalpana.it

Odissi Dancers, students of Guru Hare Krishna Behera

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

International Youth Festival New delhi, India, December 2011

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