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On World Dance Day (April 29), several dancers took to stage from different cities. Alliance Francaise (Bangalore), became the centre point for over 108 dancers who danced nonstop from 10am-10pm. Three generations of dancers, gurus, teachers, parents and dancers from 8-80 were present. Veteran Kathak guru Dr. Maya Rao, Gurus Lalitha Srinivasan, Radha Shridhar, Vani Ganpathy, Vyjayanthi Kashi and Padmaja Suresh were among seniors who were present at the event. Madhu Nataraj and Praveen Kumar represented the younger lot of professionals in the seminar on Classical Dance in Modern Times. In the end, a standing ovation was given to the curator-organizer, Ashish Khokar.

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Hithaishy Dhanan