Padmalaya & IDA present
IDA 2016: ViJaya
ADA Rangamandira
November 20, 2016 Bangalore

October 30, 2016

Date: November 20, 2016
Time: 6pm
Venue: ADA Rangamandira, JC Road, Bengaluru

Padmalaya Dance Foundation and International Dance Alliance (Bangalore Chapter) present the annual theme-based dance festival: IDA 2016: ViJaya. Currently in its 13th edition, the IDA festival was brought to the Bangalore audience in the year 2004 by Padma Murali (Director- Padmalaya Dance Foundation). Through this unique theme based festival, she has presented over 500 artistes to the Bangalore audience in thematic ballets. With IDA, she encourages groups led by senior Gurus as well as those established by upcoming artistes to share stage and partake in the creative spirit of the Arts. IDA 2016: Vijaya will be held on 20th November, 2016 at ADA Rangamandira, JC Road, Bangalore.

The theme being Vijaya (tales of victory) this year, we celebrate through dance and poetry, the myriad ways in which righteousness triumphs and time and again, mankind is shown that divinity only embraces those who lead a path of humility.


The Leela Sekhar Memorial Award was instituted a few years ago in memory of Leela Sekhar, Founder- Chairperson of the International Dance Alliance, India. A musician par excellence, she was instrumental in creating several avenues for artistes - musicians and dancers. She propagated a wholesome interaction and exchange between senior performers, Gurus and upcoming artistes. In her memory, the award is being given this year to Guru B. Bhanumathi: a person who has tirelessly contributed to the promotion of the arts.



The performing Artistes for the evening are:

Padmalaya Ensemble
Apoorva Jayaraman & Shweta Prachande
Bharatanjali Ensemble
Aishwarya Nityananda & Padmini Upadhya

For passes kindly contact:
Padma Murali
Padmalaya Dance Foundation
#8, 515 Housing Colony, HAL III Stage, Indirangar, Bangalore 560075
+91 98454 21009; padmamurali@yahoo.com