Back with a Bang – The Delhi International Arts Festival


What – DIAF – Multi Art and Culture Festival
When – November 11 to November 25th
Where – Multi Venue Event
If you thought Delhi does not have much to offer to those who have an artistic eye and a penchant for exploring worldly cultures and traditional experiences, well we have some news for you –
The Delhi International Arts Festival is back in town for its most coveted 11th edition. For those of you who have no clue what this event is about, don’t worry we have you covered.
DIAF is a multi culture and arts event that brings together over 200 artists from across the world with the aim of showcasing and celebrating traditional indigenous art forms. DIAF is an umbrella event catering to performing arts of all kinds.
They acts range from traditional and folk music, dances, theatre, storytelling and even films.
It’s an event for everyone who wishes to get a taste of the traditions of the farthest lands while sitting in the comfort of their own city.
You can experience the magnificence of Dervish dances from Egypt, a one of a kind circus theatre from Argentina, an enchanting contemporary dance performance by the epic Escuela 5 Elementos from Colombia or the impeccable theatre act – The Big Fellow from Ireland.
Cookie points to the organizers for spreading out the venues across the city and including heritage sites like the Qutub Minar complex and Purana Qila. Not only does the festival cover cultural acts from around the world, it will also feature traditional Indian classical and folk art forms from states like Manipur and Kashmir. The soul soothing Qawwali by Nizami brothers at the ecstatic Old Fort should be reason enough for you to ditch whatever other plans you have and head over.
If even all of this hasn’t convinced you, the entry is absolutely free.
Take part in DIAF and indulge traditions, watch dream like performances, engage in discussions about what moves the world and forget your phone, your commitments, your bosses for a while. There is no better therapy for the mind than a new experience for it dwell over.

Things you ought to know –

  • The DIAF is happening across the city at various venues from 11th to 25th of November.

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