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Sitar Stories at Southbank

Don't miss this incredible concert featuring world renowned Sitarist Gaurav Mazumdar as he takes you through a beautiful musical journey exploring the story of the sitar and its influence in global music. Read More
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Indika 2015

Our biggest festival of Indian classical music and dance is just around the corner!  Featuring a spectacular line-up of India's top performing artists - an unforgettable week! Read More
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Yuva Ratna Award Competition

We're on the lookout for the next Young Musician & Young Dancer of the year for 2015! Now in its third year, the Yuva Ratna Awards recognize and encourage outstanding talent in Indian classical music and dance. Applications are now open! Read More
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Dance India 2015

Dance India is back with a brilliant new faculty, new course structure and more! Registrations are now open for this extremely popular school - don't miss this unique lifetime experience! Read More


Milapfest organises performances of Indian dance and music anccross the UK throughout the year. Our annual calendar of events consists of over 50 performances, taking place at some of the best venues in the UK.  We work internationally to present the very best of Indian and British artists to audiences all over the world.  Our performance work carries a strong link to our committment in education and career pathway development.  Read More

Instruments India is Milapfest’s latest initiative to bring audiences closer to the music and instruments of Indian classical music. This new web resource will guide you through the sounds, music and history of each instrument seen on stage at Milapfest concerts across the UK and beyond.

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  • viloin
  • 22.veena_
  • 20.uddukai1
  • 21.thavil2
  • 28.tarshennai-01
  • ghungroo
  • 18.tabla_
  • 17.swarmandel
  • 29.shursingar-01
  • 16.sitar_
  • 1.sangu_11
  • 12.sarod_
  • 13.sarangi1
  • 11.santoor
  • 14.shenai2
  • 27.mridangam1
  • 8.Morsing
  • 9.kanjira
  • 7.harmonium
  • 5.ghatam1
  • 4.e-tampura11
  • 3.dilruba2
  • 2.bansuri
  • 26.konnakol
  • 34.vocal_male2
  • 6.ghungroo1
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Dance India Insights

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On Days three and four of the Core Training Programme at Dance India Asia Pacific, we saw great energy, determination and dedication from our participants. After opening days interspersed with a variety of talks and workshops, the last few days were focused on core training.

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DIAP Day 2 - Interactions & Analysis

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This day at Dance India really symbolised the depth and breadth of knowledge and inspiration that Indian classical dance gives anyone who cares to notice . We learned today of sculpture, painting, rhythm, mythology, emotions, physicality and theatre, to name just a few.

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Early morning energy at DIAP2015

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Dance India is a movement to inspire high standards in education, performance and the sharing of Indian Dance around the world. We want to unite performers, teachers and students and give them an exciting and enjoyable experience they can take away.

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New album releasing in May!

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We're launching a new album at the end of this month - Beyond Roots! Pianist Rekesh Chauhan tells us a little bit about the music and his journey.

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What people said...

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Sharing some of the wonderful tweets we received for Samyo's brilliant performance on Sat 28th Feb 2015!

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