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Yuva Mahotsav

An exciting new festival in London celebrating the next generation of classical artists Read More
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Our annual week-long summer festival filled with the very best of Indian Dance & Music returns to Liverpool on July 22nd 2016!  TICKETS ARE ON SALE NOW! Read More
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National Indian Arts Awards

The 2016 nomination process for the National Indian Arts Awards are now open. Read More

Who we are

Milapfest’s mission is to ‘Unite Hearts through Arts’ by producing memorable and inspirational experiences in Indian Arts for everyone through a dynamic programme of performances, education and artist development opportunities.

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Milapfest Performances

Milapfest produces world-class performances throughout the year.  Look out for exciting events in your area.

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Our Work

    • Tarang is the UK’s National Ensemble for Indian Music. Featuring brilliant young musicians, the ensembles innovative music making serves as both a fascinating experience for the audience and an intensive artists’ development programme.

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    • Samyo is the National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music. A unique orchestra, playing especially composed music and combining elements of Indian classical, western and world music, Samyo is leading the way for the next generation musicians in the UK.

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    • A weekly programme of high quality instruction offered in Indian classical music and dance in Liverpool.

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    • An internationally renowned intensive training programme in Indian classical dance.  As a unique dance movement, the school supports the learning, development and performance of Indian dance across the globe.

      Visit Dance India
    • One of Europe’s largest festivals of Indian classical arts featuring exciting performances and collaborations from internationally renowned artists for an entire week each summer.

      Visit Indika
    • The Milapfest Institute for Indian arts, based at Liverpool Hope University, brings together the worlds of performance, education, artist development and research and features a library archive of rare live music and dance recordings.

      Visit Sannidhi
    • An intensive training programme led by some of India’s most distinguished musicians, held during the summer for the musicians of Samyo and Tarang.

      Visit Music India

Milapfest Blog

Dance India Asia Pacific: Days 6 & 7 #DIAP16

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Kumudini Lakhia was her effervescent self and her passion for her art was evident as she spoke of her journey in dance. She said, “At one point, I was so full of technique, chakkars and pirouettes that I realized I had lost my dance.”

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 5 #DIAP16

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This year, the shawls presented to the participants and awardees were an aesthetic delight. Ordered specially for the occasion from Kalakshetra Foundation, they received many an admiring eye!

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 4 #DIAP16

The last event for the evening was a talk organized at the Temple of Fine Arts – one of the oldest institutions teaching dance and music in Singapore. The presentation was ‘Bhakthi Bhava in Dance’ by Lakshmi Vishwanathan, Bragha bessel and Priyadarsini Govind.

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 3 #DIAP16

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Professor C.V. Chandrasekhar took the students on a nostalgic journey of his choreography over the past 40 years. He spoke about his move away from story telling to subjects of nature through poetry.

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 2 #DIAP16

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The day started with a buzz as participants entered their respective classes with enthusiasm and trepidation. For many, it involved months of planning ...

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Dance India Asia Pacific: Day 1 #DIAP16

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Dance India – a flagship project of the core artistic output of Milapfest (UK) has brought its unique dance camp to Singapore in partnership with Apsara Arts. Dance India Asia Pacific celebrated its fifth year and inaugurated the seven-day camp at the beautiful Goodman Arts Centre.

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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.

  • 30.mandolin-01_2
  • 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
  • 25.vocal_female2

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