Mumbai Kala Ghoda Art festival is a huge success
If you are in Mumbai as you read this article then you must visit the Kala Ghoda Art Festival, which is a nine-day, free of charge festival. Art, music, dance and plays are main features of the festival. This year, like the rest of India, the Kala Ghoda Art Festival is also screaming 'change' and everything has been fashioned for children.
There are big art installations erected in the festival. The installation of giant sparrow draws attention of people to the bird, which is slowly disappearing from our neighbourhoods. A bottle installation and window pane installation were works that was left for the audience's own introspection. Some more direct installations were celebration of the 100 years of Indian cinema, don't talk on phone and drive campaign and an installation, which celebrated the Mumbai
Actress Shabana Azmi
also recited a poem of Rabindranath Tagore on the occasion and Usha Uthup performed for the same. Talking about the festival, Uthap said, “Kala Ghoda Festival is something unbelievable and I am happy to be here, and I always say that whenever I am given such opportunities, it is really fabulous. I would like to specially thank the organizers for giving me the opportunity.”
In a bid to draw the attention of all the Mumbaikars towards people who are homeless and move around barefooted, famous origami artist Himanshu Agrawal sculpted a huge 8-ft tall and 3-ft wide origami shoe at the traffic island section of the Kala Ghoda Art Festival. This was created in four days.
The festival, which started on February 2 and would continue till February 10, is a huge success among its audiences and one shouldn't give it a miss.