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Help AICA Dance Festival 2018 To Promote And Preserve Classical Dance

AICA is an initiative of Kalai Koodam Academy of Performing Arts Trust, managed by renowned Bharatanatyam artiste and research Scholar L.Murugashankari. This is a drive conducted to promote, propogate and preserve the Classical Art forms of India. The main aim is to reach out to the youth and children in schools and colleges in order to make classical arts understandable to them and thereby igniting an interest, passion and respect for the arts, which represents our glorious heritage.
Through AICA we conduct lectures demonstrations at schools and colleges, which is presented in the form of an interactive session with a short Bharatanatyam performance, making it easy to understand classical arts by all, after the introduction and explanation that is provided prior to it. THIS FORMS AN IMPORTANT PART OF CULTURE STUDIES WHICH IS NECESSARY FOR HOLISTIC EDUCATION. We firmly believe that this will be instrumental in the overall personality development of the students, helping them evolve as better human beings. It also strengthens their knowledge about our culture and heritage, which is the NEED OF THE HOUR. This initiative is done to create a BETTER and CULTURALLY RICH TOMORROW without any personal gain in mind.
  • 150 students in Jain Vidyalaya, Thiruppalai, Madurai
  • 100 students Spartanns Matriculation Higher Secondary School, Iyer Bungalow, Madurai
  • 1200 students at Sitalakshmi Girls School, Thirunagar, Madurai  (Government Aided School)
  • 500 students at Pandian Saraswathi Yadav Engineering College, Sivagangai District
  • 200 students at Solaimalai College of Engineering, Madurai
  • 300 students at Neethirajan Bharathi High School, Madurai
  • 300 students at Parvathy's Anugraha International School, Dindigul
  • 250 students at Vickram College of Engineering, Sivagangai
  • 1200 students at Mangayarkarasi College of Arts and Science, Madurai
  • 225 students at Thiagarajar College, Madurai
  • 200 Students at Jayaraj Nadarar Annabackiyam Mat, Hr, Sec School, Nagamalai Pudukkottai

AICA Dance festival 2018, our newest venture through this initiative,  is scheduled to happen on June 24th 2018 at the Chamber of Commerce Hatsun Hall at Madurai. We are bringing four exquisitely beautiful Classical dance forms to Madurai, Sattriya (Assam), Odissi (Orissa), Kathak (UP/Rajasthan), Kuchipudi (Andhra). Artistes representing these four classical dance forms are invited from different parts of India like Kolkatta, Delhi, Chennai etc. Bharatanatyam will be performed by a few senior students of Kalai Koodam Academy of Performing Arts, Madurai.
The total Expenses for conducting this festival is 2 Lakhs, which includes Auditorium rent, Lights, Sound, Stage décor, Artiste Payment, Artiste Accomodation and food, their local hospitality for 2 days, Publicity, Printing Expenses, etc.
In the past, it was the Kings and people from the Royal family and the temples that patronised arts and supported the artistes. Today, we do not have that set up. This is a time, when taking up performing Classical arts as a profession is not economic at all, because we artistes do not get paid (most of the time). However, at AICA dance festival, we make sure that the reputed artistes invited are provided accommodation, food, refreshments, local hospitality and a nominal allowance which will meet the travel expenses of the artistes as well.
 How is this possible? We cannot do it alone. We, as a trust request for sponsors from those magnanimous people who we know in person. But we are still falling short of about Seventy five thousand rupees (75,000 Rs). This, we hope to raise by crowd funding, by requesting both friends and strangers, who want to help in safe guarding, preserving and propagating our arts to contribute. Today, you are the true patrons of art. Please do donate what you can for this cause and kindly spread the word to your friends as well.
AICA @ Parvathy's Anugraha International School, Dindigul
AICA @ Parvathy's Anugraha International School, Dindigul
AICA @ Jain Vidyalaya Thiruppalai Madurai
AICA @ Jain Vidyalaya Thiruppalai Madurai
AICA at Vikram Engineering College, Sivagangai
AICA at Vikram Engineering College, Sivagangai
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17th April 2018
Dear friends,
Thanks so much for your support.
We initially aimed at collecting 50,000 Rs and with your love and support we have collected more than that.

The funds collected will help us meet the various expenses in organizing the AICA DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 at Madurai on June 24th 2018. With your help, we will be able to pay the eminent artistes who come to perform for the festival from different places in India and provide them with local hospitality, accommodation and other facilities.

We will also be able to reach out to more schools and colleges with your help and conduct the APPRECIATION OF INDIAN CLASSICAL ARTS AWARENESS PROGRAM, that has been already successfully conducted in 11 institutions so far. We have so far reached out to more than 5000 school (many government aided institutions as well) and college students and have made them aware of the beauty of Indian classical dance forms.

The AICA drive conducted in schools and colleges is an ongoing project which is done throughout the year. AICA DANCE FESTIVAL is a yearly event as of now and we commence it in Madurai from this year. We are also planning on other initiatives to spread the awareness and understanding of our classical dance forms among our youth as that is an integral part of their holistic education. We would like to let you know that your contribution will definitely help us in this journey.

Thus we can preserve, promote and propagate our classical arts among youth and and together build a peaceful, happy, healthy and culturally rich tomorrow.

We will also be posting regular updates here  -


2nd April 2018
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Wish you the very best with all of your endeavours akka! My continual support :)