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Festival of India, Washinton DC
The Festivals of India held in the US in 1985-86 created a sensation and stir in the world of cultural exchange. The Festivals sought to convey to the people of America the life and culture in India. The Festivals also saw institutional collaboration between the two countries. Exhibitions and cultural performances dominated the Festivals.
TTA coordinated and presented the inaugural show of the Festival of India at the Kennedy Centre, Washington DC. The performance consisted of classical dance theatre of Kerala by the Kathakali Kala Mandalam and a solo by the sitar maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar.