Dance artists from 12 countries reach Hyderabad to showcase contemporary dance

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], Jan. 14 (ANI): Dance artists from about a dozen countries have reached Hyderabad to showcase their traditional and contemporary dance forms at the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) International Television Dance Festival. Elaborate arrangements have been made for the first ever ABU International Dance Festival to be held tomorrow. Over 120 artists from 12 countries including Maldives, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Fiji and Indonesia will be taking part in the prestigious event. Maximum 36 artists from Indonesia are taking part in the festival while about 20 artists from India are also performing on the occasion. Two finalists from each country from both traditional and contemporary dance forms will perform in the grand finale of the first ABU International Television Dance Festival. The ABU Dance festival has been conceptualised to bring the cultural diversities from across the world into lime light. Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu will be formally inaugurating the prestigious event which is being hosted by Prasar Bharati, India's Public Service Broadcaster.(ANI)