New Delhi: Pracheen Kala Kendra is a harbinger of a new era in the preservation and promotion and dissemination of Hindustani classical music and Art realms. Kendra is a highly creditable institution which has grown up in more than five decades and is now established as the oldest, pioneer and unique body of its kind.
Besides, the Kendra undertakes various cultural activities and organizes a number of programs of classical music and dance not only in Chandigarh but also in various parts of the country. In the series of its cultural programs Kendra is organizing one of its major festival at New Delhi , Guru M.L. Koser festival of Music and Dance 2021 to be held on 12th & 13th March at Triveni Kala Sangam, New Delhi at 6:30 pm daily. Eminent artists of the country will perform in this two day mega fest . Guru M.L. Koser had a special kind of affection with Delhi because during his early days as an upcoming artist, he spent many years of learning and practice at New Delhi. Kendra , therefore, as a tribute to him , seven years ago, decided to organize an Annual music festival in his memory , thus, was born Guru M.L. Koser Music and Dance Festival and this year is the 8th edition.
In the period of Covid , Kendra is always tried to enliven the classical arts with its best efforts . It is important to mention here that Kendra will take every precaution as per Government guidelines and preventive measures like no entry without mask, use of sanitizer and sitting arrangement with social distancing .
Kendra’s prestigious status is a result of vision of its Founder , Guru Madan Lal Koser who was so well known and popular in the realm of art that he needs no introduction. He was not only a great exponent of Indian dance but so also a brilliant scholar of classical literature. Koser, full of honours and distinctions, was the recipient of many awards and title which he earned in recognition of his glorious performances and making admirable contribution in the field of music and dance. At the young age of 21, he was awarded the title of “DWITYA TANDU”, the second Shiva, a rare distinction from Manipur, the traditional home of Indian classical dancing. Koser was indeed a superb artist of tremendous range with exceptional intelligence, musicality and arresting stage presence. In his art, Koser always tried to find the most direct, most forceful and truthful interpretation of what he felt and saw. He had a powerful mind and indefatigable energy. The quality of his performance remained incomparable and matchless. It would be conceded that his achievements in the myriad fields of dance and music have secured for him a lofty place in the galaxy of world’s foremost exponents, originators, organizers and true propagators of the musical arts.