In perfect sync: Dancers step up to steal the show
The Times of India Delhi|January 27, 2022
Dressed as a coconut shell and wearing vibrant makeup, Akash, an artiste from Udupi, was on cloud nine for getting a chance to exhibit the art of Kangilu, a traditional dance form from Karnataka, as a part of the Republic Day’s main cultural attraction — Vande Bharatam Nritya Utsav.
Kushagra Dixit & Priyangi Agarwal

Interacting with artistes from Gujarat, even as many visitors approached him for selfies, Akash said the last three months had been all about auditions to be one of 480 performers from 15 states to showcase his footwork on Rajpath.

“My group and I are really proud as we got the chance to be a part of such a historic celebration. It’s one of the best days of my life and an answer to my dilemma of continuing as an artiste,” said Akash, adding that he believed that the Kangilu performance was quite apt during the pandemic.

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