The Kukdukoo Art Festival – India’s largest children’s arts festival – is making a comeback after two years of the pandemic with big on-site celebrations. It is the first time that the festival has been held in multiple cities in India. The two-day festival takes place on October 1st and 2nd in the grounds of Airia Mall in Gurugram.
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There will be many interactive activities for the children between 2 and 18 years old and their parents. Many prominent figures including award winning and internationally acclaimed artists and performers from across the country such as Walter Peter (renowned Indian clown artist), Kunal Motling (Indian Charlie Chaplin, poet and storyteller – Lovely Sharma, Simmi Shrivastava, Seema Wahi Mukherjee and the renowned puppeteer Mohd Shameem will be present.
In a press release, Avishek Roy, the co-founder of Kukdukoo, said: “We need a change of direction to take our young children away from gadgets and other distractions and closer to the arts creativity. This is a conscious and purposeful effort to provide our young children with much-needed exposure to creativity, art and our cultural heritage. We are very pleased to welcome the parents of Gurgaon-Delhi-NCR to attend the event.”
The festival will feature “over 50 visual and performing arts sessions, theater and storytelling sessions, pantomime, clown and puppet performances, music, food and shopping festival, superheroes and anime cosplay,” says the Publication.
Jugmendra Baliyan, co-founder of Kukdukoo, added: “With this festival, we have one simple and clear purpose – to keep the kids engaged while igniting their minds through the nuance, finesse and appreciation for art.”
The festival will also provide a glimpse of the artworks created by groups of students from more than 25 prominent schools in Gurgaon as part of the Art Installation Competition. The theme of this contest is “Dot, बिंदु” inspired by the most famous ones Indian painter Raza.
From organizing special sessions for parents to delicious food and creative products, it will be a great option for a weekend getaway. “The festival is conducted to make children aware of the beauty and benefits of experiencing and experiencing visual and performing art forms,” the press release reads.
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