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Conference Date : 9-10 May, 2024

ANVESHANA, the Biennial performing arts conference of the WUD School of Performing Arts in Sonipat, is a pioneering international platform that aims to reimagining the landscape of performing arts in India. This conference is designed to create a dynamic intersection of tradition, innovation, and technology; become a catalyst for transformative conversations & creations; and foster a global dialogue that’ll help shape the future of traditional dance forms.

ANVESHANA seeks to explore the synergy between traditional dance forms and cutting-edge innovations in the realm of performing arts. By fostering collaborations between artists and technologists, the conference will aim to push the boundaries of creativity while preserving the essence of cultural heritage. ANVESHANA will celebrate linguistic diversity by encouraging performances, discussions, and presentations in various languages from around the world, contributing to a global dialogue. ANVESHANA will also explore how technology can be seamlessly integrated into traditional dance forms, opening up new possibilities for expression and engagement. It will seek to create a space where artists and technologists can co-create, learn from each other, and contribute to the evolution of performing arts. ANVESHANA will serve as a platform for thought-provoking discussions, academic presentations, and artistic expressions that contribute to the ongoing dialogue between tradition and modernity within the Indian Knowledge System. ANVESHANA is committed to envisioning a future for traditional dance that is both rooted in heritage and forward-looking.

ANVESHANA is not merely a conference; ANVESHANA will bring artists, technologists,choreographers, scholars, and enthusiasts to join this unique exploration and contribute to a harmonious convergence of the past, present, and future in the realm of performing arts.

Conference Highlights

At the 2024 Conference:

  • Hear keynote addresses from leaders from across the dance ecosystem.
  • Participate in engaging and illuminating panel discussions that will help prepare you for a brighter, more resilient future.
  • Present your work, grow your skill set,address shared problems and leave with practical tips and innovative ideas that will help advance your work.
  • Broaden your professional network and byfostering valuable relationships engaging with a diverse community of independent artists, dance presenters, agents, education providers, executive directors, and more, within the dance industry.

All accepted papers will be published in an ISBN book of proceedings.

Individual E-Certificates will be given to all registered authors.


Topics/Questions to be explored at the conference, but are not limited to the following (Both English/Hindi papers are accepted):

  1. Allied Arts and their Profound Influence on Dance Production
  2. Contribution of Indian Knowledge system in reclaiming cultural heritage.
  3. Balancing artistic expression with cultural sensitivity.
  4. Choreographic Innovations in Indian Classical Dance
  5. Colonial influences on classical dance.
  6. Dance as a tool for stress relief/emotional well-being/Physical/Mental health
  7. Ethical Choreography and Storytelling.
  8. Gender-Based Challenges and Opportunities in the Field of Dance.
  9. Incorporating modern educational tools and techniques.
  10. Integrating traditional Indian crafts in dance costumes and sets.
  11. Integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in choreography
  12. Interdisciplinary Dance Collaborations: Fusing Movement with Music, Visual Arts, Design, Science, and Technology for Innovative Artistry
  13. Performing Arts and Aesthetics( Ras/Bhaav)
  14. Progressive Approaches to Dance Education: Advancements in Teaching Methods.
  15. Promoting inclusivity and breaking caste barriers in dance education and performance.
  16. Role of dance in promoting social awareness/cultural/activism.
  17. Scope of academic research on various aspects of Indian classical dance.
  18. Significance of Digital Archiving and Documentation in performing arts.
  19. Strategies for reclaiming and decolonizing classical dance practices.
  20. Symbiotic relationship between dance and music.
  21. The impact of globalization on the perception and practice of classical dance.
  22. The influence of literature and mythology on dance narratives.
  23. The Symbiotic Relationship between Dance and Architecture in Shaping Spatial Experiences.
  24. Trends and Innovation in Dance


  1. अलाइड आर्ट्स का नृत्य संरचना पर प्रभाव
  2. भारतीय ज्ञान प्रणाली का सांस्कृतिक धरोहर को पुनः प्राप्त करने में योगदान
  3. सांस्कृतिक संवेदनशीलता के साथ कलात्मक अभिव्यक्ति का संतुलन।
  4. भारतीय शास्त्रीय नृत्य में नृत्यनिर्माण की नई रचनाएँ
  5. शासकीय प्रभावों की भारतीय शास्त्रीय नृत्य पर छाप।
  6. तनावमुक्ति/भावनात्मक/शारीरिक/मानसिक स्वास्थ्य के लिए नृत्य का उपयोग ।
  7. नृत्य और कथा सृजन में नैतिकता।
  8. नृत्य के क्षेत्र में जेंडर के आधार पर चुनौतियों और अवसरों की खोज ।
  9. नृत्य में आधुनिक शिक्षा उपकरण और तकनीकों को शामिल करना।
  10. नृत्य की पोशाकों और सेट्स में पारंपरिक भारतीय शिल्पों का सम्मिलन।
  11. नृत्य में आर्टिफिशियल इंटेलिजेंस और टेक्नोलॉजी का सम्मिलन।
  12. इंटरडिसिप्लिनरी नृत्य संरचना: गतिविधि, संगीत, चित्रकला, डिज़ाइन, विज्ञान, और प्रौद्योगिकी को नई कला में मिलाना।
  13. प्रदर्शन कला और सौंदर्यशास्त्र (रस / भाव)।
  14. नृत्य शिक्षा विधियों में नई प्रवृत्तियाँ की खोज।
  15. नृत्य शिक्षा और प्रदर्शन में समावेशीता और जातिवाद की सीमा तोड़ने के लिए सुझाव ।
  16. नृत्य की भूमिका सामाजिक जागरूकता/सांस्कृतिक/क्रियाशीलता को बढ़ावा देने में।
  17. भारतीय शास्त्रीय नृत्य के विभिन्न पहलुओं पर शैक्षणिक अनुसंधान की व्याप्ति।
  18. प्रदर्शनी कला मेंडिजिटल संग्रहण और प्रलेखन का महत्व।
  19. पारंपरिक नृत्य प्रथाओं का पुनर्अधिग्रहण और उपनिवेशीकरण।
  20. नृत्य और संगीत के बीच संबंध।
  21. ग्लोबलाइजेशन का शास्त्रीय नृत्य के दृष्टिकोण और प्रयोग पर प्रभाव।
  22. साहित्य और पौराणिक कथाओं का नृत्य कथाओं पर प्रभाव।
  23. नृत्य और आर्किटेक्चर के बीच संबंध : स्थानीय अनुभवों को रूपित करने में।
  24. नृत्य में प्रवृत्तियाँ और नवाचार

Formats For Presentation

Formats for presentations:

  • Individual Papers - 15 minutes (total time for presentation + discussion).
  • Performances —20 minutes total time (presentation—including anyintroductory comments and performance of a newly created dance ordance excerpt for which the choreographer wishes to obtaincomments/feedback. This can be group/solo presentation + Q&A/feedback from attendees or introduction of the performance.)

Submission Guidelines

Submission Guidelines For Papers

  • Paper should be written in A4 size format, 12pts Times New Roman font with for English OR 12pts Nirmala UI/Krutidev 010 font for Hindi.
  • Full paper word limit is 3500 words.
  • Please submit your abstract and paper through (Remember to mention your institutional affiliation, full name, and phone number in the body of the mail.)
  • We expect original works. Add in remarks If assisted by AI.
  • PPTs are expected to be carried along for further presentation of the paper during the time of the conference. Presentations to be given should be 10 - 15 minutes in length which will be followed by a Q & A session.

  • Submission Guidelines For Performance

    • Abstract word limit is 250–300-word, outlining the essence, theme, and objectives of the performance.
    • Solo, duet, or group (max 5 participants) performances are accepted.
    • Duration: Total performance time + Q&A, within 20 minutes.
    • Genre: Indian classical, folk, or experimental genres.
    • Only recorded music is allowed; live accompaniment is not permitted.

Important Dates, Deadlines And Fees

  • Submission Deadline: Till 30th March 2024
  • Conveying Paper/Performance acceptance: 15th April 2024
  • Author Registration Deadline: 22nd April 2024
  • Conference: 9 th – 10th May 2024

Review Process

  • All submissions are subject to peer review to ensure the quality and relevance of responses.
  • You will be informed accordingly if any editing is required. The School of Performing Arts, WUD reserves all rights for selection of the final submissions.

Organized By

Prof. (Dr.) Sanjay Gupta - Conference Chair

Prof.(Dr.)Parul Purohit Vats -Conference Convener

School of Performing Arts
World University of Design
Plot No.1, Rajiv Gandhi Educational City,Sonipat, Haryana 131029

Expert Advisory Committee

1) Dr. Madhu Rani Shukla
Founder and Editor-in- Chief Anhad Lok UGC Care Listed Journal India

2) Dr. Tina Porwal
Founder Granthaalayah Publications and Printers India

3) Pt. Vijay Shankar Mishra
Eminent Musicologist,Writer and Tabla Exponent India

4) Guru Urja Desai Thakore
Artistic Director / Founder / CEO Pagrav dance company UK

5) Prophetess Que Payne
Spiritual Dancer and Founder "For His Glory Ministry" Chicago, Illinois

6) Shri. Rajesh Gangahar
Theatre Exponent, Director Shoebox Arts Productions inc. Calgary, Canada

7) Pt. Charan Girdhar Chand
Kathak Guru and Artistic Director India International Performing Arts Centre Singapore

8) Isabelle Anna
President and Guru Center Mandapa, Paris

Conference Venue

How to reach : Click on "Directions" below on map to reach “Triveni Auditorium” 205, Tansen Marg, Todermal Road Area, Mandi House, Delhi, New Delhi, Delhi 110001


Conference Schedule


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