KALAI Sasya Utsav (Lohri/Bihu/Pongal) 2024

The festival of harvest.

🌾🌾SASYA UTSAV 2024🌾🌾

After the grand success 🙌 of last year’s SASYA UTSAV, KALAI is back again with “ SASYA UTSAV 2024: The Festival Of Harvest ”. KALAI is very delighted to invite you all to this harvest festival which is celebrated across India under various names.

Here is a glimpse of our last year Sasya Utsav: https://youtu.be/O69Ts1aB6AQ?si=CsU_DcVg4wKh79Yk

 Event highlights : 

🔥Lohri and dance around Bonfire

💃🕺Regional group dance performances

😋Regional food stalls

 🎯Games🎯

🧒🥻👗Kids Fancy dress

Regional dance performances  would be one of the biggest attractions of the Saya Utsav Event. But this time the event’s showstopper would be “Fancy dress for Kids”.  KALAI invites all the children participants to come dressed in the beautiful ethnic dresses of their state/region and be a part of our Fancy dress Show. If you are interested in performing a Regional Group dance based on Sankranti songs/folk dance from a particular state or would like to present a small skit depicting how Sankranti is celebrated in your state, then please send your entries to events@kalai.dk on or before 20th December. Please include a brief description of the performance, number of performers, their names and the duration. 

📅 Date : 20th January 2024

Time : 15.30 – 20.00

🏠 Venue: Salen, Rudolf Steiner-Skolen, Strandvejen 102, Aarhus C.

Entry Fee: (Note that Entry fee is non-refundable)

  • 65 Kr. for Non KALAI members, 
  • 50 Kr. for KALAI members (Non-transferable), 
  • 40 Kr. for Youth (12-18 years) 
  • 40 Kr. for Students against valid student Identity card. 
  • Free entry for children up to 12 years old (Only accompanied with adults). 

Payment mode: Mobilepay, Credit/Debit Card or Cash payment available at the venue. Please pay for registration while making your booking.

Food stalls: Food can be purchased from the food stalls at the venue. If you are interested in keeping your food stall then please contact us on email events@kalai.dk or Whatsapp/SMS on +45-50119200. 

Parking: School has a good amount of free parking. You can also park in a residential area near by school. 

Outside food/drink: It is strictly prohibited to bring any food/drink from outside. 

Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in/around the venue area is strictly prohibited.

It would be really nice if not only the kids but their parents can also come dressed in the traditional dresses of their states and demonstrate the true meaning of Unity in diversity.

Looking forward to celebrating this beautiful festival with you all 🙏😊


Registration

Please register here to avoid last minute rush. Entry will be allowed only on pre-booking.

KALAI Diwali Utsav 2023

🪔✨Diwali Utsav 2023✨🪔

KALAI is thrilled to announce “Diwali Utsav” (Festival of Lights) for the very first time! KALAI invites you all to come together to celebrate Diwali with joy, laughter, and warmth. It’s the perfect time to cherish the company of friends, indulge in delicious Indian cuisine, and light up our lives with the glow of diyas.🪔

The event promises:

👩‍🎤 Cultural performances🕺

💃 Desi fashion show 💃

🤤Mouthwatering food stalls😋

 🎯Games🎯

To add an extra layer of vibrancy and cultural richness to our Diwali Utsav, we invite you to come dressed in your most exquisite traditional attire. Whether it’s a stunning saree, a dapper kurta, or any other beautiful Indian outfit, this is your chance to showcase your style and be part of our Desi Fashion Show!🤩

If you are also interested in performing Group dance or Group song, or any other exciting group performance, please send your entries to events@kalai.dk latest by 6th November 2023. Please include a brief description of the performance, number of performers, their names and the duration.

Venue:  Skovvangskolen, Skovvangsvej 150, 8200 Aarhus N.

Date/Time: Saturday 18th Nov 2023 from 16:30 till 20:30

Entry Fee: (Note that Entry fee is non-refundable)

  • 65 Kr. for Non KALAI members,
  • 50 Kr. for KALAI members (Non-transferable),
  • 40 Kr. for Youth (12-18 years)
  • 40 Kr. for Students against valid student Identity card.
  • Free entry for children up to 12 years old. 

Payment mode: Online payment through credit/debit/Dankort/MobilePay/ApplePay/GooglePay while making your booking. MobilePay will be used for stall payments. Other payment options like Credit/Debit Card or Cash payment are available for the food coupons (Only when you do not have Mobilepay).

Food stalls: Food can be purchased from the food stalls at the venue. If you are interested in keeping your food stall then please contact us on email events@kalai.dk or Whatsapp/SMS on +45-50119200. 

Parking: Standard (Private & Kommune) paid/free parking available around the venue. 

Outside food/drink: It is strictly prohibited to bring any food/drink from outside. 

Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in/around the venue area is strictly prohibited.

Let’s shine together in our traditional best and make this Diwali Utsav a true celebration of Indian culture and fashion! ⭐

Looking forward to seeing you all decked up in your splendid attire.


Registration

Dandiya Fiesta 2023

KALAI welcomes you all to “Dandiya Fiesta 2023“. 

Join Us for a Dazzling Dandiya Night!

It is time to grab your Dandiya sticks and get ready to dance the night away!

KALAI would like to invite all of you to “Dandiya Fiesta 2023” to light up the night with vibrant colors, rhythmic beats and mouthwatering food.

Savour delicious Indian cuisine, delectable snacks and drinks at our food stalls to refuel your energy for non-stop dancing.

Let’s Dance, have Fun , enjoy Food and celebrate Navratri. 

Dandiya is a traditional folk dance performed during the nine days long festival called Navratri (Nine nights). Dandiya is usually performed in a group with decorated wooden sticks, which are used as props.

 If you have no experience with Dandiya dance, don’t worry all you need to bring is charm to dance and a big appetite.

Venue: Skovvangskolen, Skovvangsvej 150, 8200 Aarhus

Date/Time: Saturday 14th Oct 2023 from 16:30 till 19:30

Entry Fee: 50 Kr. for Non KALAI members and 40 Kr. (20% discount) for KALAI members. Children below 12 years old have free entry.  Note that Entry fee is non-refundable.

Payment mode: Mobilepay, Credit/Debit Card or Cash payment available at venue. Please pay for registration while making your booking.

Food stalls: Food can be purchased from the food stalls at the venue. If you are interested in keeping your food stall then please contact us on email events@kalai.dk or Whatsapp/SMS on +45-50119200. 

Dandiya sticks: We have limited numbers of Dandiya sticks available at the venue. If you have one then please bring along with you.

Parking: Standard (Private & Kommune) paid/free parking available around the venue. 

Outside food/drink: It is strictly prohibited to bring any food/drink from outside. 

Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in/around the venue area is strictly prohibited.


Registration

Please register here to avoid last minute rush. Entry is based on pre-booking only. If you come directly to the venue then entry might be denied.

Registration is closed. We are fully booked. Please do not come to the venue without pre-booking. Thanks for your co-operation.

Melodic Beats – Saxophone & Tabla by Jesse & Hiren – 30th Sept. 2023

KALAI is proud to announce that “Jesse Bannister“, a world renowned Indian classical saxophonist from UK (United Kingdom) with the very eminent tabla player “Hiren Chate” will be coming to Aarhus in the coming month of September 2023.

This duo would take you all on a musical journey filled with some soul stirring melodies of Hindustani classical music showcasing the depth and beauty of Indian musical traditions.The distinctive mood and atmosphere set by the melodic ragas played from the Saxophone will be accompanied by the taal from the tabla. The concert will take you through flights of ecstasy, meditative passages and excitement. The Jugalbandi between Saxophone and Tabla will be a special treat to the music lovers.

Read more about artists…

Jesse Bannister – Saxophone

Jesse Bannister is an internationally acclaimed Indian classical saxophonist and celebrated composer, renowned for his compelling and innovative performances. As a composer, he has worked with prestigious orchestras such as the Hallé Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the City of London Sinfonia. 

Bannister’s mastery of the art form is a result of his intensive training under the guidance of British sitar maestro Dharambir Singh, as well as vocal legends Pandits Rajan & Sajan Mishra. With an impressive career spanning over two decades, Bannister has performed on stages across Asia, Europe, and the US, captivating audiences with his dynamic and soulful performances.  

Bannister has dedicated himself to sharing the beauty of Indian raag music with Western musicians. His passion for the art form led him to start teaching at the Leeds Conservatoire. Pandit Jasraj once described him as ‘the future of Indian classical music’.

For more info

https://www.darbar.org/artist/jesse-bannister

Hiren Chate – Tabla

Hiren Chate is a renowned Tabla player. His musical passion has been influenced by the Punjab, Delhi and Ajarada Gharana (or musical school of thought). He has been learning tabla under the guidance of PANDIT YOGESH SAMSI since 2006.

Follow him here https://www.facebook.com/Hiren-Chate-516621411737937/

About Event:

Concert Date: Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 from 14:00 to 16:00

Venue: Gellerupscenen, Gudrunsvej 78, 8220 Brabrand. Google map link: https://goo.gl/maps/zEXsxGV984neoWES6

Total seats: 160.

Audience: Concert is targeted to adults only. However, kids can come along with adults if he/she can keep silent. Seat booking (Ticket) is required for kids as well.

Ticket prices :

  • Premium seats price (seats close to the stage): 175 Kr. (Limited seats)
  • Regular seats (rest of the seats) : 140 Kr.

Current offers are as follows:

  • Student price (Regular seats):: 70 Kr. (Only for College & University students. Need to present valid Student ID)
  • Group discount 20%: Buy 5 tickets at the cost of 4. Price: Regular seats: 560 Kr. , Premium seats: 700 Kr.
  • KALAI members: 20% discount to members only. Any guest / kid of KALAI members is not eligible for this offer.

Payment mode: Please pay online for registration while making your booking.

Parking: Private (City Vest) & Kommune free parking available around the venue Gellerupscenen. 

Outside food/drink: It is strictly prohibited to bring any food/drink from outside into the Concert hall. 

Alcohol: Consumption of alcohol in/around the venue area is strictly prohibited.

Please note:

  1. Possibility to upgrade regular seats to premium seats – by paying the difference : depends on premium seats availability
  2. The venue is not suitable for kids who need to play.
  3. Tickets are non-refundable

Registration:

Request ticket(s) by registering here. Reservation will be confirmed once the payment is done.

Celebrating Indian Independence 2023

CELEBRATING INDIA’S 77TH INDEPENDENCE DAY

Freedom in the mind,
Faith in the words,
Pride in our souls, 
Let's come together to salute the Nation on this Independence Day!

KALAI would like to invite all members and non members (with a fee of 50kr.) to celebrate India’s unity and spirit of patriotism along with an opportunity to express ourselves.

Following are planned activities:

  • Solo, duet or group Singing/Dancing/Playing instruments on patriotic songs. 
  • Ethnic dress for both kids and adults portraying a freedom fighter. 
  • Skits or short plays. 
  • Poetry related to the theme. 

Program Date : 19th August 2023 from 14:00 to 20:00

Location: Skovvangskolen, Skovvangsvej 150, 8200 Aarhus

This event is for KALAI members however you have a possibility to invite your guests. Entry for members is free. There is a fee of 50 Kr. for guests. Kids below 18 years are free however they can come to the event only with an adult.

Please register latest by 13th August 2023.

If you are not a KALAI member yet, you have an opportunity to perform in the event by sending their entries to events@kalai.dk. Last date for sending entries is 25th July. We have limited numbers of performance slots. 

Hurry up! Please share and pass the event details to your friends so that we all can celebrate India’s Independence day together.

For any queries, please write to us on events@kalai.dk or Whatsapp on +45-50119200.

Looking forward to seeing you all on 19th August 2023.

All members and non-members need to register using the form below.


Please register yourself, kids and your adult guests.

Registration is closed. Entry without pre-booking is restricted.