|Kerala State Kathakali Performers led by Shri. P Anil Kumar|
|The Performers of Odissi Classical Dance led by Shagun Butani, Director Furkan Khan and Addi. Director Sudhanshu Singh of WZCC, Udaipur, and Director Saubhagya Vardhan Singh of NZCC, Patiala and Director Indrajit Grover of CZCC, Allahabad|
The first performance that preceded the showcase of performing arts of the cultural heritage of India was from the dancing artists of Kerala. They enacted the event of "Dushashan's Slay" in which the fervent depiction of the scene dramatized by Panchali, Bhim and Lord Krishna from the Epic Mahabharat overwhelmed the audience with the conventional literary taste and art. The second presentation entranced the audience's Souls with deep-down splendor, beauty, and grace of the Odissi dance performers.The second day festivity on Malhar continued with the beginning of Mangalacharan, which was enacted by depicting Aarayi Pallavi Batlu Dance accompanied with the classical poetic gestures, emotions, and Shringaar rasa, and the lyrics were derived from Jaidev's classic book entitled "Geet Govind" "Dheerey Dheerey Yamuna Teerey......". It completely swayed the crowd of spectators in its spell on account of theatrical ambiance, perfect management of light and sound. The rainy showers pouring down outside the theatre and the resonating melody of instruments, and the gracious ornamental beauties was an absolute sight of mesmerizing captivity for the crowd of aesthetic taste and talent. The whole festive occasion culminated with the note of dramatic presentation of "Moksha", the Divine theatrical performances' message that one achieves transcendence while enacting or watching performing arts' manifestations when one completely merges one's Soul, Body and Mind with the artistic creations of Omnipresent. That has been for centuries across the globe has been interpreted as Enlightenment, Purgation, Creative Unity, Pure Consciousness and Self-Transcendence.