Founder and Festival Director, Delhi International Arts Festival
Prathibha Prahlad is a Bharatanatyam dancer. She is a performer, teacher, choreographer, researcher, cultural visionary, arts administrator, author and feminist activist. Her work in the field of arts is profound and unparalleled in contemporary dance history. Her contribution to the arts field goes much beyond her own trail-blazing dance career which has taken her to prestigious platforms all over the world. Prathibha Prahlad is equally famous for her missionary work in conceptualizing and presenting International Arts Festivals. She also has the unique distinction of being the only dancer of her generation to be on an Indian Postal Stamp of Rs.5 /- released by the Indian Posts & Telegraphs Dept., as a special honour to her extraordinary work in the arts field.
This year's Festival has an amazing line up of artistic groups. In keeping with Prime Minister Modi's vision Vasudeva Kutumbakam (the world is one large family); DIAF has strategically brought in groups from different parts of the world.