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Bengaluru Habba proudly presents its ninth edition of the festival from 13th to 22nd January 2012. The Bengaluru Habba is a socio-cultural movement which was premiered in 2003. The festival introduces the younger audiences to live performances across all genres and initiates the corporate social responsibility of the prominent business houses towards cultural and creative engagement. The overwhelming response and participation of the major business houses, government & cultural organizations only proves that this is a social need, which integrates the city and its people on a cultural platform.
Bengaluru Habba 2011 featured over 20 Events, 24 Venues, 67 Performances, over 900 Artistes, 130 Craft Stalls, 6 Galleries, 3 Colleges & a Cultural Fest at IIM, Bengaluru spread across 16 days. The festival is the only platform which provides aesthetic entertainment free of cost. This initiates an immediate emotional response of the audiences and nurtures a sense of ownership amongst the citizens of cosmopolitan Bengaluru.
Over the years, we have supported over 10,000 artistes across all categories of Performing Art, Visual Art and Craft from the state, across the country and abroad. We have created a unique module of public private partnership, wherein the corporate sector uses our social and cultural platform for their corporate giveback and the people of Bengaluru enjoy the pleasure of experiencing live Performing Art, Visual Art & Craft at no cost.
Our aim is to promote and encourage all artistes across all disciplines of performing arts, visual arts, film & crafts. The Bengaluru Habba is a non-commercial, non-ticketed event. Entry to the festival is open to all.
This is the largest event in the country and the most popular in the state. As designed on the lines of the Singapore Arts Festival and other International Arts Festivals, we have kept the cultural focus intact and we have delivered quality and aesthetic entertainment to audiences across economic, social and demographic cross sections year after year.
The Bengaluru Habba has an interesting mix of international, national & local artists designed to trigger the interests of audiences across the demographic and linguistic cross-sections. It is a unique example of public private partnership which is inclusive in its ideas. The event span has been carefully crafted in order to establish the international stature of the festival.
This year we are showcasing artistes across all categories of Performing Art, Visual Art and Craft from all over Karnataka. Bengaluru Habba 2012 is a platform which will integrate a Karnataka flavour in order to enable the cosmopolitan people of Bengaluru and the tourists to experience Karnataka culture and cuisine.