Cuttack: The six-day International Dance and Music Festival will start here from January 4 with over 100 classical dancers from India and abroad.

As per sources, classical dancers from countries such as Ukraine, Mexico, Singapore, Russia, USA, UK, Iran, Japan and France are to participate in the festival, being organised by Utkal Yuva Sanskrutik Sangh since the past three years.

Moreover, all the eight important classical dance forms of India like Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Odissi, Kathak, Kathakali, Mohiniattam, Manipuri and Sattriya will be showcased at the festival, to be held at two venues of Saheed Bhawan and Heritage Hall of Ravenshaw University.