Guwahati, April 28, 2019
On the occasion of International Dance Day, the indigenous tribal dances of Northeast India enthralled the audience representing a variety of community organisations in London.
The traditional native Garo dance of Meghalaya and the famous Cheraw dance of Mizoram left the audience spellbound. The theme of the event was ‘Dance and Development’. The dances of Northeast were presented by Piyali Basu, Lumbini Bafna, Juhi Dhanasekharan, Prasanthi Aripirala and Priyadarshini Niranjan.
Speaking on the sidelines of the event, Mayura Patel, chairperson of Dynamic Women’s Foundation said, “It was a wonderful performance and special applauds go to the organizer Sanskriti Centre for Cultural Excellence and Ragasudha Vinjamuri in researching and bringing out the lesser known dance forms of India to the United Kingdom (UK) audience.”
The people also spoke about the tribal empowerment in the state of Maharashtra, the state with the second largest tribal population in India after Madhya Pradesh.
It may be mentioned, the music and original tribal outfits were procured with the help of the locals who reside there to provide the true taste of this lesser explored area in Britain.