Guwahati: September 23
Ujjwal Kala Kendra of Sikkim gave a splendid performance of Nepali folk dance to mark the beginning of four-day music and dance festival of north-east India in Guwahati on Thursday. Other than that an awesome performance of Sattriya dance, a creation of Assamese Vaishnav saint Srimanta Sankardeva of 15th century, was also organized. In Sattriya dance dances present mythological stories in a form of dance-drama. Dance lovers were delighted to see such breathtaking performances.
Nepali folk dance performed by Ujjwal Kala Kendra spell-bounded folk dance lovers in Guwahati. Performers were masters of their art and all through the performance, audience kept clapping and cheering them. Among the audience, young college students are ina good number. Their interest in traditional dance and music is a quite encouraging.
The music and dance festival has been organized by the The Indian Council for Cultural Relations and North East Zone Cultural Centre in Guwahati. During the fest, artists of all generation and cultural troupes from all five North eastern States will be presenting traditional dance performance.
Internationally acclaimed fusion rock band Abiogenesis from Nagaland, which was listed for Grammy awards thrice will be the star attraction on the final day of the festival.
Bihu and some of the traditional folk dance forms of Assam, Ga-Laam Dance of Manipur and Bizu dance from Tripura will give a chance to the people from the region to have a glimpse of the vivid culture of the north east.
The festival was inaugurated by Santanu Thakur, Secretary to the Government of Assam. This festival will not only bring art, music and dance lovers of north-east closer but also provide stage to budding artists.