Arts and Entertainment

Turkish belly dancers perform in Pokhara

- Shiva Sharma, Kaski

Mar 15, 2016-

Turkish belly dancers delighted audiences at Grand Hotel, Pokhara on Sunday with their traditional dance form. The event, organised by the Turkish Chamber of Commerce and Industry in association with Key Entertainment Nepal, drew a sold-out crowd who had come to witness the belly dance performance. Clad in colourful outfits and enthralling audience with their flexible moves, the Turkish performers, known as the Angel Group, were cheered throughout their two hour long performance.

The belly dance group performance was earlier showcased at Hotel Yak and Yeti in the Capital before moving to Pokhara for the Grand Festival, hosted by the hotel.

Nepali artists and entertainers also performed at the event. Nepali actress Sushma Karki, who is known for her bold performances in movies, danced to her popular number, Udreko Choli. She made the other Turkish dancers dance with her which got the crowd howling in appreciation. Comedian Jitu Nepal also stepped on the dance floor to accompany Karki and later entertained the attendees with a standup routine poking jokes about Prime Minister KP Oli. He said, “To be an actor, you need good height and body, but to be a prime minister of Nepal, you just need to breathe and nothing else,” prompting a ruckus applause from the audience.

The organisers were quick to reiterate that these kind of events build healthy relationships between involved countries. A portion of revenues generated from the programme will be donated to the Prime Minister’s Earthquake Relief Fund.

Published: 15-03-2016 08:49

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