Bridging cultures through dance

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Mar 19, 2017-Organised by Nepal-India Human Development and Friendship Association, a cultural event that saw the conflation of the dance traditions of the two countries was held at Bhrikutimandap in the Capital over the weekend. The show was inaugurated by Binaya Kumar, acting Indian Ambassador to Nepal.

At first look, the performing troupe, clad in Bakkhus and woolen attires, looked like they hailed from the Northern Nepal. The team was from the Arunachal Pradesh in India. During the course of the show, the team performed renditions of Tovang music and dance, which is popular among the Manpa tribes of Arunachal, and Bardochham Nritya, a Buddhist dance form, Sinha Nritya, and Bhalepothi Nritya, among others. 

The travelling team’s performance was followed by renditions of Hudkeli and Tharu dance, performed by Sanskritik Sansthan; moreover, the show also saw a joint performance by artists from the Indian Cultural Centre and the Indian Embassy in Nepal-who performed traditional Nepali dance forms such as Manjushree Nritya and Tamang Selo. 

Published: 19-03-2017 10:10

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