By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Jan 7: In the tryout to attain a one-style jhumoor dance and songs all over the State a jhumoor workshop is underway at Srimanta Sankaradeva Kalakshetra from January 5. The workshop will conclude tomorrow.
The workshop was organized by the State Tea Tribe Welfare Department, in collaboration with the Asom Chah Jagosthi Jatiya Mahaxabha aru Sanskritik Upodeshta Parishad. The workshop is alive with over 300 active artistes from twenty districts of the Barrack and Brahmaputra valleys participating in it.
“The styles of performing Jhumoor are different in different areas or districts. The workshop is aimed at clubbing the styles to evolve a standard version of the dance form on stage. The workshop will also help document jhumoor so that it is studied and performed in a synchronized way. The extinct styles of the dance form will also be revived with the help such workshops,” Rajib Tairee, a person associated with the workshop, said.
Jhumoor Guru Nunu Singh Karmakar and Dulal Manki and artiste Ram Sasoni, along with the representatives of Asom Cha Jagosthi Sahitya Sabha and the Asom Chah Jagosthi Chatra Santha, were also present at the workshop.
The trainees will be given away certificates on January 8 in the presence of Minister Pallav Lochan Das.