Xattria dance institute in Mexico!
By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Dec 8: It is a pleasant and proud moment for the Assamese community that a Xattria dance institute has been set up in Mexico. That apart, the institute has been set up by a ‘proud’ Mexican tiol out of her own efforts.
Betzabel Falfan has a master’s in Xattria Dance forms and is pursuing her P.HD degree on the same from Paris 8 University. She first came to Assam in 2013 as part of her travel to India.
“The Xattria dance institute in Mexico is med as ‘Teatro-Danza clasica de India’ evolved out of the knowledge and essence of my visits in different Xattras of Assam. I am proud in the venture of setting up one. Currently I have eight regular students, six children and two adults, in the institute. The very first time I came to Assam I had to be accustomed with the tradition, religion, culture and language of the Assamese community, and became fond of it. I first performed Xattria Dance at the Uttar-Kamalabari Xattra,” Falfan Said.
Falfan, on a satisfying note, said that she felt that the Xattria Dance form helped to transform herself into a vehicle in the life’s journey to find happiness in the world. In course of her learning the dance form she has found the earth to be in the path of sociality and got an opportunity to look into her inner being.
When asked apart from culture and dance forms that Srimanta Sankardev propagated what other faculties of the great Saint that attracted her, Falfan pointed out that she is a fan of the great Saint.
“The culture and the dance forms are at their respective footings. That apart, the simple way of living in the ‘ek-xoron-am-dharma’ attracts me the most. In short, I am attracted to the great Saint. Sankardev taught the mass about humanity, brotherhood and cleanliness, among others, Falfan added.
When asked on the response from Mexicans to Xattriya Dance and culture, she said: “Children are enthusiast as they are attracted to Lord Krish.”