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Garo, Cheraw dance forms to hit London at the International Dance Day celebrations on April 27

International Dance Day

 

A Reporter

SHILLONG: For the very first time, Garo dance of Meghalaya and Cheraw dance of Mizoram will be performed at the International Dance Day celebrations in London on April 27.

The programme this year is dedicated to highlighting the empowerment of tribal communities of India. Women presenting these dances have been trained locally for the past few months. Apart from these dances, Siddi dance of Karnataka and Pawara Adivasi dance of Maharashtra will also be showcased.

The event, organized at the Church of Scientology in London, also aims to highlight the initiatives taken to empower the tribal and forest dweller communities of India.

Coordinators of this event Ragasudha, who is herself a trained classical dancer and a Limca Book world record holder in dance, and Sushil Rapatwar said, “The indigenous tribal dance forms, especially from the Northeast are rarely seen in Britain. Proud to be presenting a combination of dancing and development of tribal communities on this occasion.”

“We have earlier presented in the British Parliament, Baghurumba of Assam and Hojagiri of Tripura from,” they said.

 

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