Folk dances impress art lovers
Tirupati: The two-day cultural festival organised by South Central Zone Cultural Centre concluded on Sunday evening amidst applause from art lovers of ...
Tirupati: The two-day cultural festival organised by South Central Zone Cultural Centre concluded on Sunday evening amidst applause from art lovers of Tirupati. Around 100 artistes from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Asom, Tripura and Jharkhand participated at the folk art festival and performed folk and tribal dances. Folk artistes from Coorg district in Karnataka performed 'Kadamajulu' dance by wearing traditional dress with pink coloured clothing on head. Local people were impressed even though the lyrics were in Kannada. Female artistes from Maharashtra performed 'Dhal Dongri' dance by wearing traditional dresses and sang in Marathi language. They highlighted the importance of 'Holi' festival. Artistes from Asom performed 'Bar Sikko Boro' � a tribal dance in Assamese tribal language and the rhythm and coordination between artistes impressed a lot. The 'Lambada' dance by tribal artistes came from Koppala village of Adilabad district stood as special attraction in this folk festival. SCZCC president Premswaroop Tripathi and few others attended the festival and Prof Kiran Kranth Choudary, principal, SV Arts College and few art lovers attended. Since it was a holiday, several locals attended the programme and were impressed with folk dances and talents of the artistes. "It is a great pleasure to see the real programmes instead of watching the same on television. Such festivals are useful to know the culture and traditions of other States and few tribal sects," an art lover said.