Kerala to conduct North East Dance Festival

Kerala will shortly have a preference of northeastern civilization as it prepares to host a dancing festival that brings jointly 800 artists from the respective northeastern states. The eight-day festival starts here Feb 16 and will include brief plays and an exhibition of northeastern handicrafts. "This is the third moment this festival is being staged in the nation. The best two shows were held in Delhi and Hyderabad. The participating states include Assam, Tripura, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh and Nagaland," country Culture Minister M. A. Baby told reporters Saturday. The fest will include the favorite Jeng Bihu dancing from Assam, Dhol Cholam from Manipur, Sangrai-Mog from Tripura and Tamang Selo from Sikkim. "Eighty-one artisans will follow the dancing teams and would exhibit their handicrafts like handloom, coir and bamboo products," said V. Venu, Kerala's civilization secretary. The fest is being organised by the South Zone Cultural Centre, Thanjavur, and the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Academy. The recently concluded nishaghandhi dance fetival and cultural fest was a big success in gathering people and dance lovers from all over the state.

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