01-06-2017 05:00 AM | Lathika Saju | My Indian Dream
The Art & Cultural Affairs Department, Haryana, has partnered with New Theatre for organizing the Bhangra Utsav which will commence on June 1
Bhangra lovers are going to rejoice as Chandigarh is all set to host the Bhangra Utsav on June 1. This Utsav is an initiative by New Theatre that strives to bring on the common ground the young, senior citizens, students with special needs, underprivileged children, working professionals, legendary folk dancers and musicians.
New Theatre is a nonprofit folk dance regional development cultural association which has been promoting talent, heritage and culture for the last 20 years. In the past two years, it has been conducting workshops for people belonging to different sections of the society so that they understand and appreciate the beauty of folk forms of Punjab.
President of New Theatre, Pritpal Singh Sodhi states that this Utsav will not only connect people to their roots, but it is also a way to connect with each other through dance.
The Utsav will showcase yoga techniques demonstrated by special students, a performance by underprivileged children, gidha by youth and senior citizens, a harvest dance, a special performance by legendary folk dancers of Punjab who have contributed towards the dance form in the past four decades and many more folk forms.
There will also be a show by well-known musicians who will perform to the tune of folk instruments that are on the verge of extinction.
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