Dance group from India perform in Marburg

2017-05-18 06:01
A fusion of cultures was seen on the Andra Hall stage on Sunday.

A fusion of cultures was seen on the Andra Hall stage on Sunday.

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BHANGRA Band Punjabi Folk Dance group “Rangla Punjab” from India brought their colourful energetic dance moves to the South Coast on Sunday as they performed at the Andhra Hall in Marburg.

The event, attended by 600 people was organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, the Indian Consulate in Durban and the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Arts and Culture in association with Ugu Youth Office.

Speaking on behalf of the Department of Arts and Culture, director Dr Rajendran Govender said one of the highlights of the event was the opportunity for local traditional Zulu dance groups to share a stage with the international dance group.

“Keeping with the department’s mandate of social cohesion, we encouraged the fusion of different cultures which was enjoyed by the audience made up of people from all races.
“We were also excited to bring international acts from Durban and have them perform here at home,” said Govender.

He encouraged aspiring dancers to apply for dance scholarships overseas.

“The consulate regularly invites dancers to apply for an opportunity to study dance in India, this would be a wonderful opportunity for our local dancers,” said Govender.

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