Berhampur, Jan 6 (LocalWire): Rural folk artists enthralled the audience with their magnificent traditional and popular folk dances at the two-day long Ganjam Zilla Sanskrutika Mahotsav that concluded on Saturday.
The festival jointly organized by Berhampur based cultural organizations – Anwesha Kala Kendra and Abhinaya Jagata was virtually the congregation of rural folk artists.
The folk artists from different villages performed the popular folk dances like Ranapa, Dasakathia, Baghanacha, Sankhanach, Tribal dance, Chadeya dance, Sambalpuri dance etc during the two-day festival.
“The folk dances, which symbolize the rich cultural heritage of the state, is going to die due to lack of patronage. In this juncture, we organize the festival to keep alive various folk dance forms by associating urban people with it,” said Amwesha Brahma, an organising member.
We also filmed the performances, which will be screened in New Delhi soon, she added.
A 74-year-old folk artist Nabaghana Parida, who had recently undergone a bypass surgery, presented Chadeya dance on concluding night that stole the show.
“It’s always great to perform for the people. Despite my surgery, I forget the pain when I ride the stage. I just want to perform for appreciation of the efforts,” he said