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WB State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, RBU holds workshop in Kurseong
Trans World Features | @twfindia | 07 Mar 2019
WB State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, RBU holds workshop in Kurseong
Kolkata, Jan 15 : The West Bengal State Akademi of Dance Drama Music and Visual Arts, Rabindra Bharati University held a six-day workshop on ‘Training and Preservation of Traditional Folk & Tribal Performing Arts of the Newar Community’ at Eagle’s Crag, Kurseong from Nov 26 to Dec 1, 2018.

The workshop was conducted by Sanjay Pradhan, Rakesh Pradhan and Janina Joshi Pradhan.

 

The focus of this workshop was on the Lakhey dance, one of the most popular dances of the Newar community, characterised by wild movements and loud music, with the performers wearing colourful costumes and masks made of papier-mache with yak tails used for their hair.

 

More than 15 persons took part in this workshop, most of them from various areas near Kurseong.

 

The workshop was held in collaboration with the Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC), Ministry of Culture, Government of India, and with the support and cooperation of the Kurseong Municipality, Darjeeling and the West Bengal Newar Development and Culture Board, Darjeeling.