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Press Release |  27 Feb 2019 17:18 |  By RnMTeam

NCPA to host Living Traditions: Festival of Chhattisgarh on International Women's Day

MUMBAI: NCPA Living Traditions is an ongoing series by NCPA (National Centre for Performing Arts) to showcase folk traditions of different regions of India.  Since inception, NCPA Living Traditions festival has brought folk traditions of Rajasthan, Assam, Bengal, Goa and Gujarat. This year the festival will focus on the folk traditions of Chhattisgarh. Over the two days, six well-known troupes from various part of Chhattisgarh will present two forms each of music, dance and folk theatre.

Presence of a number of different tribes residing across the vast expanse of the state and their sub-dialects brings about a cultural amalgamation. As a result, the culture of Chhattisgarh is immersed with varieties of dance forms ensconced in rituals and lyrical song-forms dedicated to gods and nature. These presentations are characterized by colourful costumes, accessories, folk instruments, and skilled body movements including mesmerising acrobatic gestures.

On International Women's Day, Rakesh Tiwari and Group will be presenting a performance on princess Dasmat, the spirited daughter of Raja Bhoj. It depicts her moral courage to stand against all odds to uphold the dignity of herself and her husband. This performance sends a powerful message to all women on this occasion to always have courage and stand up for oneself - Showcasing the major folk forms of Chhattisgarh.

Attached is the press release for your kind perusal. Request you to let us know if you would like to interview the artists mentioned below who will be performing at the festival.

Appended is the schedule for your kind perusal.





8th March 2019

·     Pandvani by Prabha Yadav and group

·     Panthi Dance by Dinesh Jangade and group

·     Lok Natya: Dasmat by Rakesh Tiwari and group

Experimental Theatre


9th March 2019

·     Sufi and folk Bhajan by  Madan Chauhan

·     Sheila Dance by Balam Say and group

·     Lok Natya: Raja Foklawa by Rakesh Tiwari and group

Experimental Theatre