Pollution is not just limited to land, water and air. It occurs in Culture too. Over the years, Indian culture has witnessed huge influence and infiltration of non-Indian culture. Indian dance forms have suffered the most because of this. Our rich Indian folk dances, that once depicted stories of valor, love and mythology, are now being used to depict obscenity, through item songs and dances.
The Term “Folk Dance” is used for dances which are to a significant degree bound by tradition, and were originated by the local communities. These dances are rooted in the experiences, customs and beliefs of the everyday life of ordinary people. Folk dances are ethnic but as modernization and globalization have influenced everyone, they have influenced folk dances too. Globalization has diverted the flow of traditions and practices resolutely. In last two decades Indian art too has changed, without many even noticing, that some of the great rivers of performing traditions and systems, have changed course. Due to modernization, people have lost the importance of our traditional form of dance, and limited its reach only to rural India. Knowing foreign culture is good, but it is our foremost duty to preserve the essence of our traditional forms of dance.
Going by the theme of the event, let us see, if this pollution can be put to best use, to enhance our own culture. PEHAL-2014 provides an opportunity to remember and recall our Indian culture and tradition, through foreign culture, by “Performing Indian Folk Dance on Non-Indian Music”.
This event would be a blend of traditional Indian folk dance and non Indian music. Groups can choose any non Indian Music, and perform an Indian Folk dance on it. It is a new approach, and would provide a platform for groups to come up with new and innovative ideas of fusion, along with retaining the elements of liveliness and communal joy, that folk dances possess and depict.
At Pehal 2014, we provide you an opportunity to show your talent and skills; here creativity and experimentation are encouraged, so that participants can further broaden the aesthetic scope of the event.
Please read the following guidelines carefully before registering for the competition.
GUIDELINES FOR FOLK FUSION
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Last Date for Registration: OPEN
Event Date: 09 March 2014
I Prize - Cash Prize
II Prize - Cash Prize
III Prize - Cash Prize