The on-going Rabindra Nrityotsav, a non-stop dance performance to record a unique Guinness feat at Ravindra Bharti, is a visual treat to dance lovers in City. But, the record will be set in the absence of the Guinness team.
“The team is in Delhi and to bring them here is a costly affair. The dance is performed by the Sonali Academy of Fine Arts and the academy needs to pay `3.5 lakh which they can’t afford. However, the dance performance is judged by the team of a jury from Manipuri University, Andhra University and Uttkal University from Orissa. After the completion of the dance performance, certification will be given by the jury members which will be sent to the Guinness team with the recorded performance for verification,” said, Md Rafee, PRO, Ravindra Bharathi.
The jury members included Dr S Murali Babu, Banaras Hindu University, P Arun Sai Kumar, Andhra University, B Harinath secretary, Sainath Kala Samithi and Annapurna, lecturer, Uttkal University.
The earlier record was set by a group of dance performers in France for 24 hours and one minute. To break the record and make it to the Guinness world record the dancers will perform for 25 hours and two minutes. The Rabindra Nrityotsav will be a landmark event in the history of Hyderabad, as dancers and musicians from across the country and from other nations are aiming to set the record. The dances are being choreographed under the guidance of Prof K Jatindra Singh, former head of department, Fine Arts, Visva Bharati, Santhiniketan and an expert on Rabindra dance.
On the first day, plays of Tagore were enacted. “The start has been good and I hope we will make it to the Guinness book. Sonali is my student and when she came to me with the unique idea of marking 150th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore, I agreed with her. I got in touch with my former students in different parts of the world and the result is here for you to see,” said, Prof K Jatindra Singh.
The Rabindra Nrityotsav is performed by artistes from Sonali Academy of Fine Arts, former students of Visva-Bharathi, Rabindra Bharathi of Shantiniketan, Assam, Agarthala, Manipur, Hyderabad and International artistes from France, Germany, Japan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.