• Thu. Jul 18th, 2024

International Dance Day celebrated at The Assam Royal Global University

Dr. Meernanda Barthakur, Noted Classical Performer and Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar Awardee, and Dr. Madhurima Goswami, Head and Associate Professor, Chandraprabha Saikiani Centre for Women’s Studies, Tezpur University, were warmly welcomed at The Assam Royal Global University, on the occasion of International Dance Day organized by Royal School of Languages and Royal School of Communication and Media.

Dr. Barthakur deliberated on ‘Developing the Traditions and Expanding Boundaries’ enabling Royalites to understand the origin of dance through creation of sound and development of patterns of rhythm through claps, vocal sounds et al over the course of human civilization. She also touched upon the use of basic materials like hollow bamboo sticks, animal skin hides, shells amongst a host of other things that contributed to the development of dance formations synchronized to sound apart from throwing light on dance being a revered form of expression.

Basing her address on scientific research conducted on the act of dancing, she further explained the release of ‘happy hormones’ through this form of expression along with the importance of a being in synchronization with nature.

Highlighting the role of discipline, attitude, neurological impact, confidence and expression in dance, she further explained to her young audience the contribution of Srimanta Shankardeb in making dance a part of daily lives of people here.

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