NEZCC to hold Northeast Spring Fest

Dimapur, March 11 (DIPR): Director NEZCC, Som Kamei IPS in a press note informed that this March, the varied flavours of the Northeast are all set to erupt in the form of the North East Spring Festival – a mega Northeast-centric carnival capturing the mood and brilliance of springtime organized by North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) will be held from March 16 to 20 in the NEZCC grounds, Dimapur. With more than 500 artistes participating, the festival will showcase the biggest ensemble of folk dances, folk music, puppeteers, craftsmen, poets, choral singers, theatre groups, chefs and others who will showcase the best of regional dance, music, handloom and handicraft products, cuisine, etc.
The note further stated that the festival will also have choral and fusion music concerts featuring stalwarts like Khasi guitarist-singer Lou Majaw while a major highlight of the fest would be the performance of cultural troupes from Myanmar, which will be sponsored by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) under the Ministry of External Affairs. The international dance troupes would also perform in Mokokchung as part of the NEZCC’s outreach programme and Cultural troupes from other Zonal Cultural Centres of the country will also perform in Medziphema of Nagaland.
The North East Spring festival will also have something for book lovers in the form of a Northeast Book Fair, which will be organized by NEZCC in association with the National Book Trust.
The note also added that the major features of North East Spring Festival 2011 will include Folk Dance Choreography Show on March 16 and 17, 2011; Ethnic Costume Show of the Northeast on  March 18, 2011; Theatre Show by Stage Fusion and Puppet Show  from Rajasthan on March 19, 2011; Choral Singing and Fusion Music (Mizoram, Nagaland and Lou Majaw from Shillong) International Folk Dance performances from Myanmar  on March 16, 2011; Northeast Indian Crafts Bazaar on March 16 to 20, 2011; Traditional Ethnic Food Court on March 16 to 20, 2011; Book Fair in association with National Book Trust on March 14 to March 20; Northeast Poetry Meet (Theme: Child Rights in association with United Tribal Society) on March 17 to 19, 2011; Folk Dances from 8 North East Indian States and About Northeast India and Northeastern spring festivals.
List of folk dance performers 

Director NEZCC, Som Kamei IPS in a press note also informed that the dance performances from the Northeast and outside the country would be featured in the spring festival to be held from March 16th to 20th 2011, which will be organized by North East Zone Cultural Centre (NEZCC) in the NEZCC grounds, Dimapur. The Northeast dances troupes to be performed are as follows- Arunachal Pradesh – Domik Tsheri, Assam – Bagromba, Manipur – Thangta, Dhol & Pong Cholom, Mizoram – Cheraw, Sikkim – Saroni Dance, Tripura – Lebong Bomani, Meghalaya – Archery, Shad Ret, Shad Weit Dances, Nagaland – Khiamiungan Naga dance from Tuensang. Dances from other Zonal cultural centres performing during the festival includes- EZCC (Kolkata) – Sambalpuri dance (Odissa), NCZCC (Allahabad) – Thodla Choufla (Uttarakhand), NZCC (Patiala) – Kullu Nati (Himachal Pradesh), SCZCC (Nagpur) – Gaur Maria (Chhattisgarh), SZCC (Thanjavur) – Gussadi (Andra Pradesh) and WZCC (Udaipur) – Dandia Rass Garba (Gujarat).

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