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Odisha’s tiger dance to woo Kolkata on International Tiger Day


Kolkata:  The vibrant choreography of Odisha’s traditional tiger dance and insights shared by noted woman elephant trainer Parbati Barua from Assam will headline International Tiger Day events here on July 29 at the Indian Museum.

Wildlife enthusiasts will be in for a treat with three key events themed on the magnificent animal — an exhibition from Indian Museum’s prestigious collection, a panel discussion involving leading Indian conservationists and the age-old folk ritual from Odisha called “bagh nritya”.

The day-long events organised by the Society for Heritage and Ecological Researches (SHER) and the Association for Conservation and Tourism in collaboration with the Museum will be open to all.

According to Joydip Kundu of SHER, in addition to Parbati Barua, the panellists including Corbett Tiger Reserve director Samir Sinha, and Sundarban Biosphere Reserve director Pradeep Vyas will discuss tigers in the context of a living heritage.

Narayan Maharana, president of a government-aided organisation reviving the folk dances of Odisha, will present the ‘bagh nritya’ with his group.

In this 17th century art form, originating from the state’s Ganjam district, dancers daub their entire body with yellow and black paint to resemble the tiger.

Accessorised with a set of giant hand-crafted ears, a cloth tail and an anklet on one foot, the dancers attempt to invoke the tiger goddess through their dance steps. (IANS)



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