It was a colourful, fast-paced, beautiful dance extravaganza! Organised in conjunction with Deepavali, Jom-Ke-Panggung was a joint venture by Greentown Indian Cultural Society, Jabatan Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negara, Perak and Narthana Fine Arts. Held at Auditorium Jabatan Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negara, Perak recently, it featured an array of dance representing the various states from the South to the North of India.
Choreographed by Master Shanker, it featured 13 talented dancers from Narthana Fine Arts who rocked the stage and wowed the audience with their graceful moves and unique, colourful outfits which incidentally was also designed and stitched by Master Shanker himself. YB Thangeswari – Speaker Dewan Negeri Perak was the guest of honour for this event. Some of the dances featured were classical Indian dances like Barathanathiyam, Kuchupuddi ; Karagatham a Village Dance; pot, stick, Peacock, Horse, Jungle dances; Kathakali dance from Kerala and Bollywood dance from North India.
According to Mr Subain Singam, President of Greentown Indian Cultural Society, who mooted this “South to North Indian Dance Presentation” idea under the Jom-Ke-Panggung banner, this gave cultural enthusiasts a chance to enjoy the rich cultural heritage of India right on their doorstep in Ipoh. He specially thanked the director of Jabatan Kebudayaan & Kesenian Negara Perak, his team, Narthana Fine Arts and all those who made this event a beautiful one especially since it was in conjunction with Deepavali.