Guwahati: Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Sunday said for three days dress rehearsal will be organise at Sarusajai stadium in Guwahati from April 11 ahead of Guinness Book of World record.
Speaking to reporters, Assam CM Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Dress rehearsal will be organised in Sarusajai stadium for three days ahead of the main event. From April 11, the dress rehearsal has been organised. From every districts of the state, Bihu troupe will be coming to participate the main event, which is going to held on April 14, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi is going to participate,”.
“11,140 artistes from all districts of the state will perform together at Guwahati’s Sarusajai Stadium in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” he stated.According to Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma, the aim is to “organise the largest Bihu dance performance at a single venue and make it to the Guinness Book of World Records in the folk-dance category”.”The performance itself will just be around 15 minutes long. But the logistics involved are massive, beginning with the selection of the artistes,” Sarma said.
According to official, 70 per cent of the performers would be women and 30 per cent men, which would include singers and those playing traditional instruments such as dhol, taal, gogona, toka, pepa and xutuli.
The performers were to be drawn from each of the state’s 31 districts, varying from as many as 1,400 from Dibrugarh to just 20 from South Salmara. Women aged 15-35 and men aged 15-55 were invited to register themselves online for auditions, with district administrations entrusted with the selection. The most crucial part of the process was choreographing a routine that 11,140 dancers from different parts of the state could perform in synchrony.
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