14 KUMPULAN SAJI TARIAN UNIK PADA FESTIVAL TARIAN ANTARABANGSA SIBU ESOK

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SIBU, 12 Ogos (Bernama) -- Sebanyak 14 kumpulan akan mengadakan persembahan

selama lima hari pada Festival Tarian Antarabangsa Sibu di Pusat Sivik Sibu di

sini, bermula esok.

Kumpulan tarian tersebut termasuk daripada Lithuania, Taiwan, China, India,

Singapura dan Thailand.

Menurut pengarah festival, Chen Ing Kuan daripada Teater Tarian Hornland

Sibu, pakar seni daripada negara peserta akan turut mengadakan seminar tarian

dan bengkel pada Rabu dan Khamis ini.

Mengenai rombongan tarian itu, beliau berkata kumpulan ''Papartelis'' dari

Luthuania akan mengadakan persembahan buat pertama kali di negeri itu.

Katanya kumpulan Universiti Thaksin Songkla, Thailand, yang dipimpin oleh

Profesor Madya Thummanit Nokomrat akan mengadakan tarian ''Nohra'', sebuah tarian

unik dari wilayah selatan Thailand.

-- LAGI

FESTIVAL-SIBU 2 (AKHIR) SIBU

Selain itu, dua rombongan dari Singapura - ''Frontier Danceland'' dan Wu Yue

Dance Studio Arts Troupe'' - akan menampilkan tarian berciri gabungan budaya

Timur dan Barat.

India akan menghantar kumpulan tarian kontemporari ''Padma Sri Devayani''

manakala China diwakili oleh kumpulan Sekolah Seni Tarian Dansa Guangzhou.

"Rombongan Guangzhou itu merupakan juara Festival Black Pool Dance di United

Kingdom pada 2011 dan 2012 dala kategori Tarian Latin dan Moden," kata Chen.

Beliau juga berkata kumpulan tarian tempatan adalah dari Johor dan Kuala

Lumpur manakala kumpulannya akan menampilkan persembahan tarian Ngajat, seni

tarian masyarakat Iban.

Menteri Pelancongan negeri Datuk Amar Abang Johari Tun Open dijangka

merasmikan festival itu esok.

-- BERNAMA

ESS ESS DC

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  • My last moments with Pa: Ramkarpal Singh The Malaysian Insider
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