More than 7,500 Bharatanatyam dancers from various schools and colleges across the State will be performing here on Saturday in an attempt to set a new Guinness record for a maximum number of people performing the classical dance on a single stage.
A senior spokesperson of TTDC told DT Next on Friday that more than 7,500 dancers from various schools, colleges and training institutes have already registered with it so far (till Friday morning) to participate in the event.
“Another 500 to 700 entries are expected till Friday evening, the deadline set for registration,” he said adding “with the registration already crossing 7,500, we are confident of breaking the existing record”.
Stating that all the registered students have already started practising under the guidance of the trainers, the official said, “the registration was closed at Friday evening and those who registered in the afternoon too have joined the training session”. “The dance event will be held at a private college on Saturday evening,” he said adding “the event is to showcase the country’s rich culture and tradition”.
Explaining the dance form, the TTDC official said the five-minute classical dance programme, which was composed by Bharatanatyam experts, will be performed on a single stage. “All the students participating in the event will receive certificates from the TTDC,” he added.
According to him, similar dance programmes will be planned regularly to motivate students to pursue the classical art form and to give a push to tourism activities.