The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India in collaboration with Abiogenesis Society and Administrative Office, Dimapur organised a grand cultural evening on February 8 at the Abiogenesis Cultural Society, Nuton Bosti, Dimapur.
The evening saw excellent performances by Kuyingpong culture society of Dimapur, a very popular dance troupe known for their performances all over India and London.
The dances were choreographed by the troupe leader Perimong.
The dances performed were Kizyuba Fishing- Kizyuba is about a community fishing in the Sangtam Naga tribe.
This community fishing is carried out with a fruit called Xu, a bitter and poisonous fruit. A particular song is sung while pounding the fruit during community fishing.
Maku He Ngichi (War Dance)- It is a warrior dance performed by Sangtam tribe when the warrior returns victorious from the war. As soon as they reach the village, their ladies serve the best of rice beer and together they dance and sing song of victory in front of the Morung.
The programme was sponsored by Indian Council for Cultural Relations and was represented by Chatterjee, Regional Officer, Guwahati.
Other dignitaries present were Sanjay Pdy Chetri, Scientist “C”, NIC , deputy commissioner’s office, Dimapur district and Oliver, programme officer, North East Zone Cultural Centre, Dimapur.