Kut Committee to continue ‘competition mode’
Newmai News Network
IMPHAL, May 11
[dropcap]I[/dropcap]n view of the positive response and the perceptible improvement in the quality of presentation of folk dances in KUT 2013, the State Level Kut Committee has decided to continue with the competition mode in the traditional tribal dance event. It is desired that the dances should have high entertainment value and should be creative, innovative and should by themselves be crowd pullers. But this should be done without undermining the core essence and originality of the particular tribal dance theme.
According to the State Level KUT Committee, prizes will be awarded on the basis of criteria such as creativity and innovation: Marks will be given for creativity and innovation, which should be within the bounds of the core essence of the particular tribal dance theme. Choreography and Entertainment value: Marks will be given for entertainment value; Crowd puller: Marks will be given on the crowd pulling ability of the dance. This criteria will be judged on the basis of the reaction of the audience. Turn out: Marks will be awarded for creative adaptation of tribal cloth designs. Negative marks will be given for turning out in non-tribal attirelike jeans, watches, spectacles, etc. Keeping the allotted Time: The dance presentation should be concise and should not drag on. Time for each dance has not been decided as yet as this will depend on the number of participants. But, it may be within 10 to 15 minutes.Each dance troupe will represent a particular tribe and participate on behalf of the tribe.
Awards: Prizes of Rs1,00,000, Rs75,000 and Rs 50,000 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd position holders respectively. This notice is given early so as to allow ample time for participants to practice, rehearse and come up with award winning presentations, the KUT committee added.