India Week hosted in Namibia

28 Oct 2016 08:40am
KEETMANSHOOP, 28 OCT (NAMPA) – The Cultural Centre of the High Commission of India in Windhoek organised various cultural activities under ‘India Week’ held from 17 to 24 October.
The commission said in a statement on Wednesday the idea behind India Week was to showcase Indian culture and to strengthen the pace of cultural exchange between Namibia and that Asian country.
Opening an Indian dance show at the National Theatre of Namibia last Friday, Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila highlighted the important role cultural exchange troupes play in growing people to people relations.
The Indian classical dance troupe showcased the Kathak dance from North India, which is said to have evolved from an ancient storytelling tradition.
“The performer narrates myth and religious poetry using subtle hand gestures and facial expressions,” the statement explained.
The dance group also held a show in Swakopmund on Sunday after conducting a dance workshop at the College of the Arts the previous day.
“Their performances and workshops received high acclaim everywhere,” the commission wrote.
The visit of the Indian dance troupe to Namibia took place under the two countries’ bilateral cultural agreement.