Nrityageet 35 on at the Cultural Centre this weekend

The Nadira and Indranie Shah Dance Troup is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the arrival of Indians to Guyana with the dance extravaganza Nrityageet 35 over the weekend.

In a press release the troupe said this year’s presentation will feature a fusion of Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi, Folk and popular Chutney, Soca and Guyanese roots-based influences which promises to “wow and educate” the audience.

“New dancers are joining all the time learning and exploring the world of dance, learning from the greatest while adding their flair for the modern and different,” director of the troupe Dr Seeta Shah Roath said. Nadira Shah Berry, Suzanne Shah Nilsson and Rewattie Datt DaCosta are currently training new dancers in traditional and modern styles even as they explore new trends and create new experiences, she said.

“We are exploring futuristic dance theatre with ballet and modern dancers blending with influences of traditional styles with the best dances in Guyana exploring new frontiers in the art form,” the director said.

This year’s production will be held at the National Cultural Centre on May 3 and 4 from 8pm. Tickets costs $700, $1000, $2000 and $3000. A children’s matinee show is set for Friday at 1pm.


India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx

India using chilli sprays, stun grenades to dissuade Rohingya influx (Reuters photo)   NEW DELHI, (Reuters) – India has stepped up security along its largely porous eastern border with Bangladesh and is using “chilli and stun grenades” to block the entry of Rohingya Muslims fleeing from violence in their homeland of Myanmar, officials said on Friday.

Firm for Demerara crossing study not picked via tender

Following an opposition request for an investigation into the award of the contract for the feasibility study and design for the new Demerara River crossing to LievenseCSO, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure last night said that the Dutch firm was selected after the initial procurement process was annulled and it sought out consultants worldwide.

Cash-strapped GuySuCo to sell land to CH&PA

Facing a cash crunch, the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) will be selling land to the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA), Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced yesterday, while noting that the corporation has sought a bailout to the tune of $2 billion.

Children to be given priority in post-hurricane evacuation efforts

Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix yesterday announced that priority will be given to children in evacuation efforts organized by the Guyana Government to assist Guyanese who remain on hurricane-affected islands, as there remains the risk of an epidemic in some cases.

Four years’ jail for woman nabbed with cocaine at CJIA

A 59-year-old woman was yesterday sentenced to four years in prison and fined $6.5 million after she pleaded guilty to the possession of five pounds of cocaine, which she was trying to sneak on board a flight to New York.

Your browser is out-of-date!

Update your browser to view this website correctly.

We built using new technology. This makes our website faster, more feature rich and easier to use for 95% of our readers.
Unfortunately, your browser does not support some of these technologies. Click the button below and choose a modern browser to receive our intended user experience.

Update my browser now