Hyderabad: History of sorts was created in London, when two dance forms of Telangana – Gussadi and Lambadi – were presented at the House of Commons of British Parliament, at a programme organised by the Sanskruti Centre for Cultural Excellence as part of the UK-India year of Culture being observed in United Kingdom.
The event was organised as part of the World Tourism Day celebrations in association with the Department of Culture of Government of Assam and Tripura and was hosted by British Member of Parliament Bob Blackman, Ragasudha Vinjamuri, one of the dancers, informed Telangana Today on Friday.
A variety of tribal dances including Bagurumba of Assam, Pawara dance of Maharashtra, Gondu Gussadi and Lambadi of Telangana, Santhali of West Bengal, Hojagiri of Tripura and Peacock dance as national bird ofIndia were prsentedon Indian theme.
Different perspectives on cultural tourism were presented by Richard Nicholls, Head of Research and Forecasting-Visit Britain, Gangadhar Chilka, Assistant Director-India Tourism, Dr Dirisa Mulindwa, Program Head of Tourism and Hospitality programs at the University of Sunderland in London, Dr Govind Kanegaonkar and Dr Anil Nene from Maharashtra Mandal London and Ravi Bhanot, Chairman for Diwali in London 2017.
Suvarchala Madireddi, Karthika Kanne, Rajanikanth Tadinada and Ragasudha Vinjamuri were the Telugu speaking participants among the performers. Audiences who attended the event had a great learning experience and appreciated the art forms.