Northeast’s renowned socio-cultural organisation – AMRAPALI (Society for ARTS) recently held a press meet at the Amrapali Institute of Arts – AIA, located at Zoo tiniali, Guwahati, on August 5, in connection with their upcoming 2nd CHIMERA 2017, an inter school and college fest. This event is supported by Cultural Affairs, Govt. of Assam; recognised by Shri Shri Uttar Kamalabari Sattra, Majuli, and Asomiya Protidin, who is the media partner.
The event concentrates upon various artistic subjects associated to performing and visual arts from classes Nursery to XII. The Cultural Night and Prize Distribution Ceremony will be on September 4 at District Library from 6 pm wherein Amrapali would premier their choreographic production named ‘Maa’, based on child abuse and molestation.
This year, CHIMERA brings in much more fun as it launches their INTERNATIONAL YOUTH ARTS OLYMPIAD (IYAO). Founder of Amrapali (Society for ARTS) Pranaame Bhagawati says that, it has been a much awaited dream to initiate such an Olympiad as it will specifically target arts, culture and heritage and bring in awareness amongst the school children upon these subjects.
Another added attraction to CHIMERA is the Dance competition, bifurcated into Solo & Group categories. The Solo category specifies Indian Classical Dance style from classes I to XII and the Group category can be of any dance genre with theme based choreography.
The competition would start running in as many schools within Guwahati from August 7, and its registration closes on August 31.