ora Shigh -- Back Home
T rli Iro ce, Direct Indian Fulk
A talented young Guyanese
who will be responsible for pre- His main pre-oceupatioh since
sctirig son-,' of the Guyarnse childhood has been the dance.
forms of Indian folk dancing at Gora deplores the commercial!
CARIFESTA '72 is 21-year-old influence of the cinema on the'
Gora Singh. rfrm and spirit of much of to-
SB Eal just returned home after day's Indian dancing, but has
!iliee year6' study in* India, noted that the dances he has seen
eager to stait work which will In the 2mples and villages of
be important tj the success of N6rth India are essentially the
Ue Caribbeah Fbstival cf same as those he has been used
Creative Arts,; to around the Guyanese country-
Gora Si' h grandsc-n o
one of the stalwarts of recent Gora i a devotee of the phil-
Ouyanese iftory, the lath legis- osophy that dance must have
lator Dr', J.. S~gh has been meaning. Much of the cinema-in-
brought back iome by the Guy- spired dancing in Guyana he
aa Government to help present says, seems to be merely empty
the Indian productions which will mimicking of the commclji.'
be part of- this country's Cari- product without feaul fueling or
fsta programme. understanding. The dance, Gora
It this three.w ek Festival says, should flow from inside
I thisn -hs th r.S wk Fesi al pthe dancer. it is form with
(August 2.- Sptbr 15) "Danc" without meaning .i
'en-six nations of the, Carib no dance at all; it is form with.
.*in^ and Sbul h Amea' .t@ ut feeling-
preparing, to display the best of
theitrmusic, dance, drama, paint- Gora Singh will now move
ing, scuIptg*e, pihogitaphy, wI around Guyana meeting those who
eraturei 6L do Indian folk dancing From
NEW pPAtElIN this tour he will be able to see
Gora, who has been studying what can be adapted for stage
various forms of classical and presentation at 'CARTFESTA.
folk,. music dancing in India pIanH
to spindl an-other. two years in
Nigria studying African music
and dance. It is ;one'of his dreams
to create what he calls a Net
World pattern- of dance which
woiud reflect the folk art of the
Caribbean and Soutli America.