Panaji, July 03, 2018 …. The Directorate of Art and Culture will hold the selection trials for folk dances, folk music, folk songs on July 19, 20 and 21, 2018 at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda – Goa. The Interested groups leaders /artists may contact the department to collect the application forms. The forms are available at the office of the Directorate of Art and Culture, Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto, Panaji – Goa (Ph. 2404640), Ravindra Bhavan Curchorem, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Ravindra Bhavan, Baina Vasco, Ravindra Bhavan, Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda. The filled forms have to be submitted by July 12, 2018.
The groups should perform 4 (four)best items of folk dances in traditional costumes along with live music in the selection trial. No entry fees will be charged. No artist is allowed to participate in more than one group. The selection of folk group will begin from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. The audiences are allowed to witness the selection trial on the mentioned dates without tickets.
The Directorate of Art and Culture in order to provide a platform and exposure to the Goan folk artists conducts selection trials for the traditional Goan folk groups from Goa. The trials are conducted for selecting the groups for deputation of various programmes in the State, other states as well as international programmes.