Kohima, July 3: “Dance is not only an Art but it’s a way to a healthy lifestyle,” stated Lam Grace Touthang, the winner of the Global Dance Visual Competition (Solo category), which was organized by World of Dance Records.
Sharing her journey in the competition, she said, “On coming across the event, I thought it was the right platform for me since I’ve always been interested in making dance videos and visual effects.” By winning the competition, Touthang received a cash prize of $150.
She also informed that the video that won her the dance contest in the said competition was shot on her Iphone 6s with the help of a friend to which she also did the final editing.
While the dancer from Nagaland is yet to get over her throes of winning an international dance competition, she expressed concern that dancers are the least paid artists in Nagaland.
“Dancers are not given much respect and importance, of course things are starting to improve slowly but still people fail to appreciate and consider dancers with the same regard as they have for other professions,” she added.
She said that the present scenario for dancers in Nagaland is to be dependent on a handful of big events such as the Hornbill Festival which is not enough for our daily sustenance.
“One way to promote dance in Nagaland is to introduce it to all schools and colleges on the premise that it is not only an Art but a way of life,” Touhtang maintained. (Page News Service)