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India's Independence Celebrates With Lady Liberty At Sunset For Battery Dance Fe PhotosIndia's Independence Celebrates With Lady Liberty At Sunset For Battery Dance Festival
by Cindy Sibilsky - India

(9/9/2019) - It was fitting that Manipuri dance was chosen to commemorate India Independence Day, because during British colonial rule the dances were ridiculed as savage, immoral and outdated. Fortunately, thanks to India's independence, the help of activists, scholars and performers revitalizing ancient yet timeless traditions, and organizations like Battery Dance Festival, Manipuri dance can continue to thrive not only in India but on the world's stage. Lord Krishna must be pleased!