Selection trials for Goan folk groups

In order to provide better platform and exposure to Goan folk artists, the Directorate of Art and Culture will be conducting selection trials for traditional Goan folk groups from Goa on July 19, 20 and 21. These trials are conducted for selecting the groups that will be deputed for various programmes in the state, other states as well as for International programmes.

The selection trials will be held for various folk disciplines such as– folk dances, folk music, and folk songs at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda on the above-listed dates. Interested groups/artists may collect the application forms that will be made available at Directorate of Art and Culture, Patto¬–Panaji, Ravindra Bhavan– Curchorem, Ravindra Bhavan– Margao, Ravindra Bhavan– Baina, Ravindra Bhavan– Sankhali and Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir– Ponda from July 3 onwards. The filled forms have to be submitted by July 12.

In the selection trials, the group should perform 4 best items of folk dances in traditional costumes along with live music. No artist will be allowed to participate in more than one group. The selection of the folk group will begin from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.