• Jonathan Shiek

36 Malaysian Bharatanatyam Dancers Broke Asia Book Of Records For Dancing 35 Hours Straight

If you’re not familiar, Bharatanatyam originated from Tamil Nadu, which is one of the oldest and most complex traditional dances. Meanwhile, 36 Malaysian women broke records and made history for performing the said dance for 35 hours straight! What a champ!

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The performance by these 36 Malaysian dancers were held at an event called Suaranatya which is organised by Pertubuhan Kesenian & Kebudayaan SRFA in collaboration with the Sri Rathakrishanan Music & Arts Center which is where the dancers were from.

We want to congratulate these girls for being listed in the Malaysia Book of Records for the “Longest Non-stop Traditional Dance Relay” and “Most Number of All-Women Participants in a 24-Hour Barathanatyam Relay”! Not to mention, the girls also gained entry into the Asia Book of Records for the “Longest Non-Stop Traditional Dance Relay”! That is incredible!

Credit: Free Malaysia Today

According to one of the dancers, they initially had doubts to pull off the record-breaking feat, more so due to communication problems caused by the pandemic, but they manage to work through it. Founder of Sri Rathakrishanan Music & Arts Center trained all of her dancers virtually, even on the performance day, the entire event was showcased virtually.

Good job girls!


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