Dancer from Kerala enters Guinness

Thissur: Noted dancer Kalamandalam Hemalatha is all set to enter the Guinness Book of World Records by by her performance of Mohinyattam lasting 108 hours.

The 35-year-old danseuse, who concluded her choreographic marathon last night, will soon b applying for the record for the `longest dance show," the organisers of the show said.

The present record is that of eminent choreographer Dr Vattikotta Yadagiri Acharya of Hyderad set in 2008.

Hemalatha has over 20 years of experience as a dancer and had performed in India and abroad. A student of Kerala`s premier school for performing arts Kalamandalam, she excelled especially in Mohiniyattam, Kerala`s unique dancing tradition famed for its ability to depict subtle shades of emotions.

Though she had made an earlier attempt in June last, she was forced to give it up due to health after 64 hours of dancing.

PTI

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