Preparations are underway for placing Manipuri Dance in the record books. In order to achieve this feat a total of 30,000 dancers will dance together at Palace compound in Imphal East on September 27. This performance will grant this artistic dance form a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. Mr. Leishemba Budha, the chief operating officer of Kangla Entertainment Industry, says that by doing so they are trying to provide a larger platform to the dance form and the dancers who practice it. A total of 100 brand ambassadors have been chosen for the Manipuri dance through a state level competition and they performed together on July 5 as a demonstration of what is to come on September 27.
During this performance the dancers danced to a patriotic song ‘Sana Leibak Manipur Koloi Nangi Manipur’ (Resourceful Manipur, thy name is Manipur). Mr. Leishemba Budha, the chief operating officer of Kangla Entertainment Industry says that this song was chosen because not only is it patriotic but along with that its meaning and rhythm also go really well with the Manipuri dance form. In order to obtain the required number of 30,000 dancers The Kangla Entertainment Industry plans to campaign in schools, local clubs, organizations, and dance colleges. 40 dancers will be chosen from the 100 ambassadors by the organizers in order to train interested dancers who want to join the event.