Last Thursday evening saw the PCB’s Dolors Aleu room transformed into a riot of colour and sound when the Manipuri Dance Group from India took over the stage.
More than 120 people from the various organizations of the PCB enjoyed the spectacle of dance and music, which showcased six traditional Indian dances from the country’s northeastern Manipur region. Afterwards, everyone enjoyed some Indian food provided by the restaurant Zeeshan.
The event “Sangeet Sabha: Indian-Classical music evening”, was sponsored by the Indian Embassy in Madrid, whose representatives attended the evening; the Indian Council for Cultural Relations; The Society for the Promotion of Indian Classical Music and Culture Amongst Youth (Spic Macay); and Casa de la India. The organization was carried out by several of the Indian researchers that are working at the PCB’s research institutions, as well as other centres in Barcelona, with support from IBEC, IRB Barcelona and the PCB.
The event, was the first in what’s hoped to be a regular series of events aimed at highlighting the different nationalities and cultures that work together at the PCB, and bringing people from the different organizations together.