Dancer on 5-day non-stop show to make it to Guinness

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Thrissur: Seeking to make her way into the Guinness Book of World Records for the longest dance performance, well-known danseuse Kalamadnalam Hemalatha started a five-day-five night Mohiniyattam presentation here on June 7.

Hemalatha, a product of Kerala’s premier art school Kerala Kalamandalam will perform from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. till she achieves the long-cherished goal.

Before beginning the show, Hemalatha, however, said personal glory was not the sole purpose, but to showcase to the world the glory of Mohiniyattam, Kerala’s contribution to Indian choreographic traditions.

The current Guinness record for the longest dance performance is held by Hyderabad-based Dr. Vattikkota Yaadagiri Acharya, who performed continuously for 108 hours, she said, adding that she wished she could break the record.

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