is a youthful group that mainly focusses on the classic Indian temple dance style Kathak, together with experimental dance. Tandava came into being in 2003, led by Tanuya Manichand and Shailendra Madarie. This group is actually the offspring of the classic Indian dance and music group Eshna, which has succesfully performed in and outside Surinam. Tanuya has practised the classic temple dance for 23 years and has been a dance teacher for 6 years. Shailendra has specialized in tabla music. Tandava performed well during Carifesta VIII which took place in August 2003 in Surinam. During '1001 identities' Shalini Ramautar and Charissa Parmanand perform dances, accompanied by Yuvraj Birdja on the tabla.
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The first night of the festival in Paramaribo offers a diverse program. Writers from five countries read from their novels and poetry. Hosted and presented by Arlette Codfried they talk about their own country and how people from different cultures live together there. Denise Jannah sings poems chosen from poets that represent the five different countries participating in this ffestival, amongst others from the winner of the State literature prize Orlando Emanuels. Cynthia McLeod, Rappa, Surianto and Frits Wols perform together with their foreign colleague writers Gibi Bacilio (Curaçao), EKM Dido (South Africa), Ronald Giphart (The Netherlands), Joke van Leeuwen (The Netherlands) and Sitok Srengenge (Indonesia). The dance group Tandava dances poems from Slory and Shrinivasi. The Fafiri Brothers will provide further musical accompaniment.