International Folklore Festival, France, 2017
An 8-member delegation represented India at the 10th International Folklore Festival of Noyon in France, held from July 4 – 8, 2017. It included a five-member Chau team led by Jagannath Chowdhury of Purulia. Teams from China, Romania, Chile and South France also attended the festival at Noyon, which is a commune 100 km north of Paris. The performances were held at nearby communes, such as Roye, Rethondes, Berlancourt, Ham and Clairoix. Team India performed at the inauguaration ceremony on Jul 4 at the Noyon Cathedral. There after they performed at Roye and Rethondes and around 3000 audience saw the shows. All the performances were highly appreciated by the audience.