Soni Chaurasia, a Kathak artiste, has set the world record for the longest dance by performing Kathak continuously for more than 123.30 hours at Mount Litera Zee School here on Saturday. Her name will now be registered in the Guinness Book of Records.
Chaurasia broke the record of Hemlata Kundalu of Trichur, Kerala, who performed Mohiniattam (a classical dance) continuously for 123.20 hours.
Soni Chaurasia continued to perform even after the recordbreaking feat.
She started her effort on April 4 at 6pm under the guidance of her teacher Rajesh Dogra and reached the milestone on Saturday late evening. A medical team was present at auditorium of the school near Khushipur bypass where she broke the record.
Her teacher Dogra was jubilant over the achievement. “I don’t have the words to describe my feelings. My disciple has set a world record. Thank God. Soni has done it. She has made it. She has created it. She has made us proud. Her achievement is a gift to the art world,” Dogra said.
A few months ago, she had made her first attempt to break the record in November last year. However, she fell after dancing continuously for 87 hours and 18 minutes.