Tagore dance festival begins tomorrow

A three-day Tagore dance festival featuring dance dramas, a seminar and a workshop, will begin tomorrow, said the organisers at a press conference held on Wednesday at the seminar room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Nritya O Nrityanatya Upa-Committee and the academy have jointly organised the programme, funded by the ministry of cultural affairs, as a continuation of the government level yearlong celebrations marking Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary.

Country’s eminent dancers Sharmila Bandyopadhyay, Laila Hasan, Minu Haque and Tamanna Rahman disclosed the details of the festival.

On Friday morning a seminar on ‘Tagore’s Dance Concepts’ will be held at the Music and Dance Centre of the academy. Eminent Tagore exponent Sanjida Khatun, cultural affairs secretary Suraiya Begum, BSA director general Liaquat Ali Lucky, Sharmila Bandyopadhyay and Laila Hasan will discuss at the seminar.

A two-hour workshop will be conducted by Sharmila on Tagore’s dance at the same venue in the evening. A total of 64 representatives, one from each of the 64 district Shilpakala academies, will participate in the workshop in which they will exchange their views on Tagore’s dance, said Sharmila.

On the second day, a dance drama based on Tagore’s poem Dui Pakhi, choreographed by Dipa Khandakar, will be staged at the National Theatre Hall at 7:00pm.

Tagore’s famous dance drama Chitrangada is another major attraction of the festival which will be staged at the same venue in the evening of the concluding day of the festival on June 24.

Choreographed by Tamanna Rahman, the dance drama is fully designed with pure Manipuri dance form. Chintrangada has never been staged with pure Manipuri form in Bangladesh, Tamanna told

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