Waterness depicts relationship between humans, rivers

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:40, Oct 09,2017 | Updated: 00:10, Oct 10,2017

 
 

A scene from Waterness. — Snigdha Zaman

Waterness, a dance production depicting relationship between rivers and humans, was staged at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.
Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre staged the dance production which has been written by Indian artiste Dhiman Bhattacharya, while noted local dance artiste Pooja Sengupta directed the performance.
The colorful dance production revolves around Nobel laureate poet Rabindranath Tagore and his visits to the then East Bengal. During his visits the poet wrote numerous songs and poems depicting the beauty of the mighty rivers of this region.
The dance production also depicts the influence of three women namely Kadambari, Mrilanili and Indira Devi on Rabindranath Tagore.
Thus, Waterness portrays Tagore and his fascination with rivers, the women in Tagore’s life and rivers of Bangladesh.
Waterness comprised classical dance, contemporary dance, classical Jazz and more syncronised with Tagore songs, poems and recitation of letters which the poet wrote to the three women.
The dance drama was staged on the first day of the two-day festival titled ‘NADI 2, the Asian Confluence River Festival’, which was jointly organised by the Foreign Ministry, Ministry of Civil Aviation and Tourism, Tourism Board, Indian High Commission in Bangladesh and Friends of Bangladesh.

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