Dance troupe Parashmani Kalakendra celebrated its 26th founding anniversary through a two-day dance programme held at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
On the concluding day of the festival held on Tuesday, Parashmani Kalanedra artistes presented 12 dance recitals of diverse genres including, folk, classical and contemporary. The troupe also staged a dance drama based on Jasimuddin’s Nakshi Kanthar Math.
Amirul Islam Moni, Parashmani Kalakendra founding director, and Chadni enacted the roles of Rupai and Saju in the dance drama.
The two-day celebration festival, which began on Monday, featured discussion, award-giving and staging of two dance dramas and dance recitals. Thirty-three eminent dance artistes were given Parashmani Kalakendra Sammanona for their contributions to dance.
On the opening day, dance artistes Farhana Chowdhury Baby, Sadia Islam Mou, Kabirul Islam Ratan, Sohel Rahman, Shamsi Ara Sayeka, Tanna Haque and others were honoured with the Parashmani Kalakendra Sammanona.
Founding director of Parashmani Kalakendra Amirul Islam Moni, Bangladesh Dance Artistes Association president Minu Haque, its general secretary Mahfuzur Rahman, eminent dance artistes Amanul Haque and Selina Haque handed over the awards to the recipients.
Following the award-giving, Parashmani artistes presented folk, semi-classical and contemporary dance recitals and a dance drama titled ‘Badal Barishane’.
Child artistes of the troupe commenced the show with a dance recital synchronised with Tagore song Anandaloke mangolaloke followed by a pahari dance recital synchronised with the song Kanda dili sada kapore.
Another group of child artistes presented a colourful recital synchronised with Nazrul Sangeet Lal tuktuke bou, while dancer Barisha Haque presented a semi-classical dance recital synchronised with popular song Dhim tana.
The first day’s presentation ended with staging of Kazi Nazrul Islam’s Badal Barishane. Amirul Islam Moni and Tania Islam Misti performed in the lead roles of Kabi and Kajori respectively in the dance drama.
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