Chhayanaut celebrates autumn thru music, dance

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 15:52, Oct 07,2016


Chhayanaut artistes present a dance recital at the festival on Friday morning. — Ali Hossain Mintu

Like the previous years, cultural troupe Chhayanaut celebrated the autumn season with music and dance at the Bakultala of Dhaka University on Friday morning.   

Autumn, the third season in Bengali calendar comprising two months, Bhadra and Ashwin, is typically known as a time when fruits become ripe and crops are gathered.

The season has always had a profound impact on the creative minds, resulting in romantic, light-hearted poems as well as soothing music celebrating the refreshing changes that autumn brings along with it.

At the programme, in both solo and group performances, Chhayanaut artistes presented a number of songs and dance routines to entertain the holiday crowd that gathered on the premises of the Faculty of Fine Arts.

The event began with a chorus presentation of Rabindranath Tagore’s song Bishwa Beena Robe, setting the tone for the imminent performances.

There was also a chorus rendition of the very popular Tagore song Aji Dhan-er Khete Roudro Chhayai, while child dancers presented a piece synchronised with it, to the delight of the audience that responded with a hearty applause.

The programme also included performances by solo singers and dancers.

Singer Semonty Manjuri presented the song Kon Khepa Srabon, while Sutopa Saha and Sudip Sarkar presented Kon Khela Je Khelbe Kokhon and Ami Chini Go Chini Tomare, respectively.

Meanwhile, singers Koushik Saha and Mondrita Biswas duetted at the show, presenting another song by Tagore titled ‘Tomar Mohon Rupey K Roy Bhule.’

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