Artistes presented diverse dance recitals with songs composed by dance artiste-teacher MR Waseque on Tuesday at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The show titled ‘Swapnajatra’, which was organised by Bangladesh Dance Artistes Association, featured performances by artistes from thirteen dance troupes, who presented dance recitals synchronised with patriotic, traditional, bhawaia, pahari songs (songs representing ethnic minority groups) and others.
Dance artistes from troupes like Spandan, Nrityabhumi, Nandanik Dance Troupe, Rhythm Dance Group, Nrityalok, Bhangima Dance Group, Nandan Kala Kendra and others performed at the show, which also featured a discussion.
General secretary of Bangladesh Dance Artistes Association Mahfuzur Rahman and MR Waseque, among others, were present at the discussion.
‘Bangladesh Dance Artistes Association organises Swapnajatra on a quarterly basis, four programmes per year, to promote local artistes. Today’s programme features dance recitals synchronised with songs composed by Waseque,’ said Mahfuzur Rahman.
‘I have written and composed various songs which can be used for dance recitals. I thank BDAA for organising the programme,’ said MR Waseque.
Following the short discussion, artistes of Nandanik Dance Troupe presented a folk dance recital synchronised with the song Bajao banshi banshuriya.
Artistes of Nayeem Dance Company presented another folk dance recital synchronised with Waseque’s song Natun gange baan esechhe.
Artistes of Piyali Biswas Dance Company staged a dance recital synchronised with a bhawaiya song Konte gelu kanduli and child artistes of Nrityabhumi presented a dance recital synchronised with the song Laal saree pindibala.
The show ended with Waseque’s troupe Nandan Kala Kendra presenting a dance recital synchronised with the song Banbaniye ghurchhe ajo, which Waseque composed celebrating 400 years of Dhaka city.
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