Local, Nepalese artistes present tradition dances

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 17:40, Jul 13,2018


Nepalese dancers perform at Music and Dance Centre. — Snigdha Zaman

Local and Nepalese artistes enthralled Dhaka audience presenting diverse dance recitals at a programme on Thursday at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Nepalese artistes Suman Sagar Jung and Sushila Thapa presented traditional Nepalese dance recitals associated with different Nepalese ethnic groups and festivals and local dance artistes like Tonusree Manji Gurkha, Aminul Ashraf and others presented folk and contemporary dance recitals at the show, which was organised by Nepalese Embassy celebrating friendship between Bangladesh and Nepal.

Nepalese ambassador Dr Chop Lal Bhusal and deputy chief of mission at the Nepalese embassy Dhan Bahadur Oli were present at the programme.

Nepalese artiste Sushila Thapa began the show presenting a solo dance recital. The artiste presented a kumara dance, which is a famous Nepalese classical dance form usually performed in Nepalese festivals as tribute to goddess Kumari.

In the next performance, artiste Suman Sagar Jung joined Sushila Thapa to present a captivating kaura dance recital.

A typical folk dance in Nepal, kaura is mainly popular among the Magars of Western region of Nepal. The dance is usually presented with kaura songs.

The dancers next presented a number of Nepalese dance recitals like tappa dance, bhojpuri dance and jhyaure dance to the delight of Dhaka audience.

Local artistes Tonusree Manji Gurkha and Aminul Ashraf presented a Manipuri dance recital glorifying Radha-Krishna to the delight of the audience.

Tonusree staged a solo dance recital synchronised with Tagore’s popular song Tumi rabe nirabe.

Besides, Ashraf and Tonusree presented duet dance recitals synchronised with songs like Ghatey lagaiya dinga and Bakul phul.

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