Bangladesh will be the focus of this year’s Khajuraho Dance Festival, a prestigious dance festival organised annually by Madhya Pradesh Kala Parishad in India.
Cultural organisation Shadhona has been invited to represent Bangladeshi dance forms every day at the weeklong festival, which will begin on February 20.
‘It is a great honour that Khajuraho Dance Festival has chosen Bangladesh as the theme region and invited Shadhona to represent dance forms of the country at the festival’, said Lubna Marium, artistic director of Shadhona.
‘Our participation will include a pavilion showcasing Bangladeshi craft, information about our culture and rivers, daily open-air performances, and a Bharatanatyam performance on the concluding day on the main Stage’, she said.
In the open-air performances, Shadhona will present diverse dance forms performed in Bangladesh, she said.
On the opening day of the festival, artistes will present raibenshe, a dance genre that represents vigor. The troupe will present dance recitals based on Baul songs on February 21, a dance drama named Badol Barishone following Kathak style on February 22, dance of the serpent goddess on February 23, Manipuri dance on February 24, an exposition on ‘panchabhutas’ on February 25 and dance recitals based on patriotic songs on February 26.
On the concluding day, Bharatnatyam dance recitals will be presented, Lubna said.
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