With the theme “Chitto Momo Bikoshito Houk Nrityer Taal-e Taal-e”, a weeklong (April 23-29) programme marking International Dance Day (April 29) sets off today. Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) Liaquat Ali Lucky will inaugurate the event at 5pm at the Music and Dance Centre premises of BSA.
Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Sangstha (BNSS) and BSA have jointly organised the festival. DG of BSA will inaugurate Nrityagurumata Rahiza Khanam Jhunu Mela (fair) at the National Art Gallery Plaza on the opening day. The organisers will also felicitate Dr. Enamul Haque at the event where child artistes will perform.
The fair will start at 3pm everyday from April 24 to April 28 while divisional and district artistes of BNSS will perform dances at the venue from 6pm to 9pm.
The programmes to mark International Dance Day (April 29) will start at 9am at Central Shaheed Minar premises. A colourful rally will parade several streets of the capital and end at BSA. A seminar titled “Nritye Tomar Muktir Roop” will be held at the Music and Dance Centre auditorium of BSA at 11am on the day.
A grand celebration programme will take place at National Theatre Hall of BSA at 6:30pm the same day. Cultural Affairs Minister Asaduzzaman Noor, MP will be present as chief guest.