A six-day Global Summit of World Dance Alliance (WDA), titled “Contemporising the Past - Envisaging the Future”, was recently held in the historic town of Angers in Southern France, with the turnout of some 400 dancers from 17 countries.
Besides dance performances from various countries, a three-day academic conference on Dance Studies was also organised at the event with the support of the University of Angers.
Eminent dance exponent Lubna Marium represented Nrityajog, the Bangladesh Chapter of the World Dance Alliance - Asia Pacific. She presented a paper entitled 'Sensitising Performance - Feminist Dance Theatre in Bangladesh' at the academic conference.
Besides this, Lubna was re-elected Vice-President (South Asia) at the Annual General Meeting of WDA - Asia Pacific.
Nrityajog is scheduled to host a Feminist Dance Workshop the winter of 2014 in Bangladesh for dancers from South Asia, South East Asia and Bangladesh. The workshop will be mentored by world-renowned choreographer Aida Reza.
It was also decided at the meet that Bangladesh would host the Annual General Meeting of World Dance Alliance - Asia Pacific in 2015.