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Ocean Dance Festival says goodbye

  • Published at 11:57 pm November 25th, 2019
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Artists during their performance at the Ocean Dance Festival 2019 at the Cox's Bazar Carnival auditorium on Monday, November 25, 2019 Collected

The four day long extravaganza came to an end on Monday at the Cox's Bazar Carnival auditorium

The largest international dance festival of its kind, Ocean Dance Festival 2019, has ended in the coastal resort town of Cox's Bazar.

The four day long extravaganza came to an end at the Cox's Bazar Carnival auditorium on Monday.

Artists perform at the Ocean Dance Festival 2019 at the Cox's Bazar Carnival auditorium on November 25, 2019 | CollectedOcean Dance Festival 2019 was organized by World Dance Alliance, Nrityajog (World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific Bangladesh chapter) in association with Bangladesh Tourism Board, the University of Chittagong, and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh.

In the concluding ceremony, Member of Parliament (MP) Saimum Sarwar Kamal said: "This international festival is going to play an important role in the cultural development of Cox's Bazar. 

Performance at the Ocean Dance Festival 2019 at the Cox's Bazar Carnival auditorium on November 25, 2019 | CollectedI believe, this kind of dance festival will play a significant role in enhancing the tourism industry of Bangladesh. I would urge the organizers to host more similar events in the coming days."

Chia Yew Su from the University of Taiwan performed "Blossom," Hong Kong's Wei Ming Pack performed ''Toilet Pump," India did "Sea The Sound" by Sudeha Bhattacharya, "Threshold Crossed Reconsideration" was by American Megan Thompson, Bangladeshi Shamini Akhtar performed "Mine," and  Sadhana and Naeem Khan Dance Company, "Ultraviolet." These were only some of the noteworthy performances  of the closing ceremony.

Duo perform at the Ocean Dance Festival 2019 at the Cox's Bazar Carnival auditorium on November 25, 2019 | CollectedEarlier in the day, the organizers arranged a seminar at the Mermaid Café. The curator of the event,   Nrityajog General Secretary Lubna Mariam, attended the seminar.

She said: "It is time for the young generation to come forward and decide what they want to do to contribute in the cultural arena of our country."