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Contemporary Dance evening showcases young talented choreographers

  • Published at 12:11 am April 14th, 2019
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Performers at 'An Evening of Contemporary Dance' at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Dhaka on Thursday evening | Courtesy

This event is the continuation of the Young Choreographers’ Platform project initiated by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh in 2016, in cooperation with the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy

An Evening of Contemporary Dance was held on Thursday evening at the National Theatre Hall, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. With ten group and one solo performance, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, in partnership with the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy organized the event under the Young Choreographers’ Platform 2019.”

In her opening speech, Dr. Kirsten Hackenbroch, Director, Goethe-Institut Bangladesh said: “A group of young creative minds is dedicated to contemporary dance in Bangladesh. As you will see tonight, the body languages they developed are both inherently Bangladeshi and transcultural. The themes brought to the stage speak of diversity and of the freedom to express what one today bears witness to. Whether you are here as art lovers, cultural activists, media professionals or business folk, we hope this evening will inspire you to further support contemporary dance in Bangladesh, to invite the choreographers into productions and to make accessible international stages for talents from Bangladesh.”

Inaugurating the event, Mr. Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General of the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, highly praised the initiative to promote the contemporary dance scene in Bangladesh and heartily thanked Goethe-Institut for organizing the event. Quoting the young choreographers as the “asset of the nation”, he asserted to continue supporting the young choreographers in the days to come.”

It was quite evident that the young choreographers have transformed their ideas and thoughts into choreographies through various workshops held under the guidance of Tomas Bünger, the German dancer and dance choreographer from the Tanz Kollektiv Bremen.

 The eleven choreographers were Mehraj Haque Tushar, Parvin Sultana Kolly, Md. Ariful Islam Arnab, Anandita Khan, Tahnun Ahmedy, Sudeshna Swayamprabha, Md. Farhad Ahmed, Bristi Bepari, Md. Eashin Arafat, Snata Shahrin and Moumita Roy Joya.

This event is the continuation of the Young Choreographers’ Platform project initiated by Goethe-Institut Bangladesh in 2016, in cooperation with the Shilpakala Academy Bangladesh, aiming to provide a stage to the talented Bangladeshi young contemporary dance choreographers and dancers.