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National Dance Competition concludes at Shilpakala

  • Published at 08:36 pm October 31st, 2019
National Dance Competition 2019 closing ceremony
From left, Bangladesh Shishu Academy Chairperson Lucky Enam presents the winners with certificates in National Theatre Hall on October 27 | Courtesy

The National Dance Competition was first held in 2013, and ever since it has been annually organized by Bangladesh Dance Artist’s Association

The national rounds of National Dance Competition, for various age groups and dance forms, were held from October 24-26. The closing ceremony, which consisted of a prize giving ceremony and dance performances by the winners, was held on October 27 at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy's National Theatre Hall.

The chief guest for the event was State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid. The special guest on the evening was Lucky Enam, chairperson of Bangladesh Shishu Academy, and the event was presided by Director General of Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky.

The National Dance Competition was first held in 2013, and ever since it has been annually organized by Bangladesh Dance Artist’s Association. The competition is held in different categories of age, and dance forms. The age categories are divided into three sections; 6-9 year olds make up Ka section, 9-12 years make Kha section, and 12-30 are in the Ga section. Among the dance topics or dance forms, competition was held on classical, folk, creative, and patriotic categories. Furthermore, classical in itself is divided into four sub-categories, which are bharatnatyam, kathak, monipuri, and odissi.

The preliminary selection rounds, which were conducted in every district, began from September 10. The  candidates progressed from preliminary selection rounds to the divisional rounds, and from there to the national rounds.