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Ocean Dance Festival to be held in Cox’s Bazar

  • Published at 08:18 pm September 17th, 2019
Ocean Dance Festival

More than 100 dancers from 15 countries will participate in the Ocean Dance Festival

This year, an international dance festival will be held in Cox’s Bazar for the first time, to attract both local and international tourists.  This dance festival also aspires to work as a platform to introduce various Bangladeshi dance genres to the world. 

More than 100 dancers from 15 countries will participate in the Ocean Dance Festival.

World Dance Alliance – Asia Pacific (WDA-AP) announced that the festival will be held in Cox’s Bazar from November 22 to 25. The four-day long dance extravaganza by the beach, comprising of seminars, workshops and live performances, will be organized by WDA, Nrityajog (WDA-AP's Bangladesh chapter) in association with Bangladesh Tourism Board, University of Chittagong and Ministry of Cultural Affairs of the Government of Bangladesh. 

Akram Khan,an internationally renowned British-Bangladeshi dancer, is scheduled to arrive as the keynote speaker at the festival. 

Talking about the festival,   Vice President of the South Asian chapter of WDA and the Chairperson of Nrityajog Lubna Marium said: “The whole thing is divided into two parts, and the dancers, who are performing under World Dance Alliance, went through a difficult application process.”

She further informed that the festival will be held on Mermaid and Seagull beaches.