Two prominent Nepalese artistes delighted audience at the Nepali-Bangla Cultural Evening 2018 in the capital on Thursday evening.
Artistes Suman Sagar Jung KC and Sushila Thapa from Nepal held the audience spellbound with their haunting performances on the stage.With the rendition of Nepalese traditional dances Kumari, Kaura, Jhayure, Tappa, and Bhojpuri, Sagar Jung and Sushila Thapa could earn several round of applause from the audience.
The Nepal Embassy in Dhaka arranged the event at the National Music and Dance Centre auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Nepalese Ambassador to Bangladesh Prof Dr Chop Lal Bhusal attended the event as the chief guest; while Deputy Chief of Mission at Nepal Embassy Dhan Bahadur Oli was there as the special guest.
A huge number of foreign diplomats, dance connoisseurs and cultural enthusiasts graced the cultural programme. With a view to promoting cultural exchange between Bangladesh and Nepal, the embassy organized the programme.
Apart from the Nepalese artistes, Bangladeshi performers Tonusree Manji Gurkha presented dance to the song ‘Tumt Robe Nirobe, Hridoye Momo’, while Rounok Ferdous and Susmita Basak rendered a duet Manipuri dance, choreographed by Kamrul Hassan Ferdous.
Besides, Tonusree Manji Gurkha and Aminul Asraf also presented a duet folk dance at the event.
The Kumari dance is one of the very ancient classical dances of Nepal. The dance is dedicated to the well-known living goddess "Kumari" of Nepal.
During the famous "Indra Jatra" festival in Kathmandu, living goddess Kumari decked with splendid ornaments and been taken around the old Kathmandu in a chariot.
Jhayure dance is popular in Gandaki zone. This dance is performed by the young boys and girls to express the joy of meeting theirs lovers.
Tappa dance is popular in Dang of Rapti Zone. The dance starts as a slow dance and then speeds up in the end. This dance is based on beating of the Madal and it gives the name 'Tappa' to the dance.
Bhojpuri is very popular dance of Terai region. This dance is important for the movements of the body and facial expressions.
Bhojpuri dance represents romantic dance of spring and autumn festivals. This is the time when young people try attracting each other. The Kaura dance is mainly popular among the Magars of Western region of Nepal and accompanied by Kaura song.