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Lubna takes part in dance festival in India
Cultural Correspondent
Published :Sunday, 28 February, 2016,  Time : 12:00 AM  View Count : 21
Eminent dance researcher and choreographer Lubna Marium represented Bangladesh in the Khajuraho Dance Festival in Madhya Pradesh in India. The weeklong festival ended on February 26. It was organised by the Department of Culture of the government of Madhya Pradesh. Lubna led her team of Manipuri dancers in the festival on February 23. Her team performed classical dances based on Sanskrit tales of the country in the festival. The dances focused on paying reverence to Hindu gods and deities.
Khajuraho Dance Festival is held annually against the spectacular backdrop of the magnificently lit Khajuraho temples in Chhatarpur district of Madhya Pradesh. The Khajuraho Festival is conducted every year of February from the 20th to the 26th. This cultural festival highlights the richness of the various Indian classical dance styles such as Kathak, Bharathan-atyam, Odissi, Kuchipudi, Manipuri and Kathakali with performances of some of the best exponents in the field. Modern Indian dance has also been added recently. The dances are performed in an open-air auditorium,
Born in July 8, 1954, Lubna is affiliated with 'Nrityajog', 'Nrittoshilpi Shongstha', and the International Dance Council. She actively participates in activities of various cultural organizations, and is a member of the International Federation for Theatre Research, member of South Asians for Human Rights, partner of the Indo-Bangla Cultural Initiative. She was also involved in the Liberation War of Bangladesh while volunteering in refugee camps and later an Advance Dressing Center of Sector 7 with her mother and sister.
Lubna's frontline institutions are Shadhona and Kalpataru Studio which is a studio Bharatanatyam, Manipuri and Kathak dances. Shadhona's scope of work encompasses many genres of art and the target group is diverse. It works in the areas of: research, documentation, training , production and presentation.

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