Event: 59th 'Nupur Beje Jai'
Place: Bangladesh Institute of Administration and Management Foundation (BIAM)
Date & Time : March 12th, 2017 at 6:30 pm
Warda Rihab (Dhriti Nartanalaya)- Warda Rihab is a distinguished dancer from Bangladesh. She trained under the guidance of Sharmila Banerjee, Tamanna Rahman, and Belayet Hossain Khan. Rihab is currently a student of Guru Kalavati Devi and Bimbavati Devi. She is working as a teacher of Manipuri dance in Chayanaut Sangeet Viddayatan and Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre, and is the founder and artistic director of Dhriti Nartanalaya. Rihab has toured extensively within the country and has performed at shows overseas. She is a recipient of the Gold Medal from Rabindra Bharati University, Shikriti Shonmanona Award, Nritya Shiromani Award, Natya Sharadhi Award, Guru Mohisnam Amubi Singh Award, Dr. Hironmoy Banarjee Memorial Award, Dr. Nirod Boron Memorial Award, Sringermani Award, West Bengal Rajya Sangeet Academy Award, Sangeet Bibhakar Award, Dhaka University Award, and the National Education Week Award in Bangladesh.
Benazir Salam (Odissi Performance) -Benazir is the daughter of Md. Abdus Salam and Kohinoor Salam. She began her dance career at the dance school of Abdul Hasib Panna called Nikkon Shilpi Goshthi in 1983 in Rajshahi, Bangladesh. She was considered the national child of the years 1986, 1988 and 1989 through a competition organized by the Shishu Academy of Bangladesh. In those competitions she performed Kathak, Bharatanatyam, Modern Dance and Folk Dance. She was awarded gold medals in Manipuri dance, Modern Dance and Katthak Dance in Dhaka Junior Art and Music Festival 1988, sponsored by British Council and ANZ Grindlays Bank. She won the first Prize in Classical Dance (Katthak) in the National Education Week, Dhaka, Bangladesh in 1990. She also won UNESCO Clubs Cultural Award, Bangladesh in the same year. Benazir subsequently completed her masters in Odissi dance from the university securing the first position and the gold medal. During her stay at the university, she was a disciple of renowned dancer Muralidhar Majhi and Poushali Mukherjee.Currently she teaches Odissi dance at her own school in Bangladesh, Nupur. She also is a dance teacher at Bangladesh Shishu Academy in Dhaka.
Nrityashaily (Sylhet)- Nrityashaily’s believe is to preserve national feelings and creative dance and the expansion of the practice of classical dance. They are expert of Drohokal and they will do an episode on Pahela Baishakh.