India’s Bharatanatyam exponent Leela Samson is coming to Dhaka on April 20 with her dance troupe Spanda.
During her visit, the 64-year-old artist will direct three dance shows and a single workshop. In association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, Shadhona and Srishti have arranged the program.
Shadhona art director, Lubna Marium, said, “Leela Samson first visited Dhaka in 1992 following an invitation. The teacher and choreographer had visited Dhaka in 1996 and 1997 as well.”
Leela Samson became involved with other activities alongside dance later on. She was the director of Kalakshetra Foundation and Sangeet Natok Academy, and chairperson of Central Board of Film Certification.
Recently, she even performed in a Tamil film directed by Mani Ratnam.
Shadhona and Srishti have also arranged the Rup Bahullo Bharatnatyam Nrittya Utsav with Leela Samson from April 21 to 23. On April 21, Leela Samson and her team will perform Bharatanatyam at the Jatiya Natyashala auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA).
On April 22 and 23, they will hold a programme at the National Museum auditorium in the evening. From April 24 to 28, Samson will conduct a workshop on Bharatanatyam at the rehearsal room of BSA.
Lubna Mariam said, “Unique programs will be held on each of the three days. Entry pass has to be collected with a fee. This time we are supplying entry passes online, and are available at www.jetechao.com.”