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‘Turongomi’ to join world’s largest dance parades in Korea


Published : 28 Jun 2022 08:58 PM

Bangladeshi dance team ‘Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre’ is going to take part at the ‘Daegu Colorful Festival 2022’ in Korea from July 8-11.

Turongomi, under the leadership of dance artist Pooja Sengupta, is the first ever Bangladeshi dance team to receive an invitation for Daegu Colorful Festival, said a press release on Monday.

The festival is one of the largest dance parades in the world, organized by The Government of Korea.

In a formal letter to Pooja Sengupta, Artistic Director of Turongomi, the organisers expressed that Turongomi’s participation will create a greater platform for popularizing Bangladeshi dance and culture in Korea.

The organisers also congratulated Turongomi for popularizing Bangladeshi dance in Asia.

The ten-member delegation of Turongomi will fly to Seoul on July 5 and will present two of their popular productions ‘Panchforon: The Essence of Bangladesh’ and ‘Nondini: The Savior of the World’ conceptualized, designed, choreographed and directed by Pooja Sengupta.

Recently Pooja represented Bangladesh at the SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) UNESCO Resili-Art Festival in Manila, Philippines in April this year. 

The participation was organized and sponsored by UNESCO, ITI and Government of Philippines.

Pooja Sengupta received the Noorul Quader Entrepreneur award in 2018 for establishing Turongomi.

Meanwhile, Turongomi is also taking part at the ongoing ‘Padma Bridge Inauguration Week’ programs at home by staging ‘Chiyanobboi -96’ at the Padma bridge celebration stage in Madaripur on Tuesday and at the Sohrawardy Uddyan on Wednesday.

So far, Turongomi has attended the 2014 Bangkok IF Festival, 2017 Vietnam International Dance Festival, The Delhi International Arts Festival DIAF 2017, The Philippine International Dance Xchange 2018-22, The Silk Road Expo: Dunhuang Conference China 2018 by Beijing Dance Academy, The 2018 St Petersburg State University conference on dance education in Russia, Pooja Sengupta’s speech at the grand general assembly of International Dance Council at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France (The first Bangladeshi Artist to deliver speech at the UNESCO), The SDG Resili-Art by UNESCO in Manila 2022.

Turongomi School of dance, a sister concern of Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre became a member of the International Dance Council of UNESCO along with Pooja Sengupta herself, in 2019.