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Contemporary dance performance “Rush” at Goethe-Institut today

“Rush”, a contemporary dance production under Goethe Institut's Young Choreographers' Platform, will be staged today at its auditorium at 5pm and 7:30pm today.

Kirsten Hackenbroch, Director of Goethe-Institut Bangladesh, will be present to welcome the audience at the production which comes on the heels of a month-long workshop.

“Rush” is a one-hour performance about the struggle of the daily life as a dancer and a human being in the present Bangladeshi society. Daily life in Dhaka city is challenging and how do you struggle as a dancer? Interesting group choreographies will lead us to duos and solos and even personal stories of the ten different personalities will appear and invite the audience to come closer.

German contemporary dance expert Tomas Bünger is the artistic director of the production, while Tahnun Ahmedy is the choreographer. Dancers at the production are Md. Farhad Ahmed, Parvin Sultana Kolly, Md. Mofassal Hossen, Bristi Bepari, Md. Shafiqul Islam and Tahnun Ahmedy, among others.

In 2014 Tomas Bünger came to Bangladesh for the first time to share his knowledge about contemporary dance and choreography – so the idea was born on how a contemporary Bangladeshi dance may look like and how to bring it on stage. The Young Choreographers' Platform brought the first production on stage in April 2016 at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy with great success. This performance was followed by another event titled “Flowers in Bloom” held in November 2016 at the Auditorium of the Goethe-Institut. This time, Tahnun Ahmedy - a young promising dancer and choreographer and former resident of the Attakkalari Biennial, Bangalore will show his first full evening performance with a group of promising dancers.

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