As in the last year, Chhayanaut is holding a two-daylong Classical Dance Festival at its main auditorium. The Chhayanaut organisation functions as a music school, combining music, singing and dance lessons at Dhaka, Bangladesh. The festival begins today at 6:30 pm. Apart from showcasing four forms of popular classical dance — Manipuri, Odissi, Bharatanatyam and Kathak, two lesser-known classical genres — Mohiniyattam and Gaudiya Nritya will also be featured at the event. Apart from Chhayanaut students and teachers, invited guests from and outside Dhaka will participate in the programme. Chhayanaut artistes with kick off the festival with Manipuri dance today.

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