Pre Event

Dance Out reach

Based on the conviction that the arts, and the artists who practice them, do not exist in a vacuum, but are active participants in the process of shaping our culture; and given the current crisis of an exodus of Rohingya Refugees from Myanmar into Cox’s Bazaar, an important component of the WDA-AP AGM in 2019 is a couple of ‘DANCE OUTREACH’ projects by Nrityajog, with the collaboration of dancers at home and abroad.

It aims to direct young dancers and performers to believe that creativity and imagination are powerful instruments to change lives and build a better world.

Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh Refer to the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar living in Bangladesh. As of December 2017, an estimated 655,000 to 700,000 Rohingya people have fled to Bangladesh since 25 August 2017, to avoid ethnic and religious persecution by Myanmar's security forces. There are more 300,000 Rohingyas living in Bangladesh who fled earlier waves of violence from the Burmese government over the last three decades. As of June 2018, World Bank announced nearly half a billion dollars in grant-based support to help Bangladesh address the needs of Rohingya refugees in areas including health, education, water and sanitation, disaster risk management, and social protection.

In this situation, performance outreach is an effective way of reaching out to the traumatized children living stark lives in the camps.

We invite dancers to volunteer to conduct dance outreach anytime during Dec 2018 to October 2019.


Twinning Dance Projects

Performances created by dancers from two or more countries. can be one to 10 performers. Duration of each performance will be 10 mins.

Choreolab (a)

A 2 to 4 week Dance Residency for 25 young dancers from South Asia, under a senior choreographer. This is scheduled for a month ahead of the WDA-AP AGM, in Dhaka, Bangladesh. For out of station dancers, Nrityajog will provide home-stay.

Choreolab (b)

Six to eight Senior choreographers will work together for a week, before the WDA-AP AGM, in Dhaka. For out of station choreographers, Nrityajog will provide home-stay. This will be co-ordinated by Bilqis Hijas (Malaysia);