Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts's virtual showcase will be available here for viewing beginning January 2, 2022 and will feature the following work:
এই একুশে ফিরছে জীবন | Ei Ekushey Firche Jibon
A dance created in the spirit of rebuilding. After a year of so many losses, we are now, finally, returning to a version of normality in our world. We rise up stronger than ever. We are taking baby steps forward, in hope of a better tomorrow.
Choreography by Taseen FerdousCostume by Annie FerdousVideography and Editing by Syed Rehan Emon
ABOUT THE ARTISTIC DIRECTORAnnie Ferdous is a Bangladeshi folk dancer, teaching artist and choreographer. She is the founding director of Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA). Annie has been awarded grants from Brooklyn Arts Council and New York Foundation for the Arts. A community activist, Annie is also the founder of the Bangladeshi Ladies Club, an organization dedicated to Bangladeshi women's self-determination. She is working to bridge culture and community. Annie is the Artistic Director of BIPA and is currently working to promote Bangladeshi Folk Dances. She has curated numerous successful performances which have been presented at a multitude of community and mainstream spaces in New York - including United Nations; Oye Corona! at the Queens Museum; the Bronx Museum of the Arts; New York City public libraries, parks, schools and colleges; Governor's and Mayor's programs; Asian heritage festivals--and in many other states.
BOOKING CONTACT INFORMATIONFor booking inquiries, contact:Annie Ferdousannie@bipainc.com
ABOUT THE COMPANYThe Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts (BIPA), works to promote Bengali arts and language in New York City's growing multicultural communities by offering accessible classes and providing platforms for emerging artists and performers. It also seeks to increase all New Yorkers' exposure to the rich heritage of Bengali artistic traditions, regardless of the audiences' ethnic or social origin.
BIPA was founded in 1993 by several Bangladeshi artists who immigrated to New York and were seeking a platform to keep their love for Bangla arts alive in their new home. It began as a one-room schoolhouse in Astoria, Queens, with six students, and has now grown to three locations in Brooklyn and Queens to serve its growing student body. Many alumni stay involved in active board and volunteer roles.
For almost 30 years, BIPA has continued to strengthen its programming, offering additional classes, producing new works, and expanding its reach throughout Bengali communities.