Magical water ballet 'Ala-al-din' casts its spell on the city | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, October 03, 2018 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, October 03, 2018

Magical water ballet 'Ala-al-din' casts its spell on the city

A one-of-a-kind rendition of the timeless tale of Aladdin and the magic lamp was presented through a beautiful water ballet performance by the Indian Life Saving Society (ILSS) at a two-day programme. 43 water ballet dancers performed the dance drama, Ala-al-din, at Syed Kazi Nazrul Islam National Swimming Pool.

Theatre group Natuke, in association with Bangladesh Infrastructure Finance Fund Limited (BIFFL), organised the show. The dance drama was directed by Shri Sriranjan Sinha. Eminent theatre personality Ramendu Majumdar was present at the programme.

The pool transformed into a magical world, leaving the audience spellbound, when the beautiful synchronised swimming and figure formation brought Aladdin's story to life.

ILSS has been active since 1922. In 2011, they performed Tasher Desh, one of Rabindranath Tagore's most memorable dance-dramas.The two-day performance was organised on the launching of Shoilee, a women development loan by BIFFL for female entrepreneurs.

Natuke also collected contributions from the audience, which will be donated to patients of cancer and kidney failure. A patient is also a member of the theatre group.

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