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  • India’s Odisha state becomes first to give welfare to transgenders

    BHUBANESWAR: India’s eastern Odisha state is the first region in the country to give transgender people social welfare benefits — such as a pension, housing and food grains — usually allocated for only the most impoverished, an official said on Thursday...

    Niten Chandra, principal secretary of Odisha’s Department of Social Security, said the move to give the transgender community the same benefits as those living below the poverty...

  • People sing and dance to celebrate Sindh Culture Day

    KARACHI: Several events marking the annual Sindh Culture Day, popularly known as the Aikta (unity) Day, were organised in Karachi like the rest of the province on Sunday...

    Besides, events marked the annual culture extravaganza, where people witnessed and became part of the raucous proceedings, featured with colours, and incessant music and dance...

  • Slew of performances on World Dance Day

    LAHORE: Pakistan National Council of Arts in collaboration with Lahore Arts Council is gearing up to celebrate International Dance Day at Alhamra Art Centre on April 29...

    There will be a numerous set of performances in the show that will include dance presentations by students of educational institutions, seasoned dancers and artistes from Performing Art Group of PNCA itself...

  • Lots of singing and dance at Chitral festival

    CHITRAL: Chilim Jusht spring festival of Kalash people concluded on Saturday after five days of festivities, attracting large number of tourists, including foreigners...

    Charsu (the central dancing place) of Bumburate reverberated with the songs for more than five hours on the last day
  • Prince Harry performs Maori dance in New Zealand

    PALMERSTON NORTH: Britain’s Prince Harry performed a fearsome Maori war dance, or haka, and mingled with tattooed ex-convicts on his trip to New Zealand on Wednesday...

    He had just 20 minutes to learn the dance before performing it publicly, with his instructor Warrant Officer Brett Pene praising the royal’s efforts...

  • Living Colours: The dance of the Amazon

    I came back to Pakistan in 2007 and started Pakistan’s first Capoeira study group in Iqra University, which lasted till August...

    Q: What hope do you have for Capoeria taking off in Pakistan?A: In 2013, I connected with the Brazilian ambassador in Islamabad, who offered to sponsor my activities by setting up a Capoeira school at the embassy as part of its cultural activities...

  • Dance festival just around the corner

    LAHORE: The Institute of Performing Arts in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council is organising a five-day dance festival in May...

    The dance gala, including workshops and joint sessions of dancers, will be held at different venues in Lahore...

  • Dance Day festival on 17th

    LAHORE: A ‘Dance Day Manao’ or celebrate the dance day will be held on May 17 at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, where performances of eminent classical, folk, sufi and modern dancers of Pakistan will be showcased...

    This rich dance show featuring all genres of dance is being held by Lahore Arts Council in collaboration with the Institute of Performing Arts...

  • Khyber food festival opens with Khattak dance

    The red table napkins instantly reminded one of a scene from a popular Pushto flick where the hero brings out his red handkerchief and breaks into Khattak dance to celebrate a happy occasion...

    Up ahead on the dance floor, four Khattak dancers in their traditional attire were doing just that...

  • One million dance lovers gather at Japanese festival

    TOKUSHIMA: Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country’s largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors...

    Sporting Japanese kimono costumes with hair bands or straw hats, they chant in chorus and dance in synchronised choreography...

  • Striking Balochi dance performed

    Well, there was one, and it arranged cultural events depicting vibrant Baloch culture on a regular basis...

    On April 26, 1967 a scintillating performance of Balochi music and dance on university campus marked the Diwan organised by the Balochi literary circle of Karachi University Students Union...

  • Two-day dance festival kicks off

    KARACHI: The two-day Karachi Dance Festival 2017 started with a bang with the stage completely conquered by dancers doing Sindhi, Baloch and Punjabi folk dances, including the luddi and bhangra and with the whirling dervishes doing their thing along with classical dance such as Kathak, Thumri, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and contemporary style ballet, hip-hop, rock, tap and disco dancers all dancing away at the Arts Council of Pakistan here on...

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