Marking 40th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Bangladesh and China and celebration of the Chinese New Year, Bangladesh-China Friendship Center in association with Chinese Embassy in Bangladesh and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) will hold three shows of a cultural programme titled “Dunhuang Melody: Charm of the Silk Road by Gansu Opera House of China”.

A press conference was held yesterday in this regard at the National Theatre Seminar Hall of BSA. Chen Shuang, Cultural Counselor, Chinese Embassy in Dhaka; Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General, Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy; M. Delwar Hossain, President, Bangladesh-China Friendship Center and H M Jahangir Alam Rana, General Secretary, Bangladesh-China Friendship Center were present at the press conference.

The Chinese cultural team will arrive in Dhaka on January 31. Their first performance will be held at 6pm at National Theatre Hall of BSA on February 2 while their second performance will be held at 6:30pm at the same venue on February 3 and is open to all.

The troupe’s third performance is scheduled to be held on February 4 at 7pm at Bangladesh Army Stadium, Dhaka only for the members of Bangladesh Armed Forces and family.

The cultural performance will include a number of dance items, songs, a magic show, songs and solo instrumental tracks.