ISLAMABAD - The National Performing Arts Group (NPAG) of Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA) on Sunday presented colourful performances in a cultural show arranged in the honour of visiting 100-member Chinese youth delegation.
The Chinese performers presented a fusion of Pakistani and Chinese culture and traditions with a focus on performing arts of both countries. The group also visited various galleries of National Art Gallery to get a taste of cultural diversity and the cultural identity of Pakistan. The NPAG performers presented Sufi spiritual performances, regional dances of Pakistan with traditional costumes and props to bring vibrancy in the show.
The National performing Arts Group (NPAG) mesmerised the audience with colourful performances including Gypsy Joy Dance, Instrumental Legato, Balti Dance, Rubab and Khattak Dance from KPK, Kalash Dance, Flute and Bhangra Dance from Punjab,Tibetian Song, Santoor from Kashmir, Leva Dance and Wan Yuuan (Ancient Classical Dancing).
The performers were attired in vibrant traditional costumes and conventional jewellery belonging to different provinces of the country to entertain the visitors for promoting soft image of the country. The youth delegation showed keen interest in the contemporary art reflecting Modern and Contemporary Face of Pakistan, paintings of renowned poets of the country including Sadeqain and other artists at the National Art Gallery.
Speaking on the occasion, PNCA Director General Tauqeer Nasir said exchange of such kind of visits would help strengthen people to people contacts between the two countries and cement their social and cultural relations.
He added that Pakistan has an asset of rich culture and traditions which should be highlighted at international level to promote soft image of the country. Tauqeer Nasir said the PNCA has created documentaries on various performing arts of Pakistan to capture and showcase the rich cultural heritage of Pakistan in its true form.