Bengali traditional dance, performed on a famous
stage in Dhaka. In Bengali literature there is a special
drama based on music and dance, called Ghitinatto.
The great poet Tagore was a pioneer of Ghitinatto.
This drama is popular to urban middle-class people.
There are four forms of classical dance in Bangladesh;
Kathak, Bharatnatyam, Monipuri and Kathakali. All
these classical forms of dance are rooted in the subcontinent
for many years. Nowadays, dancers mainly originate
from the urban middle-class. Bulbul Lalitkala Academy
is the pioneer institution for teaching dance.