Dance, music, drama visualises national intangible heritage

Heritage of pakistan ISLAMABAD: The performance of dances, music and drama here Thursday visualized the essence of national intangible heritage at Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA).

The event was the part of phase II of the project of National Intangible Heritage Archives jointly initiated Pakistan National Commission for UNESCO and PNCA, Ministry of National Heritage and Integration. The project focuses on archiving the performing arts including music, dance, drama and films to compile the history of Pakistani performing arts and collect data of Pakistan’s performing artistes under the title “Who’s Who”.

The enthralling performing art show was followed by a seminar addressing the value of collection of music, setting up audiovisual library of music, dance, drama and films and scientific indexation and cataloguing of all available audiovisual recordings material in all formats. Capacity building for the implementation of the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003), enjoys highest priority in UNESCO’s programmes, recognizing that effective implementation depends upon profound knowledge and understanding of the Convention and its concepts, measures and mechanisms. – Dailytimes