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Int’l dance day celebrations go into full swing


Int’l dance day celebrations go into full swingThe International Dance Day celebrations got into full-swing mode yesterday as dancers and dance troupes from around the country flaunted their moves and styles and displayed dance wear, shoes and accessories catering to various aspects of the world of dance. This year’s celebrations in Bangladesh began a week before the day, on Thursday last week, with Bangladesh Nritya Shilpi Sangstha and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Read the full story

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Mamunur Rashid, Mita Chowdhury pair up on stage


Mamunur Rashid, Mita Chowdhury pair up on stageMamunur Rashid and Mita Chowdhury will pair up for the first time on stage for a production by Bangla Theatre which is going to premiere today at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Although the actors have worked in many productions in their decades-long stage careers, the play, titled Omanush, marks their first pairing with Mamunur Rashid also directing the production. A preview of the show was Read the full story

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Prajanmo Kantho celebrates 3rd founding anniversary


Prajanmo Kantho celebrates 3rd founding anniversaryRecitation organisation Projanmo Kantho is celebrating its third founding anniversary though a two-day programme at the Teacher-Student Centre in Dhaka University. The celebration, which began on Friday, will culminate with the maiden show of the group’s second full-length production to be held at the TSC auditorium at 7pm today. The show will be preceded by a discussion where Golam Kuddus, president of Sammilita Sangskritik Read the full story

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Monsur Ul Karim’s personal journey


Monsur Ul Karim’s personal journeyMonsur Ul Karim’s latest solo offers a subtle glimpse into the beauty and complexity of the world in which he lives and works. The paintings, thus, are at once reminiscent of his years in Chittagong where he lived for most of his life and his ancestral abode in Rajbari where he longs to go back. The exhibition that opened on April 10 at Galleri Kaya in Uttara features a total of 45 paintings drawn over the past year, and compiled separately under the Read the full story

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Mamtazuddin Ahmed, Asaduzzaman Noor honoured


Padatik Natya Sangsad theatre Fest
Mamtazuddin Ahmed, Asaduzzaman Noor honoured
Mamtazuddin Ahmed, Asaduzzaman Noor honouredSenior thespians Mamtazuddin Ahmed and Asaduzzaman Noor were conferred with Syed Badruddin Hossain Memorial Awards on the concluding day of a theatre festival organised by Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC). The awards were handed over by poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haq at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Ramendu Majumder, former president of International Theatre Institute and senior thespian Read the full story

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Artisans display craft items at Bengal Shilpalaya


Artisans display craft items at Bengal ShilpalayaEleven craft workers from around the country are displaying their works at a five-day fair jointly organised by the Jatiya Karushilpa Parisad and Bengal Foundation at the Bengal Shilpalaya in Dhanmondi. The fair, dedicated to artist and craft-proponent Shilpacharya Zainul Abedin, was inaugurated by the artist’s widow Begum Jahanara Abedin and writer Selina Hossain on Friday. Rasheda Begum, recipient of the 1999 Shilu Abed Read the full story

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Dr Annisuzzaman felicitated


Dr Annisuzzaman felicitatedBengal Foundation felicitated professor emeritus Anisuzzaman on his getting the civilian awards from two states — Independence Award of Bangladesh and Padmabhusan from India — through a programme at Krishibid Institute in Farm Gate on Tuesday. Professor Anisuzzaman and his wife Siddiqua Zaman were present at the programme. Bengal Foundation chairman Abul Khair and its director general Luva Nahid Chowdhury, among Read the full story

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2 Indian troupes to stage plays today


Padatick Natya Sansad’s Theatre Fest
2 Indian troupes to stage plays today
2 Indian troupes to stage plays todayTwo Indian troupes named Rangakarmi and Anik Theatrea will stage two plays at the National Theatre Hall and Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today as part of the theatre festival organised by Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC). Padatik has organised the five-day festival marking 92nd birth anniversary of its lifetime chairman Syed Badrudding Hussain, a language veteran and Read the full story

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Journey into the inner world


Journey into the inner worldArtist Mohiuddin Ahmed Mohin’s latest solo that opened at the Café La Varenda of Alliance Francaise de Dhaka on April 3 is an artistic account of his perceptions of the world of which he is but a mere part but which he wants to understand from inside out. The exhibition, Impression of Surroundings-4, is the latest in the My Surroundings series of the painter and gathers a total of 30 abstract and semi-abstract paintings. A natural Read the full story

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Two Indian plays to be staged today


padatik’s 5-Day theatre Fest
Two Indian plays to be staged today
Two Indian plays to be staged todayTwo Indian troupes will stage their productions at Shilpakala Academy as part of the ongoing five-day theatre festival of Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC). The festival, Syed Badruddin Hossain Smrity Natya Utsab o Smarok Sommanona-2015, began on Tuesday. Kolkata-based theatre troupe Rangakormi will stage ‘Rozana’ at the National Theatre Hall of the academy while Anik Theatre will present ‘21-er Galpo’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall. Rozana, Read the full story

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