With the staging of “Daakghar” at the Chhayanaut Auditorium by the students of Nalanda [Chhayanaut’s school], the sixth phase of the yearlong celebration of Rabindranath Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary began on March 3.
The four-day event, featuring theatre and film adaptations of Tagore’s works, is being held at Chhayanaut Shangskriti Bhaban and National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala academy (BSA) in Dhaka.
The opening programme began with a rendition of “Oi Mahamanab Ashey” by Chhayanaut singers. Chhayanaut artistes also paid tribute to late Apala Farhat through observing one minute silence that was followed by a brief welcome speech by Abul Hasnat.
After the staging of “Daakghar”, the film “Kabuliwala” was screened.
On the second day [March 4] of the event, the film “Otithi” was screened at 10:30am at the same venue.
Dr. Syed Jamil Ahmed will deliver a lecture, titled “Bangladesh-e Rabindra Natyacharcha”, today at National Theatre Hall. Staging of “Bishorjon” by Tirjok Natyadol, Chittagong will also be held at the same venue.
The sixth phase will wrap up through screening of the film “Tin Konya” at Chhayanaut auditorium on March 6 evening. Nagarik Natya Sampradaye will stage the play “Achalayatan” at National Theatre Hall the same evening.
The seventh and final phase will be held from May 7 to 9, 2011 at the Shawkat Osman Auditorium, Central Public Library in Dhaka. Apart from songs, dances and recitations, two lectures by Dr. Atiur Rahman and Abul Momen are highlights of this phase.
Grameenphone is sponsoring the yearlong programme.
Courtesy of The Daily Star