Happy Days staged at Shilpakala Academy

Samuel Beckett’s Happy Days was staged at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Translated by Kabir Chowdhury and adapted and directed by Shuvashis Sinha, the play is a take on the absurdity of life, an investigation into meaning and meaninglessness of human existence.
Although the original play contains two

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Tareque, Mishuk remembered

Tareque, Mishuk rememberedCelebrated filmmaker Tareque Masud and cinematographer Mishuk Munier were remembered through a commemorative event marking their fourth death anniversary at the Music and Dance Centre of
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Thursday.
Both Tareque Masud and Mishuk Munier, along with three others, died in a road accident on August 13, 2011.

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Exhibition shows calligraphic art at Shilpakala

Exhibition shows calligraphic art at ShilpakalaA group of 36 calligraphers are demonstrating their skill in the art of decorative handwriting at a group show at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The show, titled Calligraphy Painting Exhibition, has been jointly organised by Bangladesh Calligraphy Artists Guild and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Among the 140 calligraphic pieces on display, about two-thirds are based on Arabic words and texts

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Mukti Mukti staged

imageHelplessness of a father desperately searching his abducted son during the War of Independence touched the hearts of the audience while they witnessed the play Mukti Mukti at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday.
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Repertory staged the play as part of the ongoing theatre festival organised by

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Waiting for Godot staged

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Waiting for Godot staged
Waiting for Godot stagedA Bangladeshi adaptation of Irish playwright Samuel Beckett’s classic Waiting for Godot was staged on Sunday at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy as part of the eight-day studio theatre festival organised by Northern University Bangladesh based troupe Northern Theatre.
The host troupe staged the play adapted by
Rashedul Islam Babu and Mustafizur Rahman.

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BSA organises acrobatics workshop

BSA organises acrobatics workshopBangladesh Shilpakala Academy has arranged a workshop on acrobatics for children aged from five to 15 who will perform at a show
on 25th May at National Art Center of BSA.
Two trainers from Bangladesh Shilpakala Circus and Acrobatic Team, Rina Akhtar Putul and Shahana Akhtar are conducting the workshop with children who have been selected from

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BSA’s nat’l Tagore contest ends

BSA’s nat’l Tagore contest endsBangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised a national level contest in various categories for children and young adults on Friday to celebrate Rabindranath Tagore’s 152nd birth anniversary.
This was followed by a discussion session and an award giving ceremony on Saturday at the National Music and Dance Center Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, where the winners

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National theatre fest ends today

National theatre fest ends todayThe eight-day national theatre festival will end today through staging of 11 plays at the four venues of the academy.
Organised by Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, the festival titled Swapna O Drohoer Jatiyo Natyautsab featured 64 theatre plays in total from 64 districts. Of the participating troupes, 52 were colleges from 52 districts. Students of different institutes also performed

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Plays depicting history staged on third day

Plays depicting history staged on third dayEight plays, most of which are periodic drama, were staged on the third day of the ongoing eight-day theatre festival at three venues of
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.
Organised by the academy, the festival titled Swapna O Drohoer Jatiyo Natyautsab features 64 theatre plays from the Shilpakala-based and college-based theatre troupes from 64 districts.

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Swapno O Droher Jatiya Natyautsab begins

Image-unavailableBangladesh Shilpakala Academy has been beautifully decorated to celebrate a special moment: the inauguration of the eight-day
National Theatre Festival 2013 on Thursday.
Almost everyone who passed by the area was drawn to the programme by its zeal and fervour, colour and sound. The festival is featuring 64 plays in total, one from each district of the country.

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Leading artistes perform

Leading artistes performLeading artistes and troupes presented timeless songs, poems and dance of Rabindranath Tagore on Wednesday evening at the National
Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
It was the second part of the day-long Tagore 152th birth anniversary celebrations programme organised by ministry of cultural affairs.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

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Local, Korean artistes perform

Local, Korean artistes performLocal and Korean artistes performed together in two consecutive shows held on Wednesday and Thursday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Marking the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Republic of Korea and Bangladesh, Korean embassy arranged a vibrant cultural programme titled Charm of Korea where cultural flavours of both
countries were brought

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A rare rapturous evening

A rare rapturous eveningThe National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy turned into a place of major attraction on the sixth day of the ongoing Syed Shamsul Haque theatre festival as famous and distinguished thespians acted out segments from Haque’s plays on Thursday.
Titled as Natyakar Sannidhye, the event drew a lot of theatre lovers
who got the rare opportunity

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Loko-Sangskriti Utsab begins

Loko-Sangskriti Utsab beginsBangladesh Shilpakala Academy has organised a two-day Loko-Sangskriti Utsab to give a boost to the traditional culture of the country beginning from today at the academy.
Authentic, rural singers, dancers and game participants in the folk arena from across the country have been invited to perform at the festival.
In addition, rural games

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Padatik Natya Sangsad organises theatre fest

Padatik Natya Sangsad organises theatre festThe fourth Syed Badruddin Hossain Smriti Natya Utsab began with great enthusiasm of the theatre activists on Friday at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Eminent poet-playwright Syed Shamsul Haque was present as the chief guest in the inauguration ceremony. Worldwide International Theatre Institute president Ramedu Majumdar,

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Illustrated diaries on display at Shilpakala

Entries of 8 finalists sent to Japan
Illustrated diaries on display at ShilpakalaThe illustrated diaries portraying daily events and thoughts in the form of a picture and a short essay are on display at the National Art Gallery of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
The displayed 344 enikkis, the Japanese term for illustrated diaries, have been selected from the hundreds of entries from the schoolchildren across the country who participated in

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Shilpakala Academy Celebrates 38th Anniversary

Two-day programme begins today
Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy–the premier cultural organisation of the country– celebrates its 38th founding anniversary this year. To practice and uphold local culture and to manifest and evaluate the artistes, the academy was established under the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Act 1974.
Now the Academy is functioning under the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Ordinance 1989. To

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