Friday, March 1, 2024

Tagore classics can make good films

Experts tell New Age Rabindranath Tagore wrote in a letter to Murari Bhaduri (theatre legend Sisir Kumar Bhaduri’s brother) in 1929 that cinema should ideally be a ‘flow of images’ that should not rely on the written word to communicate. This was even before India’s first talkie Alam Ara had been made. Perhaps it is ... Read more

Dance drama, pala staged

ITI Theatre Festival at Shilpakala Academy Dance drama, pala staged On the second day of eight-day ITI theatre festival titled ‘Theatre in Asia: Asia in Theatre’ three productions were staged at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Monday. Shadhana staged dance drama Mayar Khela at the National Theatre Hall, Chittagong based troupe Ganayan staged Muktadhara at the ... Read more

Chandalika staged at National Museum

Sattriya Kendra Sangeet Natak Academy from Assam, India, staged ‘Chandalika’, one of Tagore’s most popular dance dramas, in Assamese, depicting humanity beyond the barriers of race, religion and caste. Dhaka audience had the opportunity of watching this experimental production on Monday, on the occasion of the151st birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Indira Gandhi Cultural Centre

Tagore’s concept of love depicted through dance drama

Love has always inspired Nobel Laureate Tagore throughout his life and his works. Inspired by the romanticism in Tagore’s works noted Indian choreographers Madhumanti Maitra and Ashoke Viswanathan have directed a dance drama titled ‘Rabindra Rachonay Tridhara Prem’, which is based on Tagore’s works. The drama, a mélange