GANGA-JAMUNA FEST

Shows at open stage adds vibrancy

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:50, Oct 09,2017 | Updated: 00:07, Oct 10,2017

 
 

Artistes present a mime production on Sunday at Shilpakala Academy.

Live performances by cultural organisations and artistes at the open stage in front of the National Theatre Hall has added much needed vibrancy to the ongoing Ganga-Jamuna fest currently underway at BSA.
Artistes are entertaining the audience by presenting music, dance, recitation, mime, street plays and more on the occasion.
A total of sixty-three cultural organisations are staging performances at the open stage as part of the festival, while 29 local and Indian theatre troupes are staging plays at the three different theatre halls of the academy.
On Sunday, six cultural organisations and artistes entertained the audience with group and solo performances at the open stage.
Singer Abida Rahman Setu commenced the day’s programme by rendering songs like Tolo Awaz and Bangladesh, while recitation artiste Mijanur Rahman Sajal recited Rabindranath Tagore’s famous poem Hotath Dekha.
Theatre troupe Bangla Natyadal staged its street play Tui Chor on the occasion. Written by Nasir Ahmed and directed by Abid Ahmed the play depicts how few rich individuals in the society are depriving everyone else.
Next artistes of cultural organisation Samaswar presented chorus songs at the programme. Muktamancha Nirbak Dal staged mime performance, while artistes of Nrityam presented chorus dance on the occasion.
‘The programmes at the open stage are gaining much popularity among the audience.
This year we have introduced mime and cultural performances by children. In future we hope to include fine art shows and film screening to the Ganga-Jamuna festival’, said Golam Kuddus, convener of the festival.
Inaugurated on October 6, the festival will continue till October 15.

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