Delhi-based theatre troupe Living Opera Theatre enthralled theatre lovers in Dhaka with its riveting Hindi dance drama ‘Nachanian-Ek Prem Katha’ on Thursday at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.
Living Opera Theatre performed as an invited troupe at the ongoing five-day Dhaka-Delhi Theatre Festival organised by Mohakal Natya Sampraday.
The festival, which kicked off with a theatre show on Tuesday at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, has been organised by Mohakal as part of a yearlong celebration programme marking its 36th founding anniversary.
Nachanian-Ek Prem Katha, written and directed by Sheikh Khairuddin, is set in the British India and features the life of a female tribal dancer who seeks to promote and disseminate the tribal dance form.
While being the centre of attraction to the people around her, the dancer, known as Nachanian, struggles to make an identity for herself fighting against the doctrines of religion and class.
Through a balanced combination of humour and wit, music and dance, the play depicts how the society obstructs the aspirations of a tribal woman.
Today, local troupe Theatre will stage its famous liberation war play Payer Awaz Pawa Jay to end the festival.
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