Padatik celebrates 42nd founding anniv

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 23,2020


Artistes perform a group dance recital marking 42nd founding anniversary of Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday. — Sony Ramany

Renowned theatre troupe Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) celebrated its 42nd founding anniversary organising a programme at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Tuesday.

The programme featured discussion, cultural performances and show of Gunjan Bibir Pala.

Theatre activist M Hamid, Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation vice-president Jhuna Chowdhury, BGTF assistant secretary general Chandan Reza, Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC) general secretary Mominul Haque Dipu, Padatik vice-president Syed Ishtiaq Hossain Tito, Bangladesh Path Natak Parishad organising secretary Ahmed Gias, Padatik vice-president Moslehuddin Rumu and former secretary general of Bangladesh Group Theatre Federation Akhtaruzzaman, among others, were present at the programme.

Journalist Kazi Rofiq, also the founding member of Padatik Natya Sangsad (TSC), anchored the programme.

‘I congratulate Padatik on its 42nd founding anniversary. Besides, I want to thank theatre lovers for supporting Padatik during its journey. I wish the troupe all the best in its future endeavours,’ said Jhuna Chowdhury.

‘Late Syed Badruddin Hossain helped founding of Padatik and led the troupe till his last breath. Padatik has made significant contribution to country’s theatre scene. The troupe has produced a number of acclaimed plays including Maxim Gorky’s ‘Maa’. They also produced street plays which received huge response from the theatre lovers. I congratulate Padatik on completing 42 years. I also want to thank the theatre lovers for their support,’ said M Hamid.

The cultural show featured dance recitals, songs and others.

Padatik member Tasnuva Islam Roza performed a solo dance recital synchronised with instrumental recitals.

Dancer Ferdous and his troupe presented a group dance recital synchronised with the songs like Tomar kothay hastey pari, Joy bangla banglar joy and others.

Following which, Theatre Art Unit members performed chorus songs from plays of the troupe including Ekjonomer jobonre koto bhangon goron rey, Take bhalo lagey boro bhalo lagey and Allah kane dhori rey ar jaimu na school er ghore and others.

Following the cultural show, Padatik staged Gunjan Bibir Pala at the venue.

The production, written and directed by Sayik Siddiqui, revolves around a theatre activist named Manaranjan, who wants to promote traditional Bengali folk theatre. The story is narrated in traditional pala style.

Mominul Haq Dipu, Moshiur Rahman, Sayeeda Shamsi Ara, Md Imran Khan Salman Shubho Chowdhury and Zinia Azad, among others, enacted different roles in Gunjan Bibir Pala.

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