2nd Nat’l Campus Theatre Fest opens at Shilpakala

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 00:00, Jan 25,2020


Artistes of IUB Dance Club stage a group dance recital at the inaugural ceremony of 2nd National Campus Theatre Festival at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday. — Abdullah Apu

Sixteen theatre troupes from different universities and colleges will entertain the audience staging plays at the 2nd National Campus Theatre Festival 2020 under way at Music and Dance Centre of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

Director general of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Liaquat Ali Lucky inaugurated the festival, organised by Government Bangla College-based theatre troupe Bangla College Juba Theatre, as chief guest at BSA on Friday morning. It has been organised in association with Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy and People’s Theatre Association.

Vice principal of Government Bangla College Professor Md Jahangir Hossain presided over the inaugural ceremony.

President of Bangla College Juba Theatre and head of Bangla department at Government Bangla College Abul Khair, convener of the festival and chief trainer of Bangla College Juba Theatre Habib Tarashi and former president of the troupe  Kamal Uddin Shamim, among others, were present at the programme.

‘Today’s youths are the leaders of tomorrow. We have to make sure that they grow up as enlightened human beings. Theatre clubs should be set up at different educational institutions across the country,’ said Liaquat Ali Lucky.

Following the inaugural ceremony, Manipuri band Mingal entertained the audience performing two songs. The band comprising Animesh (vocal and guitar), Abhishek (flute and guitar) and Arnob (mridongo) rendered the songs Kunjobone and Modhurosree.

Artistes of IUB Dance Club presented dance recitals synchronised with the songs Amar mukti aloy aloy, Aaha ki anando akashe batase and others.

Four troupes staged plays at Music and Dance Centre on Friday evening.

Bangla College Juba Theatre staged Mujib Maney Mukti, Jashore-based M M College Theatre (Bibartan) staged Bonkabya, Rajbari College Theatre staged Ebong Ekti Phool and Jahangirnagar University-based troupe Shuneya staged Manush.

Students of drama and dramatics department of JU, Jatiya Kabi Kazi Nazrul Islam University, BIIT, Bogura and Notre Dame College, Dhaka will stage plays at the venue today.

The festival will end on January 27.

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