‘Dui Banglar Natya Mela’ begins today

Culture Desk

6 December, 2019 12:00 AM printer

‘Dui Banglar Natya Mela’ begins today

Country’s popular theatre troupe Prangonemor’s 11th drama festival titled ‘Dui Banglar Natya Mela 2019’ will begin at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today.

Prominent cultural personality and lawmaker Asaduzzaman Noor will inaugurate the festival at 6:00pm. State Minister for Cultural Affairs KM Khalid will attend the programme as the chief guest while Indian High Commissioner to Bangladesh Riva Ganguly Das and Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Director General  Liaquat Ali Lucky will grace the occasion as the special guests. 

The festival will continue till December 14. 

Like the previous years, four plays from India (3 from Kolkata and 1 from Delhi) and five plays from Bangladesh will be staged at the 9-day theatre festival.

Four Indian plays are— ‘Art’ by Kolkata Praksis, ‘Aabritto’ by Nandipat of Kolkata,  ‘Jaanto Hamlet’ by Roshikota of Kolkata and ‘Bismillah’ by Green Room Theatre, Delhi.   

On the other hand, Bangladeshi theatre Prangonemor will bring their most highly   praiseworthy production Hasonjaner Raja on stage during the festival. The other local plays are— Prachyanaut’s ‘Pulsirat’, Biborton of Jashore’s ‘Koiborto Gatha’, “Moyur Singhashon” by Aranyak and Amra Tinjon by Lokonattya Dal.

Prangonemor Theatre was established in 2003 with a target to practice and spread of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore’s drama by untiring regularity. The presentation of Tagore’s drama is standard and artistically presented in Bangladesh and India from the taking birth of it. Prangonemor is the only drama group in the world who announced to practice and spread of Rabindranath’s drama.

Not only in Bangladesh, but also in India, several times Prangonemor were invited By Ritwik Theater Group (Bohorampur) in the festival, namely, “Desh-Bidesher Drama Festival”, Ritwik (Shiliguri) Purba-Poshchim (Kolkata), Kallyani, Shantiniketan, Mumbai( Old Mumbai, New Mumbai), “37th Nandikar International Theater Festival”, India and every performances were zealously received by audience.