Television with pleasure and rhythm
[Continued from last issue]
By adding black color to the pant he was able to participate in the ballet. For the sake of the dance not only the artist ruined his pants but also he went home with those pants without any complaints.
Sometimes there was usage of scenes from news film in order to bring variation to dance forms which was shot inside the little studio.
Barkatullah used the film in the dance program. In “Smriti O Chhondo” program he shot certain portions of the artist in film. Combination of the film and the studio shot he produced a test version of the dance program.
Barkatullah also produced another important dance show called “Hey Shunduri Bashundhara”. As the title consists of the word Bashundhara so it was decided to add a large shaped Earth to the stage. Time was short. How can they create a huge circular structure? Anowar Hossain from the Art division with his crew worked in holiday to create the circular object. Not only did he create the circular object but also he came up with the idea that it will look better if artist would come out from the middle of the earth. The producer was really happy with the idea
After me the first dance drama that was produced in Rampura was called “Surjodoy”. After the premiere of this show with the help of Foreign Ministry it was distributed to different countries for exhibition.
Mustafa Monowar added lots of modern items to the dance programs in television. The magician of light, Mustafa Monowar apart from the usage of lights he also bought forward the usage of subject and object, composition, making of tone all of this combined added a whole new dimension to the choreography of the dance. He showed the difference between the dance form in television and in stage dance.
Dr. Enamul Haque was closely involved with some of the dance drama in television. For the children Ali Imam wrote lots of stories for dance drama. In this 30 years lots of artist have arrived whose fame came from being a television or stage dance artist.
Even if there are lots of dance in movies, these artists have still maintained the standard of television dance programs.
The young generations of dance producers are still maintaining the standards of the former dance producers in DIT like that of: Gohor Jamil, Roushon Jamil, Nizamul Haque, Rahiza Khanom, G.A. Mannan, Alpana Majumder, Amanul Haque, Kajol Ibrahim.
Although the name of television dance program is still called “Nritter Taale Taale”. But the variation and the dimension that was used in television dance programs unfortunately is not showcased in satellite television dance programs.
“Esho Gaan Shikhi”, regular singing program is made for the young generation. Dance programs nowadays are not made that ways anymore. Although dance forms has been an integral part of our history from ages.
The writer is Managing Director, Channel i
Translated by Imtiaz Salim