20 cultural icons and organisations are set to receive the Shilpakala Padak in recognition of their significant contributions to the cultural arena. The Bangladesh Shikpakala Academy (BSA) has been bestowing the prestigious accolade annually since 2013. For the fiscal years 2021 and 2022, a total of 20 individuals and organisations have been selected to be honoured.
Under BSA’s nationwide film screening initiative, “Ganajagorone Chalachitra Utsab”, the film is one of the 17 films which will be screened across the country from December 29, 2023, to January 5, 2024. “Satao” will be screened at 4 pm today.
In a tapestry woven with intrigue and human complexity, the play "Aagunjatra" by Indian playwright Mahesh Dattani, adapted and directed by Azad Abul Kalam, is set to command the spotlight at the Examination Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on November 10. Representing the 41st presentation by Prachyanat, this theatrical endeavour delves into the intricate lives of hijras, offering a poignant exploration led by the character Uma.
One of the country's largest cultural initiatives, the Ganga-Jamuna Theatre and Cultural Festival, commenced with grandeur at the Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) on Friday.
Organised by Ganga Jamuna Shangskritik Porshod, the event will take place at the National Theatre Hall, Experimental Theatre Hall and Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), and Dr Nilima Ibrahim Auditorium of Mohila Samity.
Thus, to engage and inspire people from all walks of lives in Bangladesh, BSA took this initiative in 120 locations across the country through the presentations of 30 puppetry troupes nationwide. The festival will run until October 10.
Ashish Khondker has taken on the task of translating this classic French play into Bengali. His adaptation promises to retain the essence and humour of the original while making it accessible to a broader audience.
The play, “Tirthojatri” is adapted from popular writer Humayun Kabir’s philosophical fiction “Tirthojatri Tinjon Tarkik.” The play is co-written by the fiction's original author, and Tauquir himself.