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Swapnadal’s festival for Selim Al Deen

Published : Saturday, 13 January, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 79
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To observe the 10th death anniversary of dramatist Selim Al Deen theatre troupe Swapnadal has organised a two-day long memorial festival from today. The festival a regular arrangement, will focus in this year on the contributions of Rabindranath Tagore towards Bangla theatre movement alongside the contributions of Selim Al Deen. Thespian Ataur Rahman will inaugurate the festival today at 3pm at the Seminar Room of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. Another theatre activist SM Mohsin will chair the opening session while longtime compatriot of Selim Al Deen, Dr Afsar Ahmed will present the keynote paper on eradicating barriers on the progress of theatres from Selim Al Deen's approach.
A number of other members from Bangladesh theatre movement like Dr Rashid Harun, Lucky Inam, Jhuna Chowdhury, Milon Kanti Dey, Chandan Reza, mime artiste Rizowan Rajon will also express their views in today's discussion session of the festival.
Today Swapnadal's latest production Helen Keller will be staged at 7pm at Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy. The drama retells the story of Helen Keller who braved all odds including those of blind and deafness. She is believed to have been inspired by the writings of Rabindranath Tagore. On the second day at 6pm at the Experimental Theatre Hall, Selim Al Deen's production Hargaz will be staged. Both the dramas have been claimed to be based on the modernist construction process developed by Rabindranath Tagore and Selim Al Deen.

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