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Chitrangada staged to mark Int’l Women’s Day

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Sheikh Arif Bulbon :
To mark the International Women’s Day, theatre troupe Swapnadal honoured its
regular theatre female activists and also staged Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitrangada at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA)
in the city’s Segunbagicha area on March 8.
Rabindranath Tagore wrote Chitrangada with a little part of the eastern epic Mahabharata. But he wrote the play in two different forms. In 1892, when he was only 31 years old, he wrote Chitrangada as a poetic drama (Kabyanatya) and
44 years later in 1936,
he wrote it as a dance drama (Nrityanatya) with
the same story.
Directed by Zahid Repon, the cast of the play included Sonali Rahman Julie and Farzana Rahman Mita as Chitrangada, Mostafizur Rahman as Arjun, Sakhwat Shymal as Madan and Shishir Shikdar as Boshonto. Farzana Rahman Mita was in choreography while Fazle Rabbi Sukarna was in the direction
of set design and lighting.
Swapnadal has been
celebrating International Women Day since 2012.
They have also been
felicitating successful women since. The theatre troupe
conferred honorary awards on Nuna Afroz and Lucky Enam
in 2013 while Ferdousi Majumdar was felicitated
in 2014 and Shimul
Mustafa in 2015. n

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