1d ago| Theatre & Arts

Deeply shocked by the assault on the teacher: Ramendu Majumdar

Ramendu Majumdar is one of the pioneers of the stage-drama movement in Bangladesh.  He is one of the founders of the troupe, Theatre, formed in 1972. After almost 20 years, he directed a new play for the stage. The first screening of this new play will be held today Friday at the Shilpakala Academy.  The Ekushey Padak winner spoke to The Daily Star about a variety of topics including his latest play, life achievements, goals, and his thoughts on the current state of society. 

4d ago| Theatre & Arts

‘My passion for theatre kept me working when the world was falling apart’

Popular actress and model, Tanvin Sweety has been an active member of the celebrated theatre group, Naami Mancha since 1995.

4d ago| Theatre & Arts

A slice of Pakistan’s cultural and historical heritage

The High Commission for Pakistan in Dhaka arranged an exhibition titled “Pakistan: The Land of Indus” on Saturday at the Pakistan House. The event was organised as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of Pakistan.

2w ago| Theatre & Arts

Barsha Utsab celebrated at DU

Cultural organisations celebrated 'Barsha Utsab 1429' earlier in the morning today at the Dhaka University campus, through various performances. The event marks the first day of the Bangla month of Ashar. Preserving nature and welcoming the Monsoon, Barsha Utsab Udjapon Parishad organised their ‘Barsha Utsab 1429’ celebrations at the Teacher-Student Centre (TSC). Meanwhile, Udichi Shilpi Gosthi (Dhaka Metropolitan Unit), another cultural organisation, held its programme at Nazrul Mancha in Bangla Academy.

2w ago| Theatre & Arts

75th Tony Awards: List of Winners

This year saw the 75th instalment of the Tony Awards take place at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City on June 12. Named after noted actress, stage director, philanthropist and the founder of the American Theatre Wing, Antoinette Perry, the event looks to recognise excellence in live broadway theatre.

2w ago| Theatre & Arts

Reminiscing Tagore through art and 'Rabindranama'

A unique exhibition titled “Rabindranama” is currently underway at the capital’s Kala Kendra. The exhibition features portraits of the kabiguru Rabindranath Tagore, as seen through the vision of 68 eminent and novice artists. The event organised by Kibria Printmaking Studio, commemorates the birth anniversary of the poet.

July 1, 2022
July 1, 2022

Deeply shocked by the assault on the teacher: Ramendu Majumdar

Ramendu Majumdar is one of the pioneers of the stage-drama movement in Bangladesh.  He is one of the founders of the troupe, Theatre, formed in 1972. After almost 20 years, he directed a new play for the stage. The first screening of this new play will be held today Friday at the Shilpakala Academy.  The Ekushey Padak winner spoke to The Daily Star about a variety of topics including his latest play, life achievements, goals, and his thoughts on the current state of society. 

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

‘My passion for theatre kept me working when the world was falling apart’

Popular actress and model, Tanvin Sweety has been an active member of the celebrated theatre group, Naami Mancha since 1995.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

A slice of Pakistan’s cultural and historical heritage

The High Commission for Pakistan in Dhaka arranged an exhibition titled “Pakistan: The Land of Indus” on Saturday at the Pakistan House. The event was organised as part of the diamond jubilee celebrations of Pakistan.

June 28, 2022
June 28, 2022

Bangladeshi dance group Turongomi to perform in South Korea

Turongomi Repertory Dance Theatre, a Bangladeshi dance group, will be performing at the Daegu Colourful Festival in South Korea. This is the first time a Bangladeshi dance group has been invited to perform at this renowned festival, which takes place between July 8 and 11. The festival is being organised by the Korean government.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

Samar Majumder's solo show begins at Shilpangan

An exhibition of renowned artist, Samar Majumder will be starting today at Shilpangan art gallery in Lalmatia. The event will be running from June 24 till July 20. The event’s opening ceremony took place earlier today.

June 24, 2022
June 24, 2022

‘Bhager Manush’ at Shilpakala today

The critically-acclaimed theatre play, “Bhager Manush” produced by Somoy Theatre Troupe will be staged today at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy.

June 23, 2022
June 23, 2022

When a community comes together

At its heart, all art forms are different ways of expressing the human condition, and in the process bring people together. In conversation with Open Space Theatre’s Founder, Tisha Mahjabeen Chowdhury, I discovered a profound sense of community while listening to their journey.

June 21, 2022
June 21, 2022

When objects speak

‘Objects in Conversation’ is the first design exhibition in Bangladesh, highlighting the cultural consequence of furniture as design objects.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

These beautiful handicrafts showcase employment opportunities for gender-diverse individuals

An initiative of TransEnd, a handicrafts fair, was held on Friday afternoon, aiming to empower the marginalised transgender, hijra and gender-diverse community of Bangladesh.

June 19, 2022
June 19, 2022

‘Dui agontuk bonam korobi ful’ at Shilpakala

Acclaimed actor Ashish Khondker, who is also an outstanding stage director, will have his play showcased at the Shilpakala Academy in Dhaka over two days.