Depicting fabulous tales through a dance-drama

রবিবার, ০৭ ডিসেম্বর ২০১৪

07 December 2014 In our childhood, many of us have listened with rapt attention to the fabulous tale of “Ali Baba and Forty Thieves”. Based on the legendary tale, Srishti Cultural Centre produced and premiered a dance drama titled “Badi-Bandar Roopkatha” at National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilapakala Academy (BSA). Renowned Kolkata-based dance artiste Sukalyan Bhattacharya planned and directed the dance-drama, with a witty, entertaining script by Sankar Talukdar.A number of artistes of Srishti Cultural Centre and Nrityanchal joined hands to display the magic of dance; their movements, expressions and ingenious artistic caliber portraying the production fabulously. There were excellent uses of novelty as exemplified by dazzling costumes and props, apt use of 3D animation, fantastic set and light designs and great music. The Dhaka audience thoroughly enjoyed the production that took them down memory lane.

The myth of “Ali Baba O Chollish Chor” took on new shapes and dimensions in the dance drama “Badi-Bandar Roopkatha” that eventually highlighted the comedy of love between two slaves free from bondage. The central character Ali Baba, enacted by Shibli Mohammad, depicted the role of an honest person while Marzina, donned by danseuse Shameem Ara Nipa, was as beautiful as she was intelligent. She used her wiles to save lives. Abdulla, played by Anisul Islam Hiru, is an epitome of a frustrated lover whose melancholic manifestation leads us to the market of Baghdad where the slave trade flourishes. Kashem's (Sukalyan Bhattacharya) selfishness turned his brother Ali into a pauper who later found the gems and jewels hoarded by the robbers. The dance drama exposes the charisma of Baba Mustafa (enacted by Golam Rabbani Imran) and Marzina who steals the show.

Several celebrated Indian singers –Srikanta Acharya, Nachiketa, Jayati Chakrabarty, Raghab Chatterjee,  Monomoy Bhattacharya, Lopa Mudra Mitra, Arijit Chakrabarty, Indrani Haldar, Anwesa and others have lent their voices in rendition and elocution to bring alive the characters of the dance-drama.

Sukalyan Bhattacharya planned the stage while the artiste with Sudeepa Chakrabarty, Divya Kanti Sen and Ayub Ali designed costumes. Khirod Prasad Bidyabinodh, Salil Chowdhury and Joy Sarkar wrote songs for it while Joy Sarkar arranged music for the production.

At the end of the show, the cast and crew of the production along with noted litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq, Professor Abdullah Abu Sayeed, thespian Mamunur Rashid, actors Alamagir and Ferdous, actress Indrani Haldar and musician Joy Sarkar came on stage and highly appreciated the efforts of those associated with the production.

সর্বশেষ আপডেট বুধবার, ৩০ নভেম্বর -১ ০৬:০০
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