OPENING SHOW OF 'THE ALCHEMIST'
Date: Saturday, April 21
Venue: Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, 14/3 Segun Bagicha, Segun Bagicha Rd, 1000 Dhaka
The Department of Drama and Dramatics of Jahangirnagar University Presents The Alchemist, Novel by Paulo Coelho, dramatised and directed by Reza Arif. The Alchemist is a novel by Brazilian author Paulo Coelho which was first published in 1988. Originally written in Portuguese, it became an international bestseller and translated into some 70 languages as of 2016. Tickets are priced at Tk500, Tk200 and Tk100. To book your tickets, just call 01863741294, 01676056587 or you can buy them on the spot from the ticket counter before the show.
BEHIND THE MASKS II - A MASK ART EXHIBITION
Date: Tuesday, April 17 to Thursday, April 26
Time: 9:30AM - 8:00PM
Venue: EMK Center, Midas Center Building (9th Floor) House-5, Road-16, Dhanmondi, Dhaka
The exhibition assembles the work of five mask artists, Mohammad Zakir Hossain, Sajib Paul, Tusher Dey, Sabuj Das and Namira Farzana, each one vastly different from the next. However, they all come to a conclusive point where they agree that a mask hides the face in favour of its double, concealing one to reveal the other, in an act that gives shape to a mystery. Behind the Masks II will make everyone take a closer look at “the mask” as an emblematic object represented in human traditions and in our cultural context. The mask exhibited by the artists carries a strong fascination, whether they conceal, hide or evoke identity of elegance, beauty or the social customs and different traditional society. Come and experience 'Behind the Mask II' to engage, unmask, and decode the thought-provoking stories behind each of the masks.
PROF. DR MAHMUD SHAH QURESHI BOOK LAUNCH
Date: Friday, April 20
Venue: Auditorium Nouvelle Vague, Alliance Francaise
Prof. Dr Mahmud Shah Qureshi, an expert on French literature, is a major friend to the Bangladesh-France relations following his role as the interpreter for André Malraux during his visit with Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in 1973. He is launching two books, one of which, titled, 'Forashi Bhasha o Shahitya' (French Language and Literature), written in Bengali and published by Balaka Prokashon. In this book, he is sharing with the readers his admiration for major French authors such as Claude Simon, Jean-Paul Sartre and Simone de Beauvoir, among others.
ILLUSION OF COLOUR BY ISKINDAR MIRZA PAINTING EXHIBITION
Date: Tuesday, April 17 to Tuesday, April 24
Venue: La Galerie, Alliance Francaise
Iskindar Mirza dedicated himself to create illusions of colours through his artworks. His key paintings depict horses of Old Dhaka, as well as buffaloes, blacksmith, women, flower, leaves, nature, and many traditional artefacts of Bangladesh. Through the blending of assorted hues, he tried to create a synergy that evokes the distant past, lost culture, or tenderness of nature. The people of Bangladesh, their livelihoods, their beasts of burden, the environment they live in, their lives' somewhat harmonious placidity — all have a multitude of colours in them.
TRIANGA YOGA WORKSHOP
Date: Friday, April 20
Time: 10 AM - 12 PM
Venue: Horse And Horse, 53 Gulshan Avenue, 1212 Dhaka
Trianga (The Three Limbs) Yoga Workshop is organised by three yoga teachers in Dhaka who bring forward truly unique experience each time! After a fulfilling first round in Banani, this time the workshop is taking place in Gulshan-1. It is suitable for yoga practitioners of all levels and they especially encourage beginners to join so that people can kindle their interest in yoga. The 90 minute workshop will comprise of the following: Zen with Farhin, which will open with healing breathwork by Farhin which will awaken your senses by releasing tension and prepare you for the flow sequence. Next Flow with Eza, a vinyasa teacher, trained in Rishikesh and Chiang Rai, will help you find your inner fire as you flow through your way in and out of poses that will help to tone, define, cleanse and strengthen. And lastly, backbends with Anika, an ashtanga yoga practitioner who studies at KPJAYI, Mysore, will lead you through a simple backbending routine to help you understand your spinal mobility and compliment the forward bends of the vinyasa sequence. The workshop will end with a chanting meditation once again led by Farhin, which will leave you relaxed and elevated throughout the day! Price to join this workshop is Tk 3,000. To secure a spot for the workshop you can pay the full deposit of Tk 3,000 to their BKash number +880 1937785957.