753 Mehedibag, Chittagong, Bangladesh
Puppets are an aspect of our history and everyday lives. Using this form, BITA regenerated this form to preserve its heritage. BITA gladly inform that, BITA & Goethe Institute jointly organized a Puppet Show, which has done at Alliance Francaise, Chittagong on 10 January 2013. This puppet show is the result of a 2 week long residency on puppetry that has been conducted by Berlin based puppet player Wieland Jagodzinski in BITA Culture & Communication Trust (BCCT) Patiya, Chittagong. In this workshop, the participants were grass root artist, group theater activist, students of fine arts department of Chittagong University & member of BITA’s theater core team.
Music enthusiasts of the port city were recently engrossed by the performance of Trio Nattergale, a troupe consisting of three Norwegians baroque musicians, Norwegian artiste Erik Skanke Hosoien, who trained in guitar and lute, Ingeborg Chiristophersen on her sea flute and Karolina Radziej on baroque violin at DC Hill premises. Bangladesh Institute of Theatre Arts (BITA) and Live Squre hosted the program, titled “In search of the Roots” initiated by the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Concerts Norway. The program featured some traditional and popular Norwegian compositions alongside pieces that were the outcomes of a two-day music workshop arranged by BITA at Fulki Auditorium here. The program ended with some group performances from both Bangladeshi and the Nowrwegian music artist at the Chittagong Grammar School premises, Probarttak Songho and Green Valley school. The program directed by music producer Hallgeir Frydenlund.
Ewha Global Empowerment Program (EGEP) was launched in 2011, offering full financial support to nurturing women working in non-governmental public sectors in Asia and Africa. It is a non degree two-week residential educational program held twice a year at the Ewha Women University campus, Seoul, Korea. As a hub of global women`s education, Ewha Women University has committed itself to fostering and empowering outstanding women around the world and has made great efforts over the past years to realize this long- term mission. This year Mahafuza Akther, attended the 6th EGEP (summer) in 2014 as the only participant from Bangladesh as this year‟s them.
BITA organised a 3days Youth Job Fair on Decemder 19-21, 2012 at DC office premises on Bandarban Hill District which supported by Save the Children Bangladesh. Mr. AKM Tariqul Islam, Deputy Commissioner, Bandarban inaugurated the Fair at 10:00 AM. And the chief guest of the closing event the Chairman of Bandarban Hill District Council Khaishawlla. The program was attended by, among others government & non – government officials, teachers, local people and their representatives, civil socitey, local enteprenuers were present. The 500 students of BITA ICT Training Centre also participated the program and on the 2nd day of the fair students received their certificates and the program was lead by Mr. Obaidur Rahman, Regional Advisor of Save the Children Bangladesh. The last day of the program designed with cultural activities and magic show by the famous magician Mr. Rajib Boshak.The Executive Director of BITA expressed his thanks and gratitude to the audience for made this youth fair successful.