British Council team watch the TiE
TiE is an innovative initiative of BITA. Which is very popular now in mass people and school learners. British Council is also want to observe the TiE show. So a team of British Council, Dhaka watched the TiE show and visited BITA Culture & Communication Trust (BCCT) at 20 th April 2019 Patiya, Chattogram.The team members were Nahin Idris, Head of Arts & Ifra Iqbal, Project Manager, Arts, British Council Bangladesh.
They observed the Shyam-Shefali Mancha, cultural heritage collection of BITA, Child Center and Library of BCCT. They also observed all space of BCCT. They specially watched TiE show. The subject of the TiE show is Child Marriage. The actors and actress were the cultural team members of BITA. They appreciated the TiE show cordially. They suggested BITA to go ahead.
Music of Minorities in National Context
A symposium arranged by BITA and Alliance Franciase jointly at the Alliance Franciase auditorium Chittagong by the help of International Council for Traditional Music, Bangladesh. In this program the concept paper delivered Proffessor Svanibor Pettan, University of Lubliana, Slovania and vice-president ICTM. Mrs Lasanthi Manaranjanie, visiting professor of Ketaniya, Sri Lanka was the speaker in this program. Dr Sayem Rana, professor, University of Dhaka spoke the opening speech in the program. Dr Md Jahangir Hossain was the moderator of the program. The program started by a traditional musical song. After the opening speech Professor Svanibor Pettan delivered his speech.
He discussed about ten research models, such as various minorities in aterritory (country, region, settlement), a selected minority in a territory, a selected minorities in various territories, borderlands, intersectionalities, indigenous people, involuntary migrants, returnees, micro minorities, minority individuals. He said, “The ten research models make a methodological contribution, which partly documents and frames the ongoing practices and partly attempts to trace the path to the future activities of the music and minorities studies. Professor Lasanthi Manaranjanie delivered her speech and sing a song on Sri Lankan language.
Cultural Education for all students, all peoples, everywhere
BITA started year long proclamation about cultural education on IDEA day. BITA arranged starting program on 28th November at the Theatre Institute Chattogram. The program started at 6pm. In the program BITA introduced a concept paper on that theme. BITA executive director Sisir Dutta introduced the concept paper. Journalis and poet Abul Momen, Proofessor Dr. Israfil Shahin, Theatre and Performance Studies, University of Dhaka, Professor Dhali-Al-Mamun, Charukala Institute, Chittagong University, Shamim Hasan, Head of Department, Theatre department were the speaker of the program. By the concept paper Mr Sisir Dutta said that Art education make place swiftly within the intellectual society. Because it contain the historical time as well as can receive the innovation. BITA do not want to reserve the creative education as only education.
BITA seemed in modern day and age there is no reason for such a top-down, one-size-fits-all education system that does not enable all children to thrive in their qwn way. We must recognize that young people are individuals with different talents and dream. As such that all children learn in the same way. We need to move towards a system based on a strong common core of essential skills and knowledge, which allows young people to develop their qwn particular talents and aspirations. We must support young people in discovering what they enjoy and are good at –and who they want to be in life. We also must encourage and support teachers and schools in responding to these different needs. Young people will learn if they see learning as important, meaningful and worthwhile. BITA think Theatre in Education create one type of interactive situation in any way. It promotes and strengthens entertaining education. Children are naturally drawn to processes, which involve participation and doing something interesting. It is an indispensible task to cultivate cultural education including traditional practices and associated activities for a delightful learning environment. We have done it to back and forth education. The vision of the concept is to adopt the cultural education policy and practice to mitigate the cultural challenges which face the current world. In the program all the speaker delivered their valuable speech.
Climate Change Resilience based theatre ‘Megher Vela
Recently BITA theatre Core Team re-staged Megher Vela. ‘Megher Vela’ theatre depicts a heart-rending narration of coastal people who survives through continuous life-struggle at the backdrop of climate change. This theatre production is made on the basis of news and feature on sad stories of displaced people caused by climate change published in different newspapers. Life-sketch of coastal Bangladesh and Orissa of India are mostly similar. Noted Theatre Director of India Subodh Patnaik mainly prioritized his experience of Orissya and coastal region of Chattogram centering climate demonstrates changed lifestyles of people due to shrimp culture hampering eco-system.
Climate change resilience got much importance in the theatre. Sisir Dutta worked in planning where Subodh patnaik played as Director of the theatre. BITA staff and grassroots artists performed. In this spell, Megher Vela was displayed at different coastal upazilas like Sitakunda, Banskhali, Anwara, Ukhiya, Teknaf of Chattogram and Cox’s Bazar districts. This year, in the next performance, ‘Megher Vela’ will be displayed in coastal areas of Khulna and Bagerhat.