BAAI’s cultural extravaganza is only few days away
Desk report, Washington D.C., 02 June 2011: The Bangladesh Association of America, Inc. will present a unique cultural event for the Bangladeshi-American audiences in the D.C. area on Saturday, 11 June 2011 at West Springfield High School, 6100 Rolling Road, Springfield, VA 22152. The time for the event is 0730 p.m.
The tickets for the event can be purchased online at- http://baai.ticketbud.com/2011
The ticket prices are as follows- General admission ($7, if purchased in advance thru online), At the door ($10), VIP ($50), Children under 7 (free).
1) Bhul Shwargo (The Wrong Paradise), a drama based on a short story by Rabindranath Tagore. This drama was successfully staged by the local cultural organization DHROOPAD in 2010.
2) Ghuri (The Kite), the story of a notorious soul, featuring a real life story - A BAAI presentation.
GHURI is a dance drama with a serious message for our younger generation. It tells the life story of a mischievous Bangladeshi village boy. This boy is the son of the chairman of the village. He has little interest in education and spends most of his time with his friends. He grows up to a young man, but, has little interest to settle in life. Upon observing this, his father makes him to get married. At this stage of his life, he travels abroad to find work and some stability, but, with limited education behind him could only find back breaking jobs and suddenly starts to realize the mistakes of his life. Now that he has a son himself back home, he decides to not let his son commit the same mistakes that he did and put emphasis in the fact that his son must go to school and get educated. This emphasis on education is eloquently channelled to the audience thru this drama.
The story theme, planning and direction of GHURI is by local talent K. Khan Lincoln. The screenplay and dialogue is by Shafi Delwar Kajol.
This year, the management team of BAAI is comprised of young Bangladeshi-Americans and they are enthusiastically preparing to stage a cultural extravaganza on the night of June 11th.
“The cast and crewmembers are mostly younger generation of Bangladeshi-Americans and their rehearsal is going on in full swing”, says Lincoln, the director and theme planner of the drama.
Below are some pictures from such a rehearsal session-
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For more info, please visit- www.baaidc.com