Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Cultural relations with Norway & Bangladesh

Ibsen through New Eyes
Ibsen through New Eyes International Ibsen Seminar and Theatre Festival Dhaka, Bangladesh 12-22 November 2009 Organised by Centre for Asian Theatre (CAT), Dhaka, Bangladesh In collaboration with Centre for Ibsen Studies, University of Oslo, Norway & Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy Supported by Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Norway .

Launching of Chhayanaut Resource Centre on Norwegian Constitution Day, 17 May 2009'.
On the Norwegian Constitution Day 17 May 2009,

Ambassador Ms. Ingebjørg Støfring attended the launching of the Chhayanaut Resource Centre for Performing Arts at the Chhayanaut Sanskriti Bhaban (Chhayanaut Cultural Complex) as Chief Guest along with eminent Bangladeshi writer and educationist Professor Zillur Rahman Siddiqui.

Norway participates in Chobi Mela Exhibitions January 30th - February 20th, 2009
Chobi Mela, the festival of photography, has become one of the biggest media events in Asia. Started in the year 2000, the biannual event is now a highlight in the Asian calendar. The festival receives international media coverage and has been featured in prestigious magazines like Aperture and in BBC World Service. See links for updated programme.

Sami theatre visits Bangladesh
The Sami are the indigenous people of Arctic Europe. The Sami live in Norway,Sweden,Finland and Russia. For the first time the Norwegian National Sami Theatre – Beaivváš Sámi Teáhter visits South Asia performing in India, Nepal and Bangladesh during January 2009.

Cultural co-operation
Norway has well established cultural relations with Bangladesh, both when it comes to cultural exchange and support to institution building. On 21 May 2008, a new contract in this field was signed by the Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh and the General Secretary of Chhayanaut, a highly reputed cultural organisation in the country.

Celebrating 17 May 2008 in Dhaka
The non-military nature of the National Day celebrations in Norway is quite unique, and the celebrations take place in Norwegian communities all over the world. Norwegians in Bangladesh celebrated their National Day with an extensive programme as usual, with lots of activities for the children in particular