Eminent critic of Indian art, theatre and film, Samik Bandyopadhyay from Kolkata will deliver lecture on the topic – To Restore Poetry to Theatre onMarch 11, at Chorus Repertory Theatre, Shamushang Uku, Imphal.
He will deliver the lecture in the second Kangjam Padmakumar Memorial Lecture. The famous Manipuri Ras Leela Dance will be performed at the event.
The event will be chaired by Longjam Joychandra Singh, Registrar of Manipur University of Culture.
Scholar, editor-publisher, translator, lexicographer, bibliophile, Samik Bandyopadhyay was the Rabindranath Tagore National Fellow at the School for Arts and Aesthetics, JNU, New Delhi (2015-2017) and Member, Publication Committee, Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi (2016–).
His vast experience includes stints as Producer Emeritus, All India Radio and Doordarshan, 1989-92. Research Professor, Asiatic Society, Calcutta, 1995-97; Member, General Council, Sangeet Natak Akademi (2 consecutive terms) and Central Board of Film Certification (1970-80); Member, 14-Member Indian Delegation to the East-West Theatre Seminar organized by the International Theatre Institute, New Delhi 1966; Panelist at seminars on Indian Theatre as part of Festivals of India in USSR (Tashkent 1987) and Germany (Berlin 1992).