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A fine time for mime

Update : 09 Sep 2015, 06:52 PM

Subhashis Bhowmik, one of TV’s more popular mime artists, will be returning on stage after a 27 year gap, at the Alliance Française de Dhaka at 6pm tomorrow.

Bhowmik started performing as a mime in 1981 after being inspired by Humayun Faridi. He went on to perform his first show in 1984, a show organised by the World University Service at Jahangirnagar University. He religiously followed Marcel Marceau, the great master of mime, but unfortunately did not receive any proper training from the French legend.

Later, Bhowmik performed in numerous shows in different parts of the country. In 1988, Bhowmik staged two shows at the British Council Dhaka and performed four shows at Alliance Française de Dhaka, making it his last mime show till he regenerates himself as a mime performer at AFD tomorrow.

Bhowmik was an active theatre worker and a mime artist since his college years. He joined Dhaka Theatre in 1983 where he performed in productions– Muntasir Fantasy, Kittonkhola, Keramotmongol, HattHadai, Banapangshul, and DhurtoUi – a joint production with Goethe-Institut Dhaka. Bhowmik also acted in ITI British Council joint production of Shakespeare’s Tempest, where he played the role of Stephano, the drunken butler. 

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