Wednesday, 27 June 2012

Luciano Dias to feature at TAG’s Meet the Artiste
Tiatr Academy of Goa’s monthly programme ‘‘Kolakarak Bhett’Meet the Artiste will be held on Friday, 29th June 2012 at 4:45 pm at Black Box, Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. The tiatr artiste of this month is Luciano Dias.

Domingos Xavier Dias popularly known as Luciano Dias was born to Antonio Joaquim Dias and Ana Rita Fernandes on 1st April 1933 at Arlem, Raia. Luciano Dias is the younger brother of late Aristides Dias who was a well-known writer, director, actor and singer of the tiatr stage.

Luciano Dias first stepped on the Konkani Tiatr stage when he was 18 years old in the village tiatr directed by Paulo Francisco Dias. He began his full fledged acting and singing career in the Tiatr ‘Ho Bavtto Dhormancho’ written and directed by Aleixinho de Candolim in the early 1960s. In this tiatr he acted in the female role.

He has acted in the tiatrs directed by the famous directors of Tiatr stage namely M. Boyer, Young Menezes, Souza Ferrao, Jephsis Hitler, Prem Kumar, Remmie Colaco, Nelson, Kamat de Asolna, Patrick Dourado, Jacinto Vaz, C. D’Silva, Master Vaz, etc.

He is a good script writer and has scripted and directed some of his own tiatrs. The first tiatr written by him was ‘Khoxebhair Kazar’. He is a good lyricist and singer too. His speciality was composing and singing solos. He has composed and sung around 800 Konkani songs including solos, duets, duos and trios. The duets and duos which he sung along with his brother late Aristides Dias were well appreciated by tiatr lovers. He has sung many duets and duos in which he dressed as a female.

Luciano Dias became a popular actor, singer and composer on the Konkani tiatr stage. He has performed not only in Goa but in Mumbai as well as in Kuwait. He became very popular in Mumbai and was known as ‘Lucy’ by tiatr lovers in Mumbai. He has produced an Audio album ‘Somaz Bodolta’. Besides he has acted in Konkani films ‘Amchem Noxib’ and ‘Nirmonn’.

His rich contribution to Tiatr stage has been acknowledged by various institutions and associations like ‘Raia Welfare Association’, ‘Youth of Manora Raia’, ‘All India Radio’, ‘Art & Culture Department’, ‘Kuwait Konknni Kendr’, ‘Arlem Youth Association’, ‘Konkani Heritage Kuwait’ and ‘South Goa Zila Parishad’. He is the recipient of Cocacola’s ‘Great Goan Performer Award’ and also Tiatr Academy’s ‘Lifetime Contribution to Tiatr Stage Award’. He was felicitated by the Dalgado Konknni Akademi and Kala Academy Goa.

Luciano lives with his wife Sacramenta Moraes in Arlem, Raia and has three sons and two daughters.

All tiatr lovers are requested to attend the function.

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