Sunday, July 26, 2009

Beyond Prithvi

Barq dressed as Sarsar Aiyyaara entraps Azlam Jadoo
Dastangos revel in Amar's Aiyyaari
These photographs are courtesy Athiran Santhosh Soman. Any usage requires his explicit permission. The photographs are from our recent performances at Prithvi Theatre on July 13 and 14, 2009 as part of the Motley Festival. A possible line up of our future performances as of now is listed below. These dates are tentative and we'll keep revising this post as and when we get more information. Thank you for supporting us and hopefully there'll be many more Dastans to fill our lives.
  • Aug 03, 2009 at 1.30 pm at St. Stephens College, University of Delhi.
  • Aug 04, 2009 at 7 pm at National School of Drama, Delhi. The performance will be followed by a lecture and Q&A session.
  • August third week, Lucknow. We'll fill in the details later.
  • Sep 07, 2009 at 6.30 pm at NCPA, Mumbai as part of the Motley Festival.
  • Oct 02-03, 2009 Bangalore. Sponsored by India Foundation for Arts.
  • Dec 03, 2009 at Park Festival, Chennai.
  • Dec 12, 2009 at Park Festival, Kolkata.

Meanwhile, we'll keep you informed if more performances get thrown in.

Thanks again and keep savouring the Dastans,

The Dastan Team

Saturday, July 25, 2009

NYC Redux

Afrasiyaab questioning Aafat Jadoo's allegiance

Amar dressed as Mallika Hilal Sehar Afghan Jadoo declaring her intention for Sati
Afrasiyaab falling prey to Barq's tricks
A moment to pause and reflect

These pictures are courtesy Kamran A Hashmi. For more pics visit his Flicker page. And now enjoy the video...

This video is courtesy Muslim Voices Festival organizers. Any transmission or usage of this video requires explicit permission from them. We have only posted this video for demonstrative purpose. They are excerpts from the Dastangoi performances on June 7 and 8, 2009 at Lila Acheson Wallace Auditorium, Asia Society, 725 Park Avenue, NYC.

We'll post more pics from the Motley Festival performance at Prithvi in Mumbai on July 13 and 14, 2009 and also information on our forthcoming performances at Delhi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai and Kolkata. So please actively visit our blog.

Thanks and warm regards,


Monday, July 06, 2009

Dastan at Prithvi

Afrasiyaab livid at Aafat Jadoo's insubordination
Aafat Jadoo pleading for his life
Naseeruddin Shah and Danish Husain agog at Amar Ayyaar's tricks
Mahmood Farooqui bringing Azlam Jadoo alive

We'll be repeating our New York Performances as part of the Motely Festival at Prithvi Theatre, Juhu, Mumbai on July 13 and 14, 2009. The show timings are 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm on both the days. Would be lovely if most of you present in Mumbai could join us there. Please contact Prithvi Theatre or Motely (Jairaj Patil +91-982.015.4838) for more details. Meanwhile, enjoy some pics from our New York performances. Photographs courtesy La Frances Hui.

Thanks and best regards,