Thursday, March 25, 2010

A Video Log of Dastangoi Performances

Dastangoi Performance at Kala Ghoda Literary Festival, Mumbai, February 2007

Dastangoi Performance at Dakshinpuri, New Delhi January 2008; A Cybermohalla Enterprise, Sarai

Dastangoi Performance at Jawahar Kala Kendra, Jaipur, October 2008

Dastangoi Performance at Muslim Voices Festival, New York, June 2009

Then there are links to following videos by friends and news agencies:

And here is the latest video report filed by Pooja Chaturvedi, Mint (Hindustan Times Group)on Dastangoi. The performance and interviews are from The Bards and The Minstrels of India Series performance on Jan 19, 2011 at the India Habitat Centre in New Delhi. You may visit their site here:
The Bards and The Minstrels Series Opening at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi

And we add more videos as they become available to us on youtube:

An ANI video of our performance at Chausanth Khamba, Nizamuddin Dec, 2010

A beautiful video made from our performances at NCPA, Mumbai, Dec 2010 for the first Dastangoi festival ever in modern times by Afzal Ahmed Syed.

Anu Anand Hall, a BBC Correspondent, describing her serendipitous brush with Dastangoi.

And the latest, thanks to Nicky Chandam, a video documentation of the Binayak Sen Dastan we did as part of Justice on Trial, 3 day long cultural festival at Alliance Francaise, Delhi on Apr 06, 2011.

We'll add more as we roll along. Thanks.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Dastangoi for Jan Sanskriti Manch in Patna Cancelled

Dear Everyone:

For reasons beyond our and our host's control, we had to cancel our show in Patna today. It's a pity. We were really looking forward to this show. Anyway, we hope we'll be there soon.

Thanks for bearing with us.


Dastak is pleased to return to Patna for a performance of Dastangoi.

As part of Jan Sanskriti Manch's cultural event we'll be performing Dastangoi tomorrow Sunday, March 14 at 7:00 pm at Kalidasa Rangalya (South end of Gandhi Maidan), Patna.

Please feel free to join us there or tell your friends in Patna to come over for the performance.


Wednesday, March 03, 2010

Dastangoi--Allahabad, 6th March, 2010

The Planning and Development Unit
(Department Of Economics, Allahabad University)
and the G.B Pant Social Science Institute cordially invite you to:

“NREGA: Which Way Now?”

(Panel discussion and public debate)
Main Speakers:
Abhijit Sen (Member, Planning Commission)
Mihir Shah (Member, Central Employment Guarantee Council)
B.K Sinha (Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development)
Aruna Roy (Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan)
Gangaram Paikra(Chaupal, Chattisgarh)

Followed by Cultural Programme: Dastangoi (Urdu story-telling,
directed by Mahmood Farooqui).

Date: 6 March 2010
Time: 5 pm to 8.30 pm

Venue: G.B Pant Social Science Institute, Jhunsi
Enquiries: 0532-2567 150 or 2569 204.