Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A Conversation between Mahmood Farooqui & Danish Husain

Pakistan Institute for Labour Education & Research


Faiz Ahmed Faiz: A Conversation between Mahmood Farooqui & Danish Husain

The performance schedule is:

Tuesday, September 06, 2011 at 11.30 am
Main Auditorium, Karachi University
University Road, Karachi, Pakistan

Wednesday, September 07, 2011 at 7 pm
Karachi Arts Council
M.R. Kiyani Road, Karachi, Pakistan

The performance draws from the writing and the poetry of the legendary poet Faiz Ahmed Faiz. The performance is open to all so, please feel free to invite every lover of Faiz's poetry. For more information you may please call PILER at +92 21 3635 0919.

Jashn-e-Zabaan & Dastangoi at JNU

Tilism-e-Hoshruba Dastans as part of the Jashn-e-Zabaan Festival at SSS-I Auditorium, JNU Campus, New Delhi on Friday, Sep 02, 2011 at 6pm.

Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

Performers: Mahmood Farooqui, Nadeem Shah, Manu Sikander Dhingra, & Danish Husain.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Karachi's Rendezvous with Dastangoi

National Academy of Performing Arts, Pakistan


Dastangoi: The Lost Art Form of Urdu Storytelling

Conceived & Directed by Mahmood Farooqui Performed by: Mahmood Farooqui & Danish Husain

Dastangoi returns to Karachi after a hiatus of four years. We'll be performing a tale from Mohammad Husain Jah's version of Tilism-e-Hoshruba, and a contemporary tale using the same storytelling format at the National Academy of Performing of Arts on Tuesday Sep 6, 2011 at 5 pm.

The show is for the students, faculty and alumni of NAPA but room can be made for those keen on the performance. Please RSVP Mr. Muhammad Akbar Islam or Ms. Uzma Sabeen on +92 21 3569 3701 - 04. Seating is limited so please be particular about advising NAPA of your attendance.

National Academy of Performing Arts
Old Hindu Gymkhana Building (Opp. Arts Council)
M.R. Kiyani Road, Karachi, Pakistan

Saturday, August 13, 2011

A Rajasthani Folk Tale & A Lost Art Form of Storytelling: Dastan-e-Chouboli

We're attempt a first - marrying a Rajasthani folk tale to a form of Urdu storytelling. And we hope this fusion will be as riveting as the tales from the Tilism-e-Hoshruba.

Mahmood Farooqui presents

In Association with the Old World Culture

A Dastangoi presentation of the great Rajasthani folk story CHOUBOLI
Based on the version created by Vijaydan Detha

Princess Chauboli has vowed that she will only marry a man that can make her speak four times in one night. Seventeen times twenty-four princes have tried and failed and are now rotting in the dungeon grinding fodder for horses. A brave and valiant Thakur, one who shoots 108 arrows through his wife's nose-ring, everyday, day after day, also wants to try his luck. What happens to him? How will Chouboli be won? Containing a story within a story within a story, some of them pan India favorites, Chouboli is a funny, bitter, sarcastic and lyrical take on Indian life.

Performed by- Danish Husain and Mahmood Farooqui

Justify Full
Adapted and Directed by-Mahmood Farooqui

On Sunday 4th September at the Stein Auditorium, Indian Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi at 7 pm.

The first ticketed Dastangoi show in Delhi. Ticket denominations INR 100, 200, & 300/- The tickets are available at BookmyShow

You may also contact the Program Desk at Habitat for more info: +91 11 4366 3080/90.

Monday, August 08, 2011

Dastangoi Baithak

Photograph Courtesy: Dave Besseling

We have instituted a fortnightly Baithak for the art form's practitioners, or those with interest in the art form and a desire to be a practitioner at a future stage. The Baithak will be a forum to discuss ideas about the art form, stories, show work-in-progress to peers, share interesting related info, and just catch up with each other.

The Baithak is not a performance. We're not looking for an audience. So, please be there only if you wish to engage seriously with the art form.

The Dastangoi Baithak will be held every second and fourth Thursday of the month from 7pm to 9pm at Anusha and Mahmood's residence. As it is a private residence, we expect you to RSVP us before coming. Please send a mail to Mahmood at mahmoodfarooqui at yahoo dot com or me at dan dot ayyaar at gmail dot com. You may even send us an sms. Our numbers are given at the bottom of our blog's page.

If in any case we're not having a Baithak on any Thursday, we'll post it on the blog.

Thanks and looking forward to you all next Thursday.

Danish Husain