Friday, September 27, 2013

Dastangoi in Ahmedabad

As part of the

Natarani presents

Dastan Dhaai Aakhar Ki
This dastangoi presentation is a story on Kabir, the 15th century poet. 
Composed and performed by Ankit Chadha under the direction of Mahmood Farooqui, 
the story takes the audience on a journey in search of finding the Kabir who is within us.
Duration: 50 minutes
Language: Hindi/Urdu

For invites, contact +91 79 27556669 or
Gates close at 8.35 pm

Dastan-e-Chouboli at Studio Safdar

Dastan-e-Chouboli is a Rajasthani folk tale adapted by Vijay Dan Detha and subsequently adapted by Mahmood Farooqui for a Dastanic telling. The story is about a Rajasthani princess who has vowed to marry the person who makes her speak four times in a single night. A chauvinist Thakur takes up the challenge but fails like the 17 times 20 princes before him. Finally, it is left to Thakur's newly wedded wife to rescue everyone from this mess.

Performed by Nadeem Shah & Manu Sikander Dhingra. 
Directed by Mahmood Farooqui
Duration: 80 min with 10 minutes interval in between.
Saturday, Sept 28, 7.00 pm
Studio Safdar & May Day Cafe
2253E Shadi Khampur, New Ranjeet Nagar, Shadipur New Delhi, India 110008
Entry open to all, voluntary contributions welcomed.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Dastan-e-Partition at Gandhi Darshan

What: Dastan-e-Taqseem-e-Hind
When: 4 pm, 22nd September
Where: Gandhi Darshan, Rajghat

Performed by: Darain Shahidi and Ankit Chadha
Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Dastan-e-Sedition in JNU

This dastan is a special story around the incarceration and trial of Binayak Sen. 
Saahirs (magicians) are ruling over the magical land (tilism) of Kohistan 
and Amar Ayyaar (the chief of tricksters) explores ways to break through the spell.

Performed by Ankit Chadha and Yojit Singh
Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

September 4,  
9.30 PM,
KC Open Air Theatre, JNU, Delhi,