Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Dastangoi at Studio Safdar

Team Dastangoi presents

Dastan Aazar Jaadu ki and Betaal Pacheesi
Performed by: Fouzia and Valentina

Dastan Mahtaab Jaadu ki
Performed by Manu Dhingra and Nadeem Shah

October 27, 7 pm

Studio Safdar
Directions: Shadipur metro – Satyam Cinema – cycle ricksha – ‘Biyaasi number’ – 
May Day board next to DMS booth.

2254/2A Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi 110008Metro: Shadipur. 

Dastans from Tilism-e-Hoshruba

Team Dastangoi presents:
Dastan Mahtaab Jaadu Ki and Dastan Aazar Jaadu Ki

October 26, 7 pm
India Habitat Centre

Performed by Manu Sikander Dhingra and Nadeem Shah
Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

Dastangoi at CLF Lahore

As part of the 7th Children’s Literature Festival of Pakistan,

Team Dastangoi presents

Dastangoi: the lost art of Urdu storytelling

Performed by: Ankit Chadha

Directed by: Mahmood Farooqui

October 30-31, 2013.

Children Library Complex, Lahore
4 - Shahrah-e-Aiwan-e-Tijarat Lahore

For further information, please contact: Maham Ali
Cell: (92) (300) 8541130

Monday, October 21, 2013

Dastangoi in California

Magic, sorcery, warriors, and tricksters came together for an entertaining evening of dinner and Dastangoi.

Dastangoi is a rich form of dramatized Urdu storytelling that dates back to medieval Iran that has recently regained critical acclaim due to the work of distinguished scholar Mahmood Farooqui.

Due to very limited seating the museum will only reserve seats after they receive your check.

Sunday, November 10th, 2013
Pacific Asia Museum

Dinner: 6:30 pm
Performance: 7:30 pm

Tickets: Premium $50, General $35

Hina Abidi (310) 454-9934
Atiya Khan (949) 589-3440
Ayesha Kamran (714) 692-2803
Samira Saleh (949) 502-5710 
Ruquiya Khan (818) 952-7044 
Annie Athar (805) 241-8271 

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Dastangoi at Old World Theatre Festival 2013

As part of the Old World Theatre Festival 2013,
Team Dastangoi presents

Dastan-e-Betaal Pachisi

Betal Pacheesi is one of India's oldest collection of tales of King Vikram trying to capture Betal.This adaptation, revives the beauty of storytelling telling with its seamless mixture of Hindi and Urdu and the syncreticism of the medieval world where it is difficult to separate Hindu from Muslim, Urdu from Hindi and story from instruction.


Dastan Qirtaas Jaadoo Ki

Afrasiyab, the Emperor of sorcerers and of the Tilism-e Hoshruba, sends ambassador Qirtas Jadoo to his neighbour Emperor Kaukab Roshan Zameer, the ruler of Tilism-e Noor Afsha, where his arch enemy Amar Aiyyar has taken shelter. Qirtas takes off with great fanfare traversing wondrous regions of the Tilism. Amar's disciples, the Aiyyars shadow Qirtas but he is too powerful a sorcerer to be easily fooled. On the way Qirtas captures Bahar, the powerful sorceress and the object of Afrasiyab's desires. The Aiyyars free her but Qirtas has now crossed over to the neighboring Tilism. Will he manage to kill Amar or will the Aiyyars kill him before that and save their reputation?

Director: Mahmood Farooqui

Performed by: Mahmood Farooqui & Danish Husain

(Urdu/2 hrs 45 min with 10 mins interval)

IHC: Oct 11 & 12: 7 pm  (Tickets at Rs.400, Rs 300 & Rs 100 available Oct.2 onwards at the Programmes Desk for IHC members only.
Open to all Oct.4 onward)

Epicentre show: Oct 13  7:30pm (Tickets at Rs. 500, 400 & 300 available at the venue)
Suitable for 18 years & above
An Old World Culture Presentation