Karachi’s Rendezvous with Dastangoi

Telling tales: Professional storytellers Mahmood Farooqui (right) and Danish Husain (left) at a performance, in costume

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 or mail to us at mahmood.farooqui@gmail.com and dan.ayyaar@gmail.com. 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

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