While Poonam Girdhani has been performing Dastangoi, a form of storytelling in Urdu, for the last five years, it is for the first time that she has penned a dastan, which has been in the works since October 2018.
Hina Siddiqui has been working with young learners and teachers since 2008, and is focussing on training people to work with children in various economic and social contexts. “Drama is my key methodology whether I am teaching performing arts, life skills, English, history or gender studies,” she says.
Presented by the Bengali theatre group Dhumketu, the play is riddled with statistics. According to the National Crime Records Bureau, India has the sixth-highest female suicide death rates in the world; and more than one lakh people have committed suicide every year, over the last decade.
Chankya Vyas, artistic director of Bengaluru-based theatre company Indian Ensemble, is a chatty passenger when he is travelling by cabs. A couple of years of drawing life stories out of cab drivers, Vyas realised that he was staring at a potential play on a subject that was hidden in plain sight.
Giuvlipen tells stories of Roma culture, trying to show it as "alive, contemporary, vanguardist, progressive," said Mihaela Dragan, who, along with her colleague created "Gadjo Dildo", a cabaret-like performance inspired by real stories about the sexism and racism Roma women are often subject to in Romania.
Ludhiana,Jan 22 (ANI): Punjab Agricultural University in Ludhiana comes alive with the lively performances by students from North India. "Goonj-2016", the four-day long 31st Inter-University North Zone Youth Festival was organised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs in collaboration with Association of Indian Universities (AIU). Some 1200 students from universities across North India participated in 26 events including folk and classical music, mimicry, theatre, quiz and literary activities. The best performers will represent the north zone in a national level youth festival to be held in Mysore city in Karnataka.