Saturday, January 31, 2015

Ajoka in London - Pakistan Art going Global

Not only Pakistan's visual art is going global, other forms are heading in the same direction. Be it Pakistani actors crossing over the borderline, our writers making a mark internationally or fashion designers spreading their wings beyond the land of the pure (and in case you re wondering, yes fashion designers are for sure artists too!).

And now we have our own very Ajoka Theatre's production being reproduced in London. Great start to Pakistan Art in 2015 !

Enjoy !

Your ever wondering Artwallaa (what would our history - and future - had been if Dara had won the feud !!)



Reporter: Matthew Amer


Dara, National Theatre, review: 'ambitious'

This is a bold retelling of a history-shaping episode from India's past, says Laura Barnett

Source: Independent 

Sibling rivalry: Sargon Yelda as Aurangzeb (left) and Zubin Varla as Dara (centre) Photo: Alastair Muir

Well known across South Asia, the brothers’ fate deserves to be better known elsewhere. Full credit to director Nadia Fall and writer Tanya Ronder, then, for bringing this ambitious show to the Lyttleton, adapted from a 2010 play by the Pakistani dramatist Shahid Nadeem.
As indicated in the programme notes, the key challenge of presenting the story of Dara and Aurangzeb to British audiences lies in fully acquainting us with its complex cast of characters, and providing sufficient historical and cultural context.

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