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We haven’t scheduled our next PechaKucha Night yet, but in the meantime you can watch some presentations, look at our map to see if there are any scheduled PKNs in nearby cities, or have a look at the long list of upcoming events, to see if there’s one you can attend!

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Featured Presentation

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Indu Mitha

Bharatnatyam Performer, Classical Dancer, Dance Instructor in Islamabad

A Journey

PRESENTED ON APR 29, 2018
IN ISLAMABAD @ VOL 5

Ms Indu Mitha started learning dance from a very young age in pre-partition India from some of the most renowned dancers of the time. Later on, she started performing professionally as well as teaching dance, under the highly conservative regime of General Zia Ul Haq. An iconic figure in the dance and performance community in Pakistan, she shares with us her journey as a dancer.

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Dance & Beyond

BY WAHAB SHAH
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Wahab Shah’s presentation is about his efforts and struggles in not only establishing himself as a professional dancer but also establishing his dance company and studio. He walks us through all the varied projects and shows he has performed at and how he and his brand have grown. 

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Life and Its Moments

BY SUHAEE ABRO
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Suhaee’s presentation is about the little moments that we and our lives are made up of. The emotions, the movement, body languages and the energy that surrounds our life, body, mind and soul. She talks about how she likes to create dance out of the natural movements and moments she observes. 

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Kathak Dance – Lost and Redeemed Cultural Heritage

BY RAFIA BON
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Travel in time to Indian and Mughal history when Kathak dance was at its zenith. The decline and destruction of cultural heritage and Kathak dance during the British colonial rule. To reclamation in the post colonial rule of Indian history and art and its impact and influence on Kathak dance today. 

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We are all (mad) dancers here

BY SUNDUS JAMIL
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Sundus Jamil talks about her passion for dance. Her inspirations and how she turned dance into a fulltime job.

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Mithoo – The Dhammal

BY IMRAN NAFEES SIDDIQUI
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Imran Nafees’ presentation is about the dance form known as dhammal. The expression of complete surrender and devotion to the one you love, through dance. 

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Khattaks and Dance: 1550 to date

BY ASFANDYAR ANIS KHATTAK
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Asfandyar Anis Khattak’s presentation is about the history of the Khattak tribe of Pashtun and the origins of the Khattak dance. How the warriors of the tribe performed it as part of their war preparation. He also speaks about his passion for dance and his fusion of classical Indian dance with the Khattak dance. 

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Burning Questions: Why Dance, and Why Pakistan?

BY GILLIAN RHODES
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

Being a dancer in Pakistan raises a lot of eyebrows and a lot of questions. In her presentation, Gillian Rhodes answers the two most common questions - what inspires you to dance, and why are you here?

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The Transdisciplinarity of Dance

BY SYED FAIZAAN AHAB
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

A lot of times people associate dance with entertainment, others use it as a medium of expression. Some dance for fitness and for others, it is a profession. Faizaan Ahab decided to upgrade the significance of what it meant to him and experimented with it as an "Instrument of Learning". The presentation talks about the marriage of academic principles with dance to enhance experiential learning. Faizaan talks about three academic disciplines, mathematics, psychology and design mapping, all three using dance as a learning aid, hence making it transdiciplinary in nature.

 

ISLAMABAD Blog

Invitation to Volume 5 - International Dance Day Edition

Dance has been a part of our culture and the culture of the Indus region since prehistoric times. The statue of Dancing Girl discovered from Mohenjodaro is a testament to how, even 5000 years ago, our society was enamored by the art of dance. To celebrate International Dance Day this year, Kuch Khaas has decided to organize a very unique PechaKucha Nights Islamabad with not only presentations by some of the most prominent performers of Pakistan, but also featuring their dance performances. Renowned artists like Indu Mitha, Suhaee Abro, Wahab Shah and Gillian Rhodes share their experiences and showcase their art.
For details: https://www.facebook.com/events/610430455968653/

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About the City's Organizers

  • Michelle Tania Butt

    Michelle Tania Butt is the CEO of Kuch Khaas - The Centre for Arts, Culture and Dialogue. She has worked for over 20 years in education, social and development sectors, both locally and internationally. She has many creative and socially conscious projects to her credit her favourite being organising art workshops for thousands of street children each year. Creating any kind of beauty, with a purpose and for a cause is what makes her get up every morning!

  • Mustafa Ali Khan

    An accountant by qualification, a Program Manager by profession, an actor at heart. Has performed in 7 theatrical plays in Islamabad and a feature film. Currently working at Kuch Khaas initiating, coordinating, and managing events/programs. Also likes reading, photography and long walks on the beach.

  • Farrukh Ahmed

    Standup comedian and Qawwali enthusiast certified by CIMA as a management accountant. Graduated from the University of Huddersfield in Accounting & Finance, currently spending his days organizing events, managing talent, writing blogs and opening events for performers from across the globe. As one of the team leads of the largest public mural created in Islamabad I have learned that Wile E Coyote was a great artist for his brilliant paintings of tunnels on walls.