4th Talisman theater, dance festival to be held today


The fourth Talisman Theater and Dance Festival will be held on January 6, 2023, in conjunction with the completion of 45 years of Tehreek Niswan, with the joint cooperation of Arts Council of Pakistan Karachi and Tehreek Niswan.

This was announced in a press conference organized by the Arts Council of Pakistan in Karachi. In the press conference, President of Arts Council Mohammad Ahmad Shah, Founder of Tehreek Niswan Sheema Kirmani, Singer-Vadakara Ezra Mohiuddin, Kaleem Durrani, Director of British Council Laila Jameel gave a briefing. The press conference was opened by Sheema Kirmani and her group with their national anthem.

Shima Kirmani while giving a briefing said that Tehreek Niswan is a cultural group, we believe that all human beings are equal; under this ideology we organize the programs of our group. The opening ceremony of the festival will be held on January 6 at 6 pm. The festival will start at 7:30 a.m. daily. The festival will be inaugurated with dance, music and debates.

President Arts Council Muhammad Ahmad Shah said that Arts Council welcomes this great festival of women’s movement, and pays tribute to the movement of Shema Kirmani, who has prepared thousands of women who are her voice. Every civilized man in the world should walk with the idea that everyone should get equal rights whether they are women, men or transgender. The Arts Council doesn’t work for any one language group; we’re taking all languages together. Things that don’t happen in Hyde Park happen in the Arts Council. Literature for literature and literature for life is a debate that’s hundreds of years old. Sometimes it’s fun to laugh for no reason, thanks to the British Council for supporting this festival.

He further said that Arts Council has always been supporting the programs of Tehreek Niswan, there is going to be a very colorful festival in which there is also dance, theater and debates, he said, I want this festival to be held every year. I will expand this festival further, I wanted to connect with all the positive things that are happening, so I welcome you all.

Famous actress Ezra Mohiuddin said that I always told Sheema that I have to do something. , my wish will come true, It is a matter of great pride for me to be working for them today. Laila Jameel said, “Thank you very much to Ahmed Shah who is welcoming this festival with open heart. We are grateful for the initiative of Sheema Kirmani. It is a matter of great pride for the British Council to be a small part of supporting this festival.

The festival also includes the presentation of the Urdu version of “Light in the Village”. It was originally written by the Scottish playwright “Joe Clifford” who is coming from the UK to participate in the festival. She will be the main speaker in “Building a Theater of Love” and will perform in the play “Gaon Me Roshni”, the highlight of the festival is the premiere of the new production “Andersabha”, the comedy drama “Bahrupiya”, the historical play “Jane Lahore Nahi Vekha”. ”, also includes the story of Sufi poet, dancer, saint Bhagat Kanwar Ram and on the completion of 100 years of the discovery of Mohenjo-daro, the wonderful dance drama “Mohen-jo-daro” will also be presented. The festival will continue till 22 January 2023 at the Arts Council Karachi.