Women Under Siege: Nauntanki: Traditional Theatre and Floods © 2012 vbb_admin. All rights reserved.


by Laaltain Performing Arts Society

Nantanki is an excerpt from a longer performance offered by Laaltain Performance Arts Group, based in Karachi, Pakistan. Its students enacted a play in the village of Sujawal, where Indus Valley Trust is offering education for community residents.

Son- Shehril, Daughter- Minza, Flood- Qaiser Zaidi, Tree- Sarah Tanveer, Father- Syed Arsal Hasan, Mother Zehra Nawab

Saad Pirzada and Noreen Barkat Ali

S. Arsal Hasan, Zehra Nawab, Shehril Shahzad
Director: S. Arsal Hasan, Zehra Nawab

ABOUT THE ARTIST: Laaltain Performing Arts Society: we worked with the non-profit group, Indus Earth Trust, which was part of the UN Grip Project. Their aim has been educate the flood-affected villages of Sajawal about environmental degradation and how to combat it in the future. Laaltain’s role was to reinforce these teachings of environmental change, and offer strategies about how they can prevent it in the future by abiding to certain reconstruction methods, as well as hygiene and disposal rules that have been taught to them by Indus Earth Trust. Laaltain believes that theatre is a potent tool that can help reach out to so many people and that is exactly what we hoped to achieve through this performance. 



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