Thatta Kedona Art and More
Wednesday, October 31, 2012
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BNU Students in TGD
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Bazaar in House of Economy, Stuttgart
Friday, October 26, 2012
Bazaar in Ethnologic Museum
Thursday, October 25, 2012
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Dolls, Toys and More - Book Project
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Happy Birthday - Dr. Senta Maria Anna Siller
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Happy Birthday to Dr. Senta Maria Anna Siller – the honorable Mother of Dolls who is recipient of Floriade (the Netherlands), Gestaltetes Spielgut (Creative Toys – German Toys Industry), Bundesverdienstkreuz (highest civil order of merit of the Federal Republic of Germany) and many more honors.
We recommend Dr. Senta Maria Anna Siller for Pakistan President's Award for Pride of Performance.
Kids and Toys
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Thatta Kedona at World Performing Arts Festival
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Visitors to stalls showcasing antiques, jewellery and handicrafts increased and a large number of foreigners were seen dressed up in Pakistani apparel such as kurtas with mirror work, pendants and shawls.
Thatta Kedona, a stall run by an NGO that helps rural women, sold handmade dolls and village toys that attracted locals as well as tourists.
The Museum of Puppetry stall sold bags, t-shirts and small puppets. Children thronged the face-painting stall. “It is an excellent event but there isn’t too much activity on the stalls apart from face-painting,” said Yasmeen Saad.
Ticket for Sunday night’s music show were sold out several hours before the show began. Ziryab Art Creations from Syria were the prime feature of the music show. They performed on a combination of vocals, monologue and music representing rituals and ceremonies of the ancient Syrian civilisation with a contemporary 21st century perspective.
Members of the group told Daily Times that the songs had been derived from poems on tablets as old as 2000 BC. “Our songs talk of life, death, eternity and love while the expressive dances embody harvest festivity, fertility ceremonies, the underworld and the temple dancer,” a member said. “Syria is famous for its history and ancient culture.” The audience was appalled not only by the dance but also by the dresses.
French group Jaleo Real, which sang songs from its new album Pichia, was also appreciated. His music was a mixture of reggae, the Cuban sound, flamenco and tango all hooked up to the vigorous musical energy of street rumba. The group consisted of two lead vocalists, two Spanish guitarists, a bass player and a Cajon flamenco player.
An Iranian troupe called Salar Aghili also performed on Sunday night. Their light soothing music with very appealing light rhythms mesmerised the audience, as they sung poetry by such masters as Hafiz, Rumi and Saadi.
Indian dance Kathakali was one of the popular events of the evening. After a successful performance on Saturday, the number of visitors increased significantly on Sunday. Kathakali is literally a play based on tales of gods and goddesses of Hindu mythology, but the art of Kathakali is more than that. It can be called a dance, a drama, a ballet, an opera, a pantomime or a miracle play.
Lemon, a puppet troupe from Iran, played Waiting in Café Parker. The Farsi play is based on Arthur Miller’s classic Death of a Salesman and speaks of the desire to dream and the desire to survive.
Pathirage Chandika Pathiraja, a puppet show by a Sri Lankan troupe, was not as popular as the Iranian show. It was a subtle commentary on social traditions such as dowry and early marriage presented in an entertaining manner. The Daily Times Report
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Wednesday, October 3, 2012
By Jyoti Kalsi, Gulf News Report
Authentic Shahi Haleem from the famous Kausar restaurant in Karachi, a variety of delicious sweets, hand-embroidered salwar suits and shawls, trendy leather jackets and handbags, traditional handmade shoes, glittering jewellery, intricately carved wooden furniture, beautiful carpets and entertainment by well known performers — you can get all this and more at the Pakistan pavilion in Global Village.
The façade of this pavilion is modelled on the Baba E Khyber Fort in Peshawar, while the interior is a recreation of a typical Peshawari bazaar with over 80 stalls offering a taste of Pakistani culture, cuisine and creativity. While all the people managing the stalls and the items on sale are Pakistani, visitors will be surprised to find a German manning a stall here. Roman Laube is a media designer from Berlin and is spending his annual vacation as a volunteer for an NGO called Thatta Kedona. He has flown down to Dubai especially to help manage the organisation's stall at the pavilion.
Thatta Ghulamka Dheroka to Cologne
Tuesday, October 2, 2012
Labels: Aamir Rafique, Anees Yaqub, Ass.Prof. Gwendolyn Kulick, Deutsch-Pakistanisches Forum, Dr. Senta Siller, Nadia Riaz, PGFA, PGFS, Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann, Prof Dr Pintsch, S.A.J. Shirazi, Sabine Felmy