Uth Oye – A Wake-up CallJune 18, 2020
Chulbuk ChoriJune 22, 2020
THEME OF THE PROJECT BASED ON
“Water is a Precious Commodity”
Directed by Dr Kanta Kochhar Lindgren in collaboration with Thespianz Theatre, and staged at the PACC auditorium in Karachi, Water Calligraphy was more than mere storytelling as it instigated rare theatrical techniques that employed games and corporeal theatre, thus expanding the performances of the artistes to move, dance and act dynamically.
- Goal #13 Climate Action
- Goal #15 Life On Land
- Goal #6 Clean Water & Sanitation
- Goal #17 Partnerships for the Goals
Admitting water to be a fundamental part of life, Water Calligraphy was a dance theatre that illustrated the adventures of three interesting characters and their misadventures with water, made it further enigmatic with pragmatic and implausible water stories originated not only from local suburbs but also from far away. The curtain opened to a singer performing to The Keepers of Stories. The lights then shifted to an old man (Osama Ghazai) who mops, as if in a dream, across the stage floor in one place using three sets of brushstrokes — the first in silence, the second with musical underscoring and the third with the mixed sounds of music and scraping through sand. The feel of the scene augments when, in the middle of the second and third set, the singer interweaves his singing with what the old man is doing.
Project Overall Impact
To Safe Water
The project received American Cultural Envoy to Pakistan in Oct. 2009 “Dr. Kanta Kochhar Lindgren” who collaborated with Thespianz and designed this play that convince people to safe water and carefully consume it.
Flowing into the realm of calligraphy..
The News International
The main theme of the play, according to Faisal Malik of the theatre group, is that 'water is a precious commodity.
DAWN - Newspaper
UW-Bothell professor first US cultural envoy to Pakistan in 30 years.
UW-Bothell Professor Dr. Kanta Kochhar Lindgren prepared this project with Thespianz team. She described her experience of visiting Pakistan for very first time and working with the social awareness organization was remarkable. She said “It was a great opportunity, unforgettable experience and a very noble cause to work on such rare issue like Water Consumption Awareness and I just not truly enjoyed it but also learn many things Pakistan while sharing my knowledge of experience with the Thespianz Team and the related people attached with this project”. She was truly amazed by the Pakistani hospitality while visiting many historical venues in Pakistan organized by Thespianz Team. She spread water consumption awareness in such beautiful manner that has not been portrayed yet. Water Calligraphy became it’s kind of first ever project/performance in Pakistan to being staged.