Kala Coast presents Qissebaazi with Danish Husain

October 7 | 5:30PM
CLAP Center, Malad, Mumbai
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Renowned actor, poet, story teller and theatre director, Danish Husain, will perform an episode from the master text "Tilism-e-Hoshruba" by Syed Muhammad Husain Jah in Urdu-Hindi-English. The performance will be followed by a Q&A session where the audience can interact with Danish Husain with their queries about the performance and the art form.

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In line with its mission of celebrating the diversity of arts and culture, and promoting the spirit of collaboration, Kala Coast has conceptualized the IMPACT Series (Interactive Music and Performing Arts: Concepts and Themes) of interactive sessions where the audience can interact with popular and path breaking Artists representing different art forms and take away a deeper understanding of the art form and fresh perspectives of art appreciation.

The IMPACT Series is a bi-monthly event, with each event highlighting one or many different Art forms or subject for e.g. Music, Dance, Theatre, Visual Arts, Handicrafts, Photography etc.


Danish Husain
Danish Husain is an actor, poet, storyteller, and a theatre director. He started his career in theatre with Barry John and went on to work with directors like Habib Tanvir, M.S. Sathyu, M.K. Raina, Sunil Shanbag, Sabina Mehta Jaitly, & Naseeruddin Shah. He was instrumental in reviving the lost art form of Urdu storytelling Dastangoi. He runs his own theatre company The Hoshruba Repertory in Mumbai and his latest productions include plays Guards At The Taj (2017) and Qissa Urdu Ki Aakhiri Kitaab Ka (2017) besides the storytelling project Qissebaazi (2016), and the poetry performance project Poetrification (2016) with the fellow actor Denzil Smith.

His major film work includes India's entry to Oscar 2018 - Newton (2017), Ankhon Dekhi (2013), Dhobi Ghat (2010), and Peepli Live (2010),Shaad Ali's film Soorma (2018) Gaurav Chawla's Baazaar (2018), Navjot Gulati's JMD (2018) besides a cameo in Nandita Das's Manto (2018).

Danish Husain won the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Award for the Best Supporting Actor in 2008 for his portrayal of Shams Tabrezi in the play Rumi; Unveil The Sun. He also won the Sangeet Natak Akademi's Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puruskar for reviving the lost art form of Urdu storytelling Dastangoi in 2010 that he subsequently returned during the intolerance debate in 2015.



CLAP Center, Malad, Mumbai

The CLAP, Solitaire II, 201 Unit, 2nd Floor, Link Road, Opp. Infinity Mall, Malad

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