The Second International Theatre & Dance Festival Pakistan was a major cultural event also to mark the 50 Years of Pakistan’s Independence. The theme of the Festival was Freedom & Independence. However the choice of work remained broad based and free, so the productions were not tied down to one theme only. The subject matter was against oppression, be it political, economic, religious or against any gender group. Momentous events have happened in the last years of the century and the people quest’s for freedom has removed the great barriers that stood between them and progress.

The Festival was a celebration of people’s basic right to be free and Independent and to be able to express themselves without fear. There were mounting apprehensions that the Festival would be banned. Nevertheless it was a successful milestone in the our troubled history of dance and was very well received by the public.

FOREIGN GROUPS
Smart Set Cultural Group
Ekaterinburg Theatre for Youth
Petr Pan Productions
Euro Theatre Central Bonn
Centre for Education
Kompani B. Valiente
Utamaduni Dance Troupe
The Dancetheatre Terpsichore
Michael McEvoy
GOG Theatre
Art Studio Suzirja
Navy Cultural Troupe
The National Folk Troupe
Mr. Claus Lynge
Mr. Knut Skoe
Sarwanam
Artists Repertory Theatre
Drama Stage in Print
Theatre & Television Associates

South Africa
Russia
Germany
Germany
India
Norway
Denmark
Denmark
England
Eng/Georgia
Ukrtaine
Sri Lanka
Egypt
Denmark
Norway
Nepal
USA
Canada
India

LOCAL GROUPS

Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop
Ajoka Theatre
Lok Rehas
Dastaan Drama Company
Photohar Swang Arts Society
Fashi-Ur-Rehman (Choreographer)
Nighat Chaudhry (Choreographer)
Sheema Kermani (Choreographer)
Nahid Saddiqui (Choreographer)
Jahanara Akhlaq (Late) (Choreographer)

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