The Second International Theatre & Dance Festival Pakistan was a major cultural event 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 that 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’s quest 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 our troubled history of dance and was very well received by the public.

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