Mian and the Mithus is a bi-lingual music group comprising teachers and students at the NJ's House school in Islamabad, Pakistan. They focus on writing and composing children's songs, primarily in Urdu, in order to promote Pakistani language and arts content that connects to school curricula. This will be their first public performance.
Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop is the oldest independent theatre/puppet company of Pakistan. It was founded in 1974 as a Not for Profit Organization and is the only group in Pakistan which is organizing Major International Arts Festivals. In 1992, Rafi Peer Theatre staged its first Puppet Festival and during the last 13 years it has produced 19 international festivals of Puppetry, Theatre, Dance, Music and Film. These festivals have featured over 3000 performances by approximately 3000 artists from more than 59 countries. Their World Arts performing and Visual Arts Festival consist of many forms and styles of Theatre, Dance, Music, Puppets, Film from traditional to contemporary arts which serves as a meeting point for Eastern and Western Musicians, Dancers, Puppeteers, Theatre Artists, and Film Makers.
Since starting out in 2007 as a student-led initiative, Laajverd has evolved into a varied interdisciplinary collective with a focus on the intersections of culture, art and architecture.
Laajverd aims to stir, sustain and channel exchange and awareness across social, geographic and creative boundaries.
Our projects reflect this; in their experiments with communication and designed interactions; in their geographical, participatory and audience diversity; and in their staunch refusal to buckle to convention.
Taya Online is a popular comedy show being broadcasted on ATV since the past three years. It’s a unique show as it does not target and political party or individual and instead presents topics for the improvement of the individuals and the society. It is liked by people of all ages. Another specialty of this program is a parrot that identifies when someone is lying. This was a unique concept and highly appreciated by the viewers. The character of taya (elder paternal uncle) is played by Yar Muhammad Kan.