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  • Nigar Khana — historical house of handicrafts

    MULTAN: Nigar Khana, just opposite the mausoleum of saint Shah-Rukn-i-Alam, is known as a house of handicrafts which has been selling antiquities and cultural and artistic items for over 45 years...

    Abdul Waheed, who took over the business from his father, Abdul Hameed, has been running Nigar Khana for the last 30 years...

  • Slew of performances on World Dance Day

    LAHORE: Pakistan National Council of Arts in collaboration with Lahore Arts Council is gearing up to celebrate International Dance Day at Alhamra Art Centre on April 29...

    There will be a numerous set of performances in the show that will include dance presentations by students of educational institutions, seasoned dancers and artistes from Performing Art Group of PNCA itself...

  • Lots of singing and dance at Chitral festival

    CHITRAL: Chilim Jusht spring festival of Kalash people concluded on Saturday after five days of festivities, attracting large number of tourists, including foreigners...

    Charsu (the central dancing place) of Bumburate reverberated with the songs for more than five hours on the last day
  • Prince Harry performs Maori dance in New Zealand

    PALMERSTON NORTH: Britain’s Prince Harry performed a fearsome Maori war dance, or haka, and mingled with tattooed ex-convicts on his trip to New Zealand on Wednesday...

    He had just 20 minutes to learn the dance before performing it publicly, with his instructor Warrant Officer Brett Pene praising the royal’s efforts...

  • Living Colours: The dance of the Amazon

    It may have originated in the jungles of Africa and South America, but the martial art of Capoeira is quickly catching on in the parks and lawns of the capital...

    Ammar Latif, a Capoeria enthusiast and one of its first Pakistani exponents, has been practicing and teaching this art in places such as Kuch Khaas for quite some time now
  • Dance festival just around the corner

    LAHORE: The Institute of Performing Arts in collaboration with the Lahore Arts Council is organising a five-day dance festival in May...

    The dance gala, including workshops and joint sessions of dancers, will be held at different venues in Lahore...

  • Dance Day festival on 17th

    LAHORE: A ‘Dance Day Manao’ or celebrate the dance day will be held on May 17 at Alhamra Art Centre, The Mall, where performances of eminent classical, folk, sufi and modern dancers of Pakistan will be showcased...

    This rich dance show featuring all genres of dance is being held by Lahore Arts Council in collaboration with the Institute of Performing Arts...

  • Khyber food festival opens with Khattak dance

    The red table napkins instantly reminded one of a scene from a popular Pushto flick where the hero brings out his red handkerchief and breaks into Khattak dance to celebrate a happy occasion...

    Up ahead on the dance floor, four Khattak dancers in their traditional attire were doing just that...

  • One million dance lovers gather at Japanese festival

    TOKUSHIMA: Over a million performers and spectators will flock to a western Japanese city this weekend for one of the country’s largest dance festivals, after organisers stepped up efforts to accommodate foreign visitors...

    Sporting Japanese kimono costumes with hair bands or straw hats, they chant in chorus and dance in synchronised choreography...

  • Striking Balochi dance performed

    On April 26, 1967 a scintillating performance of Balochi music and dance on university campus marked the Diwan organised by the Balochi literary circle of Karachi University Students Union...

    The highlight of the show was the sprightly Leva dance...

  • Two-day dance festival kicks off

    KARACHI: The two-day Karachi Dance Festival 2017 started with a bang with the stage completely conquered by dancers doing Sindhi, Baloch and Punjabi folk dances, including the luddi and bhangra and with the whirling dervishes doing their thing along with classical dance such as Kathak, Thumri, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and contemporary style ballet, hip-hop, rock, tap and disco dancers all dancing away at the Arts Council of Pakistan here on...

  • In unison, Pakhtun youth hold Attanr dance for peace

    In response to the violent disruption of a cultural dance at a spring festivity last month in the Punjab University, Lahore, the Pakhtun nationalist youth in Peshawar held “Attanr for peace” at Bagh-i-Naran on Friday...

    Irrespective of their different areas, youth, older men and even some women activists joined the gathering of about 500 who were all prepared with their traditional turbans to show their love for Attanr by...

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