‘Jashn-e-Awadh’ is a celebration of the legendary Music and Dance of Lucknow that flourished under the patronage of Nawab Wajid Ali Shah.
Wajid Ali Shah, better known as the last king of Awadh, was a passionate and talented artiste himself. A gifted poet, playwright, dancer and musician, he is credited for reviving and popularising Kathak, a renowned Indian classical dance form. Light classical music, like Thumri and Ghazal flourished in his passionate mehfils. Lucknow truly became an epitome of art and culture under his regime.
‘Jashn-e-Awadh’ is a musical tribute to this king of classical arts! Using complimenting shades of music, dance and drama, the show presents a contemporary narrative on Lucknow’s musical heritage.
Event Type: Musical Theatre
Event Language: Hindi
Age Group: 3+ years old
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Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre (DUCTAC) aims to contribute to the creative and cultural development of Dubai by presenting and hosting a programme of events and participatory activities for Dubai’s many multi-national communities and visitors alike.
The Theatre & Arts Centre is the first modern, non-profit, cross-community creative centre in the Gulf. This flagship project was the brainchild of local theatre-lovers, arts enthusiasts, artists and business people who recognised the need for an entertainment and educational centre for the community and future generations of Dubai.
It is located on floor two of Mall of the Emirates, and spanning some 77,952 ft sq (7,424 m sq)
ABOUT Wajid Ali Shah
Wajid Ali Shah (Urdu: واجد علی شاہ) (b. 30 July 1822 – d. 1 September 1887) was the tenth and last Nawab of Awadh, holding the position for 9 years, from February 13, 1847 to February 11, 1856.
Nawab Wajid Ali Shah’s first wife Begum Hazrat Mahal, a woman who has gone down in history for her valour and courage in standing up to the might of the British forces in the revolt of 1857.
His kingdom, long protected by the British under treaty, was eventually annexed bloodlessly on February 11, 1856, 2 days before the ninth anniversary of his coronation. The Nawab was exiled to Garden Reach in Metiabruz, then a suburb of Kolkata, where he lived out the rest of his life off a generous pension. He was a poet, playwright, dancer and great patron of the arts. He is widely credited with the revival of Kathak as a major form of classical Indian dance.