April 5, 2006 New Delhi, India
Delhi is all set to witness a week-long cultural extravaganza. The Hindustan Times Hungry Heart Festival, brings to the Delhi art and culture buffs an array of performances by well known directors and artistes from Pakistan and India.
The event being staged at the India Habitat Centre , covers two weekends, and has luminaries like Habib Tanvir , Mita Vasisht and
Usmaan Peer Zada from Lahore coming to enthrall the audiences.
According to Anand Bhardwaj, Director Marketing , Hindustan Times, ” we are happy to see the Hungry Heart Festival reach new heights. The event has grown from being a weekend to a weeklong theatre festival that HT is proud to be associated with over the years”
The 7 evenings are as scheduled below: All shows start at 8 pm:
Friday 27th — Agra Bazar — Habib Tanvir
Sunday 29th — Rumi — Sohaila Kapur
Monday 30th — About Nothing — Ashley Lobo
Wednesday 2nd — Lal Ded — Mita Vasisht
Friday 4th — 45 -35- 55 — Smita Bharti
Saturday 5th — Pathay Khan — Usmaan Peer Zada (Pakistan)
Sunday 6th — Sufi Music — Sain Zahoor (Pakistan)
Smita Bharti, Sohaila Kapur and Monica Bhasin , Directors and Founder Members , Hungry Heart Festival Society , are delighted with the fact hat the Festival has crossed borders, ” we are happy to see the Festival grow from strength to strength, and welcome our neighbours from Pakistan , along with the star performers from India. The intent of the HHTF is t make theatre affordable and within the reach of the common man, allowing the staging of such operas and musicals that touch a chord”
The India Habitat Centre has provide two wonderful settings for the Event. The Stein Auditorium and the Open Air Theatre, where the magna opus would be staged.
ICCR , Indian Airlines, and The ITDC have come forward to provide support for the Festival.