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Performance will feature multilingual storytelling Sept. 11

Sep. 8, 2017, 8:22 AM

Danish Husain (The Hoshruba Repertory)

Danish Husain (The Hoshruba Repertory)

“Qissebaazi: Reimagining the Art of Storytelling” will be performed by Danish Husain, director of The Hoshruba Repertory, on Monday, Sept. 11, at the John Seigenthaler Center. A reception scheduled for 6 p.m. will precede the 6:30 p.m. performance.

“Qissebaazi” is the multilingual storytelling project of The Hoshruba Repertory and expands and builds upon traditional storytelling. A multilingual platform with multiple performers, it is theatrical in presentation but still, distinctively, storytelling. Each story is performed in two languages—one the core language of the text, and the other a bridge language.

Co-sponsors of the event are Vanderbilt’s Asian Studies Program, History Department, Religious Studies Department, Theatre Studies, Cinema and Media Arts, the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, the South Asia Cultural Exchange, the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the Pakistan Student Association and the Asian American Student Association.