LACAS presents chapter 2 of their biggest performing arts festival in Lahore, ‘Urain Ge”’. The 5-day performing arts festival will be held from the 15th – 19th of November across three different iconic venues in Lahore; the Alhamra Open Air Theatre Qaddafi Stadium, Bagh e Jinnah Open Air Theatre and at the Alhamra Arts Council. All proceeds from tickets sales of Urain Ge will be donated to the Sundas Foundation.
‘Urain Ge’ by LACAS aims to revive the culture and spirit of performing arts by bringing together diversity of art fields; from theatre, music, dance and film, all on one platform. Indeed LACAS’s vision is to showcase and nurture pure and original forms of artistic expression, often lost in the current rapid commercialization of performing arts. To this end, ‘Urain Ge’ will feature a diversity of performances and productions by students across Lahore as well as by seasoned maestros including Kathak virtuoso Nighat Chaodhry and musician Ali Hamza. The festival will be home to a day dedicated to film, documentaries, photography and more at Lights Camera Action; a first of its kind theatre production, Peter Pan in the Park; at the historic Bagh e Jinnah Open Air Theatre; a day of dance with Platform One, street theatre with Exprimer, a day of live music from emerging bands and musicians with Youth Studio; and a finale with Ali Hamza, a LACAS alumni, live in concert.
Speaking about the festival, Naila Zahid, Head of Central Activities Department at LACAS said: “Urain Ge is a manifestation of our vision at LACAS. We have always sought to pioneer the promotion of liberal arts and are privileged to have served as a major contributor to the Arts in our country, be it through music, art, drama or dance. In fact, some of Pakistan’s most definitive artists were students of LACAS including HSY, Nadia Jamil, Kamiar Rokni, Mekaal Hasan, Farhad Hamayun et al. We also strongly believe in the importance of social responsibility, which is why will be donating the entire proceeds of the festival to the very credible Sundas Foundation.”
The 5 day Urain Ge festival schedule is as follows:
• Lights, Camera Action (LCA): Film Making: 15th November 4:00 PM, Alhamra Hall #1, Mall Road
• Peter Pan In the Park: Drama: 16th Nov. 6:00 PM, Bagh e Jinnah Open Air Theatre
• Platform One: Dance: 17th Nov. 5:30 PM, Open Air Theatre, Qaddafi Stadium
• Exprimer: Theatre: 18th Nov. 5:30 PM, Open Air Theatre, Qaddafi Stadium
• Youth Studio: Music: 18th Nov. 8:00 PM, Open Air Theatre, Qaddafi Stadium
• Grand Finale: Concert: 19th Nov. 7:00 PM, Open Air Theatre, Qaddafi Stadium