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Ambiance Boutique Art Hotels Launched in Karachi with NAPA Students’ Performance

June 2022

Titled ‘Living Art: Episode Two,’ a unique immersive theatrical performance was presented by a group of students from the National Academy of Performing Arts (NAPA) in the opening ceremony of the Ambiance Boutique Art Hotels in Karachi.

Directed by theatre actor Vajdaan Shah, the Living Arts performance was aimed at bridging the gap between the visual and performing arts and was an amalgam of 18 different stories inspired by the artwork, which was displayed at Ambiance Hotel. Notably, all performances were made by NAPA students.

Prominent people from different walks of life participated in the event. They included former Senator Javed Jabbar, Dr. Ishrat Husain, Lt Gen (R) Moinuddin Haider, former foreign minister Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Syed Jawaid Iqbal, Asif Zuberi, Lt Gen (R) Khalid Kidwai, Maj Gen (R) Aqeel Hassan, former minister Nisar Khuhro, Nassir Kasuri, Amina W Kasuri, Nasreen Kasuri, Sharmila Faruqi, Munirah and Wajid Jawad, Jibran Nasir, Sanam Saeed, Mohib Mirza, Ayesha Omer, Maria Wasti, Asim Raza, Saqib Malik, Asad Ul Haq and Farah Haq, Tariq Amin, Tapu Javeri, Shamoon Sultan, HSY, Khadijah Shah, Yousaf Shahbaz, Maheen Karim, Saba Ansari, Fouzia Amaan, Sachal Afzal, Takeshi Khoji, Mahvaish Rehman, Misbah Momin, Asad and Laila Premjee, Nida and Adnan Tapal, Simeen Tapal and Mikaal Habib, Raza and Mehreen Agha, Chandni Saigol, Farah Leghari, and many others.

Audience members walked through several rooms to follow the trajectory of the performances in four time slots from 6 to 10 pm. Guests interacted with the actors who individually and in small groups told an interwoven tale which featured themes of sibling separation, lost love, trauma of war, regeneration and celebration replete with whispering surgeons, mad scientists, cheeky fembots, and other colourful characters..