Embodying the faqeer, Shah Hussain his poems and philosophy in music and dance.
The path of love is a needle’s eye
Be a thread. Go through.
Shah Hussain was a mystic weaver poet from 16th century Lahore. His charkha spins, a metaphor for life and death, perennial movement and time itself but only a single thread can dare to enter the needle’s eye, beyond which all divisions of religion, caste, gender, sexuality, nation must break to find a new way of being. We pay tribute to “Faqeer Nimaana”, the egoless one in his simplicity, his defiance and his wisdom by bringing to life his kafis in song and dance. We celebrate our urs, a festival of light in the name of Shah Hussain and his Hindu lover Madho Lal. We celebrate a path of love beyond borders.
Performed and developed by Sanjukta Wagh, Radhika Sood Nayak, Hitesh Dhutia, Vinayak Netka
Original music composed by Radhika Sood Nayak and Sanjukta Wagh
Choreography: Sanjukta Wagh
Vocals: Radhika Sood Nayak
Tabla: Vinayak Netke
Guitar: Hitesh Dhutia
Special thanks: Anand Lahiri Foundation
Photo Credits: Tell A Tale Studios