“When the dancer and dance becomes one, everything in the world seems right,” Wahab Shah.
Who doesn’t know him? Wahab, the dance icon! I just love him and his flexibility in dance.
One of the best Pakistani choreographer and performers of an International caliber, Wahab Shah studied professional dance in Australia & acquired bachelors in acting from TAFE Australia.
Wahab is known as one of the best choreographers in Pakistan and has performed with legends like Abida Parveen, AR Rahman, Sonu Nigam etc.
2006 Sufi festival marked his presence in Pakistan, and ever since he has choreographed for every world performing arts festival held in Pakistan. Shah has been very active in creating dance based content and owns Wahab Shah Dance Company now.
His ability to multi-task eye landed him some of the biggest musicals in Pakistan as a director of choreography and costume designer. Including Sabz, Bombay Dreams, Phantom of the opera, Come again & the list just goes on. He is the most amazing director of choreography of the country.
The famous dancer was recently in London for the choreography of IPPA awards and what we saw? Wahab Shah dancing on the streets of London. I must say, he is the most lively person I have ever seen and met!
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So I got o perform at @city&islington for a young energetic crowd of teenager & students followed by a public performance in middle of Camden… the crowd gathered, we spoke about Pakistani dance, Sufi dance, Islam and how beautiful the message of the Sufi is. Thank you Yasmin Whittaker-khan for being so beautiful and making things happen.. you are a powerhouse my girl.. love you. FULL VIDEO LINK https://www.facebook.com/716650982/posts/10155774418565983/
Shah revealed that he was in London for IPPA awards where he met a community worker. “She offered me to perform for the college students. I accepted her offer and rushed for the college the next day. I was wearing my costume, walking through the lanes the locals stopped me and communicated with me and asked me what I was wearing and where I am from.”
This sounds so enthusiastic, that people around the world love our culture and the attire we carry. And Wahab has taken this initiative so perfectly to promote Pakistan’s culture and traditions.
“By the end of my performance in college I saw the students sitting on the floor and enjoying the dance just like people at Mazaar’s do when they enjoy the Sufi performances,” he further added.
“When the dancer and dance becomes one, everything in the world seems right; I promoted Baba Bulleh Shah’s poetry and performed on Alif by Saeen Zahoor and told the students about its history and importance,” said Wahab.
Wahab Shah has a firm belief in doing whatever one believes in. With this tour, Shah’s agenda was to promote the beauty of Pakistan abroad which he amazingly did!
“After my performance, everyone talked about my dress and Pakistan. We exchanged a lot of love, they were happy to see this side of Pakistan too, it was quite refreshing for them. We artists are trying to promote, our culturally rich heritage to the world. Dance language is the one where whatever you do becomes poetry in motion,” shared Wahab Shah talking about bringing across a better image of Pakistan for the world to see.
The superb dancer will be touring Australia. His tour starts from 22nd October till 5th November. Wahab Shah will be performing at the Salam festival in Australia, he’ll also be performing at the Banwat festival and Karachi Dance festival in December.
“We are aiming to the take the same concept all over Pakistan and make it like a street art performance,” says Wahab.
Wish you all the best for the future. You truly rock Wahab!