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Syed Faizaan Ahab

Architect, Educationist, Choreographer in Islamabad Pakistan

Syed Faizaan Ahab is based in Islamabad, Pakistan. Having graduated from the National College of Arts, Lahore in 2008, he majored in Architecture Design and practiced for two years with a local firm before he ventured in to the education sector. He started as an International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme Visual Art teacher at and within a span of four years has gained teaching experience ranging from the Primary Years Programme to Final Year Undergraduate University students and Educational Administration. His art teaching practices span over both visual and performing art as well as art and design integration across curriculum. Currently, He is teaching at the National College of Arts, Rawalpindi as an Art Seminar Lecturer. He is also the Literacy coordinator at Asas international School and Dance instructor at Beaconhouse Newlands Islamabad. He runs a dance company, commonly known as FACDS (Faizaan Ahab Choreography and Design Solutions), specializing in Contemporary and Bollywood routines, providing services in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi for the past ten years, having formally trained with internationally renowned names of the industry, such as the french celebrity choreographer Brice Mousset for Contemporary Dance, Indu Jee and Tehreema Mitha for Bharatnatyyam, Ballroom at JLT Studios and the Bollywood with the exponent Shaimak Dawar International himself. He has choreographed for films such as Janaan recently, apart from previously choreographing successful music videos such as Uzair Jaswal's Sajna and Make It Tonight by the Canadian band, The Limitless. He has also been nominated in the "Best Choreographer" category by the Nigar Film Awards.

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The Transdisciplinarity of Dance

BY SYED FAIZAAN AHAB
@ VOL 5 ON APR 29, 2018

A lot of times people associate dance with entertainment, others use it as a medium of expression. Some dance for fitness and for others, it is a profession. Faizaan Ahab decided to upgrade the significance of what it meant to him and experimented with it as an "Instrument of Learning". The presentation talks about the marriage of academic principles with dance to enhance experiential learning. Faizaan talks about three academic disciplines, mathematics, psychology and design mapping, all three using dance as a learning aid, hence making it transdiciplinary in nature.

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PAST VOL 5

Islamabad @ PNCA Amphitheatre
Apr 29, 2018