Aagaaz is the Urdu word for ‘beginnings’.
Aagaaz is an arts based organisation dedicated to creating inclusive learning spaces that nurture curiosity and critical thought while creating safe spaces for dialogue, in an attempt to weave a more equitable
urban fabric. Engaging children and young adults across social and geographical
boundaries, we relentlessly question ‘what is’ to probe ‘what could and should be’ to
learn ways to act and perform beyond just the stage.
In 2015 we registered ourselves as an independent community arts organisation under the Trusts Act. Aagaaz performs stories that raise questions and create dialogue amongst diverse audiences. At the core are the 13 adolescents from Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti who are growing into arts practitioners, theatre makers, and facilitators. We engage the young through inclusive and diverse learning spaces in Delhi/NCR and performances in a range of venues and non-venues.
Our methodologies are learner-centric.
We strive to relentlessly close gaps in learning, understanding the ‘other’, access,
and dignity through engagement with arts practices.