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Nov 1, 2012 :

POT POURRI

Festive collection

Latha Puttanna, fashion designer and the face of the label Shrishti, will be showcasing her festive collection at the Raintree Gallery on November 2 and 3.


For the first time, Latha is launching the Latha Puttanna Weaves, created exclusively for Shrishti.

‘The Bookwallah...’

Bangalore International Centre, in association with ‘Bangalore Literature Festival’ and Asia Link, is organising ‘The Bookwallah Travelling Writers Festival (Part 2)’ on November 10, 6 pm at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.

Walk on

‘Walk For Health with Max Bupa’ will be held on November 4, 7.30 am onwards from Kanteerava Stadium, Kasturba Road. Log on to www.walkforhealth.in to register. It is open to all.

Exhibition

Central Cottage Industries Emporium (CCIE) has organised ‘Festive Temptations’, an exclusive exhibition of diyas and gifts, at its centre on M G Road. The exhibition will be open from 10 am to 7 pm on all days at CCIE premises, No. 144, M G Road. The exhibition, which will be on till November 11, has on display terracotta diyas, gold-painted marble plates, exclusive Tanjore paintings, cotton and tussar saris, embroidered Pashmina shawls and much more.

Film screening

Maraa and Pedestrian Pictures, in association with the department of journalism, Mount Carmel Colle­ge, are holding the premier sc­reening of ‘Have you seen the Arana?’ (Ningal Aranaye Ka­ndo?) in Malayalam with En­glish subtitles, directed by Su­nanda Bhat on November 3, 5.30 pm at Mount Carmel Co­llege Auditorium.
The fil­m­-maker will be present for a discussion after the screening.

‘O Friend...’

 ‘O Friend, This Waiting!’, a film, will be screened on November 7 and 8, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.

Craft display

The ‘Sampoorn Crafts Festival’, which offers flavours of rural India, will be held from November 2 to 11 at Chitrakala Parishat. The timing is 10 am to 7.30 pm.

ART

Beautiful strokes

An exhibition of paintings, titled ‘Twenty Five Stories High’, by Parvathi Bhat Giliyal, will be held from November 2 to 8 at the Chitrakala Parishat. Her past exhibitions include ‘Five is a perfect number’, ‘April Blossom’ and ‘The Water Festival’.

‘Real beyond...’

The opening of ‘Realm Beyond Reason’, an exhibition by Ashish Dubey, will be held on November 2, 6.30 pm at the Alliance Française.

Fine lines

‘Borders and Boundaries’, an exhibition of paintings by Sham Sunder S, will be held till November 3, 10.30 am to 6 pm, at Gallery Sumukha, 24/10, BTS Bus Depot, Wilson Garden.

‘Theatre of Life’

Galerie De’Arts is presenting, ‘Theatre of Life’ by S G Vasudev till November 25, 11 am to 7 pm (Sundays by request). The venue is 11th Floor, 1114, Barton Centre, 84, M G Road. There will also be the screening of a 56-minute documentary film on Vasudev titled, ‘The Open Frame’, at Ranga Shankara on November 3, 3 pm. A talk by Sadanand Menon will also be held at Galerie De’Arts, on November 10, 7 pm. For details, call 2559193/33.  

‘Project Cinema...’

The National Gallery of Modern Art and Malis are holding an exhibition ‘Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices’ to commemorate 100 years of cinema  on November 3 at 6 pm. The exhibition will be on till December 2, 10 am to 5 pm (it will be closed on Mondays and national holidays.)

Informative talk

NGMA, in collaboration with Alliance Francaise, is holding a talk on ‘Contemporary Art in Public Spaces’ by Guy Claverie and Archana Prasad at the NGMA Auditorium on November 4, 5.30 pm. 

Group show

A group show will be held till November 3 at Renaissance Gallerie. Paintings by P Gnana, Sangeeta Charan, Megha Nema, Sarbani Bhattacharya, Sagarika Sen and Siva Perekas from Singapore will be on display.

DRAMA

Romantic touch

WeMove Theatre is presenting, ‘P.S. I Don’t Love You’, a romantic comedy, on November 1, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The play is based on a couple who plan to spoil their own wedding. It is written and directed by Abhishek Iyengar, the music is by Abhishek Narain and lights by Hanu R. For details, log on to www.indianstage.in

Bard’s world

The ‘Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival’ will be held till November 11.This year, the theme celebrates William Shakespeare.

In store at the festival are productions from different corners of the world and two from India.

From Mumbai, there are Atul Kumar’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and Sunil Shanbag’s ‘All’s Well That Ends Well’. And from overseas, the plays include Dhaka Theatre’s ‘The Tempest’ from Bangladesh; and Marjanishvili’s ‘As You Like It’ from Georgia. Dramanon will present ‘Much Ado...’  on November 2, 7.30 pm at the festival.

There will be a sonnet recitation evening, screenings of two films based on his work, arts appreciation course, solo performances by renowned theatre personalities, a poster-design competition, Shakespeare readings in the parks and more during the festival. For details, call 9742478886.

‘Gulle Nari’

Pra Ka Sam is staging Gulle Nari, a Kannada play on the occasion of ‘Kannada Rajyotsava’ on November 1. It will also be staged on November 2.
 The show timing is  7.30 pm. The venue is K H Kala Soudha, Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Basavanagudi. For details, call 7259998222.

Comedy act

Some of Australia’s favourite comedians from the ‘Melbourne International Comedy Festival’ are coming to Bangalore as part of ‘Oz Fest’, a celebration of Australian culture.

They will perform on November 8 and 9, 9 pm at Opus, 4, 1st Main, off  Palace Cross Road, Chakravarthy Layout, Vasanth Nagar. Free entry before 8 pm.

English play

An English play titled, ‘Valley Song’ will be performed at Jagriti, Whitefield till November 4 at 8 pm (Tuesday to Saturday) and 3 pm and 6.30 pm on Sunday. The show is suitable for those above 12 years. It is set against the backdrop of post-apartheid South Africa. The cast include Jagdish Raja and Rebecca Spurgeon. It is directed by Arundhati Raja and music is by Sankarshan Kini.

Music    

Rock on

Groove to rock music by Gary Lawyer at Hard Rock Café, St Mark’s Road on November 1, 8.30 pm.

‘Quintessence’

The Bangalore School of Music is presenting ‘Quintessence’, an evening of chamber music in consort, on November 3, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise.
The 75-minute programme will feature duets and trios by Paulette DeMello on flute, Stuart Potter from the US on bassoon and Daniel Bircher from Switzerland on clarinet accompanied by Rebecca Thomas and Berenice da Gama Rose on the piano. For details, call 41285017.

Anniversary

Suswaralaya College of Music, in association with Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, is organising its 13th anniversary celebrations from November 1 to 4 at No. 12, 28th Cross, Geetha Colony, 4th Block, Jayanagar.

There will be a performance by vocalist M S Sheela on November 1, 9.30 am. She will be accompanied by Vasudeva Rao on  mridangam.

Audio CDs and book titled, Sulabhavallavo Mahananda — Mundiges of Haridasas will be released on the occasion. For details, call 26633623.

Vocal tunes
Ananya is presenting vocal recitals by Manasi Prasad and Vinay Sharva on November 3, 6.30 pm. The venue is Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram.

Hindustani evening

Shri Akhila Havyak Mahasbha Kala Vedike, in association with Cobalt Forum of Art and Music, is organising ‘Hindustani Classical Music – An Evening’ on November 4 at Havyak Mahasabha, 101, 11th Cross, 8th Main, Malleswaram.

On the occasion, there will be a vocal recital by Sangeetha Kakhandaki and Pratibha Hegde. They will be accompanied on tabla and harmonium by Vikas Naregal  and Madhusudhan Bhat respectively. 

Annual feast

Rabindranath Tagore Nagar Cultural Association is holding its ‘22nd Annual Music Festival’, in association with Taralabalu Kendra on November 2, 3 and 4 at Taralabalu Kendra Main Auditorium , 2nd Block, R T Nagar. For details, call 23543689.

Reggae time

Sean Paul, Grammy Award winner and king of reggae will perform at Manpho Convention Centre, 90, Veeranna Palya, Nagawara Ring Road, opposite BEL Corporate Office, near Hebbal Flyover (next to Manyata Tech Park) on November 4 at 4 pm.
He will groove to his new Tomahawk technique. For tickets, call 9769944327.   

Piano magic

International Music and Art Society is presenting a classical piano recital by Orietta Caianello on November 2, 7.15 pm at the Alliance Française. Orietta will play an unusual and interesting set of tunes of only women composers — Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and others. Tickets will be available at Alliance Française. 

Dance     

Bharatanatyam

Atula Chandra Shekar is performing a bharatanatyam, as part of the Chigaru programme, organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture, Government of Karnataka on November 3 at Kannada Bhavan, J C Road.

Folk steps

The Bangalore School of Music will be presenting ‘An Evening of Colourful Folk Dances’ on November 1, 6.30 pm at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Bangalore University Central College (City) Campus, Palace Road.

Entry for the programme is by invitation only. Free invitation cards are available on first come first-served basis at the ICCR Office, No. 7/2, First Floor, 2nd Main, Palace Cross Road, and the Bangalore School of Music, CBI Main Road, R T Nagar, between 9.30 am and 6 pm. For details, call 23462714.

‘Rangapravesha’

Pratibha Naatyalaya is presenting the bharata­natyam rangapravesha of
Pratibha Kini, a disciple of Prabha Kini, on November 3, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira.

Interesting mix

International Dance Alliance and Padmalaya Dance Foundation are holding a dance festival Kavi- an ode to great poets. Padmalaya Dance Foundation, Sharmila Mukerjee and team, Prabal Gupta and Mythili Anoop, Praveen Kumar and team will present a range of traditional dance forms.  It will be held on November 4, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.

‘Sammilana’

‘Shambhavi Dance Ensemble’ will be presenting Sammilana, a kuchipudi dance feature as part of Kannada Rajyotsava on November 1, 10.30 am at Mico premises, Naganatpur.

The programme will bring out the romantic lilt and loveliness of kuchipudi style.

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