In the city
The Embassy of Israel and The Cameri Theatre present Stempenyu, a play by Edna Mazya, based on the novel by Shalom Aleichem. Stempenyu is a gifted musician. He leads a band of klezmers which performs at weddings. People come from all over Poland and Russia to hear him and his band. Apart from being an admired musician, Stempenyu is also a renowned heartbreaker, and many women are caught in his net. One day, Stempenyu falls in love with the beautiful, but alas married, Rochele. Matters become complicated when Rochele falls in love with him too. The play directed by Edna Mazya and Yehezkel Lazarov celebrates years of diplomatic relations between Israel and India.
Venue: Sirifort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg, November 4. Time: 7 pm. Entry is free and seating on first come first served basis.
Society had weapons of laws but Saadat Hasan Manto had power of the pen. His Dafa 292, which reflects life in its true sense, is set to be staged.
Venue: Sammukh, Auditorium, NSD, Mandi House, November 2, 3 and 4. Time: 6:30 pm. Entry is by tickets priced at Rs 50 and available at the venue. For details, call 23383420.
Gati Dance Forum presents ‘Ravanama’ by Maya Krishna Rao in the second edition of Ignite Contemporary Dance Festival. Ignite is an initiative to promote Indian contemporary dance and propel a change in the perception of contemporary performance in the country. This year the festival will take dance to a variety of alternative, public spaces ranging from malls and heritage sites to gallery spaces. Venue: LTG Auditorium, Mandi House, till November 4. Time: Based on the show. Entry is by tickets priced at Rs 150, 300 and 450. For tickets and passes visit bookmyshow.com or Gati Dance Forum, S 15-17, Khirkee Extension, opposite Select City Saket. For details call 99714 06113.
Sharanya Chandran, daughter and disciple of Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Chandran, a Padmashri recipient will present a solo show as part of HCL concert series. Sharanya has performed both as a soloist and also as part of the Natya Vriksha Dance Company, and has travelled widely for performances. Sharanya is also part of Geeta’s creative dance choreographies and has been involved with several change-performances on issues of gender, drugs, peace and harmony. Venue: India Habitat Centre, November 8. Time: 7 pm. Entry is free.
Temple of flowers
Join an exquisite dance performance in the form of Mandala during the 6th edition of Delhi International Arts Festival. Mandala, meaning circle is taken as a sacred art in the Buddhist and Hindu religious traditions. Savour the wonderful movements of Mandala-Temple of Flowers from Lithuania. Venue: Select Citywalk, Saket, November 2 and Zorba the Buddha, 7, Tropical Drive, MG Road, Ghitorni, November 3. Time: 6 and 8 pm respectively. For details call 65657265, 8595060597 and 9999119414.
Search divinity in you through artistic, beautiful and creative Bharatnatyam dance performance by Sudha an admirable dancer, guru, choreographer and nattuvanar. Feel the dynamic and creative inter-dependence between the inner and outer worlds through expressions and emotions closely knitted by unsaid words. Venue: Amphitheatre, Indian Habitat Center, November 10. Time: 7 pm. Entry is free.
Fun with flamenco
The Embassy of Spain in India brings a flamenco dance performance by Eva Yerbabuena. Eva is one of the most well-known flamenco dancers in the world. Her professional career began at the age of 15 and she quickly developed an interest in choreography. Although partly self-taught, Eva studied flamenco in Granada with classic maestros. Venue: Sirifort Auditorium, August Kranti Marg, November 3. Time: 7 pm.
Entry is free. For details,
Enjoy the scintillating unplugged performance by Indi-Rock band Daksh. The band members Mohit Vig, Rishabh Dev, Neeraj Srivastava, Partho, KD, Gaurav Sharma, Kanoo Sahajwala and Kavish Mishra will creating a musical frenzy on the violin, drums, guitars, bass, keyboards and some unique instruments backed by powerful vocals and original compositions. Venue: Life Caffe, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, November 2. Time: 8:30 pm. For reservations, call 9958966357, 43652222.
High on energy
Get ready to be a part of a rocking concert. The super-energetic Australian singer and guitarist Aurora Jane is going to be here along with her band, Picture the Ocean. Aurora Jane is a good singer and an exciting guitar player too. She and her band have played all over the world and they’re now coming to enthrall audiences in Delhi-NCR. This Aussie pop folk singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, is renowned for her intricate yet chunky guitar style, definitive bass lines and soaring vocals. Venue: Lemp Brewpub & Kitchen, DLF Star Mall, Sector 30, Gurgaon, November 3. Time: 9 pm. For reservations, call 8800766144, 9899210785, 8800294020.
Just Jazz, a three-day Jazz Festival, brings five world class bands from New Orleans, the Mecca of Jazz and one Russian band led by Igor Buttman, who has been described by ex-US President Bill Clinton as the greatest living saxophonist. Venue: Zorba, MG Road, Near Sultanpur Metro Station, November 2 to 4. Time: 6 pm. Entry is by tickets, available at the venue. For details, call Vivek @ 08376027686 and Niti @ 08527002788.
Enjoy an evening of Indian classical music with santoor legend Pt Bhajan Sopori as a part of BVB Sangeet Samaroh. A living legend and a musical genius, Pt Sopori is a performer and composer par excellence, musicologist, teacher, writer and poet. Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, November 6. Time: 6 pm. Entry is by invitations that can be collected from Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan; Kamani Auditorium; Delhi Haat (INA and Pitampura); Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, Laxmi Nagar; Faculty of Music, Delhi University, North Campus; Rama Colour, Khan Market and Delhi Emporium, Baba Kharak Singh Marg.
Anubhav Nath is putting together some of the best images that have been captured by the renowned photographer Raghu Rai. With as many as 40 images, the images on display at the exhibition The Concept : India Images : Delhi… that was spans various subjects. From stills capturing the grain of both traditional and contemporary India, there will be city-specific stills on display too – the images through which Rai captured the rich tapestry of Delhi. Venue: Ojas Art, 1AQ, Qutab Minar Main Roundabout, from November 2 -December 9. Time: 11am-7pm, Monday closed. Entry is free. For details, call 26644145.
Outside the margins
Another exhibition of special photographs from a photo book titled Outside the Margins by Raghu Rai will be on display. The exhibition is being organised in association with child rights organisation, Save the Children, under its campaign to reduce child deaths in India.
Venue: Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, from November 2 -5. Time: 11 am -7 pm.
Entry is free.
Students of Delhi College of Art (DCA) presents a group show Texture, making their debut. Working in mediums ranging from paintings and installations, the works showcase four young artists’ command over visual language, play with textures and the theme of inner spirituality. The participating artists are Meeyong Jaiwook (a South Korean who has now made India his home); Swati Dayal, Bharti Verma and Devyani Jain. They all are Masters in Fine Arts students. Venue: Art Perspective, Lado Sarai, November 3-December 30. Time: 11 am to 7 pm. Entry is free.
Pause and play
Gurgaon-based artist Puja Kshatriya presents her solo show titled ‘Pause and Play’, exploring power of mind and how one can achieve inner strength by detaching themselves. Previously Puja has held exhibitions in Dubai, London and Singapore amongst other places. Pursuing her passion, Art for almost four decades, Puja Kshatriya has had 10 solo–shows and has participated in several group exhibitions in India and abroad. The present series, comprising 11 canvases, presents a unique interplay of almost monochromatic figures emphasizing complexities and dual nature of our relationships. Venue: Shridharani Gallery, Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, November 3-12. Time: 11 am - 7 pm. Entry is free.
Visit a solo show of artworks by Biplab Biswas ‘Thank God For Love’. Krishna in myriad moods is a recurring figure in his present series. Venue: Pearl Art Gallery, New Friends Colony, till November 22.
Time: 11am-7pm. Entry is free. For details, call 26820021.
S2S Artivities presents an art exhibition titled ‘Avidya – The true spirit of searching self’. The exhibition showcases works of 12 young Indian artists from distinct parts of the country and two artists from Taiwan and UK. The artists are Debasis Barui, Deepak Rajbhar, Girish Kulkarni, M.S. Baoni, Narasimha M Kumbar, Nidhi Agarwal, Nilanjana Nandy, Prasanta Kalita, Sajal Kaity, Sumantra Mukherjee, Tisha Mandal and Vinita Dasgupta besides Glenn Fitzpatrick from UK and I Hui Kuo from Taiwan. S2S Artivities is an art venture that promotes Indian art. Venue: Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Francaise, Lodi Estate, November 2-7. Time: 11 am-6 pm.
Entry is free.
Artist Anju Kumar ushers in festive season with her collection ‘Divine Rhapsody’, an exquisite, breath-taking collection of Ganeshas, urlis, vases, sculptures, diyas, lights and artworks. The highlight of the collection is innovative lighted vases i.e vases that can be also be used as floor lamps, pillar stands with jaaliwork, intricately carved urlis and floaters which create drama and electrify the living space with bright colourful flowers and candles. Venue: Ayaan, The Gallery Mall, Ground Floor, Mehrauli, Gurgaon Road, November 5-8. Time: 11 am-7 pm.