In the city
Pakistani khayal singer Ustad Shafqat Ali Khan (Pakistan) will entertain audience in an evening of Sufiyana kalaam Ibadat-e-Aman. Shafqat is the most sought-after sufi singer for all stages of repute including Jahan-e-Khusrau festivals in India. He is one of the most authentic ghazal singers among his contemporaries. His composition and singing in a Bollywood film Dus Kahaniyan captured his brilliance. The evening will also feature Sandeep Silas.
Venue: IHC, Lodhi Road, November 6.
Time: 7.15 pm.
Celebrating the work of Schubert, Liszt and Chopin, Polish Institute in collaboration with Delhi Music Society is organising a piano recital by Raphael Lustchevsky. The artiste made his international debut at the age of 16 and within 20 years of his artistic career he has gathered the highest acclaim from the audience and music critics.
His diverse piano-concerto-repertoire features 30 works from the period of Bach to contemporary, representing widely the Romanticism. Venue: Nehru Planetarium, Teen Murti House, November 1. Time: 6.30 pm.
For all you jazz enthusiasts around town, Jazz Addict presents the annual jazz festival
2013. The three-day- long festival will feature Renne Rosnes who brings together a quartet of experts like Steve Wilson (tenor sax) and Kevin Mahogany (vocals). Attraction for the second day will be James and Wes Legacy Band along with Helen Sung Quartet, and on the third day Houston Person and Igor Butman Quartet.
Venue: Mapple Emerald Hotel, Rajokri, Gurgaon from November 6 to 8.
Time: 6.30 pm.
Satire on Partition Pratibimb Kala Darpan will stage Toba Tek Singh, a Hindi play, written by Saadat Hasan Manto. The story revolves around Sardar Bishan Singh, who hailed from the town of Toba Tek Singh and had been admitted into the asylum in Lahore fifteen years ago.
Whenever he gets irritated, he mutters something cynically about both India and Pakistan. He is sent under police escort to India, but upon being told that his hometown Toba Tek Singh was in Pakistan, he refuses to go. It is a powerful satire by
Manto which questions the partition.
Venue: Muktdahara Auditorium, Bhai Veer Singh Marg, Gole Market,
November 5. Time: 7 pm.
Kiranmayee Madupu is one of the senior disciples of Hemamalini Arni who comes from the T. Balasaraswati and Vazhuvoor Ramaiah Pillai Schools of Bharatanatyam. Equipped with the soulful and mature Abhinaya training in the classic Balasaraswati style and the lilting, fast paced, intricate nritta of the Vazhuvoor Bani, Kiranmayee is a danseuse from Andhra Pradesh. Venue: Epicentre,
Gurgaon, November 6. Time: 7.30 pm.
Yuva Kala Parva in collaboration with Navaneetham Cultural Trust will present an evening of Indian cultural dance. It will feature Kuchipudi recital by Chandralekha, Odissi by Abhayalakshmi and Kathak by Varsha Dasgupta. Chandralekha is a disciple of renowned Kuchipudi dancer Natyasri Anupama Mohan and Kalaimamani M.V.N. Murthy. Venue: IHC, Lodhi Road, November 2. Time: 7 pm.
'Face to Face' is a dance drama dialogue between Sita and Draupadi by Jyotsna Shourie. It blends Bharatanatyam, with English dialogues, and draws inspiration from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. While the situations are factual, the conversations between the women are purely fictional, and seen from Sita and Draupadi's perspective. Right from their miraculous births till their sad demise the drama unfolds, through dance and dialogue. Venue: IHC,
Lodhi Road, November 5. Time: 7 pm.
'Bhumi’ is an amalgamation of fashion, Indian electronic music, classical dance and circus aesthetics by the dancers of Natya Nectar International Dance Company. It explores environmental issues in the country that have directly or indirectly led to diseases, and health concerns impacting our future. Also, it offers solutions for these problems through the four above mentioned mediums, interlacing a narrative of holistic life. Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House,
November 5. Time: 7.30 pm.
Reflection of life
Mirage 4 is a group show of painting, drawings, photographs and digital arts by mrigna arts. All paintings are reflections of the happenings in our lives. Based on the concept of mirage -an illusion of fantasy, the exhibition has paintings by artists like Shyam Sharma, Geetika Sangwan and Rakhi Baid. Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, Mandi House, from November 1 to 8.
Time: 11 to 7 pm.
'Reinventing Classical Tones' is a solo exhibition of paintings by Kerala Mural Artist Sadaanandan. Creator of a number of prestigious works on walls in different parts of India and also many works on canvas displaying his acumen both in his execution and selection of themes, Sadaanandan makes himself a dedicated worshipper not only of art but also of the organic world around him. Venue: Pearl Art Gallery, New Friends Colony, till November 16. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.
Brooklyn-based artist Chitra Ganesh has come up with a solo show of his recent works titled 'Zebra Among Horses'. In this first-ever solo show in Delhi, the artist shows digital collages in archival light-jet prints, mixed media drawings on paper, a collage on board, a site-specific mural-based installation and a text-based wall piece composed in-situ the gallery space. Venue: Gallery Espace, New Friends Colony, till November 15. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.
Artist Tapas Sarkar has come up with his new sculptures 'Tradition in Modernity'. The bronze and fibre-glass sculptures displayed have mythical and humanist subjects, his personal favourite. There are six pieces of his ‘Kalighat Pat’ based works, four of which are in coloured fibre glass and two in bronze.
Venue: Chawla Art Gallery, Saket, till November 30. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.
‘Re – Wheeling The Chakra’ is an exhibition dedicated to Delhi Shilpi Chakra, the oldest art group founded in 1949. artists like Anupam Sud, B. C. Sanyal, Bimal Dasgupta, Biren Dey, Devayani Krishna, Dhanraj Bhagat, J. Swaminathan, Jagadish Dey, and K. C. Aryan have come together for a group show. This show is being curated by Padma Shri Keshav Malik. Venue: Art Bull, Lado Sarai, till November 15.
Time: 11 am to 7 pm.
Artist Madan Lal has come up with his solo show of paintings 'Urban Mirage' depicting the man who has turned into an ascetic, after breaking away from the world of materialism. He seems desperate to search the reflection of self. Madan leaves it to the viewers to follow the quest. Venue: Triveni Kala Sangam, Mandi House, till November 10. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.
Questioning social networking
Artspeaks India presents 'Facebook Series' by artist Puja Kshatriya. The artist features faces that belong to those children who do not have any access to Facebook. They may be featured in Facebook through somebody’s agency without their knowledge. Puja’s suggestively questions the so called Facebook freedom. Venue: Artspeak India, Near Garden of Five Senses, Mehrauli, till November 15. Time: 11 am to 8 pm.
In the story ‘Food vendors try to clean up their act’ (published oct 31) Metrolife had named anjit Abhigyan, programme manager at National Association of Street Vendors of India (NASVI) as Rohit Abhigyan inadvertently.
Tsutra is an exhibition that celebrates craft with an environmental awareness. It features hand woven textiles, prints, surface detailing in kurtas, kaftans, tribal paneled tunics, saris, stoles, patchwork andlayered jackets and wraps in various cotton textures and silk prints.
It also features special Sasha leather hand bags, totes and recycled and
embroidered home products in quilting and kantha. Venue: Alliance
Francaise, Lodhi Estate, November 2.
Establishing itself as a popular event, the Blind Relief Association has once again come up with its annual Diwali Bazar. The major centre of attraction at the Diwali Bazar will be over 200 stalls put up by designers, craftpersons and other vendors attract discerning buyers. Candles and paper products made by the physically challenged will be worth a buy. Venue: Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Lodhi Road, till November 1.
Time: 10.30 am to 8 pm.
As a part of the Akira Kurosawa Retrospective, the Japan Foundation will screen High and Low, a film revolving around male protagonist Gondo. He has raised money to quell a rebellion and gain control of the company he works in. But his son is abducted and he needs money to pay ransom. Later it is discovered that his chauffer's son has been abducted. Venue: IHC, Lodhi Road, October 31. Time:7 pm.
Entry is free.
Directed by Daniele Vicari, The Past Is a Foreign Land is an Italian movie revolving around two young men and how greed forces them on the path of crimes. Giorgio and Francesco engage into a little poker for some extra bucks but soon greed takes them under its grip. They start earning big and to maintain this lifestyle, their path of crime becomes heinous day after day. Venue: Italian Embassy Cultural Centre, Chanakyapuri, November 2. Time: 3 pm.
Sport De Filles is a French film depicting the story of a rider Gracieuse, extremely passionate about horses, who leaves her job at the stable and starts afresh. She now works with a legendary German trainer Franz Mann who is a little cynical. He is a demanded rider but Gracieuse is confident of her talent and is
determined to succeed. She also finds the right horse, but soon realizes that just talent and determination is not enough. Venue: Alliance Francaise, Lodhi Estate, November 1. Time: 6.30 pm