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Last Updated 27 October 2010, 11:50 IST


‘Ashta Nayika’

Nupura will perform a dance feature, Ashta Nayika at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram on November 1 for Sai Arts International Festival’s programme for Rajyotsava. For details, call 23345504.

Myriad expressions

The programme is supported by British Council and The Arts Council, England. The performance will feature two of the choreographer’s most imaginative and inventive dance works — Faultline and Bruise Blood.

Jeyasingh’s work is rooted in her experiences as a British Asian and explores the conflicts between diverse personal and cultural origins. Her choreography draws upon various sources, including ballet, Bharatanatyam and contemporary ethnic dance forms.  For entry passes, call 22489220 or visit The British Library.

Odissi touch

The October edition of the monthly Dance DISCourse series, presented by Ashish Khokar, will be held on October 30, 6.30 pm at the Alliance Francaise and will focus on Odissi.
There will be live Mahari, Gotipua and Odissi performances along with a panel discussion.
The evening is dedicated to the memory of eminent Odissi guru Gangadhar Pradhan who passed away recently.

‘Akhilam Madhuram’

Radhika Prabhu will present her Bharatanatyam recital Akhilam Madhuram on October 28, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira, opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road.


Wires ‘n’ sculptures

Apparao Gallery is presenting Germination, an exhibition of metal wires, sculptures by artist Puneet Kaushik till October 31 at Apparao Gallery, The Presidency, 82, St Mark’s Road. Puneet Kaushik is a celebrated sculptor and his work celebrates a psychological extraction of the phlegmatic to the metallic.


Treasures, a solo show of ceramic works and paintings by Auroville artist Adil Writer will be held till October 30 at Gallery Time & Space, Lavelle Road.  It features colourfully glazed ceramic treasure boxes, some made during his residency in Italy last month. Other works on show display unusual twists in the ceramic medium. The exhibition will be held from 10.30 am to 4 pm.

For a cause

Swasti, the contemporary art gallery, is hosting a charity art show on the occasion of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and raise funds for HCG Foundation. The art show is being held at Swasti Art Gallery, HCG Tower 1 and 4, 8, P Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangiramnagar. It is on view till October 31 and is open for public between 10 am and 6 pm.

‘Beyond the Frame’

Beyond the Frame, a group show featuring the paintings of eminent artists, will be on display at Taj West End from October 28 to November 2 (10 am to 9 pm).
Thereafter, the show will be held at Kynkyny Art, 104 Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road from November 3 to 10 (10 am to 7 pm).

Solo show

A solo show of Paresh Hazra will be on view at Galerie De’Arts, 11th Floor, Barton Centre, 84, M G Road till November 12, between 11 am and 7 pm.


Galleryske presents Leo (procedures in search of an original index) by Sreshta Premnath till December 4 at Galleryske, 2 Berlie Street, Langford Town.


‘Shedding Petals...’

Indian Ensemble Repertory presents Shedding Petals, Frozen Wings, a play in Hindi and English, on November 2 and 3, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. It is written and directed by Ramneek Singh. Shedding Petals, Frozen Wings is a bilingual play set in the the fictional village of Azadpura in rural Kashmir.

For telebookings, call 9916134094. Tickets are available at the venue.
Online bookings can be done on www.indianstage.in

Theatre fest

As part of the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival ‘10, Draupadi Cheerharan, in Pandavani form will be held at Ranga Shankara on October 28, 7.30 pm. A recital performance will be given by Teejan Bai and group. Pandavani, literally means stories or songs about the Pandavas.

A lead singer, who is at the centre of a Pandavani performance, sings and narrates to the accompaniment of an Ektara in one hand and peacock feathers in the other.
On October 29, 7.30 pm, Phou-oibi by Laihui Imphal from Manipur will be conducted.  Phou-oibi is based on traditional mythology of Manipur.

These are ballads that are sung and narrated by priests and farmers at the time of Phougural— the Harvest Ritual of Manipur.  On October 30, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm, Theyya Theyyam (Malayalam) by Sopanam Institute of Performing Arts and Research, Kerala will be staged.

The director is Padma Bhushan Kavalam Narayan Panikkar. Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara, www.indianstage.in, www.bookmyshow.com and ‘Daily Bread’.

Pot Pourri

Goddess worship

Bangalore International Centre has arranged an Illustrated talk on Goddess Worship in Karnataka by Vatsala Iyengar on October 29, 6.30 pm under its Karnataka Series of programmes.

The event will be held at Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Kannada classes

Kannada Praasara Parishat is conducting spoken Kannada, higher spoken Kannada and Kannada script read-write classes in separate batches. The classes are held only on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital Premises, Magrath Road, (Near Garuda Mall).

Successful candidates will be awarded certificates of merit. For details, call 9448878569.

Teaching German

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is organising a distance learning programme for a diploma in teaching German as a foreign language. This distance learning programme is offered by the Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and the University of Vienna.

The Induction Session of the DTG Programme IGNOU is going to be conducted on October 31 at Hasnath College, 43, Dickenson Road.
The timing is 11 am to 1.30 pm. This is a one-year course and meant for those who are interested in teaching German in schools, colleges or professional language institutes. For details, call 25205305/6.

Cultural contest

Sama Trust, J P Nagar, is holding the M R Vijayalakshmi Memorial Music, Art and Cultural Contest on November 21. The contest is for children from Montessori to 12th standard.

All school children can participate in the music, art and cultural competitions to be held in the premises of Auden Public School, Girinagar, behind Sacchidananda Ganapathi Ashram on November 21. For details, call 9449346638.


An experiment in 72 Mela Kartha Raagas will be held at a three-month long musical workshop at Kavyashri Music School, No 52, 1st Cross, Lakkasandra till December.
In the workshop, Haridasara Keerthanegalu, Shivasharanara Vachanas, Hindi bhajans, Bhava Geethe and English songs will also be taught. For details, call 9611525942.
Ethnic touch

Artisans from Hast Karigar Society, Delhi are exhibiting a collection of exclusive range of handicraft and ethnic weaves at Chitrakala Parishat. The exhibition is on till October 31, 11 am to 7 pm.

Some of the unique craft items which will be on display are Pattachitra from West Bengal and Orissa, miniature painting from Rajasthan, Gond tribal painting on paper and cloth, Madhubani painting from Bihar, Kauna Grass Craft — Manipur and Orissa, tribal and thread jewellery from Karnataka, Rajasthan etc.


Memorial concert

Hindustani Sangeeta Kalakara Mandali, in joint participation with Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, is holding the Sri E R Sethuram Memorial Concert in the City. A Hindustani vocal recital by Priyal Sathe of Pune will be held on the occasion.

Priyal will be accompanied by Ashwin Walawalkar on harmonium and Rajendra Nakod on tabla. The event is on October 30, 6 pm and the venue is Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, near BMS Engineering College, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony.

Enthralling strains

A musical evening called Swar Sandhya is being organised on October 31, 6 pm at  JSS Auditorium, 8th Block, Jayanagar.

Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi will present a vocal recital while Ustad Rafique Khan and Praveen Godkhindi will present a Jugalbandi.

Sri Guru Samartha Sangeetha Sabha, on the occasion of its eighth anniversary celebrations, is felicitating Vidushi Sneha Hampiholi, a renowned Hindustani singer.
The event will be held at H N Kalakshetra, National College, 7th Block, Jayanagar, on October 31, 4 pm. Students of Sri Guru Samartha Sangeetha Sabha will also be performing on the occasion.

Carnatic treat

A Carnatic classical music concert by Uma Kumar will be held on October 29, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.
On violin will be Dayakar and on mridangam, B S Anand.


Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs and and Naadaanubhava will present Mandolium, a harmonium and mandolin jugalbandi by Ravindra Katoti and N S Prasad on October 31, 5.45 pm.

They will be accompanied by Gurumurthy Vaidya on tabla. The  venue is DVG Hall, Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs, Bull Temple Road (opposite BMS Engg College), N R Colony. Admission is free.


Babloo Mukherjee presents A Tribute to S D Burman — Sun Mere Bandhu Re on November 12, 6.30 pm at Chowdiah Hall.  You can buy tickets online at www.indiastage.in

(Published 27 October 2010, 11:34 IST)

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