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FRESH From Varsha 2011.HCG Foundation and Swasti, The Contemporary Art Gallery, presents Varsha 2011. The art show features paintings, drawings, graphic prints and sculptures by 12 artists from all over Karnataka. The art show will be on view till February 7. The venue is Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery, HCG Towers 1, 8, Kalinga Rao Road, Sampangiramnagar.

‘Art Quarter’

Crimson, the art resource, is holding an exhibition called Art Quarter at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road. Nearly 20 artists are presenting their original works. This include paintings of Anand Panchal, Bhoomika Takshak, H R Das, Jayashree Patankar, Jyoti Hattarki, Mahua Banerjee, Nishant Dange, Pramod Apet, Preeti Raja, Ramesh Hari Pachpande, Sunil Sarkar and Vishal Sabley. The exhibition is on from January 13 to 29.

Charming work

An exhibition of paintings called Mayur by Dnyati Wagh will be held from January 29 to February 3 at Right Lines Art Gallery, 270, 1st floor, 1st Main, Defence Colony, Indiranagar. The gallery timings are from 10 am to 7 pm (Saturday to Thursday).

Many perceptions

Introspective Perceptions, a solo show of the recent works of Devan Madangarly, will be held at Galerie Sara Arakkal, 156, 4th Main, BEML Layout, ITPL Road. The exhibition will be held from January 16 to 30, 11 am to 6 pm. 


‘Draupadi’ — ‘Will my spirit live on?’, an English play directed by Tina Johnson and Shivani Pasrich, will be staged on January 16, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. The play reflects the plight of contemporary Indian women stretched in all directions at home, at work and as a social entity. Women are expected to fill gaps like sand, adapt to situations like clay and yet the reality is that they have to be as solid as rock.

For tickets, call 42064969 or log on to

‘Ratnan Parpancha’

On January 12, 7.30 pm, Kriyative Theatre is presenting one of their popular hits, Ratnan Parpancha, at Ranga Shankara.

The show includes interesting anecdotes from the life and works of the author, some of his most popular songs and the short comedy, Kambliseve. Scripted by Laxmi Chandrashekar and Sundar, who also play the lead, the play is directed by Joseph.

Others in the cast are Ramakrishna Kannarpadi, Kirthi, Gajanan T Nayak and Sandhya.
Tickets are available at the venue in advance.

 On January 13, 7.30 pm, they will also be presenting their latest production Kittalemane Kaveri at Ranga Shankara, an adaptation of the mono drama Emily of Emerald Hill written by Stella Kon, a Singaporean poet, playwright, novelist and short story writer.

Directed by Soumya Varma, the play is scripted and performed by Laxmi Chandrashekar.
Tickets are available at the venue in advance. For details, call 9620604479. 


Neenaanaadre Naaneena by Sanket will be staged on January 14, 15 and 16, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. For tickets log on to


Kathak recital

ACTIVE Murari Sharan GuptaKathak Varshik Utsav 2011 will be presented by students of Murari Sharan Gupta at JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar on January 16, 6.30 pm.

The Utsav is an annual presentation by the students of Samam.

The festival has been conceived, styled and choreographed by Murari Sharan Gupta. Samam attempts to bring traditional Kathak to life with passion and refinement.

This festival also showcases dances from visiting artistes who come from different parts of India and abroad.


As part of the Soorya Festival at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, on January 15, 7 pm, there will be a bharatanatyam performance by Priyadarsini Govind and on January 16, 7 pm, another bharatanatyam performance by Sridhar and Anuradha Sridhar.


‘Eristoff Invasion’

The Eristoff Invasion Festival, to be held at Palace Grounds on January 13, 4 pm, will be headlined by the British band The Prodigy.

The festival will bring some of the most cutting-edge musicians from India and around the world to Bangalore.

The Prodigy will be joined by acts like Pentagram, Pendulum DJ Set, Heavy G, BBC, Vachan.

The Prodigy consists of one of the biggest performing artistes in the world and will bring a discography that rivals the best.

Tickets are available at

Rhythm divine  

The Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is holding the International Music Conference and Festival 2011 with the theme, rhythm and melodies in world music from January 22 to January 26.

The venue is Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha, Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL Second Stage.

‘Soorya Festival’

As part of the Soorya Festival, Carnatic vocal recitals will be presented by Srivalsan J Menon on January 15, 5.30 pm and  by R K Srikantan on January 16, 5.30 pm at Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.                                         

Rock on!

Antiquity Club Fusion, the club music extravaganza is back and this time with some of the most sought after DJs from the US and from India.

DJ Diamond, who set the club music charts on fire in the US and 35 other countries, will set the crowd grooving with DJ Whosane.

The event will be held on January 13, 8.30 pm at Spiga, Vittal Mallya Road.

Electrifying notes

BFlat is presenting Electric Konarak Band on January 22, 8.30 pm. Konarak Reddy will play electric guitar with Asaf Rabi (Israel), one of the most versatile and accomplished composers on bass guitar; Ambi Subramaniam on violin; Ranjit Barot on drums and Kirtana Kumar on vocals. For details, call 25278361.

Veena strains

Prashanth Iyengar Sri Maha Ganapathi Sangeetha Sabha is holding a monthly music programme on January 16. A veena recital will be presented by Prashanth Iyengar, accompanied by S K V Ravishankar Sharma on the mridangam and Dayananda Mohite on ghatam.

The concert will be held at Sri Maha Ganapathi Temple, Vinayakanagar, Devasandra, K R Puram at 6 pm. For details, call 25610536.

Soulful touch

A violin recital by Charumathi Raghuraman will be held on January 21, 6.30 pm at the Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second Cross, Domlur II Stage.

Zitar concert

Zitar player Niladri Kumar will perform on January 14, 6.30 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Zitar provides the classical touch of sitar and the rocking experience of guitar.
To collect entry passes, call 23413987 and 9845503987.

Flute demo

Insstitute Ethnomussic is organising a special lecture demonstration on Japanese flute Shakuhachi and tracing its journey from temple to stage, tradition to modernity, and from Japan to India and the world.

The demonstration will ge given by T M Hoffman, lecturer in Musicology and Linguistics, Keio University (Japan), on January 21, 6.30 pm. at the Manorama Hall, Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi.

In memory

Gatilaya Foundation has organised a programme in memory of the legendary mridangam maestro late Palghat Raghu on January 15, 5 pm at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K R Road.
The events include a video clipping of Palghat Raghu’s performance, lecture demonstration on his style of playing and a music concert by Abhishek Raghuram, Mysore Srikanth and Anantha R Krishnan.


Cultural treat

Kala Sourabha, a cultural fest and contest for children is being organised by Samashtee Foundation.

The events include devotional songs, classical dance, drawing, painting and fancy dress.
The finals and prize distribution will be on January 16 during the inaugural function of the Foundation at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K R Road. For details, call 9886758318.


Bangalore International Centre is holding Travelling Film South Asia (TFSA) Films Week till January 14 at the Centre’s Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second Cross, Domlur II Stage.

 Some of the films that will be screened are Afghan Girls Can Kick, The Battle for Pakistan, Mayomi, Out of Thin Air, Saamam (The Music), The Salt Stories. For details, call 9886599675.

On reel

National Gallery of Modern Art, Bengaluru, in collaboration with India Foundation for the Arts, present IFA Film Festival till February 20 at National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road.

 All films will have English subtitles. For details, call 22342338, 22201027.


Sri Surabharathi Sanskrit And Cultural Foundation is presenting Maargasheershothsav 2010, an array of cultural programmes till January 14 at Jagadguru Bharathi Teertha Sabhaa Mantapam, 3rd Cross, HRBR Layout. For details, call 25475833.
In conversation

Amit Chaudhuri, the novelist and musician, will be in conversation with writer Usha K R on January 13, 6.30 pm at British Library, 23, Prestige Takt, Kasturba Road Cross.

Amit will read from his latest novel The Immortals, and speak about his writing and music. For details, call 22489220.

Summer Residency

Summer Residency 2011 at tanzhaus nrw is offering summer residencies from July 25 to August 19.

Choreographers doing artistic research or rehearsing a current project may apply.
The residency programme may include — upon demand and availability — studio space for solo or group work;  technical support; rehearsals on stage; dramaturgical or logistic support; accommodation in our guest house; one daily meal.

Application forms can be downloaded from

Application should be sent by March 15 to tanzhaus nrw, Dramaturgy, Henrike Kollmar, Erkrather Straße 30, D-40233 Düsseldorf.+49 (0)211 / 1727073,,

Applications invited

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is announcing a call for applications from the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, one of the major private foundations in Germany sponsoring academic research. Applications are called for Settling Into Motion — The Bucerius Ph D Scholarship Programme in Migration Studies. For more information as well as the online application, visit website:

Panel discussion

A panel discussion on Civil liberties and rights in our country and the role of the State will be held on January 19, 6.30 pm at the Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

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