In Brief

‘Gita Gyana Yagna’

elegant Prateeksha and Vyjayanthi Kashi.

A Gita Gyana Yagna, as part of Guru Haridas’ lecture series in English on the Srimad Bhagavad Gita — Chapter 9, will be presented at Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre, 15/3 Palace Road on June 18, 9.30 am.
For details, call 22258091.


Mitramandal Indiranagar is staging a Marathi drama, Katha, on June 18, 4 pm.
The venue is St John’s Auditorium, Koramangala. It stars actors like Vikram Gokhale and Ila Bhate. For details, call 984569878.

Interesting talk

The National Gallery of Modern Art is holding a lecture walk ‘Photography for change’ by Kalyan Varma at NGMA, 49 Palace Road on June 18, 11 am.
The stimulus for the programme is the exhibition ‘Homai Vyarawalla — a retrospective, that is being held till July 8.


Vyjayanthi Kashi, kuchipudi exponent, will be presenting Prarambh, a kuchipudi dance feature on June 18, 12.30 pm at Bangalore High School, Vijaya College Campus, Jayanagar as part of ‘Spicmacay Concert Series’. Vyjayanthi Kashi and her dance ensemble will unfold the beauty of kuchipudi tradition with a series of stories from the Bhaghavatam.

Fine collaboration

Ranga Shankara and Schnawwl Theater Mannheim, Germany is presenting ‘Boy with a Suitcase’ at Ranga Shankara on June 18 and 19, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. 
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The tickets are also available at the venue.

Poetry session

‘Poets in performance’, a poetry session on ‘Home’, will be held on June 19, 6 pm at Ranga Shankara. Andrea Gonemeyer, the director of the play ‘Boy with a Suitcase’, will read a poem in German. There will be reading by other poets as well.

Grand recital
Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is holding a grand vocal recital by Sankaran Namboothiri on June 19, 4.15 pm at the Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, near Police Station, Koramangala. M S Govindaswamy will be on violin, H S Sudhindra on mridangam and Sukkanya Ramgopal on ghatam. For details, call 25539368.

Paying tribute

The disciples of late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi will render bhajans, abhang and daasavani in a programme organised by Doordarshan Kendra, Bangalore to pay tribute to the legendary singer on June 19, 6 pm at Glass House, Raj Bhavan. Pandit Narasimhalu Vadavati will play clarinet. Ananth Terdal, Upendra Bhat, Prasanna Gudi, Srinivas Joshi, Jayateertha Mevundi will render bhajans and daasavani. Students of Nrutya Niketana will present a dance recital.

‘Duet for Poets’

 The ‘Esperanto Music Project’, comprising Geeta and Gopal Navale,  is presenting the new album, ‘Duet for Poets’, at Alliance Francaise on June 18, 8 pm.


MES Kalavedi, a cultural wing of the Mysore Education Society, Bangalore is presenting ‘Ammanni Iyengar Endowment Birth Centenary Celebration,’ a special programme on June 18, 6.30 pm at the New Conference Hall of MES College. On the occasion, a lecture demonstration called Abhinayam - Anubhavam, will be presented by Vyjayanthimala Bali.

Play on

‘Butter And Mashed Banana’ will be staged on June 18 and 19, 3 pm and 6.30 pm, at Jagriti Theatre, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Road, Whitefield.

Mixed media works

Kynkyny Art, in association with J M Financial is presenting Basuki 2011, featuring latest mixed media works of Basuki Dasgupta, at Kynkyny Art  till July 2. Dasgupta, who spent his childhood among the terracotta temples of Bishnupur in West Bengal, is at heart, a narrator of modern mythology — he reinterprets old-world myths in the light of the present.


Saakaara will be presenting a play Hejjegalu on June 18, 7 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra as a part of Thingala Nataka organised by Karnataka Nataka Academy. The play is written by H S Venkatesh Murthy and directed by Nataraj Sharma. Entry is free.

‘Namma Metro’

Namma Metro will be staged on June 18,  7.30 pm at K H Kala Soudha, near Ramanjeneya Gudda, Hanumanthanagar. This play by WeMove is not about a particular character or story, but about a city and today’s people. The play is set in the midst of one such transition, where four Bangaloreans meet, quite by chance, and end up sharing their thoughts on politics, society, religion, economics and their lives.

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