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'Colouring Outside the Lines' is presenting a play called ‘Tell Me The Truth’, which is a satire on reality television on November 22, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.

‘Spooky Tales’

Yours Truly Theatre will present ‘Spooky Tales’, an interactive theatre performance, on November 20, 7.30 pm. The venue is ALMA, CMH Road, Indiranagar.


Nose2Nose from UK will stage ‘Space’, a one-man show, at Ranga Shankara on November 20, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara, and


The theatre festival Rangollasa Utsava will be held from November 17 to 20 at K H Kalasoudha, Hanumanthanagar. Theatre tro­upes like Vasp, Bhavana, Gre­en Room, Antharanga and Sathvika will be staging plays. For details, call 26671585.


Film screening

Smriti Nandan, in association with ‘Vikalp Bangaluru’, is holding the screening of the film ‘Man On Wire’, directed by James Marsh, at Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre on November 18, 6.30 pm.

Poetry reading

The reading of ‘My Poems’ by Kannada poet Sumatheendra Nadig will be held at the Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, II Cross, Domlur II Stage on November 25, 6.30 pm. For details, call 25359680.

Fun ‘n’ food

The Overseas Women's Club of Bangalore, supported by Bliss Chocolate Lounge, is hosting a ‘Christmas Bazaar’ for families on November 26, from 11 am to 4 pm at St Mark’s Cathedral compound. Christmas gifts and food items will be available in as many as 100 stalls.

The ‘Christmas Bazaar’ is being held to raise funds for the 25 charities that this organisation supports.

These charities, which work among women and children, will also sell their products at the bazaar.


As part of the Indo-German festival, a seminar called ‘Notions in Motion – The Future of Animation’ will be held at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan on November 19, 1.30 pm to 5.30 pm. It will have presentations on international and European trends from world-class German film-makers, as well as presentations by local animation studios on the current and future Indian scenario. There will be ample opportunity for interaction, discussion etc. Entry is free. For details, call 25205305/6 or log on to

‘Live Art’

The National Gallery of Modern Art is holding an international performance art festival ‘Live Art 2011’ on November 18 and 19, from 10 am to 6 pm.


‘Shakti Shaktiman’

Bangalore International Centre, in collaboration with The Himalaya Drug Company, is organising Shakti Shaktiman, a dance production by Malavika Sarukkai on November 20, 7 pm at St John’s Auditorium,  Koramangala. In this performance, Malavika Sarukkai will present Shakti Shaktiman, the dynamic and complementary tensions of Devi as the vitalising life force and Siva as the primal energy in the form of the lingam.

A firm believer in the continuity of the classical tradition, she has, over the last three decades, evolved a distinctive dance style that is rooted in the sacred, works with the classical alphabet and invests interpretations with contemporary energies. Invitations and passes are available at Bangalore International Centre and select Himalaya retail outlets.

Cultural evening

Keshava Samskruti Sabha is presenting a Children’s Day programme on November 19, 5 pm onwards at Samskruti Bhavan, 556,11th Main, ISRO Layout. There will be a percussion ensemble by Swaralayamruta troupe,  vocal recital by D V Nagarajan, keyboard recital by Adithya, bharatanatyam recital by N Anuhitha to mention a few.


Natyapriya will be presenting bharatanatyam rangapravesha of Aishwarya Sundaresan, a disciple of Padmini Ramachandran, on November 27, 6.15 pm at Yavanika, near RBI, Nrupathanga Road. Lalitha Srinivasan of Nupura School of bharatanatyam will be the chief guest.

Fine footwork

The Indian Institute of World Culture is organising R N Murthy Memorial Endowment Programme on November 17, 6 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. Apoorva Shastry, a disciple of M R Krishna Murthy, will perform bharatanatyam on the occasion.

Festival of arts

Ananya is organising Nritya Neerajana-3, a festival of arts on November 26 and 27, 4.30 pm onwards at Seva Sadana, Malleswaram. On November 26, there will be a bharatanatyam recital by the students of Chithkala School of Dance. The CD Ananya Nritya Sangeetha- 5 and 6 will also be released on the occasion. There will also be a discussion on ‘Bridging Theory and Practice in Performing arts’. Poornima Ashok and Tandava: The Vibrance will perform on the same day. On November 27, 2.30 pm at the same venue there will be screening of Maraynduvarum Marabugal, a film by Tapasya Kala Sampradaya. There will also be a bharatanatyam recital by the students of Kala Ranga School of Dance followed by a bharatanatyam duet by Shruti Gopal and Parshwanath Upadhaye.


Vyjayanthi Kashi and Prateeksha Kashi are presenting a kuchipudi duet called ‘Kuchipudi Traditions and Innovations’ as part of Kala Nadam-2011. The event will be held on November 19, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira. For details, call 09448146110.


As a part of the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’, Lavanya Vijayakumar will present a bharatanatyam recital on November 18, 6.30 pm at

Incredible steps

Natya and Stem Dance Kampni, headed by Maya Rao and Madhu Nataraj, is presenting a unique dance-centric festival called ‘Namma Dance Utsav Bengaluru’. It will be launched on November 26 at the UB City. The festival will combine kaleidoscopic festivities of dance, live music and art, followed by a week of performances by internationally acclaimed dancers, folk practitioners and talented youngsters. For details, call 9686111703.



Kynkyny Art is presenting ‘Recollections Reconnections’, an exhibition of copper reliefs by S G Vasudev, till December 3.

Varied strokes

Gallery Time and Space is presenting an exhibition of the recent works of Elling Reitan till November 19, from 11 am to 7 pm, at the gallery, 55 Lavelle Road.

Crimson, the Art Resource is hosting an exhibition by Delhi-based artist Anwar at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32, Cunningham Road till December 3, from 11 am to 7 pm.


Art House is presenting ‘Painting from Nature’, a two-day on-the-spot workshop on exploring water colour. It will be held on November 19 and 20, from 10.30 am to 4.30 pm, at Cubbon Park premises. The instructor is Sivabalan. For details, call 9886394195

Women’s work

‘IX’, an exhibition showcasing the art work of nine women artists from different parts of the world, featuring Maria Balea (Romania), Varda Breger (Tel Aviv), Cristina Ciobanu (Romania), Dorothea Flies (Germany), Patricia Goodrich (USA), Antonella Proto Guirleo (Italy), Pirjo Heino (Finland), Carmen Poenaru (Romania) and Renuka Kesaramadu (India), will be held from November 21 to 25, 11 am to 7 pm. The
venue is Abstract Art Gallery, 8 Cunningham Road.   

Creative touch

Gallery Sumukha is presenting the ‘Keyboard of Small Things’, paintings by Mukesh Sharma, till November 18, 10.30 am to 6 pm, at 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden.

free lines Irudhayanathan's work. Group show

A group show will be held at the Renaissance Gallerie till November 19. On display will be paintings by Bruno Ville Franche from Pondicherry, Jacques Beaumelle (French artist), Irudhayanathan from Pondicherry, R Soumya Chakraborty from Kolkata, and P S Kumar from Bangalore.



Guruguhaamrta, along with Iskcon, is organising a day-long Carnatic music festival Guruguhagaanam 2011 on November 27, 9.30 am to 8 pm. The festival will feature concerts by T N Seshagopalan, M S Sheela, Pattabhirama Pandit, Bangalore Brothers, disciples of Neela Ramgopal and scholars such as B M Sundaram, R Vishweshwaran and V Sriram. The event is being held at Iskcon multimedia visual theatre.

Veena concert

Nadajyothi Sri Thyagaraja Swami Bhajana Sabha is presenting Karthika Sangeetha Shubha Sandhya, a classical veena concert by Suma Sudhindra, on November 19, 6.30 pm. B K Raghu will be on violin, Anooru Anantha Krishna Sharma on mridangam and S N Narayana Murthy on ghatam. The venue is Sri Kannika Parameshwari Temple Premises, 8th Cross, Malleswaram.

Lecture demo

As a part of the ‘Smt Parvathi Bai Ullal and G S Ullal Memorial Endowment Programme’, there will be a lecture demonstration called ‘Glory of Indian Classical Music’ by Ganakala Bhushan R K Padmanabha on November 27, 6 pm at Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre. C N Chandrashekar will be on the violin, C Cheluvaraj on mridangam and Vishwanatha Nakod on the tabla. For details, call 22258091.

‘Dikshitar Kanda...’

A musical feature called Dikshitar Kanda Tiruvaruru directed by Sangeetha Kala Acharya Neela Ramgopal, will be held on November 20, 5.30 pm at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira Concert Hall, 9th Main Road, BSK Second Stage.

Soothing strains

Ganjam will present ‘Flights of Fantasy,’ a three-day Carnatic music festival featuring some of the finest musicians. The festival will have a violin duet by siblings Mysore Nagaraj and Manjunath on November 18, vocal recitals by Sikkil Gurucharan on November 19 and Abhishek Raghuram on November 20. The venue is Chowdiah Memorial Hall. 

Vocal recital

As a part of Sapthaswara Academy’s ‘90th Grand Monthly Chamber Music Programme’, there will be a vocal recital by V Guruprasad at 4/2 Malleswara Mansion, 6th main, Malleswaram on November 21, 6.45 pm. Anand Viswanathan will be on violin, Phanindra Bhaskara on mridangam and Ragavendra Prasad on ghatam.

‘Fusion Dreams’

Sparsh Vachana is presenting ‘Fusion Dreams’, the Indo-European fusion concert on January 7, 6.30 pm at Ravindra Kalashetra. This is an Indian jazz and world fusion concert featuring M Balamuralikrishna and Jyotsna Srikanth.  

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