In the city

In the city


Lakshmi Gopalaswamy will present a bharata­natyam recital on February 10, 5.45 pm at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K R Road, Basavanagudi. The programme is being organised by Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir.

‘Lasya Kavya’
The next edition of the discussion series, ‘Dance DISCourse’ will be held on February 29, 6.30 pm. It will have bharata­natyam exponent Alarmel Valli, on screen and on stage. There will also be a screening of a full-length film titled, ‘Lasya Kavya - The world of Alarmel Valli' on the life and art of the dancer, directed by Sankalp Meshram. After the screening of the film, the dance icon will be on stage to interact with Ashish Khokar.

‘Soul Cages’
Savitha Sastry will present her latest production, ‘Soul Cages’, on February 11, 7 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Savitha is a leading exponent of bharatanatyam while the ‘Soul Cages’ is an artistic experience that captures the cycles of life and death as a journey, rather than an end in itself.

The ICCR, in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, will be presenting a Yakshagana Gadha-Yuddha by Karnataka Sanskruthika Kala Pratishthana under the ‘Horizon Series’ on February 11, 6.30 pm at the Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road


Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan, Institute of Fine Arts, Mathikere Layout, is celebrating Sri Thyagaraja and Sri Purandara Dasa Aradhana Mahotsava and Sangeethotsava on February 11, 6 pm at Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan premises. On the occasion, there will be a vocal music recital by the students of Sri Padmavathi Kala Nikethan. There will also be a vocal ensemble of Pancha Rathna Keerthanas and a concert by Sangeetha Vidushi Jalaja Prasad. Sangeetha Kala Nidhi R K Srikanthan will be felicitated for his services to Carnatic music.
‘Aadi Anant’
Citi India, jointly with The National Centre for the Performing Arts (NCPA), is organising an innovative festival of Indian music called ‘Citi-NCPA Aadi Anant: From Here to Eternity’ on February 10 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. It will feature two back-to-back performances by celebrated Indian musicians on the same day. Kaushiki Chakrabarty Desikan’s (vocal solo) performance will be followed by a Talavadya Kacheri. Anindo Chatterji will be on tabla, Kaaraikkudi Mani will be on mridangam, V Suresh will be on ghatam and N Amrith on kanjira.

Vocal delight
Music Circle,Chandra Layout is organising a Carnatic vocal concert by Srimushnam Raghavendra on February 12, 6.15 pm  at No. 12, Basaveshwara HBCS, 7th Cross, 2nd Main, Chandra Layout. He will be accompanied by B Vittala Rangan on violin and R S R Srikanth on mridangam.

Ready to rock
‘Sunburn Arena 2012’ is presenting ‘Dash Berlin India Tour’ in the City. Dash Berlin, one of the hottest DJs and producers with chart-topping hits like ‘Better Half of Me’, ‘Till the Sky Falls Down’, ‘Waiting’ and ‘Man on the Run’, will headline ‘Sunburn Arena 2012’. He will perform at E Zone on February 12.

‘Galeej Gurus’
Catch rockers Galeej Gurus perform live at Mount Carmel College on February 11, 7 pm. The band will be headlining the annual cultural fest ‘Cul-ah 2012’.

Carnatic feast
A ‘Carnatic Music Feast’ is being organised by Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandir. On February 9, 5.45 pm, Mysore M Nagaraj and M Manjunath will perform a violin duet.

On February 11, 5.45 pm, Sanjay Subrahmanian and Nagai Muralidharan will present a violin recital. On February 12, Ranjani and Gayathri will perform a vocal duet. The venue for all the events is Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K R Road, Basavanagudi.

First anniversary
The Majolly Music Trust will be celebrating its first anniversary with a gala concert on February 11, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise. It will feature their faculty with a variety of performances on piano, classical violin, classical guitar.

It will also have classical singing and music theatre, including one by ‘Madrigals, Etc’. Performers include Tanisha Herbert, Usha Aron, J W Johnson, Mohan Krishnan, Ravi S, Grace Biswas and Neecia Majolly.

Donor passes are available at the venue, Theme Piano World (Koramangala) and at the Trust.
This will be a fundraising concert. For details, call 9844628219.


A solo show of artist Sudip Roy will be held at Alila Hotel and Residencies, HAL-Vartur Road.
The exhibition will be held till February 11.

Different strokes
Crimson is hosting an exhibition by artist S G Vasudev till February 29. This exhibition will showcase his tapestries, paintings and drawings.

Solo show
Galleryske is holding a solo show by Austrian ar­tist Eva Schlegel till March 17.

Fine images
Rachna Shukla is holding an exhibition of fine art images, ‘Reminiscing from the Folds of Memory’, at Chitrakala Parishat from February 16 to 19.

‘Convergence’, an exhibition of paintings, will be held at Chitrakala Parishat from Fe­b­ruary 9 to 14, 10.30 am to 7 pm.

‘Varna Mythri’
The exhibition ‘Varna Mythri - Rumale Chennabasaviah Centenary Retrospective 2011’ will be on view till February 19 at NGMA, Palace Road.


Play on
Rage, Mumbai is performing three plays from its recently concluded festival in Mumbai, ‘Writers' Bloc’, at the Ranga Shankara this month. The plays will be performed from February 17 to 19.

‘Writers’ Bloc’ is the only new playwrighting festival in the country and all plays that premiere at the festival are a result of a one-year training programme held in conjunction with the Royal Court Theatre, UK.

‘Ms Meena’
Perch will present ‘Ms Meena’, directed by Rajiv Krishnan, in association with Rafiki at Ranga Shan­kara on February 9 and 10, 7.30 pm and February 11 to 12, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

For tickets, log on to, or call 9886370614.

‘Curtain's up’
‘Curtain's up’, a supper theatre, will be held on February 11, 8 pm at Fava, UB City.

‘The Interview’
Siddharth Kumar’s ‘The Interview’, directed by Akarsh Khurana, will be sta­ged from February 10 to 26 at Jagriti, Whitefield.

From Tuesday to Saturday, it will be held at 8 pm and on Sunday, 3 pm and 6.30 pm. For tickets, log on to www.­book­my­

You can also get them at Jagriti box office (41242879).

‘Tales of Kutty'
Mashaal is performing ‘Tales of Kutty’ on February 14 and 15 at Ranga Shankara. Set in a fictional town in Tamil Nadu, the play revolves around the life and dreams of the Kutty family. Book tickets online at or www.bookm­ You can also call 9538041764.

Pot Pourri

Mexican films
The Mexican Film Festival concludes at Bangalore Film Society with ‘More Than Anything in the World’, ‘The Desert Inside’ and ‘Backyard’, which will be screened from February 9 to 11. All screenings are free and start at 6.30 pm. The venue is BFS Office, No. 33/1-9, Thyagraju Layout, Jaibharath Nagar, M S Nagar PO. For details, call 9886060096.

Indigo prints
Central Cottage Industries Emporium is holding ‘Ethereal Indigo’, an exhibition-cum-sale of indigo prints till February 12 at 144, M G Road. From saris to bedspr­eads, shawls to handicrafts, the exhibition has it all.

‘Gudiya Sambhrama’
Gudiya Sambhrama, the Bengaluru temple festival, will be held till March 11. As many as 250 artistes from all over India will converge in these temples bringing performances of dance, music, theatre, puppetry, harikatha and innovative rangoli. For details, call 9731207477. 

Lecture Series
Under the aegis of ‘Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities’, the lecture series ‘Talk of the Town’ will be held on February 9, 6.30 pm. The lecture series is organised around the themes of ‘See’, 'Act' and 'Build' respectively, to critically address various issues related to urban transformation in India in applied and innovative ways.

The panellists are Solomon Benjamin, Manipal School of Architecture and Planning, Bangalore and Prof Jörg Stollman, Tec­hnical University Berlin and Urbaninform, Zürich. The venue is Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. The series is being held in collaboration with MOD Institute. For details, call 25205305.

Creative writing
‘Still Waters’ will hold a creative writing workshop on February 25 and 26 at Hotel Ramada. The two-day weekend workshop will comprise an introductory ses­sion on creative writing that will cover style, narrati­ves, craft and different forms of creative writing by author Vijay Nair (www.vij­ The second day will have interactions with four other published writers to get an understanding of different forms of creative writing. Last date for registration is February 14.

‘Bombat Bazaar’
Bombat Bazaar, a day-long flea market with food, music, fun, art, will be held on February 12, from 12 pm onwards at The Eden Gardens, Princess Academy, Bellary Road.

Literary festival
Toto Funds the Arts India and the National Gallery of Modern Art have collaborated to organise a ‘Literary Festival’ at NGMA on February 10, 11 and 12.

Spring edition
The spring edition of the ‘Fireflies Festival of Music’ will be held on February 19, from 12 noon to 10 pm, at Fireflies Inter-cultural Centre, off Kanakapura Road.

Tickets will be available on line at 

You could also buy tickets at Fireflies office (28432725); Casa Cottage (22990337); Casa Picola, Residency Rd,  (41101888), Casa Picola Indiranagar (9739665828); Rey­nolds Inc., Brigade Rd
(90­081­33770) and Custard Bea­­ch Ice-creamery, next to M K Ahmed Super
Market, HSR Layout (9900038915).