IN BRIEF

There’s a lot happening during the weekend. Metrolife lists out some of the interesting events .

Fluid movements tell a story

Striking : Savitha SastryBharatanatyam exponent Savitha Shastry will present the inaugural show of her latest production ‘Soul Cages’ on February 11, 7 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

The ‘Soul Cages’ is an artistic experience that captures the cycles of life and death as a journey, rather than an end in itself. This unique presentation is structured on the imagery and narrative of a story, told through the fluid grace of bharatanatyam.

This ballet speaks to the heart, thereby transcending the audience’s knowledge of bharatanatyam, without ever compromising the aesthetics and classicism of this art form. At its core, the ‘Soul Cages’ brings to life, a deeply thought provoking philosophy by examining it through the eyes of mythological characters and ordinary people.

Its strength lies in being able to project didactic theological values through the disarming simplicity of a child. Savitha is an empanelled artist with the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. She has performed across India, the Middle East, Australia, South East Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Classical vocal

Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs and Nadanubhava Foundation will present a Hindustani classical vocal recital by V M Nagaraj and team on February 11, 5.45 pm at DVG Hall Gokhale, Institute of Public Affairs, Bull Temple Road, N R Colony. Entry is free.

‘Sur Sandhya’

Sur Sandhya, a programme of devotional songs, bhajans and semi-classical renditions, will be presented by Keerti Kumar Badseshi in Kannada, Hindi and Marathi on February 12, 6.30 pm at Classic Orchards Layout, Bannerghatta Road. It will be a musical tribute to the late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi. Entry is by invitation. For details, call 9845130743.

Film screening

The screening of Kahan Kahan Se Guzre (‘A Man Travelling Through Time’) will be held at Ranga Shankara on February 12, 10.30 am. The film, which is directed by Masood Akhtar, is a documentary film on the life and works of M S Sathyu.

Temple fest

On February 11, Gudiya Sambhrama will be held at Sri Guddada Ramaanjaneya Temple in Hanumanthanagar.

Story-telling and traditional games will be held from 4 pm to 6 pm. For details, call 9845077999.

‘Urban Avantgarde’

As part of the ‘Urban Avantgarde’, an exhibition called Achtung: Asphaltkultur – German Graffiti Avantgarde, which will display the works of internationally-known graffiti-related artists who live and work in Germany, will be inaugurated at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan on February 11, 7 pm.

Selected by curators Lene ter Haar and Robert Kaltenhäuser, the show will include work by artists such as Harald Naegeli, Nils Mueller, Vektor Gruppe West, Mozes and Taps, ECB Hendrik Beikirch and Dtagno. Beikirch and Dtagno will be present at the
opening.

For details, call 25205305. You can also log on to www.goethe.­de/bangalore

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