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Expressive : Shama Krishna


The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in collaboration with Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, will present the kuchipudi dance recital of Shama Krishna, as part of the ‘Horizon Series’, on April 14, 6.30 pm at Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.

Varied treat

Indiranagar Sangeeta Sabha is presenting a homage to Rabindranath Tagore on April 28, 6 pm with a bharatanatyam recital by Prakruti Hoskere and Divya Hoskere and a puppetry performance by Dhaatu Puppet Theatre. The programme concept is by Usha Venkateswaran, director, Natyalakshana Akademy. Entry is free.


The Natyalakshana Akademy is celebrating the 150th anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore in the City. ‘Insight’, an interpretation of Tagore’s music in Carnatic style, will be presented by Suma Sudhindra and party on April 21, 6.30 pm at Chowdiah Hall.

On the same day, the dance-drama Maa Nishada in kathakali form will be staged by the Kerala Kalamandalam group. On April 22, ‘Musical Verses’, a tribute to Tagore by the Bangalore School of Music, will be held at 6 pm.

On the same evening, ‘The Garland of Seasons’, Tagore’s songs in various styles, will be presented by the Natyalakshana Akademy.



Sublime Galleria is presenting a two-day photography workshop by Ashish Parmar on April 14 and 15. The workshop, aimed at children between 11 and 17 years, will cover the fundamentals of photography including experiential sessions at Cubbon Park and the UB City, apart from assignment-based exercises.


Magnitude Gallery, Jayanagar, is holding an exhibition called ‘B&W’, which will have many themes and moods in black and white. 

‘My Colours...’

Shereen Abraham, an abstract artist, will be exhibiting her new works from the collection ‘My Colours of Life’ at the Renaissance Gallerie, Cunningham Road till April 14. Shereen is inspired by the simple things in life that surround her. She strongly believes that colours are therapeutic.


‘The Pillowman’

Renegade Arts & Theatre Society is presenting ‘The Pillowman’, a play written by Martin McDonagh, on April 20, 21 and 22 at Alliance Francaise. It is directed by Siddarth Selvaraj. It is a dark comedy that tells the story of Katurian, a fiction writer living in a totalitarian state, who is being interrogated for the parallels between the gruesome content of his short stories and the child murders in his town. For details, call 7760688302.

Tulu play

D K Chowta’s latest Tulu play, Mooji Muttu Mooji Loka, will be performed by ‘Rangavataar’ Theatre at the Open Theatre, Ravindra Kalashetra. The play will held on April 13, 14 and 15 at 6.30 pm. For details, call 8123249892.


On April 14, 7 pm, Kriyative Theatre is presenting its production Kittalemane Kaveri at K H Kalasoudha, Hanumanthanagar, Basavanagudi. It is 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. To buy tickets online, visit

‘Boy with a...

The play, ‘Boy with a Suitcase’ will be staged at Ranga Shankara every day at 7.30 pm between April 17 and 20.

On April 21, there is a show at 11 am. It is a co-production of Ranga Shankara and Schnawwl Theater Mannheim, under the ‘Wanderlust’ project of the German government. It is written by Mike Kenny and directed by Andrea Gronemeyer.

Tickets are available at the Ranga Shankara box office, and

‘The Devil’s...’

‘The Devil’s Tree’, written, designed and directed by Padmavathi Rao, will be staged on April 14, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

It will be performed by ‘Aantarya’, Film and Theatre House at Ranga Shankara. It is based on a folk tale from central India. For details, call 9845632749.

On stage

Dramanon is staging the English play ‘This’ at Ranga Shankara on April 12 and 13 at 7.30 pm. The director of the play is  Sharanya Ramprakash.

For online booking, log on to and For details, call 9900088432.

‘Trivial Disasters’

Bangalore-based theatre company, ‘Harami Theatre’, will be staging their hilarious collection of comic sketches called ‘Trivial Disasters’. It comprises eight rib-tickling sketches featuring serial killers, nervous lovers, inept kidnappers and hot-headed poets.

It is written and directed by Ajay Krishnan and stars Arjun Shankar, Rebecca Spurgeon and Vinod Ravindran. It will staged on April 13, 8.30 pm at Herbs & Spice, Indiranagar; on April 15, 8.30 pm at Turquoise, Koramangala; on April 22, 1 pm at Habanero, Whitefield and on April 29, 8.30 pm at Bacchus, St Mark’s Road. For details, call 9535779953.

Pot pourri

Soup for soul

Jack Canfield, the co-originator of the ‘Chicken Soup for the Soul’ series, will hold a four-hour session at Christ University Auditorium on April 14. He will touch upon his 64 principles of success, which can help one take control of his or her life without burning out. For details, call 9833961898/ 2261713203 or email


The film ‘Elephant Boy’ will be screened at NGMA, Palace Road on April 20, 6.30 pm. Entry is free.

‘Chikan’ lamps

An exhibition of chikan lamps designed by Gitika Goyal will be on display at Vermilion House, 3/12, Cleveland Road Cross, Frazer Town from April 18 to 21.

‘Cherry Blossoms...’

The German film ‘Cherry Blossoms - Hanami’ will be screened on April 19, 6 pm at the Bangalore International Centre Auditorium, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Kannada classes

Kannada Prasaara Parishat, a non-profit organisation, will start its next batch of spoken Kannada, Kannada script learning and Higher Kannada classes in separate batches from April 15.

The classes are held only on Sundays from 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road, near Garuda Mall. Successful candidates will be awarded certificates of merit. For details, call 9448878569.



The Majolly Music Trust  is organising the first ‘All-India Western Classical Choral Competition’ in the City on September 24, 26 and 28 as part of the ‘Festival of Classical Song’.

The jury will include Ken Henson (founder and director of the degree programme for music education, Church Music Leadership, and vocal performance at Bangalore Conservatory, Bangalore) and Jonas Olsson (a Western classical singer from Sweden).

The objective of this competition is to encourage and offer a performance opportunity for choirs in the sphere of Western classical choral music. Choirs from all over India are encouraged to take part in order to enrich and educate music lovers with a wide variety of beautiful, traditional repertoire from Western classical art music (non-gospel).

This competition aims to revive interest and wonder of the above repertoire. This competition is the brainchild of Neecia Majolly. For details, send your queries to: or call 9980506006. The deadline for applications is July 31.

Carnatic notes

Ranjani Fine Arts is holding a Carnatic music concert on April 14 at Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, Bellandur from 5 pm to 7 pm. Amrutha Venkatesh will present a vocal recital on the occasion.

Piano concert

Aamod Centre of Liberal Arts is holding a piano recital by Aline Bartissol from CRR de Rouen, France on April 14, 6 pm at Taj Vivanta, ITPL, Whitefield.

Vocal recital

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is holding a vocal recital by Kasthuri Rangan on April 15, 4.15 pm at The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, near Police Station, Koramangala. B Raghuram will be on violin, B C Manjunath on mridangam and Sukanya Ramgopal on ghatam. For details, call 25539368. 

‘Galeej Gurus’

Galeej Gurus will perform at the Hard Rock Café on April 12, 8 pm.

They will also be headlining the rock show taking place at the Reva Institute of Technology, Yelahanka on April 13, 7 pm.

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