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In the city

In the city

Thrilling story

‘Silence!’, an adaptation of Vijay Tendulkar’s critically acclaimed play ‘Silence! The Court is in Session,’ directed by Harish Seshadri, will be staged on July 13 and 14 at Ranga Shankara. ‘Silence!’, maps the thrilling story of a sinister prank that goes horribly wrong for the central character Benare. As Benare tries hard to carry on her life’s journey without being caught in the trap laid before her, the pranksters wallow in despicable delight.

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French treat

Alliance Francaise is holding an ‘Indo-French Theatre Festival’, in collaboration with  Bangalore Little Theatre, in the City. The festival is the outcome of a three-month project in which a director’s training programme was combined with a festival of Indian adaptations of French plays.

The programme enrolled participants interested in learning how to direct a play and manage a theatre production. Five plays by French authors are lined up for adaptation into the Indian social context and to be produced in the festival.The trainee directors have thus learned production-direction skills around the chosen live productions.

On July 21, ‘Home Bound’ (3 pm) and ‘Woman in Red’ (7 pm) will be staged. On July 22, ‘Rajdhani’ (3 pm and 7 pm) and on July 23 and July 24, ‘A Miner Scam’ (7 pm on both days) will be presented. Watch ‘Moliere Tonight!’ on July 25 and July 26 (7 pm).

‘Broken Images’

Ace Productions will present ‘Broken Images’, written by Girish Karnad, on July 19, 7.30 pm at Chowdiah Hall. Shabana Azmi will feature in the play, which is directed by Alyque Padamsee and produced by Raëll Padamsee.

This is a psychological thriller that rips the mask off a celebrity. Tickets are available at and

Varied designs

A madhubani painting exhibition by Vidushini is being held at Renaissance Gal­lerie, 104, Westminster, 13 Cunningham Road till
July 13. The timing is 11 am to 7 pm.

Oil on canvas

An exhibition of solo paintings called ‘Sands of Time’ by Karttika Goel will be held at Chitrakala Parishath from July 17 to July 22. Soon after completing her professional training, Karttika immersed himself in creating varied works of art — primarily oil on canvas — and showcasing them through various exhibitions and shows.

‘A Retrospective’

NGMA is organising an exhibition ‘Ramkinkar Baij – A Retrospective’, curated by K S Radhakrishnan. Ramkinkar Baij was one among the seminal artists of modern India. He was not only an iconic sculptor but also a painter and graphic artist. The exhibition, which is first-of-its-kind in Bangalore, has more than 350 works from various important collections.The exhibition is on view at NGMA, Palace Road till August 14. The gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm on all days except on Mondays.


An exhibition called ‘Wishes’ by Samir Mondal will be on display at Gallery Sumukha, near BTS bus depot, Wilson Garden, from July 15 to August 4,10.30 am to 6 pm.
The current series of works from Samir Mondal are created to mark the occasion of the artist completing 60 years. Flowers stand as a symbol of an occasion of joy and happiness. The artist uses this concept in his current floral series paintings.

‘Eloquence of...’
Nivriti, the Art Quarter, will present ‘Eloquence of Soul’, a solo exhibition of mixed media art by Anjana Chandak at Chitrakala Parishath till July 15.

Striking theme

The Sublime Galleria is presenting an art show, ‘Reprieve’, at the UB City. It is a group exhibition featuring select artists from across India. The works of art displayed will range from paintings to photographs encompassing varied styles and strokes. The theme of the exhibition is nature and is an effort to take one back in time and to view nature through this pristine lens. The line-up of artists includes Alok Utsav, Ananda Das, Dnyati Wagh, Pallon Daruwalla, Sripad Kulkarni, Sudeep Mukherjee, Suman Purushotam, Vijith Pillai, Basava Prabhu, Rachana Sehgal, Ashish Parmar and B P Kartik.The exhibition will be on till July 31. 



Percussive Arts Centre will be holding Thalavadyotsav 2012 — Sangeetha Kalanidhi Palghat T S Mani Iyer Birth Centenary Celebrations’, from July 15 to July 22, at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, K R Road.


Webcetera Software Solutions will host a Jugalbandi  of Indian classical music, with Shahid Parvez on the sitar and U Srinivas on the mandolin, accompanied by Yogeesh Samsi and V Praveen. The event will be held at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall on July 20 at 6 pm.

Vocal delight

Carnatic vocalist Sumathi Krishnan, a disciple of R Vedavalli, will perform at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, 9th Main Road Banashankari, 2nd Stage, on July 14 at 6 pm


Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation is presenting Kathakeerthan : Subdarakand by Sirasi Narayanadasa on July 12, 6 pm at the Indian Institute of World Culture, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

Veena duet

Tarangani Arts Foundation, Malleswaram, in association with MES Kalavedi, MES College is presenting a Carnatic classical veena duet by Geetha Ramanand and vidushi Revathi Murthy on July 14, 6.30 pm. The venue is New Conference Hall, MES College, Vidyasagara Prof M P L Sastry Road, 15th Cross, Malleswaram.

Centenary concert

Nadasurabhi Cultural Association is holding the ‘Madurai Mani Iyer Centenary Concert’, a musical programme on July 15, 4.15 pm at the The Indian Heritage Academy Hall, 6th Block, Near Police Station, Koramangala. Sangita Kalanidhi T V Sankaranarayanan will present a vocal recital on the occasion. Mahadevan Sankaranarayanan will offer vocal support. C N Chandrasekhar will be on  violin, Arjun Kumar (mridangam) and Giridhar Udupa (ghatam).  

Sufi recital

As part of the ‘Smt Sushila Nanjundiah and Sri H Nanjundiah Memorial Endowment Programme’, on July 29, 6 pm, a sufi music recital will be presented by Smita Bellur and party at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavangudi.

Good mix

Concerts by Sukanya Ramgopal’s Sthree Thaal Tharang and ‘Swiss Maestros’ will be held on July 13, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The musicians in the Sthree Thaal Tharang are Sukanya Ramgopal, Yoga Vandana, Soumya Ramachandran, Ranjani Venkatesh, Bhagyalakshmi Krishna. They will perform in the first half. The second half  features the visiting Swiss artistes from the University of Music, Canton of Vaud. The ‘Piano Quintet in A major’ by Dvorak, sonata for cello and piano by Debussy will be on the programme. Entry is by donation cards.

‘Raag Rang...’

Raag Rang Samay Yatra, a musical journey from da­wn to dusk and beyond, conceived and directed by Lalith J Rao, will be held on July 14, 8 pm and on July 15, 6.30 pm. The venue is Jagriti, Whitefield.

Pot Pourri

‘AHA!’ is holding a one-of-its-kind acting workshop, ‘Clown Gang’, for 10 to 18-year-olds till July 14 at Ranga Shankara, from 5 pm to 7 pm. To register, write to and mention the name, age and date of birth.

Talk time

Bangalore International Centre is organising a talk on ‘Kidnapping in Maoist areas: Is it a crisis or a cause? The Benefits and the Beneficiares’ by G Haragopal on July 13, 6.30 pm.

Kannada classes

Kannada Praasara Parishat is holding its next batch of spoken Kannada and Kannada script reading and writing classes from July 15, 10 am to 1 pm at the Hosmat Hospital premises, Magrath Road, near Garuda Mall. The classes are held only on Sundays.For details, call 9448878569 or 96203­86769.


‘Jhoolan Yatra’

Maya Rao and the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography are presenting Jhoolan Yatra on July 14, 5 pm at PESIT Auditorium, PES Institutions, 100ft Ring Road, Banashankari 3rd Stage. The Jhoola concept, associated with the rain, is a metaphoric shower of dance, music, creativity and joy, conceptualised by Maya Rao and created in association with the students, alumni and well-wishers of the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography, which celebrates its 25th year of existence in Bangalore.
Over 200 performers, including Nirupama and Rajendra (kathak), Natya and ‘Stem Dance Kampni’ (kathak and contemporary), Chitra Venugopal’s group (kathak), Shivanand Hegde (yakshagana), Shubha Dhananjay and daughters (bharatanatyam), Nandini Mehta, ‘Nadam Ensemble’(kathak), Vittal Acharya and Balu (yakshagana), Taandava (bharatanatyam) will be performing.
Many expressions

Natyanjali troupe is presenting a recital as part of its silver jubilee celebration on July 14, 6.30 pm at R V Dental College Auditorium, 24th Main, JP Nagar 1st Phase.


Aradhana Dance School is presenting ‘Natya Nivedanam’, the bharata­natyam rangapravesha of Ramya Kadambi, a disciple of vidwan Nagabhushan N. The debutante will perform on July 13, 6.30 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road.


Kalakshithi School Of Fine Arts , Basavanagudi, will presents its grand production — a dance ballet called Akkamahadevi in bharata­natyam style — as a part of the ‘Basava and Akkamahadevi Jayanti Celebrations Programme’, on July 14, 3 pm. It is being organised by Kadali Mahila Vedike. The venue is JSS Auditorium, 1st main road, 8th Block, Jayanagar.


Tarangani Arts Foundation, Malleswaram, in association with MES Kalavedi, MES College is presenting a bharatanatyam recital by P Praveen Kumar on July 15, 6.30 pm and odissi by Saritha Mishra at 7.30 pm. The venue is New Conference Hall, MES College, Vidyasagara Prof M P L Sastry Road, 15th Cross, Malleswaram.

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