In the city

Harmonium recital
Ananya is holding a Hindustani harmonium recital by Ravindra Gururaja Katoti at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram on July 22, 10.30 am. He will be accompanied by Udayraj Karpoor (tabla).

‘Listening to...’
Bombay Jayashri will present a concert, ‘Listening to Life – the Journey of a Raga’, on August 2 at Brigade MLR Convention Centre in J P Nagar and on August 3 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. The concert will feature popular music from several genres and will start at 8 pm on both days.
M S Sathyu has designed the sets and lighting for the programme. M D Pallavi will be singing a few Kannada songs aptly woven into the theme. Embar Kannan will be on traditional and electric violin, Navin Iyer on flute, Navneeth Sundar on grand piano and harmonium, J Vaidyanathan on mridangam and Sai Shravanam on tabla. For details, call 40182222, 23445810. Tickets are available on indianstage.in, bookmyshow.com and the venues.

Sufi strains
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 team at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No. 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

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

Memorial concert
Adarsha Lalitha Kala Kendra is presenting ‘Vidwan C Krishnamurthy Memorial Grand Veena Concert’ by Suma Sudhindra and Y G Srilatha at Adarsha Auditorium on July 20, 6.30 pm. S N Narayana Murthy will be on ghatam.  

‘Betaal Jhalet Sur’
MitraMandal Bengaluru, a socio-cultural organisation, will present a unique programme for music-lovers, Betaal Jhalet Sur.
It is a musical laughter-filled orchestra based on parodies of Marathi and Hindi songs.
 It will be held on July 22, 10 am at Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan Auditorium, New Horizon College of Engineering, Outer Ring Road, near Marathalli. For details, call 9845063510.

‘Rangapravesha’
Rasika Academy of Performing Arts will present the bharatanatyam rangapravesha of  Nandita Purushotham, a disciple of Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran on July 22,  6.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

‘Nritya Sanje’
Natya Niketan will present Nritya Sanje, an evening of bharatanatyam by Ragashree Komandur, a disciple of guru Kripa Baskaran, on July 20, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.

‘Nritya Maadhurya’
Shantala Arts Academy is presenting Nritya Maadhurya 2010’ on July 23, 6 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. On the occasion, dance guru Usha Datar will be felicitated. For details, call 9448074748.

‘Bharatanrityam’
Poorna Kumar, a disciple of Shraddha Prabhu Kumar, will perform her bharatanrityam rangapravesha on July 22, 5.30 pm at the JSS Auditorium, 1st Main, 38th Cross, Jayanagar 8th Block.

‘Chaturgamini’
Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran will present Chaturgamini, a dance feature portraying four impressive and motivating characters from the Mahabharata. The artistes are Rangashree, Soundarya Srivathsa, Seshadri Iyengar and Sanjay Shantaram. The event will be held on July 20, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan, 14th A Cross, Malleswaram.

Odissi festival
Nrityantar is holding an odissi dance festival, Naman 2012, on August 5, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. The festival is an attempt to bring together and showcase varied styles and schools of odissi dance. Senior gurus like Bhanumathi, Usha Venkateswaran, Lalitha Srinivasan, Veena Murthy Vijay and Minal Prabhu will be present on the occasion.


Bijayini Satpathy, from Nrityagram, will enchant the audience with her performance. The event will also feature Sonali Mohapatra, a hearing-impaired artiste from Bhubaneshwar.
Pabira Kumar Pradhan from Bhubaneshwar will present a duet rendition with Sridutta Bhol.

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.
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).

Puppet theatre
As part of the ‘German Puppet Theatre’, the Indian premiere of ‘Duck, Death and Tulip’ by Martina Couturier will be held at Ranga Shankara as part of the ‘AHA! International Theatre for Children Fest’. On July 22, it will be staged at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm.

On July 23, it will be at 10 am and 12 noon. Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara, bookmy­show.com and indian­stage.in For details, call 25205305/6 or visit www.goethe.de/bangalore and www.ranga­shankara.org

 

‘Gundayana’
Gundayana, a play, will be staged on July 20, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. The play, based on a novel by Kannada humourist, Na Kasturi, is designed and directed by Joseph. While Na Kasturi’s language, full of pun and wit, tickles your funny bones, the absurd caricatures he creates keep you engaged throughout the play. The ten characters in the play are played by Sundar and Laxmi Chandrashekar. With H N Bhaskar, a violinist of international repute, playing Gajanana Naik’s tunes, the play offers an extraordinary fusion of various sorts. Tickets are available at Rangashankara in advance. You can also visit: www.indianstage.in
For details, call 9620604479.

‘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 www.indianstage.in and www.bookmyshow.com

‘Sands of...’
An exhibition of solo paintings called ‘Sands of Time’ by Karttika Goel will be held at Chitrakala Parishat till 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.

Group show
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.

‘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.

‘Wishes’
An exhibition called ‘Wishes’ by Samir Mondal will be on display at Gallery Sumukha, near BTS Bus Depot, Wilson Garden, till 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 and the artist uses this concept in his current floral series paintings.

‘Country Chimes’
Magnitude Gallery is displaying ‘The Country Chimes’, a series of original paintings, which is a blend of music with rustic charm till July 31. These original masterpieces are based on folk music and cover acrylic and mixed-media mediums.  

Kannada classes
Kannada Praasara
Parishat is holding its next batch of spoken Kannada and Kannada script reading and writing classes, 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 620386769.

Cartoon time
The Indian Cartoon Gallery, off  MG Road, will host an exhibition of cartoons about animal affairs by Balraj K N. The exhibition will be inaugurated on July 21, 11.30 am and will be on display till August 5, from 10 am to 6 pm.

‘Khayal Darpan’
The film Khayal Darpan will be screened on July 27, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre Audit­ori­um, Teri Complex, Domlur.

Odissi festival
Nrityantar is holding an odissi dance festival, Naman 2012, on August 5, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. The festival is an attempt to bring together and showcase varied styles and schools of odissi dance. Senior gurus like Bhanumathi, Usha Venkateswaran, Lalitha Srinivasan, Veena Murthy Vijay and Minal Prabhu will be present on the occasion.
Bijayini Satpathy, from Nrityagram, will enchant the audience with her performance. The event will also feature Sonali Mohapatra, a hearing-impaired artiste from Bhubaneshwar. Pabira Kumar Pradhan from Bhubaneshwar will present a duet rendition with Sridutta Bhol.

‘Ratnan Parpancha’
Ratnan Parpancha, an acclaimed comedy based on the life and works of the famous Kannada writer G P Rajaratnam, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on July 18 and 19 at 7.30 pm.
The show includes interesting anecdotes from the life and works of the author, some of his most popular songs and the hilarious short comedy Kambliseve.
   Scripted by  Laxmi Chandrashekar and Sundar, who also play the lead, the play is directed by Joseph. Others in the cast are Ramakrishna Kannarpadi, Gajanana T Naik, Chandrakeerthi, Pannaga, Pancham Halebandi and Pooja.

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