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As part of the ‘Dance DISCourse’ on July 28, 6.30 pm, ‘The Great Art of Mysore Bharatanatyam’ will be presented by Natyavisharada Dasappa Keshava and his daughter Sumita Keshava. The venue is Alliance Française.


Prachitha will be presenting here bharatanatyam rangapravesha on July 29, 6 pm, at ADA Rangamandira, opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra.


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. 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. 

‘Rhythm of...’

The International Music and Arts Society will present ‘The Brigham Young University – Contemporary Dance Theatre’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ on August 2, 7.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Invitations will be available at select Fastrack venues and at the Alliance Francaise.  

Group work

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 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’

The 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 has more than 350 works from various important collections. The exhibition is on view at the NGMA, Palace Road till August 14. The gallery is open from 10 am to 5 pm on all days except Mondays.

‘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 with music and cover acrylic and mixed-media mediums. 


An exhibition, ‘Writism’ by Thomas Abraham, will be on view on August 2 and 3 at Alliance Française.


‘Confluence’, a visual art exhibition showcasing the expressions of life by Sandhya K Sirsi, will be on at Tangerine, Indiranagar till August 12 .The art exhibition is an interpretation in art from the experiences faced or observed by the artist. 


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.


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.


Sursagar and Alliance Française de Bangalore are coming together to present a sitar jugalbandi by Ustad Rafique Khan and Ustad Shafique Khan along with their disciple Ankush Nayak on August 4, 6.30 pm at Alliance Française.

Birth centenary

The birth centenary celebrations of Sangeetha Kalanidhi late Alathur Srinivasa Iyer will be held on July 28, 5.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, Malleswaram.

Carnatic notes

Ragha Vaibhavam, a special Carnatic music programme, will be held at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira on July 29. Directed by Radha Bhaskar, the programme will commence from 5.30 pm.

‘Barkha Ritu’

Banyan Tree will present the monsoon music festival Barkha Ritu on July 28, 6.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. It will feature Venkatesh Kumar (vocal) and Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute). The evening will consist of an interesting mix of traditional monsoon ragas and instrumental fusion mixes for the benefit of all age groups.

‘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, bookmy­ and the venues.



The Cause Foundation is presenting Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ on August 4, 7.15 pm and August 5, 11 am.

It is directed by Leila Alvares and features Priya Mendens, Jude Lazaro, Prem Koshy, Shyju Varkey, Mark Swaroop, Darius Tarapovala, and Arvind Kasthuri.

The music director vis Vivek Menzel.  The band comprises Robin Colaco (lead), Vikram Kiran (bass), Neville Bharucha (keyboards), Bethel Tsuzu (piano) and Vivek Menzel (percussion and drums).

The dance directors are Lynn Lazaro, Alisha D’souza and John Fernandez. Sound and light are by Reynolds and costumes are by Asha Fernandes of Elan.

‘Spamalot’ is a rip roaring musical spoof on King Arthur and his knights of Camelot and their hilarious quest for the Holy Grail. Tickets are available from July 26 at Supermarket (Brigade Road), Market Basket, Frazer Town (25488580), Kavitha (25282602) and online at

‘Moliere Tonight!’

Alliance Francaise is holding an ‘Indo-French Theatre Festival’, in collaboration with 
Bangalore Little Theatre, in the City. As a part of the festival, ‘Moliere Tonight!’ will be screened on July 26, 7 pm.

Comedy play

Vasp, a youth theatre group, will stage Nam Thim Thana on July 29, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.  Nam Thim Thana is a comedy play with six short stories and is directed by Prasad Jain. 

Pot Pourri

Talk time

A talk on ‘Limits to Growth and Inclusion: India’s Cities and What to do About Them’ by  Smita Srinivas will be held at Bangalore International Centre,Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, on July 31, 6.30 pm. For details, call 9886599675.

‘Khayal Darpan’

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

‘Sanctuary and...’

The NGMA Bengaluru, in association with the Hri Institute, is holding a talk by South Asian artists on ‘Sanctuary and Defiance: Contemporary Art from Pakistan’ by Salima Hashmi (Pakistan) and on ‘My Journey as a Witness: An insight into the evolution of contemporary photography’ by Shahidul Alam (Bangladesh) at the NGMA Auditorium, Palace Road on July 28, 5 pm.

Humourous take

The Indian Cartoon Gallery, off  M G Road, will host an exhibition of cartoons about animal affairs by Balraj K N. The exhibition will be on display till August 5, from 10 am to 6 pm.   


Sutradhar is holding a two-day workshop, ‘Wabi Sabi Wanderings’, for primary school teachers, art teachers and educators on August 3 and 4. For details, call 25215191.


The  Bangalore International Centre has arranged screening of Anand Patwardhan’s Jai Bhim Comrade July 28, 3.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, Domlur II Stage. The film will also be screened, followed by a discussion with Anand Patwardhan, on July 29, 10 am to 4.30 pm at Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy.

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