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

Kannada play

Kannada play, Aa Ghalige, will be staged on September 30, 7 pm at K H Kalasoudha. This is being presented by Vasp, a youth theatre group. The subject of Aa Ghalige is relevant even today and for the ages to come. This play has been written by Kiran S Vipra and Prithvi Aradhya. It is directed by Prithvi Aradhya.


A ‘Dance Discourse’ series, will be held on September 29, 6.30 pm at Alliance Française.  The focus will be on the classical dance form of odissi.  Odissi dancers Madhulita Mohapatra, Argha Chatterjee, Vandana Supriya, Meghna Das, Shwetha Krishna and others, will perform the traditional repertoire, starting with the invocatory Mangalacharan, followed by Battu, Pallavi and Abhinaya, and concluding with Mokshya.

 The artistes will also demonstrate and talk on varied techniques and nuances of the form.  The evening will conclude with a discussion with panelists Maya Rao, kathak legend; M Surya Prasad, art critic; and Utkal Mohanty, vice-president of Orissa Cultural Association.

Special concert

The Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Mumbai is organising a special concert by Poland’s leading jazz pianist Artur Dutkiewicz, to celebrate the Bangalore School of Music’s 25th anniversary, on September 30, 7 pm.

The venue is Alliance Francaise. Artur Dutkiewicz is both a celebrated pianist and composer and will present his own jazz mazurkas from his latest album.
These are influenced by Chopin and Polish folk music, combined with unique improvisations, from Chopin’s music.

The Polish jazz icon has performed across the globe in concert halls in the USA, Russia, China, all of European capitals, the UK, the Far-East and his own country. Artur graduated from the Academy of Music, Katowice, Poland with distinction and has numerous awards to his credit. He leads ‘Hendrix Piano Jazz Trio’ and has recorded five albums which have been very popular and prized.

Muthu Kumar, celebrated tabla artiste, will perform with the pianist in a few compositions. For details, mail to atthebsm87­

Myriad expressions
The bharatanatyam recital of Kavya Kasinathan, Bhoomika R Prasad, Sukruthi Jagadish and Avlina Godwin of Vaishnavi Natyashala will be held at the Indian Institute of World Culture, Basavanagudi on September 30, 6 pm.

Light moments

SmaraniK will stage Sadichha-r Rangbadal, the Bengali translation of Mahesh Dattani’s ‘Where there is a will’, a comedy, on September 29 (3.30 pm and 7 pm) and on September 30 (3.30 pm and 7 pm).

The play is directed by Sayandeb Bhattacharya and will be staged at ADA Rangamandira.
 For tickets, call 9686948502 or 7411013701. To book online, log on to,  bookmy­

Unique festival

‘Interface 2012 Festival’ will be held till September 30. The kuchipudi performance Navarasa, choreographed by Vyjayanti Kashi, will be staged at Jagriti Theatre on September 30 by ‘Shambhavi Dance Ensemble’.

This would be followed by ‘Game On’, conceived by Annalouise Paul and Theatre of Rhythm and Dance, Australia. Tickets for events on September 30 are available on www.bookmy­ or at Jagriti Theatre. The workshop on September 29 is open to all.

Vocal duet
Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is organising a Carnatic vocal music duet concert by Hyderabad Sisters, Latha and Haripriya, on September 30, 5.30

They will be accompanied by Charulatha Ramanujam on violin, M T Rajakesari on mridangam and G Guruprasanna on khanjari. The venue is Sri Rama Laltha Kala Mandira, 9th Main Road, Banashankari II Stage.

Vibrant world
Hearing-impaired artists from Nepal and India will present an art exhibition, ‘Visually Vibrant World of the Deaf’, at the Leela Palace Galleria till September 29.   This exhibition is a tribute to the ‘Deaf Culture’, which is celebrating the ‘International Deaf Day’ with the theme ‘Eyes Empowered – Part Three’.

As part of Ananya Nrithyollasa - 4, bharatanatyam recitals by Naveen R Hegde, Sai Santhosh Radhakrishnan and Soundarya Srinivatsa
will be held on September 30, 6 pm at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram.

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