In the city

Dance

Ramayan retold

Don’t miss the Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s 56th edition of ‘Ramlila.’ Their rendition of the Sampurna Ramayan, with a comprehensive story line, impressive performances, spectacular stage set-up, music and choreography, is considered the best in
the City. Venue: Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra,
Mandi House till November 11. Time: 6:30 pm.

Navratri Utsav

Sahitya Kala Parishad presents Navratri Utsav. Enjoy Mahishasur Mardani Nritya Natika, Bhajan programme, Dandiya dance, Garba night, Mayur Nritya and other forms of Lok Nritya here. Venue: District Cultural Kendra, Janakpuri till October 21. Time: 6:30 pm.

Sufi Kathak

The Sufi Kathak Foundation presents ‘Sufi Kathak - Dance of the Mystics’ by Manjari Cathurvedi. The dancer explores the feminine in Sufi poetry with Qawwals from Awadh, Manganiars from Rajasthan and a poetic conversation with Neesha Singh. Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House. Time: 7:00 pm. Contact: 9871310119, www.sufikathak.com

ART

Etchings and woodcuts

Attend an exhibition of etchings and woodcuts by upcoming artist Dushyant Patel. This is one of the most enduring and distinctive forms of art in which damp sheets of paper, held under great pressure, draw ink out of recessed areas of metal plates. Dushyant focuses on the eternal flux between man and his relationships with people and nature, in his art. Venue: Gallerie Ganesha, E-557, Greater Kailash-II till November 20.
Time: 11 am to 6 pm.

Feminine flavour

'Locus Solus: Rasa 12' - an exhibition of international artist residency, focuses on shakti – the feminine energy. It brings together 11 international artists like Carol Diver (Ireland), Darrell Roberts (USA), Louis Hudson (UK), Manoj Kumar Mohanty (India) and others.
Venue: Lalit Kala Akademi, Mandi House till October 20. Time: 11 am - 7 pm.

Brushstrokes

Visit group art show 'Apna Ghar' by four artists Chandan Gomes, Nishtha Jain, Vicky Roy and Samudra Kajal Saikia. In their works, the artists explore the concept of home and what it means to different people. Venue: Vadehra Art Gallery, Defence Colony till November 1. Time: 11 am to 7 pm. 
 
Potpourri

Remembering Gandhi

Visit ‘Celebrating Bapu: Unseen Faces, Unheard Voices’ - A series of programmes dedicated to Mahatma Gandhi. On October 18, attend a talk titled ‘Bapu and Philately: Spreading a Message of Peace’ by stamp collector Nikhil Mundra. On 20th, attend Gandhi Katha in Bengali by Patachitra artists and Haat Putul - glove puppeteers from West Bengal. On 23rd, hear a lecture on ‘Gandhi’s Khadi’ by historian and author Rahul Ramagundam. Besides, a craft exhibit called ‘Bapu: The Craftsperson’s Vision’ and a demonstration of spinning on the charkha will be on
daily. Venue: IIC, Lodhi
Estate till October 25.
Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Dandiya night

On the occasion of Navratris, Adventure Island, Rohini is organising Dandiya FunUtsav at their new activity zone – Camp-E-Adventure. This year, there is more fun with a troupe of 25 professional Dandiya dancers from Gujarat performing on popular Gujarati and Bollywood chartbusters. Venue: Metro Walk Mall, Sector 10, Rohini, till October 21. Time: 7 pm. Entry: Rs 150 per person.


Theatre

Ramayan staged

Revisit the Ramayan this season with Shri Ram...Story of a legend – a Hindi play. This play, covering the mythological tale from Lord Ram’s birth to Sita returning to mother earth, is directed by theatre-person Rajeev Raj Gupta. Venue: Shri Adhyaya Katyayni Shakti Peeth Temple (Chattarpur Mandir) on October 19.
Time: 10 pm.

Literary gems

The Films and Theatre Society celebrates great literary gifts of stalwarts of
Indian and foreign writing with its two blockbuster plays Koobar aur Kaaki and Animal Farm. Koobar aur Kaaki combines two short stories by Munshi Premchand and Dharamveer Bharati, while Animal Farm is authored by George Orwell. While the
former narrates problems of elderly women in Indian families, the latter, takes its
inspiration from human politics. Both are directed by Atul Satya Kaushik.
Venue: Koobar… on October 20 and Animal Farm on Oct 21 at L.T.G, Mandi House. Time: 7 pm.


Political thriller

SRC Repertory presents Khel Khiladi Khel a Hindi play by Manoj Mitra. It was also adapted into a film of the same name and is a story of politics, money and conspiracies. Director: Sameep Singh. Venue: Shri Ram Center for Performing Arts (SRCPA), Mandi House from October 19 to 21. Time: 6:30 pm.

Photography

Brazil in pics

Embassy of Brazil presents 'Brasilia: Half a Century of Brazil’s Capital' - photographs, projections and a mock-up of the city. Brasilia is a landmark in the history of cities as it is the only city designed and built taking architectural concepts from the modern movement. Venue: Main Building, IIC, Lodhi Road till October 25. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Portrait of Chandigarh

Explore the architectural wonder of Chandigarh sitting in Delhi, with a photo exhibition ‘Chandigarh: Portrait of a City.’ Acclaimed photographer Manuel Bougot has taken these pictures influenced and inspired by the work of legendary architect Le Corbusier who designed this city. Venue: Photoink Gallery, MGF Hyundai Building, Jhandewalan, till October 27. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.

Inner space

Tasveer Arts Gallery in association with TOD's presents ‘Inner Space’ by Maimouna Guerresi. Guerresi is an Italian photographer, sculptor and video installation artist who presents an intimate perspective on the relationship between women and society, with particular reference to those countries in which the role of women is most marginalised. Venue: Italian Cultural Center, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakya Puri, till October
27. Time: 11 am to 7 pm.


Films

Europe film festival

See Europe with the 10th Little Europe Film Festival. The festival will include films from central European countries, organised by the Department of Slavonic and Finno-Ugrian Studies, University of Delhi. Venue: Delhi University (North Campus) till October 31. Contact: 011-27662226.

Poland tour

The Polish Institute presents ‘Polish Classics’ film club screenings. On October 20, see Goodbye, See You Tomorrow - A touching love story featuring Polishicon Zbigniew Cybulski (known as the 'Polish James Dean'), and a young Roman Polanski, besides music by the great Polish composer Krzysztof Komeda. On 21st, see Night Train - two people, one possibly a killer on the run, sharing a compartment on a night train. On 22nd, see
Innocent Sorcerers – a chronicle of contemporary youth; and finally on 23rd, watch Eroica – a powerful war film. Venue: Habitat World, IHC, Lodhi Road from October 20 to 23.
Time: 7 pm.

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