In the city

In the city

In the city

Festival time

The ‘13th Annual Music Festival’ of ‘Hamsadhwani Creations’ will be held from November 16 to 18 at Seva Sadan, 14th cross, Malleswaram. On November 16, 6 pm Hamsadhwani Puraskara will be presented to vocalist Sangeetakalabhijne Vidushi Seethalakshmi Venkateshan and mridangam player Ganaka­labhushana Vidushi M A Krishnamurthy. Among other concerts, there will be those by ‘Malladi Brothers’, M S Sheela, Subhalakshmi Krisnhamurthy and Malavika Ramaswamy.  

Fine footwork

The bharatanatyam rangapravesha of Priyanka Pillai, a disciple of Chitra Vinodh, will be held on November 17, 6 pm at Nimhans Convention Centre. Priyanka started learning bharatanatyam at a very young age under the guidance of Jayanthy Thyagarajan and has participated in several competitions at school level.

‘Nritya Kusumanjali’

Hema Cultural Academy is presenting the 15th edition of annual fest Nritya Kusumanjali on
November 15, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan auditorium, 14th Cross, Malleswaram. The fest will feature performances by artists of Hema Nrityakala Shaala. Television actor Harikrisha will inaugurate the programme along with Karnataka Kalashree G S Rajalakshmi. Kathak danseuse Swetha Arun will be the guest performer. Hema Prakash will also perform on the occasion. 

‘Flights of...’

As part of Ganjam’s ‘Flights of Fantasy’, on November 18, 6.30 pm, a dance ballet will be
presented by Nirupama and Rajendra at Chowdiah Hall. Passes will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis at Ganjam Flagship Store, Infantry Road and Ganjam Boutique,The Leela Galleria.

Soulful touch

Ganjam will present the ‘Flights of Fantasy’, a three-day Carnatic music and dance extravaganza at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Held for the 16th consecutive year, ‘Flights of Fantasy’, will see recitals by distinguished and renowned Carnatic musicians.

On November 16, 6.30 pm, there will be recitals by Ganesh and Sri Kumaresh (violin duet). On November 17, 6.30 pm, Vishaka Hari will present ‘Harikatha’ at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.Passes will be issued on a first-come-first-serve basis at Ganjam Flagship Store, Infantry Road and Ganjam Boutique,The Leela Galleria

Key notes

A piano concert by Raj Bhimani, a pianist from New York, will be held on December 1, 7 pm at  the St Mark’s Cathedral,1 MG Road. it is being organised by the ‘Forum for Teachers of Western Classical Music’. For details, call 22215304.

Concert time

Counter Culture is presenting a host of concerts from November 16 to 24 at Counter Culture, 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. ‘The Chronic Blues Circus’, the blues band will perform on November 16, 8.30 pm.

The band comprises Miriam John on the vocals, harp and guitar; Owen on the bass and guitar; Sudhakar on the drums; Mukut on the vocals and keys and Peter Isaac on vocals, guitar, harps and saxophone.

They are best known for their original music; a natural, clean sound and powerful vocals combined with their unique arrangements.

There will be performances by ‘Cry Freedom feat’, ‘Skrat’ and ‘Frank's Got The Funk’ on November 17, 8.30 pm. The Cry Freedom feat’ is a celebration of the expression of freedom through live music and arts. ‘Skrat’ has played over a 100 gigs, and counting.

‘Frank's Got The Funk’ is a band which treads in various genres, primarily influenced by electronic and progressive rock.

Varied tunes

M A Narasimhachar Music Foundation is celebrating its ‘11th Annual Music Festival’ from November 22 to 26 at Gayana Samaj Hall, K R Road.

On November 22, 6 pm T M Krishna will present a vocal concert and on November 23, Suchita will give a musical discourse in Tamil on Purandaradasa Charitram.

On November 24, Malladi Brothers will be presenting a vocal duet.  Violin maestro H K Venkatram will be awarded Gaana Vaaridhi on November 25.  

This will be followed by veena, venu and violin ensemble. On November 26, Manasi Prasad will present a thematic concert on ragamalikas. Entry to the concerts is free. For details, call 9844042502.

Classical strains
International Children’s Peace Council is organising a classical music programme on November 18, 5 pm at Canara Union, 8th Main, Canara Union Road, Malleswaram. The artistes who will perform include Prathveesh Kumble, Sindhu Hegde, Chirag Kanitkar, Dhanajay Hegde, Vysamurti Katti and Vishwanath Nakod.

‘Nada Kalarava’
A Carnatic classical music programme, Nada
Kalarava and a classical dance programme by children will be presented at Keshava
Samskruti Sabha, 556,
Samskruthi Bhavan, 11 Main, ISRO Layout on November 17, 5.30 pm.

Hindustani recital
Department of Kannada and Culture, in association with Ananya, is presenting a Hindustani vocal recital by Parameshwara Hegde on November 23, 6.30 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 91/2, 4th Main, Malleswaram. Parameshwara will be accompanied by Guru Charan Garud on the tabla and Mahushudhan Bhat on the harmonium. 

Banyan Tree’s annual sufi and mystic music festival Ruhaniyat will be held on
December 15 at Jayamahal Palace. Those who will be performing include Tannouras, the Dancing Dervishes of Egypt; Polyphony, with an inbuilt ‘Voice of Angels’ by singers from Bulgaria, an instrumental ensemble of sufiana maqams by musicians of Egypt and Rajasthan; ‘Whirling Dervishes’ of Turkey, sufi qawwali by qawwals from Pakistan.
The Indian forms to be featured this year are Bharud and Abhang of Tukaram, Dnyaneshwar, Jana Bai, Bahina Bai (Maharashtra), Sukhnani Ojhapalli (Assam), Kapalik Pandvani, dramatic narration of mystic tales from Mahabharata (Chhattisgarh), Mystic Ravanhatta Ensemble with songs from the Pabuji ki Par (Rajasthan); ‘Haunting Drums’ — Eddakya, Thimila, Chenda, Thavil, Mizhavu (Kerala); Sindhi Saraiki of Gujarat; Zikr-e-Rifay by Fakirs (Andhra Pradesh),  Baul songs from West Bengal etc.

Informative talk
Bangalore International Centre has arranged a talk on ‘Children, Citizenship and Governance’ by Nandana Reddy on November 16, 6.30 pm at its auditorium at Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage.

Bangalore Initiative For Religious Dialogue (BIRD) is holding the ‘Rev Dr Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture-2012’ on November 30, 4.30 pm at the Tagore Hall, United Theological College, Miller’s Road. Israel Selvanayagam will deliver the lecture and speak on the theme: ‘Commitment and openness in a multi-faith context’.

 ‘Waste Land’
The screening of ‘Waste Land’, a documentary on garbage, will be held at Suchitra Film Society, Banashankari on November 18, 11 am. It is directed by Lucy Walker and will have English subtitles. There will also be a panel discussion led by H C Sharatchandra, former chairman, Karnataka State Pollution Control Board.

Literary evening
The All India Urdu Manch and The Alliance Française de Bangalore are holding a meeting of writers and poets on November 20, 6.30 pm at the auditorium, Alliance Française.
Girish Karnad will be the guest of honour. The event will bring together well-known literary figures from Pakistan, India and Bangladesh. They will delve into the present trends in writing in the sub-continent. Intezaar Hussain (Pakistan) will speak on fiction. Asghar Nadeem Syed (Pakistan) will present a talk on poetry in Pakistan. Nasir Abbas Nayyar (Pakistan) will provide insights on trends in criticism and Khaleel Mamoon, in his lecture, will focus on Urdu literature in India. On this occasion, a poetry collection by Dr Mushtaq Sadaf will also be released.

Photo essay
Tasveer is presenting an exhibition titled ‘Sebastian Cortés: Pondicherry’ till November 30. ‘Pondicherry’ is an extended photo essay, which has as its main focus the photographer’s perception and visual interpretation of the city of Pondicherry. The exhibition timing is 10 am to 6 pm (Monday to Sunday) and 12 pm to 7 pm (Sunday). The venue is Cinnamon, 11 Walton Road, off Lavelle Road.

Sounds of...’
‘Sounds of Silence’, an exhibition of photographs by Archana Vikram, will be held on November 17 and 18, 10 am to 7 pm.
Many impressions
Galerie De’Arts is presenting, ‘Theatre of Life’ by S G Vasudev till November 25, 11 am to 7 pm (Sundays by request).
The venue is 11th Floor, 1114, Barton Centre, 84, M G Road.

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Palace Road, and Malis is holding an exhibition ‘Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary ractices’ to commemorate 100 years of cinema till December 2, 10 am to 5 pm. It will be closed on Mondays and national holidays.

Theatre Counteract will present ‘Pestilences’, a physical theatre adaptation on November 16, 8 pm, and November 17 and 18, 6 pm at Alliance Francaise. It is written and directed by Vivek V Narayan, and supported by Alliance Francaise. It is inspired by Albert Camus’ ‘The Plague.’

The play ‘Unselfed’, directed by Sujay Saple, will be staged on November 17 and 18, 7.30 pm and on November 18, 3.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. The cast includes Chandana Sarma, Bhumika Arora, Scherazade Kaikobad,Avantika Bahl, Anaka Kaundinya. It is
produced by ‘The Company Theatre’ in association with ShapeShift Collective,

Comedy time
Rafiki and Toto Funds the Arts is presenting, ‘An evening with Anton Chekhov’, comprising three tragi-comedies and a farce on November 15 and 16, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar. The plays include ‘The Harmfulness of Tobacco’, ‘A Man with a Violent Temper’, ‘A Reluctant Tragic Hero’ and ‘Swan Song.’ It is directed by Anmol Vellani. The cast include Anish Victor, Ashish D’Abreo, Nakul Bhalla, Prashanth Nair, Ravindra Vijay, Sachin Gurjale and Sharanya Ramprakash. For details, log on to and

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