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Insightful

Sunshine Boulevard  is presenting paintings by Mizoram’s best known artist, Lara. Lara paints insightful, life-like images of landscapes, rural portraits and village scenes depicting the lives, culture and traditions of the tribes of his region. The paintings are on display till December 31, 11 am, to 8.30 pm, at Sunshine Boulevard, 5, 8th Main Road, Koramangala.

Fine strokes

Renaissance Gallerie is hosting a solo show till November 30. The show will have paintings by Amrita Paintal.

Solo style

Chaitali Chatterjee is holding a solo art exhibition at Chitrakala Parishat, Gallery 4, from December 1 to 7, 10.30 am to 7.30 pm.

Impressions

Gallery Time and Space is hosting an art exhibition at the Alila Hotel, Whitefield from December 7 to 9. The opening of the exhibition will be at Tiffin Bar on December 7, 6.30 pm.

Selected works

Artist Sadu Aliyoor’s best works, sourced from several inter-state exhibitions and camps, will be on display at Chitrakala Parishat till November 30.

DRAMA

Theatre workshopA one-day theatre appreciation course will be held at Alliance Francaise, in association with Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT), on December 1, from 10 am to 5 pm. The programme will be conducted by an experienced team from BLT, led by Vijay Padaki, a theatre educator with over 50 years of experience as an actor, director, designer and administrator. The sessions during the day will be interactive, and will include exercises, films and active participation by all present.

Music

Symphony orchestra

The launch of the ‘Indian National Symphony Orchestra’ will be held on December 2, 7 pm at the Grand Ballroom, Leela Palace. The orchestra will be under the aegis of the William Joseph Music Foundation. Admission to the concert is through invitations only.
It is the only symphony orchestra in the country that has only professional Indian musicians.  It will be under the directorship of conductor Ashley Williams.

The performance titled ‘Global Peace and Harmony Concert’, was conceptualised over five years ago in an attempt to promote global peace and harmony through music and its performances.This year’s concert would feature Mendelssohn’s ‘9th Symphony’, ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ by Edvard Elgar and popular classical music. The guest soloists for the evenings concert would be acclaimed Soprano Duangdao Chayasirisobhon and Baritone Mongkol Chayasirisobhon. For details, call 9844119956.

Collaborative spirit
MoonArra, the worldtt fusion band comprising Madhuri Jagadeesh, Jagadeesh M R, Prakash Sontakke, Kartik Mani and Wilson Kenneth, completes its three-year journey with a concert-production at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield on December 8. The 120-minute production will reflect the collaborative spirit of MoonArra beginning with a jazz poet introducing how sound travelled from Africa to India via other continents, showcasing some of the finest voices in Indian classical, jazz and other genres. There will also be the story of music brought to light by dramatic narration with creative appearances by talented actors, musicians, presenters, writers, dance by classically trained and contemporary dancers.

Rock on
The preliminaries of ‘Worme Fest 2012’, a platform for independent rock musicians across India, will be held at Opus on November 29. Five bands from cities in each zone will compete for a slot in the grand finale. Prominent bands like ‘Zedde’, Lagori, ‘Barefaced Liar’ will be judging the zonal contestants.

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.

Carnatic vocal
A Carnatic vocal music concert by M S Sheela will be held on November 30, 6 pm at  SRLK Mandira Concert Hall. This programme is organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture.

‘Colours of...’
A vocal concert, ‘Colours of Kalyan’, by Narasimha Murthy will be held at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II
Stage, on December 7, 6.30 pm. For details, call 25359680.

Beautiful ensemble

Banyan Tree’s annual sufi and mystic music festival Ruhaniyat will be held on December 15 at Jayamahal Palace. Those 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.

Collaborative spirit

MoonArra, the worldtt fusion band comprising Madhuri Jagadeesh, Jagadeesh M R, Prakash Sontakke, Kartik Mani and Wilson Kenneth, completes its three-year journey with a concert-production at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield on December 8. The 120-minute production will reflect the collaborative spirit of MoonArra beginning with a jazz poet introducing how sound travelled from Africa to India via other continents, showcasing some of the finest voices in Indian classical, jazz and other genres. There will also be the story of music brought to light by dramatic narration with creative appearances by talented actors, musicians, presenters, writers, dance by classically trained and contemporary dancers.

Rock on

The preliminaries of ‘Worme Fest 2012’, a platform for independent rock musicians across India, will be held at Opus on November 29. Five bands from cities in each zone will compete for a slot in the grand finale. Prominent bands like ‘Zedde’, Lagori, ‘Barefaced Liar’ will be judging the zonal contestants.

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.

Carnatic vocal

A Carnatic vocal music concert by M S Sheela will be held on November 30, 6 pm at  SRLK Mandira Concert Hall. This programme is organised by the Department of Kannada and Culture.

‘Colours of...’

A vocal concert, ‘Colours of Kalyan’, by Narasimha Murthy will be held at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II
Stage, on December 7, 6.30 pm. For details, call 25359680.

Hip-hop

Canadian hip-hop artiste Kardinal Offishall will perform at Pebbles on November 30,
6 pm. The Toronto-bred star has performed at some of the most prestigious stadiums, arenas and festivals across the globe.

In concert

 Phoenix Marketcity, along with ‘Alive India In Concert — Aurko’ present a musical evening by Sandeep Batraa on December 1, 6.30 pm onwards. The venue is Phoenix Marketcity.  For tickets, log on to www.buzzintown.com.

Gala event

The inaugural of ‘Short +Sweet Corporate Festival’ will be held at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield till December 2. It is a multilingual (English, Hindi and Kannada) festival. Performances will be judged both by audience votes and by a judging panel of esteemed theatre and corporate personalities. The festival will conclude with a gala finale on December 2.

POT POURRI

Memorial lecture

Bangalore Initiative for Religious Dialogue (BARD) and Y’s Men International are holding the ‘11th Rev Dr Stanley Samartha Memorial Lecture’ by Israel Selvanayagam, professor, Department of Religions, Gurukul Theological College and Research Institute, on ‘Commitment and openness in a multi-faith context’ at the Tagore Hall, United Theological College, 63 Miller’s Road, behind Cantonment Station, on November 30, 4.30 pm.

Christmas bazaar

The annual ‘United Charities Bazaar 2012’, a Christmas bazaar, will be held on December 1 at the Corporation playground, opposite St Charle’s School, Lingarajpuram Main Road.

Cinema world

A celebration of Indian cinema, called ‘Project Cinema City’ is being held in the City. A part of the project is on view till December 2, at the inter-disciplinary exhibition at NGMA, Palace Road.

Digital collages

An exhibition of digital collages and book covers, ‘The Art of the Book’ by Sunandini Banerjee is being held at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan till December 2, 2 pm to 6.30 pm. Entry is free. For details, call 25205305.

Prize distribution

The prize distribution of the ‘Childrens’ Day’ Cultural Festival 2012’ will be held on November 30, 5.30 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No. 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

Trade fair

The ‘BioFach India 2012’, the international trade fair, will be held from November 29 to December 1, 3.30 pm to 6 pm at Shri Krishna Vihar, Palace Grounds, Mekhri Circle.

Informative meet

The Anita Borg Institute for Women and Technology is organising the third edition of ‘Grace Hopper Celebration of Women In Computing India Conference’ from December 12 to 14 at Lalit Ashok. The event will also bring together renowned keynote speakers under one roof.

Youth conference

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, in partnership with the University of Bremen, Germany and the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), is presenting the second international environmental youth conference ‘Greening with Goethe’ .
This is an interdisciplinary environmental project that has been awarded the UNESCO tag of ‘Project of the Decade’. It will be inaugurated on December 1 at 10 am.
The venue is Indian Institute of Science, Satish Dhawan Hall. ‘Greening with Goethe’ is a part of the ‘Year of Germany and India 2011-2012: Infinite Opportunities’. APJ Abdul Kalam, former President will interact with the young delegates during the grand finale on December 3, 10.30 am.Kalam will deliver a keynote address and debate the role of politics in environmental protection with the delegates. For details, call 2520305.

Poster painting

A mega peace poster painting competition by Lions Clubs International, District 317A on the theme ‘Imagine Peace’ will be held on December 2 at Cubbon Park Band Stand for those between 11 and 13 years. Entry is free. Registration will start from at 8 am on December 2. For details, call 9341230034.

DANCE

‘Samsara’

An odissi dance presentation called ‘Samsara – The Cycle of Life’ by Shibani Patnaik will be held on November 29, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

‘Rangapravesha’

Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran are presenting the bharata­natyam rangapravesha of their daughter and disciple, Rasika Kiran, on December 1, 6.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall.

 Performances

The ‘Attendance 2012 Awards’ will be given away on December 1, 6.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. Conducted as part of the ‘2012 Dance DISCourse Series’, the evening will also have dance performances. The award winners are Sanjay Shantaram, Navtej Singh Johar, Syed Pasha, Shridhar-Anuradha, M R Krishnamurthy and Maya Rao.

Spellbinding steps

Natyasaraswathi Kuchipudi Dance Academy, Sanjayanagar is presenting its 17th annual dance celebrations on December 9, 9 am at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. Kuchipudi dance and Spanish flamenco by Jana and Danielle, who are guest dancers from Europe, will be held on December 12, 6 pm, as a part of Prathibhasangama, at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.

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