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Gururaj N, a disciple of Vyjayanthi Kashi, will present a solo kuchipudi recital, as part of ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ organised by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, on March 22, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupatunga Road.
‘Bangalore Fictions’ 

‘Bangalore Fictions’ by ‘N+N Corsino’, will be presented by the Alliance Française in association with Galleryske, The Embassy of France in India and the Institut Français at Galleryske, 2, Berlie Street, Langford Town, till March 21. It is an interactive choreographic navigation by ‘N+N Corsino’ that has been created in India and France. Based on the principle of a graphic novel, texts and images blend together in a narrative process and construct an imaginati­on of body movements. Choreography and direction are by Nicole Corsino and Norbert Corsino. The dan­cers are Revanta Sarabhai, Pooja Purohit. Music is by Jacques Diennet. The musicians are Jayan Nair, Rajesh Parichipully, T Palanivelu, Manikanthan and Shajeesh Rajan. The translations are by Neelabh Ahsk, Usha Rau, Pravin Pandya and Jean Poncet.
Cultural steps 

Nrityagram is conducting a residential culture camp for youngsters from April 22 to 28. It will have dance, theatre, yoga, body conditioning, Kalaripayattu, nature walks, bird watching etc modelled on the guru-shishya parampara. It will be conducted by Bijayini Satpathy, a performer and teacher at Nrityagram and Atul Kumar. Bijayini, trained in Odissi, has been a resident student and teacher at Nrityagram for the last 20 years. She has also trained in chhau, kalaripayattu and aikido. Atul Kumar is an actor, stage director and the artistic director of The Company Theatre, Mumbai. He is trained in kathakali and kalaripayattu and in visual theatre with Philip Genty in France. The venue is Nrityagram campus in Hesarghatta. For details, call 28466313/4.

Raksha Karthik will present a bharata­na­tyam recital, Guruvandana, on March 30, 6 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road.  

Classical touch

M A Narasimhachar Music Foundation is holding a Carnatic classical vocal concert on March 24, 5.45 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, BP Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

The artistes who will be performing are Madhu R Kashyap (vocal), Sindhu Suchethan (violin), N G Ravi (mridangam) and M Gururaj (morching).

In concert 

The band Lo Griyo will present a concert on March 21, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. Lo Griyo hails from Reunion Island and is led by multi-instrumentalist Sami Pageaux Waro. Performing on acoustic instruments (percussions, kora, reeds and flutes), using auto-looping and effects such as dub effects, tube-screamers, auto-wah, triggers, Lo Griyo represents a gateway between tradition and modernity. The band will provide glimpses of trance, Maloya, Gnawa music and music from Mali and Madagascar as well as jazz and electro. Entry is free.

Easter special  The ‘2013 Glorious Easter Concerts’ will be held on March 23, 6.30 pm at Richmond Town Methodist Church, Kingston Road, Richmond Town and on March 24, 6.30 pm at East Parade CSI Church, MG Road. The soloists include Michelle Khiangte, Kaavya Chandy, Karun Chandy, Daniel Karthik, Junior Bay, Ruth Cherian, Janet Varghese, Vihan Damaris, Laetitia Tony, Joel Jacob, Joby and Reji Chandy. 

The special feature of the concerts will be the debut by the ‘100 Voice Glorious Children’s Choir’. 

Jazz treat

Jazz duo Sylvie Bourban (vocals) and Mattias Windemo (acoustic guitar) will present a concert on March 26, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. 

This is being organised by the Embassy of Switzerland, Swiss Consulate General in Bangalore, in association with Alliance Française, to celebrate Francophonie.


Show on Paintings by Rakhi Sharma will be on display at the Renaissance Gallerie till March 23. The collections of paintings are based on subjects like beauty, nature, seasons, reflections of a tormented soul etc.

‘Bargain’ A painting exhibition, titled ‘Bargain’, will be on display at Magnitude Gallery till March 31. The latest collection will have more than 150 original paintings.


‘Elements’, an exhibition of painting, sculpture and sou­nd by Avijit Dutta, Kazi Nasir, Ravi Shah, C F John and Madhuri Rao will be on display at Kynkyny Art, 104 Embassy Square, 148 Infantry Road till April 13. It is conceptualised by Lina Vincent Sunish. 
‘Quiet Reflections’

A group exhibition, titled ‘Quiet Reflections’, will be held till April 13 at Crimson, The Hatworks Boulevard, 32 Cunningham Road. Some of the participating artists are Manoj Kachangal, Murukeson K C, Prakash Ghadge and Vimal Chand.
Fine strokes 

Paintings by Ramesh Gorjala, Leela Tyagi and Thota Vaikutam will be on display at Renaissance Gallerie till the end of March.

Solo work

ArtLabs Presents ‘Iye see you’, a solo exhibition of charcoal and pastel work on paper, by Sandhya K Sirsi till March 25 at Venkatappa Art Gallery, Kasturba Road.  


Stand-up act 

‘Polished Bottoms’ will present ‘Lights, Camera, Punchline’, an evening of stand-up comedy with Varun Thakur (Mumbai), on  March 23. 8.30 pm at Bflat, Indiranagar. The opening act is by Vasu Ritu Primlani (Delhi) and the event will be hosted by Sal Yusuf.

‘WTF Tour’

‘Evam Standup Tamasha’ is holding ‘WTF Tour’ on March 31, 7.30 pm. It will have Karthik Kumar, Aswin Rao, S Aravind, Naveen Richard and Bala Kumaran presenting their stand-up acts. The venue is Alliance Francaise. For tickets, log on to  www.indians­ or bookm­yshow-­.com

‘So Many...’ 

As part of the ‘Curtain Raisers’ event at Jagriti, Whitefield, ‘Q Theatre Productions’ (Mumbai) will stage the play ‘So Many Socks’ by Annie Zaidi from March 22 to 24. Tortilla’s’ ‘Seussification of A Midsummer Night's Dream’ by Peter Bloedel will be performed from March 29 to 31. 

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‘Freedom Song’‘Freedom Song’, a 52-minute documentary film on freedom of expression in contemporary India, produced by the Public Service Broadcasting Trust and directed by Paranjoy Guha Thakurta and Subi Chaturvedi, will be screened on March 21, from 5 to 7 pm, at the Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS) Bangalore City Campus, No. 197/36, Second Main Road, Sadashivnagar. 

The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Renowned theatre artiste from the UK, John Britton, in collaboration with ‘The Arshinagar Project’ is holding a two-day intensive workshop and performance on March 23 and 24 at Visthar, Dodda Gubbi.

John will conducting a workshop on ‘Ensemble Physical Performance’. He will also perform a theatre piece called ‘Echo Chamber’ on March 23, 7 pm.
Film festival

The Bangalore International Centre (BIC), in association with Suchitra Film Society, has arranged the ‘18th European Union Film Festival — Celebrating Women’ from March 21 to 28. 

Films will be screened at venues like the Bangalore International Centre, Suchitra Film Society and Alliance Francaise during this period. Five films will be screened at Bangalore International Centre (BIC) – on March 22, 25, 26, 27 and 28.  All the films at BIC will start at 7 pm. 
Ethnic world

Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Limited is holding a ‘Handicraft Month’, an expo of carpets, ethnic and contemporary furniture, pottery, metal craft, woodcraft, stoneware and home décor from across the country, till March 27, 10 am to 8.30 pm at CCIE premises, 144, MG Road (near Trinity Circle Metro Station).
Informative session  

A presentation called ‘Study at an excellent university’ by the International Office of the University of Bremen will be held on March 21, 11 am at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan Auditorium, 1st Floor. Entry is free. For details, call 25205305/6.
German course

A youth course, ‘Learning German is fun’, will be held from April 2 to 19 at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar. With songs and stories, dance and drama, movies and much more, the course is for those in the age group of 12 to 16. 

The timing is 10 am to 12.15 pm – Monday to Friday.  

The super-intensive course for teenagers with international certification will be held from April 8 to May 23 at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar. 

The age group is 12 to 18 years and the timing is 2 pm to 6 pm. 

Intensive course for teenagers with international certification will be held from June 10 to Nov 29 at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar (Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 5.15 pm to 6.45 pm.) The age group is 12-16 years. For details, call 25205305/6.  
‘Water Matters’

A panel discussion, ‘Water Matters’, with Rohini Nilekani of Arghyam; Vishwanath Srikantaiah, the ‘Zenrainman’ of Biome Environmental Solutions; Sekhar Raghavan from ‘Rain Centre’, Chennai and Usha Rajagopalan of Putenahalli Neighbourhood Lake Improvement Trust will be held on the ‘World Water Day’ on March 22, 6.30 pm. There will also be a photo exhibition called ‘Fluid Frames - What Water Means To Me’ curated by Korkai on the occasion. Entry is free. 
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