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Culture camp

Nrityagram is conducting a residential culture camp for youngsters till April 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. 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.

Film festival

Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), a national education institution, is organising a three-day film festival of non-fiction films from April 26 to 28 at IIHS Bangalore City Campus, 197/36, 2nd Main, Sadashivanagar. The festival will provide a unique opportunity to examine how documentary filmmakers have engaged with the notion of the city, not just in the contemporary moment, but also in the past.     


Bangalore International Centre is organising a panel discussion on ‘The Novartis-Glivec Judgement’, delivered by the Supreme Court of India, on April 28,
6.30 pm. The venue is Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.  

Great moves

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is organising an Attakkalari summer camp from April 29 to May 11. The age group is juniors (five years to eight years), seniors (nine years to 12 years) and teens (13 years to 19 years).

The classes for junior and senior batches will be held from 9.30 am to
12.30 pm and for teens, it will be from 2 pm to 5 pm. The theme-based workshops will be influenced by kalarippayattu (martial arts), contemporary dance and freestyle dance forms. It will be mentored by German dancer Maria Schneiders. For details, call 080 22123684.   

Graceful steps

A bharatanatyam recital by Deepashree A V will be held on April 26, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, next to Reserve Bank of India, Nrupathunga Road.

This is being presented by Indian Council of Cultural Relations, Department  of Kannada and Culture, Department of Youth Services and Sports and Youth Writers and Artists Guild.

Beautiful ensemble

On the occasion of ‘World Dance Day’, four ensemble works will be presented on April 28, 10 am to 10 pm at Alliance Francaise. The event will feature various dance styles such as bharatanatyam, kathak, kuchipudi, odissi and Bollywood. This will be followed by a seminar on the topic ‘Where Classical Dance Stands Today in Modern Times’ and the screening of ‘A Century of Indian Dance’. The evening will conclude with a performance by over 100 dancers.

‘Between the...’

National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting an exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ at the NGMA auditorium, Palace Road from April 27 to May 28. The pieces of art have been selected from the ‘Waswo Collection’ of Indian printmaking. This is curated by Lina Vincent Sunish.

   There will also be several parallel outreach programmes such as talks, curators’ walk, film screening, gallery walk and workshops on print techniques. 

Special show

To commemorate Yusuf Arakkal being awarded the ‘Raja Ravi Varma Award’, a special show that will feature the early works of Yusuf Arakkal will be on display till April 30 at Galerie Sara Arakkal, ITPL Road.

About galaxies

Star Beam is presenting a collection of photo exhibits from April 26 to 28, 10 am to 7 pm, at the atrium at Alliance Francaise. 

   The exhibits comprises nebullas, planets, galaxies and cosmic bodies many light years away, obtained using techniques of astro-photography, through an 18-inch reflector teles­cope. 

   This shall be paralleled by sci-fi video art and a media art installation. The artists — Aaron Joseph, Maitr­eya Mer, Mayank Bhutoria, Zoheb Qazi — are from the Srishti School of Art Design and Technology. The director and curator is Sharath Chandra Ram.

‘France Heritage’

National Gallery of Modern Art, in association with Embassy of France, Institut Francais, and the Alliance Francaise, are presenting ‘France Heritage’, an architecture, photography and heritage exhibition at NGMA, Palace Road till April 28. This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India with Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, conservation architect.

‘50 Under...’

Kynkyny Art presents ‘50 Under 50’, a group show featuring 50 works of art by an array of artists till May 24, 10 am to 7 pm at No 104 Embassy Square, 148 Infantry Road. The show features upcoming and critically acclaimed artists like Dhrubajyoti Baral, Ganapati Hegde, Jasu Rawal, Praveen Kumar, Sivabalan, Sachin Jaltre, JMS Mani and Subramaniam to mention a few.


Tasveer, in association with The Japan Foundation and Luxure Louis Phillippe,
is presenting an exhibition of contemporary photographs from Japan called
‘Hikari: Contemporary Photography from Japan’ till May 10, 10 am to
6 pm at Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road.

Monthly concert

Sapthaswara Academy’s 108th grand monthly chamber music programme will feature a concert by Raghuram R on April 28, 6.45 pm at the residence of Dr K Gopalan, 4/2, Malleswara Mansion, 6th Main between 6th and 7th cross, Malleswaram. The concert will also feature Adithi Krishna Prakash on the violin and Phanindra Bhaskara on mridangam and Sharath Chandra on ghatam.

Mandolin magic

Vishnu Venkatesh is presenting is a Carnatic mandolin concert on May 5, 5 pm at Rama Seva Mandali, Fort High School Grounds, Chamarajpet. Vishnu is a
student of Mandolin U Srinivas. This concert is a part of the Sri Ramanavami

Carnatic recital

There will be a Carnatic vocal concert by Y G Srilatha on April 26, 5.15 pm at Sheshadripuram High School Grounds as part of the Sri
Ramanavami celebrations.

Double treat

Counter Culture is presenting a concert by ‘Overdrive Trio’, a three-member blues rock band from Mumbai on April 27, 9 pm. The band plays music ranging from old school blues to a more modern sound as well as some hard-hitting renditions of some blues/rock anthems.

The band comprises Sunny D’souza on vocals and guitar, Vaibhav Wavikar on drums and Vibhas Patil on bass. Counter Culture will also host ‘The Chronic Blues Circus’ on the same night.

The band is best known for its powerful vocals combined with their unique arrangements. The band comprises Miriam John on vocals, harp and guitar, Owen on bass, Sudhakar on drums, Mukut on keys and vocals and Peter Isaac on vocals, guitar, harp and saxophone.


BFlat is presenting a concert by ‘Drift’, a contemporary jazz band from New Delhi, on April 26, 8.30 pm. The trio comprise Reuben Narain on drums, Sahil Warsi on the double bass and Pranai Gurung on guitars and they will be playing original tunes as well as some jazz standards. Guest artistes Aman Mahajan (piano) and Arati Rao (vocals) will perform on the occasion.

Flute feast

There will be a classical flute concert by N Rajakamal on April 28, 10 am at Devanga Dhama, Vasantapura, Uttarahalli Main Road. Rajakamal will be accompanied by Mattur R Srinidhi on violin, V Krishna on mridangam and Omkar G Rao on ghatam.

Vocal touch

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is presenting a vocal concert by N J Nandini from Thiruvananthapuram on April 28, 5.30 pm at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira, 9th Main Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage. She will be accompanied by Sandhya Srinath on violin and Akshay Anand on mridangam.

Saxaphone treat

Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and Infosys Foundation is presenting a saxaphone reci­tal by Manjunath R on April 25, 6 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.     
Mix of bands

‘Garage Jam’ will present ‘Underground Performances’ on April 27, 6 pm at Sonido Musicals, opposite Catholic Club, Brigade Road. Popular music bands such as ‘Grossty’, ‘Ontologus’, ‘Nauseate’ and ‘Pisakas’ will perform on the occasion.

‘Fusion Dreams’

‘Fusion Dreams’, an Indo-jazz, Carnatic fusion band led by Jyotsna Srikanth will perform on April 26, 9 pm at CounterCulture, Whitefield. The idea of the concert is to seamlessly intertwine Indian and Western audio collages, which offers vibrant foot-tapping music that appeal to the masses. Genres and musical flavours from different parts of the globe are incorporated into the music — from Flamenco to Celtic folk to Bollywood. Jyotsna Srikanth is a UK-based violinist from the Carnatic classical tradition.

Mellifluous tunes

Vamshi Academy of Music Trust is presenting a Ramanavami music concert on April 28, 5 pm onwards. The venue is Vaamshika Sadhana, No 21, AHR Layout, near Adarsha Nagar, Arasinakunte, Nelamangala. The Bhakti Bhaava Geethe concert will feature vocalists Hiremagalore Pradeep and Prathiba Nandan who will be accompanied by J K Sridhar on violin and Kiran Yavagal on tabla. The Karnataka Sangeetha flute duet concert will feature B K Anantha Ram and Amith A Nadig. There will also be J K Sridhar on violin, T N Ramesh on mrudangam, M Gururaj on morsing and Kiran Yavagal on tabla. 


Dakshinee is presenting a one-actor play in Kannada titled Kooga Keluvavarilla on April 27, 7.30 pm. The venue is Suchitra Sabhangana, No 36, 9th Main, Banashankari 2nd Stage. The play is based on the original Hindi play by Nadira Raj Babbar. It has been adapted into Kannada and enacted by Suryakanth Gunakimath. The music and sound is by K R Ganesh and it is directed by M C Anand. For details, call 9980007239.

Satirical take

WeMove Theatre is staging an English play titled ‘iMirror Version 2.0’ on April 27, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. The play is a satirical take on distorted body-image issues, and how society and people in it are propagating this ‘unhealthy view’. The play is written by Madhuvanthi G and directed by Abhishek Iyengar. The cast includes Rangaraj Bhatracharya, Srikanth B, Ranjan S, Radhika Chetan, Sushanth Shandilya, Anirudh Mahesh, Neha Agrawal, Prachi Jain, Suraj Kiran, Pranav Patadiya and Sweety Karnal. For details, call 9886062324.

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