Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city


Varied steps

Shristi is organising ‘World Dance Week’ in the City. As part of the programme, there will be a host of events and artistes performing.

On May 2, 6 pm, there will be the launch of Shristi Sangeet by Shimoga Subbanna at Ravindra Kalakshetra.

 On May 3, 8 pm, there will be a contemporary kathak performance by Anurekha Gosh at Nayana Auditorium.

There will be a kathak performance by Sadananda Biswas and an odissi performance by Anita on May 4, 3.50 pm onwards at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. Kalai Koodam will perform a bharathanatyam recital on May 5, 7.15 pm at Seva Sadan.

The grand finale will be held on May 6. Shristi will be conferring the ‘Shristi National Achive Award’ for dance to Sudha Chandran.

This will be followed by her performance at 5.30 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall.
For details, call 9845698089.

Graceful moves

Aradhana S Alok, a disciple of Guru Kanya Tayalia, will be presenting a bharatanatyam recital as a part of the Chiguru programme, organised by Department of Kannada and Culture, at Nayana Auditorium on May 4, 4.30 pm.


Spanish delight

Majolly Music Trust will present ‘Spain’, an evening of choral music by Spanish composers ranging from the middle ages to contemporary times,
directed by Neecia Majolly on May 18, 7 pm at Alliance Francaise.

The programme is presented by ‘Madrigals, Etc’ and the ‘MMT Choir’.

Passes are available at Cafe Liberté, Majolly Music Trust and Theme Piano World, Koramangala. For details, call 8722210941.

Mandolin concert

Vishnu Venkatesh is presenting 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 Sri Ramanavami celebrations.

‘Sugama Sangeeth’

As part of the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’, Indian Council for Cultural Relations will be presenting a Sugama Sangeeth by J K Raju, Gururaj Yuvagana Kala Kendra on May 3, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road.

Groove on

Groove to rock music by ‘Skrat’ at Hard Rock Café on May 2, 8.30 pm.

The gara­ge rock trio from Chennai has reformed with a new sound and a new direction. The members are Sriram (guitar /lead  vocals), Satish (bass / vocals), Tapass (drums / vocals).

‘Sunheri Yaadein’

Lotus Entertainment presents Sunheri Yaadein, a musical tribute to the legends of Hindi
cinema, on May 4, 7 pmat Alliance Francaise.

For details, call 9980939125

‘Haridasa Habba’

Haridasa Sampada Trust is presenting ‘Haridasa Habba 2013’ at Bangalore Gayana Samaja, till May 4 from 4.30 pm onwards. Artistes like Poornima Bhat Kulkarni, Prasanna Guddi, Venkatesh Kumar will be performing.

For details, call 9845068577.


Fond memories

Crimson is hosting a group exhibition titled ‘Embedded Memories’ till May 15.

The exhibition is a montage of relatively light-hearted vignettes from the lives of four different artists, with the majority of paintings drawn from fond memories.

The exhibition will feature works by Sujata Achrekar, Sukanta Das, Nagesh Goud and Shravan Kumar.

‘Waswo Collection’

National Gallery of Modern Art is presenting an exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ at the NGMA auditorium till 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.

‘50 Under 50’ 

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,
Subramaniam, just to mention a few.

Great shots

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.

Candid pictures

NGMA presents ‘France Heritage, a photographic voyage’
till May 12, from 10 am to 5 pm.

This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India and will feature photographers like Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, a conservation architect. For details, call 22342338.
Bold strokes

The Alliance Francaise will be holding an art exhibition by Sunil Sarkar, an artist from West Bengal, from May 18 to 28, 11 am onwards.

Candid pictures

NGMA presents ‘France Heritage, a photographic voyage’ till May 12, from 10 am to 5 pm.

This is a photographic voyage of French heritage in India and will feature photographers like Anay Mann, Gigi Scaria, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Isabel Saij along with Jean-Pierre Dubois with special inputs by Aishwarya Tipnis, a conservation architect. For details, call 22342338.



Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy is presenting a Kannada play Chandiraneke Oduvanamma, an adaptation of Jayant Kaikini’s short story. Directed by Mounesh L Badiger, the play will be staged on May 3, 4 and 5 at Suchitra Auditorium, 7.30 pm. For details, mail to:

‘The Chamber...’

Barking Dog presents ‘The Chamber of Laughter – Election Special’, a stand-up comedy, on May 5, 6 pm and 8 pm at the Alliance Francaise de Bangalore.
For details, call 9886139098.

Humourous side
Underdog Entertainment will present ‘Cops, Tints and Other Things — The Good, Bad and Ugly of Bangalore’ on May 19, 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.  The play will showcase eight stories connected to the City in a very quirky and humorous way.
For details, call 9449596883.

‘The Sketches’

Centerstage presents ‘The Sketches’, a play that will see four stories covering various genres.

Directed by Meera Shankar, Prateek Prajosh, Falah Faisal and  Sameer Roy and produced by Saad Khan and Siddhanth K S, the play will be staged on May 11, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.
For details, call 9880445430.

Mother’s Day...

‘The Chamber of Laughter – Mother’s Day Special’ will be staged at Alliance Francaise, on May 12, 6 pm and 8 pm. The stand-up comedy will feature Kenneth Sebastian, Sanjay Manaktala, Ahmed Shariff and Vamsidhar. For details, call 9880445430.

‘Piya Behroopiya’

Bhoomija presents Atul Kumar’s Piya Behroopiya,  a Hindi musical comedy, on May 3 and May 4.

The play is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’ and is translated by Amitosh Nagpal and will have English subtitles.

 On May 3, the play will be staged at MLR Convention Centre, Whitefield, 8 pm.  On May 4, the show is staged at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, 7 pm.

Tickets for both the shows are available on and
 Fore details, call: 33151260/61 or 23445810 / 23443956.

Pot Pourri


The Indian Institute of World Culture has arranged for an endowment lecture on ‘Career Planning’ by Ali Khwaja, Banjara Academy. It will be held on May 3, 5.30 pm at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. For details, call 26678581.

Talk on

A talk on ‘City, Food and Agriculture’ by Prem Nath will be held May 10, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, Second cross, Domlur Second Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Poetic rendezvous

‘On Fire’, a youth movement, is organising ‘Bangalore Poets Rendezvous’, to bridge the gap between aspiring and established poets in the City on May 17 at Nayana Bhavan. The event will include recitation of poems in different languages. Fore details, mail to:


A talk on ‘Humans, Animals, and the Politics of Becoming’ by Naisargi Dave, associate professor, Department of Anthropology, University of Toronto, will be held on May 2, 3.45 pm at Azim Premji University, PES Campus, Hosur Road.

‘Voices of India’

Alliance Francaise is holding ‘Voices of India’, an audio exhibition of vintage recordings, on May 10, 6.30 pm. The exhibition is curated by ‘Archive of Indian Music’. For details, call 40808181.

Silent cinema

To celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the Alliance Française de Bangalore (AFB) will screen ‘Raja Harishchandra’, a 1913 silent Indian film directed and produced by Dadasaheb Phalke. The film will be screened at the auditorium of Alliance Francaise on May 13, 6.30 pm. Entry is free. For details, call 40808181.
Film screening

In order to celebrate 100 years of Indian cinema, the National Award winning film ‘Celluloid Man’, directed by Shivendra Singh
Dungarpur and Raja Harishchandra, will be screened on May 3 at PVR Cinemas, Forum Mall.

Mixed treat

The Indian Institute of World Culture is organising a series of events on May 11 and 12, 6 pm. The ‘Dr Poornima Vyasulu Memorial Endowment Lecture’ on the topic ‘Gender Issues’ by Gita Sen, will be held at Manorama Hall at the Indian Institute of World Culture on May 11. Also, on May 11, Sama-e-Kusro, an evening of Sufi music and dance, will be performed by artistes B B Kulkarni (Hindustani classical), Anurekha Ghosh (Sufi kathak) and Nitya Priya Srivastava (Kafi-style Sufi singing). On May 12, a Hindustani classical vocal music concert by Dattatreya L Velankar with accompaniments by Shashi Bhushan Gurjar (tabla) and Surya Upadhaya (harmonium) will be held. For details, call 26678581.

Contemporary acts

Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts is organising an Attakkalari summer camp from April 29 to May 11. The age group is juniors (five to eight years), seniors (nine  to 12 years) and teens (13 to19 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 22123684.

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