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In the city

IN BRIEF

In the city

There’s a lot happening during the weekend. Metrolife lists out some of the interesting events .

‘Hands on...’ 

Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan is presenting an exhibition titled ‘Hands On Maths’ curated by the Mathematikum, Germany, the first interactive mathematics museum in the world, from June 1 to 15, 10 am to 5 pm, at Goethe-Institut/ Max Mueller Bhavan, Indiranagar. It is being presented in collaboration with the Visvesvaraya Industrial and Technological Museum, Bangalore. The exhibition is closed on Sunday. ‘Hands On Maths’ presents a new approach towards mathematics. The exhibition depicts abstract concepts in a comprehensible manner banking on a playful approach to mathematics — for all age groups. You can explore the 20 ingenious exhibits in this travelling exhibition from the Mathematikum. ‘Hands On Maths’ displays a selection of particularly popular and established experiments from the exhibition in Giessen, Germany. On June 4 and 11, there will be a math quiz from 2 pm to 3 pm and on June 6 and 13, there will be math workshops from 2 pm to 3.30 pm. For details, contact lalitha.nagaram@bangalore.goethe.org or call 25205305. 

Strumming away 

‘Blues Around Town’, a series of blues concerts, will be held from June 1 till June 8. The series of concerts will be held across different venues in the City. 

There will also be busking sessions in places like Church Street, Indiranagar, Domlur, Koramangala and JP Nagar. 

The aim of the busking sessions is to spread the culture of performances in public places. The grand finale will be held on June 8 at CounterCulture and will feature a performance by international artiste Monica Hedgal from Norway. 

The evening also features ‘Overdrive Trio’ from Mumbai, Warren Mendosa from Mumbai, ‘Hoodoo Gas’ and ‘Chronic Blues Circus’.
Visual treat

Vishrutha School of Performing Arts is celebrating its 36th anniversary on June 1, 6 pm at the ADA Rangamandira. The evening will feature a variety of dances from classical to contemporary and folk. 

Exploring moves 

Ashish Khokar’s ‘Dance DISCourse Series’ will have ‘Contemporary Explorations’ on June 1, 6.30 pm at Alliance Francaise.

It will feature performances by Mayuri and Madhuri Upadhya’s Nritarutya and Tushar and Pooja Bhatt. 

The evening will begin with a short film on history of choreography in India, with snippets from various works down the ages. Choreographers Mayuri-Madhuri Upadhya’s Nritarutya will present new works from forms such as yoga, chhau, kathak, taichi and Bollywood. 

The two traditionally trained dancers — Tushar and Pooja Bhatt — will use kathak for contemporary explorations. 

‘Sai Nrityotsav’

Sai Arts International is presenting Sai Nrityotsav 49 on June 1, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan auditorium, 14th cross, Malleswaram. There will be kathak and odissi performances and a bharatanatyam recital by Lakshmi Shandilya.                   

Good mix 

CounterCulture is hosting MoonArra and Friends, a world fusion band on June 1, 9 pm at No 2D2, 4th Cross, Dyavasandra Industrial Area, Whitefield Road. The concert will showcase MoonArra’s compositions and other songs and influences. 

It will feature musicians Jagadeesh M R on nylon and electric guitars, Prakash Sontakke on vocals and Hawaiian slide guitars, Madhuri Jagadeesh on vocals and creative narration, Karthik Mani on the drums, percussion and konnakol, K N Prakash on the electric bass, Mike Sorensen on the didgeridoo and blues harp, Chaitra Sontakke on Hindustani vocal and Ganesh Viswanathan on Carnatic vocal. 

Kathakali recital 

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR), in collaboration with National Gallery of Modern Art, is presenting a kathakali dance recital under the ‘Horizon Series’ on June 2, 6 pm at NGMA Auditorium, National Gallery of Modern Art, 49, Manikyavelu Mansion, Palace Cross Road. The performance is by Sadanam Balakrishnan.
Rare look

An exhibition on Indian printmaking, titled ‘Between the Lines: Identity, Place and Power’ is being held at the NGMA auditorium till June 7. 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. 
Colombian voice

Colombian singer Viviana will perform on June 1, 7 pm at the Courtyard, Phoe-nix Marketcity, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road. Viviana resonates party-ready style of Columbian music which is light-hearted and is an opportunity to flex your moves.
Dance appreciation

An Indian classical dance appreciation and workshop series, featuring kathakali by Sadanam Balakrishnan and a lecture demonstration, will be held on June 1, 9 am to 12.30 pm (children) and 2 pm to 5.30 pm (adults) at Smriti Nandan, Nanda-Deep, No 15/3, Palace Road. There will also be a performance by Sadanam Balakrishnan on June 2, 6.30 pm at the auditorium of National Gallery of Modern Arts on Palace Road. 
Traditional form 

Banna Creations is hosting a ‘PHAD painting wo­rkshop’ on June 1 and 2, 1 pm to 6 pm, at the YWCA in Koramangala. PHAD is a traditional form of painting from the Bhilwara region of Raja­than. These paintings are pictorial representations of stories fr­om the Hindu epics and purana. 
Gujarati drama 

Jain Social Group is presenting a play in Gujarati on June 2, 5.45 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. The play features theatre artistes from Mumbai such as T V Muvi, Mukesh Raval and actor-director Jayesh Barbhaya. The artistes will be accompanied by Sejal Gala and Arya Barbhaya. The story revolves around marital life and has plenty of light moments. For details, call 9448063362. 
African beats

An African drum band will perform live on June 1, 5 pm at The Courtyard, Phoenix Marketcity, Mahadevapura, Whitefield Road. Entry is free.
Dokra artefacts 

ArtLabs is presenting, ‘Showcase of Brass Tracks - 2 Dokra Art Camp', an exhibition of Dokra artefacts, crafted by tribal artisans from Chhat­tisgarh, on June 2, 4 pm at Smilee Greens, Huskur Road. 
Endowment lecture

The Indian Institute of World Culture is presenting ‘M D Parthasarathy and Susheela Parthasarathy Memorial Endowment Lecture’ on June 2, 6 pm at Wadia Hall, No 6. B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi. The topic for the lecture is ‘Bhartruhari’s Neetishataka’ (A via media between Shrungara and Vairagya) and will be presented by Vedapushpa Iyengar.
‘Sunday Jam’

Freedom Jam is organising the ‘Sunday Jam’ on June 2, 4 pm at Jaaga on Double Road. This is a platform for musicians and bands from all genres who are interested in performing live. It is a forum for non-commercial, independent music. For details, log on to www.freedomjam.in.         
Wide platter 

The first annual ‘Bangalore Comics Convention’ will be held at Koramangala stadium, National Games Village on June 1 and  2. The highlight of the festival will be a ‘Cosplay’, a costume contest which includes five categories such as comic book/graphic novel’, ‘animated series’, ‘manga’, ‘sci-fi/fantasy’ and ‘gaming.’ Ten new book titles will be launched on the occasion. The convention will also have participants from different countries such as UK, UAE and United States of America.
Bubbly play 

Underdog Entertainment is presenting, ‘Love, Sex and Mocha’ on June 2, 5.30 pm at Alliance Francaise. Bubbly and frothy, this theatrical effort takes a quirky look at the man’s cup of woes. For details, call 9449596883. 
‘Anhad-Naad’

The Indian Institute of World Culture is presenting, Anhad-Naad, the mysticism of Sant Kabir Das in Hindustani classical style by Nityapriya Srivastava on June 1, 6 pm at Wadia Hall, No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.
Delightful evening 

Gokulam is presenting Kalaarnava 2013 on June 2, 9 am onwards at JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar 8th Block. Vidyaarnava award will be conferred on B Jayashree, a singer and theatre veteran and Kalaavatamsa will be awarded to Surmani Pravin Godkhindi, a Hindustani flautist and K Kalyan, a lyricist-poet on the occasion. The event will also feature a few cultural programmes such as Vachana and Dasarapada. The evening will have performances by Ambayya Nuli, Mandya Ramesh, Pravin Godkhindi, Nirupama-Rajendra and the choir team Antardhwani. 

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