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‘Portrayed’

 Gallery-g, in collaboration with Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, is presenting ‘Portrayed’, an exhibition curated and organised by the students, till September 9. The timings are 10 am to 6 pm. The exhibition provides them a platform to experience the curatorial environment through the workshop, and also an opportunity to showcase their work at Gallery-g, located on Lavelle Road.

‘Dead Man’s...’ 

 The play ‘Dead Man’s Cell Phone’ by Sarah Ruhl will be staged till September 15 at Jagriti Theatre, Whitefield.

   It is a wildly imaginative comedy by ‘Pulitzer Prize’ finalist Sarah Ruhl, author
of ‘The Clean House’ and ‘Eurydice’.

   It is the odyssey of a woman forced to confront her own assumptions about morality, redemption and the need to connect in a technologically-obsessed world.

   The show will be held at 8 pm on all days except Sunday when shows are at 3 pm and 6.30 pm.    There will be no show on September 9.    Tickets are available at www.bookmyshow.com and at Jagriti.    Discounts for students are available from Tuesday to Thursday.    For details, call 7829593342.

Painting exhibition

 The Art Dimensions is organising a painting exhibition, 3D art, art installation and ultra-violet shows from September 7 to 9, 4 pm at Chitrakala Parishath.

‘Sur Sanjeevani’

 Sur Sanjeevani, a concert by Trichur Brothers, will be held at Jnana Jyothi Auditorium, Palace Road on September 7, 6.30 pm.

‘Bhishmotpatti’

 The students of Yakshakala Academy will be presenting a yakshagana recital on September 7, 7 pm at KH Kalasoudha, Hanumanthanagar. 

   They will enact Bhishmotpatti written by Halasinahalli Narasima Shastree in 1900.
   It is directed by Krishnamurthy Thunga.    The event is organised by Sarvasva.

‘Moliere Tonight!’

 ‘Moliere Tonight!’ will be staged at Alliance Francaise on September 7 and 8, at 7 pm.

   It will have storytellers from Bangalore Little Theatre presenting six irreverently funny vignettes from the works of France’s best loved playwright Jean Baptiste Poquelain (Moliere).

   They will take you on a laughter-filled ride through the life of a man remembered fondly even centuries after his time.  The graduates of 2013’s ‘Summer Project On
Theatre’ will sing and dance to bring alive Moliere’s best known characters —
the hornswoggler and the swashbuckler, the social climber and the pill popper, the middle aged rake and drunken quack.  Adapted from ‘Moliere Alive!’ by Vijay Padaki,
the play is directed by Priya Venkatesh and Naveen Tater.  Entry is free.

 Galerie Sara Arakkal

is hosting its ‘10th Annual Show 2013’ on September 7, 11 am. It will have paintings by Yusuf Arakkal, Asma Menon, CF John, Azis TM, Babu Namboodiri etc.

‘Gajamukha’

 Gajamukha, an exhibition of paintings, is being held at Magnitude Gallery, No. 140/13, 27th Cross, 3rd Block, Jayanagar.

The name of the theme has been derived from one of the 108 sobriquets Lord Ganesha is known by.

Rock on

 A Dubai-based rock band, ‘Core 304’, will perform at Bflat, Indiranagar, on September 7, 7.30 pm onwards.

‘Jodi Aar...’

 Enad will be presenting Badal Sarkar’s Bengali comedy play Jodi Aar Ekbaar on September 7, 4 pm and 7 pm at ADA Rangamandira. This play was once produced by Shambhu Mitra and Ramaprasad Banik, 39 years ago.

Bharatanatyam

 Drishti Art Centre is presenting the bharatanatyam rangapravesha of Kruti Waghmare, a disciple of Anuradha Vikranth, on September 7, 6.30 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. The venue is Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple, 11th Cross, Malleswaram.


‘Somewhat Like...’

 Just Theatre is presenting the play ‘Somewhat Like a Balloon’ on September 7 (7.30 pm) and 8 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm) at Ranga Shankara. It is written and directed by Vinod Ravindran. It is devised and performed by Anjali Nair, Anshul Pathak, Rency Philip and Swetanshu Bora. ‘Somewhat Like a Balloon’ is a play about the idea of ‘home’ and journeys, both real and metaphorical.

It narrates the story of a boy who goes out into the unknown world in search of his missing father. His magical journey is peppered by the people he meets, the places he visits and the characters he encounters. The play uses imagery, puppets, pantomime and objects.

 ‘Aaine’

  Aaine, a play in Hindi directed by Kamal Pruthi, will be staged on September 8, 7 pm at Atta Galatta, 134, KHB Colony, 5th Block, Koramangala.

It is a collage of highly engaging and hilarious folktales directed by Kamal Pruthi and written by Rashmi Ramani. 

It has an entertaining string of stories performed by storytellers in a dramatised narrative that captivate the attention of adults and children. Stories to be performed are Aaina (Mirror), Munasib Bantwara (fair distribution), Mallah Aur Vidwan (Boat rower and a scholar) and Bhoot Ghudsawar (The Ghostrider). 

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