In my city

In my city


Ananya Nrithyollasa-14 will be held at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram on September 21, 6 pm. As part of this, ‘Utsaha - The joy of dancing together’ will be presented by Roopasri Vittal and Ramaa Venugopalan.

Utsaha will have rare compositions of Karnataka Vaggeyakaras, presented in the traditional Margam format, conceptualised and choreographed by the two dancers. The accompanying artistes of the evening include DS Srivathsa, Praveen Kumar, VR Chandrashekar Vivek Krishna. This will be followed by a bharatanatyam recital by Shruti N Murthy.

‘Tharang Utsav’
Tharang Utsav 2013, a classical music and dance festival, is happening on September 28 and 29 at ADA Rangamandira.

There will be a flute recital at 4.30 pm by Suryanarayanan Iyer, bharata­natyam by Aparna Vinod at 5.30 pm and bharatanatyam at 6.30 pm by Bhragha Bessel.

There will be a Hindustani vocal recital at 4.30 pm by Rina Basu, odissi at 5.30 pm by Sharmila Mukherjee and bharatanatyam at 6.30 pm by B Bhanumathi and Sheela Chandrashekhar.

Paying tribute

G Seshappa and Smt Sundaramma Charitable Trust is presenting a tribute to Muthuswamy
Dikshitar on September 27, 6.30 pm at the Bangalore Gayana Samaja Auditorium, KR Road .

It will feature some of his popular and celebrated kriti. The dancers for the evening’s presentation include Poornima Ashok, Sathyanarayana Raju, Soundarya Srivatsa, Parshwanath Upadhye, Preethi Sundarajan, Mithun Shyam, Anil Iyer and Madhuchandra, Rasika Ensemble (Shiva­ranjani, Divyaranjini, Bhavani Kulkarni) and Chaturgamini group (Anju Nair, Pruthvi Sharma, Gowri Shankar, Aditi Sadashiva).

The compositions for the male dancers Mithun Shyam, Anil Iyer and Madhuchandra and the Rasika Ensemble are choreographed by Kiran Subramanyam.

The rest of the dancers have choreographed their own numbers. The event is conceptualised by Usha RK.

‘Kalari Sattva’
Kalari Gurukulam is presenting the first edition of Kalari Sattva, a solo performance by Sudarshan Sampath, on September 20, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan Auditorium, Malleswaram.
Kalari Sattva is an open platform for the emerging kalaripayattu talents to showcase their diverse skills being traditional and aesthetically appealing.

Kala Sindhu Academy of Dance and Related Arts is organising Rangarpane by S Deepthi
on September 22, from 6 pm onwards, at ADA Rangamandira, opposite Ravindra Kalakshetra, JC Road.

A bharatanatyam recital by Gagana Badrinath and Suchitra Diwakar will be held under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ on September 20, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Center, Nrupathunga Road.


HCG Foundation is organising a contemporary art show called Alae till September 30,
from 10 am to 6 pm, at Swasti Contemporary Art Gallery.

From drawings and paintings to graphics, the show will have interesting art works on display.

The participating artists include JMS Mani from Bangalore, Sunitha Varma from Rajpur, Jayaraj from Chennai and Ravindra Salve from Delhi.

Kambala, an exhibition of photographs by Sudha Basavaraj, will be on view till September 21, from 10.30 am to 6 pm, at Gallery Sumukha.


Strings attached
The Majolly Music Trust is holding the ‘Festival of Strings’ featuring some terrific
musicians from India and abroad on September 20, 21 and 22.

On September 20, the festival will feature American classical guitarist Daniel Linden and Santosh Chandran with his own inimitable style of Indo-Flamenco.

On September 21, Santosh Chandran will perform live in concert with his band, and September 23 will feature Prakash Sontakke with Gerard Machado with Hindustani-jazz fusion. For details, call 8722210941.

In tune
‘Saralaya Sisters’ will perform at HN Kalakshetra, National College on September 20, 6.15 pm.

‘Baithak’ series
Ranjani Fine Arts is holding the Hindustani music Baithak series, which will feature a performance by Chandramouli Rao (vocal),Madhukar Malay (tabla), Surya
Upadhaye (harmonium), Jagannath Rao and team (tanpura) on September 21, 5 pm
at 3rd Floor, Sobha Lakeview Clubhouse, off  Outer Ring Road, Bellandur.

Electronic feast
Dutch artist Hardwell, one of the most popular DJs in the world, will perform at the ‘Sunburn Arena with Hardwell’ event at Supernova Arena, Yelahanka on September 21, from 5 pm to 10 pm. His recent releases and sets at major festivals like ‘Ultra’ have  propelled him into the top echelons of electronic music globally.

‘Children’s Carnatic...’
Bhoomija is presenting ‘Children’s Carnatic Choir’, directed by Bombay Jayashri, on September 19, 7 pm at MLR Convention Centre, Brigade Millenium Campus, JP Nagar. On September 20, 8 pm it will be held at Jagriti  Theatre, Whitefield. The concept and direction of the choir is by Bombay Jayashri. Eighteen of Bangalore’s children sing in the choir while young musicians from Chennai will accompany them. Pushan Kripalani of Mumbai has done the script and production design. Tickets for the show are available on book­, and mycity­ Tickets will be available at the venues too on the days of the show, depending on availability.

Soulful singing
Ashwini Bhide Deshpande will perform the morning ragas at the ‘10th Dhwani BKF Pandit Mallikarjun Mansur Hindustani Music Festival’ on September 21 and 22 at the JSS Auditorium.

This is being organised by The Bangalore Kidney Foundation.

Sound Tree Media, in association with Bflat, is presenting ‘Blitzkrieg - Battle of Bands Preliminaries at Bflat, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar on September 19. The preliminaries for the Bangalore zone will be held from 6 pm, followed by a live performance by the popular local rock band ‘Solder’ at 8 pm. ‘Solder’ will also be the judges for this contest and will headline the event with their concert once the winners have been chosen. The winning team goes on to perform at ‘Blitzkrieg’ in Delhi.

Shree Sharada Samskrutika Sangha and SBI Officers’ Colony Residents Welfare Association is organising ‘Muthuswamy Deekshitaru and Adhyathma Gayana and Vyakhyana’. Gayana is by KV Krishnaprasad and Vyak­hy­ana is by KN Venkatanarayana. It will be held
on September 21, 6.30 pm at No 57, SBI Officers’ Colony Community Centre, Basaveshwarnagar.


A workshop for filmmakers and professionals — ‘The International Arena on how to work in film with partners and subjects from elsewhere’ — by Dorothee Wenner, will be held on September 24, 2 pm at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. This is being held as part of the ‘Meet-the-Curator’ series. In this workshop, Dorothee Wenner will take a closer look at the nature of international co-operations as a filmmaker. She has experienced the best and worst sides of working as an ‘outsider’ in countries other than her own — some of her earlier films were shot in India, Poland, Nigeria.

For registration, send your CV and statement of interest to: The deadline for registrations is September 20, 7 pm at Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan.

   For details, call 25205305/6/7/8 or visit:

Film fest
Suchitra Film Society, in collaboration with Gothenburg University – School Film Directing, Goethe Institute-Max Muller Bhavan, Alliance Francaise and Polish Minister of Culture, is holding the ‘Fourth Suchitra Short Film Festival’ for emerging film-makers.

The festival will take place from September 20 to 22 in Bangalore. More than 15 countries will be participating in it. Some of the engagements during the festival will be workshops, panel discussions and sessions by Juhi Chaturvedi (script writer of ‘Madras Café’ and ‘Vicky Donor’), Ramesh Aravind (actor/director) and Prakash Belawadi (actor/director). For details. log on to You can also call 9845055034.

Fashion show
‘My Beautiful Bump 2013’, a movement to cherish every pregnant woman and young mother, will be held on September 22, 11 am to 4.30 pm, at  MLR Convention Centre, JP Nagar.The event features a fashion show and beauty pageant around the theme ‘Air, Water, Fire’; panel discussion with eminent doctors and specialists around ‘Conception, Natural Birth and Breast feeding’ and games.  For details, log on to

On stage
The Majolly Music Trust is holding a music theatre course, which will start in October and will be held every Monday (from 5 pm to 6 30 pm) for participants from teens upwards. This course will be taken by music theatre professional, Kenishaa Francis, and will involve not only singing and acting, but also script writing, dance, song writing, and other aspects of back stage production. For details, call 8722210941or

Book launch
The release of Asia Centre’s book ‘India’s Security Environment’ will be held on September 23, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage. For details, call 9886599675.


Political satire
WeMove theatre is premiering its whole new play, a political satire called ‘Magadi Days’, on September 22, 7.30 pm at KH Kalasoudha. This play, written and directed by Abhishek Iyengar in Kannada, is a political satire which revolves around the characters inspired from the serial ‘Yes Minister’. The play is based on series of political consequences that arise in Magadi.

Laugh out
Comedian Russell Peters will perform as part of ‘The Russell Peters Notorious World Tour’ at the Koramangala Indoor Stadium on October 31.Known for his brand of observational
comedy, Peters also plays out ethnic, social and cultural stereotypes in his comedy routine.
Tickets for the show are available on and

‘Gossips of...’
‘Gossips of 47’, a play in Hindustani, will be held on September 21, 7.30 pm and September 22, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara.

‘Piya Behrupiya’
The Company Theatre will be performing Piya Behrupiya at Ranga Shankara on October 4
and 5, 7.30 pm and on October 6, 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. The show is directed by Atul Kumar and translated by Amitosh Nagpal. Tickets are available at and tele-bookings can be made on 09820192778.