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Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city


‘Usne Kaha...’

Kalayan Theatre Group is presenting Usne Kaha Tha at Alliance Francaise on October 5 (5.30 pm and 7.30 pm) and October 6 (3.30 pm, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm). The story is by
Chandradhar Sharma Guleri and the playwright and director is Mathura Kalauny.

‘Dear Father’
Actor Paresh Rawal and his team will present the comedy ‘Dear Father’ on October 5, 3 pm and 6.30 pm at Jyoti Nivas College. The play has humour, a bit of thrill and a message.

‘Rocky Ka...’

Rocky Ka Insaaf, written and directed by Ashwini Kumar Chakre, will be staged on October 8 and 9, 7.30 pm at Ranga Shankara. The cast includes Pranay Pandey, Vaisakh Shankar, Parvathi Om, Ashutosh Vikram, Champa Saha, Apoorva Bhandari, Abhinav Kimothi and Faiq Gazdhar. Music is by Saurabh Sinha and Karan Kathiyar.

Play time

As part of Ranga Tantra’s annual Naatakotsava 2013, on September 28, 7 pm at KH Kalasoudha, the play Nanagyaako Doutu by Lakshman Rao
will be staged. On September 29, 7 pm, Ammavra Ganda by TP Kailasam will be

‘The Nuisance...’

Yours Truly Theatre Repertory presents a complete shadow theatre performance ‘The Nuisance of Hamlet’, directed by Ranji David, for children on
September 28 and 29, 3 pm and 6.30 pm at Yours Truly Alma. For telebooking, call 9845243051.

‘Ms Meena’

‘Ms Meena’ will be staged from September 27 to October 6 at Jagriti, Whitefield.
‘Ms Meena’ is a play that revolves around the essential lure of cinema and uses a combination of laughter and pathos to attract the viewer much as cinema does.

Lights on

The Company Theatre will be staging 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.


Beautiful mix Ed DeGenaro’s ‘Elektrik Circus!’ will be presented on September 27, 8.30 pm at Bflat, Indiranagar. It will have Ed DeGenaro (guitar), Ujjayinee Roy DeGenaro (vocals), Neil Smith (drums), Wayne Fernandez (bass) and Anthony Karuna (keyboard).

Edward DeGenaro is a fusion guitarist and master shredder from Germany/Los Angeles.

Cultural delight

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) will be presenting Carnatic music (instrumental) by Roopashree HK under the ‘Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme’ on September 27, 6.30 pm at Yavanika, State Youth Centre, Nrupathunga Road


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 8722210941 or email:

Young performers

The Majolly Music Trust, in association with Theme and Kawai pianos, is holding the second concert in its ‘Young Performer Concert Series’, featuring Dhruva Seshadri (piano) and Susanne Charlotte Berns (violin).

The venue is Theme Piano World, Koramangala and the event will be held on September 29, 5.30 pm.


A Hindustani classical vocal concert called Raag-Anurag by Anagha Bhat will be held on September 27, 6.30 pm at Bangalore International Centre, Teri Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur 2nd Stage.


Paying homage

The 25th edition of  Ashish Mohan Khokar’s ‘Dance DISCourse’ will be held at Alliance Francaise on September 28, 6.30 pm. Sharmila Mukherjee, Gayatri Ranbir and Meghna Das will perform dance pieces composed by Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Guru Deba­prasad Das and Guru Mayadhar Raut. The evening will also feature odissi dancer Madhulita Mohapatra and her students from Nrityantar.

The evening will begin with the screening of a rare film from ‘The Mohan Khokar Dance Archives’ on Orissa temples and sculptures, capturing the history, evolution and the journey of the beautiful dance. The programme will conclude with an interactive academic question-answer session with the audience.


‘Essence of Life - A Revolution in Dance and Music’, a dance and music show, will be held on September 28, 6 pm at Chowdaiah Memorial Hall. It will showcase the insights and the unique approach of Jiddu Krishnamurti through dance and music. There will be performances by renowned dancers in bharatanatyam, mohiniyattam, kathak, odissi and kuchipudi dance forms. Tickets can be availed at the venue on the date of the show and at Blossom Book House, Church Street. You can also book the tickets online at


Nidhika Loomba is showcasing her debut solo performance in kathak on October 2, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira, JC Road.


Tharang Utsav 2013, a classical music and dance festival, will be held
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 bharata­Anatyam at 6.30 pm by B Bhanumathi and Sheela Chandrashekhar.

Rich tribute

G Seshappa and Smt Sundaramma Charitable Trust are 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 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 event is conceptualised by Usha RK.

DJ night

Submerge will present dance music prodigy Mat Zo at Royal Orchid on September 28. Mat Zo is part of a new breed of  unrestricted DJ/producers.

‘Tear Drops...’

As part of ‘Bengaluru International Arts Festival’, on September 27, 6.30 pm, Impulse, a season of the UK contemporary dance, will present the dance ‘Tear Drops on Dust’.

It is supported by British Council and will be held at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.


Rhythmotion Trust is holding ‘Chalana ‘13 - Dance for a Cause’, on September 27, 6.30 pm at Alliance Francaise in support of the Deaf Aid Society.  A vibrant classical and contemporary dance by the Rhythmotion Ensemble, led by Chitra Arvind, will be

‘Yuva Nritya...’

The Drishti Ensemble led by Anuradha Vikranth is presenting Yuva Nritya Sambhrama, a spectacular classical and contemporary dance feature for the ‘Bangalore Arts International festival’ on September 28, 6 pm at Malleswaram Grounds.



Sublime Galleria, will host ‘Melange’ – a group art exhibition by 18 established and emerging artists – till October 10.  The artists are Bheemaraya Devikeri, Mahesh Pattar, Ruchika Motwani, Shibu Arakkal, Triveni Vinod, Konda Srinivasa Rao, Vivek Rao, Dnyati Wagh, Neena Vaishampayan, Swati Pasari, Elena-Renee Pereira, Sonu Mulchandani, Milind Nayak, Sujata Sah Sejekan, SAVimalanathan, Pragya Jain, Usha Shantharam and Bhavana. The timing is 11 am to 8 pm.

Annual show

Galerie Sara Arakkal is presenting its ‘10th Annual Show’ at its store at 156, 4th Main, BEML Layout, ITPL Road till October 15. Works of 45 artists will be presented.

Fine impressions

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.

Solo style

A solo show by Diana Marchis will be held fr­om September 28 to October 4 at Renaissance Gallerie.



‘The Return of the Story Teller’, a storytelling workshop and performance by Godfrey Duncan, will be held on September 30, 1.30 pm to 4.30 pm at British Library 23, Kasturba Road Cross.

His style of total improvisation, fabulous capacity for mimicry and ear for a wild story is outstanding.

‘Meet the...’

‘Meet the Artist - Jatin Das’ will be held at the NGMA auditorium on September 26, 5.30 pm.

Literature fest

The ‘Bangalore Literature Festival’ will be held at Crowne Plaza, Electronic City from September 27 to 29. Five contemporary literary greats from Germany, including German-pop-poetry-pioneer Bas Böttcher, authors like Tilman Rammstedt, Abbas Khider, Christopher Kloeble and Saskya Jain, will be participating. The range of events that these writers will participate include poetry slam, panel discussions, book launch, face-to-face interactions, question-and-answer-sessions, workshops for children, book display.

Two German books translated into English by Seagull Publishers, Kolkata through the Goethe-Institut Global Translation Grant Programme will be released at the festival in the presence of the authors and publisher. These are ‘The Village Indian’ (Der falsche Inder) by Abbas Khider and ‘The Emperor of China’ (Der Kaiser von China) by Tilman Rammstedt.

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