Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city


‘We Are The World’

Tooryatrika, the theatre branch of The Peepul Tree, is staging the play We Are The World at Ravindra Kalakshetra on November 29, 11.15 am  The play deals with the conflict between nature and technology and how they decide to co-exist without harming each other and be useful to man. Donor passes are available at the Peepul Tree office. For details, call 23416543, 23416776.
In motion

The Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan and Ranga Shankara will present a powerful dance-theatre performance by the Ben J Riepe Kompanie from Düsseldorf, Germany on November 29 at the Ranga Shankara. The event called Love, Death and Devil - The Piece will be held at 7.30 pm. Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara, and the Goethe-Institut. For details, call 25205305/6.

‘Waiting for Godot’

Indian Stage, an epicenter of performing arts, presents Samuel Beckett’s play Waiting for Godot by Benjamin Gilani, starring Naseeruddin Shah and others on November 29, 7.30 pm at Christ University, Hosur Road, Bangalore. For details call 9880036611.

Solo play

Kriyative Theatre presents the 73rd show of Laxmi Chandrashekar’s much-acclaimed solo play in Kannada Singarevva Mattu Aramane (an adaptation of Dr Chandrashekara Kambara's novel) at Tharabalu Kendra, R T Nagar (near BDA Complex) on November 28, 7 pm.


Works on existence

Exploration of Existence, an exhibition of Rani Rekha’s recent works, will be on display from November 27 to December 10 at the SaraArakkal Galerie, ITPL Road, BEML Layout. The timing is 11 am to 6.30 pm.  

A colour riot

Veda Art Gallery will present an art exhibition by artist Ranjit Das till December 12 at the Veda Art Gallery. On display are some of the most vibrant works of artist Ranjit Das in a riot of colours. The gallery is at Veda Art Gallery, No1 , Kumara Park.

Creative collection

The 34th group exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the members of Spectrum Artist’s Circle is open for  public at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Gallery No 3, Kumara Krupa Road till November 30, from 10 am to 7 pm. 

Many sculptures

Gallery Sumukha presents Sun was a Myth sculptures by Nandesh Shanthi Prakash till November 30,10 am to 6 pm, at 24/10 BTS Depot Road, Wilson Garden.

Solo show

Mystical Narratives, a solo exhibition by Seema Kohli, will be on till December 7 at the Mahua Art Gallery, 344/8 (above Vijaya Bank), IV Main Road, Sadashivanagar.

Cartoon time

The Indian Institute of Cartoonists has organised an exhibition of cartoons, Bangalore in Cartoons at the Indian Cartoon Gallery, Midford Road. The exhibition will be on till November 28, from 10 am to 6 pm. For details, call 25595252.

Sinha’s works

An exhibition of paintings by Sarojini Sinha will be held till November 29 at the Pratima’s Art Gallery, M G Road from 11 am to 8 pm.

Intricate creations

Ganjam, in association with Spectrum Artists Circle, is presenting a week-long art exhibition of paintings and sculptures at the Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat till November 30, 10 am to 7 pm. It will have on display paintings and sculpture by eight distinguished and well-known artists including Anjan Sen Gupta, Sukumar Das, Tarun Banerjee, Murari Mohan Basu, Biswajit Mondal, Anupam Karmakar, Narayan Sutradhar and Samir Saha.

‘Vanishing India’

Vanishing India, an exhibition of paintings by Maya Devi Menon, will be held from November 27 to 29 at the  Chitrakala Parishat, from 10.30 am to 7 pm. Themes of the exhibition will be representational paintings from Vanishing India series, Family Album, Tropical Flowers,  etc. For details, 41105615.


Kathak recital ‘Aroh’, a Kathak performance by Prathama Prasad, who is a disciple of Maya Rao, will be held on December 4, 6.30 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Prathama is the daughter of actress Vinaya Prasad.


Bharatanatyam Rangapravesha of Kirthana Ganesh, a disciple of renowned dancer Guru Shobha Shashikumar, will be held at the JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar 8th Block, on November 29, 6 pm.

On the same occasion, Shobha Shashikumar will offer Guru Namana to Kalashree Revathi Narasimhan and late Sundari Santhanam.

Odissi dance

Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre is presenting an Odissi dance performance Experiential Journey in Odissi by Devjani Sen, who is the disciple of the late Padmavibhushan Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, on  November 27, 6 pm. The evening will have the Odissi repertoire along with a brief history and basic demonstration about the dance form at Smriti Nandan Cultural Centre, Nanda-deep, No 15/3, Palace Road. For details, call 22258091/65979732.

‘Sammilan 09’

Kalari Academy of Performing Arts will present Sammilan 09 on November 28, 7 pm at the NMKRV Auditorium, Jayanagar. The event will showcase a blend of contemporary dance with Kalaripayattu, presented by talented young artists from India and abroad.

It will also have a performance by Maja Drobac, dancer and choreographer from Croatia. Passes are available at the Gangarams Book Bureau, M G Road; Kalari Academy of Performing Arts, Brigade Road.

For tele-booking, call 9880036611. 

Latin moves

Latin Dance India is hosting an international dance festival titled India Hip Hop and Latino Festival ’09 from December 4 to 6. Renowned international dance instructors from various countries will take part in the fest.
 For more details, call 41627961.


Shristi Centre of Performing Arts and Institute of Dance Therapy has completed 40 years.

A music and dance festival has been organised to
commemorate the event on November 29, 6 pm at the Ravindra Kalakshetra.
For more details, call 9845698089, 26671853.

‘Dancejathre 2009’

Shambhavi School of Dance will be holding Dancejathre 2009 on December 19 and 20 at the Freedom Park in the City. For details, call 23357457, 23148164.


The Indian Institute of World Culture is holding a Bharatanatyam performance by Priyanka L Achar on November 26, 6 pm at No 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.
For more details, call 26678581.

Pot Pourri


A music workshop will be held this month at Alliance Francaise de Bangalore. The classes will consist of interesting information about music, theory, history and other elements behind it and a great deal of information and training on how to nurture a good performing voice for the stage, especially for singing. For details, contact workshopbangalore@


Sangeetha Sabha

Rajmahal Vilas Sangeetha Sabha has organised a music concert on November 29, 5.30 pm, at the Raghothaman Memorial Building, Sanjaynagar.
For more details, call 9880384858.

Festival time

Academy of Music is presenting a grand music festival till November 29 at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. P Unnikrishnan, R K Padmanabha, Kadri Gopalnath, Ganesh and Kumaresh and Vidushi Aruna Sairam will be performing with many other popular artists.

For details, call 23445810.

Gayana Samaj

M A Narasimhachar Music Foundation, the cultural organisation, is celebrating the 8th annual music festival from November 27 to 29 at the Bangalore Gayana Samaj Hall. On November 27, veena artist Suma Sudhindra will be awarded Gaana Varidhi title at 6 pm.

Classical vocal

Shruti presents Hindustani classical vocal recital by Mounesh Kumar Chavani, accompanied by Shashikanth Kulkarni, on tabla and Umakanth Puranik on harmonium, November 29 at 5.30 pm.

The venue is Kalashree, 966/26,
opposite ESI Hospital, 3rd Block,

Sufi music

Enjoy the bliss of Sufi and Mystic music at Ruhaniyat - the All India Sufi and Mystic Music Festival 2009-10, that will commence on November 29, 6.30 pm. The venue is Jayamahal Palace Hotel, Jayamahal Road, behind Cantonment Railway Station.

It will feature Kabirpanthi Nirguni songs, Arabic Sufiana Mausiqi, Mystic songs, Bauls, Qawwals and the likes from across India and Egypt.

Annual fest

Sri Guru Samartha Sangeetha Vidyala is holding its seventh annual music fest on November 29, 4 pm at Kannada Bhavan on J C Road. Vidhushi Sneha Handiholi is the vocalist for the event. For details, call 9449671971.


Nadaranjini Sangeetha Sabha, Basaveshwaranagar, is holding the 9th Kartika Sangeethotsava till November 29. Daily concerts will be held at Dharani Mahila Sangha, behind Main Post Office, Basaveshwarangar at 6.30 pm.

Dey in concert

A tribute to Dadasaheb Phalke Award Winner called ‘Manna Dey – Live in Concert’ will be held on November 29, 10.30 am at the Dr B R Ambedkar Bhavan, Miller’s Road. For details call 9845447130.