Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city

Metrolife in the city


Contemporary takes

Sowmya Jaganmurthy is performing 3knots, a classical and contemporary dance on December 11 at 7 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram.

Kathak recital

Samam is organising a Kathak dance festival on December 12, 6.30 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. The festival will portray Kathak dance in the traditional Lucknow Gharana style. It will showcase various aspects of Kathak, such as pure technique, expressive compositions, story-telling, jugalbandhis, complex compositions and other fine nuances entailed in the dance form.


Nataraja Nruthya Shala will be holding the Rangapravesha of Tejaswini K, disciple of G S Rajalaxmi on December 13 at Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road from 6.15 pm onwards.   

‘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.

‘Samanvay Fest’
The Samanvay Arts Festival will be held on December 28, 7 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Indian classical dances by various exponents will be the highlight. The programme is presented by Sri Rajarajeshweri Kala Niketan along with the Acdemy of Music.


Riot of colours

Veda Art Gallery will present an art exhibition by artist Ranjit Das till December 12 at the Veda Art Gallery. On display will be some of the most vibrant works of artist Ranjit Das in a riot of colours. The gallery is located Veda Art Gallery, No 1, Kumara Park, Next to BDA.

Cartoon time

An exhibition of cartoons by Shettigar Brothers, Siddakatte will be held till December 19 at the Indian Cartoon Gallery, No 1, Midford House, Midford Garden, Off M G Road.

Visual artists

Integrating the Times, a group show of eight visual artists – Kumaresan, Sunil Sree, Aneesh, Guru Nathan, Saravanan P, Suresh K P, Suresh Kumar and Yuvraj – will be held till December 24 at the Gallery Blue Spade, The Chancery, No 10/6, Lavelle Road.

‘Edge of Faith’

Tasveer is presenting ‘Edge of Faith’, an exhibition of photographs by Prabuddha Dasgupta will be on display from December 10 to January 2 at Tasveer, Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Road Cross. On December 10, ‘Edge of Faith’ by William Dalrymple (author) and Prabuddha Dasgupta (photographer) will also be launched.

Arts education

The Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan and India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) are jointly hosting an arts education conference on December 11 – 12 at The Chancery Pavilion, Residency Road. This conference is an extension of ‘Kali-Kalisu’, a project to empower the school teacher through arts pedagogy training workshops. For details, contact 23414681.

Bronze sculptures

Gallery Sumukha is hosting bronze sculptures by a group of sculptors till December 12, between 10 am and 6 pm.


An exhibition of the Institute for Cultural Relations Germany, Sigmar Polke - Music from an Unknown Source is on at Goethe-Institute/Max Mueller Bhavan till December 18, between 9 am and 6.30 pm. This collection of 40 gouaches offers a unique aesthetic opportunity for art buffs and students. For details, call, 25205305.

On display

An exhibition of well-known artist Laxman Aelay is on display at Veda Art Gallery, next to BDA  till December 18.

 For details, call 9845172881

Bold Strokes

Art Connect presents Bold Strokes, the art workshop, till December 10, from 9.30 am to 1.30 pm at Moksham, 294 Whitefield Main Road.
For details call, 28450277


Double Bill

Yours Truly Theatre has put together an interactive theatre double bill on December 12 and 13, 7 pm at the Nayana Hall, Ravindra Kalakshetra.

The play, Dont Make Me Laugh is done in playback theatre style, where actors
enact reactions and stories of audiences on the spot.

In Mushaira Theatre, actors will be creating shayari on the spot. They will even create compositons based on reactions by audiences on the spot.

‘Happy Days’

The play Happy Days will be staged on December 12 (7 pm) and 13 (3.30 pm and 7.30 pm) at Ranga Shankara. For details, call 98800 36611.

Sanket will stage Neenaanaadre Naaneena on December 19 and 20 (7.30 pm) and on December 20 (3.30 pm) at Ranga Shankara. The play is a Kannada version of William Shakespeare’s Comedy of Errors.

It is written and directed by Surendranath, with Sihikahi Chandru in the lead. He is supported by Pa Pa Pandu Jahangir, Srinath Vasishta and Kalpana Naganath. The sets are designed by M S Sathyu and the music is scored by V Manohar.

Tickets are available at Ranga Shankara.

‘Urban Turban’

Evam Entertainment will stage Urban Turban at Alliance Francaise (Vasanth Nagar) on December 11 ( 5.30 pm and 8 pm) and December 12 (3 pm, 5.30 pm and 8 pm). The show runs for 60 minutes.

Tickets are are available at Landmark (both outlets), Crossword Book Shop
(Residency Road), Blossons Book Store (Church Street), Goobe's Book Republic (Church Street) and online at

For  details, call 96864 67771 or 09840222363.

Kannada play

Antharanga is performing a Kannada play Shalabhanjike, woven around the story written by K N Ganeshaiah at Ranga Shankara on December 11 at 7.30 pm. For details, call 9880914509.


Carnatic vocal

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha will feature a Carnatic vocal concert by Poornima Krishnan on December 19, 6 pm at the Sabha. She will be accompanied by Anuthama Murali on violin and C Cheluvaraj on mridangam.


More recitals

Shruti is organising a Hindustani classical vocal recital by Omkar Havaldar, assisted by Kedarnath Havaldar on tabla and Satish P Kolli on harmonium on December 13, 5.30 pm at ‘Kalashree, 966/26, Opp ESI Hospital, III Block, Rajajinagar. For details, call 23355687

Acoustic band

Tuborg Acoustic Adventures is hosting The Whirling Kalapas, an acoustic band, at B Flat, Indiranagar on December 11, 7 pm onwards.


MES Kalavedi, the cultural wing of Mysore Education Society, is hosting a music concert by Vidushi Srividya Ramnath on December 19, MES College at 6.30 pm.

Rock on

The Galeej Gurus will perform live on December 14, 9 pm, at The Beach, 100 feet Road. The Galeej Gurus acclaimed originals include such popular numbers as Full Meals by the Wayside, High Above, Better When Blown, Make Some Noise, Physiological Breakdown, to mention a few.

Classical strains

Gokhale Institute of Public Affairs in collaboration with People for Raaga presents Hindustani classical vocal recital by Balachandra Nakod, assisted by Raghavendra Nakod on the tabla, Siddhartha on the harmonium at Gokhale Institute of Public affairs on Bull Temple Road on December 12, 6 pm. For details call, 26613148.

Orchestral treat

William Joseph Music Foundation is hosting an evening of orchestra and Christmas music titled, Global Peace and Harmony, featuring Italian pianist Massimo Folliero. She will perform Mozart's piano concerto in A Major 414 with William Joseph Symphony Orchestra and Chorale on December 15, 7.30 pm at the Leela Palace Grand Ball Room. For details, call 9845174324.

Duo in concert

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha is organising music concerts on December 12 and 19 at Purandara Bhavana, HAL Second Stage at 6 pm. Vechoor C Shankar and Poornima Krishnan will be performing on the occasion.


Blend of traditional ‘n’ contemporary style

Are you looking for that perfect traditional yet contemporary jewellery? Well, here are the latest trends in jewellery this season.

Jewellery designer Sunita Shekhawat, who with her label Midas is all set to introduce the filigree work in her new collection at an upcoming jewellery show, says, “Traditional jewellery designs never go out of fashion and would be bigger this season. Keeping in mind the taste of stylish jewellery aficionados, we have come up with our new line of traditional yet contemporary jewellery where we have extensively used the traditional filigree work and Mughal motifs. Though the technique is traditional, the designs are chic.”

Her new collection has everything a woman can ask for. From earrings to bangles to neck pieces and pendants, the new collection offers an array of stuff that one can sport on any occasion.

“Whether it’s a marriage or a party, the designs are such that they not only give a royal look to one’s traditional ensembles, but also makes one a head turner in western outfits,” says the designer.

The exhibition will be held from December 11 to 13 at Hotel Taj Residency. The designer can be reached at her designer studio — Midas Designer Jewellery, B-6b, Sterling, Prithviraj Road, C-Scheme, Jaipur. For details, call 09929777005 and 09314634834 or email


Pot pourri

Silk splendour

The Silk Sutra exhibition-cum-sale showcases a scintillating range of saris in patolas, paithanis, kanjeevarams, banarasis, bhagalpur and raigarh tussars, ikats, shiboris, bandhanis, kalamkaris, kanthas, block prints in silk, chanderi and maheshwari and many more styles, including fusion styles at Safina Plaza Hall, 84/85, Infantry Road till December 13, between 10 am and 8 pm.

Global Energy 2009, an expo and seminar focused on solar, wind and hydro energy, Biomass and LED scheduled, will be held on December 11 to 14 at Gayathri Vihar, Palace Grounds.

Fascinating stitches

Vedavalli Desikan and Madhu Gokhale will be presenting an exhibition of their Cross Stitch Embroidery and Needle Art Collection at Veda Art Gallery in Kumara Park on December 19 and 20. For details, contact 9620542511.

Workshop on films

Bangalore screenwriting workshop will be held from December 12 to 21 at St Joseph's Boy's High School, between 12 noon and 7 pm. The five-day will cover screenwriting, the art of translating script to screen, for all aspiring filmmakers and screenwriters.
For details, call 9880523606.