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Kanagal Nrityalaya Trust is presenting the Bharatanatyam Rangapravesha of Manasa, disciple of Guru Ramu Kanagal, on January 23 at JSS auditorium, shivaratheshwara Centre, Jayanagar 8th Block at 6.30 pm.

Drishti fest

Anuradha VikrantDrishti Art Centre will present the 5th Drishti Dance Festival on January 23, 6 pm at the Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval. Many world class performances will be featured in the event. There will be a Bharatanatyam recital by Anuradha Vikranth, Odissi recital by Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, Kathak by Nadam Dance Ensemble, Kuchipudi by Surya Rao and Prateeksha Kashi. For details, call 9845555422.


Janani Narayanan will present a Bharatanatyam recital called Nrityamala, ‘A garland of dances’, on January 24, 6.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

Fine footwork

Sreedevi Santosh Sharma, a disciple of Geetha Ananthanarayan, will have her Bharatanatyam Rangapravesha at ADA Rangamandira on January 24, 6.30 pm  She has been learning Bharatanatyam for the past 20 years and has completed her vidwat in Bharatanatyam and junior level in Carnatic music.


Shivapriya School of Dance has organised the Bharatanatyam Rangapravesha of Shivani Shivakumar on January 21, 6.15 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road. 
Shivapriya received formal training under the guidance of Guru Padmini Achchi at the age of six. She is now being trained under Sanjay Shantaram and Shama Sanjay.

The Vishranthi Trust is hosting a fusion dance performance by actress Shobana and her troupe on January 24 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Shobana is particularly known for her ‘abhinaya’, clarity of line and strong rhythmic command of the idiom. For donor passes, call 9900584471 or log on to


Garuda Natya Sangha will present a humour and dance event, titled Sangama at the
Indian Institute of World Culture, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi on January
24, 6.30 pm.

The Vishranthi Trust is hosting a fusion dance performance by actress Shobana and her troupe on January 24 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Shobana is particularly known for her ‘abhinaya’, clarity of line and strong rhythmic command of the idiom. For donor passes, call 9900584471 or log on to


Feast to ears

Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha will hold its ‘Sixth Music and Dance Festival’, at Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL 2nd Stage, Indiranagar.

The six-day festival, beginning January 22, will feature outstanding performers in the field of classical music and dance. Sangeetha Kalanidhi Vidwan R K Srikantan will present his concert on the inaugural day, supported by his son Ramakanth.
On January 23, the concert will be presented by N Rajam, Hindustani violinist. On January 24, Bombay Sisters Saroja and Lalitha will present a duet.

 On January 25, flautist S Shashank will perform while dancer Urmila Satyanarayan will give her presentation on January 26.


Natanatarangini, a school of dance and music, is conducting competitions in various art forms as a part of its annual celebrations on January 30 and 31.

The competitions will take place in the fields of Devaranama, Carnatic vocal, instrumental, ‘Bharatanatyam’, ‘Bhagwad Gita’ recital and drawing. There is no age bar for the participants of classical dance and music.

However, the painting competition is restricted to boys and girls below 16
years of age. Interested people would have to go through a selection process before participating in the competition. For details, call 9341212972.

‘Sangeet Mahotsav’

The 27th Gururao Deshpande Sangeet Mahotsav, an all night music mehfil, will be held on January 30, 9 pm, at Gymkhana Indoor Stadium, IISc, near Yeshwantpur

Artistes who will perform include Padmabhushan Prabha Atre (vocal), Pandit Vinayak Torvi (vocal), R K Padmanabh (Carnatic vocal), Uday Bhawalkar (dhrupad), Murad Ali (sarangi) and Rina Basu (vocal).

Raga concerts

 Aishwarya Vidya RaghunathRaga Mala, a festival of raga-based concerts, will be held from January 23 to 25 at Ananya Sabhangana, 4th Main, Malleswaram. The artistes performing include Aishwarya Vidya Raghunath, Cherthalai Rangantha Sharma, R N Srilatha.

Carnatic strains

A Carnatic classical concert will be held on February 5 at Yavanika, Nrupathunga Road at 6.30 pm.
Artistes performing are Maragadhavalli G on vocal, Bhuvaneshwari G on violin, Lakshmi G on mridangam, Dhayanidhi G on morching, Balaji on tabla and Thangavelu on kanjeera.


Evergreen will perform live at the Hard Rock Café, St Mark’s Road, on January 23, 8.30 pm.


K*N*A*P will perform on January 22, 8.30 pm onwards at B Flat, Indiranagar.        The event will be A Tribute to Sting and The Police.

Annual fest

The 45th annual music festival of Karnataka College of Percussion will be held from January 24 to January 29, 6.30 pm at Sri Rama Mandira, between 8th and 9th Cross, East Park Road, Malleswaram.

Golden greats

Rang De Basanti 2010 Golden Greats, vintage and golden melodies from the 40s, 50s and 60s, led by saxaphone king of Bollywood Manohari Da, will be held from January 23 to 26 at Gayathri Vihar, Palace Grounds. For details, call 9845599160. 


‘Robinson and Crusoe’

The play Robinson and Crusoe will be staged on February 5 and 6 (7.30 pm) at Ranga Shankara. On February 7, the play will be staged at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. The play is directed by Gracias Devraj.

One man show

Kaye Riley’s one man show, Sex, Drugs, Rock & Roll will be held at the Alliance Francaise on January 21, 8 pm. Tickets are available at the venue.

On stage

Chetan Bhagat’s Five Point Someone, adapted, produced and directed by Evam, will be staged at Ranga Shankara on January 26, 27, 28 and 29 at 7.30 pm.

Tickets are available at Landmark (both outlets), Crossword Book Store, Blossoms Book House, Goobe's Book Republic and online at


‘Call of Contours’

An exhibition of paintings, titled Call of Contours, by Dhiraj Choudhury will be held at Gallery Time and Space till January 30. The artist is working in wood and bronze for the first time.

All landscapes

An exhibition of CPB Prasad’s latest paintings on Landscapes and
Landscapes Abstract is on at Studio Bezel Art Gallery, Shrungar Shopping Centre, Church Street, between 1 am and 7.30 pm, till January 28.

Splash on

Galerie Sara Arakkal will be holding a solo show of Sujith Kumar G S Mandya, called ‘Invisible Greens’ till January 22, from 11 am to 7 pm, at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat, Kumara Krupa Road.  

Many strokes

Murali Cheeroth’s first solo painting exhibition will be held at Sumukha Art Gallery, 24/10 BTS Depot, Wilson Garden till January 30.

Photo finish

Tasveer is presenting Faith, an exhibition of photographs by Fawzan Husain, from January 22 to February 13 at Sua House, Kasturba Road Cross.
Toon world

The Political Pickle, a cartoon exhibition of Shreyas Navare, will be open to public till January 23, from 10 am to 6 pm, at the Indian Cartoon Gallery, No 1, Midford House, Midford Garden, off M G Road.

Masters’ work

Manoj Mitra's creation.A exhibition called Masters From Bengal celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Society of Contemporary Artists, Bengal, will be held from January 23 to February 15 at Mahua Art Gallery, Sadashivnagar.

The artists include Sadhan Chakraborthy, Suhas Roy, Ganesh Haloi, Sanat Kar, Manu Parekh, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Manoj Mitra, Bimal Kundu, Sunil Das, Niranjan Pradhan and Manik Talukdar.


Mariposa — a solo show by artist Nishant Dange will be on at Kynkyny Art Gallery, Infantry Road till February 5. Nishant’s paintings in charcoal on

‘Hidden Nature’

An exhibition of paintings called Hidden Nature by Ganapati Hegde is on at Gallery G, Maini Sadan, Lavelle Road till January 22. 



Orange Sky Productions is conducting its 12th workshop batch on acting,
for both film and theatre. The duration of the workshop is for two months, with
sessions held thrice in a week. For details, call 9241211959.

Film screening

Film screening of Bishar Blues, directed by Amitabh Chakroborty, will be held at the Bangalore International Centre on January 23, 6.30 pm.

Bishar Blues is a 90-minute film based on the fakirs of Bengal, exploring their music and their deeply spiritual everyday life. For more details, call 25359680.

Cottage mela

The Central Cottage Industries Emporium is hosting an exhibition of
crafts and their creators from all over the country at Safina Plaza.

Art, craft and textiles which are all created by expert craftsmen will be on display.

The fair will continue till January 31, and will remain open on all days. The timings are between 10 am and 9 pm.

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