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A Bharatanatyam recital by Jyotsna Jagannathan, a disciple of A Lakshman, Nrithyalakshana, Chennai will be held at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram on August 26 at 7 pm. Based in the City, Jyotsna is an empanelled artiste with the ICCR, and a graded artiste of Doordarshan.  

Odissi recitals

Odissi lovers in the City will get a chance to savour the best of Odissi delights on August 29, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram.

Nrityantar will present its festival of Odissi dance Naman 2010, which will feature young artistes Pankaj Kumar Pradhan and Amulya Balabantaray from Bhubaneswar with  Sangeeta Dash from Pondicherry and Sharmila Mukherjee.

The Odissi duo Uday and Soumya Shetty will also perform.  Apart from these performances, this festival will feature an exhibition of rare photographs demonstrating the history of Odissi. 

Aditha Prakash, a disciple of  M R Krishnamurthy of ‘Kalakshithi’, will be presenting her ‘Bharatanatyam Rangapravesha’ on August 29, 6 pm at Ravindra  Kalakshetra, J C Road. Aditha has  rendered several performances under the ‘Kalakshiti’ banner.

‘Nritya Dhaare 8’

Ananya is organising Nritya Dhaare 8 on August 27, 6 pm onwards at Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram. On the occasion, there will be a Bharatanatyam recital by Namitha Desai, Mohiniyattam by Swapna Rajendrakumar and a Kuchupudi performance by Archana Punyesh.

‘Sai Nrityotsava’

ApoorvaSai Nrityotsava 16 will be held on September 1, 5.30 pm at Seva Sadan, Malleswaram. On the occasion, a kathak recital will be presented by the disciples of Chitra Venugopal while Articulate and SAI will present the dance-drama Bilva, choreographed by Kavya Shree N.
There will also be Bharatanatyam recitals by Raghunandan, Aparajita Sarma, Meghna Venkat and Odissi by Manasi Pandya.


Rasika Academy of Performing Arts will present the Bharatanatyam Rangapravesha of Apoorva C, disciple of Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran on August 28, 6.30 pm at ADA Rangamandira, J C Road. 


Flute treat

Ananya is organising a flute recital by N Rajkamal on August 28, 6 pm at Ananya Sabhangana, 4th Main, Malleswaram. H K Venkatram will play the violin.

Arjunkumar will play the mridanga and on the ghata will be M A Krishnamurthy. There will also be a violin recital on August 29, 4 pm at the same venue by Aishwarya Venkataraman. 

On mridangam will be Vellore Ramabhadran and on khanjira will be Vinod Venkataraman.
A vocal recital by P P Ramakrishnan will be presented on August 29, 6.30 pm, also at Ananya Sabhangana.   

Endowment concert

Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira is holding an endowment concert of R P Indira Devi on August 29, 5.30 p.m. On the occasion, a Carnatic vocal music concert by Sangeetha Kala Ratna Neela Ramgopal will be held. R K Shriramkumar will be on violin, Patri Satishkumar on mridanga and S Kartik on ghatam. The venue is Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira Concert Hall.

‘Utsav 2010’

Unnati is hosting Utsav 2010, a fund-raising concert on the occasion of Gokulashtami. This three-week festival will be held till September 6 at the Unnati Centre in Kasturinagar, near NGEF. 

On August 26, 6 pm, Sikkil C Gurucharan, H K Venkatram, Umayalpuram Sivaraman and E M Subramanyam will perform.

On August 27, 6 pm, Sudha Raghunathan, Embar S Kanan, Neyveli Skandasubramaniyam and S N Narayana Murthy will perform. For details, call 25301284 or 25567990.

For vocalists

World Music Center is introducing professional Carnatic music courses for budding vocalists.

The course includes training for vocalists by Padmabhushan Trichur V Ramachandran and Kalaimamani Charumathi Ramachandran who will be at the World Music Center, # 42/1, East Park Road, Between 17th and 18th Cross, Malleswaram for four days in a month. 

This month they will be at the centre from August 26 to 29. For details, call 9845252320.

Carnatic strains

Music Circle Chandra Layout is holding a Carnatic music concert by Priyanka C Prakash, disciple of Sangeeta Kalaratna Vidushi Neela Ramgopal, on August 28, 6 pm at No 12, Basaveshwara HBCS, 7th cross, 2nd Main, Chandra Layout.

She will be accompanied by Anand Vishwanathan on the violin and Adamya on the mridangam.

Jazz trio

BFlat is featuring one of America’s top contemporary jazz trios in concert on August 28 at 8.30 pm.

Alex Machacek (guitar) plays with Jeff Sipe (drums) and Neal Fountain (bass guitar).  They are on a four-city tour and this will be an exclusive concert in the City.

Live show

Bangalore band K.A.R.T will perform live at the Hard Rock Café on August 26, 8.45 pm. The band comprises  Sherin Jacob (vocals / percussion), Bryan Richard (bass / vocals), Jason Zachariah (keys / vocals), Wilfred Demoz (drums) and Naveen Thomas Joseph (guitars).

Different strains

Smriti Nandan is conducting the Devnandan Ubhayakar Yuva Sangeet Utsav at the Chowdiah Hall on August 28, 6 pm and on August 29, at 10 am and 6 pm.

On August 28, the festival will begin with the performance of Ruchira Kale (vocal).
This will be followed by a sarangi recital by Sarwar Hussain. On August 29, Omkar Hawaldar will perform in the morning. After which there will be a sitar recital by Hindol Deb. 

The evening will see the performance of Dhrupad singer Sanchita Chowdhury and the finale is a sarod recital by Arunabha Deb.

‘Samarasa Samvadini’

Bijapure Harmonium Foundation presents a unique music event called Samarasa Samvadini, featuring piano, harmonium, accordion and leg harmonium, exploring different genres of world music — Hindustani, Carnatic, Western, European folk and Indian theatre music.

The event will be held at Chowadiah Memorial Hall on August 27, 5.45 pm.
For details, call 9845793012.


Adventure presents Indi-Pop sensation Raghav live in concert on August 28 at St Joseph’s H S Grounds (WEBBS Ground), M G Road.

The gates will be open at 5 pm. To book the tickets online, log on to For tele-booking, call 39895050. For details, call 9880898125.

‘Galeej Gurus’

Rock band Galeej Gurus will perform live at Prometheus 2010, M S Ramaiah Medical College on August 27, 7.45 pm.


‘Lazy People’

Lazy People, an English comic caper that revolves around that most basic of human traits, laziness, will be staged at K H Kalasoudha, Ramanjaneya Temple Compound, Hanumanthanagar on August 29. The playwright and director is Abhay Bhargav. The comedy will be staged at 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. Tickets are available at, and at the venue. For tickets, call 39895050, 9845089030.


Indian Ensemble is presenting Treadmill, a play in Hindi, on August 29 at Ranga Shankara. The timing is 3.30 pm and 7.30 pm. The playwright is Sandeep Shikhar and the play is directed by Abhishek Majumdar. For telebookings, call 9008933996. Tickets are available at the venue. Online bookings can be made on
‘Bhagwaan Dhoondo’

Yours Truly Theatre is presenting a play in English called Bhagwaan Dhoondo. The play is directed by Nandini Rao and Ranji David. Music is by the band Aagam. The play will be held on August 29, 7 pm at ADA Ranga Mandira, J C Road,  Corporation Circle. 
For telebooking, call 9845853093. For online booking, log on to

‘Tenali Rama’

A scene from Tales of Tenali Rama.Tales of Tenali Rama by Bangalore Little Theatre, will be held at Guru Nanak Bhavan, Vasanth Nagar till August 29 and at Ranga Shankara from September 1 to 3. The timing is 7.30 pm for public and 11.30 am for weekday school shows/Saturday-Sunday for public.
Tickets are available at Caffé Pascucci Shop (Mantri Square, Malleshwaram), United
Mansions (MG Road, Defence Colony-Indiranagar), Nagashri Bookhouse (Jayanagar),
Landmark (Forum), Cafeteria (Alliance Francaise) and at the venue on show days. For telebooking, call 98863 70614, for online booking log on to



Galleryske is hosting an exhibition called From
the Town’s End by Navin Thomas from August 30 to October 9.

Past shots

Tasveer and Bernard J Shapero Rare Books, in association with Ganjam, presents One Hundred Vintage Views of India at Tasveer Gallery, Sua House, 26/1, Kasturba Cross Road till August 28.

The exhibition aims to introduce the subject of 19th century photography to potential collectors and institutions in India.  The timings are 10 am to 7 pm. The exhibition will be closed on Sundays.


Kynkyny Art will present an interesting show, Dakshin, celebrating art from Tamil Nadu.
Three talented and distinctive artists from the region — Santhana Krishnan, Sivabalan and Elayaraja — use mixed media works and paintings to create a vivid tapestry of the life, times and culture of the deep South.

The art works by the Chennai-based troika, which will be on view till September 7, tell a compelling story — of fading traditions and still-carefully-preserved ways of life that stand on precarious ground in post-modern times. Kynkyny Art is located at 104 Embassy Square, above Ganjam Jewellers,148 Infantry Road.


‘La Perla’

Bangalore International Centre has organised the screening of the Mexican film, La Perla by Emilio Fernandez, on August 27, 6.30 pm at the Centre’s auditorium at Teri Complex, Domlur Second Stage. For details, call 9886599675.

Poetic meet

Sangeetha Dhama will present Kavya-Gaana Sambrama on August 28, 4.30 pm at Ravindra Kalakshetra. On the occasion, Rashtrakavi G S Shivarudrappa will be honoured with Sahitya Kala Koustubha Award. The audio CD of his Nanna Nenapinaladalli collection will be released on the occasion. Nadoja Chennaveera Kanavi, Dr Laxminarayan Bhatt, B R Laxmanrao will be present on the occasion. 

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