The TimeOut Mint Planner, 25 January 2013

From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
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First Published: Thu, Jan 24 2013. 09 59 PM IST
Ballet Preljocaj, one of France’s leading dance companies, will present a ballet as part of the Bonjour India festival.
Ballet Preljocaj, one of France’s leading dance companies, will present a ballet as part of the Bonjour India festival.
Updated: Thu, Jan 24 2013. 10 36 PM IST
Bangalore
Around town
Talk by Kenizé Mourad
25 January
French novelist and Turkish-Indian origin journalist Kenizé Mourad’s first novel, De La
Part De La Princesse Morte
, won France’s Prix Anaïs Ségalas. Mourad’s latest novel, In
the City of Gold And Silver
, is the story of Begum Hazrat Mahal, set in an extraordinary
moment in history, the 1857 uprising. Mourad will launch her new novel.
6.30pm. Fortune Select JP Cosmos, No.49, Cunningham Crescent Road, behind Sigma Mall (39884422). For details, contact Alliance Française at 41231340 or visit www.bonjour-india.in
Poetry Performance
29 January
The British Council and the National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) will present a poetry performance by the English poet Martin Figura. The Whistle is an hour-long multimedia depiction of a post-war British childhood and uses poetry and family photographs.
6.30pm. The auditorium, NGMA, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road. For details, call 22342338.
Art
Works on show
Till 2 February
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On Show : A Prashanta Nayak work.
Paintings by Ramesh Gorjala, Kappari Kishan, G. Jagadeesh, Gourab Malakar, Mohammed Osman, Prashanta Nayak and Raghava K.K. are on display at the gallery. The works range in price from Rs.10,000 to Rs.1.5 lakh.
11am-7pm. Renaissance Gallerie, 104, Westminster, 13, Cunningham Road. For details, call 22202232.
Music
Splendor of Masters
25 January
A festival designed by the cultural organization Banyan Tree Events, Splendor of Masters features great musicians such as Vishwa Mohan Bhatt on Mohan veena, Rakesh Chaurasia on flute, Mohamed Farghaly on oud and Hamada Farghaly on qanoon.
7pm. Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 16th Cross, GD Park Extension, 2nd Main Road, Malleswaram. Tickets Rs.300, Rs.400 and Rs.500, available on Bookmyshow.com
Theatre
Imago
24-25 January
Directed by Chetan Chand, the play has been adapted from Franz Kafka’s novel The Metamorphosis. Much like the original work, the protagonist here too will turn into a giant insect, shifting between reality and fantastic imagination. 1 hour, 35 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs.200, available on www.indianstage.in. For details, call 26592777.
Narnia (Hindi)
28 January-1 February
Ashok Nittur’s play Narnia is based on C.S. Lewis’ novel The Lion, The Witch And The Wardrobe, part of The Chronicles of Narnia series. In this fantasy-based play, the crew explores nature’s relationship with human beings.
7pm. Sankula 3G Theatre, Kumaraswamy Layout. Tickets, Rs.100, available on www. indianstage.in
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Chennai
Dance
Urban Ballet
30 January
The Institut Français en Inde and the French embassy, in association with the Alliance Française India network and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations, are organizing the second edition of the Bonjour India festival. Part of this three-month festival, Urban Ballet is an attempt at producing a skilful mélange of classical music and hip hop inspired movements.
7pm. Lady Andal Hall, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Passes, available at Alliance Française (28271477).
Art
Inner Flow
Till 30 January
A unique exhibition titled Inner Flow features paintings from Bharatha-k-Koothu using the visual
idiom of the Chitrakathi tradition. The artists taking part include S. Suresh, Vaishnavi Srikanth, Rajshri Manikandan and Shoba Rajagopalan. These paintings resemble the images of the leather puppets of northern Karnataka and Maharashtra.
10am-6pm. DakshinaChitra, Chingleput, Muttukadu, East Coast Road. For details, call 24462435.
Around town
Oriental & Continental BBQ dinner
26 January
Enjoy Oriental fare at Bay View on Saturday evenings. Savour lip-smacking barbeques infused with the flavours of Asian barbeque ingredients while relaxing at the beach. Unlimited select spirits enhance the dining experience.
7.30-10.45pm. Bay View, Vivanta by Taj—Fisherman’s Cove, Covelong Beach, Kancheepuram district. Price, Rs.3,000, plus taxes, per person. For details, call 67413333
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A tribute: To Farhan Mujib.
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Memorial tribute to Farhan Mujib
Till 15 February
This tribute has been put together to acknowledge the outstanding art and output of the late artist, Farhan Mujib. A physicist, he took voluntary retirement from the Aligarh Muslim University in 2004 to pursue art full-time. Mujib’s collages, vibrant and colourful, are an ode to the many traditions of Indian architecture.
11am–7pm. Apparao Galleries, No. 7, Wallace Gardens, 3rd Street, Nungambakkam. For details, call 28332226.
By Nandini Reddy
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Delhi
Film
0110 International Digital Film Festival
26-30 January
This festival, now in its fifth year, returns with a collection of films that have been shot using digital technology. This edition includes over 60 screenings spanning features, animation, documentary and short fiction. The films include Tasher Desh (The Land of Cards) from India, L’âge adulte (Adulthood) from France, Boz Khar (The Goat) from Iran, Violeta, la Cortesana (Violet, the Courtesan) from Spain and Abu Rami from Lebanon. The jury includes Bollywood film directors Kabir Khan and Sudhir Mishra.
7-9pm. Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (43663333). Passes,Rs.300 for students and Rs.500 for others, available at the IHC programmes desk. For the complete schedule, visit www.0110idff.com
Photography
French Heritage
29 January-3 February
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Neline Mondal Bari , photographed by Serena Chopra for the French Heritage show.
French Heritage—a multimedia exhibition that is part of the festival Bonjour India—is a photographer’s take on the French cultural heritage in India. This is Part I of the exhibition, Part II will be showcased from 4-10 February at the World Book Fair, Hall No. 7, Pragati Maidan, from 11am-7.30pm. The idea is to show that the influence of French architecture and heritage goes beyond the French quarter in Puducherry. Did you know that exemplary French planning and engineering can be seen at the Fort of Srirangapatanam, and the Fort of Aligarh? Did you know that the influence of French architectural design can be seen in Gwalior, Sardhana, Mysore, Kapurthala and Hyderabad? That the greatest degree of French influence was observed in the palaces and mansions of princely India?
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Gautam Mondal Bari , Chandernagore, photographed by Serena Chopra for the French Heritage show.
Based on research by Aishwarya Tipnis, the exhibition will showcase works by Indian and French photographers—Anay Mann, Rishi Singhal, Serena Chopra, Gigi Scaria, Isabel Saij and Jean-Pierre Dubois—who have documented 600 sites such as The Rajmahal Palace in Gujarat, old villas in Chandannagar (erstwhile Chandernagore) and Bella Vista in Hyderabad.
11am-7.30pm. Galerie Romain Rolland, Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate (43500200/26257574).
Art
The ŠKODA Prize Top 20 2012
30 January-1 February
This exhibition will include the work of 20 artists who were in the long-list for The ŠKODA Prize for Indian Contemporary Art 2012. The exhibition will culminate with the announcement of the prize-winner on 1 February. Besides the four finalists—Shilpa Gupta, CAMP (Ashok Sukumaran and Shaina Anand), L.N. Tallur and Srinivasa Prasad—the artists include Praneet Soi, Hema Upadhyay, Vishal K. Dar, T. Venkanna and Rohini Devasher. The show is curated by Girish Shahane.
10am-5pm (Mondays closed). National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, India Gate (23386111), with the nearest Metro station being Central Secretariat. Entry, Rs.10 for Indians and Rs.150 for foreigners.
Homelands
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Group show: Homelands.
Till 14 February
The exhibition curated by Latika Gupta looks at ideas of belonging, exile and migration through the work of 28 contemporary British artists. Homelands attempts to understand the processes with which we construct our identities. It is organized by the British Council and includes work by artists such as David Hockney, Mona Hatoum, Grayson Perry, David Shrigley and Martin Parr.
11am-7pm (closed on Mondays and national holidays). Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, I, CV Mess, Janpath. For details, call 23388155.
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Dance
And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace
26-27 January
The second edition of the Bonjour India festival will showcase a range of works by Indian and French artists in dance, music and art. As part of the festival, France’s Ballet Preljocaj, led by dancer-choreographer Angelin Preljocaj, is organizing ‘And Then, One Thousand Years of Peace’, collaborating with artist Subodh Gupta for set design, Laurent Garnier for music and Igor Chapurin for costumes. The show draws inspiration from St John’s ‘Book of Revelation’ and its theme of apocalypse. The word apocalypse (from the Greek apo: “to lift” and calypsis, “veil”) evokes the idea of revealing, unveiling or highlighting elements that could be present in our world but are hidden from our eyes. It should thus evoke what is nestled in the innermost recesses of our everyday rituals, rather than prophesizing about waves of catastrophe, irreparable destruction, or the end of the world.
7pm. Kamani Auditorium, 1 , Copernicus Marg (43503351). Seating on first- come, first-served, basis.
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Hyderabad
Film
Uranium Film Festival India
Till 25 January
The International Uranium Film Festival, a pioneering initiative from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, is a travelling film festival that showcases critically acclaimed and international award-winning films on uranium mining from across the globe. Films that will be screened include Yellow Cake (Germany, 108 minutes), Chernobyl The Invisible Thief (Germany, 59 minutes) and The Third Nuclear Bomb, The Veteran’s Accusation (Italy, 26 minutes).
6-9.30pm. Lamakaan, Road No.1, Banjara Hills . For details, call 9246355660.
Art
Saswat.. the Eternal
Till 31 January
Saswat.. the Eternal is a show of graphics and paintings by Dipak Banerjee. The artist’s works are rooted in Hinduism, and he uses a printing technique called intaglio.
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Road No.10, Banjara Hills. For details, call 66564466.
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Film
Truth or Dare
25 January
‘Wahrheit oder Pflicht (Truth or Dare)’ is a coming of age story set in a society obsessed with achievement: When 18-year-old Annika fails to make the grade for the second year running, she is forced to leave school and is left with no chance at getting her A-levels. She cannot bring herself to tell her parents the truth and for an entire year, pretends to go to school. While killing time, she meets her first love. German, with English subtitles.
6pm. Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad , 20, Journalist’s Colony, Road No.3, Banjara Hills. For details, call 23350443/473/040.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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Kolkata
Art
Annual Art Exhibition 2013
Till 30 January
This exhibition, dedicated to Jamini Roy on his 125th birth anniversary, is presented by the West Bengal State Akademy of Dance, Drama, Music and Visual Arts and Rabindra Bharati University. It has three sections—for traditional art items (patachitra, dokra, masks, wood carvings and nakshi kantha), contemporary art (paintings, drawings, graphics, sculptures and mixed media items) and a special exhibit of the works of 25 artists like Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Rabin Mondal and Wasim Kapoor.
Noon-8pm. Indian Council for Cultural Relations, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani. For details, call 9830085593.
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Indigenous: An annual show.
The Art Store
Till 2 February
Gallery Kolkata is presenting a show of affordable work by artists like Sunil Das, Jogen Chowdhury, Ram Kumar, Prasanta Sahu and Kamal Mitra. Prices start from Rs.5,000.
11am-7pm (closed on Sunday). Gallery Kolkata, 41, Shakespeare Sarani, Second floor, Duckback House (22873377/88). For details, visit www.gallerykolkata.com
Around town
Netaji in Europe
27 January
Rupa Publications and Oxford Bookstore will launch the book Netaji in Europe by Jan Kuhlmann. It will be released by Anita Pfaff, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s daughter, and will be followed by a conversation with writer Krishna Bose.
5pm. Oxford Bookstore, Park Street (22297662). For details, call 9007392076/9831671437.
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Theatre
Kolkata Comedy Carnival
25-28 January
Kolkata-based theatre group Sangstab, celebrating the spirit of humour and comedy through a festival, will stage its play ‘Bhootnath’. The other productions include the Mangalik group’s ‘Manush Bhoot’ ; Anya Theatre’s ‘Chaitali Rater Swapna’; PLT’s ‘Ebar Rajar Pala’; Nandipat’s ‘Einstein O Indubala’; Natasena’s ‘Auga’; Nataranga’s ‘Jadidang’ and Rangroop’s ‘Adhara Madhuri’.
3pm/6.30pm. Academy of Fine Arts, 2, Cathedral Road. Tickets, Rs.50 and Rs.60, available at the venue. For details, call 9830302351.
By Indranil Bhoumik
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Mumbai
Film
In the Year of the Pig
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A still: Apocalypse Now.
28 January
This seminal Vietnam anti-war documentary, in black and white, was one of the influences for Francis Ford Coppola’s Apocalypse Now. And English alternative rock band, The Smiths, used an image from the film for the cover of their album Meat Is Murder. 1 hour, 41 minutes.
7pm. Prithvi House, opposite Prithvi Theatre, Janki Kutir, Juhu Church Road. For details, call 26149546.
Megacities, 12 Stories of Survival
29 January
In partnership with The Root Reel and Indian Documentary Foundation, Alliance Française will screen Megacities, 12 Stories of Survival, a documentary by Michael Glawogger, about people struggling to survive and dreaming of a better life in cities such as Mumbai, New York, Mexico City and Moscow. 1 hour, 30 minutes.
6.30pm. Alliance Française auditorium, 40, Theosophy Hall, V Thackersey Marg, New Marine Lines, Churchgate. For details, call 22036187.
Dance
Glow
30 January
Australian modern dance company Chunky Move’s choreographer Gideon Obarzanek and German interactive software creator Frieder Weiss come together for the visually ingenious Glow. They use a motion-tracking software which reacts to the dancer’s movements in real time by projecting striking light patterns or emitting sounds. The performance is part of the ongoing Oz Fest.
7.30pm. Experimental Theatre, National Centre for Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Passes, available at the venue. For details, call 66223737.
Around town
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Talk Dirty: Gaysi Family is organizing an open mic night, Dirty Talk 3.0.
Dirty Talk 3.0
27 January
Gaysi Family, a literary website for members of the LGBT community that allows them to write to their heart’s content on any topic, is organizing an open mic night to let straight and queer people talk dirty and perform whatever they wish.
5pm. Apicius–Kitchen & Bar, Eighth floor, Blue Wave, off New Link Road, Andheri (West). Entry fee, Rs.200. For details, call 8879122181.
Book discussion
31 January
A discussion on the book Patriots And Partisans by Ramachandra Guha, with panellists Lina Thatte, associate professor of economics at VG Vaze College, Mohini Dias, vice-principal of Jai Hind College, and Deepanjana Pal, books editor of the newspaper DNA.
4.30pm. Conference Hall, Discovery of India Building, Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli. For details, call 24964676/80.
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Theatre
The Vagina Monologues
26-27 January
Eve Ensler’s ‘The Vagina Monologues’ is a sharp, witty, poignant and over-the-top look at feminine identity to which Mahabanoo Mody-Kotwal’s localized production does ample justice. The monologues are mottled with razor-sharp irony and there’s a bittersweet incongruity between serious content and light delivery. The cast includes Dolly Thakore, Jayati Bhatia, Avantika Akerkar, Sonali Sachdev and Mody-Kotwal. 1 hour, 15 minutes.
6pm. The Comedy Store, The Palladium, High Street Phoenix, 462, Senapati Bapat Marg, Lower Parel (West). Tickets, Rs.600, available on Bookmyshow. com. For details, call 43485000.
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