The TimeOut Mint Planner, 29 November 2012

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, Nov 29 2012. 09 05 PM IST
Turkey’s band BaBa ZuLa will play at the Amarrass festival in Delhi.
Turkey’s band BaBa ZuLa will play at the Amarrass festival in Delhi.
Bangalore
Theatre
Between the Lines
1 December
Nandita Das tries her hand at stage direction with this play set in contemporary India. The performance dwells on the flux between modernity and tradition, as viewed in the tensions that exist between “typical” married couples. 1 hour, 45 minutes.
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Between the lines: The play has been directed by Nandita Das.
3.55pm/7.30pm. MLR Convention Centre, Dyvasandra Industrial Layout, Mahadevapura,
Whitefield. Tickets, Rs.600, Rs.1,000, Rs.1,500 and Rs.3,000, available on
indianstage.in and in.bookmyshow.com
Nothing Like Lear
Till 2 December
Directed by Rajat Kapoor, Nothing Like Lear concerns itself with the life of a clown and the hazards that come with the job. An old clown has not stopped crying for days because his beloved has left him. But he still has to don the garb of good cheer and perform before his king and the royal family.
3.30pm/7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, 36/2, 8th Cross, II Phase, JP Nagar. Tickets, Rs.200, available on www.indianstage.in and in.bookmyshow.com. For details call, 9886334291.
Around town
Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices
1-2 December
Fried Fish, Chicken Soup And a Premier Show
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Nothing like Lear: Vinay Pathak
Mamta Murthy’s film putters along with a Manipuri film unit as it encounters changing narrative traditions in the hilly North-Eastern state. Murthy discovers that with the intervention of technology and the army, the idea of cinema in Manipur has morphed completely. This film, which will be screened on Sunday, is a part of the Cinema City series.
Gallery walks
Madhusree Dutta, curator, the Project Cinema City: Research Art and Documentary Practices, will conduct a a gallery tour on Sunday. On Saturday, there will be a walk with cultural studies scholar Lawrence Liang.
Timings vary. National Gallery of Modern Art, Manikyavelu Mansion, 49, Palace Road. For details and the schedule, visit www.projectcinemacity.com
Art in the Open Source Age
30 November
The Centre for Internet and Society is hosting a talk and show by American artist and programmer Gene Kogan. The talk will be about the open source movement and how it has challenged longstanding assumptions about art practice. Kogan’s talk will examine this outlook and attempt to resolve some practical issues.
5-7pm. The Centre for Internet and Society, No. 194, 2nd ‘C’ Cross, Domlur, IInd Stage. For details, call 40926283.
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Music
Tidal Wave
1 December
Opus, Bangalore’s little patch of Goa, is inviting ‘patraos’ and wannabe ‘patraos’ to party with the Goa-based band, Tidal Wave. They’ll play pop, rock, reggae, Goan and club hits.
9pm. Entry and cover charge, Rs.720. Opus, 4, 1st Main, Chakravarthy Layout, Palace Cross Road. For reservations, call 9844030198.
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Chennai
Around town
Art Therapy Retreat
2/9/16 December
Tia Pleiman is an art therapist living in Auroville, Puducherry. Her therapy focuses on self-expression, creative exploration, interpersonal communication, building community, and individual and group empowerment. The workshops being organized are open to counsellors, psychologists, social workers, educators, therapists, trainers and NGO staff.
10am–4pm. Apparao Galleries, No. 7, Wallace Gardens, 3rd street, Nungambakkam. Fee, Rs.3,750 for three days (inclusive of lunch and tea). For details, call 9840774659 or 9790779872.
Dance
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Pure dance: A contemporary twist.
Na Maargam
5 December
Na Maargam represents pure Bharatanatyam but also exemplifies the contemporary classicism of Sree Bharatalaya, a centre for learning Bharatanatyam. The dance will be performed by Priya Murle, Krithika Subrahmaniam, Priya S. Dixit and Prabha S. Dixit, and choreographed by Sudharani Raghupathy.
6.30pm. Music Academy, 168, TTK Road. For details, call 8754502185.
Theatre
Water
30 November– 2 December
Water is the official English translation of the Tamil play Thanneer Thanneer. Written by the late Komal Swaminathan, it is the story of the arrival of a stranger in the water-starved village of Athipatti, and how he stirs things up.
7.15 pm. Museum Theatre, Pantheon Road, Egmore. Tickets, Rs.150, Rs.250 and Rs.400, available on www.indianstage.in
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Lots of love: A theatrical commentary on our Facebook society.
Dance
Lots of Love
4 December
The Protein dance company takes everyday issues and analyses them through idiosyncratic and distinctive dance theatre. ‘Lots of Love’ is about love, wanting and connectedness in the Internet age. The production is a razor-sharp commentary on our Facebook society.
7.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7, Shenstone Park, 13/1 Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, Rs.50 (for students), Rs.100, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available on www.in.bookmyshow.com and and www.indiastage.in
By Nandini Reddy
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Delhi
Art
Sarai Reader 09
Till 16 April
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Transforming space: An exhibit from the ongoing Sarai Reader 09 show.
This show curated by Raqs Media Collective attempts to bring various methodologies and art practices together over a nine-month period. It started on 18 August and will go on till 16 April. Raqs’ emphasis on growing an exhibition organically within a particular space is shaping the gradual appearance of the show, with contributions from as many as 100 people from different fields. The exhibition space keeps transforming. The exhibition takes its name from the journal co-edited by Raqs. It also draws on the ideas that Raqs has worked on over the last decade at the Sarai Media Lab, which the collective co-founded.
11am-7pm (Mondays closed). Devi Art Foundation, Plot No. 39, Sirpur House, Sector 44, Gurgaon. For details, call 44888177 or visit www.deviartfoundation.org
Film
Cleveland vs Wall Street
30 November,
Directed by Jean-Stéphane Bron, the film’s script revolves around the story of Josh Cohen and his team and the lawsuit they filed on behalf of the city of Cleveland, US, against 21 banks whom they held responsible for the wave of foreclosures that had ruined their city’s financial state. The bankers used every available resource to avoid going to court. The French production was released in 2010.
5.30pm. Alliance Française de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate. For details, call 43500200.
Blow-Up
3 December
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Strangely gripping: A still from Michelangelo Antonioni’s film Blow-Up.
As often with director Michelangelo Antonioni, Blow-Up is an Italian film riddled with moments of brilliance and tinged with infuriating pretensions. It works neither as a portrait of Swinging London, nor as a bona-fide thriller. But as it establishes its metaphysical mystery—David Hemmings’ vacuously trendy photographer discovers a purpose to his life when he enlarges a picture that may or may not prove that a murder has taken place—it does become strangely gripping, questioning the maxim that the camera never lies, and settling into a virtually abstract examination of subjectivity and perception.
6.30pm. Siri Fort Auditorium Complex, August Kranti Marg. For details, call 26499371.
Theatre
Delhi Ibsen Festival 2012
1-7 December
This annual Delhi affair is dedicated to the Norwegian master Henrik Ibsen. In the fourth edition, all the productions that are not in English will have supertitles.
The Master Builder
1 December
The director, Poland’s Włodzimierz Staniewski, is collaborating with the Kolkata-based troupe Padatik for this Hindi/English play which is an adaptation of Ibsen’s play about an ageing architect.
When We Dead Awaken
2 December
A performance in English of Ibsen’s last play by the Kerala troupe Theatre Roots and Wings. Ibsen creates drama and action out of human behaviour, where language is vital.
Ghosts
3 December
Ovlyakuli Khodjakuli was in Delhi two years ago, directing the NSD Repertory in a production of The Little Tragedies at the Bharat Rang Mahotsav. This fortnight, he’ll return to Delhi with the Uzbeki group Ilkhom Theatre, who will interpret Ibsen’s Ghosts, in Russian.
Gurrya Ka Ghar
4-5 December
This production in Urdu by the Pakistani group Tehrik-e-Niswan transfers the action of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House to present-day Pakistan.
The Lady From the Sea
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Norway’s finest: The Lady From the Sea will be a part of the annual Ibsen festival in the Capital.
5 December
It isn’t an Ibsen festival without a troupe from Norway. The National Touring Theatre of Norway will present The Lady From the Sea, a play about how life can boil down to a few choices.
Timings and venues vary. Tickets, Rs. 50, Rs. 75 and Rs. 100, available at Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg and LTG Auditorium, Mandi House, Copernicus Marg. To book online, visit www.buzzintown.com or in.bookmyshow.com. For details and the schedule, call 9999055775 or visit www.delhibsenfestival.com
Music
Amarrass Desert Music Festival
1-2 December
Last year the label Amarrass Records hosted the first edition of this festival focusing on music from the desert. This year’s stars include Tuareg guitar player Bombino and Turkish band BaBa ZuLa. There are some changes this time—the performances will start in the afternoon and carry on well into the night, and the net has been cast wider, encompassing artistes who don’t belong to the desert. Other features of the festival include workshops, a spread of food and beverages, and an “instrument petting zoo”, where you can try musical instruments. The line-up had not been finalized at the time of going to press.
2.30-10pm. Zorba, Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road, next to Sultanpur Metro Station. Tickets, Rs.1,500 (general) and Rs.2,500 (VIP) per day. Tickets available at select Fabindia outlets and at www.amarrass.com. For details, call 46661200.
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Dance
Iwami Kagura
2-3 December
A demonstration and workshop of the traditional Japanese Sinto dance performance of Iwami Kagura will take place on Sunday, followed by a performance on Monday. The dance form traces its origins to the Iwami region (the West Shimane prefect in Japan) and is performed through the night during every festival in the district.
3pm (demonstration and workshop). The Japan Foundation, 5-A Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV.
6.30pm (performance). Ficci Auditorium, 1, Foundation House, Tansen Marg. For details, call 26442967 or visit www.jfindia.org.in
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Hyderabad
Art
Bala Abhiram
6-14 December
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Rural life: By Bala Abhiram
Bala Abhiram is the son of well-known artist Bairu Raghuram. The paintings at this solo show are centred around villages and rural folk, with the artist using colours such as burnt sienna, yellow ochre, Prussian blue and vermilion to express the moods and changing relationship of man with the environment.
9am-6pm. Alliance Francaise, Banjara Hills 4, Road No. 3, Aurora Colony, Sri Nagar Colony. For details, call 23554485/86.
Music
DJ TyDi
1 December
Australian disc jockey DJ TyDi will perform at the Leonia Club as a part of Smirnoff Music Nights. DJ TyDi’s album Shooting Stars was No. 4 in iTunes in the US and was ranked No. 1 in Australia, Canada, the UK and Finland when it was released in 2011.
9pm. Leonia Club, Leonia Holistic Destination, Bommaraspet, Shameerpet, Ranga Reddy district. Fee, Rs. 600, but free for couples. For reservations and bookings, call 66400000. For details, call Akshat at 09873134444.
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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Kolkata
Photography
Black & White: Melody in Riots
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Contrasts: A photography show.
4-9 December
Third Eye, a photography hobby club, will celebrate its 25 anniversary with a black and white photography and slide show. The exhibition includes prints on canvases.
3-8pm. Birla Academy, No. 108, Southern Avenue, beside Lake Kalibari. For details, call 9830170166.
Around town
Liv United Kolkata Walkathon 2012
2 December
United Way of Kolkata, a non-profit, is organizing a walkathon, a wellness and networking event in support of the girl child.
6.30-11am. To register, mail uwkolkata@gmail.com or debjaani.roychowdhury @gmail.com. For details, call 9831356480.
Art
Le Jardin Exotique
Till 11 December
The Ganges Art Gallery is presenting recent works by Anju Chaudhuri. The common thread is the artist’s deep connection with nature.
11am-7pm (Sundays closed). Ganges Art Gallery, 33A, Jatin Das Road. For details, call 24653212.
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Music
Shaam-e-nagma
1 December
Kalash presents a night
of ‘ghazals’ with Janiva Roy, who has performed at shows in India and abroad. Her new albums, ‘Sang Dil’ and ‘Sochte Sochte’, are scheduled to release soon.
8pm. Kalash, Hotel Hindusthan International, 235/1, AJC Bose Road. For details, call 22802323.
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Mumbai
Around town
Special Space Science Lecture
30 November
Jaydeep Mukherjee, director of the Nasa (the US’ National Aeronautics and Space Administration) Florida Space Grant Consortium, will give a talk titled “Nasa Missions to Asteroids And Dwarf Planets”.
5pm. Hall of Culture, Nehru Centre, Dr Annie Besant Road, Worli. For details, call 24964676(80) or visit www.nehru-centre.org
Dance
The Culture
2 December
The Underdog Kombat (UDK) b-boying crew will celebrate its fifth anniversary. The city’s b-boying community as well as break dancers from across India will converge to participate in competitions and watch performances. The crowd-puller, though, will be the renowned b-boy Physicx from South Korea’s Rivers crew. On his maiden trip to India, Physicx will assess local talent and give a short performance.
Noon. Passes, Rs.100, and on-the-spot entry passes, Rs.150. Games Hall, Andheri Sports Complex, JP Road, Andheri (West). For details, call Farhan on 9833307826, Parmar on 9819885539, or visit www.totheculture.com
MeiDhwani
4 December
Bangalore’s contemporary dance company, the Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, will present MeiDhwani. The production, part of the National Centre for the Performing Arts’ contemporary dance festival, travels through the urban Indian experience, the degrees of violence the body faces, the ability of the human frame to overcome impediments, the fluidity to press on.
7pm. National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. Tickets, Rs.200 and Rs.300, available at the venue or on in.bookmyshow.com . For details, call 66223737.
Music
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Tiger & Woods
1 December
The Heineken Green Room is an exclusive gathering of music enthusiasts for a series of one-night events at non-traditional clubbing venues. The second edition in India will feature the Italian DJ duo Tiger & Woods, well-known for their anonymity and loop-friendly funk-house aesthetic. The music promises to be refreshing, with 1980s-inspired disco-synth sounds, mixed with textural R&B vocals. There will also be an afternoon discussion, “Is Anonymity the New Stardom?”
8pm. Invitations, Rs.3,000. F Mumbai, One India Bulls Centre, Third floor, Senapati Bapat Marg, Elphinstone Road. To participate in the session, email the organizers at heineken@ubmail.com
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Music
Ruhaniyat
1-2 December
Presented by Banyan Tree Events, Ruhaniyat is a two-day festival celebrating Sufi and mystic music. The international acts will consist of singers and dervishes from Egypt, Bulgaria, Turkey and Pakistan. The Indian acts include groups and artistes such as Avadhoot Gandhi & Group, Parvathy Baul, etc., who will present traditional forms.
6.30pm. Horniman Circle Garden, Fort. Tickets, Rs.500. For details, visit Ruhaniyat.com; book tickets at in.bookmyshow.com
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