The Mint Planner, 07 November 2014
From music and movies to dance and drama, there’s plenty to do or experience over the coming week
Wadaiko–Japanese Drum Live Performance
7pm (11 November), at Shri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House Chowk; and 6.30pm (12 November), at Suncity World School auditorium, Gurgaon.
Dastkar Nature Bazaar, 2014
Till 17 November
With 120-plus stalls that combine contemporary designs with centuries-old traditions, the theme of this year’s Dastkar Nature Bazaar is “The Cow”. There are dairy products and depictions of the “Mother Cow” in crafts from across the country, along with Banarasi brocades from Uttar Pradesh, Tussar weaves from Bihar, and banana-fibre decorations from Karnataka.
11am-7pm. Nature Bazaar, Andheria Modh, near Chhatarpur Metro Station. Entry, Rs.20.
Presented by the Film and Theatre Society, Sandhya Chaya is based on the classic Marathi play by Jaywant Dalvi. Directed by Nadira Babbar, the play looks at family life, and how familial bonds have deteriorated with time.
7pm. Shri Ram Centre. Tickets, Rs.300 and Rs.500, available on in.bookmyshow.com. For details, call 9999194721
The Park’s New Festival 2014
The Park’s New Festival will showcase performing and visual artistes from around the world. Its eighth edition begins in Kolkata and will travel to New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai. On 8 November, the first day, watch stand-up comic Azeem Banatwalla in action at Agni, The Park (7pm), in Kolkata. The following day, Filter Coffee, an Indian ethnotronic band, will present a musical extravaganza at the same venue. On 10 November, Avant Garde will perform a contemporary hip hop dance at New Delhi’s Shri Ram Centre. And there will be an exhibition of woven tapestry, dance, film and sound, ‘Between The Web And The Loom’, from 10-13 November at the Kingdom of Dreams in Gurgaon.
Timings and venues vary. For the full schedule, visit theparksnewfestival.com
By Arunima Mazumdar
Till 15 November
Iron rust, graphite on digital print, oil on canvas, crystal and gold-coated metal, stainless steel and archival inkjet print on Hahnemühle paper are some of the mediums used in this group exhibition, themed around the various interpretations and portrayals of the country, its division during Partition, and cross-border relations. The artists taking part include Muhammad Atif Khan (Pakistan), Amitesh Shrivastava (India), Mahbubur Rahman (Bangladesh) and Shahabuddin Ahmed (France).
11am-7pm (Sunday closed). Ganges Art Gallery, 33A, Jatin Das Road (24653212). For details, visit www.gangesart.com
By Indranil Bhoumik
An Artisanal Christmas
Till 8 November
Though Christmas is more than a month away, the Artisanal Christmas exhibition promises to set the mood. The Artisans’ gallery is hosting a “Made in India” exhibition-cum-sale that includes textiles from Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa, jewellery, home-décor items like brass lamps, soy candles and ceramics, and home-made condiments like chutneys, preserves and sweets.
11am-7pm. Artisans’, 52-56, Dr VB Gandhi Marg, Rhythm House lane, Kala Ghoda. For details, call 9167174918.
Sama’a: The Mystic Ecstasy
Timings vary. National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point. For the detailed schedule and festival tickets, visit in.bookmyshow.com or Ncpamumbai.com.
Austrian musical film festival
The Austrian musical film festival is being organized as part of the ongoing Austrian Cultural Week, hosted by the consulate general of Austria, Jasubhai Group and Chemtech Foundation. The film festival features Die Fledermaus, an opera by Johann Strauss, as well as the recording of a 2007 Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra concert conducted by Zubin Mehta.
7pm. Godrej Dance Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts. Complimentary invites are available at the box office. Seating on first-come, first-served basis.
Tales Between Borders
Till 10 November
The ‘Tales Between Borders’ exhibition at Clark House is showcasing mixed-media works that delve into the themes of rootlessness, displacement and migration. The list of artists taking part includes Pablo Bartholomew, Prathap Modi, Prabhakar Pachpute, Neha Grewal, Senegal’s Ismaila Manga and Japan’s Shinobu Mikami.
11am-7pm. Clark House, 8, Nathalal Parekh Marg, Colaba. For details, call 9820213816.
By Roshni Mitra
Madras Malaai II—Taal, Rhythms of India
Madras Malaai is an instrumental fusion music concert performed by an ensemble of leading musicians. The musicians are Naveen Kumar (flute), Rajesh Vaidhya (veena), Josy John (bass), Stephan Devassy (keyboard) and Arun Kumar (percussion).
6.30pm. Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 13/1, 7, Harrington Road, Chetpet. Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.750 and Rs.1,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Samadhina, a 2-hour production presented by Bharatanatyam danseuse Shobhana and her group, is a fund-raiser for “Walk of Hope 2015”—a padyatra for peace and harmony from Kanyakumari to Kashmir, organized by the non-profit Manav Ekta Mission. The dance pieces have been
designed as odes to the gods Shiva and Krishna, and goddess Kali, with elements of Sufism and Christianity.
6.30pm. The Music Academy, TTK Road, Royapettah (28112231). Tickets, Rs.500, Rs.1,000, Rs.2,000 and Rs.3,000, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Pop People: Forest Fantasy
Till 25 November
In their latest work, being exhibited at Apparao Galleries, artists P.G. Dinesh and Pravin Sawarkar use a language that superficially resembles illustrations and art meant for children. Sawarkar creates a kaleidoscope of fantasies in pastel shades and fluid lines. In their conceptual depth and visual sophistication, the works are comments on the world around and the human psyche.
11am–8pm. P.G. Dinesh’s works are on show at Sandy’s, 2/15, Ganapathy Colony Main Road, Teynampet; and Pravin Sawarkar’s at Sandy’s, 16/2, Wallace Garden, 2nd Street, Nungambakkam (28332226).
By Nandini Reddy
The Tricky Part & All The Rage
These two plays draw from theatreperson Martin Moran’s real-life experiences and are written by him. The Tricky Part (11-12 November) tells the story of sexuality, spirituality, and the mystery of human experience. All The Rage (13 November) is about how people expected Moran to be angry at the sexual abuse he faced as an adolescent. 1 hour, 25 minutes.
7.30pm. Ranga Shankara, JP Nagar, 2nd Phase (26592777). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
Till 20 November
The mixed-media works and paintings of four artists—J.M.S. Mani, S. Elayaraja, Sivabalan, and Santhana Krishnan—highlight the life, times and culture of the south. From homes and kitchens, to courtyards and half-open doorways, this show takes us into the heart of southern India, narrating a story of fading traditions and carefully preserved ways of life.
10am-7pm. Kynkyny Art, 104, Embassy Square, 148, Infantry Road (40926202).
The Narthan Academy for Dance and Music (Nadam) is organizing its 15th annual festival of classical music and dance. There will be Kuchipudi performances by Jaikishore Mosalikanti and Padmavani Jaikishore; Kathak recitals by the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography, Nandini K. Mehta and K. Murali Mohan, as well as the Nadam ensemble; Bharatanatyam performances by Janaki Rangarajan, Divya Devaguptapu, and Rukmini Vijayakumar and her Raadha Kalpa Dance Company; and Odissi by Srjan.
6pm. ADA Ranga Mandira, 109, JC Road (22219388).
Melbourne International Comedy Presents Raw Comedy India 3
Can you tap into your inner comic and give it a go? Australia’s famous open-mic comedy competition is coming to town. The Raw Comedy India 3 heats, organized by Melbourne International Comedy and Teamwork Arts, will give you an opportunity to make people laugh and win a ticket to the grand finale in Melbourne in March-April.
8pm. The Biere Club, 20/2, Vittal Mallya Road (42124383). Tickets, Rs.350, available on in.bookmyshow.com
The Guwahati-based rock ‘n’ roll band will perform some of their favourite covers and original creations. The band comprises Rittique Phukan on vocals and rhythm guitar, award-winning music director Jim Ankan Deka on guitar and keyboard, former Euphoria band member Amborish Saikia on lead guitar, Pankaj Rajkhowa on bass guitar, Tanmay Ray Choudhury on drums and percussion, and Vicky Mahanta on drums and percussion.
8pm. BFlat, 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar (25278361). Tickets, Rs.300, available on in.bookmyshow.com
By Priyadarshini Nandy
Gibson Through The Lens
Till 12 November
More than 60 rare photographic prints of the who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll are on display. The list includes Jimi Hendrix, Keith Richards, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Bob Marley, Elvis Presley, Bob Dylan, Sir Paul McCartney, Slash, and Dave Grohl and Jack White with their Gibson guitars. The show, curated by music photography archivist Dave Brolan, opened in Mumbai before coming to Hyderabad and will travel to Chennai, Bengaluru and Gurgaon.
Noon-1am. Tease, Vivanta by Taj, Begumpet. For details, call 8885533581.
Till 14 November
Swayambhu is a solo show of drawings, paintings and sculptures by Bolla Srinivasa Reddy. The title refers to a womb or egg as the prime impulse of all creation.
11am-7pm. Kalakriti Art Gallery, 468, Road No.10, Banjara Hills (66564466).
By Yogendra Kalavalapalli
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