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December 19, 2015
Bhakti theatre offering every 3rd Saturday at Aangana, Bimba the Art Ashram
A new storytelling theatre form in the Aangana open air Space
Garudaagamana - Grandeur of arrival of Mahavishnu (English/ Chants)
by solo artist Deepika Dorai in classic live dramatic storytelling.
42 Ratna Vilas road, near Nagsandra circle, Basavanagudi
November 18, 2015
Application for empanelment of events with the Ministry for Festival of India.
The events in Festival of India generally include dance, Music, Theater,
Films, Food, Literary Festival, Yoga demonstration, Folk Arts (i.e.,
Mehendi), Performing Arts, Exhibitions and workshops etc.
November 13, 2015
Press Meet and Curtain Raiser of TAALI HO - 1st International Qawwali Festival 2016
organized by Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust and Mr. Arun Budhiraja
on 14th November 2015 (Saturday) from 4 PM onwards at India Islamic
Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi.
Qawwali has always been associated with shrines of sufi saints and
Sufi Qawwali music and Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust gives you an
opportunity to be in a trance like state. The event will be graced
by the performances of renowned singers in the world of sufi music from
both India and Pakistan who together will strike chords with their
soulful music and will take us to an another world.
1. Qawwali Maestros Fareed Ayaz
and Abu Muhammad from Pakistan, have given a different meaning to
‘Qawwali’. Belonging to the best known gharana of Qawwali,
namely: 'Qawwal Bachon ka Gharana' of Delh; are nationally and
internationally acclaimed as one of the best Qawalls of the
2. Nizami Brothers (Ghulam Sabir
Nizami and Ghulam Waris Nizami) from India, one the most famed Qawwali
singers in the Sufi style, Astana Gayki as well as the modern Qawwali
tradition who belong to the legendary Sikandrabad Gharana, which gave
Indian Musical Giants such as Ustad Qudratulla Khan Sahab and Ustad
Kifayatullah Khan Sahab. Nizamis have been performing for the past
several generations at the Dargah Sharif of Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia in
November 10, 2015
NIRAM THIRAM 2015 - A Festival of Traditional Indian Textiles and Crafts
Kalakshetra Foundation hosted the 2nd edition of Niram Thiram, a
festival dedicated to and celebrating the rich array of traditional
textiles and crafts of India. This year the theme of the exhibition was
Embroidery and Pottery.
Shrujan Trust, an NGO working in Kutch presented "Embroideries
of Kutch", a curated audio and visual installation featuring the
exquisite and varied embroideries from the Kutch region of Gujarat.
Venue: CERC, Kalakshetra
Date: 18th to 21st November 2015
Timings: 10 am to 6 pm
The festival and the Installation was inaugurated on 18th November at 4 pm.
Alongside this installation, there were workshops in embroidery and
pottery, conducted by traditional crafts persons from Kutch and Hubli
and contemporary ceramics practiced at Kalakshetra.
- 18th November: Kutch embroidery - Smt Gitaben Haribhai Meriya
- 19th November: Kutch pottery painting - Smt and Shri Hasambhai Umar Khumbar from Lodai, Kutch
- 20th November: Kasuti embroidery - Smt. Tara Hulamani from Hubli
- 21st November: Pottery - by Shri Gukan Raj, Kalakshetra’s in house ceramist
Venue: CERC, Kalakshetra
Date: 18th November to 21st November 2015
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November 2, 2015
US Orchestra performed Dikshitar Compositions
Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra's performance of India's brilliant composer,
Dikshitar's works, melharmonically arranged by Chitravina N Ravikiran
Melharmony Festival on November 7 and 8 featured
Muttuswami Dikshitar (1775-1835) and his Western Classical contemporary,
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827). While it is well known that both
Dikshitar and Beethoven were highly admired and prolific composers in
their respective systems, this festival provided a huge opportunity
to connoisseurs of both Western and Eastern cultures to gain a glimpse
of both under one roof. The three
pieces presented were Parvati patim (raga Hamsadhwani), Shree kantimateem
(Hemavati) and Shree saraswati hite (Manji).
Thanks to the introduction of Melharmony
in world music, hundreds of Indian ragas can go truly global and be
presented by even Western Classical orchestras over the coming years in a
much deeper manner. Melharmony is defined as "harmony based on rules of
highly evolved melodic systems such as Indian classical" and differs
sharply or subtly from almost all other East-West fusion endeavours
including contemporary and Bollywood music.
Melharmony is a creation of noted Indian musician-composer, Chitravina N Ravikiran
October 30, 2015
Kalanand Contest 2016 for Emerging Artists
Prestige, Sanman, Glamour. Rs. 1 crore in 500+ Prizes!
Pencil Drawing, Painting Sculpture, Ceramics, Printmaking, Digital Art,
Installation, Photography, Tapestry/Textiles and Folk Art
Agenda for Kalanand Functions:
3pm to 5 pm Artists meet and show of Award Winning Works.
5 pm to 6.30pm Formal Award Giving Function
7 pm to 8 pm Laghu Raga, Classical Music Feast by Pandit Satyasheel Deshpande
October 26, 2015
Aadipuranam and Shakthipuranam story - Cheriyal scroll painting
Around 150 years old. Size - 28 feet width x 3 feet height
Saving the art of Cheriyal painting
- Jaywant Naidu, www.metroindia.com, 9 Feb 2014
Traditional Cheriyal paintings are very interesting way of storytelling
and artist Merugoju Madhu is trying hard to save this dying art form.
October 15, 2015
annual all night performance KAISIKI NATAKAM took place at the
Nambi temple, Thirukurungudi, Tamilnadu on November 22, 2015 from
6pm onwards. It was the 17th year of revival. Anita Ratnam, through her
cultural foundation Arangham Trust, has taken the responsibility of
reviving this 13th century ritual performance, unique to this temple.
October 15, 2015
Retrospective exhibition from 16-20 Oct 2015 of the Life Works of JP SINGHAL, of a career spanning 60 years from 1954 to 2014
At: Sir JJ Institute of Applied Art, VT, Mumbai. Daily 11am to 6pm
About JP Singhal
October 7, 2015
This series of video lessons by Acharyanet designed to educate all
students of Carnatic Music, not only mridangam players. Prof Trichy
Sankaran has drawn from his vast experience as an exemplary performer
and teacher to give a clear understanding of the fundamental principles
of mridanagam playing and laya, a great treasure for any student of
In this four-part series, Part 1 included an introduction to the
Pudukottai bani/style of mridangam playing. This video has been made
freely viewable for the benefit of all. Part 2 included an introduction
to solkattus and basic exercises in various talas with examples of
patterns in 5 or tadiginatoms. In Part 3 of this series, Prof Trichy
Sankaran spoke about special right-hand and left-hand techniques used to
create special effects in mridangam playing, characteristic of the
Pudukottai style. He also explains the concept of mohras with examples
in various talas.
October 6, 2015
9th edition of Delhi International Arts Festival
October 16 - November 1, 2015
The festival focussed on Look East segment with performances
from China, Taiwan, Indonesia and Singapore; Look West segment with
performances from the USA, Israel, Czech Republic, Spain, Mexico,
Portugal, France and the United Kingdom, Central Asia with music and
dance from Kyrgyzstan and Russia and West Asia included
performances from Jordan, "Welcome Africa" and "Africa in India", with
performances from African countries like Egypt, Ghana, Ethiopia, Zambia,
Nigeria, Congo, Uganda and Kenya, along with the rich spread of Indian
classical Dance Festival, Classical Music Festival, Folk Dance and Music
events, World Music, Bands, Percussion and Choral Music Festival,
Theatre Festival, Film Festival, Children’s Film Festival and World Arts
Venue: Purana Qila, New Delhi.
October 3, 2015
Rasalok 2015 starting Oct 13 all the days of Navarathri.
View invite ; About Rasalok
Bimba the Art Ashram
September 18, 2015
Sri Geetagovinda Parthishtan presented photo exhibition SPLENDOUR OF ODISSI by Dr. Susil Pani from Sep 26- Oct 4, 2015
At: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Exhibition Hall, Seaside Gate, next to the
September 9, 2015
Kalasagar observed GURUSMARANADINAM (Preserving and Promoting Guru Shishya
Parampara) on 14 Oct 2015 in fond memory of KALAMANDALAM KRISHNANKUTTY
Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval who redefined and repositioned the
place of the chenda in Kathakali once said "kathakali devoid of chenda
is like an ocean devoid of waves". The veteran artiste's 23rd death
anniversary falls on 14th October 2015. Kalasagar, an institution
founded by Poduval is observing Gurusmaranadinam (Preserving and
Promoting Guru Shishya Parampara) on 14 October with the support of
Kalakshetra Foundation, at Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Tiruvanmiyur,
Chennai when the living legendary Gurus viz. Prof.SR.Janakiraman, a
Carnatic vocalist and a musicologist and Prof.CK.Balagopalan, eminent
artist from Kalakshetra were felicitated by Kalasagar besides paying
homage to visionary gurus Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, Rukmini
Devi Arundale Dr. APJ.Abdul Kalam and M S Viswanathan. Kalasagar also
presented their new production DASAMUKHARAVANAN a Kathakali
play. Eminenet personalities from the field of art and culture, theatre,
scholar participated and payed homage to the gurus
- Rajan Poduval, Secretary, Kalasagar
August 9, 2015
Vintage Tillanas series
taught by Chitravina N Ravikiran - 6 brilliant Tillanas in Rakti ragas
like Yadukulakambodhi, Surati, Shankarabharanam, Hamsanandi,
Chenchurutti and Paras by Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi, Patnam Subramanya
Iyer, and many other composers.
Aug 3, 2015
Rasalok Solo Still theatre of miniature art
Every Saturday at 630pm at Bimba The Art Ashram - a live masterly art show every saturday since July 2008
Kanakadasa - Ecstasy Enslaved (English/multilingual aspects- 90 minutes)
by Deepika Dorai. A warrior shepherd turns poet saint (Kanaka Nayaka
in Rasalok intimate theatre room - Aangana Bimba The Art ashram, 42 Ratnavilas road, Basavanagudi
Open to all ages adults and children above 6 years
Call Deepak 9886635069 for more details
Rasalok is a rare still classical theatre form enjoyed by adults and
children alike. Now recognised as a solo still theatre form from
Karnataka by the Central Govt and on only at Bimba the Art
Ashram it is a very delicate and intricately handcrafted moment in
time created once every year by the solo artist- a moment that comes
alive through the composer- artist's own captivating stylised oral solo
Jun 5, 2015
Certified online course conducted by Bombay Jayashri Ramnath at classle.net
Rhythms and Patterns with Notes in Carnatic Music
Rhythm and note patterns adorn Carnatic music, one of the richest forms
of Indian Classical music. This certified online course - one of the
first in the series of Carnatic Music Appreciation courses - offered by
the renowned musician, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, deals with these
patterns that beautify Carnatic music. This set of lessons will serve as
a good introduction to Carnatic music through the window of talams and
the basic structure of those talams, learnt through swarams. This
enriching online course is available for everyone who is keen on
perceiving music aesthetically.
The course will be handled through video lectures. Videos are released
in a systematic manner so that participants can stay in step with the
class. Participants can discuss in Course circles and share their
May 11, 2015
Kalasagar celebrated the 91st birth anniversary of its founder,
Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval by honoring the following artistes on
May 28, 2015 at Edappally, Kerala.
Kathakali Vesham - Peesappilly Rajeev, Music - Kalamandalam Babu
Namboodiri, Chenda- Kottakkal Prasad, Maddalam - Kottakkal
Radhakrishnan, Chuttty - Kalamandalam Balan, Bharatanatyam- Kalamandalam
Sugandhi, Mohiniattam - Kala Vijayan, Kuchipudi - Kalamandalam
Sangeetha, Ottenthullal - Vayalar Krishnankutty, Koodiyattam -
Vallachira C N Ramachakyar, Thayambaka - Kalanilayam Udayan Namboodiri.
In Panchavadyam - Thimila - Kelath Kuttappa Marar, Maddalam -
Kalamandalam Kuttynarayanan, Edakka - Thiruvalathoor Sivan, Thalam -
Kalloor Raghu and Kombu - Kummath Ramankutty. The awardees have been
selected through nominations received from art lovers.
Twaang is a digital distribution platform
and mobile music library for Indian music lovers around the world.
Twaang provides legal, high quality music on-demand, on-the-move and
brings the largest collection of eclectic "Indian Music" across genres
Carnatic, Hindustani, classical, Fusion, Contemporary, Live Concert
Recordings and more. Twaang is currently tied up with 44+ record labels
and a number of independent musicians/artists like Shubha Mudgal, Vishwa
Mohan Bhatt, Zakir Hussain, Sudha Ragunathan, Ronu Majumdar,
Ganesh/Kumaresh, Pravin Godkhindi, Aruna Sairam etc. Twaang also serves
as a launch/promotion pad for new artists, helping them promote their
music. The app is currently available for Android based smartphones,
iPhones and on Amazon Kindle.
Mylapore Sri Kapaleeswarar Temple 10 day Panguni Festival was held from March 25 to April 4, 2015.
Temple Ph: 044-24641670
Ashok Munne is an amazing physical challenged gentleman who is now joining the paragliding program at flynirvana.com from March 19 - 27 at Kamshet. More on Ashok Munne
He has lost his leg below the knee . He is climbing Mt Everest
after May this year. He intends to fly down by Paragliding.
He currently has no prior experience with flying and now has signed up
for a Elementary Pilot + Club Pilot course.
Paragliding off the Everest has been done before, but it will be a first
for an amputee. The extreme low temperatures, lack of air and the
weight of the equipment will make it a herculean task.
Chidambaram Sri Natarajar temple Maha Kumbhabisheka Festival
April 22 - May 4, 2015
Natya-Nataka Vizha presented by Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram in collaboration with Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha
March 16 - 20, 2015, 6.30pm daily
Venue: Mahaswamigal Auditorium - Vani Mahal, 103, GN Road, T Nagar, Chennai 17.
- 16 March 2015
Hari Hara Sangamam by Ranganayaki Jayaraman's Sri Saraswathi Gana Nilayam
- 17 March 2015
Gnanaperuveli by Dhakshayani Ramachandran's Nrithyaarpana
- 18 March 2015
Easanadi Potri by Sreelatha Vinod's Anthara Centre for Performing Arts
- 19 March 2015
Tamizharasi Kuravanji by Revathi Ramachandran's Kala Sadhanalaya
- 20 March 2015
Andal Vaibavam by Divyasena's Divyanjali
Purana Nataka Vizha presented by Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram in collaboration with Narada Gana Sabha Trust
March 8 - 12, 2015, 6.30pm daily
Venue: Sathguru Gnanananda Hall, 314, TTK Road, Chennai 18
- 8 March 2015
D.Balasundaram's Tamizharasan Theatres - Sri Krishna Darisanam
- 9 March 2015
Madurai Tamilnadu Nataka Nadigar Sangam - Bakthapragalatha
- 10 March 2015
KRS Kumar's Nataka Kavalar Kalaikoodam - Avadaarapurushar Sri Ramanujar
- 11 March 2015
Chan Basha's Devi Kalaikoodam - Karaikkal Ammaiyar
- 12 March 2015
Natakapani Arunagiri's Gangai Kalalaya - Killivalavan Kaadal
Feb 17, 2015
The Brahan Natyanjali Foundation conducted its consecutive twelth
year International Dance festival at the World Heritage Monument,
Thanjavur Big Temple for seven days from 17 Feb 2015 to 23 Feb 2015.
Feb 1, 2015
* Graffiti Workshop by PEARL academy at NIFA on 2nd Feb
* Workshop By Dag Hol on 5 feb 2015, 11:45am to 3:15pm
Renowned artist Dag Hol from Norway spent a day with students of NIFA
(National Institute of Fine Arts, New Delhi). He gave a
presentation about his working methods and also explained about
Contact: 09555112200, 09810130552
Note: OUTSIDERS are also ALLOWED.
Venue: D-30, Lower Ground floor, Greater kailash enclave-II, New Delhi-110019
Feb 1, 2015
Kalasagar celebrates its anniversary as ORU PIRANLINTE ORMAKAI on May 28.
As part of the 91st birth anniversary observance of Chenda maestro
Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, Kalasagar honoured the
artistes in the filed of Kathakali - Vesham, music, Chenda, Maddalam
and Chutty as well as Ottenthullal, Chakyarkoothu, Koodiyattam,
Bhratanatyam, Mohiniyattam, Kuchipudi, Thayambaka and Panchavadyam -
Thimila, Maddalam, Edakka, Thalam and Kombu.