Archive for August, 2009

“Brief Candle”…new play by Mahesh Dattani at Chowdiah

PURAVANKARA

Presents

“BRIEF CANDLE”

In support of India Foundation for the Arts

(A new play by Mahesh Dattani, Produced and Directed by Lillete Dubey)

Cast: Joy Sengupta, Amar Talwar, Suchitra Pillai, Zafar Karachiwala, Manasi Parekh and Satchit Puranik

Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

Date: 6th September, 09 : Time: 3.30 PM and 7.30 PM

Duration: 1hour 25 min

Language: English

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Frames of Mind…

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Bangalore Photography Club’s annual photography exhibition will be held at Chitrakala Parishat, Kumar Krupa Road, Bangalore – on August 28, 29, 30 from 11 AM to 8 PM.

Signs of our times # 2364

090820091478Saw this sign the other day, in front of Thom’s Supermarket, Promenade Road. The sign is located well above eye level – at the top of a wall, that must be close to 12 feet high.  (I had to shoot this picture from across the road and crop it to make it readable.)

Easily the most boring sign I have seen in the city, but it seems to have done its job.  Wasn’t greeted with foul smells when I parked.

Eco-friendly, “green” Ganesha Idols for the Festival

Eco-friendly, “green” Ganesha Idols for the Festival

Here’s an announcement I got via Hasiru Usiru:

Those who want unbaked, uncoloured Ganesha vigrahams of the size that can be dissolved at home in a bucket of water and poured back to join your garden soil, can contact

3419177 or 9342303247

or email Chandra Ravikumar at

chandraravikumar@hotmail.com

Here’s an announcement I got via Hasiru Usiru:

Those who want unbaked, uncoloured Ganesha vigrahams of the size that can be dissolved at home in a bucket of water and poured back to join your garden soil, can contact

3419177 or 9342303247

or email Chandra Ravikumar at

chandraravikumar@hotmail.com

“Places I Like”: Photo Exhibition at Max Mueller Bhavan

Places I Like
From a workshop by Stefan Koppelkamm
Photo Exhibition

17 – 29.08.2009, 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan

Inauguration on 14.08.2008, 6.30 p.m.
All are welcome!

The objective of the intensive 3-week workshop for Bangalore photo enthusiasts, conducted by German photographer Stefan Koppelkamm, whose exhibition Ortszeit/Local Time has just concluded at the Bhavan, was to define the personal criteria that determine the “quality of life” in a city. The focus was more on the routine and normal, rather than the unusual. Social aspects of the city (neighbourliness, the presence of smaller stores and cottage industries, etc.) that are not immediately discernible to outsiders were more important than outstanding architecture or excellent design.

The 15 participants – a mix of professional and amateur photographers – started their field work in the last week of July trying to visualise the intrinsic qualities of “their” places. In the second part of the workshop the group discussed the different projects and made their selection for the exhibition.

The places portrayed in this exhibition are as diverse as the city itself: They include bustling markets or shopping centres such as Russell Market or Avenue Road, secluded and peaceful areas such as the Mughal Fort and the Someshwara Temple in Ulsoor, Charles Correa’s Bimanagar township from the early ’70s and the L&T South City, a recent project on the periphery of the city which is contrasted by quarters like Malleswaram or Cooke Town, where the architectural heritage is threatened by land speculation and the building of freeways. Two of the photographers portray their favourite hangouts, one a small café in Indiranagar, the second one the famous Koshy’s in St. Marks Road.

For more details, visit

http://www.goethe.de/ins/in/bag/kue/en4905386v.htm

In the case of Avenue Road which is actually threatened by plans to widen the road, the exhibition might hopefully be a strong visual argument against the destruction of this unique architectural and socio-economic ensemble.

Featuring photos by:
Aniruddha Ghosh
Apurva Mathad
Archana Venson
Arnab Dey
Dayaprasad Kulkarni
Deepti Jois
Jyothy Karat
Kusum Dhar Prabhu
Mallikarjun Katakol
Peeyush Sekhsaria
Rahil Arora
Rajeev Malagi
Rajesh Pandey
Ravi Shankar Kolara
Swarna Kumarswamy

“Nannavala Kagada”: Kannada Comedy at Ranga Shankara, 19th August 2009

WeMove Production’s comedy, “Nannavala Kagada” after successful shows in Bangalore and Mysore, is now being staged at Rangashankara.

On 18th August, 2009 at 7.30 p.m

Please, find the ticket/booking information below

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“Citizen Josh”: Play at Ranga Shankara

Name of the play: Citizen Josh
Date: Wed Aug 19th at 7:30 PM
Venue: Ranga Shankara
Playwright: Josh Kornbluth
Actor: Josh Kornbluth

Citizen Josh – Press Release

Highlights:

* Citizen Josh being performed at Ranga Shankara on Wed, Aug 19th at 7:30 PM.
* Written and performed by Josh Kornbluth, the play is being peformed in India with the support of the American Consulate.
* The play examines and engages the fundamentals of democracy using autobiographical stories.
* The tickets are priced at Rs.200 each.

Press Release -

For immediate release

“Citizen Josh at Ranga Shankara”

Josh Kornbluth will be presenting his hilarious and provocative one-man show at Ranga Shankara on Wed, Aug 19th at 7:30 PM. A Jonathan Reinis Production, ‘Citizen Josh’is written and performed by Josh Kornbluth in collaboration with Arena’s Associate Artistic Director David Dower. In this production, Kornbluth examines and engages the fundamentals of democracy through his entertaining and moving autobiographical stories.

In 1980, Josh met every requirement to graduate from Princeton except one — he didn’t do his “senior thesis.” Now, over a quarter-century later, he tracks down his old advisor, a brilliant political theorist named Sheldon Wolin. Josh asks Wolin to help him complete his long-overdue thesis, on the subject of democracy. Josh’s explorations of political theory soon bring him into the “real” political world — as he finds himself at the center of a number of grassroots protests involving his local playground, state education funding, and even global warming. Including a pivotal encounter with former U.S. Vice-President Al Gore, this tale blends recent electoral history with stories from the Civil Rights movement and academia.

Mr. Josh Kornbluth is the author and performer of the celebrated monologues Love & Taxes, Ben Franklin: Unplugged and Citizen Josh, among others. From 2006 to 2008 he hosted the weekly KQED-TV program “The Josh Kornbluth Show,” interviewing such figures as Annie Leibovitz, Alan Alda, Helen Mirren and Michael Tilson.

The tickets are priced at Rs.200 each. For any further details please contact Ranga Shankara at 26493982 or visit our website www.rangashankara.org


Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross
J P Nagar, II Phase
Bangalore – 560 078
P: 080-26493982 / 26592777
E: rstheatre@gmail.com
W: www.rangashankara.or

New Play, “Sic”, by Dramanon at Ranga Shankara

Play : [sic]

Troupe : Dramanon, Bangalore

Playwright : Melissa James Gibson

Director : Sharanya Ramprakash

Venue : Ranga Shankara

Date & Time : August 20th & 21st (7:30 PM) Duration : 90 Mins (No interval) Telebooking No : 9880036611/ 9845017975 Online Booking : www.indianstage.in Play Synopsis:

sic (adv.): thus, so.

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Identifying Traditional and Responsible Ways of Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi…a Workshop by ESG

Identifying Traditional and Responsible ways of Celebrating Ganesh Chaturthi

A One Day Workshop for Children ( Ages 9-14)

Ganesh Chaturthi is the birthday of Lord Ganesha, the elephant-headed Hindu God. As we all know, He is a very popular god in India and has become a popular symbol around the world too. Ganesha in different art forms has broken many boundaries of caste, race, religion, and nation and has found a space in many living rooms around the world. He is a favorite among the children too. The story of his birth and the variety of delicacies made on this day are enjoyable for children. Over the last few decades, there has been a considerable shift in our societies across the country from celebrating the festival in a traditional way to a more ostentatious occasion, with little regard to the socio-economic, cultural and environmental impacts.

The workshop is aimed at helping children identify the traditional and historical significance, ways in which it was celebrated in the past, the importance of the traditional foods made on this day and ways in which the festival can be celebrated without causing harm to the environment around us.

The workshop will take children through interesting stories, videos, making clay idols, learning to make traditional decorations, learning through some games and learning to take responsibility.

Workshop Date: 30th August 2009

Timings: 9.30 am -4.30 pm

Registration Fees: Rs.300/-

Venue: ESG office

Contact Details:

Environment Support Group

1572, 100 feet Outer Ring Road, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore-70

Telephone: 91-80-26713559/60/61 Email: divyarrs@esgindia.org/esg@esgindia.org

Website: www.esgindia.org

3-D Lenticular Print Exhibition for the First Time in India, by Photographer Annu Palakunathu Matthew

TASVEER, the art gallery, presents “The Virtual Immigrant” by Photographer Annu Palakunathu Matthew.

This is the first exhibition of 3D Lenticular prints in India.
Exhibition:The Virtual Immigrant
Venue: TASVEER , Sua House
Date: Aug 28 – Sept 19, 2009 (Sundays closed)

For more details, visit Tasveer online at

http://www.tasveerarts.com/

contact Tasveer, Bangalore:

Sua House, 26/1 Kasturba Cross Road
Bangalore 560001, India

Contact : Kaajal Gupta
Tel : + 91 99862 84251
+ 91 80 2212 8358

kaajal.tasveer@gmail.com

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