Archive for the ‘Culture’ Category

Interactive Theatre in a new Format: Mushaira Theatre

Yours Truly Theatre invites you with your friends & colleagues
for weekend of Interactive Theatre Double Bill !
(Dec 12 and Dec 13). Showcasing two unique interactive Theatre formats.

Dont make me laugh is done in Playback Theatre Style where actors enacts reactions and stories of audiences on the spot.
Mushaira Theatre, where actors create shayari on the spot, even creating compositons based on reactions by audiences on the spot.

Show: Dont Make me Laugh
Date: Dec 12th, 2009
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Nayana Hall, Ravindra Kalakesthra, JC Road

Show: Mushaira Theatre
Date: Dec 13th, 2009
Venue:Nayana Hall, Ravindra Kalakesthra, JC Road

For tickets call 9845243051 /9845853093 Or mail us at yourstrulytheatre@gmail.com

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Wildlife Photography Exhibition at CKP

10th to 17th December 2009, 11.00am to 8.00 pm:
WILD WITNESS
An Exhibition of Indian Wildlife Photographs by S P Nagendra

Inauguration on Thursday, 10th December 2009 at 10.30 am by
Sri Sri Ravishankar Guruji
Art of Living Foundation

Thursday, 17th December 2009 at 10.30 am:
Release of a book on Indian Wildlife – Written by S P Nagendra
Book release by Sri B S Yeddyurappa
Honourable Chief Minister of Karnataka
Launching of Website by
Dr Veerendra Heggade
Dharmadhikari, Srikshetra Dharmasthala

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Venue: Chitrakala Parishath Art Complex
Kumara Kripa Road, Bangalore – 560001
Exhibition Timings: 11am to 8pm

For more details, please contact:

S P Nagendra (ARPS)
(Department of Technical Education)

Unnathi Foundation
#50, 6th Main, 5th Block,
Jayanagar, Bangalore – 560041
Ph: 91-80-26656418
Mob: 093428 12036
Email: unnathinature@yahoo.in

Video protesting Government’s move to introduce ID cards for Cubbon Park and Lalbagh

The students of St.Joseph’s have made a short video protesting against the Government’s move to issue passes at Rs.200 for entry to Cubbon Park and Lalbagh.

Watch the video

here

Opinions and comments welcome.

“Hakki Haritude Nodithira?” (Kannada) at Ranga Shankara

Ranga Shankara’s Kannada production, “Hakki Harutide Nodidira” will be performed at Ranga Shankara on Fri Nov 20th and Sat Nov 21st at 7:30 PM.

As a tribute to one of India’s greatest playwrights, Vijay Tendulkar, who passed away in 2008, Ranga Shankara produced an adaptation of one his masterpieces, “Ashi Paakhare Yeti”, in Kannada. It is a play that has been performed in several Indian languages such as Hindi, Gujarati and Kannada apart from the original in Marathi. With Hakki Harutide Nodidira, Ranga Shankara taps and brings together the best of veteran and young theatre talent in Bangalore. The play premiered on July 17th 2009.

Interestingly, prominent actresses in our midst have played the role of the heroine, Saraswathi (Saru), in various languages. Arundhati Nag has essayed the role in Urdu while B Jayashree has done it in Kannada.

The play is directed by Manav Kaul from Mumbai. Manav Kaul is an actor, writer and director, who has won much acclaim for work like “Shakkar ke Paanch Daane”.

Ranga Shankara’s popular Kannada production, “Hakki Harutide Nodidira” will be performed at Ranga Shankara on Fri Nov 20th and Sat Nov 21st at 7:30 PM.

As a tribute to one of India’s greatest playwrights, Vijay Tendulkar, who passed away in 2008, Ranga Shankara produced an adaptation of one his masterpieces, “Ashi Paakhare Yeti”, in Kannada. It is a play that has been performed in several Indian languages such as Hindi, Gujarati and Kannada apart from the original in Marathi. With Hakki Harutide Nodidira, Ranga Shankara taps and brings together the best of veteran and young theatre talent in Bangalore. The play premiered on July 17th 2009.

Interestingly, prominent actresses in our midst have played the role of the heroine, Saraswathi (Saru), in various languages. Arundhati Nag has essayed the role in Urdu while B Jayashree has done it in Kannada.

The play is directed by Manav Kaul from Mumbai. Manav Kaul is an actor, writer and director, who has won much acclaim for work like “Shakkar ke Paanch Daane”.

The tickets are available at Ranga Shankara and www.indianstage.in. For more details please contact Ranga Shankara at 26493982.

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Swasti Gallery presents the work of an American Artist

Swasti Contemporary Gallery & Art Mantram
Invites you all to an Photography Exhibition by
American Artist David Davison
and interactive session
At Ista Hotel
1/1, Swami Vivekananda Road, Ulsoor, Bangalore- 560008

Proceedings of the Sale goes to HCG Foundation.

Dr. Ajai Kumar & Mrs. Bhagya Ajaikumar
Swasti gallery & HCG Foundation
Contemporary Art Gallery,
HCG Towers, # 8, Kalinga Rao Road,
Sampangi Ram Nagar, Bangalore- 560 027.

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YoursTruly Theatre presents Interactive Theatre for Children

On the occasion of Children’s day, Nov 14 -2009
Yours Truly Theatre Presents

SIGNS
a series of 5 short plays in complete the story style
a Yt’angle initiative( Yours Truly angle for children)
officially launching with this show.

SHOW DETAILS
Name of Play: Signs
Duration: 2 hours
Start Time: 10:00 am
Date: November 14, 2009
Venue: ADA Ranga Mandira, JC Road, Bangalore

Ticket – Rs 50/-
To book tickets call 9845853093/9845243051

Make this children’s day a special one for your child.
Inviting children above 7 years, along with parents/relatives.

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Zapperdockel and the Wock at Ranga Shankara:Play Review

Having missed the first staging of this German folklore-based play, I was very keen to attend the show when it was staged yesterday (27th October 2009) as part of the Ranga Shankara 5th anniversary celebrations.

It was indeed heartening to see the enthusiastic lineup of children just before the play, and I was also impressed that Sankar’s Cafe at Ranga Shankara also has a Readng Corner for children now. Theatre and allied activities seem to be actively encouraged at Ranga Shankara and this is a great thing to see.

“Zapperdockel and the Wock” is the story of two very different creatures, Zapperdockels being small, and the Wock being a very large being. A Zapperdockel is also a crybaby.How these two interact and learn to get along is the story of the one-hour play.

Throughout the play, I was impressed by the reaction of the children in the audience (the play blurb says it’s for children “4 and above”.) A crowd of them were also invited on to the stage, and they were clearly enjoying themselves.

Virginia and Anil Kumar (I don’t know if I got the male name right, though) were the puppeteers who brough the puppets to life, and with innovative props, excecuted a variety of tricks and capers on stage that had the children constantly amused, and, occasionally, enthralled, as when they lit a flame under a plastic bag, and sent it soaring up into the air.

Walking sticks that acted as scales, hats that filled with flour, a box that opened this way and that…the props were very inventive and creative, and the rectangle described by the ropes onstage created a stage within a stage where all the action happened.

I thoroughly enjoyed the music, too; it was composed by Kumaresh of the famous violinist duo, Ganesh and Kumaresh, and sometimes consisted of purely Carnatic renditions, sometimes percussion passages, and sometimes a violin duet…it was a delight to the ear at all times.

The puppets, made by Anurupa Roy of Kat Katha, were also lovely to behold, with several Wocks taking the stage at one time, but mostly having a blue-coloured Wock iinteracting with a littleyelllow Zapperdockel.

However, I must say that perhaps I was too old for the narrative: I could not follow the thread of the story too well, and sometimes it seemed to drag. Some of the tricks on stage seemed to really have nothing at all to do with the play at all..though perhaps, with the age of the audience tragetted, no such connection was necessary. I never felt that I had got the message that Aru gave the children just prior to the show…that the play was to show how different people can get along together.

I would like to make the point, however, that young children need not always feel that magic-type tricks and slapstick comedy are the only things that comprise theatre for children; I think they are capable of appreciating more sophisticated storylines and stagecraft than what I witnessed at Ranga Shankara yesterday. Personally, I felt that the play could have been cut short to even 40 minutes, and could have done with a more predominant, sequential thread running through it. The two Sutradhars did not always seem to have a “sutra” to convey to the audience.

Ranga Shankara is putting up four more plays as part of the fifth anniversary celebrations, for more details, please visit

http://www.rangashankara.org/

All the plays have been staged before, but are being brought back by popular demand.

Theatre Jam all over Bangalore

atre Jam is a space to affirm individual expression.

we are a caravan of artists who meet every month to share, create and JAM.

and now, we ask the whole city to join in!

read more on www.theatresundays.blogspot.com

theatre Jam turns one this october,

to celebrate the arts and build this movement

we are jamming, all through october

in public spaces of Bangalore.

make theatre jam, your space.

bring your story, art, medium, idea, dreams, memories, tricks…

install, improvise, perform, express

anyone can Participate in the jam activities.

pick a date in October and tell us what you want to do.

most activities will take place in public parks, streets, terraces, basements and markets.

spread the word and encourage more people to participate in the october jam.

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“Art” to be staged by Cult at Alliance Francaise

cult presents

ART

BY

YASMINA REZA

Art, a French play written by Yasmina Reza, adapted in English, by Christopher Hampton, is a play, that revolves around three diverse and minimalist products of human nature. Three characters, aesthetes in their own right, questioning their individual prejudices against each other.

Serge, a modernist, a puritan, but an afterthought of delusion. Marc, characterized by the epitome of self-acclaim and classicist snobbery and Ivan, an oblivious leaf, which flows in whichever direction the wind blows.

The three friends collide subtly into each others’ perspective and push each other into an overwhelmed sense of egoistic urge towards moral self defense, bringing out the extremes of human nature in the most sublime of ways. The simplistic portrayal of a relationship severed at the seams, encompassing Art as its supposed to be, universal and conflicting.

natural players , differential lighting and apt music makes art a worth while watch .( all this plus a not so creative tribute to Michael jackson)

Venue: alliance francaise, Bangalore

Date: 18th september 2009 [friday]

Timing: 3: 30 and 7: 30

Tickets: rs 100

online ticketing : www.cultbangalore.com

Contact : 9632824253

Email: cultbangalore@gmail.com

Water-Themed Film Festival

YWCA is one of the hosts of the International Film Festival spearheaded by the Bangalore Film Society along with other NGO’s on the issue of water which is to be held on the 4th 5th and 6th September 2009 at the YWCA Arathi No 7, 6th Block, Koramangala,Bangalore 560 095. Tel Phone: 25634813/22238574/ 9739047011.

Here are the names of the films which will be screened at Arathi. Water is becoming a
very crucial issue for all of us and for which we all need to be concerned
about.

Kindly make a note of the film to be screened on Saturday at 4.00pm Living
Water: In the beginning where the Directors of the film will be present and
will take up the discussion afterwards. So please come and be part of
viewing this film in large numbers.

There will also be an inauguration of the International Film Festival at
4.00pm on 4th September 2009 at Alliance Francaise. All are welcome to
attend the Inauguration.

For any further queries, contact Latha Paul, General Secretary,YWCA of Bangalore City, on

9739047011.

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