Showcase

1 October 2014

The artist Veenu Shah presents a series of hand-crafted works employing enamel. Shah’s art has been shown internationally in the Kalart Gallery in Californa and the Mitsukoshi Art Gallery in Tokyo, among other venues.

Between The Lines: An exhibition of Enamels, 25 to 31 October, Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi. For more information, call 011-2468-2001.

1 October 2014

In its twelfth edition, the Surya Nepal Kathmandu Jazz Festival, popularly known as Jazzmandu, will feature artists from France, Cuba, India, the United States, Switzerland and more. Considered among the leading jazz festivals in South Asia, Jazzmandu will host workshops, educational programmes and free shows alongside its week-long line-up of performances.

Jazzmandu, 16 to 22 October, multiple venues, Kathmandu, Nepal.
For more information, visit www.jazzmandu.org.

1 October 2014

Timed every year to coincide with Sharad Purnima, the brightest full moon of the year in North India, the eight edition of RIFF will take place this October in Jodhpur. This year’s line-up includes the groups Yemen Blues and Village Soul, the vocalist Bhanwari Devi, and many more. Besides performances, the festival will also host an eclectic mix of cultural events, including an interactive workshop. 

Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival, 8 to 12 October, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan. For more information, visit www.jodhpurriff.org.

1 October 2014

Going Solo, a festival of international theatre, presents brilliant solo performances from all over the globe. Several of this year’s productions were also staged at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Going Solo will take place in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata. 

Going Solo, 9 to 22 October, multiple venues, multiple cities.
For more information, visit www.goingsolo.in.

1 October 2014

In this solo presentation of dance and theatre, presented in the style of Kathak, Sanjukta Wagh explores the process of embodying a mythological character. Wagh has previously performed at several prominent events such as The Nrityanjali Dance Festival in Ahmedabad and the National Kathak Festival.

Rage and Beyond: Irawati’s Gandhari by Sanjukta Wagh, 28 October 28, 7 pm, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
For more information, call 022-2282-4567.

1 October 2014

Deepjyoti Kalita is a Baroda-based artist specialising in sculpture. His work in this show explores the prosaic reality of human relationships in contemporary times, the evolution of new socio-economic structures and the accompanying breakdown of traditional beliefs. Kalita’s work has previously featured in group shows at the India Art Festival in 2013, and the Baroda March in Mumbai in 2011.

Amour Fou, until 5 October, Latitude 28, F 208, Lado Sarai, New Delhi.
For more information, call 011-4679-1111.

1 October 2014

Pentagram and the Raghu Dixit Project will perform in collaboration with Sound Avtar and DJ Sa in this concert to mark the first anniversary of the Red Bull Tour Bus. Other acts include Bhayanak Maut, Ankur Tewari and Sidd Coutto.

Off The Roof, 18 October, Richardson and Cruddas, Sri JJ Flyover, Mazgaon, Mumbai.
For more information, visit www.redbull.com/in/en/music/stories/1331674798579/it-s-offtheroof-red-bull-tour-bus-lineup.

1 October 2014

A medley of art from sixteen Indian artists, An Unfinished Portrait aims to expose viewers to the contextual history of Modernism in India. The exhibition will include work from artists such as Himmat Shah, Arpita Singh, Nandalal Bose and Krishna Reddy, and a collection of photographs from Madan Mahatta, Richard Bartholomew and Ida Kar.

An Unfinished Portrait: Vignettes from the KNMA Collection, until 30 November, KNMA, Plot 3A, Sector 126, Noida.
For more information, visit www.knma.in.

1 October 2014

The third edition of the Dharamshala International Film Festival will feature an eclectic selection of films covering places and themes including the Middle East, Tibet, illegal immigration, vampires and more. There will also be master-classes and panel discussions, and several workshops, including one on animation conducted by the renowned film-maker Gitanjali Rao.

Dharamshala International Film Festival, 30 October to 2 November, DIFF House, across from the Norbulingka Institute, PO Sidhpur, Dharamshala.
For more information, visit www.diff.co.in.

1 October 2014

The Latin title of the show translates as “Even in Arcadia, there am I,” establishing a contrast between death’s constantly hovering shadow and the idle pleasures associated with Utopia. This exhibition will feature the artists Rohini Devasher, Naiza Khan, Riyas Komu and Saravanan Parasuraman, and will present works with both neo-classical and neo-expressionistic influences.

Et in Arcadia Ego, 18 October to 22 November, Nature Morte, near Siri Fort Auditorium, Delhi.
For more information, call 011-4068-7117.

1 September 2014

In her new exhibit, the visual and performance artist Princess Pea uses Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tale ‘The Ugly Duckling’ to explore ideas of beauty, notions of perfection and self-worth, and conflicts between traditional and contemporary definitions of women’s roles in Indian society. The Gurgaon-based artist strives to create a dialogue between past and present.

Pecked Jostled and Was Teased, 5 September to 10 October, Exhibit 320, F-320, Nai Basti, Lado Sarai, Delhi.
For more information, call 011-4613-0637.

1 September 2014

This workshop, led by the stage performer Michael Moritz, explores modes of silent comic storytelling, and will take on real-world situations with a comic twist. Moritz covers the basics of acting, provides insights into the craftsmanship of the manipulation of objects, and shares a rich repertoire of jokes and gags for clowns and comedians. 

Funny Bones: The joy of failure with Michael Moritz, 26 September to 10 October, Max Mueller Bhavan, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Delhi. For more information, write to theatregarage@yahoo.com.

1 September 2014

Subtitled “An Unquiet History of Stillness,” this lecture is presented by the Bharatnatyam dancer, choreographer and yoga exponent Navtej Johar. Johar is interested in spiritual practices that explore the body, and brings a fresh perspective to spirituality. This lecture is part of the series Lila Prism 2014, which presents 14 seminal speakers from diverse fields introspecting on our times. 

Physical Traditions as Continuity, 18 September, 6.30 pm, Seminar Halls 1 and 2, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, Delhi.
For more information, visit www.lilafoundation.in.

1 September 2014

The violin maestro L Subramaniam, together with the classical vocalist Pandit Jasraj, will perform a series of alaaps in a fully improvised concert without accompaniment in traditional ragas. In the course of his career, Subramaniam has composed in a diverse range of styles, including western classical and ballet, and written scores for films such as Salaam Bombay and Mississippi Masala. The two performers have collaborated together several times in the past.

L Subramaniam, Live in Concert,27 September, 7 pm, Christ University Auditorium, Christ University, Hosur Road, Kaveri Layout, Sadduguntepalya, Bangalore.
For more information, visit www.indianviolin.com.

1 August 2014

Ramkumar is an eminent artist, a fellow of the Lalit Kala Academy, and a recipient of the Padma Bhushan and the Kalidas Samman.  The show, curated by the poet and art critic Prayag Shukla, exhibits Ramkumar’s work in Kolkata for the first time in twenty years. It features drawings done in the early 1960s, in pen and ink on paper, that have not previously been shown outside the artist’s private collection.

Drawings by Ramkumar, 1 to 30 August, Aakriti Art Gallery, First floor, 12/3A, Hungerford Street, Orbit Enclave, Kolkata.
For more information, call 033-2289-3027.