Showcase

1 November 2014

This solo exhibition by the artist Tahireh Lal explores how mobility and stasis play into conceptions of “home.” Lal’s work includes an array of video installations and kinetic sculptures, and investigates how invisible forces affect modern notions of transnational migration.

Metaphysical Gravity, 11 October to 21 November, Galleryskye, 2 Berlie Street, Langford Town, Bangalore. For more information, call 091-8939-157547.

1 November 2014

First held in Mumbai in 1952 and later moved to Goa, the festival aims to present international cinema for Indian audiences. The 2014 edition will feature an eclectic range of films from across the planet screened over 11 days.

IFFI 2014, 20 to 30 November, multiple venues, Panjim. For more information, call 011-2649-9371.

1 November 2014

This exhibition will showcase works by the artist Kodanda Rao Teppala. Rao’s paintings seek to create a dialogue between the crowd and the individual. Originally from Andhra Pradesh, Rao is currently based in Baroda, Gujarat, and has shown his work at several exhibitions across the country.

Solo Show by Kodanda Rao Teppala, until 15 November, Petite Morte, M 44/2 Basement, M-Block Market, Greater Kailash II, Delhi.
For more information, call 091-8375-073896.

1 November 2014

Now in its fifth year, the Harley Rock Riders is a two-day festival exclusively featuring rock ‘n’ roll. With pioneering rock bands Zero and Undying Inc as headliners, the festival will host fourteen different acts from across the world.

Harley Rock Riders Festival 2014, 15 to 16 November, Richardson & Cruddas, Sir Jamshedji Jeejeebhoy Road, Mumbai.
For more information, visit http://nh7.in:8000/harleyrockriders/.

1 November 2014

The Delhi event for this global series of concerts will feature opera arias, Hindustani classical pieces, and chamber music by Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Giuseppe Verdi, Igor Stravinsky and others. Proceeds will benefit the United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence Against Women, and the evening will conclude with addresses from UN speakers. Free passes are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

The Scheherazade Initiative, 4 November, 7.15 pm, Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, Delhi.
For more information, visit http://www.music4lifeinternational.org/Music_for_Life_International/Home.html.

1 November 2014

Founded in 2010, the festival aims to promote indie music. This edition will feature artists such as Pentagram, Amit Trivedi, The Raghu Dixit Project, and Ankur & the Ghalat Family, playing on multiple stages across large venues. The festival will tour Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata.

Bacardi NH7 Weekender, November 2014, Delhi, Pune, Bangalore and Kolkata.
For more information,visit www.nh7.in/weekender.

1 November 2014

The festival will feature eight days of public workshops, book releases and live performances. The global lineup—this year’s participants include the French troupe La Compagnie 3 Fois Rein and Spain’s Murray Molloy—will work in line with this year’s theme: biographies.

Qadir Ali Baig Theatre Festival, 8 to 16 November, Salar Jung Museum and Taj Deccan, Hyderabad.
For more information, email theatrefestival@baigtheatrefoundation.com.

1 November 2014

The filmmaker, painter and designer Muzaffar Ali will present a documentary, Breathe Into Me, focused on the poetry of Rumi, followed by a recital of the master’s works. The event is a part of the NCPA’s series Sama’a: The Mystic Ecstasy, started in 2009. The Arabic word sama’a means “to listen,” and refers to the Sufi pursuit of spiritual ecstasy through music, song and dance.

Breathe Into Me, 7 November, 5.30 pm, National Centre for the Performing Arts, NCPA Marg, Nariman Point, Mumbai.
For more information, visit www.ncpamumbai.com.

1 October 2014

This annual cultural festival, organised by IIT Kanpur, will mark its twenty-first year. Antaragni—the name translates to “fire within”—celebrates the drive and creativity of college students, and will gather participants from over two hundred colleges across India for four days of music concerts, dance performances, fashion shows, competitions and more. Registration is required.

Antaragni, 9 to 12 October, IIT Kanpur, Kalyanpur, Kanpur. For more information, please visit www.antaragni.in.

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.