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ART

Till October 5 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88; 3 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of the works of Rajeev Lochan and Yuriko Lochan. Till September 26 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings, sculptures, drawings and graphics by the members of Chitri-O-Bhaskar Gosthi. September 27 - October 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Chandrima Roy.

DRAMA

September 23 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sanglap Kolkata presents Hai Ram, directed by Kuntal Mukhopadhyay. September 24 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Theatre Workshop presents Paliye Beray. Drama: Monoj Mitra. Direction: Ashok Mukhopadhyay. September 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natyaparna presents Antarnihita, written and directed by Ranjit Chakraborty. September 24 at Muktangan; 6.30 pm: Natasathi presents Gulshan. Direction: Arundeb Mondal. September 24 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Dream Theatre presents Pashapashi Eka, directed by Gautam. September 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Charbak will stage its latest production, Kande Kan Behula Sondari. Drama and direction: Kheyali Dastidar. September 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents its latest production, Prachyo, directed and performed by Koushik Sen. September 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Nandiranga will stage Trinayan. Direction: Somnath Mukhopadhyay. September 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natyayan presents Ichchapatra, directed by Anil Dey.

MUSIC

September 26 at Bharatiya Bhasha Parishad; 6 pm: A sitar recital by Subroto Dey of Delhi. Presented by Swami Haridas Sangeet Samaroh in collaboration with EZCC. September 28 at Sree Thyagaraja Hall; 6.30 pm: Rasika Ranjana Sabha presents a veena recital by Smt. Geetha Krishnamurthy, accompanied by Kalakkadu Sri Sreenivasan (mridangam) and Trichy Sri Murali (ghattam).

RECITATION

September 23 and Bangla Academy; 6 pm: Abrittik presents an evening of recitation featuring Bijoylakshmi Barman, Soumitra Mitra, Rabin Majumder, Arumoy Banerjee, Sobhansunder Basu, Siddhartha Mukherjee, Biswajit Mondal, Shyamoli Seal, Sreedeshna Das, Kingshuk Chatterjee, Moloy Poddar, Krishanu Acharya, Ronit Dutta, Abishek Ghosh and Niti Chowdhury. Participating poets: Samarendra Sengupta, Krishna Basu, Subodh Sarkar, Minati Mitra, Swapan Rai, Shibashis Mukherjee and Shomindra Bhowmick.

MUSIC APPRECIATION

September 25 - 27 Max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: In Celebration of the Berlin Philharmonic — Three evenings with introduction by Kishore Chatterjee to the works of three famous conductors with DVD-clips. Sept. 25: Zubin Mehta. Sept. 26: Bernard Haitink. Sept. 27: Claudio Abbado.

WORKSHOP

Till September 23 at Aikatan, Salt Lake; 10 am - 5 pm: A music appreciation course, to be conducted by Parag J. Trivedi, founder director, Sabrang, Mumbai. Organised by EZCC.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till September 25 at the foyer of Nandan II; 2 pm - 8 pm: World Heritage in China comprising works, based on the theme of 27 heritage sites, by contemporary Chinese photographs.

EXHIBITION

Till October 11 at CIMA Gallery; 11 am - 8 pm: Art in Life — A collection of exquisite brassware from South India, etnic salwar kameez sets, dupattas in cotton, organza, silk and brocade, books and magazines, T shirts designed by CIMA, table and bed linen by master weavers, ceramics and hand-made glass, folk and tribal art from Madhya Pradesh and Bengal, costume jewellery from across India, dhurries and mats and wall hangings, stationery, cards and imported art supplies, mirrors, and many other artefacts. A special collection of precious jewellery by Saba Ali Khan till September 24. Till October 10 at Sravasti, 14/97 Golf Club Road; 1 pm - 8 pm: Sravasti’s Puja collections, created by KeyaChaitali, include T shirts for men, women and children, Phatuas, Bangla shirts, Punjabis, Sherwanis, short kurtas, salwar kurtas, Saradin, Nakshi Kantha, Batik, Kalamkari, painting, print on cotton and silk sarees and other functional items like carry bag, letter and note pad, and greetings card. Till September 23 at Ice Skating Rink: An exhibition of decorative handcrafted mercerised thread lamps by Dreamz 2000. Till September 28 at Max Mueller Bhavan; 3 pm - 8 pm: A display of about 40 posters of theatre productions staged over the years by Berliner Ensemble. Till September 30 at 1/57B Dover Place, Calcutta 19; 2 pm - 8 pm: Gharoya presents an exhibition of saree, salwar-kurta and punjabi. September 23 - 25 at Identity Gallery; 10 am - 7 pm: Shafali from Hyderabad presents its festive collection of suits, embroidered kalamkari and evening wear, bed and table linen, kaftans, sarees, etc.

FILM SHOW

September 23 at Nandan II; 6.30 pm: The concluding day of Chinese Film Session, organised by Cine Central, Calcutta, India China Friendship Association and the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, features Red Lovers (direction: Ya Daying). September 23 at max Mueller Bhavan; 6.30 pm: Screening of Star Without Sky (dir: Ottokar Runze).

LECTURE

September 23 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall, 5.30 pm: Swami Rasajnananda will speak in English on ‘Life and Teachings of Holy Mother Sri Sri Sarada Devi’. September 23 at The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall, 6.15 pm: Swami Puranananda will speak in Bengali on ‘Adhyatma Ramayana’. September 23 at the Abhedananda Memorial Hall, Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19A & B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Prof. Amalendu Chakraborty will speak on ‘Sri Sri Ramkrishna Lilaprasanga’.

books

Attendance: The Dance Annual of India; Edited by Ashish Mohan Khokar; published by EKAH-Printways, Distributed by Rupa & Co; Rs 400.00: A book on dance — is an incomplete and inadequate way of defining Attendance, which presents multifaceted aspects of India’s dance to any discerning reader including performers and historians. It offers updated metamorphic presentation needed for today’s reader. The various authors’ articles display tremendous erudition and the vast amount of academic research involved is, staggering, to say the least. One of the most appealing charms of the book is the democratic range of dance it captures. The latest annual: Uday Shankar and Choreography Special — is dedicated to this great son of the soil who “was born a 100 years ago, even if he and his memory had been dead for over 23 years (since 1977) .” Coupled with rare photographs and sketches, renowned experts have contributed on the various aspects of Shankar’s dance form and style. Also, special write-ups on ‘Choreography,’ which, according to Ashish Mohan Khokar, “has suddenly caught everyone’s attention. And 2001 was dominated and dotted by seminars, shows and even showdowns centred on this question (What is choreography') The issue showcases choreography and examples of choreographic genius...The artistes featured are: Uday Shankar, Ram Gopal, Uttara Asha Coorlawala, Astad Deboo, Chandralekha, Birju Maharaj, Kumudini Lakhia and Daksha Seth.”
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