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Tagore songs in translation
Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, Calcutta, Italian Embassy Cultural Institute, India and Alain Danielou Foundation, Italy host Tagore Songs of Love and Devotion, translated into English and specially transcribed for the piano by Alain Danielou. Italian vocalist Dr Francesca Cassio will render the repertoire of six songs selected for this evening’s performance: Hey nuton, Tomar holo shuru, Gagane gagane, Hingshaye unmatto prithibi, Gram chhara oei rangamatir path and Kharo bayu boye bege. She will be accompanied on the piano by noted Italian pianist Maestro Ugo Bonessi. A few songs, like Jodi prem, Dinguli mor sonar khnachaye and Somukhe shanti parabar will be rendered in the original by Dr Reba Som, who will also introduce the programme.

Event: An evening of Tagore songs in English and Bengali When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani

art

Till August 23 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street, #2229 8641; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exposition of the creations by four contemporary artists: Bhaskar Bhattacharjee, Dipankar Ray, Kalyan Chakraborty and Sanjay Bhaumik. Till August 23 at Kanvas Art Gallery, 2nd floor (Shivam Chamber), 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue): Beyond Infinity, an exhibition of paintings by Subrata Das. Till August 24 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 4th floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: Black period presents a group show of paintings by Chayan Raha, Treena Karmakar, Bhaskar Raha, Shreyasi Ghosh, Saikat Sharma, Anusree Ghosh and Tanmay Mondal. Till August 24 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Shades — an exhibition of paintings, collages and sculptures by Ashoke Roy, Chandranath Das, Jaspal Singh, Jayanta Kr Pal and Pulak Mukhopadyay. Till August 26 (except Sunday) at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 11 am - 7 pm: A Different Face — an exhibition of drawings by Prabir Sen. Till August 26 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 2 pm - 7 pm: View from the Edge, an exhibition celebrating Independence Day. Featuring works by Achutan Kudallur, Amitabh Sengupta, Ashit Paul, Atin Basak, Babu Xavier, Dattatraya Apte, Dhiraj Chowdhury, P. Gopinath, Paritosh Sen, Pulak Sanpui, R.B. Bhaskaran, Samir Aich, Sanat Kar, Sanatan Dinda, Sekhar Roy, Sohini Dhar, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Surya Prakash and Shuvaprasanna. Till August 27 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Chitrakoot presents 99 names of Allah, an exhibition of paintings and prints by Reyhani Akan. Till August 30 (except Saturdays) at Galerie La Mere, 3 Regent Park; 4 pm - 8 pm: Freedom— an exhibition of the works of 33 eminent artists. Till August 31 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road, #24636731/32; 11 am - 7 pm: Boundless, an exhibition of recent works of Partha Pratim Deb and Manas Roy (Roymans). Till August 31 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park, #6540 6499; 3 pm - 8 pm: Unity in Diversity — an ensemble of paintings, sculptures and photographs: Participants: B.R. Panesar, Nikhilesh Das, Sanatan Dinda, Harilal Sahoo, Harimohan Baguli and Nabyendu Chattopadhyay.

DRAMA

August 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Mukti, a Rangakarmee production in Bengali, based on Mahasweta Devi’s story. Direction & acting: Usha Ganguli. August 23 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Dum Dum Shabdomugdho Naatyokendra presents Sparshokatar... the Journey of Three Dolls. Direction: Rakesh Ghosh. August 23 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: Vabishyat presents Sombhu Mitra’s Kanchan Rango (at 3 pm) and Bah Chamatkar (at 6.30 pm). Direction: Tanmay Kormocar. August 24 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Mukhomukhi and Niva Arts presents Atmakatha, directed by Soumitra Chatterjee. August 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Naba Mayukh Nattya Sangstha presents Gopichand. Dierection: Rishi Mukhopadhyay. August 24 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 7 pm: Antigone, a Manirath production, directed by Santanu Bose.

TALK

August 23 at CSI Calcutta Chapter, 5 Elgin Road, 4th floor; 5 pm: Dr G.K. Sen, professor and joint director, School of Oceanographic Studies, Jadavpur University, will speak on GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Modelling. August 23 at Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir, 15 Bankim Chatterjee Street; 6 pm: Dr Dilip Kumar Roy will speak on Sri Aurobindo and the Modern Mind. August 23 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Tattwajnanananda will speak on Kenopanishad. August 23 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Harsha Datta will speak in Bengali on Ramakrishna Bhavandolane Ramakrishna Sahityer Bhumika. August 23 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Paramatmananda will speak in Bengali on Shiksha, Samaj O Dharma. August 23 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 7.10 pm: Swami Jitatmananda will speak on Yamalarjun Sambad - Sri Bhagbat.

PERFORMING ARTS

August 23 at Bhowanipur Sangit Sammilani Hall, 4 Ramesh Mitra Road; 6 pm: Rabindra Sandhya, featuring songs by Sumona Naskar, Sumita Dasgupta, Shukla Chattopadhyay, Susree Ghosh, Malay Roy and Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, and recitation by Tamali Ghosh. August 23 at Science City Auditorium; 6.30 pm: The students of Ananda Shankar Centre for Performing Arts will present a dance programme in celebration of the institution’s 21st anniversary. August 23 at Calcutta School of Music; 6.30 pm: Ranan, in association with Open Doors, presents the 2008 edition of Ankur, a platform for young dancers. Participants: Miti Desai (Mumbai; Mohiniyattam), Tansusree Das (Calcutta; Manipuri) and Aishwarya Narayanaswamy (Chennai; Bharata Natyam). August 23 at Padatik’s Buildwell Theatre, 6/7 AJC Bose Road; 6.45 pm: Rabindranath: In essay, poetry and story. Presented by Shreecharaneshu. August 24 at Triguna Sen Memorial Hall, Jadavpur University campus; 6 pm: Brotee presents Barshaneri Bani Bhora, a programme of Tagore songs by child and young artistes. Direction: Apala Basu. August 24 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Disha presents Megheder Samiyana, an evening of song and dance. Participants: Indrani Sen, Sraboni Sen, Kaushik Chakraborty, Nandini Ghoshal, Soumili Biswas, Soumya Basu, Supriyo Ganguli and Debashis Ganguly.

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

August 23 at Purbashree, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 10.30 am: Vivekananda Institute of Environment and Management, Calcutta under the aegis of West Bengal Renewable Energy Development Agency is organising Celebration of Rajiv Gandhi Akshay Urja Diwas 2008 of the State of West Bengal. August 23 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: An evening of Tagore songs to mark the 97th birth anniversary of Debabrata Biswas. Participants include Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, Swapan Gupta, Bibha Sengupta, Dr Partha Ghosh, Debarati Som, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta and Arun Gangopadhyay. Organised by Debabrata Biswas Academy.

FILM SHOW

Till August 24 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road, #2455 6942/43: A Festival of Films and Video Art from China — an eclectic mix of award-winning features and documentaries from China. Fifth Generation Filmmakers: August 23, 2 pm: 7 to 400 Blows (Dir: Ming-liang Tsai; 116 min.); at 5 pm: A Confucian Confusion (Dir: Edward Yang; 125 min.). August 24, 2 pm: Small Station (Dir: Chien-ping Lin; 29 min.); at 3 pm: A Brighter Summer Day (Dir: Edward Yang; 237 min.).

FESTIVAL

August 24 at Birla Academy; 6.30 pm: Birla Academy of Art & Culture celebrates Nanda Utsava to mark Shri Shrikrishna Janmashtami. On this occasion, Neelima Bandopadhyay will render bhajan and kirtan with her group.

EXHIBITION

Till August 30 at F-17 Dakshinapan, Dhakuria, #2423 7625: LePakshi (Andhra Pradesh Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd) hosts Mangalagiri Festival, a display of Andhra Pradesh handloom products. Till August 30 at Green House, Tollygunge Metro Station, #2471 6595: Festival of hand-embroidered sarees, kurtis and salwar suits. Till August 30 at Senbati, 3A Mandeville Gardens; 10.30 am - 8.30 pm: Poompuhar, the Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation Ltd presents an All Crafts Exhibtion. Till August 31 at Gharoya Boutique, 1/57B Dover Place, #2461 9051; 10 am - 2 pm & 4 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of sarees, salwar kameez, tops, mekhlas and kurtas.All those who wish events to be included in this column should write not less than a week ahead to: Time out, The Telegraph, 6, Prafulla Sarkar Street, Calcutta-700 001; Fax: 2234-8244

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