Timeout 02-07-2007

Folk entertainment

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 2.07.07
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Folk entertainment
As part of its ongoing initiative to promote cultural heritage, Hutchison Telecom East Ltd hosts Odeon 2007, a festival showcasing folk and contemporary forms of popular performing arts. On the cards this evening is a colourful Chhau dance presentation (picture right) followed by Baul songs. Chhau, India’s only masked dance, is a folk style of Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. Depicting enormous energy and vitality in its performance, Chhau is one of India’s most vibrant, pulsating folk art forms, which perennially inspires modern drama. Later, Gautam Das Baul will present Baul songs, an age-old yet powerful musical tradition of Bengal. Using instruments like ektara and gupi yantra, he will express the diverse, profound and esoteric strains of Baul philosophy and thought in typical fresh, light and lucid style.

Event: Chhau dance and Baul performance When: Today; 5.30 pm & 6.30 pm Where: Nandan premises

art

Till July 2 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South-B; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings by Ranadip Das, Parthapratim Saha, Ramprasad Dey, Dilip Choudhry and Dewashish Das. Till July 2 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and sculptures by Sajal Kanti Mitra and Asish Kumar Das. Till July 2 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2 pm - 7 pm: Artists Circle presents Celebration of Nature, a group show on environment by senior artists. July 2 - 7 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Hue of Passion, an exhibition of artworks by Mrinmoy Das, Debangshu Das, Abhijit Mollick and Biswajit Mitra. July 2 - 8 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Shadow of the Window, an exhibition of paintings by Arindam Chakraborty. Till July 3 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: A group show of painting and sculpture. Organised by Exposure. Till July 7 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace; 3.30 pm - 7.30 pm: The inaugural exhibition of tapestries and serigraphs of paintings by Paris-based artist Syed Haider Raza. Till July 7 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G-7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park; 11 am - 7 pm: Mystic Moods, a solo show of recent artworks by Sukanta Das. Till July 9 at Angan Art Gallery, 11 Fern Place (near Gariahat); 4 pm - 8 pm: Tribute to Humanity, works of A. Ramchandran, Paritosh Sen, Jogen Chowdhury, Prakash Karmakar, Shanu Lahiri, Bijon Chowdhury, Shuvaprasanna, Partha Pratim Deb, Nirmal Dutta, Chiru Chakraborty, Shipra Bhattacharya, Dwijen Gupta, Jawhar Dasgupta, Parag Ray, Badal Pal, Bibhuti Chakraborty, Gouranga Bishyee and Sanatan Dinda. Till July 10 at Gallery Nakshatra, 2/1 Outram Street, 2nd floor, #22892982; 12 noon - 7.30 pm: Art Today: Trends and Talents in Indian Contemporary Art; a Tale of Four Cities. Works of painters from Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Calcutta. Participating artists: Avijit Dutta, Anil Naik, Chippa Sudhakar, Diptish Ghosh Dostidar, Kiran Chopra, Laxman Aelay, Prasenjit Sengupta, Sunil Lohar and Vinod Goswami. Till July 12 at Kanvas Art Gallery, 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, 2nd floor; 3 pm - 7 pm: Vibrant Hues, an exhibition of the works of Biswajit Saha, Subrata Pal, Subrata Das, Sukanta Das, Dewashis Das, Anup Giri, Avishankar Mitra, Nitya Kundu, Swapan Das and others. Till July 28 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show featuring about 50 artworks from across India. Till July 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Masters of Imagination, an exhibition of paintings by renowned artists.

drama

July 3 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Institute of factual Theatre Arts presents Sacrifice, based on Tagore’s Visarjan. Direction: Debasish Dutta. July 3 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Pancham Vaidic presents Poshu Khamar. Direction: Arpita Ghosh. July 4 at Purbashree, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC’s monthly theatre show: Hindi play ? (question mark), a Little Thespian production. Direction: Azhar Aalam. July 5, 7 & 8 at Star Theatre & June 6 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Mahakabyer Pore (Dir: Kallol Bhattacharya) by Ebong Aamra on July 5; Bishesh Bishesh Khobor (Dir: Debashis Sarkar) by Unity Malancha on July 6; Sthananka(n) (Dir: Debashis Sengupta) by Belghoria Ethic on July 7; and Gopichand (Dir: Rishi Mukhopadhyay) by Naba Mayukh Natya Sangstha on July 8. Being staged as part of Odeon 2007. July 8 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents Helmet. Direction: Anish Ghosh.

PERFORMING ARTS

July 2 at Rabindra Sadan; 5.30 pm: Darpani presents Baro-r Barota, a dance programme in celebration of 60 years of India’s Independence. Concept & choreography: Arnab Bandyopadhyay. July 3 at Nandan premises; 5.30 pm & 6.30 pm: Performances of dance theatre: Raybeshe (at 5.30 pm) and Bhaowaiya and Bhatiali (at 6.30 pm). July 4 at Nandan premises; 5.30 pm & 6.30 pm: Performances of dance theatre: Santhali dance (at 5.30 pm) and Puppet dance (at 6.30 pm). July 7 at Purbashree, Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, Salt Lake; 6 pm: Tagore’s dance-drama Tasher Desh, presented by members of Calcutta Club. July 5 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: In remembrance of Rabindranath Tagore and Kadambari Devi, Niva Arts and Sravasti present Aashaadh and Shrimati Hey comprising reading, poem and song from Tagore. Concept & direction: Keya Chaitali Dasgupta. July 7 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Srabosti School of Music presents a Kathak dance item, Uttaran, and dance-drama Mrigtrishna, based on contemporary Kathak style. Concept & choreography: Sanjay Bhattacharya.

BOOK RELEASE

July 2 at The Park Hotel; 6.30 pm: Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will release Jalebi Management by Shombit Sengupta. Hosted by Oxford Bookstore and Sage.

talk

July 2 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Ishatmananda will speak in Bengali on Swami Vivekananda: Vyaktitva O Tanr Adarsha. July 2 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Sarvapriyananda will speak on Mundakopanishad. July 2 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Prof. Subhas Chandra Saha will speak on Prayers and Meditation. July 2 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Prof Amalendu Chakraborty will speak on Swami Abhedananda in the West.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till July 4 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Nature’s Ensemble, an exhibition of photographs by Madhuchhanda Sen.

DISCUSSION

July 2 at Bagbazar Reading Library Hall, 2 K.C. Bose Road; 6.30 pm: Prof. Sumita Chakraborty will discuss on Shatabarsjer Aaloke Manik Bandyopadhyay. Also, songs by Susmita Goswami.

QUIZ

July 8 at Som Training School, Sandeswartala, Chinsurah, Hooghly; 1 pm onwards: Questia Quiz Club hosts an open-to-all general quiz for two-member teams. Details with Manisit Das (26801538) or Subhaditya Kumar (21089368).

WORKSHOP

July 2 onawrds at Proscenium Art Centre: A 20-day performance oriented workshop on conceptualisation, script-writing, performance on screen and stage, and marketing of plays to be conducted by experts in the field of stage and screen. Supervision: Tathagata Chowdhury. Details at #9830241007. July 9 - 17 at EZCC, Salt Lake; 11 am - 5 pm: Workshop on Odissi dance to be conducted by Guru Giridhari Nayak.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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