Timeout 03-01-2009

Answering the atavistic call of nature

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 3.01.09
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Answering the atavistic call of nature
The Tagoreans, a London based cultural group, hosts From Sriniketan to Darlington: Phirey Chol Matir Taane, a programme of music, dance and discussions. Inspired by Tagore’s interest in rural renaissance and his philosophy and ideals that led to the birth of Sriniketan in the 1920s, it features Tagore songs, dance and a display of photographs from the Darlington archives. Participants: Aparna Gupta, Deepali Das, Manisha Smith, Jyotsna Mukherjee, Gairika Gupta, Geetali Bose, Selina Ali, Manoshi Barua, Uma Basu, Sarmistha Dasgupta, Mallika Mukhopadhyay, Jayati Ghosh, Dr Ananda Gupta, Kushal Bandyopadhyay and Joydip Sinha (songs), Swapnakalpa Dasgupta and troupe, Alinda Barua, Anindita Sen and Purbita Mukhopadhyay (dance), Saroj Chakraborty, Amit Das, Suprokash Ghosal and Alinda Barua (readings). Tapan Roy Chowdhury, Professor emeritus of Oxford University, will speak on Tagore’s thoughts on rural and community development. The programme also pays tribute to one of the living legends of Rabindrasangeet, Maya Sen.

Event: A cultural programme to mark Maya Sen’s 80th birthday presented by The Tagoreans, London When: Today at 6 pm Where: G.D. Birla Sabhagar

art

Till January 24 (except Sundays & holidays) at CIMA Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm (Mondays) 2 pm - 7 pm (Tuesdays to Saturdays): Review, an exhibition of artworks that aspires to redefine our perception and understanding of art of the 20th century. Participating artists: Abir Karmakar, Alok Bal, Debraj Goswami, Farhad Hussain, Jogen Chowdhury, Kingshuk Sarkar, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Mithu Sen, Paresh Maity, Partha Pratim Deb, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Samit Das, Santosh More, Sumitro Basak and Swarna Chitrakar. Till January 3 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Rendezvous Hyderabad, an exhibition of the works by 21 artists from Hyderabad. Till January 3 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery ‘B’; 3 pm - 8 pm: Textural Moment — an exhibition of recent paintings by Tarit Bhattacharjee.

DRAMA FESTIVAL

Till January 4 at Nazrul Shatabarshiki Sadan, Madhyamgram: Aneek’s 11th Ganga Jamuna Natya Utsav. Today at 6.30 pm: Atmakatha (Dir: Soumitra Chatterjee) by Mukhomukhi. Tomorrow at 6 pm: Closing ceremony, to be followed by Alibaba (Dir: Kalyan Sen Barat) by Calcutta Choir. Till January 5 at Howrah Sarat Sadan & January 6 at Academy of Fine Arts: Dwandwik’s 11th Natyotsav in memory of its founder Achintya Chowdhury. Today at 5.45 pm: Mime by Salkia Balika Vidyalaya O Shilpasram, at 6.30 pm: Lathi-kando (Dir: Kuntal Mukhopadhyay) by Sanglap Kolkata. Tomorrow at 5.45 pm: Children’s drama Datyi Danar Chhana by Dafarpur Kishalay Vidyabhavan; at 6.30 pm: Tagore’s Chaturanga (Dir: Bratya Basu) by Purba-Paschim.

DRAMA

January 3 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natyaranga presents Dadu Chaye Nati Chaye. Direction: Swapan Sengupta. January 3 at Sujata Sadan; 6.30 pm: Swapnasandhani presents Unishe June. Direction & acting: Koushik Sen. January 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Bohurupee will stage Buddhadeva Bose’s Kaal Sandhya. Direction: Kumar Roy.

PERFORMING ARTS

January 3 - 11 at Barisha High School ground, Behala Chourasta: Behala Milanotsav 2009, organised by Barisha Behala Sarsuna Thakurpukur Krida Sanskritik Kendra. Inauguration today at 5 pm by Suchitra Mitra. To be followed by a cultural programme, Bangla Gaaner Tin Maa (Participants: Nirmala Mishra, Banasree Sengupta and Madhuri Chatterjee). January 3 at South City Mall Atrium, ground floor; 5 pm: Performances by six finalists of Pantaloons Rocking Singer and also by Monali Thakur. Compere: RJ Arnabi. January 3 & 4 at Sri Aurobindo Institute, 3 Regent Park; 6.30 pm: Today: Santoor recital by Satish Vyas, with Subhankar Banerjee (tabla). Tomorrow: Sitar recital by Purbayan Chatterjee, with Abhijit Banerjee (tabla). Being presented as part of Aspiration 2009, Sri Aurobindo Institute’s annual cultural celebrations. January 3 at St Xavier’s College Ground, 30 Park Street; 3 pm - 10 pm: Kerala Catholic Social Service Centre hosts Kerala Utsav 2009 featuring performances by leading artistes from Kerala. Items: Shingari Melam, Kathakali, Ottam Thullal, Oppana, Margam Kali, Kavadiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Bharata Natyam and Pulikkali. Also, Treasure Island with assured gifts for children and game stalls for children. Till January 5 at Kala Mandir; 6.30 pm: Dakshinee presents Rabindranath O Probashi Bangali. January 4 at Gyan Manch; 10.30 am: Koel presents Probhati Surey, a programme of Tagore songs and recitation. Participants include Purba Dam, Pramita Mallick, Rima Mitra, Ranjini Mukherjee, Pramit Sen, Saikat Mitra, Shantanu Roy Chowdhury, and Urmimala and Jagannath Basu. January 4 at Triguna Sen memorial Hall, Jadavpur University; 5.30 pm: Troyee presents Sundarer Ahwaney (Tagore songs with dance) by its artistes and Atul Atulaniyo (songs of Atulprasad) by artistes of Malancha. January 4 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Dakshin Kolikata Nandanik presents a solo recital of Tagore songs by Ashis Bhattacharya and dance-drama Chitrangada, following the style introduced by Sangeetacharya Shailajaranjan Majumdar. January 4 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Shibaranjani and Rhythmosaic, in collaboration with EZCC, present Filigree, an evening of classical and contemporary dance. Participants: Dipanwita Roy and Priyadarshini Roy (Odissi), Mitul Ghosh Sengupta (Kathak/contemporary) and Ronnie Sambik Ghosh & group (ballet/contemporary).

SEMINAR

January 3 & 4 at Oxford Bookstore, Park Street; 10 am onwards: The Street: The Park Street Case, celebrating Park Street with an urban design seminar. January 3 at The Asiatic Society, Vidyasagar Hall; 12 noon: A day-long seminar on The Life and Works of Madanmohan Tarkalankar to commemorate his 150th death anniversary. January 3 (at 5.30 pm) & January 4 (at 6.45 pm) at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall: A two-day national seminar on Some Responses to Classical Yoga in the Modern Period.

ALBUM LAUNCH

January 3 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: Launch of Anandadhara, a CD of a live recording of legendary singer-teacher and Rabindrasangeet exponent Maya Sen’s concert in Shaw Theatre, London in 1984. This CD is comprises Sen’s 13 perenneal favourites like, Mahabishwe mahakashe, Jagate anandajagne, Jani jani kon aadikal and Basanti, hey bhubanomohini. This CD, a tribute to Maya Sen from The Tagoreans, is produced by Bhavna.

TALK

January 3 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 5.30 pm: Swami Tyagarupananda will speak on Gitar Vani. January 3 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6 pm: Discourse on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Punthi by Dr Bhupendra Nath Sil.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till January 3 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Nature Environment and Wildlife Society (NEWS) presents Inheritance — an exposition of nature and wildlife through an exhibition of photographs, a display of wildlife-related stamps and a presentation of handcrafted owls by its members.

FESTIVAL

January 3 at Ramakrishna Math, Cossipore Udyanbati: The concluding day of The Kalpataru Utsava of Bhagawan Sri Sri Ramakrishna Deva. Today at 1.30 pm: Baul songs by Sukumar Bauri; at 2.30 pm: Shruti-natak Kalpataru Sri Ramakrishna by Barama Sevalaya, Howrah; at 3.30 pm: Religious meeting (Speakers: Swami Shibapradananda and Swami Sastrajnananda); at 5.35 pm: Bhajan by Swami Divyabratananda; and at 6.50 pm: Puppet show Sita by Calcutta Puppet Theatre.

READING

January 4 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 11 am: Professor P. Lal reads Sanjaya’s report of the bitter verbal exchange between Yudhisthira and Duryodhana hiding in Lake Dvaipayana, in the 455th weekly session of his sloka-by-sloka English transcreation of Vyasa’s Mahabharata.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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