Timeout 04-09-2009

World of illusions

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 4.09.09
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World of illusions
Tagore’s musical drama Mayar Khela was composed in 1888, “a musical play for performance by the members of the Sakhi Samiti”. It is a tale of love, of the emotions all human beings experience when they are at life’s crossroads; where conflicting currents of passion and eternal commitment to one’s ideals collide, overflow and create new, mesmerising horizons of enchantment. In the absence of an almighty superior being, who peremptorily guides the protagonists in their pursuits of love, a world peopled by nebulous maidens unfolds before the audience. They weave diaphanous webs of illusion and the characters — Shanta, Amar, Pramoda and her retinue of companions, Kumar, Ashoke — get inexorably entangled. This evening’s performance will begin with a special introduction and performance by veteran actor-director Aparna Sen and leading Rabindrasangeet exponent Pramita Mallick, to be followed by a presentation of the dance-drama by 40 artistes of Baikali, who will sing and enact their individual roles. Participants: Sasha Ghoshal, Sounak Chattopadhyay, Shruti Naha Sen and others. Anchor: Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee.

Event: Performance of Tagore’s Mayar Khela When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: Rabindra Sadan

Art

Till September 9 (except Sunday) at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, Emami Towers, 687 Anandapur, E.M. Bypass, #40113182/83; 11 am - 7 pm: Emami Chisel presents Bikash Bhattacharjee: A retrospective exhibition of paintings. September 4 - 24 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm, Monday (2 pm - 7 pm): Recent works by Samit Das. Inauguration this evening at 6. Till September 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: A Tauch of Folk — an exhibition of paintings by Ratna Chowdhury. Till September 4 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Aloke Kr Sardar, Anirban Seth, Amal Biswas, Piyali Viswash (Mazumder) and Sangita Choudhuri. Till September 4 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘B’ Gallery; 3 pm - 7 pm: The 4th solo exhibition of paintings and prints by Chinmoy Pandit. Till September 5 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue, 1st floor; 2 pm - 7 pm: Verse on Canvas: A tribute to Michael Jackson on his 51st birthday. Featuring works by Ranjay Ray Choudhury, Ashna Rupani, Geeta Doshi, Sarmita Das and Hem Kakkad. Till September 6 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of Beena Pradhan’s latest paintings. Till September 6 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 2 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of drawings, paintings and sculptures by contemporary artists of Calcutta. Till September 6 at The Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal; 10 am - 11 pm: A solo exhibition of recent works by Dilip Chaudhury. The artist will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Till September 7 at Artist Circle Art Gallery, 46 Circus Avenue; 2 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Biswanath Dhul, Debasish Podder, Pranab Roy Choudhury, Sabyasachi Ghosh, Barun Roy and Sankar Karmakar. Till September 8 at Gandhara Art Gallery, 18 Gurusaday Road, Flat 5A (Palm Spring); 11 am - 7 pm: New Fables: Contemporary Voices — featuring works by stalwarts Abir Karmakar, Chandra Bhattacharya, Chhatrapati Dutta along with GR Iranna and Sunil Padawal. Till September 10 (except Sunday) at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #98300 49825; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: An exhibition of affordable artwork: prints, small canvases, woodcuts, lithos, patachitras, paperworks, etc. Till September 19 (Sundays by appointment) at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: Quintessential Color — an exhibition of contemporary visual art. Till September 23 (except Mondays) at Gallery Rasa, 828/1 Block-P, New Alipore, #2400 7348/8803; 4 pm - 8 pm: Single Edition Woodcut Prints on Canvas by Rajesh Deb. Till October 19 (except Tuesdays) at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road; 3 pm - 8 pm: Mind’s Eye — an exhibition of paintings by Anita Roychowdhury, Prabir Sen, Krishnendu Chaki and Subhendu Sarkar.

PERFORMING ARTS

September 4 at Sisir Mancha; 5 pm: Bihaan Music presents Sangeet Sandhya 2009 in memory of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. Featuring instrumental ensemble by Alok Lahiri, recitation by Purnendu Bhattacharya, and songs by Srikanto Acharya. September 4 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, Regent Park; 5.30 pm: A cultural programme dedicated to the memory of Dr Govinda Gopal Mukhopadhyay. Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi will speak on the occasion. Participants: Asish Bhattacharyya, Purabi Mukhopadhyay, Pandit Arun Bhaduri and Swastika Mukhopadhyay. September 4 at Someplace Else, The Park; 9 pm onwards: Kingfisher presents PubRock Fest 2009 with a performance by the band, Galeej Gurus (Bangalore).

DRAMA

September 5 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajnatobass Nandikar’s latest production, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. September 5 at Bharatiya Bhasa Parishad auditorium; 6.30 pm: Little Thespian presents Katha Collage-1, consisting of two stories by Saadat Hassan Manto, Thanda Ghost and Aulaad. Design & direction: S.M. Azhar Aalam.

BOOK LAUNCH

September 4 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 6.15 pm: Parul Prakashani and Oxford Bookstore host the launch of Abrittir Kabita Kabitar Abritti (a collection of 500 Bengali poems from Madhusudan to Samraggi Bandyopadhyay). Also, a discussion on poetry and its poetics of reading, recitation and translation with panelists Utpal Kumar Basu, Amiya Dev, Rajat Bandyopadhyay, Binayak Bandyopadhyay, Bratati Bandyopadhyay and Sumantra Sengupta. September 4 at Starmark, South City Mall; 6.30 pm: In association with Gandharva, Starmark hosts the launch of Jhimli Mukherjee Pandey’s The Hidden Treasure Trove, a book for children. Special guests: Shirshendu Mukherjee and Sanjib Chattopadhyay.

TALK

September 4 at Humayun Kabir Hall of The Asiatic Society; 4 pm: Smt. Sudha Basu Memorial Lecture on the theme, Before and After the Advent of Modern Indian Art, 1930s - 1960s. Speaker: Professor Isha Mahammad, retired principal, Govt. College of Art & Craft, Calcutta. September 4 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Shivananda Hall; 6 pm: Pradyot Kumar Mukhopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Dharma, Darshan O Vijnan. September 4 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Kena Upanishad.

EXHIBITION

Till September 24 at CIMA Gallery; 11 am - 8 pm: Art in Life 2009 — Exclusive sarees, fashion wear, stoles & scarves, jewellery, brocade handbags, T-shirts, books, masks, exclusive textiles, bed spreads, table linen, decorative arts, brass items, wall hangings, carpets and dhurries. Till September 4 at 23 Raja Santosh Road, Ambika Gardens, Flat 8C, #9831746323; 11 am - 7 pm: Namrata Kanoi displays her range of designer accessories, bags and footwear along with bridal bling and semi-formal wear. Till September 5 at Weavers Studio, 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, #24408926/7; 9.30 am - 7 pm: Exhibition of salwar, saree, kurta, shawl, fabrics, scarves and shirts. Till September 5 at Senbati, opp. Gariahat Pantaloons, #9831030737; 11 am - 8 pm: Jo’s Brinvs exclusive range of kalam kari, kurtas, tunics, patialla and dupatta sets, short kurtis and handbags. Till September 5 at Weavers Studio, 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, #24613147; 10 am - 7 pm: A colelction of fashion jewellery by Sonal Mehta. Till September 5 at Senbati, 3A Mandeville Gardens, #9830054718; 11 am - 8.30 pm: Joyita’s Selection presents the third part of its designer boutique festival. Till September 6 at 14/97 Golf Club Road, #9830027308; 2 pm - 8 pm: Sravasti presents KeyaChaitali’s exclusive fair of kurtas, photuas, short kurtas, T-shirts, salwar-kurtas, wrap-around sets, saradins, nakshikantha, batik, appliqued, block-printed cotton and silk sarees, dupattas and scrafs, blouse pieces, costume jewellery and bags. Till September 6 at Jain House, 8/1 Esplanade East, #9831604270; 11 am - 8 pm: Studio opening exhibition: hand-woven, block-printed, hand-embroidered sarees, dupattas, scarves from the looms of Bengal, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh by Sujata Sarawgi. Till September 7 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 2 pm - 8 pm: Archaeological exhibition on recent excavation and exploration in Murshidabad. Till September 7 at 10 Satyen Dutta Road, #2465 1697; 11 am - 8 pm: Toontooni holds a Puja collection of exclusive sarees and kantha items for men and women. Till September 10 at Art Walk, South City Mall; 12 noon - 8 pm: Emami Chisel Art presents Pages from the Craft, an exclusive handicraft exhibition organised by Stuti Crafts and patronised by Haripada Dutta Lane Social Welfare Action & Guide. Till September 12 at Kamala, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 10 am - 7 pm: Festive Collection — an exhibition of sarees, dupattas, stoles and silver jewellery. Till September 16 at 108 Raja Basanta Roy Road; 11 am - 7.30 pm: Paramita Viswanathan presents a Puja collection of exclusive sarees from the South and prints by Design. Till September 22 at 1/57B Dover Place; 2 pm - 7 pm: Gharoya launches its Puja collections of designer sarees and meklas. Till September 24 at Darbari, P-249 Purna Das Road, #2464 4027; 11 am - 8 pm: An exhibition showcasing exclusive hand-embroidered, printed and woven ladies and men’s wear.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

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