Timeout 14-08-2010

The conqueror’s homecoming

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 14.08.10
The conqueror’s homecoming

Fashions fade, style is eternal — Yves Saint Laurent

Professional journey takes a full circle for city boy Sabyasachi Mukherjee as he returns to his roots after wooing audiences across the globe. With An Ode to Tradition, Sabyasachi returns to the city catwalk where he showcases his creations with traditional materi als like khadi, handloom and cotton. The timing of the show, being held on the eve of Independence Day, couldn’t have been better since Sabyasachi’s design philosophy is very simple and clear — “Personalised imperfection of the human hand.” Deserts, gypsies, prostitutes, antique textiles and cultural traditions of this city have been a lifelong inspiration for Sabyasachi, who believes that clothes should also be an extension of one’s intellect. The evening’s show will unveil his Aparajito (The Unvanquished) collection that was displayed at couture week in the capital on July 20. The collection is signature Sabyasachi. The look is very luxurious, somewhat sepia-tinted and boasts of an impressive line-up of ethnic silhouettes that are very intense on embroideries, both for him and her. The garments will be showcased on the ramp by leading models against a backdrop of live music by classical singer Shubha Mudgal. Hosted by Taj Bengal in association with t2, the show will see Rani Mukerji and Vidya Balan gracing the occasion.

Event: Designer Sabyasachi Mukherjee’s debut solo show When: August 14 at 7.30 pm Where: Taj Bengal


Till August 14 at CIMA Gallery, Sunny Towers (2nd floor), 43 Ashutosh Chowdhury Avenue, #2485 8717 / 2485 8509; 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show 2010. Featuring works by Manas Acharya, Akhilesh, Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, Sumitro Basak, Shipra Bhattacharya, Bhuribai, Tapas Biswas, Sakti Burman, Jayasri Burman, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Sougata Das, Chandan Das, Meera Devidayal, Anju Dodiya, Debraj Goswami, Ramendranath Kastha, Bhupen Khakhar, Goutam Khamaru, Bimal Kundu, Subrata Kundu, Paresh Maity, Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Asim Pal, Niranjan Pradhan, Mona Rai, Satyajit Roy, Suhas Roy, Sarbari Roy Chowdhury, Kingshuk Sarkar, Ajit Seal, Shakila, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Shuvaprasanna, Mayank Kumar Shyam, Paramjit Singh, T. Vaikuntam, Yusuf and others. Till August 14 at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; 11 am - 7 pm: Monsoon Mix — an exhibition of prints and sculptures. Featuring works by Gauri, Sourav Chatterjee, Sougata Das, Sambaran Das, Goutam Khamaru, Sujit Karmakar, Anup Mondal, Sayak Mitra, Harish Ojha, Sunil Chandra Paul, Anand Prakash, Hemant Rao, Satyadheer Singh and Rahul B. Wagh. Till August 25 (except Mondays & public holidays) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 3rd floor gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: The US Consulate General, Calcutta and Birla Academy of Art and Culture host the inauguration of Picturing America, an exhibition which showcases the artistic heritage of the US and comprises 40 framed reproductions of significant American art.


August 14 at Purbashree, Salt Lake; 6 pm: EZCC presents drama Mukti! Mukti! (based on Tagore’s Muktir Upaye), produced by Sayak. Dir: Meghnad Bhattacharya. August 14 & 15 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm & 6.30 pm: A festival of plays from the Sundaram repertoire written and directed by Manoj Mitra. Today: Ja Nei Bharatey (3 pm) & Galpo Hekimsaheb (6.30 pm). Tomorrow: Sajano Bagan (3 pm) & Ja Nei Bharatey (6.30 pm). August 14 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Ajnatobaas. August 14 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Paikpara Akhor presents Kathamrita, written and directed by Asit Basu.


August 14 at Ankur Hall, P-5 Regent Estate; 5.30 pm: All India Music Featival featuring Babli Chakraborty (vocal), Swapan Ghosh (flute), Oishi Bhattacharya (vocal), Daipayan Roy (sarod) and Suranjana Bose (vocal). August 14 at Baniniketan Institute, Ramrajatala, Howrah; 5.30 pm: Jagacha Aikatan’s 22nd annual cultural programme. August 14 at Bhowanipur Sangit Sammilani, 4 Ramesh Mitra Road; 6 pm: C;aasical music soiree: Vocal by Sugata Chatterjee and a sitar recital by Ram Prapanna Bhattacharya. August 14 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Odissi Dancers’ Forum of Calcutta & Open Doors present an evening of Odissi dance dedicated to Kelucharan Mahapatra and Sanjukta Panigrahi. August 14 at Jogesh Mime Academy; 6 pm: An evening of talk, music, recitation and poetry-reading to felicitate poet-litterateur Alok Krishna Chakraborty on his 75th birthday. August 14 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Dance-theatre Prathama Kaunteya, based on Tagore’s poem Karna-Kunti Samvad, portrayed through Mohiniyattam, Bharata Natyam and charcoal painting by Mandakini Trivedi as part of Rabindra Utsav, organised by Happenings. August 14 at AAEI Club, Ballygunge Circular Road; 7 pm: Cultural programme by Satabdi Ballet Troupe.


August 14 at Artisana, 13 chowringhee Terrace, #22239422; 11 am - 7 pm: A festive collection of handwoven saris, scarves, dupattas, quilts, matkas, tussars, reshmas & cottons. August 14 - 21 at 8/2 Loudon Street, 2nd floor, #22811524; 11 am - 7 pm: Boho styles in fresh cottons for Rakhi at Earthy Myths. Till August 15 at Ashirbad Hall, Kankurgachi; 10 am - 8 pm: Astha organises Rakhi Mela with a collection of rakhis, gift items, designer saris, suits and bedsheets. Till August 15 at Shyam Lake Garden, Jessore Road, #9331978352; 10 am - 8 pm: Ganapati presents Rakhi Mela. August 15 at Kreasions, 141/1-A Rashbehari Avenue; 2 pm - 7 pm: Exhibition of embroidered designer saris, suits, tops, wrapper skirts and gents kurta. August 15 & 16 at Kalamandalam Performing Arts and Research Centre, Golf Gardens; 11.30 am - 8 pm: A wide assortment of ladies kurties and men’s traditional kurtas designed by Sonjato Sen. Till August 16 at the Art Gallery of Bhasha Bhavan, National Library; 10 am - 5m: An exhibition on Death in the Literature of Tagore.


August 16 - September 25 at The Harrington Street Arts Centre, 8 Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Harrington Mansions, 2nd floor, Flat # 5 & 25B, 22829220; 12 noon - 7 pm: The Harrington Street Arts Centre, along with Chivas, presents a show on photography: A Critic’s Eye by Richard Bartholomew (1950s - 1970s) & A Tale of 3 Cities by Pablo Bartholomew (1970s & 1980s)


Till August 15 at All Bengal Women’s Union, 89 Elliot Road, #22291763: Suruchi is hosting a three-day Eelish Special, a variety of exotic dishes like Anaras Eelish, Tetul Eelish, Doi Eelish, Coriander/Parsley Eelish, Eelish Beguner Rasa and Coconut Eelish.


August 15 at Apex Club’s Library (opp. Bally Fire Brigade): Apex Club, Bally is organising an open-to-all general quiz for two-member teams. There’s no entry fee. Registration starts at 1.30 pm. Quiz Master: A.M. Siddiqui (9232794795).


August 14 at 8 Camac Street, Shantiniketan Building; 4 pm - 6 pm: Zee Institute of Creative Arts (ZICA) is organising a workshop on colour concept theory for interior designers. For registration, call 22820123 / 9331720675. August 14 at Objet D’ Art, 14/1B Palm Avenue; 11 am - 5 pm: Workshop on awareness of diamond & semi-precious stones, jewellery designing and manufacturing. For details, call 9831200077. August 15 - 19 at Jain House 8/1 Esplanade East; 3 pm - 6 pm: A workshop on modern dance contact improvisation dance style conducted by Cynthia Lee and Shymala Moorty from USA. For details, call 9830019635.


August 15 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan; 6 pm: Sri Aurobindo Jayanti Function. Speaker: Prof. Supriyo Bhattacharjee. Reading & recitation: Gopa Basu & Ranjana Mukherjee. Songs by Sikha Basu.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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