Timeout 18-11-2008

Moments of truth

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 18.11.08
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Moments of truth
Since time immemorial, man has been on a ceaseless quest for the truth. Greek tragedies have often been prophecies of truth with Sophocles’ works being marvelled at by theatre audiences worldwide. His Oedipus trilogy has been performed and won accolades all over the world. King Oedipus unravelled the mystery of his birth to quench his thirst for the truth, though, by unveiling the dark side of his life, he spelt doom for himself and Jocasta. His remarkable courage was inherited by his daughter Antigone, who did not succumb to the ill-wishes of Creyon, King of Thebes. Raja Oedipus, Sombhu Mitra’s adaptation of this seminal work, was the toast of Bengal’s theatre-goers in the 1970s. Reviving his brilliant transcreation after more than 30 years, media personality Sujoy Prosad Chatterjee returns to stage to present a dramatised reading of excerpts from Raja Oedipus and Antigone (transcreated by Prof Chittarajan Ghosh and Ajitesh Bandyopadhyay). He will be accompanied by veteran theatre personality Bijoylakshmi Burman. The cast is supported by Partha Mukherjee and Shantanu Gupta with Kaushik Bhattacharya as sutradhar.

Event: Dramatised reading from the plays, Raja Oedipus and Antigone
When: Today at 7 pm
Where: Bangla Akademi Sabhagriha

art

November 18 - 23 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Images — a group exhibition of paintings by Sameer Ray, Paramesh Pal, Anbirban Thakur Chowdhury, Samik De and Rintu Roy. Inauguration today at 5.30 pm. Till November 18 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245; 11 am - 7 pm: Glasscapes — a show of glass sculptures, paintings, photography and object d’art. Till November 19 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, #2466 6802/2843; 3 pm - 8 pm: Nature Invited — an exhibition of sculptures by Manik Talukdar. Till November 20 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of musical drawings and surreal paintings in stitch by Biswajit Mukhopadhyay. Till November 20 at Gallery Upstairs, 16 Loudon Street, #98319 08133; 3 pm - 7 pm: Paintings by Rabin Mandal, Veena Bhargava, Prokash Karmakar, Jogen Chowdhury, Niranjan Pradhan, Shipra Bhattacharya, Dwijen Gupta, Wasim Kapoor, Sukti Subhra Pradhan, B.R. Panesar, Shakila and others. Till November 20 at Anant Art Gallery, 18A Alipore Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Fieldsoflabour — an exhibition of paintings by Pradeep I. Mishra. Till November 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Indrani Barman, Amit Kumar Dhara, Manish Moitra, Kartik Chandra Saren and Touhidul Islam. Till November 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South Gallery-A; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of sculptures by Chandan Das. Till November 22 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm; Monday (2 pm - 7 pm): Recent works by Chandra Bhattacharjee. Till November 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Images of Destitute Children — Nikhil Biswas’ recent paintings. Till November 22 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Untitled 2008, an exhibition of paintings by Debashis Mitra. Till November 23 at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, Duckback House, 2nd floor, #2287 3377; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of creative art furniture, installation and sculptures. Till November 23 at The Promenade Lounge, Taj Bengal; 10 am - 11 pm: A solo exhibition of Anjan Bhattacharyya’s recent works. The artisrts will be painting live from 3 pm to 6 pm. Till November 24 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #24752275; 3 pm - 8 pm: A group show by Atanu Bhattacharya, Atin Basak, Partha Dasgupta, Sadhan Chakraborty and Swapan Kumar Das. Till November 24 at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no. 63, #30222040: Festive Hues, an exhibition of paintings by well-known artists. Till November 25 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street, #2229 3886/2837; 2 pm - 7 pm: Exhibition of paintings by Phalguni Dasgupta. Till November 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 10.30 am - 6.30 pm: The Voices of the Canvas — an exhibition of the works of 20 well-known artists. Till November 29 (except Sunday) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road, #24484925/24497931; 11 am - 8 pm: Beyond the Dark — Recent works: Mixed Media and Sculptures by Shuvaprasanna. Till November 30 at Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road (#24556942/43) and at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road (near Rashbehari crossing); 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts presents Suranjan Basu: A Retrospective, an exhibition of Basu’s works (1957-2002). Till November 30 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: In Search of Language — an exhibition of paintings by Sunando Basu. Till November 30 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, Orbit Enclave, 1st floor, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027/5041; 12 noon - 7 pm: Masters Collections featuring works by Ganesh Pyne, Jogen Chowdhury, Kartick Chandra Pyne, Manjit Bawa, Paritosh Sen, Partha Pratim Deb, Prokash Karmakar, Sanat Kar and others.

DRAMA

November 18 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: PLT will stage its latest production, Utpal Dutt’s Kirat Parba, directed by Asit Basu. November 19 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Mukhomukhi presents Nashta Asim. Direction: Biplab Bandyopadhyay. November 19 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Charbak will stage Chalo Patol Tuli. Drama, music & direction: Arindam Ganguly. November 19 - 21 at Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake; 6 pm: The Gobardanga Trilogy — three Bengali plays to be staged by Gobardanga-based groups: Dakghar (Dir: Pradeep Raychoudhury) produced by Rupantar on Nov. 19; Khowab (Dir: Ashis Chattopadhyay) produced by Shilpayan on Nov. 20; and Swapna Swadesh (Dir: Ashis Das) produced by Naksha on Nov. 21.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till November 20 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park; 3 pm - 8 pm: Album # One — selected photographs by Uday Shankar Hajra. Till November 23 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: Patterns — an exhibition of photographs by Susan Aurinko, Sanjeet Chowdhury, Anirban Das Mahapatra, Gaurav Gangwar, Naquib Hossain, Naveen Kishore, Ameet Mallapur, Mrinal Mandal, Deepak Tandon and Ian Umeda. Till December 12 (except Mondays) at Bose Pacia, Stephen Court, 18 Park Street, #4001 0148; 11 am - 7 pm: Bose Pacia Calcutta Gallery, the Embassy of France in India, The Consulate General of France and the Alliance Françiase du Bengale present Tribute to Henri Cartier Bresson: Commented Images.

TALK

November 18 at Sri Aurobindo Bhawan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6 pm: U.K. Mukhopadhaya will speak on Meditation. November 18 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in Hindi on Manas Me Sri Rama Ka Charitra. November 18 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Swami Atmabodhananda will discuss in Bengali Sri Sri Mayer Katha.

READING

November 18 at Jibanananda Sabhaghar; 6 pm: Noted playwright Chandan Sen will read from his latest play, Mayabati Megh, at Natya Shodh Sansthan’s Baithaki.

EXHIBITION

November 18 & 19 at Taj Bengal; 2 pm - 7 pm: Education UK Exhibition. Till November 23 at Farah Khan Boutique, Kalyani Shopping Arcade, Fort William, #22310415/9836049988: Exhibition of crepe kantha saris and pashmina shawls and stoles. Till November 30 at Birla Industrial & Technological Museum, 19A Gurusaday Road; 10 am - 5.30 pm: Measuring Our Planet.

PERFORMING ARTS

November 21 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Doshar Je Jan — Koushiki Bandyopadhyay’s first solo recital of Tagore songs as a tribute to her father, Ashoketaru Bandyopadhyay. Reading/narration: Shankar Chakraborty.

BIRTHDAY

November 18 at Town Hall; 6 pm: An evening with poet Subodh Sarkar on his birthday. Nirendranath Chakraborty, Sunil Gangopadhyay, Dibyendu Palit and mayor Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya will be present on the occasion. Participants include Gouri and Partha Ghosh, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Soumitra Mitra, Rokeya Roy, Shyamal Kanti Das, Mallika Sengupta and Srijato. Organised by Utal Hawa literary magazine. November 21 at Rabindra Sadan; 5.30 pm: Bhavna’s celebrates Rabindrasangeet exponent Maya Sen’s 80th birthday with an evening of Tagore songs, reading and recitation. Participants include Abhirup Guha Thakurta, Anindya Narayan Biswas, Anuradha Biswas, Enakshi Chatterjee, Gouri and Partha Ghosh, Gopa Roy, Chandana Chowdhury, Chandrabali Rudra, Dipak Rudra, Pubali Debnath, Pabitra Sarkar, Pramita Mallick, Mrinmoy Roy, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Manisha Murali Nair, Rakhi Sen, Rokeya Roy, Rachayita Roy, Rajasree Bhattacharya, Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, Bratati Bandyopadhyay, Sreeradha Bandyopadhyay, Shrabani Sen, Swastika Mukhopadhyay, Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta, Swapan Gupta, Subrata Sengupta, Sukhabilas Barma and artistes of Ananda Dhwani.

QUIZ

November 22 at Dalhousie Institute, 42 Jhowtalla Road; 4 pm onwards: The 30th Annual Argus Open Quiz. Spot registration. No entry fee. November 23 at Bandhab Samity, Baidyabati; 1 pm: Open to all general quiz for two-member teams. Quizmasters Pradip Adhya (98308 16252) and Sukanta Chowdhury (98364 36484)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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