Timeout 20-10-2008

A slice of Orissa

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 20.10.08
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A slice of Orissa
Beginning today, the department of culture and information & public relations, Government of Orissa is hosting a three-day cultural festival in association with Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC). Today’s inaugural programme will witness a reception of chief guests and other invitees with a performance of drums and folk dances. This will be followed by an Odissi dance recital presented by Madhubrata Satpathy. Also, folk dances of western Orissa and Chaiti Ghoda, a folk dance of the fisherfolk of the state. Tomorrow’s programme features Utkal Banga Sanskrutika Aikya, a seminar that aims to trace the origins of connections between Oriya and Bengali cultures. The Orissa Sahitya Akademi will host a book exhibition on this occasion. To be followed by Bande Utkal Janani — a creative dance item, an animal mask dance ,and Gotipua and Chhau folk dance. On the concluding day, Satabdira Kalakar, Bhubaneswar will stage the Oriya play, Biplabi Krutibas. The festival also includes a display of Orissa’s handicraft and handloom products, information about its tourist spots, as well as a sumptuous spread of its cuisine.

Event: Cultural festival focusing on Orissa When: October 20 - 22; 4 pm - 8.30 pm Where: Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, Salt Lake

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October 20 - 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. October 20 - 25 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street, #2229 8641; 2 pm - 7 pm: A group show of the works by Arya Chandra Chowdhury, Mehtab Molla, Rajib Deyashi, Rumka Jana and Durbananda Jana. Till October 22 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 2 pm - 7 pm: Inspiration — a show by senior artists. Participants: Adimoolam, Anita Roychowdhury, Bijon Chowdhury, Ganesh Haloi, Gautam Mukherjee, Laxma Goud, Palaniappan, Paritosh Sen, Prakash Karmakar, R.B. Bhaskaran, Sekhar Roy, Shipra Bhattacharya, Subroto Chowdhury, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Suhas Roy and Surya Prakash. Till October 23 at Akar Prakar, P 238 Hindustan Park, #2464 2617; 2 pm - 7 pm: 3 Masters Briefly — an exhibition of the works by Francis Newton Souza, Jagdish Swaminathan and Meera Mukherjee. Till October 30 (except Sunday) at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor, Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #2289 3027; 12 noon - 7 pm: GenNext III, the annual show of Aakriti Art Gallery featuring an exhibition of paintings, sculptures, prints, textiles, video and photographs by contemporary artists below 40 years of age, including foreign participants from different continents. Till October 31 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: Contemporary Art on Display — works by Partho Pratim Deb, Paresh Maity, S. Pranam Singh, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Shilajit Ghosh, Nabendu Roy, Sudipto Karmakar, Saumya Kanti Mukhopadhyay and others. Till October 31 (except Sunday) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Art Fair 2008 — a collection of affordable art. Featuring works by Manoj Dutta, Munindra Rajbongshi, Chandana Hore, Parag Adhikari, Anup Giri and Madhuri Jalan. Till November 10 (except Tuesday) at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery, 26 Ritchie Road, #2419 0133; 2 pm - 8 pm: Durga, the Icon — an exhibition of paintings and sculptures. Painters: Atin Basak, Atanu Bhattacharya, Abeshbivore Mitra, Diptish Ghosh Dastidar, Debnath Biswas, Debasis Barui, Eleena Banik, Gargi Das, Jonaki Pal, Manoj Sen, Manash Saha, Parag Roy, Partha Das Gupta, Prabal Roy, Rajesh Deb, Suhas Roy, Sunil Das, Samir Aich, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Soumitra Kar, Shekherbaran Karmakar, Subrata Sen and Srikanta Paul. Sculptors: Akhil Chandra Das, Bipin Goswami, Bimal Kundu, Gopinath Roy, Nantu Behari Das, Ranajit Kumar Raut, Shyamal Roy, Sandip Chakraborty, Swapan Bala and Uma Siddhanta. Show curated by Debasish Chanda. Till November 10 (except Sunday) at Tejas Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #4007 6042; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Devi-II — Twenty-five artists’ impressions of Goddess Durga. Till November 15 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park Road, #3058 4060/62; 11 am - 7 pm (weekdays) : Larger Perspective, a show of large format contemporary artworks by Aloke Paul, Anup Giri, Avijit Dutta, Dewashish Das, Dhananjoy Ghosh, Dipak Kundu, Durbanand Jana, Jagannath Paul, Kanchanmala Ghosh, Milendu Mondal, Mithun Dutta, Parag Adhikary, Rnadip Das, Sachin Jaltare, Samir Paul, Samir Sarkar, Shubendu Porel, Subrata Das, Sukanta Das and Swapan Palley. 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.

DRAMA

October 20 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Natadha presents Morosa, directed by Shib Mukhopadhyay October 21 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Aneek presents its latest production, Adventure Kaare Koy. Drama: Amalesh Chakraborty. Direction: Moloy Biswas. October 22 at Madhusudan Mancha; 7 pm: Rangakarmee will stage Rudali. Design & direction: Usha Ganguli. October 24 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents its latest production, Ajnatobaas. Story: Sukanta Gangopadhyay. Music concept: Swatilekha Sengupta. Music composition: Mayukh-Mainak. Cast: Sohini Sengupta, Sumana Mukherjee, Swatilekha Sengupta, Sumanta Gangopadhyay, Swajan Srijan Mukherjee and Rudraprasad Sengupta. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta. Direction: Sumanta Gangopadhyay. October 25 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Rangakarmee will stage Sri Ganesh Mahima. Design & direction: Partho Bandyopadhyay. October 25 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kathakriti presents Shraman, a play by Nirup Mitra based on Dr Herman Hess’ novel, Siddhartha. Direction: Sanjib Ray. October 25 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram will stage Alokanander Putra-kanya. Drama, direction & acting: Manoj Mitra. October 26 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Ajantrik presents Pratham Paath, written and directed by Ramaprosad Banik.

PERFORMING ARTS

October 20 - 25; 6.30 pm & October 26; 9.30 am & 6.30 pm at Kala Mandir: Indo Occidental Symbiosis and Juhu Cultural Association (Mumbai) present Pujor Adhunik Gaaner Anurodher Asar. Participants (Oct. 20): Jayati Chakraborty and Ravindra Jain. Oct. 21: Shubhankar Bhaskar and Lopamudra Mitra. Oct. 22: Manomoy Bhattacharya and Sreeradha Bandyopadhyay. Oct. 23: Indrani Sen and Rupankar. Oct. 24: Anusua Chowdhury and Raghab Chatterjee. Oct. 25: Shubhamita and Srikanto Acharya. Oct. 26, 9.30 am: Haimanti Shukla; at 6.30 pm: Pandit Ajoy Chakraborty. October 20 - 22 at Bharatiyam, IB 201 Salt Lake; 4.30 pm - 8.30 pm: A three-day cultural festival on Orissa hosted by Government of Orissa and EZCC. Featuring folk and classical dances, theatre, handloom, handicrafts, cuisine and tourist attractions. Details at #2335 6796. October 24 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 7 pm: Sangeet Ashram presents a vocal recital by Pandit Kaivalya Kumar Gaurav, with Samar Saha (tabla) and Jyoti Goho (harmonium).

BIRTH ANNIVERSARY

October 20 at Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture, 3 Regent Park; 6 pm: Birth anniversary programme of Atulprasad Sen will feature songs by Swastika Mukhopadhyay, Maitryei Majumdar, Debarati Shome, Swapan Shome and Aniruddha Singha.

PHOTOGRAPHS

October 20 - 29 at 46 Satish Mukherjee Road (near Rashbehari crossing); 2 pm - 8 pm: The Seagull Foundation for the Arts and Tasveer present Heresies: A Retrospective of Pedro Meyer, comprising five decades of photographic work of one of the most innovative artists of the world. Inauguration today at 6 pm.

TALK

October 20 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Vishnudevananda will speak in Bengali on Sri Sri Ramakrishna-Punthi.

FILM SHOW

October 20 - 27 at Gorky Sadan; 6 pm: Eisenstein Cine Club presents a session of shorts and documentaries of New Themes Driven by Values - Powered by Intellects along with a live performance by the visiting goodwill delegation of students and teachers from Russia State Academy of Theatre, Moscow. Today: Groven Images: Beyond Humanity, The Indomitable Spirit, Dark Future (dir: Anirban Basu), Pora Mati Mukh (dir: Shankar Karmakar), Sujan Bandhu, Colours of Vishnu (dir: Viplab Majumdar).

EXHIBITION

October 17 onwards at 85 Lansdowne, 85B sarat Bose Road, #2486 2136; 11 am - 7.30 pm: A week-long exhibition of creative designs for the wardrobe and home. Till October 27 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 10.30 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of unstitched salwar kurtas and durries. Till October 31 (except Sunday & public holidays) at Studio 21, 17L Dover Terrace, #2486 6735; Monday: 3 pm - 7 pm; Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 7 pm: The New Idyllic — Indigenous art from Madhya Pradesh.

WORKSHOP

October 20 - 24 at Max Mueller Bhavan: Workshop for young people as the first round of activities for the education fair, Bal Vividha 2008, an education fair to celebrate alternative approaches to education organised by Comet Media Foundation (Mumbai) in collaboration with BITM (Calcutta). Details with Subha Das Mollick, #2223 1082.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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