Timeout 24-08-2009

Hideous side of humanity

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 24.08.09
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Hideous side of humanity
Theatrecian presents Nin9 [Point] Blank’s maiden production, F, a dark and twisted modern-day reinterpretation of an age-old Faustian legend. Drawing influences from Andrew Neiderman’s The Devil’s Advocate, Guillermo del Toro’s Pan’s Labyrinth, John Milton’s Paradise Lost, Christopher Marlowe’s Dr Faustus and Rolling Stones’ Sympathy for the Devil, and everything else that we have ever seen, the play narrates a tale that deals with morality, faith, greed, lust, vanity, pride, love, deception, religion, satanism, wrath, envy and man’s never-ending quest to ‘become more than himself’. Through its staging, theatre lovers can witness the celebration of destruction, the evolution of human monstrosity and the satiation of man’s base, temporal desires. A bilingual production in English and Hindi, this one-and-half hour play is written and directed by Aamil Keyaan Khan and Vikram Agarwal.

Event: Play in English & Hindi, F, produced by Nin9 [Point] Blank When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: Gyan Manch

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. August 24 - 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. August 24 - 30 at Academy of Fine Arts, South Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Santanu Roy, Mihir Maitra and Sunil Sarkar. Till August 25 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Presidency Court, 55 Gariahat Road, #2461 8812; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of Arindam Chatterjee’s recent works on paper. Till August 26 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street: Paintings by Dipankar Ganguly. Till August 28 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘A’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of sculpture and painting by Jayanta Bhattacharya, Rathin Dey and Ananda Addhya. Till August 28 at Academy of Fine Arts, New South ‘B’ Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Fantastic Visions — a group show of paintings by three young artists: Avijit Mukherjee, Atish Mukherjee and Viraag Desai. Till August 29 at Galerie Karma, P-505 Keyatola Road; 11 am - 7 pm: The 3rd group exhibition of Rangan. Featuring paintings and graphics by Abhijit Paul, Anjana Mukherjee, Hirack Chand, Ruma Bera, Sabyasachi Borah and Sandeep R Chowdhury. Till September 10 (except Sundays) 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 11 (except Sundays) at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: Cut and Paste — a group show of collages by Rajen Bali, Mitali Dey, Ranjan Sarkar, Sk. Shakila and Ashok Varma.

TALK

August 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6 pm: Swami Swatantrananda will speak in Bengali on Tirthamay Bharater Aitihya. August 24 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Omkaratmananda will speak on Yogavashisthasar August 24 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Prof. Amalendu Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga. August 24 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake; 7 pm: Justice Sachindra Nath Banerjee will speak on Sri Sri Ramakrishna Kathamrita.

PERFORMING ARTS

August 24 at Moulali Yuva Kendra; 3.30 pm: Kabyaloke presents a programme of recitation, poetry-reading and songs. Participants: Mrinal Bandyopadhyay, Ramanuj Dasgupta, Dutta Sushmita, Malabika Bhattacharya, Manosree Lahiri and others in songs; Sujit Dutta, Snigdha Mitra, Meera Dey, Swapan Dasgupta and Samir Ghosh in recitation; and poet Chitra Lahiri in poetry-reading. August 24 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6 pm: Sruti-Sarathi presents an evening of reading and Tagore songs. Participants: Purba Dam, Ashis Bhattacharya, Pramita Mallick, Shraboni Sen, Subrata Sengupta and Agnibha Bandyopadhyay in songs. Reading of Karna-Kunti Sambad by Suchitra Mitra and Subir Mitra. August 24 -26 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6 pm: The Dover Lane Music Conference presents Indian classical dance. Today: Jayeeta Bhowmik (Bharata Natyam), Students of Dover Lane Music Academy (Kathak), Pratibha Ramaswamy (Bharata Natyam), and Baisali Basu Sarkar & group (Manipuri). August 28 at Birla Academy; 6 pm: Santoor Ashram presents a sitar recital by Saptarshi Hazra, Tagore songs by Amrita and classical vocal by Sharmistha Chakraborty.

DRAMA

August 24 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Barrackpore Bisargo presents Ebong Antigone (Dir: Dwaipayan) and Ashokenagar Natyamukh presents Diba-Ratrir Gadya (Dir: Abhi Chakraborty). August 25 at Uttam Mancha; 6.30 pm: Bratyajan will stage Ruddha Sangeet. Drama & direction: Bratya Basu. August 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajantrik will stage Pratham Paath, written and directed by Ramaprasad Banik. August 28 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Shakuntala — Natadha’s latest production, directed by Shib Mukhopadhyay. August 29 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Purba-Paschim will stage Chaturanga. Direction: Bratya Basu.

EXHIBITION

August 24 - 26 at Soumya’s Creation, 57/9 Ballygunge Circular Road; 11.30 am - 6.30 pm: Printage — an exhibition of different types of prints on saris. August 24 - September 6 at 14/97 Golf Club Road, #9830027308, 24734546; 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. August 24 - 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. August 24 - 28 at OURs at 85/C Dr Meghnad Saha Sarani (Southern Avenue); 11.30 am - 7 pm: A variety of stitched and unstitched cloths, bags and fashion accessories. Till August 31 at 5/1 Anil Moitra Road, #2440 8926/27; 9.30 am - 6.30 pm: Weavers Studio presents Khadi Walk, a collection of yardage, dupattas, sarees in a variety of textures and colours by Dastakar from Andhra Pradesh. 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 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. Till September 24 at Senbati, Mandevilla Gardens; 10.30 am - 8 pm: Poompuhar, The Tamil Nadu Handicrafts Development Corporation presents an exhibition of bronze icons, wood carvings, black metal, Tanjavur paintings, stone carvings, perfumed candles, sandalwood and jewellery. Till October 19 (except Tuesdays) at The Halo Heritage Art Gallery (ground floor), 26 Ritchie Road, #2419 0133; 12 noon - 9 pm: Nandanik — an exhibition of designer costumes.

SEMINAR

August 24 at The Asiatic Society, Vidyasagar Hall; 11 am: Inauguration of a two-day national seminar to mark the centenary celebration of Acharya Gaurinath Sastri.

OPEN HOUSE

August 24 at Tollygunge Club: Ohio Wesleyan University will hold an Open House for students and school administrators. Associate dean/ director of International Recruitment Grace Poling will address questions on applications, financial aid and student life along with recent alumna Pooja Dutt. For registrations, call 9903189081.

QUIZ

September 12 at St Xavier’s College auditorium; 4 pm - 8 pm: ALSOC Alumni Quiz for three-member teams from the same school or college, with at least one member being an alumnus of the institution. No entry fee. QM: Gautam Ghosh. Celebrity guest QM: Neil O’Brien. Eight teams qualify for the final. For details, contact Shankar Ramalingam (98300 09889) or Gautam Ghosh (98300 44093).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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