Timeout 26-10-2007

Dance away your blues

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 26.10.07
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Dance away your blues
CC & FC, in association with Mc Dowell’s Antiquity, Open Doors and Airtel, presents The Saturday Blues Band, the only mainstream blues band in the country. Formed in 1999, the band consists of city musicians Jayanta Dasgupta (guitar, harp, vocals), Arunima Dasgupta (percussion, vocals), Stuart Munro (bass, vocals), Pradyumna Singh Manot (keyboard), Jeffrey Rikh (drums, vocals), Shaukat Ali (guitar, vocals) and Avinash Chordia (drums). The group begins the performance with the ‘down home’ Mississippi delta blues legends like Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters and moves on to Chicago greats like Elmore James, tracing the blues journey to the likes of Eric Clapton and Bonnie Raitt. Their informal and interactive attitude lightens up the evening wherever they perform.

Event: Musical concert by The Saturday Night Blues Band When: Today at 8.30 pm Where: CC & FC

art

Till October 26 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, 11 am - 7 pm: Surfaces and Textures — works by Dattatraya Apte, Kishore Shinde, Manjari Chakravarty, Mekhala Bahl, Mithu Sen, Mona Rai, Neha Turakhia, Ranjith Raman, Rooshika Patel, Shobha Broota, Tapati Chowdhury, Yashwant Deshmukh and Yogesh Rawal. Till October 27 at Mon Art Gallery, 6 Picasso Bithi (Hungerford Street), Regency Building, 3rd floor, #22895438; 11.30 am - 7 pm: Three Amigos, an exhibition of abstract paintings by the trio from Goa: Deviprasad C Rao, Suhas Shilker and Swatee Nair. Till October 27 at Bose Pacia Kolkata, 18 Stephen Court, #65459955; 11 am - 7 pm: Equinox Shift — new paintings and works on paper by Joydip Sengupta. Till October 27 at G.C. Laha Centenary Fine Arts Gallery, 7 Chittaranjan Avenue; 1 pm - 7 pm: Self Transformation, an exhibition of paintings by Premendra Mitra. Till October 28 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: The fourth group exhibition of paintings by the members of Kolkata Xpression. Participating artists: Sumit Dey, Shambhu Nath Bera, Anirban Khamaru, Adin Bhattacharya, Krishna Seal and Rosalina Bhattacharya. Till October 28 at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road; 11 am - 8 pm: An Evening in Paris — experiences of a group of artists as they traversed through various museums and art galleries of Paris, Rome, Venice and London. Till October 30 (except Sunday) at Gallery Kolkata, 41 Shakespeare Sarani, 2nd floor, Duckback House; 11 am - 7 pm: A Brush with Durga, an exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Jogen Chowdhury, Prakash Karmakar, Shuvaprasanna, Suhas Roy, Rini Dhumal, K.S. Radhakrishnan, Ashoke Mullick, Aloke Sardar, Arup Das, Manoj Mitra, Dwijen Gupta, Ram Kumar Manna, Mehazabin I Mazumder, Bratin Khan, Suman Roy, Sudipta Datta, K. Muralidharan, Sadhan Chakraborty, Shyamal Roy, Shyamal Mukherjee, Debabrata Chakraborty, Shekhar Kar, Subroto Biswas, Chanchal Mukherjee, Sanatan Dinda and Swapan Kumar Das. Till October 30 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue; 2 pm - 7 pm: Three Wheel Drive, an exhibition showcasing the works of Sukanta Hazra, Subhadeep Dawn and Soureya Chakraborty. Till October 30 at Academy of Fine Arts, North Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Soul Food, an exhibition of paintings by Chandranath Saha, Nandita Mukherjee, Sudipta Dutta and Susanta De. Till October 31 at Academy of Fine Arts, West Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition of recent paintings by Balu K. Sadlage. Till October 31 at Kanvas Art Gallery, 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Shivam Chambers, 2nd floor; 3 pm - 7 pm: A Spiritual Tribute, a duet - lens and brush. Fine art photography by Partha Choudhury, and mystical strokes by Nitya Kundu, Sanjib Roy, Subrata Pal, Subrata Das and Jiban Biswas. Till November 3 (except Sunday) at Tejas Arts Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, opp. Ice Skating Rink; 3 pm - 7.30 pm: Tejas presents Devi — eighteen artists’ versions of Goddess Durga. Participating artists: Abhijit Ghosh, Anita Gurbaxani, Anirban Seth, Ashok Ganguly, Barun Saha, Biswarup Haldar, Debasish Sen Gupta, Dhiren Sasmal, Goutam Sarkar, Palash Paul, Partha Ray, Ritu Poddar, Runu Misra Banerjee, Samir Aich, Sarbani Ganguly, Shambhu Saha, Sudipto Tiwari, Swapan Kumar Saha, Tarun Chakravorty, Ujjwal Debnath and Buddhadeb Bose. Till November 30 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: Celebrations on Canvas, showcasing Indian art and sculpture by Gourango Beshai, Suhas Roy, Prokash Karmakar, Sanatan Dinda, Bratin Khan, Sibsaday, Subrata Pal, Tapas Sardar, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Kartick Pyne, Samir Paul, Sukanta Das, Subrata Das and others.

DRAMA

October 26 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Belghoria Ethic presents its latest production, Sthananka (N). Written and directed by Debasis Sengupta. October 26 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Aubekshan presents Fifty Fifty. Direction: Manabendra Goswami. October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Pratyay presents Monmela. Direction: Tapas Singha. October 27 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandipat presents Ramani Mohan. Direction: Prakash Bhattacharya. October 27 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Barasat Anushilanee presents Shalya Parbo. Direction: Rudratej Sengupta. October 28 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.15 pm: Pratikriti presents Manik Bandyopadhyay’s Padma Nadir Majhi. Direction: Aalok Deb. October 28 at Sisir Mancha; 6.30 pm: Kathakriti presents Mohit Chattopadhyay’s Chandraloke Agnikanda. Direction: Sanjib Ray. October 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Choopkatha will stage Mrs. Soriano. Direction: Dolly Basu.

EXHIBITION

October 26 (11 am - 8 pm) & October 27 (10 am - 8 pm) at The Park, The Park Banquets: Rotary Club of Chowrenghee presents Parampara Pret 2007, an exhibition showcasing the latest trends in fashion, jewellery, accessories, silverware, handicrafts, etc. from all over India.

PERFORMING ARTS

October 26 at Rabindra Sadan; 5 pm: Chirantan presents an evening of Tagore songs and recitation. Participants include Pramita Mallick, Sraboni Sen, Manomoy Bhattacharya, Keya Chattopadhyay, Debmalya Chattopadhyay, Mom Roy, Anuradha Goswami, Madhuchhanda Chakraborty, Basabi Bagchi, Kumkum Bandyopadhyay, Nabamita Deb Sarkar, Debabrata Bandyopadhyay, Nilanjan Mitra, Arunava Chattopadhyay, Chhaya Chattopadhyay and Madhumita Basu. October 27 at Science City Auditorium; 5 pm: To mark the silver jubilee of Prabhat Sangeet, composed by Prabhat Ranjan Sarkar, Renaissance Artists and Writers Association presents a variety programme featuring Prabhat Sangeet by Haimanti Shukla and Acharya Tattwavedananda Avadhoot; a dance-drama based on Prabhat Sangeet and presented by Rawa Academy, Bhubaneswar; Paramasray, a drama based on Prabhat Sangeet and presented by Naba Mayukh Nattya Sangstha. October 27 at Rabindra Sadan; 6 pm: Shinjan Nrityalaya presents Nrityanjali, an evening of Odissi dance. Direction: Aloka Kanungo. Assisted by Arpita Venkatesh. October 27 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Prerna presents Colours of Kathak, an evening of Kathak dance numbers, choreographed and directed by Luna Poddar.

FILM SHOW

October 28 at Fame, Hiland Park; 9 am: Freedom Fashion and TTIS host the screening of Shrek 3.

WORKSHOP

October 26 - 28 at Starmark, 3 Lord Sinha Road; 5 pm - 7 pm: A three-day mime workshop for children, to be conducted by Kamal Naskar for Startrekkers Magical Voyage. Details at #22822617. October 26 - 30 at the exhibition hall of Birla Industrial & Technological Museum; 10 am - 4 pm: Initiating Responses, a workshop for young artists where they will draw inspiration from their immediate environment. On all five days, senior artists will paint their own canvas sitting amidst children. The final outcome of these interactions will be displayed in an open studio as installations on October 30, 4.30 pm to 6.30 pm.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