Timeout 28-07-2008

Assam extravaganza

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 28.07.08
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Assam extravaganza
Endowed liberally with the bounties of nature, Assam is a land of eternal beauty and prosperity. The mighty river Brahmaputra that flows through the state faithfully symbolises the cultural synthesis that centuries of civilisation has moulded in this part of the country. The abode of a multiplicity of ethnic groups, Assam boasts of a rich cultural tapestry woven out of the tradition, heritage, lifestyle and beliefs of its people. Music and dance are the most outstanding features of the cultural activities of its different ethnic groups, its folk songs and dances deeply rooted in their daily lives. Showcasing the various colourful aspects of Assam’s rich cultural heritage, EZCC, in collaboration with department of culture, government of Assam, hosts the Festival of Assam. Featuring folk songs and dances, it offers a breathtaking survey of its fertile and abundant ethnic culture. Ojapali and Deodhani dance, Bhortal dance, Kusan dance, Barat dance and the famous Bihu Nritya, along with folk songs and Zikir, a religious poem, will be performed.

Event: Festival of Assam When: Today & tomorrow; 6 pm onwards Where: Bharatiyam Cultural Multiplex, IB 201 Salt Lake

art

July 28 - August 16 (except Sundays) at Tejas Art Gallery, 11 Mayfair Road, #4007 6042; 1 pm - 7.30 pm: Horses, a solo show of horses in mixed media on canvas by artist Dhiren Sasmal. Till July 28 at Chemould Art Gallery, 12F Park Street; 2 pm - 8 pm: Flame presents its first ceramics exhibition featuring works by Chittaranjan Saha, Sanjoy Samanta, Shibram Das, Somnath Raha, Subra Das, Swarup Nandi and Tanmoy Kundu. Till July 28 at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, Emami Towers, 687 Anandapur E.M. Bypass, #4011 3182/3183: Whispered Legacy, a retrospective of paintings and drawings by Abani Sen. Curated by Ina Puri Till July 28 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 2 pm - 7 pm: Small format works featuring canvases and sculptures by well-known artists from Delhi, Mumbai, Baroda and Hyderabad. Till July 30 at Gallery Kanishka's , 2/1 Hindusthan Road, 11 am - 8 pm: Confronting Masters – an exhibition of paintings by Paritosh Sen, F. N. Souza, Ram Kumar, Amit Ambalal, Ganesh Pyne, Kartick Pyne Ganesh Haloi, Rabin Mandal and Shyamal Datta Ray. Till July 31 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #6550 8418; 11 am - 7 pm: In the Realms of Fantasy — works by Sanatan Dinda, Prokash Karmakar, Suhas Roy, Subrata Gangopadhyay, Sibsaday, Samir Paul, Subrata Pal, Gourango Beshai, Bratin Khan, Kamalaksha Gangopadhyay, Ramananda Bandyopadhyay and others. Till August 3 (weekdays only) at Kanvas Art Gallery, 53 Syed Amir Ali Avenue, Shivam Chambers, 2nd floor, #3052 3243; 3 pm - 7 pm: Colorscape II, a solo exhibition of paintings by Sukanta Das. Till August 7 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G7 Malayalay Apts, 3 Woodburn Park Road; 11 am - 7 pm (weekdays): Creativity Unlimited, an exhibition of recent creations by Anup Giri, Swapan Palley, Sachin Jaltare, Beena Pradhan, Debabrata Chakravarty, Asit Sarkar, Samir Paul, Minakshi De, Sukanata Das, Subrata Das, Dhananjoy Ghosh, Nelson Kennedy, Kajol Mondal, Sutapa Khan, Sibsaday Choudhary and others. Till August 8 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #2475 2275; 3 pm - 8 pm: Masters of Bengal — Graphic works by Somnath Hore, Ramendra Nath Chakraborty, Chittoprasad, Haren Das, Nandalal Bose, Manindra Bhushan Gupta, Prankrishna Pal, Dharmanarayan Dasgupta, Suhas Roy, Arun Bose, Amitabha Banerjee, Lalu Prasad Shaw, Sanat Kar, Shyamal Dutta Roy, Ganesh Pyne, Bikash Bhattacharjee, K.G. Subramanyan and others. Till August 9 (except Sundays & public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays (3 pm - 7 pm), Tuesdays - Saturdays (2 pm - 7 pm): Untiled and more recent works by Shakila. Till August 9 (except Sundays) at Gallery Sanskriti, 5C Alipore Park Road; 11 am - 8 pm: Gallery Sanskriti and Apparao Galleries present The Wandering Alchemist — paintings and sculptures by Alexis Kersey, George K, and Manish Nai. Till August 17 (except Mondays & August 15) at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: Svikriti ’08, an exhibition of the works by six awardees in the Academy’s Annual Exhibition 2008. Participants: Bhabotosh Sutar, Bhaskar Lahiri, Gargi Das, Partha Dasgupta, Susanta Pal and Timir Brahma.

DRAMA

July 28 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Theatre Passion presents Satyajit Ray’s Anukool. Dramatised and directed by Ramaprasad Banik. July 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Baasbhoomi. Direction: Meghnad Bhattacharya. July 29 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Taki Natyam presents its latest production, Good Morning Nishikanto. Drama & direction: Ramaprasad Banik. July 30 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Charbak presents Chalo Patol Tuli. Drama, music & direction: Arindam Ganguly. July 30 at Minerva Theatre; 6.30 pm: Nandikar will stage Tomar Naam. Performance: Sohini Sengupta. Direction: Swatilekha Sengupta. July 30 at Madhusudan Mancha & August 1 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Shohan presents Helmet, written by Rajat Ghosh and directed by Anish Ghosh. July 31 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Charbak will stage Apsara Theater-er Mamla, based on a story by Satyajit Ray. Drama & music: Arindam Ganguly. Direction & in the role of Feluda: Sabyasachi Chakraborty. July 31 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Pratham Paath, an Ajantrik production, written and directed by Ramaprasad Banik. July 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nandikar presents Feriwalaar Mrityu. Drama: Arthur Miller. Direction: Rudraprasad Sengupta. July 31 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.30 pm: Institute of Factual Theatre Arts presents Path... the waterfall. Direction: Debasish Dutta.

PERFORMING ARTS

July 31 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Banglar Garbo - Bangalir Aasha - Bangla Gaan, an evening of songs of Tagore, D.L. Roy, Rajanikanto, Atulprasad and Nazrul to be rendered by Nupurchhanda Ghosh, Mita Haq and Subir Chowdhury.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till July 30 at Gaganendra Pradarshashala; 4 pm - 8 pm: Bomb in Bengal and Sri Aurobindo: The Revolutionary Years — an exhibition of rare photographs on the occasion of the centenary of Alipore Bomb Trial. Till August 12 at Photographers’ Gallery, 59A Southend Park, #65406499, 98303 31556; 3 pm - 8 pm: Bouquet of Photographs, featuring images taken by Atanu Paul and members of Third Eye.

TALK

July 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Saradapitha, Belur Math; 6 pm: Swami Tattwasarananda will speak on Gurutattwa. July 28 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Ritananda will speak in Bengali on Swamijir Patravali. July 28 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Prof. Amalendu Chakraborty will speak in Bengali on Sri Ramakrishna Lilaprasanga. July 28 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake, #2334 9265; 7 pm: Bijan Lodh will speak on Sri Sri Mayer Katha.

EXHIBITION

Till July 31 at AND, Mani Square Mall, 2nd floor, Store #208; 11 am - 9 pm: The Great Monsoon Fashion Fiesta, hosted by AND brand, offers simple yet stylish clothes by well-known fashion designer Anita Dongre. Till July 31 at Cottage Emporium, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road: Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd hosts a jewellery exhibition. Till August 3 at Shoppers Stop, Elgin Road, City Centre & South City Mall: Monsoon Makeovers fest. Till August 14 (except Sundays) at Artisana, 13 Chowringhee Terrace, #2223 9422; 11 am - 7 pm: Display of kantha embroidery sarees and dupattas. Till August 15 at Starmark (3 Lord Sinha Road, G-202 City Centre, and South City); 10.30 am - 8 pm: An exhibition of Penguin Classics Collection covering Greek and Roman works, and Victorian literature and modern classics.

AWARD CEREMONY

July 28 at Paschimbanga Bangla Akademi Sabhaghar; 6.30 pm: Sudha Basu Memorial Award will be given to Bela Dutta Gupta (2006) and Nargis Sattar (2008).

POETRY

August 3 at Rooftop, 120 Lenin Sarani; 4.30 pm - 6.30 pm: Srijan presents Open House for Poetry, where poets will read a selection from their writings not exceeding 30 lines. To be anchored by Srijato and Rimi B Chatterjee. Poets desiring to read may meet the anchors before 4.30 pm with the poems or may send them to 20 Ballygunge Circular Road, Calcutta 700 019 or at srijan2000@gmail.com

WORKSHOP

August 2 onwards every Saturday at Crossword, Elgin Road; 4.30 pm - 5.30 pm: Mad Science of Kolkata offers the Academy of Future Space Explorers ‘After School Program’ for children (7 yrs to 12 yrs). This eight-week program will be held every Saturday. The Academy of Future Space Explorers is developed in association with NASA and will send children on a quest for exploration while they learn about space exploration, space travel and participate in a rocket launch. For details, call #2416 4342, 98306 27921 or visit www.madscienceofkolkata.com August 2 at Regal Room, Calcutta Club; 1 pm - 5 pm: Workshop on jewellery design, diamond grading and identification. To be conducted by Sawansukha Institute of Gemology. Details with Surbhi (2289 5281-3).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