Timeout 29-05-2009

Classical melodies from the south

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 29.05.09
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Classical melodies from the south
Over the years, the series of Carnatic music festivals hosted by Rasikhapriya, have become popular for consistently featuring famous artistes, who are all living legends in their own right. However, the artistes of comparatively lesser renown, participating in its current mid-year festival beginning today, are in no way less talented or proficient than their more famous counterparts. A three-day festival, this is the first part of Rasikhapriya’s 17th year programme, and is a precursor to its grand 17th anniversary series to be held in November. Commencing with an invocation and welcome address, this evening’s performance features a vocal recital by Charulatha Mani (picture right), who presents Isai Payanam. A journey into ragas in classical and film music, it is a classical Kutcheri interspersed with raga-based film songs. She will be accompanied by Tiruvarur N. Balam (violin) and R. Mohanakrishnan (mridangam). Tomorrow: Flute recital by J.A. Jayanth and vocal recital by R. Suryaprakash. The concluding day’s programme comprises two vocal recitals, the first by Vijayalakshmy Subramaniam, to be followed by that of Dr. R. Ganesh.

Event: Festival of Carnatic classical music When: May 29 (6.10 pm onwards); May 30 & 31 (4.15 pm onwards) Where: Uttam Mancha

Art

Till August 1 (except Sundays and public holidays) at CIMA Gallery; Mondays: 3 pm - 7 pm, Tuesdays - Saturdays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Summer Show 2009. Featuring works by Rashmi Bagchi Sarkar, Sumitro Basak, Shreyasi Chatterjee, Jogen Chowdhury, Sougata Das, Anita Gopal, Farhad Hussain, Paresh Maity, Ganesh Pyne, Satyajit Roy, Suhas Roy, Kingshuk Sarkar, Lalu Prosad Shaw, Paramjit Singh and many other artists from across India. Till May 29 at Academy of Fine Arts, Central Gallery; 3 pm - 8 pm: Indian Society of Fine Arts presents a group show of paintings, sketches and watercolours. Till May 30 at Chitrakoot Art Gallery, 55 Gariahat Road, #24752275; 3 pm - 8 pm: An exhibition on Art of the British Period featuring paintings, photographs and artifacts. Till May 30 at Museum & Art Gallery, The Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Gol Park; 10.30 am - 1 pm & 2.30 pm - 7 pm: Glimpses of Ancient India — paintings by Prabhatmohan Bandyopadhyay (1904-1987). Till May 30 at Emami Chisel Art Pvt. Ltd, Emami Towers, 687 Anandapur E.M. Bypass, #40113182/83; 11 am - 7 pm: Paintings and sculptures by young artists. Till May 30 at Gallery K2, Supra Court, 35 Lansdowne Terrace, #2465 1444; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings to mark Buddha Purnima featuring works by Sanatan Dinda, Sudipta Karmakar, Katayun Saklat, Sudita Tewari, Subuddha Ghosh, Bratin Khan, Ramkumar Manna, Atin Basak and Giovanna Caruso. Till May 31 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture, 2nd floor; 4 pm - 8 pm: India Art for the People presents an exhibition of painting and sculpture. Till May 31 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 4 pm - 8 pm: Resurrection — the group exhibition by CreAtive Circle. Till June 5 (weekdays only) at Masters Collection Art Gallery; 11 am - 6 pm: Horizon: Inspiring future talents in Art! Showcasing works by Sarbani Ganguly, Joydeep Chatterjee, Supriyo Das, Bharat Das, Dipankar Chanda, Susanta Chowdhury, Polly Basu (Das), Jonaki Pal, Arup Lodh, Soumya Kishore Chakraborty and Subir Dey. Till June 12 (except Sundays) at Ganges Art Gallery, 33 Jatin Das Road, #2465 3212; 11 am - 7 pm: Outsiders Within, recent works of Arghya Priya Majumdar and Mahjabin Majumdar. Till June 13 (except Sundays) at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, 11 am - 7 pm, Mondays: 2 pm - 7 pm: Recent works by Mustak Khan Chowdhury. Till June 16 (except Mondays) at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no. 61, #30222040, 30535982; 3 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of the works by Bappa Halder.

PERFORMING ARTS

Till May 30 at Rathindra Mancha, Jorasanko Thakurbari: Rabindra Janmotsav, organised by Rabindra Bharati Society. Today at 6.30 pm: Songs by Arpita Bandyopadhyay, Panchali Dhar, Sukanya Nath, Dr Sreekumar Chattopadhyay, Bhaswati Dutta and Chitralekha Chowdhury; at 7.20 pm: Drama based on the story, Kankal, presented by Rabindra Bharati University’s drama department. May 29 at Birla Academy; 5.30 pm: Rabi-Purabi presents Kabi Pranam featuring Tagore songs by Rajeshwar Bhattacharya, Anusheela Basu, Shikha Dutta, Uma Mukhopadhyay, Dr Tania Das, Madhabi Dutta, Sanghamitra Chakraborty, Gopal Patra, Chayanika Deb, Malabika Bhattacharya, Banani Dey, Chitra Ghosh, Gopa Dasgupta, Utpal Dutta, Rita Choudhury, Uma Ghosh and artistes of Rabi-Purabi.Also, recitation by Chitra Lahiri, Ishita Das Adhikary, Dipak Mukhopadhyay and Debashis Mitra. May 29 at Gyan Manch; 6 pm: Lokgaan by Nila from Bangaldesh. Admission free.

DRAMA

May 29 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Nehru Children’s Museum presents Luxembourger Laxmi, directed by Ramaprasad Banik. May 30 at Gyan Manch; 6.30 pm: Proscenium presents Badal Sircar’s Sari Raat (in Hindi). Translated into Hindi by Dr Pratibha Agarwal, the play is directed by Sheo Kr Jhunjhunwala. May 30 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sayak presents Dournama. Direction & in lead role: Meghnad Bhattacharya. May 31 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Ajnatobass Nandikar’s latest production, directed by Sumanta Gangopadhyay. Directorial adviser: Rudraprasad Sengupta.

TALK

May 29 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 6.15 pm: Prasenjit Basu Endowment Lecture by R.Y. Despande. Subject: Sri Aurobindo’s Vision of Society in the Contemporary World. May 29 at Ramakrishna Mission Institute of Culture, Vivekananda Hall; 6.15 pm: Swami Sarvabhutananda will speak in English on Mundaka Upanishad. May 29 at Bidhannagar Ramakrishna Vivekananda Kendra, DD-44 Salt Lake City; 7 pm: Swami Amiteshananda will speak on Karmajeebaney Vedanta. May 29 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak in Bengali on Kena Upanishad.

WORKSHOP

May 29 - 31 and June 6 - 8 at 25 Hindusthan Road, 2nd floor: Nupurchhanda Ghosh will conduct workshops on songs of Atulprosad, Rajanikanto and Dwijendralal. For registration, call 9830873474, 32940041, 24641040. May 30 - June 4 at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 6 pm: Graphic Novel Workshop (for the age group 15 yrs - 21 yrs) with writer Rimi B. Chatterjee. Last date of registration: May 28. To register, call 24556942/43. June 1 - 5 at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 10.30 am - 12 noon: Creative Radio Jockey Workshop for Beginners (for the age group 17 yrs to 19 yrs) to be conducted by Dipanjan. Register by May 28 by calling 24556942/43. June 1 - 7 at 1A Palm Place: Mithoo Dhar’s continental cooking classes for beginners, For details and registration, call 9830537675. June 2 - 6 at the Seagull Arts and Media Resource Centre, 36C S.P. Mukherjee Road; 2 pm - 6 pm: Clay Animation Workshop (for the age group 15 yrs to 21 yrs) to be conducted by Chhatrapati Dutta and his assistants, Saikat and Dipyaman. Register by May 28 by calling 24556942/43.

BOOK LAunch

May 29 at Fabindia, 16 Hindustan Park; 11 am: Launch of about 300 books for children (upto 14 yrs). The authors are mostly contemporary, like Dr Zakir Hussain, Sandhya Rao, Anita Balachandran, Nirupama Raghvan and Anushka Ravishankar. Also, three-day special events for kids with story-telling sessions from 4 pm to 6 pm. May 29 at Oxford Bookstore, 17 Park Street; 6.30 pm: Launch of The Real Thing: Coke’s Bumpy Ride through India, written by Nantoo Banerjee. The book will be released by Mahasveta Devi, to be followed by an interactive session on contemporary corporate ethics with actor Barun Chanda.

INAUGURATION

May 29 at Rabindra Bharati University, Jorasanko campus; 11 am: Inauguration of Manna Dey Music Archive as part of Rabindra Bharati University’s music archive.

EXHIBITION

Till May 30 at Central Cottage Industries Corporation of India Ltd, 7 Jawaharlal nehru Road: An exhibition of cotton sarees, titled Summer Cool, procured from different parts of India. Till May 30 at Azura, 3 Royd Street, #22272219; 11 am - 6 pm: Azura launches its summer collection of a range of silhouettes and of accessories and ethnic & prêt wear. Till May 31 at Jo’s, P-67 CIT Road, #9831030737; 11 am - 7 pm: Designer Patiala sets and double XL size kurtas. Till May 31 at Micasa, Crescent Tower, 6th floor, 229 AJC Bose Road; 11.30 am - 6 pm: An exhibition of furniture, accessories and affordable art.

KIDS’ CORNER

Till May 31 at Shopper’s Stop outlets at DC-1, Sector-1, Salt Lake & at South City Mall; 4 pm - 7 pm: Funskool India Limited is conducting a kids’ carnival where one can learn how to play the strategy-based IIT games — Gotcha, Sixteen Fixteen, Triplets, Chakra View, and other blockbuster games like Connect 4, Jenga, Twister. For kids who love to shoot and aim, there is Nerf competition on May 30, and for the creative wizards there is the Dazzling Art competition on May 31.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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