Timeout 30-01-2009

Experiments in music and dance

By The Telegraph Online
  • Published 30.01.09
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Experiments in music and dance
It is not often that Calcuttans get a chance to experience the traditional flavour of Indian classical music along with the lively, foot-tapping beats of modern tap dance. A blend of Indian classical with world music and dance, Azmaish... promises to provide this and much more in an experimental presentation that is sure to bowl the audience over. Not another fusion ensemble, each performer in Azmaish will remain true to his original style without attempting to combine it with that of the others. Featuring Ustad Sabir Khan (tabla), Pandit Chitresh Das (kathak), Jason Samuels Smith (tap dance), Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor), Theo Hill (piano), Pandit Ramesh Mishra (sarangi), Jayanta Banerjee (sitar) and Arif Khan (tabla), it will spin a magical web of rhythmic movements and musical notes.

Event: Music and dance concert by well-known artistes When: Today at 6.30 pm Where: G.D. Birla Sabhagar

art

Till January 30 at Genesis Art Gallery, 8B Middleton Street; 2 pm - 7 pm: Symphony— paintings and sculptures by Asit Patnaik, Bhagat Singh, Gautam Mukherjee, Shyamal Mukherjee, Seema Kohli, Harish Kumar, Phalguni Dasgupta, Dhananjay Mukherjee, Gosto Kumar and others. Till January 30 at 1/42 Sahid Nagar, Dhakuria, #98311 23151; 4 pm - 8 pm: The Fragmented Traditions 2, an exhibition of Aloke Paul’s recent paintings. Till January 30 at Eye on Art Gallery, 3 Pretoria Street, Chandrakunj Building, 2nd floor; 12 noon - 8 pm: Art Fair — an exhibition of affordable artworks of Bijon Chowdhury, Dwijen Gupta, Manoj Mitra, Manoj Dutta, Partha Pratim Deb, Partha Bhattacharya, Shekhar Roy, Sekhar Kar, Shyamal Mukherjee, Subrata Chowdhury and others. Till January 31 at Masters Collection Art Gallery, G-7 Malalay Apartments, 3 Woodburn Park Road; 11 am - 7 pm: Small is Beautiful 3, an exhibition of miniature artworks by some of the greatest living legends along with some of the exciting new talents. Till January 31 at Ganges Art Gallery, 33A Jatin Das Road, #24653212; 11 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of vitreous enamels by Amal Ghosh and linocut prints by Peter Daglish. Till January 31 at Galerie 88, 28B Shakespeare Sarani, #2290 2274; 11 am - 7 pm: Galerie 88 presents recent works by K. Laxma Goud. Till January 31 at Shree Art Gallery, 11 Gurusaday Road, Kusum Apartment, Flat no. 61, #9903235566; 3 pm - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings, titled Festive Hues, featuring works by B.R. Panesar, Debabrata Chakrabarti, Dhiren Sasmal, Ratan Acharya, Samir Paul, Subrata Das, Sukanta Das, Soumitra Kar, Ritu Singh, Milanendu Mandal, Atin Mitra, Anirban Seth and others. Till January 31 at the Nandalal Bose Gallery (3rd floor), Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani; 11 am - 7 pm: Shringara Kamatantra — an exhibition of paintings by Jean-Claude Mayo and Paulic Sabine from Reunion Island. Till February 1 at Samokal Art Gallery, 23 Gariahat Road, Golpark; 2 pm - 8 pm: Paintings and sculptures based on the novels of Ashapurna Devi on the occasion of her birth centenary. Till February 1 at 48/44 Swiss Park, Rabindra Sarovar Metro station, #2424 6534; 2 pm - 7 pm: Vibrant Ghats of Varanasi — an exhibition of paintings by Anirban Seth. Till February 1 at Birla Academy of Art & Culture; 3 pm - 8 pm: The 42nd Annual Exhibition 2009 featuring works by young and upcoming artists from all over India as well as works of senior eminent artists. Till February 3 at Aakriti Art Gallery, 1st floor Orbit Enclave, 12/3A Hungerford Street, #22893027; 12 noon - 7 pm: Paintings by Kazi Ghiyasuddin. Till February 8 at Artists Circle, 46 Circus Avenue, #2283 3176; 2 pm - 7 pm: Impressions Chandannagar, a group show based on a drawing workshop held at Chandannagar Book Fair. Participating artists: Alok Bhattacharya, Anita Roychowdhury, Animesh Nandi, Chanchal Mukherjee, Dewasish Das, Dipankar Chanda, Partha Bhattacharya, Prakash Karmakar, Sekhar Kar, Shyamali Bhattacharya, Swapnesh Chowdhury, Sanjeev Narayan Dutta, Sudip Chanda, Sudipta Tewari, Sajal Kanti Mitra and Ranjan Mukherjee. Till February 10 at Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts, 94 Ballygunge Place, #2460 4245/2461 3145; 10 am - 7 pm: An exhibition of paintings by Khurshid Alam Saleem. Curated by Radhika Datta. Till February 14 (except Mondays) at Bose Pacia, Stephens Court, 18 Park Street, #40010148; 11 am - 7 pm: Bose Pacia presents a group show, Analytical Engine. Curated by Heidi Fichtner. Till February 28 at Idiyas Gallery, 15 Dover Road, #65508418; 10.30 am - 7.30 pm: The Masters of Imagination — an exhibition of the works by Kartick Pyne, Atin Basak, Tapas Sardar, Prokash Karmakar, Suhas Roy, Sanatan Dinda, Sukanta Das, Bratin Khan, Aditya Basak, Sibsaday, Subroto Das and others.

TALK

January 30 at Pala 1, ITC - The Sonar, Calcutta; 12 noon - 3 pm: Lord Charles Bruce will speak on The Great Morning which is for all. Nikhiler aalo purbo aakashe jwalilo punnyo diney. A story of Indo-Scottish awakening. To be presided by Prof. Barun De. (By invitation only) January 30 at Ramakrishna Math, Baranagar; 6.10 pm: Discourse on Life and teachings of Srimat Swami Trigunatitanandaji Maharaj by Swami Arunatmananda. January 30 at Ramakrishna Vedanta Math, 19B Raja Rajkrishna Street; 7 pm: Dr Sasanka Bhusan Bandyopadhyay will speak on Chandogya Upanishad.

DRAMA

January 30 at Madhusudan Mancha; 6.30 pm: Natya-Anan presents Satyajit Ray’s Heerak Rajar Deshe. Direction: Chandan Sen. January 31 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Howrah Dakshinayan presents Hawa Badal, directed by Kunal Mukhopadhyay. January 31 at Academy of Fine Arts, 6.30 pm: Mangalik presents Mohit Chattopadhyay’s Bankubabu Phirey Alen, directed by Samir Biswas. February 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 3 pm: Natasena presents Gorur Garir Headlight, written and directed by Saroj Roy. February 1 at Girish Mancha; 6.30 pm: Sundaram will stage Galpo Hekim Saheb. Drama, direction & acting: Manoj Mitra. February 1 at Academy of Fine Arts; 6.30 pm: Purba-Paschim will stage Tagore’s Chaturanga. Direction: Bratya Basu. February 1 at Tapan Theatre; 6.30 pm: Mukhomukhi and Niva Arts present Atmakatha. Bengali adaptation and direction: Soumitra Chatto- padhyay. February 1 at Rabindra Sadan; 6.45 pm: Rang Roop will stage Byaram Biram. Direction: Seema Mukhopadhyay.

PERFORMING ARTS

January 30 at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, 8 Shakespeare Sarani; 5.30 pm: An evening of Brahmasangeet on the occasion of Maghotsav. Participants: Dr Sreekumar Chatterjee, Dr Sudeshna Basu, Debarati Som, Rahul Mitra, Sumita Das, Suchhanda Ghosh, Debashis Roy, Supriya Chakraborty, Kakoli Banerjee, Ayantika Sen, Mitha Banerjee and Urbi Bhattacharya. Also, chorus presented by Aritra (Dir: Sumita Das) and Ananda Dhara (Dir: Bandana Banerjee). Till January 31 at Sree Thyagaraja Hall, P-530 Raja Basanta Roy Road: Rasika Ranjana Sabha’s 63rd annual music festival. Today at 6.15 pm: S. Saketharaman (vocal) with M. Satyanarayana Sarma (violin), Umayalpuram Sri Mali (mridangam) and H. Sivaramkrishnan (ghatam). January 30 at G.D. Birla Sabhagar; 6.30 pm: Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts presents Azmaish..., the magic of traditional, world music and dance. Featuring Ustad Sabir Khan (tabla), Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor), Pandit Ramesh Mishra (sarangi), Pandit Chitresh Das (Kathak), Jason Samuels (Tap dance), Jayanta Banerjee (sitar), Arif Khan (tabla) and Theo Hill (piano). January 31 at Science City Auditorium; 6.30 pm: A jugalbandi featuring Hariharan (ghazal and thumri) and Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla). February 1 at Sisir Mancha; 6 pm: Uttara Dance Academy presents Nrityanjali featuring traditional dance items and Gangavataran. Direction: Kakoli Bose. February 1 at Saturday Club; 7.30 pm: Broadway & Hollywood — Recreating magical, musical moments from celluloid and the stage with Usha Uthup, Francis Lepcha, Isheeta Ganguly, Jeffrey Menezes and Gopa Ghosh. Commentary: Oindrilla Dutt.

AWARD

January 30 at Willow & Birch, The Park; 6.30 pm: Young Publishing Entrepreneur Award. Keynote address by Hari Kunzru. Panel discussion: Why Diversity in Publishing helps expand Markets. Chaired by Jenny Brown. Hosted by Oxford Bookstore. (By invitation only)

MEET

Till February 2 at Rights Hall, Calcutta Book Fair; 12 noon - 8 pm: Scottish publishers’ meetings with Indian publishers.

PHOTOGRAPHS

Till January 31 at Calcutta Information Centre; 3 pm - 7 pm: Water: Painter of Life — an exhibition of photographs by Alain Dumas and Jayanta Guha of Quebec, Canada.

EXHIBITION

Till January 30 at J.D. Birla Institute, main campus, 11 Lower Rawdon Street; 10 am - 4 pm: Helping Hands, social club of J.D. Birla Institute, department of home science & commerce, presents CARITAS: An Endeavor to Encourage the Underprivileged — an exhibition cum sale of products made by children with special needs and marginalized women. Till January 31 at Cottage Emporium, 7 Jawaharlal Nehru Road: Cottage hosts an exhibition of shawls procured from all over India.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