Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
The Eastern Mosaic Project - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Eastern Mosaic, is a group that brings together the realms of Indian Classical, world, and Spiritual music to create a unique experience. These artists from both North and South Indian Classical music, collaborate in presenting compositions that push the boundaries of traditional genres. They have Denis Kucherov, on the melodic percussion handpan and live looping, Malvica Chopra on sitar and Mahesh Vinayakram, the son of Ghatam Master, Vikku Vinayakram. They will imbue the concert with a blend of rhythms and melodies.
Sufi Safar Ft. Bikash Sunar-E-Mehfil - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Journey into the heart of Sufi bliss, a musical journey ft. Bikash Sunar & Collective and immerse yourself in an evening of divine melodies, unique concoctions and the rich tapestry of Indian cuisine. Join for an enchanting fusion of Sufi serenity and the bold spirit of Badmaash!
Aquagranda In Crescendo - Sun, 21st Jan'24
As part of Attakkalari India Biennial 2024 and brought to you by Kama Production, Giovanni Pellegrini’s Aquagranda in Crescendo is an immersive journey that delicately unfurls the narrative surrounding Venice's historic floods, intricately weaving the genesis of an opera born from this stirring theme. This evocative production offers glimpses into the clandestine backstage world, where one will be able to behold artists in their element, passionately engrossed in the birthing process of this contemporary Opera. Through the lens of Pellegrini's direction, experience this marvellous visual storytelling artistically encapsulating the resilience of Venice where floods become the catalyst for a harmonious symphony of human ingenuity and unwavering spirit.
Alain Danielou - Into the Labyrinth - Sun, 21st Jan'24
As part of Attakkalari India Biennial 2024 and brought to you by Kama Production, Alain Daniélou - Into the Labyrinth, directed by the visionary Riccardo Biadene, is a mesmerising expedition, a musical sojourn traversing continents, unveiling the remarkable odyssey of Alain Daniélou, a French luminary whose life unfurled from Brittany to the vibrant heart of India. Through exquisite storytelling, the film unveils Daniélou's conversion to Hinduism, his professional mastery of the Veena, and prolific writings on the Vedas, Hindu philosophy, and Shivaism. His journey embraced the essence of India's cultural landscape, beautifully captured against the backdrops of Shantiniketan, Varanasi, Khajuraho, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, and Pondicherry. Encounter an array of Indian intellectuals, musicians, and dancers whose narratives weave an intricate tapestry, unveiling the rich artistic legacy of India.
Samay Raag - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Sushma’s project, the Samay Raag Series is an earnest attempt to experience the impact of Samay (Time) while rendering a raga outdoors amongst the elements. The connection of time with the raga or raginis is based on daily cycle of changes that occur in our own body and mind, arouse and stimulate different moods and emotions. The venue for this performance is an extension of the Samay Raag project, BIC’s Amphitheatre. This programme will showcase evening and sunset ragas, transitioning into the night. The evening will also experience emotions through the semi-classical lens namely Thumri and Devotional.
Aspirations - A Tabla Trio Performance - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Join for an evening of rhythmic exploration and musical elegance with the Sunaada Art Foundation's presentation of "Aspirations," a tabla trio performance. This concert showcases the virtuosic talent of three renowned tabla artists: Pt. Samir Chatterjee, Sri Dibyarka Chatterjee, and Sri Tejas Tope. Accompanied by the melodic strains of the violin lehera by Sri Ranjan Beura, this event promises to be a delightful blend of traditional rhythm and melody.
The Immortals - 7, A Tribute To Mohammed Rafi - Sun, 21st Jan'24
After 17 successful concerts in Bangalore and other cities in India, Prahlad Mira Academy brings to you a melodious evening, celebrating the magic of the legendary Mohammed Rafi.
Anoushka Shankar Live In India Tour 2024 - Bengaluru - Mon, 22nd Jan'24
Acclaimed sitar player, composer and 9 times Grammy-nominee Anoushka Shankar, the daughter of sitar legend Pandit Ravi Shankar, is coming to India as part of her global tour. This time she brings new material from her new mini-album Chapter I: Forever, For Now, alongside reinterpreted gems from her previous releases. Anoushka will tour with a quintet of talented instrumentalists, each a talented solo artist in their own right, together they will tour 5 cities, to bring contemporary music that draws deeply from her Indian classical roots and the lived experience of a global diaspora. An Initiative by Alchemist Live.
Sparks - Mahabharata Opera Project - Tue, 23rd Jan'24
As part of Attakkalari India Biennial 2024, the grand world preview of Sparks Mahabharata Opera Project – Mantras, Fights & Threnody, produced by Kama Productions with Ensemble MusikFabrik, in collaboration with Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, presents a unique musical theatre experience based on the revered Indian epic Mahabharata. Set to the composition of maestro Riccardo Nova, directed by Giorgio Barberio Corsetti and choreographed by Jayachandran Palazhy, the 70 minutes production promises an enthralling display of artistic brilliance. This contemporary interpretation of selected sections of Mahabharata embarks on a European tour afterwards, gracing the esteemed Roma Europa Festival among others.
Ek Mehfil Sufi Nights by Tudum Ft.Arsh Mohammed - Wed, 24th Jan'24
Unwind in the soothing ambiance of Tudum's Sufi Night, where Arsh Mohammed transports you to a realm of tranquility and musical bliss.
Yakshagaana performance - Shri Devi Mahatme - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Shri Devi Mahatme describes the victory of the goddess Durga over various demons including Chanda, Munda, Mahishasura, Rakthabija, Shumbha and Nishumbha. Yakshagana is a traditional folk art form popular in Coastal Karnataka districts. A trip to the coastal belt would be incomplete without watching the Yakshagana – an elaborate dance-drama performance unique to Karnataka. It is a rare combination of dance, music, song, scholarly dialogues and colourful costumes.
19th Drishti National Dance Festival - Sat, 20th Jan'24
In the year 2024’s 19th Drishti National Dance Festival titled -“Nritya Sandesha”, showcases the human values and principles that we must uphold for the betterment and growth of society through the medium of dance. Each ensemble performing will present productions that are thought-provoking and will have a deep impact on the audience.
Stories at Sunset - Storytime for Adults - Fri, 19th Jan'24 & Sat, 20th Jan'24
How about sitting in a circle and listening to stories as the sun goes down? The late evening Performance storytelling session for adults by Vikram Sridhar will explore stories from folklore, mythology, heritage , travel narratives across the country etc. over an hour. Being interactive in nature, the event's stories will bring in emotions of love, valor, humour, joy, etc.
Bookmarked - Sat, 20th Jan'24
BIC is happy to present weekly quiet reading sessions in their Library! In this week’s Bookmarked facilitated by Manoj Nair, immerse yourself in the beauty of Indian Poetry in English. You can bring your own book or choose one from the collection at the library, pick a cosy spot and read with them for 90 minutes. Post this, spend a few minutes chatting with them about your read.
Stories For Mahabharat - Sat, 20th Jan'24
What is found here may be found elsewhere, but what is not found here cannot be found elsewhere. Few stories in the world are as intriguing as the Mahabharata, with its numerous plots and sub plots and characters having strengths and flaws in equal measure. 'Stories from the Mahabharata' is an endeavour by Aparna Jaishankar to recreate an interest in this epic.
Coffee Meetup: Meet, Greet and Connect - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Get ready for laughter, connections and good vibes at Cuppa Redefined's Social mixer! Whether you're new to the city or looking to expand your social circle, this is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded individuals in a relaxed and inviting atmosphere. Forge new connections and friendships in a laid-back setting. Their social mixer provides a comfortable environment for meaningful conversations and the chance to meet people with diverse interests.
Sankranthi Santhe - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Sankranthi Santhe 2024 is a Waldorf School Community event that welcomes people from all walks of life to join & experience the Waldorf way of celebrating Sankranthi. A weekend to let your whole family experience the richness of a festival celebrated in an idyllic setting of a lovely Farm, with an opportunity to work with Natural material, using imagination and creativity to create and take home the precious experience.
Sunday Soul Sante - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Immerse yourself in a world of colour this New Year with Sunday Soul Sante’s Colourplay Edition at Jayamahal Palace Exhibition Grounds, Bangalore!
Sunday Book Club Meet - Sun, 21st Jan'24
When was the last time you read a good book and went on an adventure, learned something new, exercised your brain, and fed your curiosities? This is the space to connect and socialise with people and share the learnings from the books you have read or created an impact. If you are looking to read more books and also need help reading or finding new books, this is the event for you, they have newbies or avid readers in their community. Fiction and non fiction readers are both welcome to come and have a conversation about the current book you are reading or trying to find what you want to read.
Mine, Yours, Ours, Whose? - Sun, 21st Jan'24
First Drop Theatre and storyteller Aparna Jaishankar present Mine, Yours, Ours, Whose? - an evening of Playback Theatre with Storytelling. From the tales of the great Indian epic Mahabharata to stories from your own life!
Kuch Urdu, Kuch Noor, Kuch Guftagu - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Kuch Urdu, Kuch Noor, Kuch Guftagu is an hour long poetry and interactive storytelling special. The show is sprinkled with plenty of Hindi & English explanations between Urdu recitations. The selections include original poems as well as works of classic Urdu shayars such as Faiz Ahmad Faiz and Jaun Elia. They cover a host of emotions, moving from vulnerable to intense, but often with humor. The recitation themes span the beauty of Urdu, fidelity, heartbreak, resilience, life, philosophy, etc. This presentation will bring Urdu to the audience in a light, playful & personal vein.
Ghazal Shinaas (Guftaar with Amit Joshi) - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Urdu has been an enigmatic language for many people since years, both because of its beauty and its reputation in Ghazal world. Amit Joshi will discuss various nuances of Urdu language and its exemplary use in Poetry. You can expect to develop a better understanding through simple Hindi/English translations, while listening to the delectable sound of Urdu by Amit Joshi.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Vision Board Workshop - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Unlock the power of visualization! Join Arpitha Mallara at Dialogues Cafe for a hands-on Vision Board Workshop to craft your dreams and goals.
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Learn the applications of Gestalt Therapy & silence in client intervention & life! A one day in-person silent meditation session on Mindfulness & Psychotherapy titled Between the Raindrops. Between the Raindrops unfolds as Anil's enchanting odyssey, guided by the wisdom bestowed by the venerable Fr. Richard "Dick" McHugh. Within the embrace of this transformative session, a tapestry of insights is woven, each thread finding its place in the tapestry of Therapy. Step into a realm where the world takes on the hues of pioneers such as Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, entwining seamlessly with the mystique of mythology and spirituality. This session is a sanctuary for kindred souls on a quest for the profound. Traverse this luminous path and allow the quietude within to reveal the answers that reside there.
Qi Gong For Wellness - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Embark on a journey of self-discovery and holistic well-being at our Qi Gong Wellness Workshop. Join us for a day dedicated to the ancient art of Qi Gong – a practice that harmonizes the mind, body, and spirit through gentle, flowing movements, and mindful breathing. Step into a world of tranquility and embrace the healing energy of Qi Gong.
Creating with Flow workshop - Sat, 20th Jan'24
This workshop will be focusing on a major flow state technique: increasing awareness and being non judgmental. You’ll be exploring non judgemental mess making, aka play, the foundation for creativity.
Joints Matter: A Dance Workshop in Joint Mobility - Sat, 20th Jan'24
"Joints Matter" is a workshop in Joint Mobility, delving into the significance of our body joints and the crucial role they play in promoting a healthier life, particularly aiding in dance movement. This workshop, hosted by Rachit, aims to emphasize the importance of moving our joints for overall well-being. Engaging in joint mobility exercises not only enhances flexibility and range of motion but also contributes to better posture and reduced risk of injury. This enlightening workshop is facilitated by Flux, an art space committed to fostering holistic artistic growth.
Touchy Topic (Performances) - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Touchy Topic is a 60 minute work of performance art. The work involves the artist standing still for the entire duration while the audience is invited to put a finger imprint on one (or more) places on her body where they have been touched inappropriately using the white paint. The purpose of the performance cannot be determined as what it ends up being for each is personal, and shall always be so. What we only know today is that The Body Remembers. This performance was developed as part of Tell Me Your Story ; a workshop facilitated by Mohammed Ellyas Lehry (supported by Thespo, India & Norwegian Theatre Academy, Norway).
Nature Chakra Fusion : Meditation Workshop - Sat, 20th Jan'24 & Sun, 21st Jan'24
Join for an immersive and transformative meditation experience that harmoniously blends the serene energy of nature with the ancient wisdom of chakra balancing. In this upcoming workshop, you are invited to delve deep into the essence of your being, cultivating a profound connection with the natural world and aligning your inner energy centers.
Inner Circles : Addiction-Free Bonds : Meditation - Sat, 20th Jan'24 & Sun, 21st Jan'24
Embark on a transformative meditative journey towards a life of clarity, strength and serenity in this upcoming workshop. This unique event is dedicated to creating a like-minded community within the inner circle, united in the pursuit of overcoming smoking, alcohol, and other addictions.
Body Awareness - Sun, 21st Jan'24
A workshop to understand the body mind balance using the techniques of Kalakripayattu by Subhashree Parthsarathy. Subhashree is trained in Kalari under Shri Lakshman Gurukall.
Core Matters: A Dance Workshop in Mat Pilates - Sun, 21st Jan'24
"Core Matters" is a workshop in Mat Pilates, a form of exercise that focuses on strengthening the core muscles through controlled movements on a mat. Mat Pilates is crucial for our body as it not only targets the core but also enhances overall flexibility, posture, and muscular strength. This workshop offers participants a valuable opportunity to delve into the benefits of Mat Pilates. The workshop will be facilitated by Sahiba Singh, the founder of Flux.
Dances of Universal Peace - Sun, 21st Jan'24
The Dances of Universal Peace (DUP) is a simple yet powerful movement practice where we come together in a sacred circle and sing songs from different spiritual traditions across the world, all while moving in meditative steps. In simple words, we sing, dance and pray for peace within ourselves and for the world. The Dances are for everyone, easy to learn, easy to sing and easiest to feel. Come and join them!
6 Sunday Holistic Health Retreat and Plant Based Cooking Course - Sun, 21st Jan'24 - Sun, 25th Feb'24 (Every Sunday)
This non-residential Retreat is aimed to prevent and reverse* chronic lifestyle diseases with practical knowledge to sustain a healthy plant centered lifestyle which is the solution to your health concerns. Get hands on practice, oil free and sugar free techniques, detailed workbook and guide with techniques, recipes, organic store recommendations and equipment’s given. With every session you will progress closer towards your health goals and celebrate successes, assess barriers, reassess your goals and share new insights! You will learn something valuable and new every session that will help you get closer to your health goals and become your own nutritionist/take charge of your health.
Understanding Societal Systems
From Royal City to Island Citadel - Thu, 18th Jan'24
In this illustrated talk, to coincide with the launch of the new Deccan Heritage Foundation guidebook Mysuru Srirangapatna, George Michell, one of the authors, will discuss the diverse built legacy of the Wadiyars and Tipu Sultan. Despite the vagaries of history over the last 200 years, much of this unique architectural heritage is well preserved; but some of it is neglected or threatened by modern development. Hopefully, the guidebook will contribute to its greater appreciation and, ultimately, protection. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A Session with the audience.
Unlocking the Past - Fri, 19th Jan'24
Join Gopichand Katragadda in a exploration of the ancient Indus script, where innovative cross-disciplinary approaches offer new insights into the language, script, economic and cultural aspects of one of the earliest civilizations. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session with the audience.
Decoding the Landscape - Sat, 20th Jan'24
While the promises and perils of Artificial Intelligence (AI) have been hotly debated in academic and startup circles for the past couple of decades, the release of ChatGPT in late 2022 took the world by storm, bringing AI to the forefront of global conversations overnight. This lecture explores the implications of AI in the critical areas of intellectual property and political speech, both of which are witnessing worrying trends in India and the Western world. At one end, AI is disrupting the incentive structures of a variety of artists, setting up high-profile intellectual property battles and forcing societies to contemplate the value of creative endeavors. On the other end, it is supercharging the misinformation and fake news ecosystem, threatening beleaguered journalistic enterprises and posing novel challenges to democratic societies.
Humanizing Light - Tue, 23rd Jan'24
Lighting possesses the ability to create environments that respond to the emotional and psychological needs of individuals, thereby profoundly impacting their overall experience. Creating empathetic, culturally rooted spaces fosters engagement, belonging, and civic pride. In an evolving world that is constantly getting flatter, preserving historical contexts and unique cultural significance is essential. From lighting villages in India to designing environments in New York City or navigating the complexities of the Middle East, balancing regional differences and globalisation is a persistent challenge. Abhay Wadhwa will make a presentation which will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.
Art & Craft
Master Pottery: Hand-Building & Wheel Throwing - Thu, 18th Jan'24 - Sat, 20th Jan'24
This pottery workshop offers participants the opportunity to explore and develop their skills in both hand-building and wheel throwing techniques. Through a combination of guided instruction and hands-on practice, attendees can engage in a comprehensive learning experience in the art of pottery.
UnAdulting-Creativity & Theatre Orientation - Fri, 19th Jan'24
It is a perfect opportunity to get in touch with your inner child and unleash your creativity. This workshop is suitable for anyone who is in the creative field, new to the creative field or rather scared of creativity as such. Treat yourself to these two hours of unbound joy in a safe & non-judgemental environment. Meet like-minded people and build a network with artists, storytellers, musicians, theatre professionals & people from all walks of life. Age is not a barrier.
Canvas Painting Workshop - Sat, 20th Jan'24
BLR events hub presents Canvas Painting Workshop. Join them for a hands-on experience where you'll learn fundamental techniques, unleash your artistic expression, and create a masterpiece to take home. No prior experience required – just bring your enthusiasm!
Paint Anything! - Sat, 20th Jan'24
This is a guided painting session where you will have an artist to help you with the basics of acrylic painting and create a small painting to take home.
Lippan Art Workshop - Sat, 20th Jan'24
In this lippan art workshop, you will learn from basics to advanced with lots of methods and techniques of the art. At the end of the session, you’ll be ready with the skill to create Lippan Art with any shape, size, texture and colour combination.
Warli Art Complete Course - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Discover the world of Warli Art - A Tribal Art. Warli Art is one of the oldest art from North Sahyadri by the Adivasis, A tribal art that depicts the bond between humans and nature. Art is mainly a culmination of geometric shapes depicting the lifestyle and beliefs of the Warli Tribe. This art is originated from Maharashtra, where it is still practiced today and is also popular around the world.
Suta : Artisanal Studio Workshop (Bengaluru) - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Introducing Suta’s Artisanal Studio Sessions – an innovative new way for Suta Queens to engage with artisans and learn about heirloom Indian crafts in an intimate setting. Suta’s Bengaluru store will host a workshop on Kasuti embroidery led by Tara Ashok Hulamani, an accomplished artisan from Hubli, Karnataka, who has been perfecting the Kasuti art form for close to three decades. Kasuti embroidery is an ancient and intricate craft hailing from Karnataka, India, characterised by fine, rhythmic patterns of stitches. Traditionally executed with black silk thread on a contrasting base fabric, Kasuti designs often feature geometric shapes and motifs inspired by nature. This art form showcases the meticulous skill and cultural significance of the craft within the Deccan region.
Bharatanatyam Workshop by Rajashree Das - Sat, 20th Jan'24 & Sun, 21st Jan'24
Refine your Bharatanatyam skills in the specially curated workshop spread over 2 days and 5 hours for intermediate and advanced learners. The workshop will be led by Bharatanatyam performer and trainer Ms. Rajashree Das - an empanelled artist with ICCR (Govt of India) with over 25 years of expertise.
Design Thinking Workshop - Sat, 20th Jan'24
The Co-Founder/Creative Director of Kreatr, Megha Satish, educates on how designers think—to find design solutions for real-world problems. The first rule of Design Thinking —you don’t talk; you think like a Designer. The second rule of Design Thinking —you need not be a designer to attend this workshop. Join Design Thinking Workshop by Kreatr.
Improv Theatre and Art Fusion Workshop - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Imagine a space where you can let your creativity run wild, improvise hilarious scenes with new friends, and then capture those moments on canvas. It's all about spontaneous storytelling, artistic expression, and embracing the unexpected. Whether you're a seasoned artist or just looking for a fun way to spend your day, this workshop is designed to be inclusive, entertaining, and full of positive vibes. Expect lots of laughter, creative collaboration, and the chance to take home a canvas that tells your unique story.
Dot Mandala with Mirror Workshop - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Dot mandala is a meditative art form that helps reduce stress, enhances concentration, and promotes mindfulness. It's perfect for anyone, whether you're a beginner or an experienced artist.
Gold Foiling Workshop - Sun, 21st Jan'24
In this workshop, you will learn the unique art technique of gold foiling and create beautiful artworks using it! You will create a design first and subsequently paint it with the use of gold foil. The end result is a mesmerising one and the process in itself is very calming and satisfying and finally you get to carry the beautiful artwork created by you.
Scent Blending and Candle Making - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Indulge in the art of candle making! Select your favorite fragrance from diverse collection of eight captivating scents. This candle-making experience offers a sensory journey where you can customize your candles to reflect your personal style. Let your creativity shine as you craft beautiful candles infused with the scents that resonate with you. Join for a fragrant and hands-on adventure in creating your very own signature candles. You get to make one personalised candle and take it home.
Urdu Shayari Workshop - Sun, 21st Jan'24
This will be an introductory session which will introduce Hindustani/Urdu poetry (shaayari) to aspiring writers and poets. The session will cover the basics of what is a ghazal (form, structure, rules) and nazm (types, structure, rules) and it will leave one enriched with a deeper understanding of these two styles of Urdu shaayari. There will also be some useful writing tips and dos and don'ts which will help new writers stand out.
Brownies Workshop - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Join for Brownies Workshop by Chef Ananya where you will learn all about the brownies and blondies, the small tips and tricks that are important for you to take your brownies to next level.
Edible Art - Fruit Carving Workshop - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Have you ever wondered how Vegetable/Fruits are carved in the wondrous shapes of your choice? Learn with Akhil George Joseph to create organic art out of the perishable crops (veggies). Deck the hall with Culinary artistry as you explore together the world of Carving Techniques. Come join the edible art workshop where you are going to learn simple food garnishing and basic fruit/veg Carving Techniques.
Film & Theater
My Home at the Intersection - Thu, 18th Jan'24
Abhishek Thapar went on a search for the truth(s) of the past when he decided to travel to his hometown. Together with his mother, father and sister, he re-visited his childhood home: a house that had disappeared, a place they all thought they had forgotten and which yet persisted, preserved in a jar of haunting images, between official histories and the personal memories of three generations. In a final pursuit of closure, the family returned to the house and moved back in. Together they created a work of art. In the intimate setting of his performance, Abhishek Thapar unfolds moments from a personal journey into a contorted past in dialogue with documents from an attempt of a ritual of - ‘going back, to make sure that you have forgotten about the past’.
Antigone - Fri, 19th Jan'24
"Antigone" is a timeless Greek tragedy written by Sophocles. This classic play is part of Sophocles' Theban Plays trilogy and explores profound themes of morality, loyalty, and the clash between divine and human laws. Set in the aftermath of a brutal civil war in Thebes, the story revolves around the titular character, Antigone, the daughter of Oedipus, who finds herself at the centre of a moral dilemma.
Maas - Fri, 19th Jan'24 & Sat, 20th Jan'24
Are you happy with the version of yourself you find yourself in? Irrespective of our shape, gender or size, we find ourselves at the deep end, of the shallow business of beauty. And often drown in the not so shallow waters of shame and self-loathing, subjecting the body to all kinds of violence. Violence that is subtle, layered and surprisingly funny! Funny because we recognise it spot on! Funny because it is ours collectively, even when it is intensely private. It’s funny until it’s not.
Manvanthara - Sat, 20th Jan'24
"Manvantara" which means "A Transition Period "..! A short movie which revolves around modern day love drama, where opposite characteristic individuals fall in love. But eventually as thoughts, goals and opinions differ, they decide to break apart. The entire plot revolves around the ideas and thinking of both the characters. As the story ends, there Is a beautiful message! Curious in knowing what it is?! Come watch at the premiere.
Deshe-Bidweshe - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Ekalavya Performing Arts and Picture Wicture Productions present Deshe-Bidweshe, a 2 part play in Bengali - Swadhinotar Swapno (Dream of Freedom) and Juddhobaaj (Warmonger).
Annana Nenapu - Sat, 20th Jan'24
"Annana Nenapu" is a Docu-play dramatized from wonderful piece of art novel - Annana Nenapu written by KP Poornachandra Tejaswi which is Mahakavi Kuvempu’s Memoir. The play reflects key excerpts of Tejaswi’s life journey and portrays Kuvempu in the eyes of Tejaswi. The play conveys the important chapters that depict the significance of Kuvempu's place in Kannada cultural history along with the key literature topics and emphasizes the Karnataka Unification Movement. "Annana Nenapu" is a rare and popular book in Kannada literature.
I Want to Sleep - Sat, 20th Jan'24
"I Want to Sleep" delves deep into the essence of life - a universal journey we've all experienced, are experiencing, or will experience. This innovative performance draws inspiration from our personal experiences, interpreting them through metaphor and movement to deliver a profound impact.
Tales in Transit - 6 Short Plays, 6 Strange Trips - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Tales in Transit is an anthology of 6 original short plays by Tahatto, performed by the participants of Tahatto's Enter Stage Right - the theatre workshop. Written by Prashanth Nair, Badarivishal Kinhal and Piyush Agarwal, each of the 6 stories have one common theme - that of transit. Funny, tongue-in-cheek and mildly-philosophical, the stories involve the obvious nature of physical transit, but more importantly carry in them a sense of moving on, for the characters in the stories and the audience. Come on board and take a journey that lasts 75mins, and who knows, you'll see things a little differently when you alight.
Music for a Goddess - Mon, 22nd Jan'24
This film explores the sacred music, dance and rituals of devidasis and devidasas, women and men dedicated to the goddess renuka/Yellamma. It ventures over boundaries of geography, society, and gender in the sacred music of specialist musicians – women, men, and transgenders – whose lives are dedicated to a fertility goddess of the deccan plateau in Southern India. A conversation with the filmmaker will follow the screening.
Ayena - Wed, 24th Jan'24
A momentary act of revenge transforms the lives of two young Indian women forever. Acid attack survivors Ritu and Faraha, daily navigate a sea of odd currents while carrying on their faces the scars of human brutality. Strangely enough, Ritu’s scars have also brought her fame. She occasionally finds herself talking on television, modelling at fashion events, or even featuring in a Bollywood film. Still, she often feels lonely. She wants to be loved and embraces an ambiguous relationship with a fellow female acid attack survivor. Faraha, on the other hand, has come to terms with her post-attack singlehood and her new lease of life. As she begins to enjoy freedom and independence, a desire to become a mother begins to brew inside her. Intertwining shadow and light, hope and hopelessness in Ritu and Faraha’s lives, Ayena becomes a mirror for our own reflections.
Kanta Mattu Kanta - Wed, 24th Jan'24
Two theatre actors. Now aged. Quite aged. Equally talented but cannot shed their egos. Once upon a time, they were a popular pair. For reasons best known to them, they stopped seeing each other, they stopped talking to each other. They last appeared on stage some 16 years ago. Now there is an opportunity to come on stage together. They have to forget their acrimony and come on stage. Is it possible to celebrate friendship after a long separation? Is a new life possible?
Fun and Games
Boardgaming Meetup - Sat, 20th Jan'24
Discover a world of board games beyond the classics like Monopoly and Scrabble! Join Cuppa Redefined at their upcoming event for a delightful evening filled with unique games. Whether you're new in the city or a seasoned local, this is your chance to socialise with like-minded individuals and board game enthusiasts.
An Evening of Magic - Nakul Shenoy & Friends - Sun, 21st Jan'24
An Evening of Magic is a most amazing magic show presented by 'Nakul Shenoy & Friends', featuring top entertainers and magic acts. Curated and hosted by the internationally-acclaimed mentalist Nakul Shenoy, each event in this series brings unique acts and performances by nationally and internationally acclaimed magicians, alongside some of the most notable up-and-coming stars of magic. This is an evening that is truly magical, and one you will want to experience many times over.
Build With Troy - Thu, 18th Jan'24 - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Block play is also a great way to encourage movement and physical activity. Children can use their whole body as they build and manipulate the blocks, developing fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination in the process.
Human, the demon - Sat, 20th Jan'24
A short-play on environmental issues, “Human, The Demon” to students in different schools to spread awareness about how the present consumerism and mindless destruction of nature in the name of development is leading us to a great calamity. The play is based in a jungle where the king is preparing to have a ‘development’ plan for the jungle very similar to the way the humans have done and not in ignorance but with the indifference and apathy that comes with greed for comfort and power.
We all drink our teas, coffees and juices with different sizes of paper cups both printed as well as plain ones. This workshop will show ways of how to make creative use of these paper cups, primarily 2 cups and how to use them to create puppetry characters come to life, in a simple expressive way.
Stories on a Sunday - Sun, 21st Jan'24
BIC is excited to present weekend story sessions for kids at their Library! In this week’s Stories on a Sunday facilitated by Sowmya Chandrasekaran, come along for an interactive storytelling and reading session. Explore stories and a few hands-on activities designed for children to learn about the importance of self-care and wellbeing.
Just Hiss - Sun, 21st Jan'24
Just Hiss is a compelling adaptation of the short folk story titled A Serpent's Predicament. Just Hiss is an ode to coexistence, following the transformative journey of a snake to choose love over hate. As the play navigates the complex dynamics between the snake, the forest denizens, and the villagers of Rasbharpur, it skilfully tackles the universal themes of unity and understanding. The resonant narrative serves as a reminder of the profound impact that choices, particularly those rooted in love and compassion, can have on fostering harmony in a world shared by diverse beings.
Kathayana - Celebrating 10 years of Katha Corner - Sun, 21st Jan'24
"Kathayana" is a monthly storytelling series by distinguished master storytellers. Being organised by "Katha Corner" - popular children's forum run by Sneha Kappanna and Ramya Srinidhi at Kappanna Angala. Funny, riveting tales for all those who are young at heart. Be it 4 to 400 years. Parents and children can come and enjoy an stories together. Be part of an interactive funfilled evening.
Shy Rooster Sings - Storytelling Session - Sun, 21st Jan'24
A little help from friends works wonders for the shy Rooster. Overcoming his shyness helps him spread happiness. Story Sessions have just become fun, interesting, relaxing and interactive. Get ready for an enchanting session of Stories blended with music with Vanessa Kandukuri & Lorraine Das. Come watch this enchanting story unfold.