Welcome to another edition of the Soulful Events newsletter! We bring you activities and events that nourish your soul.
Karnata Kala Utsav - Fri, 15th Sep'23
The event – Karnata Kala Utsav is an initiative by Guru Kundan Lal Gangani Foundation, Delhi to spread the real knowledge of Kathak across the country. Along with performances, the trust also aims at frequent interactions with students from across the globe to streamline and regulate the most celebrated classical dance form – Kathak. Along with the Kathak performance from the maestro, the festival also hosts performances by senior artists from both dance and music fields, locally.
Stories from the Mahabharata - Sat, 16th Sep'23
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 subplots and characters having strengths and flaws in equal measure. 'Stories from the Mahabharata' is an endeavor by Aparna Jaishankar to recreate an interest in this epic.
Beyond the Blue Dot - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Dive into 'Beyond the Blue Dot', a unique exploration that goes beyond traditional astronomy and space science education. Perfectly suited for both budding enthusiasts and discerning explorers, this experience promises an extraordinary journey through the cosmos, all within our comfy cafe environment. With a blend of hands-on props, immersive star projections and insightful discussions, you unfold the mysteries of the universe.
Chouboli - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Performed in the oral tradition of storytelling, this Hindi adaptation of a folktale (originally written in Rajasthani by Vijaydan Detha) is a funny, satirical take on complexities of human life in its myriad forms. It weaves timeless, lyrical riddles of ethical and philosophical dilemmas, and preferences, in a story within a story format. It takes on patriarchy and masculinity and celebrates femininity and female bonding with its eclectic mix of fantasy and realism, magic and logic, fact and fiction!
Music Jamming - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Stretch your musical muscles every Sunday with the refreshing and the rejuvenating vibes. An opportunity to meet, learn and work with a wide spectrum of talented musicians both formal and informal ones.
Personal Development & Soul Nourishment
Epic Lens: Leela of Leadership - Sat, 16th Sep'23
Leela workshop series by Hariprasad Varma (Founder - Zensei™ & Yogaśāla) is a unique opportunity to engage in a contemplative self-exploration in a fun and engaging manner using the globally acclaimed LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method. In the Epic Lens - Leela of Leadership workshop, participants will get an opportunity to discover their unique leadership propensities through the lens of Mahabharata archetypes using a blend of the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method, interactive theatre, and practices from Yoga. The workshop will help you: Discover a new lens and language to look at leadership. Engage with your own leadership archetypes and its possibilities. Learn about practices that can transform your limitations to possibilities.
Embodied Senses - Sat, 16th Sep'23 - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Embodied senses is a practice that combines the power of movement, poetry, and emotions to accompany healing and self-expression. This immersive experience creates an intimate space where participants can connect with their bodies, tap into their emotions and unlock their creative potential. The workshop encourages journeys of self-discovery, offering a safe environment for exploration.
Yoga and Handpan Workshop - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Immerse yourself in the practice of yoga as the facilitator guides you through a rejuvenating session, will lead the session focusing on deep stretching, strengthening postures and mindful breathing techniques. Their skilled handpan musician will create a safe, supportive and uplifting space for your practice. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced yogi, this workshop is designed to accommodate all levels.
Understanding Societal Systems
Art & Craft
Hands In Clay : Pottery Workshop - Thu, 14th Sep'23 - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Come aand join Small World for a captivating and immersive pottery workshop experience where creativity takes shape right between your fingers. Join on a journey of self-expression and artistic discovery as you mould and sculpt your very own ceramic masterpieces. Their skilled instructors provide expert guidance and foster a supportive environment for beginners and experienced potters alike. Unleash your inner artist, connect with fellow enthusiasts and embark on a therapeutic adventure into the mesmerizing world of clay.
Pottery Workshop - Thu, 14th Sep'23 - Tue, 19th Sep'23
Pottery is the most forgiving art using a lump of clay, placing it on the potter's wheel and giving shape to your very own creativity. As the wheel spins and the clay begins to form, both your mind and body are synergized with surroundings and the universe.
Epoxy Resin Art Workshop - Sat, 16th Sep'23
This workshop is designed for art enthusiasts of all levels, from beginners to experienced artists, who want to explore the captivating world of epoxy resin art and enhance their creations with the addition of crystals. Led by a knowledgeable instructor, the workshop offers a hands-on experience in creating stunning, three-dimensional artworks on canvas.
Eco Friendly Ganesha Workshop - Sat, 16th Sep'23
Learn the art of crafting eco-friendly Ganesha idols under the guidance of an expert clay modeling artist. Your workshop fee covers all the materials you'll need, including pure, organic clay. At the end of the workshop, you'll have your own handcrafted Ganesha idol to take home.
Texture Painting - Sun, 17th Sep'23
A texture painting workshop is a nurturing journey into the world of textured artistry, guided by seasoned artists and passionate instructors. Participants embrace the tactile magic of materials and techniques, while warmly bonding over shared creativity.
Clay Ganesh Making Workshop - Sun, 17th Sep'23 (Multiple Venues)
Dialogues Cafe invites you to a workshop on making eco friendly natural clay Ganesha for this Ganesha chathurthi. Take home Natural Ganesha 9 inches ht and celebrate this festival with family. You can make it even if you are using clay for the first time. Children and adults both are welcome.
Film & Theater
Talki - Fri, 15th Sep'23
Talki is a play that brings together trans women from various walks of life - activists, writers, mothers, community leaders - with one thing in common: the scars on their bodies that age and life have given them. These scars seem to scratch out a map of the streets of Bengaluru, but in their midst also lie the little pieces that gave them the will to live, the hope to fight another day: their dreams. This play is an attempt to weave those dreams, often unfulfilled, little moments of Truth, interwoven in a fabric of fantasies, laughter, tears, contempt, ridicule, self-respect, and self-belief. Like a child who listens to stories her grandmother tells, wisdom cloaked in love, we invite you, the people of Bengaluru, to listen in on these dreams, and relate them to your lives, your hopes, your dreams.
Rubik's Cube - Sun, 17th Sep'23
‘Rubik’s Cube has the premise of today’s times with Durga and Das working in an IT company.Mukhyaprana, a graduate who drives his cab to make ends meet. Shivangi a software professional is an elegant character having a lot of insecurities to deal with. Naveen who craves for attention while Sunandajji, with compassion who knits family together with her love. Siri Lakshmi, amidst all the difficulties, smiles hoping for a better tomorrow while her son wants to forget today by soaking himself in alcohol.Peter, Krishna, Ranjith, Madhu and Reena are running their own races bounded by targets and deadlines . The journey of their life enfolds as they start juggling between personal and professional lives. When priorities start to change, would they be able to hold on. Is life all about searching for life? Characters do come alive across situations exhibiting various emotions like love, anger, frustration, fear, empathy, lust and revenge. Would the characters come together or scatter away as their emotions drive them in various situations.
Shraddha Mattu Stainless Steel Patregalu - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Two plays with a common theme, a child's perception of their parents during their growing up years, narrated on the days of the respective parent's death anniversary.
"Shradhdha," based on a short story by Srinivasa Vaidya, explores the relationship between the son and his disciplinarian and autocratic father. "Stainless Steel PaathregaLu," based on Vasudhendra's story with the same name, explores the mother's obsession with stainless steel utensils, as seen through the eyes of her son.
The Middle Class Gentleman - Sun, 17th Sep'23
From a bird’s point of view, The Middle Class Gentleman belongs to the present times as much as it did to the French people of the 17th century. Like Charlie Chaplin’s films, Moliere’s plays have the capacity and strength to hold the interests of people of any age, creed and strata. The Bourgeois Gentleman, the original French play, still holds relevance to the likes of the current Indian scenario. The Indian majority, influenced by westernization, is trying hard to be the modern gentleman by following the corporate rules and regulations; unlearning common sense; learning snobby aristocracy and forgetting everything else that is important just like a fool. This is gently summarized in ‘The Middle Class Gentleman’ according to our cultural and societal situations. The play gently satirizes the pretensions of the social climber whose affectations are absurd to everyone but himself. Here, there is criticism of both the pretentiousness of the middle class in wanting to be aristocratic and the snobbery of the aristocracy in holding to their own status.
Lokada oLahorage - Tue, 19th Sep'23
This play is a direct discussion of the questions Tagore himself had about Western culture and the revolts against it in early 1910's. As a symbol of both these thoughts, the two main characters of this play, Siddhartha as an admirer of Western thought, and Indrajit as an opponent of that culture, the ups and downs of an innocent girl named Sharade, who is caught between them, is the core of this play. The conflicts of these two thoughts that enter into the family, where everything seemed to be romantic, are revealed through the play and how they break up not only that family but also the surrounding society becomes the core issue. This play tries to convey that only inclusive minds can build a healthy society.
Fun and Games
Board Games : Passport to an Amazing Afternoon! - Sun, 17th Sep'23
Cards ‘n’ Dice presents “Board Games: Passport to an Amazing Afternoon”. Escape the screens, embrace the fun! Join them for an immersive afternoon of board games, friendly competition and new connections. Discover the world of mesmerizing board games: 100+ award-winning internationally renowned board games, imported from abroad for their exclusive events. From strategy to party games, social deductions, and more – they’ve got it all!
Jackfruit - Thu, 14th Sep'23 - Sun, 17th Sep'23
IME is happy to present Jackfruit 2023 in collaboration with Bhoomija this September. This beloved music festival is for and by children, and this year marks the festival’s fifth edition. Renowned Indian classical vocalist and composer Vidushi Shubha Mudgal is the Festival Director. This year’s exciting line-up includes two stunning flagship showcase concerts conceptualized and directed by Vidushi Shubha Mudgal and distinguished tabla maestro Dr. Aneesh Pradhan. The concerts will feature young performers, below the age of 17, from across the country.
The Big Bear's Cake - Sun, 17th Sep'23
The big bear's bakes a delicious cake and shares it with his friends. They bring him different gifts to thank him for his generosity. Get ready for an enchanting session of Stories blended with music with Vanessa Kandukuri & Lorraine Das. Come watch this enchanting story unfold.