Kathak by Deepak Maharaj and Sandeep Mahavir — presented by Legends of India. January 24 , Kamani auditorium, 6.30 p.m.

Classical, Contemporary & Bollyhop addressing social & contemporary issues of the country — presented by The Dance Company. January 26, Epicentre, Sector 44 Gurgaon, 3 p.m.

“Om Namah Shivaya” — an evening of Bharatanatyam by Rashika Ojha, disciple of Saroja Vaidyanathan. January 26 , Epicentre, Sector 44 Gurgaon, 6. 30 p.m.


Six-day masterclass on Dhrupad — conducted by Pandit Nirmalya Dey. Fees: Rs.1600 for IHC members, Rs.2000 for non-members. Rs.1000 for students. Basic knowledge of Vocal music is essential. January 25-30 , India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 7 p.m. For Registrations and details, contact the Programmes Desk.

Music & Dance

Santoor recital & dance duet — Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya (santoor) followed by Tejeswini Lele (Bharatanatyam) & Rajiv Ranjan (Kathak) in a duet. Accompanied by Prosenjit Poddar & Ajay Kumar (tabla). January 29, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 7 p.m.

Flute, sitar, Odissi recitals — Pandit Ronu Majumdar (flute) followed by Pandit Aloke Dasgupta (sitar) and Odissi by Sanchita Bhattacharya. Accompanists: Sukhomoy Banerjee & Buddhadev Laha (Tabla) January 30 , India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 7 p.m.


“Dara Shikoh” — (Hindustani/110 mins) Directed by M.S. Sathyu, the play is about the life and times of Dara Shikoh, the eldest son of Emperor Shah Jehan, who translated the Upanishads into Persian. Tickets at Rs.350, 250, 100 avl at the venue. January 24 , India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 7.30 p.m.

“Sukratt Nagay Paoo - Barefoot in Athens” (directed by Raj Bisariya & written by James Maxwell Anderson). Delhi Natya Utsav, January 24, Shri Ram Center for Art and Culture, New Delhi, 6.30 p.m.

Visual arts

“Triveni” — group show by Prithvi Soni, MadanLal, Harish Kumar. January 25- February 5, Gallery ‘The Art Place‘, SCO-22, Sector-15 Part II Market, Gurgaon, 11.30 a.m. - 7.30 p.m.

“Folding House” — a solo show of paintings by New York-based artist Zarina Hashmi, January 23, 2014 till February 28, Gallery Espace, 16, Community Centre, New Friends Colony, New Delhi ,11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Phone 26326267.

“Creative Hues” — a group exhibition by Sachin Jaltare, Laxman Aelay, Bolgum Nagesh Goud, Ramesh Gorjala and Thota Vaikuntham. Till February 28 , Pearl Art Gallery, Basement Karan Palace (adjacent Hotel Surya, near Lotus Pond Restaurant), New Friends Colony, 11a.m. to 7 p.m. daily

The week offers a healthy mix of dance, music and visual arts across genres. Dhrupad is the flavour of the week what with Pandit Nirmalya Dey conducting a masterclass across six days. Other highlights include visiting stalwarts Tarun Bhattacharya and Ronu Majumdar who perform recitals of santoor and flute respectively. A major production of “Dara Shikoh” is slated to be presented too, besides the last show of the Delhi Natya Utsav.