Naatya Sandhya - Part II — Kuchpudi by Daksha Ramesh, disciple of Ranjani Ganesan Ramesh, Bharatanatyam by Jiniya Chakraborty, disciple of Thankamani Kutty, and Kathak by Preeti Sharma, disciple of Rajendra Kumar Gangani. Presented by India World Cultural Forum. January 31 , Epicentre, Sector 44, Gurgaon, 7. 30 p.m.

Satyam Shivam Sundaram — new production by Vidushi Sonal Mansingh presented by Centre for Indian Classical Dances. Choreographed by Sonal Mansingh and Sanjib Bhattacharya, music by Bankim Sethi (Odissi music), Shubhendra and Saskia Rao (Krishna Kaliya) February 6 , Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 7 p.m.


Dhrupad recital by Pandit Nirmalya Dey — HCL Concert Series. January 31 , India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 7 p.m.

Viva Divavos musical ensemble — presents a concert, “Winter Fantasia” February 1 , Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector 44, Gurgaon, 7 p.m.

Hindustani music — vocal recital by Lavanya Sundaram, disciple of Arun Kumar Chatterjee & Sarathi Chatterjee, followed by Mohan veena by Chandana Bhargava, disciple of Gaurav Mazumdar. February 5 , Epicentre, Sector 44, Gurgaon, 7.30 p.m.

Sitar recital by Gaurav Mazumdar — disciple of Pandit Nandkishore Vishwakarma & Pandit Ravi Shankar. February 6 , Epicentre, Sector 44, Gurgaon, 7.30 p.m.

Music & Dance Fest

Samanvay Arts Festival — presented by Sri Raja Rajeshwrai Kalaniketan, Bengaluru. Day 1: Veena Concert by Suma Sudhindra, Kuchipudi by Ardhanareeshwara Venkat. Day 2: Kuchipudi by Arunima Kumar, Kuchipudi by Shama Krishna, “Simhanandini” by Guru Veena Murthy Vijay. January 31 & February 1 , India International Centre auditorium, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, 6 p.m. All are welcome


“Ghalib In New Delhi” — (Hindi Comedy, 352nd show). Mirza Ghalib returns to his beloved Dehli, to enjoy what he could not in his previous life, 666 litres of free water, and electricity, that too at half the rate. Scripted and directed by M. Sayeed Alam. February 2, Shri Ram Centre, 4, Safdar Hashmi Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi, 7 p.m. Tickets Rs.500, 300, 200, 100, available from 9810255291, or venue from Feb. 1, starting 11 a.m.

Visual Art

“Formes & Lumiere” — An exhibition and light show by light sculptor Patrick Rimoux. Till February 9, Alliance Francaise de Delhi, 72, Lodhi Estate, 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.; Light show: 6. 30 - 9 p.m.

“Soulink - The Many Colours of Life” — exhibition of paintings and sculptures by Swati Pasari, February 1 to 8, Dhoomimal City Gallery, Below Safdarjung Flyover, No. 5 Aurobindo Marg, New Delhi, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

With the season apparently evenly poised between winter and spring, the art offerings too are equitably divided between music, dance and visual arts. Lots of young dancers perform across the NCR, while veteran Sonal Mansingh is ready with a new production towards the end of the week, which she has choreographed along with Sanjib Bhattacharya.