Music Programmes

While Jitender Singh, disciple of Pandit Mani Prasad and Smriti Minocha, disciple of Pandit Gopalkrishan, presented Punjabi Mehfil, an evening of geet and ghazals this past week at the India Habitat Centre, Baisakhi celebrations at the IIC featured popular songs of Bengal by Haimanti Sukla from Kolkota and Rabindra Sangeet presented by Rezwana Chaudhury Bannya from Bangladesh. Theatre Festival The Habitat Centre hosted The Hungry Heart Festival of Comedy featuring plays "Ek Do Teen", an adaptation of Noel Coward's comedy 'Blithe Spirit', "The Comedy Of Terror", and "Suppressed Desires", an adaptation of Susan Glaspell's comedy about a psychoanalyst who drives her family around and bend.Dance ProgrammesWhile Alliance Francaise presented a brand new dance recital created by the French dancer Isabelle Anna "Un, Two, Teen", Navtej Johar and the Abhyas Ensemble presented a yoga-dance performance (a multi-media presentation and performance) at the Stein auditoriuim, India Habitat Centre. Besides, Ginny Uppal presented a Bharatanatyam dance recital at the IIC.Art ExhibitionsThe exhibitions that concluded recently include an exhibition of Contemporary Bengali Art at the newly opened Gallery 302; a group of abstract paintings presented by Polka Art Gallery and Joe Demetero's "Monolyth: Sculpture and Painting" at the Visual Arts Gallery, India Habitat Centre.Gallery Freedom is holding an exhibition of paintings and sculptures at Lalit Kala Akademi. 25 well-known artists from Bengal are contributing. Called "Soul of Bengal" the proceeds will go to the creation of National Disaster Mitigation Fund.