I sabelle Anna from France, disciple of Birju Maharaj, is presenting her Kathak recital this Tuesday. She has given extensive performances both in India and across Europe. Her recitals include both the traditional aspects of the Lucknow gharana and her own innovative compositions based on Kathak. We have another Birju Maharaj composed and choreographed programme, ‘Ritu Samhara' based on Kalidas's composition on the six Ritus. Hindustani recitals include vocal by Saniya Kulkarni and violin recital by Kailash Patra. Meanwhile the Bharat Rang Utsav continues, featuring plays at different locations.
January 10, Monday
Exhibition of selected works of Ram Kumar concludes today. Vadhera Art Gallery, D-40, Defence Colony.
January 11, Tuesday
Shabnam Virmani's film Koi Sunta Hai. Interweaving the folk music traditions of the mystic poet Kabir with the life and music of the late classical singer Kumar Gandharva. Epicentre, Gurgaon, 7.30 p.m.
Ismail Merchant's Hindi film Muhafiz, based on Anita Desai's 1984 Booker Prize nominated novel In Custody. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.
Kathak recital by Isabelle Anna from France, disciple of Birju Maharaj. IIC, 6.30 p.m.
Hindustani vocal recital by Saniya Kulkarni, disciple of Ashwini Bhide. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.
January 12, Wednesday
Hindustani classical violin recital by Kailash Patra, disciple of D.K. Datar and L.K. Pandit. Epicentre, Gurgaon, 7.30 p.m.
‘Ritu Samhara' based on Kalidas's composition on the six Ritus. Composed & choreographed by Birju Maharaj. Deepika Reddy, Priya Venkatraman, Jayaprabha Menon, Bimbavati Devi, Paromita Mitra & Parvati Dutta depict the Grishma, Varsha, Sharad, Hemanta, Shishira & Vasanta seasons. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.
Some of the exhibitions currently on view include:
Group show ‘Writing Visuals' with participating artists like Adip Dutta, Jogen Chowdhury, Jayashree Chakraborty, Vivan Sundaram, Kishore Chatterjee and others. B-10, Triveni Complex, Sheikh Sarai, till Jan. 24.
Photography exhibition, ‘Cuba Mia' by Mexican photographer, Rodrigo Moya. Instituto Cervantes, 48, Hanuman Road, till Jan. 28.
Exhibition of sculptures and installations by Anish Kapoor. NGMA, Jaipur House, till Feb. 28.
‘Let the brain fly', a solo show by New Zealand based artist Nandita Kumar. Latitude 28, F-208, Lado Sarai, till Jan. 12.
Group show by Arpana Caur, Sujata Bajaj, Jayasri Burman, Shipra Bhattacharya, Maite Delteil, Manish Pushkale and others. Art Alive Gallery, S - 221, Panchsheel Park, till Jan. 10.
‘Form and Formless', a group show by Dimpy Menon, Loknath Sinha, Pratul Dash and Vineet Kacker. F-213/B, Lado Sarai, till Feb. 12.
Exhibition of paintings by Edwin Lord Weeks, begins today. American Centre, K.G. Marg, till Feb. 4.
‘Stream of Consciousness' by Chandra Shekhar Sain. Galerie Romain Rolland, Lodi Road, till Jan. 11.