T he two-day Rukmini Devi Arundale Music & Dance festival begins this Friday featuring a number of leading artistes. We also have some interesting plays coming up – English play ‘First Love' and a Punjabi play ‘Buhe Barian'. Meanwhile, the EU film fest also continues screening a number of films.

March 10, Thursday

Music & Dance

Mitu-ranga festival features a Kathak recital by Nisha Mahajan and a vocal recital by Shruti Sadolikar. IIC, 11 a.m.

Holi Utsav Holi geet by Malavika Bhattacharya, Indrani Mukherjee, Swapna Chatterjee and Lata Khetry. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.

March 11, Friday


English play ‘First Love' by Samuel Beckett (Director Judy Hegarty Lovett). Habitat Centre, 7 p.m. and 8.45 p.m. respectively.

Music & Dance

Sitar recital by Agni Kumar Verma, disciple of Shahid Parvez Khan and Anupam Rai. IIC, 6.30 p.m.

Rukmini Devi Arundale Music & Dance festival: Bharatanatyam by Justin McCarthy, Chhau by Govind Mahoto, Omprakash Solanki and Nora Lomadrid, Kuchipudi by Sarvani, Sriveena Mani and Abhinaya Nagajothy and Kathakali by senior dancers of Intl. Centre for Kathakali. Triveni, 6.30 p.m. onwards.


EU Film Fest features António-Pedro Vasconcelos's Portuguese film Call Girl and Dominique Deruddere's Dutch film Firmin (A Chicken is no dog). Habitat Centre, 7 p.m. and 9.30 p.m. respectively.

March 12, Saturday

Music & Dance

Jazz concert presented by Jungle Boldie – Maarten Ornstein (clarinet & tenor saxophone); Tony Overwater (bass); and Wim Kegel (percussion). IIC, 6.30 p.m.

Rukmini Devi Arundale Music & Dance festival: Vocal recital by Sudha Raghuraman and G. Raghuraman, Bharatanatyam by Nitya, Pavithra and others, Odissi by Sushant Maharana and Kathak by Richa Gupta. Triveni, 6.30 p.m. onwards.


EU Film Fest features Joram Lursen's Dutch film Alles Is Liefde (Love is all) and Thomas Borch Nielsen's Danish film Disco Ormene (Sunshire Barry and The Disco Worms). Habitat Centre, 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. respectively.

March 13, Sunday


Punjabi Academy presents M.K. Raina's Punjabi play ‘Buhe Barian', based on contemporary Punjabi stories. Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.

Art Exhibitions

Some of the exhibitions currently on view include:

Exhibition of paintings by Youngo Verma. Shridharani Gallery, till March 15.

‘Vision' an exhibition of paintings by Sudir V. Phadnes. Triveni Gallery, till March 16.

‘Metamorphosis' by Thota Vaikuntam opens today. Art Alive Gallery, S-221, Panchsheel Park, till March 31.

‘Recollections, Reconnections' by S.G. Vasudev, an exhibiton of drawings, paintings, tapestries and copper reliefs. Lalit Kala, till Marh 19.

‘A Parsi Panorama' festival features exhibition, seminar, workshop, cultural programme, etc. IIC, March 12 to 16.

‘Liberation through consumption', a solo show by Jenny Bhatt. Seven Art Gallery, M-44, Greater Kailash II, March 11 to April 4.

The Embassy of Italy presents the exhibition ‘Dadaumpop'. Italian Cultural Centre, 50-E, Chandragupta Marg, Chanakyapuri, till March 20.