Showcase

1 August 2015

The Bombay Chamber Orchestra Society presents an assortment of Spanish and Argentinean works, including a Concerto for Guitar and Orchestra by Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo. The orchestra will be led by Italian-Argentinean conductor Santiago Lusardi Girelli, the founder of the Seville Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Ignacio Lusardi Monteverde, a guitarist specialising in the Spanish flamenco style, will be the guest soloist.

The Jal H A Vakil Memorial Concert, 6.30pm on 23 August, Tata Theatre, National Centre for the Performing Arts, Nariman Point, Mumbai. For more details and booking, visit www.bcoindia.in.

1 August 2015

Art Bengaluru is a platform for Indian and international artists to exhibit a wide spectrum of their works. The theme of this year’s festival is ‘Paradigm Shift,’ implying the breaking down of old barriers and the invention of new models. The festival will loosely explore ideas of technological advancement, interactivity, scientific discoveries, and—most importantly—the role of art in shifting paradigms.

Art Bengaluru 2015, 21 to 30 August, The Collection, UB City, 24 Vittal Mallya Road, Bengaluru.
For more information,
visit www.artbengaluru.in.

1 August 2015

The Nehru Trophy Boat Race is conducted annually on the Punnamada Lake, near Alappuzha in Kerala. The event draws an estimated 2 lakh spectators from all over the world, transforming the lake and the region of Kuttanad from its usual tranquillity into a fiercely competitive arena. The sixty-third edition of the race, managed by the Kerala government, will take place this month.

The 63rd Nehru Trophy Boat Race, 8 August, Punnamada Lake, Alappuzha. For more information, visit www.nehrutrophy.nic.in.

1 August 2015

In this exhibition, the 18 photographers of the OSTKREUZ agency, which is named after a train station that connects the east part of Berlin with the rest of the city, tell stories about borders through their work. OSTKREUZ was founded in 1990, by seven East German photographers, but now includes members from different countries and generations.

Über Grenzen (On Borders), from 21 August, Max Mueller Bhavan, 8 Ballygunge, Circular Road, Kolkata. 
For more information, visit www.goethe.de/ins/in/en/kol.html.

1 August 2015

Now in its seventh year, the Gati Summer Dance Residency brings young dancers and choreographers from around the country together to create new work. This August, the six selected residents will perform the pieces they have perfected over the course of the ten-week residency.

Gati Summer Dance Residency Performances, 7pm on 7 and 8 August, 4pm on 9 August, Siddhartha Hall, Max Mueller Bhavan, 3 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, Delhi. For more information visit www.gatidance.com or call 91-99714-06113.

1 August 2015

The Bangalore Little Theatre, in collaboration with the Alliance Française de Bangalore, will perform Eugene Ionesco’s Rhinoceros, a play in the Theatre of the Absurd tradition. Featuring a production with backlit rhinoceros heads, the play attempts to break the “fourth wall” between actors and the audience. The group’s aim is to leave viewers with the feeling that the absurdity they witness onstage may in fact be less absurd than reality.

Rhinoceros, 3.30pm and 7pm, 28 to 30 August, Alliance Française de Bangalore, 108 Thimmaiah Road, Bengaluru.
For more information visit www.bangalore.afindia.org.

1 August 2015

The Mumbai-based artist Fabien Charuau will present three of his prominent works: the video installation Been Seen Trying, the generative art project A Thousand Kisses Deep, and the single-channel video Send Some Candids.

Solo exhibition of Fabien Charuau, from 13 August,Chatterjee and Lal, Kamal Mansion, Arthur Bunder Road, Colaba, Mumbai.
For more information, email info@chatterjeeandlal.com

1 August 2015

The International Ethnic Folklore Festival, a unique intermingling of folklore from different countries, is expected to draw thousands of visitors over the course of its five days. Hundreds of artists will explore the folk cultures of over almost a dozen countries—including Israel, Poland, Mexico, and the United States of America—through dance ensemble performances, workshops and stalls.

International Ethnic Folklore Festival, 21 to 27 August,Leisure Valley Ground, Sector 29, Gurgaon.
For more information visit www.ieffindia.com

1 August 2015

A one-day workshop and two days of film screenings are at the core of this project to analyse a controversial period of India’s cinema history, the ‘new’ cinema of the 1970s and 1980s. The cinema of the period, inspired by literature, photography, and theatre, led to new debates about the role of the state, national history, political action, and realism. The workshop and screenings follow a year-long research project, supported by the University of Chicago’s Center in Delhi, the Cinema and Media Studies department of the University of Chicago, the Media Lab at Jadavpur University, and the website indiancine.ma.

Indian New Wave Cinema Revisited, 27 to 29 August, UChicago Center in India, DLF Capitol Point, Baba Kharak Singh Marg, Delhi.
For more information, visit www.uchicago.in

1 August 2015

Jumpstart began life as a series of workshops for children’s book writers and illustrators and has grown to become a vibrant festival for the exchange of ideas between creators, educationists and publishers. The workshops and lectures are open to all registered participants and any creative-minded person may register.

Jumpstart ’15, 18 August, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, Delhi; and  21 to 22 August, Max Mueller Bhavan, 716 Chinmaya Mission Hospital Road, Indira Nagar, Bengaluru. For more information, visit www.jumpstartfest.com.

1 July 2015

The Experimenter Gallery will host this annual conference on the practice of curating. Ten curators from all over the globe will discuss their techniques and styles, and analyse recent exhibitions. The conference is free and open to the public, but requires registration before 18 July.

Experimenter Curators’ Hub, 23 to 25 July, Experimenter Gallery, 2/1 Hindusthan Road, Dover Terrace, Ballygunge, Kolkata.
For more information, and to register, email admin@experimenter.in.

1 July 2015

The theatre company Ranga Shankara will present eight plays, from across India and Asia, targeted at young audiences. The plays will employ styles influenced by puppetry, and will look to introduce children to the joys of the ancient artform.

AHA! Children’s Theatre Festival, 12 to 19 July, Ranga Shankara, 36/2 8th Cross II Phase JP Nagar, Bengaluru.
For more information, 
visit www.rangashankara.org.

1 July 2015

This group exhibition will showcase around 200 paintings, graphics, sculptures and photographs by 100 artists both amateur and professional.

Prayas 2015, 1 July to 29 August, Chemould Art Gallery,12F Park Street, Kolkata.
For more information, visit www.chemouldkolkata.com.

1 July 2015

This three-day interactive conference on big data and analytics, now in its third year, will include workshops and talks on the latest trends and technology in the field. This year’s edition will be organised around two tracks: Discovering Insights, looking at tools for excavating actionable information from raw data; and Speed at Scale, exploring tools for large-scale storage, retrieval and processing of data.

The Fifth Elephant, 16 to 18 July, NIMHANS Convention Centre, Hosur Road, Lakkasandra, Bengaluru.
To register,
visit www.fifthelephant.in.

1 July 2015

Ponniyin Selvan is an adaptation of the Tamil writer Kalki Krishnamuruthy’s epic historical novel by the same name. The theatre group Magic Lantern will incorporate elements of physical disciplines such as Parkour and Silambam in dramatising the history of a king of the Chola dynasty. The production returns to the stage by popular demand following 18 sold-out shows in 2014.

Ponniyin Selvan, 3 to 12 July, ​Music Academy, 168 TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai. For more information, visit www.magiclanterntheatre.in.