Who says being patriotic is stiffy, serious or boring? For instance – Bharat Parv. This is an event held to celebrate India’s rich and colourful culture and tradition in food, crafts, classical and folk arts. The idea is to promote patriotism as well highlight our rich heritage and engage with people at large. Visit Bharat Parv 2018 – they make patriotism a real Fun-do.
The epic Ramayana has spread way beyond the current boundaries of India and have influenced lives in various parts of the world in amazing ways. To commemorate India’s silver jubilee at ASEAN, the ASEAN leaders are on the way to New Delhi. A host of events have been organised to celebrate the event. One fantastic event is the Ramayana Festival by ASEAN countries at Kamani Auditorium
Swami Haridas Tansen Sangeet Nritya Mahotsav held at Modern School is one of the most celebrated classical music and dance concerts not only in Delhi NCR, but the whole country. This annual classical music event extravaganza promises spellbinding performances by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, Shubha Mudgal, Pt. Hariprasad Chaurasia, Uma Sharma, Pt. Vishwa Mohan Bhat and many more living legends.
Lok Gatha Utsav was a display of the rich heritage of folk music, dance and art in India. IGNCA deftly fused the essentially folk culture festival with the modern. Star performers such as Mohit Chauhan, Hans Raj Hans and Manoj Tiwari also participated in the event.
Delhi Art Theatre recently presented the play Chann Badlan Da at India Habitat Centre. This is an old piece by playwright Sheila Bhatia that was first performed in the year 1967 and revived after 50 years. But how did it augur in the year 2017?
The Raza Foundation’s ‘Art Matters’ is a running series of panel discussions on arts and culture at the India International Centre. As part of this series, Malavika Sarukkai, the Bharatnatyam exponent, was part of a tete a tete with author Dr. Sudha Gopalakrishnan and the two bright ladies treated the audience to an illuminating conversation. Here is our humble attempt to provide a report.
We were invited to watch Vamatara, a Bharatnatyam production by danseuse Malavika Sarukkai and her troupe, at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi in September, 2016. We recently had the opportunity of watching this production again at GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata. The crisp production of little more than an hour was conceptualized as well as choreographed by the veteran artist.
Bharat Parv is a celebration of India’s rich culture and tradition in food, crafts and folk arts. Organised by the ministry of Tourism, the high point was the state and department tabloids that were displayed in Republic Day parade. Apart from this, food from different Indian states, Live performances and handicraft all together created a little India in the sprawling lawns of Red Fort
Odissi is one of the most enchanting classical dances in India. Guru Kelucharan Mahapatra is a forerunner in reviving this art in India. Srijan, his dance school, recently held a full show at India Habitat Centre. We watched this performance and here is our review.
The yearly celebration of the contemporary art forms come together at the Contemporary Arts Week organised by Friends of Art. This 8 days long arts festival covers music, theatre, paintings, puppetry, short films and other visual arts forms. It is on from 15th to 22nd October at various venues across Delhi. The inaugural days are at Nehru Park