We just visited North East Festival 2019 held on the gorgeous lawns of Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts or “IGNCA”. The North East Festival, IGNCA, held during 8 – 10 November, 2019, is a huge hit in Delhi NCR. It was an eye opener and a fun way to welcome winter in Delhi NCR.
‘Night, Mother, a play directed by Vamika Sachar, has been adapted from a Pulitzer prizewinning drama by Marsha Norman. It deals with some difficult issues that we face, directly or vicariously. Given the heavy topic of the play, we were skeptical about the treatment. All we knew was that we had to watch it.
Pandit Birju Maharaj recently performed at India International Centre during the Manodharma Dance Fest as part of ‘Manasa – Art Without Frontiers’, an initiative of noted Odissi exponent Sharon Lowen . Ages back, we were fortunate to witness Birju Maharaj dance to Vidushi Girija Devi’s songs. That was a lifetime’s experience. Girija Devi has since passed into the grandest annals of Hindustani Classical music. But we did not want to miss Birju Maharaj’s rare performance at any cost.
Capital City Minstrels are a Delhi based choir group who are bound by love for choral music. They are currently holding their annual summer concerts. We watched them last Sunday at India Habitat Centre where they sang to a full house. Delhi had voted that morning amidst a lot of political cacophony. No wonder, the summer concert that evening provided the much needed solace to a bunch of frenzied nerves.
The Sounds From The Desert – a musical evening comprising folk traditions of Rajasthan was held at Siri Fort Auditorium last Friday evening. While Kutle Khan, Coke Studio Fame, was the star performer, the whole band of musicians on stage was extremely instrumental (literally so) in making the program a melody travel to Rajasthan. The show was organized by Showcase Events in association with Hindustan Times.
Bazzar by Cirque du Soleil is now in Delhi at Aerocity. We managed to catch the show over the weekend and here’s what to expect from the show.
Delhi is yet to go all out with choral music. However The Capital City Minstrels as a chamber choir are a forerunner of popularizing this genre of music up north. They are presently holding a series of Christmas concerts across Delhi NCR and there is one slotted for today as well.
Cirque du Soleil is the largest theatrical producer in the world. They are coming to India for the first time to stage the show Bazzar under their huge iconic top tent in Delhi. We were invited to an up close and personal interaction with the teams of Cirque du Soleil and their India collaborators BookMyShow. Here is a scoop about this unique event.
The Capital City Minstrels (CCM) is Delhi’s oldest and most famous choir group. They have performed extensively in India and Europe. They are back in Delhi with their summer concert “With Love From India” and are having multiple performances. They do make our summer bearable we say.
Thespian Pankaj Kapur has planned a selection of plays on dreams and the first in this series, Dreamz Sehar, was recently staged at Siri Fort, New Delhi. The theme had us all excited and we had to watch Sehar. But we were not alone in our dream journey. Serpentine queues at the Siri Fort entry that evening proved that we had enough co-passengers sharing our aspirations.
The Grub Fest was slotted between 6-8 April, 2018 at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, New Delhi. The ever surging footfall bears testimony to the popularity of this event among Delhiites. Great food – engaging entertainment – cooly done up fair ground – we have seen all this at the Grub earlier. But then there was a certain power this time which humbled us and we bow to that.
National School of Drama announced the dates and other details about the Theatre Olympics 2018. We were invited to the press conference and here’s all you need to know about this biggest theatre festival in the world happening in India this year.
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
AGP World presented the renowned German mentalist Nicolas Freidrich during a solo show at Orana Convention, Gurgaon. We had not seen a mentalist show before and did not know what to expect. No surprise, we were very excited to receive an invite for this event. We indeed gained more than what we had expected.
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.