Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Thyagaraja Keertanas in Dance Form

Sri G. Seshappa and Smt. Sundaramma Charitable Trust is organising “Thyagaraja Vaibhavam”, a dance presentation of Thyagaraja Keertanas, on August 4  at Bangalore Gayana Samaja on K.R. Road at 6.30 p.m.

Artistes Sathyanarayana Raju, Subhashini Vasanth, Soundarya Sarivatsa, Mithun Shyam, R. Srinivasan, Radhika Ramanujam will present Bharatanatyam dance.
K. Murali Mohan and Smitha Srinivasan will perform Kathak dance.
Kuchipudi dance will be performed by Manju Bhargavee.

Super Dancers 2012

Forum Value Mall presents “Super Dancers 2012”. This event will provide a platform for dancers from all over Bangalore to showcase their talent for solo dance competition. This platform will also provide them with a unique exposure abroad, as the winner of “Super Dancers 2012” will have a chance to travel to Malaysia and participate in the ‘International Super Dancers’ competition. 
  • Registration Dates: 23rd July to 3rd August 2012
    Age Limit: 18 years and above (Solo Dance only)
    Audition Date: 28th and 29th July and 4th and 5th August
    Audition Time: 4:00pm to 8:00pm
    Registration log on to: https://www.facebook.com/ForumValueMallWhitefield
    Phone: 25043800 

Monday, July 30, 2012

Wabi Sabi Wanderings

Sutradhar is organizing a 2-day workshop on ‘Wabi Sabi’ on August 3rd and 4th (Fri-Sat), 2012.

This workshop is interdisciplinary, participative and experiential. ‘Wabi Sabi’ will be portrayed through story, poetry and art forms with quiet playfulness.

The workshop will be led by Vishakha Chanchani, who trained in Baroda and has been an art teacher at several schools in Bangalore. Her workshops are inherently interdisciplinary, and break the conventional silos of learning through subjects.

The workshop is open to all primary school teachers, art teachers and educators interested in creative explorations with children.

Venue: Ashirwad, lane opposite State Bank of India, St. Marks Road, Bangalore

Contact: Mr. Mandira Kumar Ph: 25288545, 25215191(Tue-Sat) Email Id: sutradhar2007@gmail.com

What is Wabi Sabi?

Wabi Sabi is a Japanese idea, a way of seeing. Wabi Sabi eyes see beauty in the fine crack of a pot, or the muted colors of change. They feel the beauty of fading blossoms, the wrinkles of skin, of creased paper and worn out cloth. They rejoice in the simple, the ordinary, the imperfect.

Naman 2012: Odissi Festival

Date: August 5, 2012
Time: 5.30pm
Venue: Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, Bengaluru
All are invited.

The word, ‘Naman’ meaning ‘salutation’ is a tribute to the guru. The event offers a sumptuous array of finest Odissi dance performances and is a humble attempt to bring together and showcase varied styles and schools of Odissi dance. I

Naman was inaugurated by esteemed Odissi guru Guru Gangadhar Pradhan in 2010. His worthy disciple and one of the finest Odissi dancers of this generation, Bijayini Satpathy from the famed dance village Nrityagram at Hessarghatta, Bengaluru, is sure to enchant the audiences with her impeccable artistry. The event also features the rare talented, Sonali Mohapatra, a gifted hearing-impaired artiste from Bhubaneswar. Pabitra Kumar Pradhan from Bhubaneswar will add beauty to the event with delightful duet rendition with partner Sridutta Bhol. The event is to be graced by senior gurus like Bhanumati, Usha Venkateswaran, Veena Murthy Vijay, Minal Prabhu, dancers, critics, scholars and many dignitaries from the art world.

Listening to Life : Bombay Jayashri

Bombay Jayashri, a singer gifted with rare versatility is bringing a unique concert titled "Listening to Life ? the Journey of a Raga" to Bangalore. The concert, which will feature popular music from several genres.

M S Sathyu has designed the sets and lighting for the programme. In an extraordinary gesture, Bombay Jayashri has invited M D Pallavi, who has won hearts with her energetic rendering of Kannada poetry, to join the group. Pallavi will be singing a few Kannada songs aptly woven into the theme. Well-known instrumentalists form the band -- Embar Kannan on traditional and electric violin, Navin Iyer on the Flute, Navneeth Sundar on the Grand Piano and Harmonium, J Vaidyanathan on the Mridangam and Sai Shravanam on the Tabla. Bombay Jayashri?s students form the chorus.

The music that will resonate in the concert is fearlessly eclectic and spans Carnatic, Hindustani, Hindi, Tamil and Kannada film songs, Kannada poetry set to music, and world folk music. It is indeed rare that an artiste can move from one genre to another in the span of a concert and keep the high calibre of the music intact. Bombay Jayashri achieves this admirably.

Says Jayashri: "The listeners are the protagonists of this plot ? the aim is make them get in touch with how their heart responds to a melody, how important it is for the intellect to decipher the theory behind it and how the soul soaks it in."

The programme is written and directed by Bombay Jayashri. There will be interludes where she will simply but with great insight talk about what music can mean to each one of us. Each song is illuminated by an anecdote, the moments of a journey that the song undertook before flowering to its full beauty. Sai Shravanam is the Concept Director of the piece while Embar Kannan has brought in creative inputs.

 Date:  2nd Aug, 2012 | 8:00 PM
Venue:  MLR Convention Centre - JP Nagar,Brigade Millennium Campus,7th Phase,J.P.Nagar

Date: 3rd Aug, 2012 | 8:00 PM
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Malleshwaram

Tickets: Rs. 500, Rs. 300

Friday, July 27, 2012

SGBS Trust and Unnati – Gokulashtami Celebrations 2012

At Unnati Centre , Sadananda Nagar , Near NGEF Layout

Saturday  04-08-12  6.00 pm
Sri OS Arun /  Sri MR Gopinath / Sri J Vaidhyanathan /Sri S Ganapathy Tabla

Sunday 05.08.12    5.30 pm
Smt Sudha Raghunathan / Embar Sri Kannan /  Mannargudi Sri A Easwaran / Sri R Raman

Monday 06-08-12 6.00 pm
Sri Sanjay Subramanian / Sri S Varadarajan /  Neyveli Sri B Venkatesh / Dr S Karthick

Tuesday 07.08.12 6.00 pm
Sri Srikrishna Mohan & Sri Ramkumar Mohan (Trichur Brothers) / Mysore Dr M Manjunath / Trichur Sri R Mohan / Sri H Sivaramakrishnan

Wednesday 08.08.12 6.00 pm
Sri TM Krishna / Sri RK Shriramkumar / Sri K Arun Prakash / Sri BS Purushotham

Thursday 09.08.12
Gokulashtami Special Program

Friday 10.08.12 6.00 pm
Sri U Shrinivas Mandolin /  Delhi P Sunderrajan / Srimushnam Sri V Raja Rao / Sri UN Giridhar Udupa

Saturday 11.08.12 6.00 pm
Musical Discourse in Tamil by  Smt Vishaka Hari / Smt Charulatha Ramanujan / Sri SJ Arjun Ganesh / Smt Sukkanya Ramgopal

Sunday 12.08.12 5.30 pm
Smt Nithyasree Mahadevan / Sri B Raghavendra Rao / Neyveli Sri Skandasubramaniyam / Sri G Omkar

Monday 13.08.12 6.00 pm
Sri Abishek Raghuram / Mysore Sri V Srikanth / Sri R Shankara Narayanan / Sri G Guru Prasanna

Tuesday 14.08.12 6.00 pm
 Sri HK Venkatram Violin /  Sri G Ravikiran Venu / Sri Ashwin Anand Veena / Mannargudi Sri A Easwaran / Vaikom Sri Gopalakrishnan

Wednesday 15.08.12 6.00 pm
Sri P Unnikrishnan /   Sri B Raghavendra Rao /  Sri V Kamalakar Rao / Sri Dayananda Mohite

Thursday 16.08.12 6.00 pm
Sri N Vijay Siva / Sri RK Shriramkumar / Sri N Manoj Siva / Sri ASN Swamy

Friday 17.08.12 6.00 pm
Smt Shanmugapriya & Ms. Haripriya (Priya Sisters)/ Sri MA Krishnaswami / Neyveli Sri Skandasubramaniyam / Sri BS Purushotham

Saturday 18.08.12 6.00 pm
Sri Sriram Prasad & Sri Ravikumar (Malladi Brothers) /  Mysore Sri M Nagaraj / Sri KV Prasad / Sri SN Narayana Murthy

Sunday 19.08.12 5.30 pm
Smt Vijayalakshmi & Smt Chitra (Mambalam Sisters) /  Dr R Hemalatha / Sri HS Sudhindra / Sri V Ranganatha Chakravarthy

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Events: 28 July- 05 August, 2012

Unique steps
As part of the ‘Dance DISCourse’ on July 28, 6.30 pm, ‘The Great Art of Mysore Bharatanatyam’ will be presented by Natyavisharada Dasappa Keshava and his daughter Sumita Keshava. The venue is Alliance Française.

Rhythm of Life’

The International Music and Arts Society will present ‘The Brigham Young University – Contemporary Dance Theatre’s ‘Rhythm of Life’ on August 2, 7.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. Invitations will be available at select Fastrack venues and at the Alliance Francaise.   

'Barkha Ritu’
Banyan Tree will present the monsoon music festival Barkha Ritu on July 28, 6.30 pm at Chowdiah Memorial Hall. It will feature Venkatesh Kumar (vocal) and Hariprasad Chaurasia (flute). The evening will consist of an interesting mix of traditional monsoon ragas and instrumental fusion mixes for the benefit of all age groups.

Sufi strains
As part of the ‘Smt Sushila Nanjundiah and Sri H Nanjundiah Memorial Endowment Programme’, on July 29, 6 pm, a sufi music recital will be presented by Smita Bellur and team at The Indian Institute of World Culture, No. 6, B P Wadia Road, Basavanagudi.

Carnatic notes
Ragha Vaibhavam, a special Carnatic music programme, will be held at Sri Rama Lalitha Kala Mandira on July 29. Directed by Radha Bhaskar, the programme will commence from 5.30 pm.

Sursagar and Alliance Française de Bangalore are coming together to present a sitar jugalbandi by Ustad Rafique Khan and Ustad Shafique Khan along with their disciple Ankush Nayak on August 4, 6.30 pm at Alliance Française.

The Cause Foundation is presenting Monty Python’s ‘Spamalot’ on August 4, 7.15 pm and August 5, 11 am.

It is directed by Leila Alvares and features Priya Mendens, Jude Lazaro, Prem Koshy, Shyju Varkey, Mark Swaroop, Darius Tarapovala, and Arvind Kasthuri.
The music director vis Vivek Menzel.  The band comprises Robin Colaco (lead), Vikram Kiran (bass), Neville Bharucha (keyboards), Bethel Tsuzu (piano) and Vivek Menzel (percussion and drums).

The dance directors are Lynn Lazaro, Alisha D’souza and John Fernandez. Sound and light are by Reynolds and costumes are by Asha Fernandes of Elan.

‘Spamalot’ is a rip roaring musical spoof on King Arthur and his knights of Camelot and their hilarious quest for the Holy Grail. Tickets are available from July 26 at Supermarket (Brigade Road), Market Basket, Frazer Town (25488580), Kavitha (25282602) and online at www.indianstage.in

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Vishishta Banashankari Fine Arts: July Concerts

Vishishta Banashankari Fine Arts ® Sruti Sagara
Special Music Concerts in the Month of July 2012

Date: July 28th 2012    (Fri)        Time: 6:00pm
Vid. Ravichandra Kulur – Flute
Vid. HN Bhaskar – Violin
Vid. Anatha R Krishnan – Mrdandangam
Vid. Giridhar Udupa – Ghatam

Date: July 29th 2012    (Sat)        Time: 10:30am
Special Simhanandana Thala Avadhana Pallavi Concert
Kanchana Sisters – Vocal Duet (Vid. Sriranajani and Vid. Shruthiranjani)
Vid. Charulatha Ramanujam – Violin
Vid. B.C. Manjunath – Mrdangam
Vid. Guruprasanna – Khanjira
Vid. G. Pramath Kiran – Morching

Date: July 29th 2012   (Sat)         Time: 6:00pm
Vid. Ramakrishna Murthy – Vocal
Vid. B Raghuram – Violin
Vid. A.V. Anand – Mrdangam
Vid. G. Omkar – Ghatam

Venue: Shruthi Sagara, No 723, 1st Main Road, 7th Block, 2nd Phase, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore – 560085

Spic Macay, Kolar presents TVS

Toy Drive at LandMark

Unused toys that are stowed away in your cupboards can not only fetch you a gift voucher but also reach children who have no toys they yearn for.

A joint project of Landmark and Toybank, this initiative is on every weekend till August 5 at the Forum mall, Koramangala. 

You can bring toys that are in a decent and usable condition, which will entitle you to participate in Spin a Wheel of Fortune to receive a voucher worth Rs. 100, Rs. 200 or Rs. 250, which can be redeemed across Landmark stores. 

The toys collected through this initiative will be given to Toybank, an NGO that provides toys to children.

Monday, July 23, 2012

47th Anniversary celebrations of V I T Museum


47th Anniversary celebrations of V I T Museum

Programmes for School Students.

Sl No
Date, Day & Time
Programme / Contest
Students from each School


 22nd July 2012
 11.00 AM – 12.30      PM

  Family Quiz
  10.30 -11.00 AM 
   12.45 – 1.15 PM
   Final Rounds

On the Spot Painting Contest
Category  & Topic
 Juniors - Std IV – VII : ‘Energy Sources & Uses’.
Seniors Std VIII – X : Non Conventional Energy sources’.

Family Quiz: Topic Science & Technology
Team (one parent/escort teacher with one student participant) participant. The quiz will have a preliminary for the selection and final rounds (comprising of 5 teams).
Individual Event
5 Students; each Category

Open for all

23rd July 2012
11.00 AM
Extempore Contest :  Individual Event,
Topic : My favourite exhibit at V I T Museum  
for Students of Std VIII – X   Duration : 3 Minutes,

2 Students from each school
24th July 2012 Tuesday
11.30  AM
Live Demonstration on Preparation of Bakery Products

Open for all
25th July 2012 Wednesday
11.15 AM
Science Model Demonstration Contest -  
for Students of Std 7th to 10th standard
Students can make a model on any of science topics and explain at the auditorium on its application and scientific principle.
Team (of 2 students) or an individual contest
Duration: Maximum of 3 Minutes per model.

Maximum of 2 models
per school

26th July 2012
11.30 AM
Explore the exhibits of the Museum contest. Individual Event
Students need to answer the question based on the exhibits displayed at various Gallaries of VITM.

Maximum 5 Students per school
Duration 30 Minutes.
27th July 2012 Friday
11.15 AM  to 1.00PM
Valediction & Prize Distribution
Popular Science Lecture & Open House Quiz on ‘Science & Technology’   

40 Students (or one class full)

The entry to the programme is FREE.  Participating students with escort teachers are requested to be at the Museum half an hour before the respective programmes.
Schools interested to send their students to take part can send us a reply in confirmation of their participation by email to education@vismuseum.gov.in  or vitmuseum@gmail.com / letter / fax (080 - 2286 4114) so as to reach us on or before 20th July 2012.  For any further information in this regard, please feel free to call us at 2204 0224 (Education Officer).

Format for Registration of participation in

47th Anniversary Celebrations of V I T Museum, 22nd - 27th July 2012
          The Director
          Visvesvaraya Industrial & Technological Museum
Kasturba Road
Bangalore – 560 001

          We are happy to depute the following students to take part in the Programmes:

47th Anniversary Celebrations of V I T Museum, 22nd - 27th July 2012

Sl No
Programme / Contest,
Names of the students
No. of Students
On the Spot Painting Contest

Family Quiz

Extempore Contest

Demonstration on Bakery Products

Science Model Demonstration Contest

2 models
Explore the exhibits of the Museum contest

Valediction & Prize Distribution
Popular Science Lecture
Open House Quiz


                   Signature of the Head of the Institution
Postal address of the Institution:
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Tel. No.:                         Mobile:                    email Id:                    contact teacher name