Contemporary art, expresses feelings of the artist as an individual in the modern world. And every individual has his own choice of visual expression to communicate those aesthetic principles. At the Annual Group Show 2012, presented by the Chawla Art Gallery, a number of artists have chosen to express themselves with a contemporary perception of originality and art.
April 6-10, 11am to 7pm. Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Center, Lodhi Road, Call: 26532077/ 29561819
Art that tells a story
There is something gripping about art that strikes a common chord. Exploring narratives that form a focal point of their lives, His-Story and Her-Story, is an account of four young contemporary artists, going through their personal narratives on distinct moments. All intimate part of their life experiences that overlapped between individual progressions to that of a larger societal perspective. They recount the incidents of legendary moments. They serve these personal narratives in various methods. Few of those experiences that now have become their works of art.
April 6-May 5, Exhibit 320, F-320, Lado Sarai, Call: 46130637
According to pop psychologists, tickling your funny bone once in a while can relieve the stress and can have positive impact. If you are in a mood to de-stress, celebrate and have a hearty laugh, then check out stand-up comedy by the Cheese Monkey Mafia. Enjoy the lighter side of life with a comedy night, with laughter meant for all to enjoy as Cheese Monkey Mafia gives its best.
April 8, 8pm -11pm Hinglish, Pacific Mall, Near Subhash Nagar Metro. Call: 9560004512
Brush with success
Set in England prior to the Second World War, ‘Being Julia’ tells the story of a celebrated actress, played by Annette Bening, in her early forties. Struggling to compensate her professional success and celebrity life with her private affairs, she is forced to face her true self. Love and revenge underscored with comical moments make for an entertaining film.
April 12, 6pm, Fábri Film Club, Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, 1/A Janpath, Call: 23014992
Music that is sacred
The Neemrana Music Foundation presents an evening of opera arias, choruses and sacred music at the Teen Murti Auditorium. Entry is free and on a first-come-first-served basis. Featuring: The Neemrana Music Foundation Choir and later, The Delhi Chamber Choir, which will be conducted by Nadya V Balyan with Irina Biryukova (piano). The Mozart Children’s Choir of India will be conducted by Christine Matovich with the Strings Ensemble, American Embassy School and the Opera Ensemble Soloists will be led by Situ Singh Buehler.
11 April, at 6.30pm Teen Murti Auditorium Call: 23014475
If you are interesting in soaking in some salsa fun then check out the three-day-long salsa congress which aims to bring together a tour de force group of national and international salsa artistes. The programme claims to be the biggest salsa party this side of the globe, and will feature over 50 workshops on dance, close to 50 performances and party nights. The organisers’ biggest inspiration towards creating this event were thepopular salsa congresses that are held in Berlin, Amsterdam and Rio de Janeiro.
April 13-16, Atlantis, Jaypee Greens, Greater Noida. Call:0120-2332230
Theatre means different things to different people. For some, it’s a profession, a tool, means of entertainment, a spiritual experience, an ice-breaker — keeping the nuanced contexts in mind, the Arshinagar Project — a collective of creative practitioners — is holding a workshop on the principle of ‘un-learning’ for people from different fields to come and engage with their selves, others and their professions. Titled ‘Dramatic Space – theatre as transformation’, the workshop is open to all. Go for it if you’re above 18 with a reasonably fit body and mind.
April 14-15, ASOT (All Sorts of Things), 5G Jungi House Lane, Shahpur Jat, Fee Rs. 2200, write to email@example.com for registrations/ details
Get ready for a unique dance programme when the Padatik Dance Centre of Kolkata along with the Department of Culture brings ‘Kathak Marathon 2012’ for the first time to the Capital. The programme will be a day-long event of solo kathak recitals by 30 dancers drawn from all parts of the country The highlight is that the dancers will perform on the basis of improvisation, which includes no prior rehearsals with musicians or music.
April 14, 10am-9pm, Triveni Kala Sangam, 205 Tansen Marg Call: 23718833