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Family portraits

What’s becoming increasingly apparent from the history of Indian photography is the preoccupation with the family portrait.

art and culture Updated: Jun 03, 2011 23:14 IST

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Family portraits


What’s becoming increasingly apparent from the history of Indian photography is the preoccupation with the family portrait. The title of show Something I’ve been meaning to tell you comes from Alice Munro, a Canadian writer of short stories that explore this sensitive and difficult terrain. It features works by Anusha Yadav, Clare Arni, Gauri Gill, Nandini Valli Muthiah, Priya Sen, Sarindar Dhaliwal, Siddharth Dhanvant Shanghvi and Sunil Gupta.
Till June 11, Vadehra Art Gallery. For details, call 65474005/06.


A touch of Telangana

A highlight of the show Prelude in Summer, on at the Dhoomimal City gallery, are works by Thota Vaikuntam, done in charcoal on paper, transparent washes and pencil drawings. Watch out for depictions of elaborately dressed men and women from the Telangana region.
Also showing: Laxma Goud, Laxman Aelay and Chippa Sudhakar.
Till June 30. Call 9810644455

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Anarchy on the stage


An adaptation of Dario Fo’s Accidental Death of an Anarchist, the play Bechara Maara Gaya, directed by Ajeytaa and Akash Aggarwal, begins with a blast in a passenger train. The authorities are clueless about the perpetrators. While the police try to piece together what happened, public pressure is mounting. Watch the play to find what happens next.
June 5, Epicentre, Gurgaon.
For details, call 01242715000


Breathless, again


Rediscover French New Wave cinema classics this month at the Alliance Francaise. Next week, enjoy A Bout de Souffle/ Breathless (1960), directed by Jean Luc Godard, the story of a romance between a small-time hood wanted for killing a cop, and an American who sells the International Herald Tribune along the boulevards of Paris.
June 10, 5.30 pm and 7.30 pm. ML Bhartia auditorium. Call 43500217


Memories of Lahore


The annual summer weekend theatre festival hosted by the Shriram Centre Repertory, this year features acclaimed plays such as Bagia Banchharam Ki written by Manoj Mitra, Teen Ki Talwar, written by Utpal Dutt and Sandhya Chaya, written by Jayant Dalvi. This weekend, the festival is staging the classic Jis Lahore Nahi Dekhya O Jamyai Nai (One who hasn’t seen Lahore isn’t even born), penned by Asghar Wajahat. Shriram Centre Auditorium.
June 4 and 5. 6.30 pm. Call: 23714307


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As You Like It: dancing to Shakespeare’s poem


It is time to invoke the spirit of William Shakespeare once more. All the world is a stage, and all the men and women merely players. They have their exits and entrances, and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being the seven ages. This is the message reinforced in the dance drama Seven Ages of Man, directed by Krishan Kumar Sharma. It is being presented by Epicentre, in collaboration with Adhunik, a unit of Indian Contemporary Dance. June 10, 7.30 pm. Epicentre, Sector 44, Gurgaon. Call: 0124-2715000