The stage is set...
Nominated for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards this year are some of the best productions staged in 2010. These include plays in Sanskrit, Bodo, Nepali, Konkani, Urdu and Bhojpuri, besides, of course, English and Hindi.art and culture Updated: Feb 26, 2011 00:28 IST
The stage is set...
Nominated for the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards this year are some of the best productions staged in 2010. These include plays in Sanskrit, Bodo, Nepali, Konkani, Urdu and Bhojpuri, besides, of course, English and Hindi. The
productions vying for awards in 13 categories — covering all production and performance crafts — include, among others Mamtaz Bhai Patangwaale, Red Sparrow, Ambedkar Aur Gandhi (in Hindi), The Interview and Dancing on Glass (English), Tichee 17 Prakarne (Marathi) and Mythical Surrender (in Manipuri).
March 2 to March 7. Kamani Auditorium and Shriram Centre.
For details, call: 26011430 - 432
An alchemy of rhythm
This year’s edition of Salon der Alchemisten, which aims at connecting music, art and food, will feature collaborations between musicians, artistes, cooks, designers and architects from Switzerland, Germany, Austria and India. Housed in an immersive environment created with industrial scaffolding, bamboo, fabric and projections, it showcases global creative collaborations. A few exciting acts this year: Klangwart (Germany), 4 your eyes (Austria), apart from India’s Kohra, Jayalakshmi Eshwar, Sattyananda, Thiruda and Ish.
Till Feb 27, Max Mueller Bhavan
Log on to: salonderalchemisten.org
One for connoisseurs
The biggest reason behind the longevity of the 64-year-old Shriram Shankar Lal Music Festival, says Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra chairman and fest director Shobha Deepak Singh, is the central objective of ensuring that the classical legacy of our maestros doesn’t get drowned in the deluge of Hindi film, Indipop and other musical genres making inroads into our sub-conscious. This year's festival, dedicated to the memory of the Late Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, features such class acts as vocalists Girija Devi and Pandit Rajan-Sajan Misra; flute maestro Hariprasad Chaurasia, santoor player Rahul Sharma and acclaimed vocalist Kaushiki Desikan.
February 26 and 27.
For details, call Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra at 23386428
From France, with electronic sounds
Electronic deejay Wax Tailor, aka Jean Christophe Le Saôut from France headlines a trip hop-hip hop cinematic and orchestral show this weekend, organised by Alliance Française de Delhi. Tailor would be accompanied by violinist Christelle Lassort, flautist and sax player Michael Havard, cellist Matthieu Detton and singer Juliette Paquereau, apart from rap act Parks Daryl & Mattic.
February 26, 8 pm. Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib. For details, call: 43500217, or 9911263680
The sacred & the artistic
The International Festival of Sacred Arts explores spirituality in dance, music, crafts, film and the arts. This year it includes an illustrated talk on the folk art of Mithila; a Mohiniattam performance by Neena Prasad and ancient songs and hymns from Tibet by Ani Choying Drolma.
March 4-6. Crafts Museum. Log on to www.sacredartsfestivaldelhi.org or call: 23746050 and 2037774595
In the hair and now
The Neemrana Foundation and Hindustan Times Brunch present Hair—A Rock Musical, synonymous with the hippie counter-culture of 1960s America. Its songs became anthems of the anti-Vietnam War movement. Hair tells the story of a group of politically active hippies living in New York, fighting against conscription into the Vietnam War.
Till February 28, Purana Qila.
For details, call: 66561392
Feast on contemporary japanese cinema
On Saturday, get a taste of contemporary Japanese cinema with critically acclaimed movies such as The Twilight Samurai, Linda Linda Linda and Pulse. The festival, hosted by the Japan Foundation and Cine Darbaar, has been named after Denkikan, the first movie theatre in Japan.
February 26, 4 pm onward.
Japan Foundation. Call 2644 2967