Soak in culture
It’s not a Carnival, it’s a street parade,” clarifies Philippe Freslon, director of the France-based Compagnie Off, which has brought to town the stilt walkers of France who will walk through Select City walk mall on Friday and Saturday at 6 pm.delhi Updated: Jan 29, 2010 23:25 IST
A parade of giraffes
It’s not a Carnival, it’s a street parade,” clarifies Philippe Freslon, director of the France-based Compagnie Off, which has brought to town the stilt walkers of France who will walk through Select City walk mall on Friday and Saturday at 6 pm.
Shopping can be put on hold for at least a part of the one-and-a-half-hour festivities, during which a herd of red giraffes move along the street rocking their long, slender necks. The parade is woven around a theme accompanied by music. The stilt walkers in giraffe costumes will interact with the audience. There will also be other circus performers at the parade.
And if you take Freslon’s word for it, “The Giraffes will be a lively and one of a kind experience for the Indian public.”
Painted paw prints
The art world is known for its innovative collaborations. But an exhibition where artists come together with bear beats the competition paws down.
Wildlife SOS, an organisation that rehabilitates wild animals and Maneka Gandhi’s People For Animals, along with The Art Junction, is hosting One World, an exhibition where artists such as Gopi Gajwani, Meena Deora and Prabha Shah have painted together with the big furries.
Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder of Wildlife SOS, says, “Some of the bears were made to put their paw marks on canvas around which then these artists created their artworks.”
The paintings will be on sale and the proceeds will help take care for the treatment and care of rescued bears at rehabilitation centres.
Do lend a paw.
The Lalit, Barakhamba Road, till February 1. For more, call 46601096, or mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Bow-wow to the best
Springdales School will go to the dogs on Saturday. The Delhi Kennel Club has organised a dog show (10 am to 6 pm) in the school.
Avdhesh Rao, honorary show secretary of the Kennel Club, says there will be nearly 300 dogs of 35-40 breeds participating. But the show-stopper is said to be an Akita, a big dog of Japanese origin with a thick coat and trademark curly tail weighs as much as 50 kg.
The categories of the competition are sorted by the breeds — toys (Pug, Pekinese, Chihuahua), gundogs (Labrador, Golden Retriever, Spaniels), terriers (Fox Terrier, Tibetan Mastiff), pastorals (German Shepherd), utility (Dalmatians, Bulldog) and working (Doberman, Rottweiler, Boxer).
The dogs will be examined for size, stance, movement, and health, which can be judged by their teeth. Since it is only a breed contest, the dogs won’t be judged on training and obedience.