Dance DISCourse – helping Indian Classical Dance Forms Perpetuate.

A complete ignoramus when it comes to dance forms, I was initiated to Indian classical dance by a close friend who is a trained danseuse of the Bharatnatyam form. After attending a few dance performances by her and others in Pune, I was re-introduced to Indian classical dance in Bangalore, at the Alliance Française ! … More Dance DISCourse – helping Indian Classical Dance Forms Perpetuate.

Piya Behrupiya : A Colourful Shakespearean Pastiche

It’s almost sacrilege to suggest that somebody could equal Shakespeare’s genius or even add to it, but theatre genius, Atul Kumar seems to have achieved just that with the brilliant adaptation of Amitosh Nagpal’s translation of the Bard’s Twelfth Night. I had been waiting for this play to come to Bangalore since ages, so when Atul Kumar posted … More Piya Behrupiya : A Colourful Shakespearean Pastiche

Krafff : une soirée de danse, marionnette et théâtre.

Les amateurs du théâtre et de la danse à Bangalore ont eu une expérience insolite le week-end dernier. L’Alliance Française de Bangalore et Rang Shankara (théâtre renommé au sud du Silicon Valley de l’Inde) ont accueilli Krafff, un groupe de théâtre et danse. Mise en scène par Johanny Bert, le spectacle mêle adroitement la marionnette, … More Krafff : une soirée de danse, marionnette et théâtre.

Culture Vulture : Rendez-vous with Indian Classical Dance

My first real exposure to Indian classical dance was in February 2008 when a close friend and colleague at the Alliance Française de Pune invited me to attend the Shaniwarwada festival. Set against the backdrop of the vestiges of the Shaniwarwada fort, the two days of the festival were a treat. I had the opportunity … More Culture Vulture : Rendez-vous with Indian Classical Dance

Sundays at NGMA.

The Bangalore chapter of the National Gallery of Modern Art, is situated on Palace road, not far from the Alliance Française, so when a student spoke about an exhibition of photographs by Homai Vyarawalla (see this Themeefy for more information), I decided to go there that very day. I was enchanted even before I saw … More Sundays at NGMA.