From the diary
This week we get to see a rare appearance by veteran classical dancer Yamini Krishnamurti, who dances for the Pranav Rang Sangeet Samaroh in aid of poor kidney patients. Other highlights of the week include an exhibition, ‘Sufism on Canvas’, specially curated by Naresh Kapuria for Art Junction, with works by over 13 artists. And then there is the play “Raja aur Rani” by Rabindranath Tagore, staged by director Balraj Ramphul of Mauritius. The play, being staged for the first time in India, was originally enacted by the playwright and members of his family at their home in Jorasanko.
June 29, Monday
Swar Rang presents eminent dancer Yamini Krishnamurti in a Kuchipudi recital. Renowned sitar exponent Prateek Chaudhuri gives a sitar concert with Sandeep Das on the tabla. The recitals are part of an awareness raising event on kidney ailments. India Habitat Centre, 7 p.m.
June 30, Tuesday
Rabindranath Tagore’s play “Raja Aur Rani”, directed by Balraj Ramphul of Mauritius. Kamani auditorium, 7 p.m. An ICCR and Mauritius High Commission presentation.
“Tosca”, Giacomo Puccini’s popular opera, will be screened in the ongoing series, Midsummer Dream Nights: Operas, Ballets and Concerts. The series is curated and introduced by R.P. Jain. “Tosca” features Eva Marton, Giacomo Aragall and Ingvar Wixell with the Orchestra and Chorus of the Arena di Verona, conducted by Daniel Oren. India International Centre, 6.30 p.m.
July 1, Wednesday
Claudia Schaetzle and Monique de Margerie
In a concert titled ‘The Dancing Saxophone’, Claudia Schaetzle on the alto saxophone and Monique de Margerie on the piano present works of Jaques Ilbert, Mathieu Lussier, Claude Debussy, Jerome Naulais and others. India International Centre, 6.30 p.m.
Sada-e-Sufi presents an evening of qawwali by Ghulam Sabir Khan and troupe. 7.30 p.m., India Habitat Centre
‘Sufism on Canvas’, a group show of works curated by Naresh Kapuria. Artists include Sheshadhar Pandey, Sabha Hassan, Feroza Aslam, Arshi Ahmed, B.K. Singh, Shamshad Husain, Kanchan Chander, Sangeeta Gupta, Chanchal Ganguly, A.S. Chitrak, Purshottam Singh, Madan Lal and Dhiraj Singh. The exhibition opening is preceded by a recital of Sufi music, ‘A Devotion to Sufism’, by Anita Singhvi. The Crystal Ballroom, The Lalit New Delhi, Barakhamba Avenue, Connaught Place, 7.15. to 8 p.m. The exhibition remains open till July 10, from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, at Art Junction, located on the third floor of the atrium lobby of The Lalit New Delhi.
‘Dilli–Dally’ an exhibition of photographs by Amit Bhatia, opens at Delhi ‘O’ Delhi Foyer, India Habitat Centre. Continues till July 31
From ‘Dilli–Dally’ by Amit Bhatia
Some of the exhibitions on view:
‘His/Her Story — My Voice Against Violence As a Woman’, solo exhibition by Eleena Banik, till June 30, Visual Arts Gallery, Habitat Centre
‘Call of the Wild’, solo exhibition by Somesh Goyal, till June 30, Open Palm Court, Habitat Centre
‘Orchids And Faces’ by Sandeep Silas, Habitat Centre lobbies 5A and 4Bs, till July 20
‘Tribal Art Of Botswana And India’ by Sudha Satyawadi, convention foyer, Habitat Centre, till July 2
‘Ahimsa Paramodharam’, by M.T. Alam, till June 30, Poorva Sanskritik Kendra, 14, Laxmi Nagar District Centre, Vikas Marg, Delhi
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