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MAX MUELLER BHAVAN has a whole host of activities lined up this week. Western music aficionados have a treat as Mike Svoboda (on the accordion) and Stefan Hussong (on the trombone) recreate the magic of two composers — Frescobaldi from the 17th Century and John Cage from the 20th Century — as they play "Anarchic Harmonies" at Smt. Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Mylapore, on March 5 at 7:00 p.m. Something for kids now. Little Theatre presents "Poonga", on March 3. A performance by children of Middle Corporation School, Chetpet, this is a Tamil production directed by Pralayan. At 5:00 p.m on the MMB lawns. Another event is the exhibition of photographs of post-unification Germany. "The New Centre (Die Neue Mitte) - Photographs 1989-2000 by Regina Schmeken will be inaugurated on March 7 at the Lalit Kala Akademi and will be on show from March 7 - 13.

INDONESIAN dance forms use stories from Indian mythology. Watch a Balinese Ramayana group perform episodes from the Ramayana at Kalakshetra on March 2 as part of the Rukmini Devi Arundale Centenary Celebrations. Another performance on March 4 is under the aegis of the Indian Council for Cultural Relations at Narada Gana Sabha at 6:30 p.m.


HOW does one use dance as a metaphor for the diasporic experience? That's what Jayachandran Palazhy's "Trans Avatar" tries to find out.

Organised by the Bangalore-based Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, the modern dance event takes place at the Music Academy on March 3.


THE tree of life is an ancient symbol. Now the Crafts Council of India and Society Atelier Sarawak, East Malaysia use this icon as the base of their exhibition "Tree of Life" curated by Edric Org. Carvings, paintings, tapestries, pottery and other works that use the concept are displayed at Dakshinachitra from March 6 to March 31.

ANOTHER interpretation of the Ramayana comes from one of India's oldest dance forms - the Yakshagana. Shivanand Hegde, a third generation performer, leads a 14-member troupe to present "Vali Moksha" at Rani Seethai Hall on March 5 at 6:30 p.m.


BASED on Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize winning "Three Tall Women" is Lillette Dubey's "Breathe in ... . Breathe out". Round Table No. 1 presents the play at the Music Academy on March 8.

KIRAN'S Kimono brand is known for it fashion innovation. The brand's forte is a steady wearable commercial line.

The Kimono brand caters to a wide range of preferences and a wider range budgets. Kiran's silhouettes are clean and she works with bright colours and fabrics that drape well.

Check out the creations on show at 7W, first floor of Apparao Galleries from March 1-7.

R. Krithika

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