Add to Calendar 2018-09-27 06:30 PM 2018-09-27 06:30 PM Asia/Kolkata SwarTaal- 'Krishna Katha' Invocation: Nikita Subramani and Veena Suryanarayan Inauguration: "Krishna Katha"- Episodes of Krishna's life presented in Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Mohiniattam and Kuchipudi Dance forms. Lord Krishna Says: "Whenever, O descendant of Bharata, righteousness declines and unrighteousness prevails, I manifest Myself. For the protection of the righteous and the destruction of the wicked, and for the establishment of religion, I come into being from age to age.” Krishna was born in prison to devout parents – Devaki and Vasudeva. At the time of his birth, his life was in danger because the tyrant Kamsa was seeking to kill him. It had been foretold that Kamsa would be killed by Devaki’s eighth child. Since Sri Krishna was the eighth child, he was smuggled out of prison to be raised by his foster parents Nanda and Yasoda in Gokula. Nanda lived a simple lifestyle and was a chief in the local Cow-herding community. The young Sri Krishna is often depicted in these days as being a mischievous child, who enjoyed playing pranks and having fun. Some worship Sri Krishna as the ideal child of innocence. In the early stage of his life, Sri Krishna is also often depicted playing the flute for his beloved gopis – female devotees. Of these Radha was the greatest devotee. This life episode was crucial in the development of Hindu Bhakti devotional tradition. Sri Krishna teaches that there were many paths to reach the goal of self-realisation, but love and devotion was the shortest path. “However individual try to reach me, I return their love with my love; whatever path they may travel, it leads to me in the end.” Bangalore vtmani@dnm.in false MM/DD/YYYY
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Add to Calendar 2018-09-28 08:00 PM 2018-09-28 08:00 PM Asia/Kolkata SwarTaal- Bombay Jayashri Swartaal is a four-day festival of music and dance bringing together the Whitefield community. Each evening there will be performances by professional artistes. The morning shows over the weekend will include performances by young performers from the Whitefield area. The Swartaal Festival is presented by Jagriti Theatre with Whitefield Rising as a Community Partner. Born into a family of musicians with a rich lineage in classical music, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath represents the fourth generation of music practitioners in her family. Blessed with an enviable voice with a rich texture and a hypnotic quality, she strengthened her inborn musicality with rigorous training under her parents Smt Seethalakhsmy Subramaniam and the late Shri N.N. Subramaniam, going on to grooming under Smt T R Balamani and finally, with the music legend Vidwan Shri Lalgudi G Jayaraman till his death. Over the last three decades, she has evolved today into becoming the popular most sought after Carnatic musician. Jayashri’s training involved other performing art forms too; she learned how to play the veena from Vidwan G. N. Dhandapani Iyer. She has also trained in Hindustani music, under late Pt Mahavir Jaipurwale and Pt Ajay Pohankar. She also learned Bharatanatyam and was associated with theatre in her early years. This has given her music a multidimensional exposure, resulting in a rich confluence, and an ability to create music that is unique, yet firmly rooted in her tradition. Bangalore vtmani@dnm.in false MM/DD/YYYY
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Jagriti

Jagriti is a Performance Arts space dedicated to Theatre, Music, Dance and Comedy. Founded in 2011 by Arundhati and Jagdish Raja, the space has hosted several productions from India and around the world. A 200-seat theatre, built around a full-thrust stage, it is fully equipped to cater to both artistes and audience. The main stage is designed for intimate performances, with adjoining spaces for informal lectures and gatherings, and an attached restaurant- 'The Fat Chef'. Jagriti is owned and operated by the not-for-profit ART Foundation, a registered charitable trust.

The Rooftop - above the main auditorium is an open-to-sky space with a staging area that can accommodate about 50 people. A raised and walled off platform can work as a perfect area for puppet theatre. The Rooftop has a restroom and a pantry. 

The Terrace - alongside the auditorium, the Terrace can accommodate about 20 people as an informal gathering area.

Lumbini - extending out from the foyer, Lumbini has a stage and an open-to-sky terraced space for about 80 people.