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    • 16-Sep-2016
    • Director: Natallia
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      Natallia & Liudmila will play compositions by Russian romantic composers Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky, who were each at the pinnacle of two very different schools of thought, about the future of music. The Piano Duo will start the evening with Tchaikovsky's "The Nutkracker " suite for 4 hands, followed by Natallia's solo rendition of October and Dumka. In the second half of program, audience will be presented with Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition" (piano solo). The concert will be accompanied by visual images, designed by Iryna Oksiuk, which will complement the musical part of the program.   Liudmila Alizarchyk Liudmila has been playing piano from the age of 7 years. She conducted studies in Minsk (Belarus Academy of Music). Liudmila is the founding member and arranger of Trio Belissimo, and was playing as Pianist in the Korean and Western fusion music band for many years. She has been performing classical music in various groups in Belarus, Korea and India, including The Majestic Orchestra and Wind Stream Brass Orchestra (Seoul, Korea), and various chamber ensembles. Liudmila lives in Bangalore where she works as a Music Professor, Piano and Vocal.   Natallia K Kapylova Natallia has been hailed as a concert pianist of exceptional, brilliant and dazzling ability. Her career is unique in spanning a huge range of musical settings. Breathtaking displays of classical and jazz masterpieces are stirred with love and passion. Exploration of different genres of music, old and new, is her forte. She commenced her piano training at the age of seven and was under the tutelage of Prof. Yushkevitch at the Belarus State Conservatory where she obtained a highest degree in Classical Piano Performance, Artist of Chamber Ensemble and Concertmaster Diploma. Natallia has worked as a Concertmaster at the Belarus Academy of Music and as a piano teacher at the Belarus College of Arts. She contributes generously of her time and talent to these institutes and the Concert Brigade of Belarus Society of Blind. Ever since she moved to India in 2002 , she has been working with select group of students to prepare them for the various programs, competitions and music examinations such as ABRSM, Trinity Guildhall and LCM , to name a few.Read More

      Fri-16-Sep | 08:00 PM
    • Western Classical Music
    • 10-Sep-2016 - 11-Sep-2016
    • Director: Avinash Kumar
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      “After missing his train from Howrah Station, a man decides to board it en route from one of the suburban stations of Kolkata. However, by the time he reaches the Platform#3, the train passes him by. In the middle of night, the platform is dark and deserted until he is joined by a mysterious old man and later, a young girl. Their divergent personalities, thoughts and interactions create a lot of firework in an unlikely place. The dark night is unprecedented for each one of them. One thing is for sure that after this encounter their lives are going to change forever. But all 3 of them have a secret and none of them really are as they appear to be.”Read More

      Sat-10-Sep | 08:00 PM
      Sun-11-Sep | 03:00 PM
      Sun-11-Sep | 06:30 PM
    • Suspense
    • 09-Sep-2016
    • Director: Rukmini Vijayakumar
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      Rukmini Vijayakumar will present a Bharatanatyam Maargam. A classical Margam is the traditional Bharatanatyam sequence of Bharatanatyam choreography set to Carnatic music, following a progression of complexity in music, rhythm and expression. It usually begins with an offering of flowers to the Gods, develops into a purely movement based piece, then it is followed by a Varnam which is the central elaborate piece of a bharatanatyam recital. This concludes the first half of the performance. After this there are one or two pieces that are expressive through “abhinaya”, and the performance ends with a tillana. Rukmini's performance will have a similar structure to the evening. The individual pieces of the evening however are chosen and choreographed a little differently from the traditional format.Read More

      Fri-09-Sep | 08:00 PM
    • Dance
    • 03-Sep-2016 - 04-Sep-2016
    • Director: Santhosh Keezhattoor
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      PEN NADAN is a drama based upon both personal and theatrical life of Papputty  Asan, a well known actor who was specialized in transvestite roles in Malayalam Drama during a period when females were reluctant to come on stage. The play puts light on the agony of a similar artist named Ochira Velukutty Asan who was also well versed for his transvestite roles. There were many who took such characters. But these two actors not only raised to the horizon of acting, but inspired both men and women with their elegance and charm.  Read More

      Sat-03-Sep | 08:00 PM
      Sun-04-Sep | 03:00 PM
      Sun-04-Sep | 06:30 PM
    • Solo drama
    • 28-Aug-2016 - 28-Aug-2016
    • Director: Sharanya Ramprakash
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      ‘Akshayambara’ is an experimental Kannada play that uses both modern theatrical tools and the dance drama form of Yakshagana to create a contemporary narrative that raises questions on female representation and male ownership. The play was developed through the INLAKS Scholarship ’14, supported by the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) and premiered at the Ranga Shankara Theatre Festival ’15. The play won the best original script and best actor (male) at the Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META) '16. The play explores the representation of the feminine within the male-dominated practice of Yakshagana. What happens when a woman enters the professional space of a form performed by men for the last 800 years? Drawing from research and personal experience, the performance imagines a reversal of roles in the popular Yakshagana plot of ‘Draupadi Vastrapaharana’. A male artist in streevesha plays the virtuous Draupadi and espouses the cause of a woman, while in a tradition defying move, a woman is cast as the Pradhana Purusha vesha of a Kaurava who is driven by lust and power. What happens to the interpretation of gender when a man plays the streevesha and the purusha vesha is played by a woman? Who is the real woman and who is the real man? When tradition can accept a man as a streevesha can that same tradition accept a woman as a purushavesha?  This project is made possible by a grant from India Foundation for the Arts with part support from Voltas Limited.Read More

      Sun-28-Aug | 03:00 PM
      Sun-28-Aug | 06:30 PM
    • DRAMA
    • 19-Aug-2016 - 21-Aug-2016
    • Director: Shaurya Singh
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      ABOUT THE PLAY - I HAD A DREAM Can you handle a play that demands not leaving your brains at home? Following the footsteps of masterminds like Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco, we’ve dared to create a space that can swing you between laughter and sorrow, all at the same time. A magic potion that delves into the inner conflicts of a man in these modern times. This remarkable piece revives the 'Theatre of the Absurd', it is surreal and it is bold in experimenting with conventions of theatre, pushing the boundaries of storytelling. Like music, it is an expression that can only be experienced, rather than explained. It will leave you mesmerized by your own thoughts (and how rare is that!)The play is uncompromised entertainment, a spectacular blend of sounds, lights, emotions and performances. The spectators will transcend, from watching a show on stage to being a part of one in life, and ultimately, I HAD A DREAM will leave them with thoughts they will take back home, neatly wrapped in an existential wisdom. Consider that as our return gift to you! Statutory Warning: Not for the weak minded! BRIEF NOTE ABOUT THE PLAYWRIGHT & DIRECTOR Shaurya Singh – He has been a writer, poet and director since almost 10 years and worked closely with number of eminent movie and theatre personalities. A trained film maker, enthusiastic director, fine actor, an intelligent writer and co-founder of Saarthak, Shaurya lives a dream of creating a community of people who will passionately build an alternative lifestyle based on emerging new-age principles. Shaurya has a keen eye for detailing and shares is his own set of emotions with theatre and stage and has been writing in English and Hindi languages.  Read More

      Fri-19-Aug | 08:00 PM
      Sat-20-Aug | 08:00 PM
      Sun-21-Aug | 03:00 PM
      Sun-21-Aug | 06:30 PM
    • Theatre of the Absurd
    • 12-Aug-2016 - 14-Aug-2016
    • Director: Hasnain Shaikh
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      The play is a comedy about the lead up to a wedding between two families, the Shankars and the Kumars. For the week before the wedding, the Shankars, who are from Bombay, are staying with the Kumars in Bangalore. A death in the extended family of the Shankar' leads them to an outburst of grief that somehow ends in a decision to mourn the passing by putting both families under house arrest. The play addresses the changing morality of India and assesses the state of love and marriage in our everyday lives.Read More

      Fri-12-Aug | 08:00 PM
      Sat-13-Aug | 08:00 PM
      Sun-14-Aug | 03:00 PM
      Sun-14-Aug | 06:30 PM
    • Comedy, Drama
    • 06-Aug-2016 - 07-Aug-2016
    • Director: Jeff Teare
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300/-

      The Vaidya's Oath is a theatre project on anti-microbial resistance. Dr. Ajay has been demoted, a punishment transfer from his hospital in Allahabad to a Primary Health Centre in Katkoot, UP. Uma, his wife, is a Bangalore girl. She can't hack Katkoot. Then she finds out she's pregnant. Meanwhile, Kamala, a local girl, has a baby boy ill with sepsis. Can Dr. Ajay cure him? And then there's Rahul, a seismologist who wants to be a stand-up comedian. Will the marriage survive? Will the baby live? Will Rahul get a laugh? Find out in ‘The Vaidya’s Oath’ by Gautam Raja. ‘You, and a lot of people in India, need to learn that money can no longer buy you protection from infection’. ‘You go about the Real India – you can’t handle two hours of the real India without totally losing it’! ‘Rarely does a health crisis come into your living-room like this’. Director’s Note: Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is a world problem but is especially an Indian one. In a land with more mobile phones than toilets trying to keep AMR at bay is hard. It may seem like someone else’s problem. Try telling that to Kamala and her new-born baby with sepsis… Read More

      Sat-06-Aug | 08:00 PM
      Sun-07-Aug | 03:00 PM
      Sun-07-Aug | 06:30 PM
    • Drama
    • 15-Jul-2016 - 17-Jul-2016
    • Director: Sunil Shanbag
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      Inspired by the French opera "Carmen" by Georges Bizet, the famous French composer, Club Desire is a powerful story of love, passion, and art set in the world of night clubs, dance music, and poetry in Mumbai.  Jayam, a sensitive and erudite poet, encounters Chahat, a feisty, free-spirited singer at Club Desire. Sparks fly, as they are drawn into an unusual and passionate relationship. Cracks begin to appear with the entry of DJ Abeer, a successful producer and performer of electronic dance music. Jayam and Chahat are sucked into a tragic maelstrom of emotions as they struggle to hold on to their relationship, and their art.     Read More

      Fri-15-Jul | 08:00 PM
      Sat-16-Jul | 08:00 PM
      Sun-17-Jul | 03:00 PM
      Sun-17-Jul | 06:30 PM
    • Drama
    • 07-Jul-2016
    • Director: Prakash Belawadi
      Ticket Price: ₹ 300

      At a routine exit interview on Skype, RAJU CARIAPPA from Bengaluru tells the HR person at corporate head office in California that the Company needs to take care of some stuff, like the incident that involved his colleagues SAMEERA WAGLE and VICTOR JOHNSON. The casual remark results in a full blown investigation into a case of possible sexual harassment at the workplace - with weird and often hilarious twists and turns until we reach an absurd and ironical conclusion.Read More

      Thu-07-Jul | 08:00 PM
    • Comedy/Suspense

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.