Gravitas. Respect. Heck, just some quiet, even! For music audiences and performers alike, Bangalore doesn't have too much to offer in the way of these 'basics', eh? Well, scratch that. Beginning with a music festival last year, the Jagriti Theatre (one of the city's premier locations for serious dramatic events) is now on the map for music. Huzzah! Now there's a formal, dedicated space (no F&B, no yakety-yak, just a focused, listening audience) for music.Read More
September 14, 2001: On the streets of Bangalore, India, a poor Muslim family is stranded. Desperate to reach a relative’s home in a distant suburb, the new immigrants to the city are struggling to find a ride late in the night. Read More
The onomatopoeic title captures the essence of the performance - which is to present children with quick moments that are joyful and thoughtful. Through a blend of sound, rhythm, music, movement, and blasts of 'magic', the performance will invite children to engage with, and learn from, a series of experiences - ranging from the manic to the calm, from din to silence, from the ordinary to the extraordinary. Read More
Amrutha Venkatesh, a Carnatic Classical Artiste from Bangalore, is making a mark as a musician who blends tradition with innovation. She is currently under the tutelage of Prince Sri Rama Varma and Smt Parassala B.Ponnammal of Trivandrum. Before this, she learnt from Sri M.T.Selvanarayana and Smt Charumathi Ramachandran. Read More
Adults always celebrate the birth of a child-like an arrival of a little prince or a princess. The little ones bring joy and magic to the life of adults which is otherwise grey and dull. The mothers imagine new songs and fathers devise new games to amuse their prince/ princess. The home gets transformed into a small theatre where these little ones will give never-ending performances with a twinkle in their eyes. Just a look at them is enough for these adults to get the lost twinkle in their eyes back even if it is for a moment.Read More
Qaid presented by Alchemy Theatre Society’s Production. QAID is a spiritual thriller centered around an arrogant serial killer. QAID is the chilling story of a man who believes he is a mediator between the human soul and God. Read More
They are everywhere. Sprung up like mushrooms. Tall, squat, spacious, tiny. Worlds unto themselves. Apartment blocks, of course! Societal Woes is about people in an apartment block. You know them well. They will make you laugh, squirm, retch and want to run away! But you can't. Because when you reach home they will be there - in the garden, in the lift, in the kid's playground. They just won't go away! Read More
Challenging tradition and going beyond the realm of mythology, the scintillating mother-son duo of Mallika and Revanta Sarabhai present a classical Bharatanatyam margam. Tracing their journey from the early days of the art form in the historic temples of Tanjavur and Chidambaram to present times using Bharatanatyam to tell contemporary narratives, this hour-long spectacle showcases the versatility and aliveness of the pandanallur style. Read More
HANUMAN in the forest. (Hanuman, the monkey-man of godlike nature, and Bhima were step-brothers, both being sons of Vayu, the god of the wind. After the coronation of Rama and Sita, Hanuman retired to the seclusion of the reserved forest to spend his days in meditation on his lord, Rama, the gods having conferred immortality on him.)Read More
Dhrupad is believed to have originated from the Sama Vedic traditions, and engaging with this musical form is a deeply meditative, yet dynamic and awakening experience. The Gundecha Brothers are the foremost practitioners of Dhrupad today and have developed a highly sophisticated sound through decades of study of its subtle nuances, Ragas and the body's physiology.Read More
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. 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.