An international film festival, a Folk Painting Exhibition, a play on the history of Ahmedabad, INK Live, a puppet show and much more going on. Here are six events you should not miss this week.
1. Dharamshala International Film Festival
Dharamshala International Film Festival is a non-profit venture presented by White Crane Arts & Media, a trust set up by long-term Dharamshala residents and internationally renowned filmmakers, Ritu Sarin and Tenzing Sonam, to promote contemporary art, cinema and independent media practices in the Himalayan region.
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The festival is showcasing the best of recent Indian and international cinema and creating an intimate forum where filmmakers and film-lovers can interact in an informal and meaningful way. For more details, check out their website and facebook page. You can also get in touch with Black Swan Journeys for customized tours.
When: 30 October – 2 November, 2014
Where: DIFF House, Across Norbulingka Institute, Dharmshala (Dharamshala), HP – 176057
2. Connecting Change makers and Thought leaders – Secundrabad
A positive movement that provides a platform to changemakers to showcase their work and also connects them to like-minded people, SoCh is changing one city at a time. From bringing people together to helping them expand their reach, SoCh covers many grounds. Read more about their work here.
The team is back with the fourth edition of SoCh and, as usual, they are really excited about the speakers and performances that will be part of it. Sneak previews will be leaked regularly on this event page.
When: Nov 1 – 5pm to 8pm
Where: 9-1-84/1/A/1 Sardar Patel Road, Ring Road, next to Orchids Florist, Secunderabad
3. Indian folk painting exhibition – Mumbai
Jehangir Art Gallery has on display paintings by artist CD Mistry. The Ahmedabad-based artist is known for folk motifs in his works. He has served as a lecturer and principal of Sheth CN College of Fine Arts, Ahmedabad and has been a member of the jury of Lalit Kala Academy, New Delhi. Know more about this event here.
When: Oct 27 – Nov 1
Where: Jehangir Art Gallery, Jehangir Art Gallery, Mahatma Gandhi Road, Colaba, Mumbai – 400001
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4. Puppet Show: BhaamaKalaapam – Exalting Satyabhaama – Bangalore
PutthaliBimba live puppet theatre troupe presents “BhaamaKalaapam – Exalting Satyabhaama”, an adaptation of the evergreen classic Kuchipudi interlude to the ancient Vijayanagara Temples and Mysore court.
• Wood-and-Rod puppets with live Nattuvangam and live Classical Music ensemble .
• Original “puppet dance” choreography with classic dance Jatis by puppets!
• Handcarved puppets creation and story-narrative by Deepika Dorai with music support by proven performing classical musicians.
When: 01 Nov 2014, 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
Where: Bimba-The Art Ashram #42, Ratnavilas Road, Basavanagudi
Call Deepak 08041489354/26622639 for more details.
5. Kadak Badshahi- Ahmedabad
Directed By: Mallika Sarabhai, Yadavan Chandran and Nisarg Trivedi
Cast: Mallika Sarabhai, Raju Bharot, Amit Ambalal and Nisarg Trivedi
Kadak Badshahi is a play about the evolution of Ahmedabad city and outlines the major stories of the making of this city. Right from Sir Barrow Herbert Ellis Bridge, also called the Lakadiya pul, role of martyr Saduba to the famous Kankaria lake; the play tells the story of their importance in making the city called Amdavad for the rest of the world.
When: From Friday, Oct 31 till Sunday, Nov 09, 2014
Where: Darpana Academy of Performing Arts, Usmanpura, Ahmedabad – 380013
6. INK Live – Mumbai
INK Live is a unique and stimulating experience to witness a real-time telecast of the INK conference live and uncut.
The experience is designed for students and young professionals, and is very affordable. The event hosts interactive workshops, speaker interactions, inspiring and engaging discussions, and other fun-filled learning activities with peers. For speaker interactions, selected speakers are brought to the INK Live venue for face-to-face interaction with the attendees. Know more about the event here.
When: October 31 – November 2
Where: ASB (American School Of Bombay), BKC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India