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Ranga Rangoli – Kannada Natakotsava

Ranga Rangoli – Kannada Natakotsava. Three day Kannada Drama Festival organised by Academy of Music, Bengaluru

Play Schedule:

Gandugali Yecchama
by Rangabharana Kalakendra
Directed by LIC Krishnappa
on Friday | 26th May 2017, 7:00 PM

by Dramatricks
Directed by N.C Mahesh
on Saturday | 27th May 2017 | 7:00 PM

Undadi Gunda
by Green Room Club
Directed by Bhargavi Narayan
on Sunday | 28th May 2017 | 7:00 PM

Entry Free


Chowdiah Memorial Hall
16th Cross,
Gayathri Devi Park Extension,
Bengaluru 560003.

Directions to the Venue :

Exhibition of Watercolour Paintings.

Exhibition of Watercolour Paintings
Vidhu Pillai and Kashinath Hiremath

from 24th to 28th May 2017 | 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Gallery 1
Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
Art Complex,
Kumara Krupa Road,
Near Shivananda Circle,
Kumara Park East
Bengaluru-560 001.

Directions to the Venue :

“Tribhangi Dance Theatre”

“Tribhangi Dance Theatre”

An Evening of Music & Dances by 8 Members Troupe from South Africa.
Organised under the Incoming Cultural Delegation programme by The Indian Council for Cultural Relations in association with Shivapriya Schoolof Dance.

Tribhangi Dance Theatre’s work constantly challenges inherited notions of what Indian dance  within a south african context.

Tribhangi shows a complete crossing of dance styles where dancers interact with each other in an intercultural dialogue working within the premise of nation building and social cohesion whilst showing complete respect and sensitivity to each culture.

Under the inspired direction of Jayesperi Moopen, Tribhangi Dance Theatre is a contemporary dance company dedicated to the creation and performance of original South African choreography. The company’s primary focus is the creation of new work and the development of dancers and other collaborators through involvement in the creative process. Tribhangi Dance Theatre believes strongly that the Arts contribute immensely to human, social and economic and development.

As artists who are trying to define and locate ourselves within this nation we experiment and explore working towards an identity that is still in the making.

Tribhangi on Saturday | 27th May 2017 | 6.30 pm

KEA Prabhath Rangamandira,
C A Site No.1,
8th Main Road,
2nd Cross,

Kāvyarasa – Dance Performances

Featuring dance performances on selected songs from Jayadev’s Geeta Govinda … a timeless tale of the divine love of Radha & Krishna
Presented by Nrityantar

Performing Artists
Madhu Nataraj, Gopika Varma, Sandhya Kiran, Guru Veena Murthy Vijay, Jyotsna Jagannathan, Guru B Bhanumathi, Aishwarya Nityananda, Guru Vyjayanthi Kashi, Anuradha Vikranth, Madhulita Mohapatra, Sharmila Mukherjee, Mithun Shyam, Anjali Raj Urs, Smitha Srinivasan, Kavitha Ramu.


on 27th & 28th May 2017 | 5:30 PM

Seva Sadan
14th Cross, West Park Road,
Near Sai Mandir (Sampige Road)
Bengaluru 560 003.

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The Cut – English Play

The Cut
English Play
by Theatre Nisha, Chennai

Playwright: Meera Seetharaman
Director: V.Balakrishnan

The play is about two people seeking comfort amidst the ravages of a war. It explores the relation that individuals have when they are stripped to their last straw of humanity, and all they have left is the company of one another, which eventually gets challenged when one gets permission to leave.

The Cut was shortlisted for The Hindu Playwright Award 2016.

Tickets available at #RangaShankara box office and also online on Bookmyshow
RangaShankara accepts payment by paytm/debit and credit card.

Friday | 26th May 2017 | 7:30 PM
Saturday | 27th May 2017 | 3:30 PM and 7:30 PM

Ranga Shankara
36/2, 8th Cross,
(Next to J P Nagar Post Office)
2nd Phase, JP Nagar,
Bangalore 560 078.

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Illustrated Talk on The Todas by Dr. Tarun Chhabra

Illustrated Talk on The Todas – An ancient people who have fashioned the Natural History and Culture of the Nilgiris
by Dr. Tarun Chhabra

Organised by Bangalore International Centre

About the topic
The Nlgiri Hills form part of the Western Ghats complex. This region was once part of the ancient continent. Gondwanaland.

The mountainous terrain of the Nlgiris has led to a great diversity of vegetation, from evergreen forests to the globally unique, climax shola-grassland ecosystem. It is a very small area yet with over ninety endemic plant species not found anywhere else on earth. There are also a number of plants, mammals and birds that have their closest relatives in the distant Himalayas.

The Nilgiris have remained in a pristine condition thanks to the indigenous Toda people have occupied the these hills since ancient times. The Todas are the oldest inhabitants. With their quaint barrel-vaulted temples and dwellings, their embroidered cloaks and their magnificent long-horned buffaloes, the Todas have fascinated the world ever since `civilisation’ stepped into the Nlgiris almost two centuries ago.

The Todas possess a far ranging ecological knowledge that enables them to accurately predict phenomena ranging from the imminent cessation of the monsoon to even a person’s anxiety levels. They are vegetarian by choice. They speak an ancient South Dravidian language that is considered one of the most phonetically aberrant in India.

The Todas’ pastoral way of life: combined with their non-martial, non-hunting, pacifist: and vegetarian lifestyle, has surely played a significant role in ensuring the survival and prospering of the surrounding flora and fauna. This intimate link with nature is one of the factors that has endowed the Nlgiris with such a high degree of bio-cultural diversity.

Dr. Tarun Chhabra Educated at The Lawrence School: Lovedale and Modern School: New Delhi: Dr. Chhabra is a full time Dentist at Ooty.

He started the Toda Nalavaazhvu Sangam (Toda Welfare Society) in 1992 to help preserve the rich cultural heritage of the Toda people. He also founded the Edhkwehlynawd Botanical Refuge (EBR) to carry out ecological restoration and botanical studies in the Nilgiris, and initiated a project to propagate the endangered Toda buffalo breed that is endemic to the Nilgiris.

Dr Chhabra was on the managing committee of the Nilgiri Wildlife and Environment Association for 15 years, and the editor of the newsletter, Tahr. He has written numerous articles, papers: chapters on Toda ethnography: ethnobotany and on the biodiversity of the Upper Nlgiris plateau. He has delivered lectures widely on these topics at International conferences in different parts of the world. He is one of the very few non-Todas ever to speak the Toda language.

In late 2015: his magnum opus: The Toda Landscape: Explorations in Cultural Ecology, was published by Orient Black Swan and Harvard University Press (under the Harvard Oriental Series, vol. 79).

He has conducted an elaborate survey and study of the wild balsams (Impatiens) of the upper Nilgiris. As a consequence, three new species of balsams were recently described and named by him in the Nordic Journal of Botany.

Toda Embroidery Exhibition Saturday | 27th May 2017 | 5:30 PM
Illustrated Talk on Saturday | 27th May 2017 | 6:00 PM

Bangalore International Centre,
TERI Complex,
4th Main, 2nd Cross,
Domlur II Stage,
Bangalore – 560 071

Nostalgic Nights with DJ Martin Dsouza

The Humming Tree presents Nostalgic Nights with DJ Martin Dsouza

Nostalgic Nights
If you’ve lived in Bangalore over the last few decades or visited the city back then you’ll notice how several nuances of old Bangalore is blending in with the new. Most of our conversations revolve around the nostalgia that the city constantly evokes. We are trying to revive and relive at least a few of those memories through our Nostalgic Nights scheduled to happen on the last Friday of every month.

We have Retro, Rock and old School Hip Hop music all night. We have some food with flavours from old Bangalore that you love and remember, drinks at the bar that’ll help you ease into the coziness the city offers. And of course, the ambience to soak it all in.

Nostalgia Nights at The Humming Tree, for those who want to travel back in time and relive the good ol’ days.

Martin Dsouza
Martin Dsouza pursued what he loves the most – Music. Over the last few years, he’s been DJ’ing and hosting Karaoke across different venues in India such as Blue Frog, Opus, Loft 38, Love Shack, Indigo Live Music Bar, The Sugar Factory, Ice – Vivanta By Taj, Terra Maya – Assam, Cape Town Cafe – Goa, Cohiba – Goa, Park – Chennai, Leela – Kovalam, Radisson Blue – Mysore, Fisherman’s Cove – Mahabs, The Tamara – Coorg amongst others.

Martin Dsouza has mixed for Karma Bar & Lounge and Hyatt Regency in Kathmandu (Nepal). He has been a part of the launch of various international brands such as H&M, Sephora, Adidas, and Aeropostale in the country. He has also done a gig in Zurich – Switzerland for a telecom based company and for many other corporates in India. He was also featured by Titan Xylys in their Find Your 25th Hour Campaign. Additionally, he models, acts and does freelance writing.

He interweaves different styles of music to ensure an entertaining dance floor experience for the crowd. As an artist he strives to deliver the best and keep the audience entertained with quality music.

The Humming Tree
The Humming Tree is an arts, music and performance space in Bangalore, India, open since June 2013. At the present moment, along with major international artists who are touring with us, we’re curating 25+ programmes a month including fantastic music gigs, fun workshops, film screenings, exhibitions, cultural performances, theatre, spoken word poetry, reading and storytelling sessions and other educational gatherings. We aim at providing a platform for the different arts, keeping in mind the beautifully varied resources and audiences we have access to. In addition to the performance venue, we run a fresh, unique kitchen and bar service.

Friday | 26th May 2017 | 8:00 PM

The Humming Tree
Performance Venue & Bar.
#949, 3rd Floor & Rooftop,
12th Main Road,
Bengaluru – 560038.

Free entry