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Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2017 – BIAF

September 5, 2017

Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2017 – BIAF
10th year celebrations

Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2017. Our city’s largest acclaimed festival is now celebrating its 10th year and epitomizing “Celebration of Harmony through Arts”. Thought provoking and well curetted art presentations by artists from both India and abroad have been the benchmark of BIAF for 9 years.

Internationally acclaimed artists are featured in BIAF every year. The last nine successive years have been successful and in each year we have had a minimum of 8 venues and the event spread over 9 days. About 1500 artists have been showcased at BIAF. During the press conference on 31st August 2017 at the Press Club this happy information was shared by the directors of Festival Dr.Suma Sudhindra & Dr.Veena Murthy Vijay.

The 10th year festival of art & culture is being presented at various different venues to reach out every connoisseur. We are featuring the program at various auditoriums spread across the city and also at places like park, malls etc. All these performances will run through 11 days and at 10 different venues.

We are presenting Music and dance troupes from countries like Mexico, Isreal, Serbia, U.K. Austria, Netherland, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Belgium, Malaysia by collaborating with the respective cultural departments of those countries. In addition folk groups are coming from Odissa, Telangana, Rajasthan, Assam, Jharkand, Manipur and an international group from Rwanda.

For Fitness awareness we are dedicating one morning session for Yoga to reach out to Fitness freaks and also to the un initiated.

On the first day of the festival on Sept 6th 2017, after a brief inauguration formality the activity will unfold at Karnataka Chitrakala Parishat Open Air Auditorium situated at Kumara Krupa Road Bengaluru.

There will be a Sufi & Ghazal concert under the full moon light with stars over looking, followed by the traditional popular Rajasthan folk music program from Manganiyars. Entry for these events is through donor passes. An additional attraction at the venue is a food stall exclusively serving organic cuisine.

“BIAF was conceived & envisaged keeping in mind the need for an International flavor to the Arts Festival in our country. Our endeavor is to showcase world class performances from legendary artists to the generation next. Over the last nine years we have built this large scale festival, which is recognized as one of the top annual global festivals today. Artists from over 25 countries have performed at our festival. Harmony through Arts has been our objective and we hope to continue to carry this message across, especially in these turbulent times. The support of the people of Bengaluru is vital to keep festivals like BIAF alive and there have been magnanimous all these years and I once again take this opportunity to invite the citizens of our city to come & enjoy the wonderful artists from across the globe over the next three weekends. Your support is invaluable to us.” added Dr. Suma Sudhindra – Director of BIAF.

Dr. Veena Murthy Vijay, Director of BIAF, says It’s hard to sustain a large festival for so many years and we have been successfully conducting this year after year. For this we thank Ministry of Culture and other corporates that have had faith in us and have continued to sponsor all these years. “The power of the arts which brings harmony and sustains of our ancient culture across the world has inspired us to conduct Bengaluru International Arts Festival continuously, establishing BIAF as an annual global festival for the 10th year with true international standards”

About AIM
AIM is headed by Dr. Suma Sudhindra and Dr. Veena Murthy Vijay. With their vision to establish a sustainable large international arts festival in Bengaluru, the duo have conceived, curetted and successfully hosted the past 9 editions of the BIAF.

The 10th year of BIAF is a valuable addition to International arts festivals in the cultural map of India. Other than the directors mentioned above AIM consists of an organising team with progressive open attitude to arts and they have built up a rich treasure of culture documentation for many years. Other than providing a value added platform to artists, they also reach different localities of Bengaluru to spread fine arts.

Their “GO GREEN” campaign is one of the social awareness program trying to improve the garden city’s environment and limit pollution levels.

Program Schedule

06-09-2017 , Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, No.1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road, Bengaluru- 560001

Sufi & Ghazals by Samanvitha Sharma & Party
&
Manganiyar Seduction – Folk Music from Rajasthan
Soak in Full Moon, Music & Delicious Organic Cuisine
* * *

08-09-2017, Time 6:30pm
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru 560048
Mallakamba – Acrobatic Show – Jai Karnataka Mallakamba Academy
Contemporary Classical Music – Manasi Prasad & Party
Folk Rock Band – Swarathma
* * *

09-09-2017, Time: 6:30pm
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048
Alternative Pop Music band – SaMcara
“Bangalore Dreams” –
Jyotsna Srikant – Violin
Maarten Visser – Saxophone from Austria
Keith Peters – Bass Guitar
Shadrach Solomon – Keyboard
Manjunath NS – Drums
Karthik Mani – World percussion
* * *

10-09-2017, Time 6:30pm
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560048
Mohiniyattam – Gopika Verma
Odissi – Sharmila Mukherjee & Troupe
Ardhanaareeshwara Kuchipudi – Dr.Venkat
* * *

15/09/2017, Time : 6:30pm
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bengaluru – 560001
Kathak -Nalini & Kamalini (Guru Jitendra Maharaj)
Kuchipudi Feature Presentation – Six passions and a Man – Directed & Choreographed by Dr.Veena Murthy Vijay Presented by Samanvay Dance Company
* * *

16/09/2017, Time : 6:30pm
Venue: Allama Kalashale, Kannali, Kodigehalli Panchayat, Magadi Road, NICE Road Junction, Bengaluru – 560091
Folk Festival – Bangladesh – Manipuri – Sattariya – Saraikella – Sri Lankan Troupes – Chindu Yakshagana
* * *

16/09/2017, Time : 6:30pm
KEA Prabhath Rangamandira, C A Site No. 1, 8th Main Road, 2nd Cross, Kamalanagar, Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru – 560079
When God is a customer. A bharatnatyam and spoken word narrative guided by the translations of padams by A.K.Ramanujam and David Shulman
Performed by Padmini Ravi and Deepti Sudhindra
Kuchipudi – Vyajayanti Kashi & Troupe
* * *

17/09/2017, Time: 11:00am
Venue: Sukrushi Organic Farm, Greenpath, Marasarahalli, Nelamangala, Bengaluru
Go Green – Tree planting
* * *

17/09/2017, Time: 6:30pm
Freedom Park, Sheshadri Road, Bengaluru – 560001
Folk Festival – Bangladesh – Manipuri – Sattariya – Saraikella – Sri Lankan Troupes & Yakshagana – Sri Idagunji Mahaganapati Yakshagana Mandali, Keremane (R)
* * *

17/09/2017, Time: 6:30pm
KEA Prabhath Rangamandira, C A Site No. 1, 8th Main Road, 2nd Cross, Kamalanagar, Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560079
Odissi – Suhag Nalini Das
Ramayana – Kalpana Dance Theatre, Malaysia, Directed by Shangita Namasivayam.
* * *

22/09/2017, 7:30pm
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru – 560003
Mahesh Dattani’s “GAUHAR” A Drama with Songs Directed by Lillete Dubey
A new play in English and a little Hindustani With live music
* * *

23/09/2017, 6:30pm
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru – 560003
Karnatic Crossover Fusion Concert – Dr. Suma Sudhindra – Ned McGowan – Barbara Drazkowska – Manjunath.B.C. – Karthik Mani
* * *

24/09/2017, 8:00am
Venue: Cubbon Park – Art of Yoga – Nikaya Yoga in Collaboration with Yoga Matters presents a special Hatha flow session with Namrata Sudhindra

24/09/2017, 12:00noon
Venue: Centre for Indian Music Experience, Brigade Millennium, Next to MLR Convention Center, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru – 560078
Percussion Trio – Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma – Arun Kumar – Pramath Kiran
Chauv Mask Making Demo – Sumit Kumar Mahapatra, Jharkhand
* * *

24/09/2017, 6:30pm
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru – 560003
Bharatanatyam – Padmashri Awardee Ms. Shobana
Aayana Dance Company in collaboration with Izsepi Adrienn(Hungary) & Kristian Al- Droubi ( Serbia)
* * *

25/09/2017, Time: 6:30pm
Centre for Indian Music Experience, Brigade Millennium, Next to MLR Convention Center, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru – 560078
Seraikella Chhau Dance – Sumit Kumar Mahapatra, Jharkhand
Mexican Jazz Band
* * *

Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2017 – BIAF
10th year celebrations
on 6th , 8th, 9th, 10th, 15th, 16th , 17th & 22nd , 23rd , 24th & 25th of Sept 2017
Entry is free for all shows except on 6th and 22nd of September 2017

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