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An alluring blend of love and poetry in Sir Sir Sarla

Four young actors – amateur till now, threatening (read poised) to burst into the mainstream of theatre – nearly fully identify with their characters and the situation they are in. The idea of poetry and the fancy it evokes have teenage Sarala’s (Bhamini Oza) feet off the earth. Poetry becomes the medium for her of love, a feeling inescapable at that mugdha state of age. Even her rhythmic blabber like chhap chhap chhapake chhap becomes a flitting lyrical mix of poetry and love. When a girl of airy presence at her age and temperament is around, three intriguing and dramatic responses seem possible in Sir Sir Sarla, Saurabh Shah’s two-act Gujarati adaptation of Makrand Deshpande’s deftly written Hindi play with…...








Find out what to do in Ahmedabad this week and next, through Ahmedabad Art Weekly #172

Express yourself this Independence Day at Ouroboros’ Open Mic evening or attend a three-day forum on architecture. There’s also a Book Fair for bibliophiles and the Gujarati play ‘Vaaras’ comes to town.  Art-lovers will be spoilt for choice in the coming days, with four exhibitions in town! At interior designer Bharat Mewada’s solo show, delve into the life of Mahatma Gandhi through 44 sketches. Ravishankar Raval Kala Bhavan is hosting two solo exhibitions by artists Raju Baraiya and Raju Patel, while a group show that’s catchily called MOM: Musing of Monochrome is taking place at Amdavad Ni Gufa next week. For theatre lovers, we recommend watching Vaaras, a Gujarati play about a man who brings a Christian girl home to meet his family. The play traces what happens when she moves in with the to-be in-laws. Book-lovers, meanwhile, have reason to rejoice! There’s a book fair at Sushilaben Ratilal Hall over the next 11 days. Those interested in design and architecture would not want to miss the Kurula Varkey Design Forum at CEPT University, a three-day long event full of discussions and talks. Aditi Pathak and Abhishek Agrawat, meanwhile, have organised what promises to be a different kind of talk called Talab. For those looking to express their…...




Events

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‘Legends of Now’ is a curated musical series, an avant-garde music series meant to appease all your senses. Under the banner of Indent, this is an opportunity to connect with the evolved audience of the city, enjoy and appreciate art in various forms and immerse yourself in the soulful music of exceptionally talented artists from…

2018-07-28 19:00:00 2018-07-28 22:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

Gujarat University Convention and Exhibition Centre, Nr. Helmet Cross Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad, India 380009

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Archer Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition from their collection at the new Gallery. (More info in the event poster)

2018-08-02 11:00:00 2018-09-30 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Archer Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition Archer Art Gallery Inaugural Exhibition

2nd Floor, Phoenix, Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Nr. Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad 380009

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Book Fair 2018 organised by Navbharat Sahitya Mandir. Also, Book Launch event and Gathering of Gujarati Literatis.

2018-08-09 10:00:00 2018-08-20 22:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Book Fair 2018 | Navbharat Sahitya Mandir Book Fair 2018 | Navbharat Sahitya Mandir

ShishilaBen Ratilal Hall, Nr Saraswati Cross Road, CG Road, Ahmedabad

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Photo Studio

  • BASKING IN GLORY: The sun shown here as the out of focus flower signifies glory. Life, as symbolised by the plant, basks and flourishes in this glory.


Abstracts in Nature by Manisha Sharma

When a science teacher takes hold of the camera to shoot nature, it is little surprising that we get to see nature in its most abstract form! An abstract conversation takes place between mother nature and photographer Manisha Sharma, who is a science teacher at Udgam School, in this album Abstracts in Nature. The series captures floral subjects with unusual precision, quenching the lenswoman’s artistic needs as she turns the subjects in focus into dramatic artistic depictions. The striking photographs play with duality. The viewer sees focus and depth, light and shadow, brightness and sharpness, illusion and reality, all at the same time. Through these eight photographs, Sharma narrates a kind of poetry that has neither a beginning nor an end.

Ahmedabad-based Manisha Sharma is a Madhubani painter and photographer by passion. Sharma enrolled herself in Navgujarat Photography under the tutelage of senior lensman Ketan Modi in 2016. Since then, she has been practising various genres of photography, especially creative depictions of nature’s forms. As an artist, Sharma creates detailed Madhubani artworks and merchandise like mugs, posters and fridge magnets based on her creations.

Photo Studio Curator: Ketan Modi


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Semicolon, in Hindi, at Ouroboros gives glimpses of the magic theatre is capable of. Watching it, just as performing it for the actors, becomes an intensely engaging experience. There are many factors that produce this experience. The theme of a human relationship with a bit of enigma about it interests everyone. Young viewers realize it…

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Four young actors – amateur till now, threatening (read poised) to burst into the mainstream of theatre – nearly fully identify with their characters and the situation they are in. The idea of poetry and the fancy it evokes have teenage Sarala’s (Bhamini Oza) feet off the earth. Poetry becomes the medium for her of…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/Gallery-Room-Gallery-1.jpg TMC’s two one-acts of contrasting forms

It’s heartening to see the late playwright and theatre person Hasmukh Baradi’s legacy being carried forward under the banner of Theatre Media Centre by his daughter Manvita and close colleagues. They presented two one-acts, Mahemano O Vhala and Gallery Room Gallery – one a revival with a new cast, the other a short story developed…

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It’s the freshened Ashadh evening ambience of a spacious chowk, a modern version of the traditional one in pols on the other side of the river, becoming a performance space for Kathak that prompts this response.  The inviting architectural design, a blend of straight lines and curves and levels in coolly subdued colours, forms a…


Poetry

કૂકડો / Kukdo

અમે તો સૂરજના છડીદાર

અમે તો પ્રભાતના પોકાર!                                              …અમે

સૂરજ આવશે સાત ઘોડલે

અરુણ રથ વ્હાનાર !

આગે ચાલે બંદી બાંકો, પ્રકાશ-ગીત ગાનાર !                       …અમે

નીંદરને પારણીએ ઝુલે, ધરા પડી સૂનકાર !

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Navratri Dance Styles

Uploaded on Feb 16, 2016

Navratri is the longest running dance festival on the planet. With multiple mythological and historical roots, the festivities are a celebration of the feminine, wherein the revelers dance to the tunes of traditional folk music of 'Garba' and 'Raas'.

The Navratri dance has many forms and variations and each form has regional variations. These video aims to showcase different forms/styles of the Garba. Those who know the dance well, would love watching it, and those who know nothing about it, will find this of great help.

So what is 'Do taali', Teen Taali, Dodhiyu, Popatiyu, Raas, Hinch...watch the video and find out the beauty in each of these variation and find your own step to groove this Navratri.

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