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Icon of Indian Modern Art – A Warm Conversation with Manu Parekh

Padma Shri artist Manu Parekh is the first Gujarati artist to have a retrospective at the prestigious National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi. CreativeYatra.com engages in a warm conversation with the master artist. Not every day does one have the opportunity to start off with inspiration. Rather, “inspirations don’t occur consciously,” in the words of Manu Parekh. However, I self-invited myself to the Padma Shri winning artist’s river-facing apartment-cum-studio in Ahmedabad for a hot cup of morning tea, on such a day. Over our tête-à-tête about his picturesque art journey, we discussed the artist’s most recent exhibition – a retrospective of 60 years – on display at the National Gallery of Modern Art, Delhi. Displaying 140 of the artist’s most…...








Ahmedabad Art Weekly #138

Ahmedabad Art Weekly is a curated calendar that every week brings you Ahmedabad’s most enchanting and engaging events. This week we have featured life-sized as well as enriching art exhibitions, extremely funny stand up comedy shows, a fresh photography exhibition, thought-provoking performing arts happenings, jovial musical gatherings, and everything that a citizen should consume while leaving the mainstream popular culture behind for a while. Since we have limited space in our AAW, we are not able to feature every event on our list. But all the events sent and featured are having an exclusive visibility on our website, which will also be stored permanently in our archives section. Hindustani filmmaker and special effects pioneer Babubhai Mistry is the inspiration for our 138th AAW. He has given fantastic films based on Hindu Mythology like Sampoorna Ramayana and Mahabharat. Born in Surat, the filmmaker was a regular director at Wadia Movietone and later learnt the art of visual effects from Vijay Bhatt. He was dotingly called Kala Dhaga for his trick cinematic techniques and earned various accolades including the Kodak Trophy for Technical Excellence at MAMI. Illustration : Nilesh Ramani...




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Mitray Spiritual Club in its 6th splendid concert presents internationally renowned artists- Prem Joshua & Band live in Concert for the first time in Ahmedabad! Fans from places all across the world like- Mumbai, Jaipur, Indore, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi, Dubai, France, Germany are all ready to attend the concert! It’s a great chance for people…

2017-12-17 20:30:00 2017-12-17 22:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

Upavan, Rajwadu Parisar, Nr. Jivraj Tolnaka, Behind Malav Talav, Ahmedabad

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Mitray Spiritual Club  Mitray Spiritual is a way of transformation and rejuvenation. It will hold 12 Music, Dance and Meditation Concerts for 12 months with different International Bands and artists. Round the year it will spread positivity and zeal. Promise to Enlighten as never before. Source: Facebook  

2017-07-30 05:30:00 2018-06-10 05:30:00 Asia/Kolkata Mitray Spiritual Club Mitray Spiritual Club

Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

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Remembering Dashrath (1927 – 2010) An exhibition of selections of photographs by Dashrath Patel on Dance and Dancers at Satya Art Gallery, Ahmedabad.

2017-12-01 12:00:00 2017-12-24 21:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Remembering Dashrath Remembering Dashrath

Satya Art Gallery, Navjivan Trust, Behind Gujarat Vidyapeeth Off Ashram Road, Ahmedabad

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13th All Gujarat Photography Competition : The Exhibition

This week’s photo studio has been contributed by some of Gujarat’s best photographers, who have been honoured by this year’s All Gujarat Photography Competition by Manav Pratishthan. The 13th edition of the competition was curated by veteran photographer Ketan Modi from Ahmedabad and was judiciously reviewed by senior photographer Ghanshyam Savani and Yasir Bakili.

The theme for this year’s competition was decided as Creative Nature, and the authorities received an overwhelming response of more than 1200 entries by 400 participants across Gujarat. Creative Yatra has featured the top 8 lensmen who were able to capture the master clicks patiently.

For people who would like to have a look at the top 50 entries can visit Ravi Shankar Raval Gallery at Lalit Kala Akademi on September 29, 2017, to be a part of the annual exhibition. We congratulate all the participants for their outstanding performances and making our environment richer with aesthetics.

The exhibition will be open till 1st of October, 2017, between 12 pm to 8 pm.


Reviews

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Dashrath-Patel.jpg Through Dashrath Patel’s Lens, Discovering Chandralekha’s World of Dance

Artist and design educator Dashrath Patel captures elements in motion – narratives of dance and dancers – par excellence, in the first such exhibition ever on his photographic works. Even before I entered the gallery, the sight of the two magnificent monochromes, thoughtfully kept right in front of the gallery’s glass door, catapulted me into the lyrical realms of performing…

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Vis-a-Vis Art Gallery Vadodara has brought together MSU alumni to give Ahmedabad a feel-good art experience. The showcase is a wonderful confluence of artistic expressions as veteran artists are exhibiting their artworks with blooming painters for the first time at Amdavad Ni Gufa. The unseasonal rain all along with Ockhi cyclone has left the  ambience of Ahmedabad chilly…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/X-Rajesh-Vyas-Miskin.jpg Miskin brings to life Mareez and his poetry

There is not as much poetry in contemporary ghazals as are ghazal writers in number, Rajendra Patel, himself a poet, with rare candour asserted at the Vishwakosh Bhavan while briefly introducing Rajesh Vyas ‘Miskin’, who was to give a talk on Mareez Maari Drustie ( ‘મરીઝ મારી દૃષ્ટિએ’ ) as part of Paraspar monthly talk series designed…

https://creativeyatra-pullzone-mindfulventures.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Miniature-Painting-of-The-Mahabharata-Gita-02.jpg Connotative miniatures on the Gita

In its pithy communication, the Gita is a matchless piece of literature handed down to us through its ancient oral tradition reflecting on the essence of life. The Mahabharat, Prof Alok Bhalla in his 6th N C Mehta Memorial Lecture at the Institute of Indology observed last Thursday, is a horizontal narrative flowing on to what…


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.

Don't forget to put in your comments on how you find this video!

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