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Of a legacy and a vision to commemorate it

A demure, daring girl with dance in her breath and Tagore at the core of her being during formative years, on tying the nuptial knot with a scientist from Gujarat, set foot in this culturally nearly dry city when the country was tiding over a tumultuous time and freedom was round the corner. The trust the young dancer from Kerala had in the scientist having cultivated tastes was not misplaced. Dr Vikram Sarabhai made Mrinalini’s life as much comfortable in the kitchen with the presence of a South Indian culinary expert as, sharing her dream, with the creation of Darpana Academy of Performing Arts to help evolve the artist in her. Darpana Academy today has an iconic existence with seventy…...

Things to do in Ahmedabad this week: Find out in Art Weekly #185

With the 185th Ahmedabad Art Weekly team, Creative Yatra wishes its audience a delightful New Year. This week is a feast for performing arts lovers of Ahmedabad. It initiates with a three day long Karana Classical Dance Festival at Natarani where stalwarts like Shama Bhate and Nad Roop, Sharmila Biswas, Vanashree Rao, and Abhimanyu Vadh will be performing Indian Classical Dance with all their grace and passion. There is an upsurge of experimental plays in Ahmedabad after brave creators of the city initiated initiatives like Ouroboros and Scrapyard for emerging recitalists. The vernacular play, Drashti, taking place at one of the above mentioned experimental theatre  is featuring budding actors Jay Vithlani and Reeva Rachh in the lead cast. The story revolves around a young sightless girl who is mentored by a middle-aged blind man with life skills lessons. After performing at The Mumbai Assembly Performer Poorna Swami and team is collaborating with composer and musician Marcel Zaes to create a unique sound performance called ‘The Long and Short of It’ at Conflictorium museum. Get ready to experience the rich history of our culture through soulful voice renditions by doyens like Darshana Gandhi, Shruti Modi, Nirav Vaidya and Shyamal-Saumil at KathaGeeto musical…...


https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/WhatsApp-Image-2018-11-13-at-2.47.09-PM.jpeg ECHOES OF INNOCENCE

ECHOES OF INNOCENCE by Nayana Soparkar curated by Giriraj Kadia at 079 Stories, Ahmedabad.   100 Clay Sculptures depicting the joy and Innocence of Childhood.

2018-11-23 11:00:00 2018-12-02 20:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Home Home

079 Stories, Opposite Shashwat Bunglows, next to arjun house, rajpath club road, bodakdev
Ahmedabad, India.

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Amit-Ambalal-Celebrating-75th-With-Friends.jpeg Amit Ambalal Celebrating 75th With Friends

Celebrating 75th birthday of Amit Ambalal with his solo exhibition and works specially created by his friends.

2018-10-11 11:00:00 2018-12-15 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata Amit Ambalal Celebrating 75th With Friends Amit Ambalal Celebrating 75th With Friends

Archer Art Gallery, 2nd Floor, Phoenix, Opp. New Girish Cold Drinks, Near Vijay Cross Roads, Navrangpura
Ahmedabad, India 380009

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https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/The-Art-of-Storytelling-Art-Show.jpeg The Art of Storytelling – Art Show

Launch of the Art Gallery with the first big Art Show 079|Stories and Tao Art Gallery from Mumbai present The Art of Storytelling In its 18-year history, Tao has curated uniquely conceptualized shows highlighting diverse art forms like painting, photography, sculpture, video, performance as well as installation arts. Participating Artists: Arunanshu Chowdhury | Heeral Trivedi…

2018-10-24 11:00:00 2018-11-20 19:00:00 Asia/Kolkata The Art of Storytelling – Art Show The Art of Storytelling – Art Show

079 Stories, Opposite Shashwat Bunglows, next to arjun house, rajpath club road, bodakdev, Ahmedabad, India 380054

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  • 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


https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Maati-Baani-1.jpg Maati Baani performance gives listeners a rocking time

Nirali Kartik and her Maati Baani band who gave a performance at Natarani on Sunday, November 4, 2018, is visibly on the crest of success they have achieved in taking Indian music abroad in an original style with an appeal to many. She has a strikingly evocative trained voice with the capacity to flow in…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/04-1.jpg ‘The Art of Storytelling’ at the newly opened 079 stories is an eclectic mix of contemporary narratives

The inaugural exhibition of 079 stories art gallery is a clarion to visit the new cultural space in the western part of Ahmedabad. Curated by Mumbai’s Tao Art Gallery, The Art of Storytelling presents 17 paintings, 7 sculptures & installations and one Video art, created by a group of 10 artists. From Paresh Maity’s The…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Constitution-1.jpg ‘We, the people’ at Satya, brings the Constitution of India to the people of India – a must visit

The original copy of the Constitution of India is a handwritten and a hand-drawn document, preserved in the Parliament of India. ‘We, the people’ is a rich display of 42 exquisite pages from the Constitution, brought to life through high-quality digital prints. The exhibition is a rare opportunity to witness the history and tradition of…

https://creativeyatra.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Jazz-3.jpg It was a cherished Jazz experience at Natarani

For the first time in Ahmedabad, NCPA Jazz Collective pianist ‘Paddy’ seemed wary initially at Natarani last Saturday of the city’s taste for Jazz. The way the listeners appreciated the concert must have left them all agreeably surprised and pretty satisfied. Towards the end when they were doing the Cuban Rumba, complex in its varied…


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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