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  • Vikram Sarabhai International Arts Festival is back after a gap of 3 years

    After a gap of three long years the 40th edition of Vikram Sarabhai International Arts Festival will celebrate legendary danseuse Mrinalini Sarabhai’s 100th birth anniversary through invigorating musical and dance performances. Women performers of Jewish, Indian and Australian origins will be…

  • Village Voices: Remembering the lost charm of folk dance

    Folk dances at Sangeet Natak Akademi’s music and culture festival remind of the joy of raw storytelling. The programme is on till today, September 28.  Moths and other insects danced under the yellow stage lights around a host of golden-clad percussionists. The stage was (literally) abuzz with excitement. This was…

  • Bryan Adams’ Ultimate Tour is painting the city orange

    As the hysteria around International Rock Star Bryan Adams’ concert in Ahmedabad heats up, the organisers are elated with the rising demand for tickets. We have learnt that the show is going to open premium seating options for booking soon. Ticket Layout…

  • Dastangoi Proponent and Urdu Storyteller Ankit Chadha Is No More

    30-year-old author, researcher and storyteller Ankit Chadha, who was considered the youngest proponent of the world’s oldest form of Urdu storytelling, ‘Dastangoi’, drowned in a lake near Pune on Wednesday night. With thunderous voice, Ankit Chadha, who is thought to…

  • Ahmedabad Experiences Seema Kohli’s Multi-Dimensional Art Performance

    Through a surreal mix of spoken word poetry, dance and music, Kohli’s multi-dimensional narrative performance called ‘In Silence, the Secrets Speak’ depicted the dynamic flux of life.Internationally recognised Delhi-based artist Seema Kohli presented a multi-dimensional narrative performance on March 22 called In Silence,…

  • Theatre Olympics comes to the Heritage City of Ahmedabad

    L to R : Suresh Bharadwaj and Bhargav Thakkar After travelling to Poland, China, South Korea, Turkey Russia and Japan the monumental performing arts festivity, Theatre Olympics has arrived in India to commemorate its 8th edition. The 51 days long celebration…

  • Kadak Badshahi 2.0 team on a creative high

    Darpana Academy’s Kadak Badshahi 2.0 team is on a creative high. Within less than a week of its launch at Srirangam Amphi Theatre of Shreyas Foundation, the team has it evolved to a new peak. In the sweep of its action,…

  • The Broadway of Ahmedabad – Kadak Badshahi 2.0 Declares its Commencement

    City’s most fabled performing arts show – Kadak Badshahi, is arriving with its second edition on January 18 and will continue to vitalise the audience of Ahmedabad with significant metropolis chronicles until February 1, 2018, at the 3000 people capacitating Shreyas Foundation Amphitheatre.…

  • Veteran Dramatist Nimesh Desai Rests in Peace Now

    Veteran theatre personality, who invested around four decades of his lifetime uplifting the Gujarati drama industry by his immense contribution of more than 104 profound plays, has left for the heavenly abode on the wee hours of tuesday morning, November 14, 2017.…

  • Celebrating the Culture of Pastoralism at Living Lightly

    In the age of globalisation, when people are more inclined towards the fact of settling down, the culture of Pastoralism throws light on the life of nomadic tribes. Living Lightly – Journeys with Pastoralists (Maaldhari) is a collaborative initiative by Centre…

  • Yet another laurel for Kathak exponent Sanjukta Sinha

    Kathak exponent Sanjukta Sinha, who has recently performed at the Broadway Symphony Theatre in New York and has to her credit path breaking interpretations of the traditional art form Kathak, will soon be awarded Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar by Sangeet…

  • ‘Gaan Saraswati’ Kishori Amonkar merges with eternity

    A week before her 85th birthday, on April 3rd,2017, the ‘Gaan-Saraswati’ of India Kishori Amonkar has left for the heavenly abode. The Padma Vibhushan recipient, a pioneer in Hindustani classical vocals. Amonkar was renowned for her influence in redefining singing…

  • A Tribute to the late Ranjana Jhaveri

    Those my age would remember the four Jhaveri sisters Nayana (eldest), Ranjana, Suvarna and Darshana, who became famous beginning the late fifties for their beautiful Manipuri dances. In those days it was bold of parents to have encouraged girls to…

  • Kadamb’s Vivarta depicts Kathak’s earlier transformation

    Bindadin Maharaj is considered the aadiguru of modern Kathak. Along with his brother Kalkaprasad, he elevated the legacy of Kathak he received from his father to a structured lyrical level.  One of his many compositions, often visualized on stage, is…

  • Extraordinary skills finds a manifestation on Saptak’s stage !

    Day 11 : Experience of flawless artistry  The following artists took part on the 11th day of the Saptak music festival. They are  Smt. Monica Shah, Shri.Shubh Maharaj, Shri Krishnamohan Bhatt and Smt.Kaushiki Chakraborty. Kaushiki was the  rock star of…

  • Nation Weeps on the sad demise of Om Puri Sahab

      It was a shock for fraternity when the news of sudden demise of veteran and versatile actor Om Puri started flashing. He left for heavenly abode on January 6, 2017, due to a cardiac arrest. The traumatic tornado of…

  • Knowledge School of Performing Arts in Ahmedabad

    Music is a therapy, and a musician is nonetheless a therapist. Humans have been creating great melodies since thousands of years and relishing it through varied art forms, while India is a country where performing arts and music composition have been…

  • The Catharsis from Camouflage : as presented by Arpita Dhagat

    Are we really powerful to absorb all our pain, anxiety and solitude? Is the ‘self’ being camouflaged under the mask of an outgoing public identity. To put it simply, is the ‘Self’ being drowned by the ‘Selfie’ ? The crowd who had…

  • Aladdin the Musical Play now on Broadway

    Aladdin comes to Broadway. The renowned musical, released in 1992 is now all set to be featured as a fantastic theater performance by Disney. The play will be directed by famous Casey Nicholaw from “The Book of Mormon” and will have fantastic performances…

  • Carnatic Music Legend M. Balamurlikrishna passes away

    A solitaire was lost from the necklace of Indian Carnatic music on November 22, 2016. Vocalist and composer M. Balamuralikrishna was suffering from acute illness and took his last breath in Chennai. A veteran who was apt in almost every music…

  • Ahmedabad Poetry Festival leaves blissful echoes behind!

    An auditorium prettified with colourful cushions, the Ahmedabad Poetry Festival showcase had bravura literature flowing in the air. The final poems of the participants’ performance reflected the startling learnings from the previous 2 days. Sonnets, poems, and songs filled the…

  • Classical Concert for a Cause at Charlotte, North Carolina

    Kaushiki Chakrabarty the famous Indian classical vocalist has been invited to sing at Charlotte, NY, the USA with a noble cause of supporting Gastric Cancer Research. The musical night has been organized by Indian Expressions and Creative Yatra (US) on…

  • Live Jamming at Mozart Music Studio

      Rolling drums and striking cymbals, the hazy smoke over the stage was making the band’s feet go numb. Tuning guitars, testing mics and rising Rock fever in audience is a typical Mozart Music World Scenario. 11th June, Saturday was…

  • Why you don’t get to hear Indipop music anymore

    Dr. Palash Sen, lead singer of the band Euphoria comes up and explains, why audience is only able to hear the Bollywood film music and not Indipop anymore. He actually starts the video while saying “I am angry”. He reacts upon…

  • ‘Mohan no Masalo’ all set for Limca Book

    From Porbandar to South Africa Manoj Shah’s ‘Mohan No Masalo’ recalled Gandhiji’s formative crystallizing life experiences in a unique manner. The play is going Mumbai this week and will be performed in 3 different languages on a single day, which…

  • The wait is over, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child!

      The 8th official instalment in the Harry Potter book series, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is going to be a stage play scheduled on July 30, 2016 at the Palace Theatre, London, England. And the special rehearsal edition…

  • An app for Shakespeare lovers!

      The Tempest is the last play that Shakespeare wrote alone and now the Shakespeare admirers have a gilded opportunity to experience the play on their app. Why read the play when you can experience it. Stage actors from USA…

  • Finally Guns N Roses Live after 23 years

    The famous November Rain band is on a ‘Not in this lifetime’ spree with their latest 2016 reunion tour to fetch the longing thirst of US and Canada fans. The bleeding enthusiasm of loyal Guns N Roses supporters is roaring…

  • Gujarat Gaurav Divas to be a grand celebration at Chhota Udepur

    Gujarat, a multidimensional state that is flourishing since generations in terms of art, culture, sports, civic development, wildlife, agriculture, industry and countless other aspects. Gujarat is not only a region, but has now turned into a state of mind, where…


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