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Jyoti Sewa Blind Children's Choir
Jyothi Seva Society is dedicated to care and inclusive education of the visually challenged children. The educational curriculum provides various avenues for the all round development of the student.
The students are encouraged to sing or play musical instruments from an early age. The students have learnt different musical traditions, have gone through the process of assimilation with their teachers. This has led to the formation of the “Jyothi Seva Choir”.
The students have a vast repertoire of songs that they sing and adopted a unique and fresh style. Over the years of practice and rigor the students and teachers have created their distinctive musical and artistic roots and traditions.
Vanguard : The Story of the Mysore Rockets (Rehearsed Reading), Actors Ensemble India Forum
Vanguard is a work of historical fiction set in the events leading up to and after the Battle of Pollilur in 1780. Based on archival research, the play brings to life the rich and complex politics of a fascinating period of Indian history. The story attempts to reframe the enigmatic figure of Tippu Sultan, while also bringing to life some underappreciated historical facts. These include the surprising use of “hightech” Mysore rockets and metallurgy of the period, to effect a military defeat on the British at Pollilur. It also engages with the eighteenth-century zeitgeist, where French, Persian and even Timorese influences mixed freely in India, while the heady ideas of the French and American revolutions shook the world, even as the Industrial revolution took shape.
Finally, the story of the unknown artists behind the famous murals of the Battle of Pollilur in Darya Daulat Bagh, Srirangapatna becomes the springboard for an imaginative leap of faith that blends fact with fiction, art with science, and history with adventure.
Contemporary Dance Performance, Attakkalari
Attakkalari has facilitated the development of an enhanced and extensive programme that includes national and international Platforms for Exchange and Performance; Strategic movement and Digital Arts development; Research and documentation; new performance works by the Attakkalari Repertory; a Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media; and Education and Outreach programmes. As an umbrella organization, Attakkalari provides dynamic leadership and makes strategic intervention to stimulate the growth of a vibrant contemporary performing arts scene in the country.
Japanese Erthu Music, Haruyo Kimura
The erhu is a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, more specifically a spike fiddle, which may also be called a Southern Fiddle, and sometimes known in the Western world as the Chinese violin or a Chinese two-stringed fiddle.
It is used as a solo instrument as well as in small ensembles and large orchestras. It is the most popular of the huqin family of traditional bowed string instruments used by various ethnic groups of China. A very versatile instrument, the erhu is used in both traditional and contemporary music arrangements, such as in pop, rock and jazz
Ja-Ra-Gi, Theater Performance, Moorumugham
Jaragi is the Kannada word for ‘shift’
A performative investigation of the body, love, and leaving.
Language: Kannada, Tamil, Hindi and English
Duration: 45 minutes
Please note that the presentation is work-in-development
Music Performance, Vasu Dixit
Vasu Dixit is a bold free spirit and the band Swarathma’s inspired composer. His lyrics speak of his sensitive engagement with life, while his stage act speaks of the natural showman he is. Vasu Dixit’s unique way of experimenting with tunes in Hindi, Kannada, English and Punjabi has steered his band, Swarathma toward great success – and he is seen throughout the music world as a highly talented singer and songwriter.