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Facilitators & Artists

Artist & Illustrator
Independent Recordist, Composer & Podcast Producer
Typeface & Graphic Designer
Dancer
Theatre Worker
Photographer & Filmmaker
Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer
Vocalist, Rhythmist
Vocalist, Rhythmist

Date & Time

Sat, 9 Dec 2023 Sun, 10 Dec 2023

Location

Bangalore International Centre
7, 4th Main Road, Domlur II Stage
Bangalore, Karnataka 560071 India

December 9th:

DateTimeEvent
December 911:30 am onwardsPada
December 911:00 am – 1:00 pmSomething from Nothing: Exploring Sound through Play (10 – 15 years)
December 912:00 pm – 1:30 pmThe Namma Ooru Bengaluru Quiz (7+ years)
December 92:00 pm – 4:30 pmSpill It Out on a Zine: Exploring Art and Identity
December 95:00 pm – 6:30 pmDecoding Sarees and Storytelling

December 10th:

DateTimeEvent
December 101:30 pm onwardsIha
December 102:00 pm onwardsVocal Percussion Masterclass
December 1011:00 am – 1:00 pmSomething from Nothing: Exploring Sound through Play (10 – 15 years)
December 1012:00 pm – 1:30 pmBengaluru Aivatthu Mooru (7+ years)
December 104:00 pm – 5:30 pmWhip Up a Storm of Deliciousness (7 – 12 years)
December 105:00 pm – 6:00 pmJuggling for All!

Music Sharing Sessions

December 9, Saturday

11:30 am onwards | Pada

Pada is an acoustic band, consisting of musicians Poorvi Kalyani, Chandrashekara K and Bharath Dingri. Music by Pada include folk songs, theatre songs and songs of resistance with folk musical instruments. The intention is to share music and instruments of the people which are kept away from the main stream.

Pada emerged out of continued association and work within the artist community made possible by Jangama Collective.

December 10, Sunday

1:30 pm onwards | Iha (Garden)

The world today faces many crises – and perhaps at the very heart of the troubles we face, lies a ‘dismemberment’, a sort of a cutting-off from the connections that make us human… connections with earth… connections with people… connections with memories.

Anish, Mridula and Mritunjay hope that through the songs of Sharif-ajja we will be able to remember, and perhaps, ‘re-member’ the connections that lie broken and scattered within us.

2 pm onwards | Vocal Percussion Masterclass (Amphitheatre)

Showcasing different styles of percussion from the mridangam to a drum kit, Aniruddh Sachdev and Manoj Kumar DV will present us with a unique jugalbandi.

Workshops | Kindly sign up for these sessions in advance. Participation on the basis of RSVP

December 9, Saturday 

11:00 am to 1:00 pm | Something from Nothing: Exploring Sound through Play | Ages 10-15 | A music composition workshop facilitated by Ishan Gupta

Join us for an immersive workshop designed to make learning a playful adventure! Step into a world where sound becomes a tangible experience, reminiscent of a school physics laboratory. Our workshop will delve into the fascinating concept of acoustic feedback through engaging activities, utilizing two or three distinct hardware setups and a variety of props.

The session will kick off with a brief overview and presentation, providing insights into the topic and equipment. As we progress, participants will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting world of acoustic feedback through hands-on play activities. The highlight of this workshop lies in the magical illusion of “creating something from nothing.”

12:00 noon – 1:30 pm | The Namma Ooru Bengaluru Quiz | Ages 7+ and families
It was the first Indian city to be electrified in 1905. It has produced the most number of Indian scientists nominated for the Nobel Prize. It has more nicknames than any other city in India. Get quizzing with Vidya and discover what makes Namma Bengaluru an ooru like no other!

2:00 pm to 4:30 pm | Spill It Out on a Zine: Exploring Art and Identity | A zine making workshop facilitated by Sura

Zines are fun little DIY handmade magazines that come in different shapes, sizes and forms. They’re a great medium of self expression, storytelling and can be a vessel for activism, free speech, poetries, personal stories and experiences.

This workshop is a space for you to explore and express yourself, navigating and unpacking the complexities of our multifaceted identities though art, love and zines. We’ll be exploring the fundamentals of zine making, learning about the different zine folding techniques, using zines as a tool for storytelling, self expression and the creative exploration of our identities. We will also touch upon the history of zines, its evolving culture, the possibilities of this medium and how can we use zines in our daily lives. This session is packed with fun art games, exploring creative ways to tell our stories and connect with one another through shared experiences.

We invite you to come as you are and spill yourself out on a zine! Embracing the weirdness and the absolute buffoonery of life, reclaiming our quirks and all things weird through silly scribbly zines!

5:00 pm to 6:30 pm | Decoding Sarees and Storytelling | Parent and Child session | A storytelling session facilitated by Pavithra Muddaya from Vimor Foundation

Learn the stories behind your sarees and understand your Bangalore handlooms and Karnataka textiles by decoding the secret behind the making of your saree. Vimor Foundation is celebrating its 50th year in supporting handlooms and in celebration of this milestone Pavithra will engage participants in stories about their sarees, bringing in sarees from the Vimor Museum. This is a parent and child session where children will can participate by  observing motifs on sarees and engage in storytelling and art activities.

December 10, Sunday

11 am to 1 pm | Something from Nothing: Exploring Sound through Play | Ages 10-15 | A music composition workshop facilitated by Ishan Gupta

Join us for an immersive workshop designed to make learning a playful adventure! Step into a world where sound becomes a tangible experience, reminiscent of a school physics laboratory. Our workshop will delve into the fascinating concept of acoustic feedback through engaging activities, utilizing two or three distinct hardware setups and a variety of props.

The session will kick off with a brief overview and presentation, providing insights into the topic and equipment. As we progress, participants will have the opportunity to explore the enchanting world of acoustic feedback through hands-on play activities. The highlight of this workshop lies in the magical illusion of “creating something from nothing.”

12:00 noon to 1:30 pm | Bengaluru Aivatthu Mooru | A cartooning and collage activity with Greystroke | Ages 5+ and Families

Go on a fun trip into the future with Greystroke as he helps you reimagine what Bengaluru might look like in the year 2053 — through a collage made from your cartoons. The future is here, and it’s right there in your imagination!

4:00 pm to 5:30 pm | Whip Up a Storm of Deliciousness | Facilitated by Chef Tresa Francis | Ages 8 – 12 years

Chef Tresa will guide you on how to cook up a storm with no fire and no cooking. Put together a tea party armed with these simple recipes.

5:00 pm to 6 pm | Juggling for All! | A juggling workshop facilitated by Gunjan Saraf

Juggling 3 balls is not as difficult as it looks. If a person follows simple steps they can learn the most basic juggling pattern (the cascade) in a single workshop. This will be a fun and lite workshop, although the goal is to try and teach everyone who joins the workshop how to juggle 3 balls. We will also play ball passing games, learn single ball tricks, and so on.

All Day Activities

Activity Zone | Library

Indian Traditional Games | Facilitated by Ima Creations | Engage, learn and compete in traditional Indian games. Ima Creations has revived around 150+ ancient games. These games are played by all ages – children, parents, grandparents and they were played by kings and maharajas as well!

We have individual games like goli, lattu, slingshot and sit and play board games in following categories: mancala, pallankuzhi and alukuzhi mane varieties. Race and dice strategy games such as chowkhabara, pagade and five-line. We also have team games like lahori, gilli thandu, and tennikoit ring to name a few.

Come and experience many more games from our collection! You can also purchase these games if you’d like. All our games are enjoyable and easy to learn with few rules!

Art for Thought | DIY Activity | Art for Thought is a set of creative exercises in English and Kannada that bring together art and themes of mental health care, with the aim to gently aid exploration into the ways we relate to ourselves, our bodies and our surroundings. This project is developed by the Museum of Art & Photography in collaboration with UnBox Cultural Futures Society.

Music Stop | Facilitated by ShrotaHouse | Unearth hidden musical concepts and instruments in our engaging mind games, quizzes or take a quick break at our colouring station, where little ones and adults enjoy and learn through our specially curated activities.

We explore Indian classical music with children where we work on early music exposure and Indian classical music literacy. ShrotaHouse focuses on tech based experiential learning of Indian classical music to achieve holistic wellbeing and creative development of children. We are a community driven platform that offer easy, accessible and innovative beginnings to learning and exploring India’s rich classical art music.

TROY Fun Centre | Building Corner | The possibilities are endless. Imagine, ideate, build. A free thinking space where the imagination meets solid blocks to make space for unending creations.

Across the Building | Photo Exhibition and DIY Activities

#NannaBIC — Reinvigorate the BIC Identity | DIY Activity | With our logo as canvas, we welcome you to put your phones down and get your hands dirty in this self-directed activity, where we encourage you to to give shape to our visual identity in forms that showcase how you see and experience the institution. We will provide you with a range of materials — everything from straws and yarn, bindis to paperclips — and tools — like colored pens and crayons, scissors and glue. Take as little or as much time as you need to fill the Bangalore International Centre logo with ideas and visuals that resonate with your vision of the space.

Using everyday materials and your imagination, make the Bangalore International Centre logo your own this weekend!

All Things Bangalore | DIY Activities | A range of activities to make you think about the city, tell us your thoughts, and engage with different prompts inspired by the original short films about Namma Bengaluru being screened at the B·LORE Short Film Festival at BIC over the weekend.

Letter by Letter: An India Street Lettering Photo ExhibitionWith this exhibition, reacquaint yourself with Indiranagar, Ulsoor and M. G. Road through the unique vantage point of public signage and letterforms. Photographed by Pooja Saxena over a decade, these images seek to preserve and celebrate a fast-disappearing face of Bangalore as hand-made signs — whether neon, painted, sculpted or engraved — give way to homogenised, digitally-made streetscapes.

Through three thematic displays, experience the glamourous neon signs of M.G. Road, uncover the language of hand-painted signs through shop boards in Kannada and English, and see letterforms in public spaces come to life when they are built using tangible materials ranging from flowers to metal.

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Facilitators & Artists

Sura

Artist & Illustrator

Sura, lovingly called ‘Jujupps’ is an artist, illustrator, zinester and art facilitator who loves making scribbly silly lil drawings and telling stories of love, queer joy and resilience through art.

Their page zilly zines, is all about embracing the silly lil moments in life. Their zines are a proof that self love is the greatest form of rebellion, their work celebrates the silliness, quirks and absolute buffoonery of life. Their zines are an invitation to bask in the shared love for art, life and one another, somewhere along finding a piece of ourselves in our shared stories!

Gunjan Saraf

Juggler

Gunjan learnt juggling in 2003. He started teaching children juggling (in Bethany High School, Koramangala) in 2008. Since then he has conducted 100s of workshops from birthday parties to big corporate gatherings and taught at over a dozen schools. He is currently a teacher at Auro Mirra International Ulsoor and NPS JPNagar. He is equally comfortable teaching the young and the young at heart.

Ishan Gupta

Independent Recordist, Composer & Podcast Producer

Ishan is an independent recordist, composer and podcast producer based in Bangalore. He has previously worked in the water sector, and is half of the noise band Banana Apparatus.

Tresa Francis

Chef

Pooja Saxena

Typeface & Graphic Designer

Pooja Saxena is a typeface and graphic designer. She divides her time between being a team member at international type foundry TypeTogether, and her own independent practice, Matra Type. Her work focuses on design in and for Indic scripts, notably Devanagari, and studying typographic visual languages that emerge in India. She is a collector of ephemera and chronicler of street lettering.

Mridula

Dancer

Mridula is a Kathak practitioner and runs an arts space called Kala Sahita in Sanjay Nagar.

Anish

Theatre Worker

Anish is a theatre worker based in Bangalore.

Mrityunjay

Photographer & Filmmaker

Mritunjay is an independent social documentary photographer and film maker, who works with women, farmers, indigenous peoples, and other rural communities to document stories of struggle, resilience, and win. The key themes of his work include migration and displacement, culture and identity, livelihood and climate resilience. 

Poorvi Kalyani

Vocalist, Guitarist, Composer

Poorvi Kalyani is a singer, composer and actor who grew up in the presence of theatre from a very young age as her parents are from professional modern theatre. Formally trained in theatre music by her mother, she later practiced Hindustani and Carnatic Classical music. She is also a dancer who is trained in Bharatanatyam. Along with being an artist, she also chose a career in Finance and has working experience in GST and is currently pursuing her law degree.

She conducts music sessions for children and young adults and developing a music band called Pada with Jangama Collective.

Latest works: Music direction for the play We the People of India and Waiting for Godot in 2022; Music composer and Vocalist for the Dance Performance Yahi by Chowk Productions in Singapore, 2022; Vocalist and Production Manager for the play DaklaKatha DeviKavya in 2022. 

Bharath Dingri

Vocalist, Rhythmist

Bharath Dingri is from Ashapura, Raichur District-Karnataka. He was introduced to the Songs of Resistance at a very young age by his father who is a street play artist and grew up traveling to different villages and regions. He grew up playing the Tamate along with his father during performances. Having worked in well-known repertories in Karnataka, he did his Diploma from Ninasam. He also has a Diploma in Journalism. He conducts workshops on playing the Tamate instrument.

Chandra Shekhara K

Vocalist, Rhythmist

Chandra Shekhara K, founder member of Jangama Collective is an Actor, Director, Musician and Teacher from Karnataka, India. He graduated from Ninasam Theatre Institute, Karnataka and has a Masters in Performing Arts from Bangalore University. He has been traveling across the world performing. He has performed in many national and international theatre festivals in India and abroad.