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Tap to the rhythm

What: To celebrate World Dance Day, here is the 15th edition of the festival, organised by Natya Vriksha. It will be marked by talks, lectures, discussion, film screening, workshops and performances by exceptionally talented young dancers over two days. The first day of this edition will see workshops by Santosh Nair in the morning, followed by a lecture by Pavan K Varma on The Glorious Legacy of Indian Culture: Challenges and Opportunities.

The second day will feature a workshop on rhythm by young percussionist, Manohar Balatchandirane. There will also be a presentation by senior dancer and dance teacher from Baroda, Rema Srikanth on her dance journey. These would be followed in the evening by solo recitals by dancers from different parts of India, performing Odissi, Kathak and Bharatanatyam. Curtains will be brought down with a dance tribute to the late Karaikudi Sivakumar.

When: April 27 – 28

Where: India International Centre, 40 Lodi Estate

Jazz it up

What: All the jazz fans in the city, block your dates to celebrate the International Jazz Day – April 30, with a stellar line-up of performances. Join in to enjoy performances by over 20 artistes, covering various different styles for an incredible evening to showcase the harmony that can be created when people work together – whether in a jazz ensemble or as a community or as a group of nations working together. This international day has been declared by the United Nations to acknowledge the role of jazz as a way of bringing communities together, as a manner of communication that goes beyond conflict, and as a means of intercultural dialogue, mutual understanding and international cooperation.

When: April 30 (6 pm)

Where: The Piano Man Jazz Club, Safdurjung Enclave

Deft chemistry

What: The artworks of artist B Jaya Lakshmi are a unique blend of the old with the trendy. One of the few painters in India who have adopted encaustic art (hot wax art) as the chosen medium, this chemistry graduate uses treated tree bark, beeswax and resin as her medium. The challenges of her uniquely complex art, on display at the exhibition titled Earthlings, are exhibited through the textural control in her works. Much work had to be done before she could come up with the right temperature for forming the wax globules that run in ridges across the tree bark surfaces.

When: April 22 – May 1 (11 am – 8 pm)

Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg