Events of the week

ByProma Chakraborty

Oct 3, 2019

Looking back

What: Remembering and taking note of what their forefathers have left them with and to heed to that calling of not merely documenting but expressing their sense of belonging to Meghalaya – artists Careen J. Langsteih and Conrad Syiem have put together a joint exhibition titled ‘Kynmaw: to remember, memories, to take note, to bear in mind’. Working on this from 2014, Careen’s series – ‘Faces from Home’ is an exhibition of portraits of women who have created an impact in her life just as the Sacred Groves at Mawphlang. The other series by Conrad – ‘Bearing Witness’ features Cyanotype- a 170 years old photographic print technique. What captures his attention are the Monoliths and the Living Root Bridges, both of which bear witness to the changing passage of time.

When: September 28 – October 5

Where: India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg

Dance fest

What: Conceptualized by Kathak maestro, Padmashri Guru Shovana Narayan, Dr Jyotsna Suri and one of the most renowned tabla players, late Ustad Shafaat Ahmed Khan the 18th edition of the Lalit Arpan Festival of Asavari is back. The two-day festival presents a feast of performances by national and international artistes. Kathak performance by Komal Biswal and Rashmirathi dance ballet by Shovana Narayan and Asavari Repertory on the first day followed by Shri Afsar Mulla and Swachh Bharat dance ballet by Kavita Thakur and group on the second.

When: September 30 – October 1 (7pm onwards)

Where: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road

Courtroom drama

What: A murder, two suspects, an indifferent lawyer, and honour, code, and loyalty above all—the fifth leg of the Aditya Birla Group helmed initiative, Aadyam, kick-starts with a rendition of Aaron Sorkin’s renowned play, A Few Good Men. A script that has gained worldwide acclaim for its 1992 Academy Award-nominated movie adaptation directed by Rob Reiner, A Few Good Men is inspired by true events, depicting a courtroom drama that follows the trial of two US Navy mariners accused of murdering one of their own. Aadyam’s version of this riveting military drama has Nadir Khan directing an ensemble cast including Rajit Kapur who plays Lt. Col. Nathan Jessep.

When: September 28 -29 (11am – 8pm)

Where: Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House

Depicting landscapes

What: A graduate in commerce, and a painter for the last seven years, it’s only just recently that artist Shivani Garg got a bent towards taking her work out from studio and passing it professionally. Her artwork stems from minutely observing the architectural details on different landscapes and is on display at the exhibition titled ‘Transiting Space’. Her paintings depict the contradiction between the serenity of the cities and the hustle towards progress.

When: September 23 -30 (11am – 8pm)

Where: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg