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Events of the week

Blast from the past

What: Making art accessible during this lockdown, India International Centre presents a virtual exhibition of black and white photographs from 1950-61 on their website. Aptly titled ‘The Three Amigios’, the exhibition features the works of Vinoo Bhagat, Kishan S Rana and Deb Mukharji. The three met as undergraduates at St Stephen’s College (batch of 1957 and 1961). As keen amateurs, handicapped with limited resources but driven by a shared passion in days of no hobby instruction, they learnt how to capture their world in black and white images from one another. They beavered away in the Photo-society darkroom of the college, improvising with basic equipment, often in the sweltering heat. While each of them pursued their vision, Vinoo and Deb, avid trekkers, wandered widely in the Himalayan mountains and meadows, unspoilt as they were then. Further, the three of them also traipsed through the streets of Old and New Delhi, searching for the photogenic. Some captured images are of documentary value. Historic events and personalities also feature in their eclectic collections. The photos reflect the exuberance of teenage amateurs.

When: May 4 – 18

Keep grooving

What: Sunburn, Asia’s biggest electronic dance music festival is back with Season 14 — and has launched ‘Sunburn @ Home’. The new live streaming venture has been specially curated to reach out to millions of Sunburn fans with an objective of encouraging social distancing and compulsory lockdown mandate in the wake of the Covid-19 crisis. This live stream will feature an eclectic mix of trending international and domestic talents in the EDM domain. You can register for the same at BookMyShow. The festival is looking forward to taking the music experience for its fans to the next level using the best of New Age technology.

When: May 14 – 17

Virtual theatre

What:  For all the theatre enthusiasts out there, here is the chance to enjoy multiple award-winning Complicite’s show ‘The Encounter’ sitting at home. The play will be streaming free for a week. This will be followed by a live discussion and Q&A on 20 May featuring director-actor Simon McBurney with guests. One can register for the same.

When: May 15-22