UPCOMING EVENTS
Taleem with Ustad Shujaat Khan
Supported by Jaquar Group
SATURDAY, SEP 29 7:30PM - SEP 30
#performance #music #hindustani #classical
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A rare chance to watch a master up close as he works through his magic. Taleem with grammy nominated sitarist Ustad Shujaat Khan is a powerful re-establishment of the fundamentals of Hindustani classical music. The development of a raag will be deconstructed and then effortlessly woven back in a vivid illustration of the intricacies of the genre. Ustad Shujaat Khan, the seventh-generation scion of the Imdad...(more)

Akhtari
by Vidya Shah and Danish Husain
FRIDAY, OCT 5 7:30PM
#performance #music #storytelling #urdu #hindi #ghazals

Acclaimed actor Danish Husain comes together with renowned vocalist Vidya Shah to create a musical evening remembering Begum Akhtar. Interspersed with anecdotes from the Begum's life, Shah draws inspiration from her own training under Akhtar's disciple, Shanti Hiranand to represent Akhtar's work in different musical genres. Renowned for the stirring cadence in her voice, Akhtari Bai Faizalabadi gave up a gl...(more)

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Qissebaazi
The Hoshruba Repertory | Performed by Danish Husain & Saattvic
SATURDAY, OCT 6 7:30PM
#performance #theatre #storytelling #urdu #hindi #sanskrit

Dramatic readings of two classic stories in the original text, then a bridge language - so that audiences can enjoy the cadence of the source language while being able to access its content. Acclaimed actor and dastango Danish Husain will enact the trials and tribulations of the arab hero Amir Hamza in a theatrical narration of Muhammad Husain Jah's Tilism-e-Hoshruba. Saattvic will follow with the story of ...(more)

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Ek Mulaqat Manto Se
Conceived & Performed by Ashwath Bhatt
SUNDAY, OCT 7 4:30PM & 7PM
#performance #theatre #hindustani

Ashwath Bhatt, a Mumbai-based screen and stage artist, decodes the enigma and idiosyncrasies of Manto, in the guise of Manto himself. A cultivated resemblance in physicality and mannerisms makes this a memorable solo performance. Correlating his writing with the political climate of the time, this performance follows Manto as he contemplates his journey, changing mindsets, family life and poetry before an a...(more)

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Rakshas
Directed by Bikram Ghosh | Performed by The Tadpole Repertory
THURSDAY, OCT 11 7:30PM - OCT 14
#performance #theatre #hindi

A wandering warrior arrives in a strange little town that has been under the monstrous rule of a Rakshas. What follows is a fantastical fable of adventure and triumph brought to life by the actors of the Tadpole Repertory, Delhi. Based on Yevgeny Schwarz's 1943 play The Dragon, the performance is reminiscent of wondrous childhood bedtime stories while retaining a mature undertone of self aware humour. Colou...(more)

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One Night Only
Akvarious Productions | Written by Tahira Nath & Amey Mehta
FRIDAY, OCT 26 7:30PM - OCT 28
#performance #theatre #dance #english #hindi

A tongue-in-cheek retelling of the story of Aravan from the epic 'Mahabharata'. Contemporary dialogues characteristic of Tahira Nath's writing, merge with an ancient and little known mythological tale in this boisterous comedy complete with its own dance numbers. Set against the backdrop of trans folk journeying to Koovagam for a grand celebration, the plot follows young Aravan in search of his father, (the...(more)

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