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Archives 2000 : May-November

In India/ New Delhi

 

May

Friday 5 May: Tagore Hall, ICCR : Horizon : Bharatanatyam : Kalai Vani Rajmohan

Kalai Vani Rajmohan is a disciple of Guru K J Govindarajan

Friday 12 May: Tagore Hall, ICCR : Horizon : Dance-drama based on Manipuri dance form

"Bhaktirasasudhasara" : by Sruti Banerjee, a disciple of Guru Bipin Singh & Kalavati Devi

 

(Summer Period of mid May -- mid August was utilised for introspection and planning : and for presentations abroad)

 

August

*Aug: 19- 25 : International Photo Exhibition at ICCR's Ajanta Gallery, New Delhi

* Aug: 23-29 Days of Turkmenistan in India

Inaugural performance: Kamani Auditorium : New Delhi : 24 August

Also in Faridabad, Mumbai, Bangalore & Mysore

 

September

>ICCR's guests :

>Performances:

* Sep 11 : Retrospectives Series :

Flute (Rajendra Prasanna) & Kathak to Sufi Singing (Manjari Chaturvedi)

New Delhi : Kamani Auditorium

* Sep: Chinese Heilongjiang Art Group ( martial arts, acrobatics, opera )

10th : Mumbai : 12th & 13th : New Delhi; 15th : Bangalore; 16th : Mysore

* Sep: Theatre for the youth from Sri Lanka : two plays

14th : Thiruvananthapuram; 18th: New Delhi; 21st: Chennai

Sep 30 : Inauguration of the Festival of Germany in India

(New Delhi: Kamani Auditorium)

 

October

* October 2000 to March 2001 : Festival of Germany in India : Eight Performing Arts groups to be presented by ICCR in 26 cities

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Presentations in New Delhi

  • 1st October : Siri Fort Auditorium : 6:30 p.m. : Bavarian State Ballet
  • 3rd October : Kamani Auditorium: 6:30 p.m.: Kathakali : International Centre for Kathakali : ICCR's Retrospectives Series
  • 4th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:30 p.m.: Bharatanatyam presentations by Ketaki Narain (solo) and Jayalakshmi Eshwar and her troupe : Retrospectives
  • 5th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:30 p.m.: Odissi presentation by Meera Das and Kathak presentation by Pragati Sood : Retrospectives

 

9th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:30 p.m.: Puppets from Russia

10th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:30 p.m.: Puppets from India : Yakshagana Puppet group of Kogga Kamath

11th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:30 p.m.: Puppets from Italy

12th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:30 p.m.: Puppets from Sweden & Myanmar

13th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:00 p.m.: Puppets from Uzbekistan

13th October : Swimming Pool, Delhi YMCA: 8:00 p.m. : Water puppets from Vietnam

14th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:00 p.m.: Puppets from India : Suresh Dutta's creations

14th October : Swimming Pool, Delhi YMCA: 8:00 p.m. : Water puppets from Vietnam

15th October : Swimming Pool, Delhi YMCA: 8:00 p.m. : Water puppets from Vietnam

  • 15th October : Kamani Auditorium : 6:30 p.m.: Drums, dances and music from Rwanda

< Other (fifteen) cities where ICCR programmes are being held this month : Mumbai (German Ballet, 5th & 6th ), Lucknow (Myanmar Puppets, 8th), Udaipur (Vietnam Puppets, 8th), Varanasi (Myanmar puppets, 10th), Bangalore (German Ballet, 10th & 11th), Jodhpur (Vietnam Puppets, 11th), Kullu (Russia Puppets, 12th & 13th), Bhopal (Italy Puppets, 14th), Rewari (Rwanda group, 14th), Haridwar (Russia Puppets, 15th), Mussoorie (Uzbekistan Puppets, 15th), Calcutta (German Ballet, 15th & 16th), Indore (Italy Puppets, 16th), Chandigarh (Rwanda group, 16th; Uzbekistan Puppets, 18th) & Amritsar (Rwanda group, 18th).

 

November

* Nov 7 : Habitat Centre : Indo-Iranian Sufi Music Concert : designed by Muzaffar Ali

* Nov 10 : Habitat Centre : Koniakow Folk Group from Poland

* Nov 12 : Air Force Auditorium : Contemporary dance group from the U.S.A.

* Nov 13 : IIC : Violin concert from Poland

* Nov 14 : Habitat Centre : Ingo von Wilke the Magician from Germany(Festival IIIA)

* Nov 16 & 17 : National School of Drama : Play "Moisture" from Poland

* Nov 20 : Kamani: Folk Music duo (Zapf & Neumann) from Bavaria, Germany(Festival II)

* Nov 21 : Kamani : "Bihari Janos": Folk Dance & Music Group from Hungary

* Nov 23 : Kamani : Swaran Bhoomi : India Premiere of a Special Odissi composition : Choreography by Madhavi Mudgal : Retrospectives Series

* Nov 27 : Various schools: Clown Shiven from Germany(Festival IV)

< Other (nineteen) cities where ICCR programmes are being held this month : Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Chennai, Haridwar, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kochi, Lucknow, Mumbai, Mussoorie, Mysore, Pune, Shimla, Thiruvananthapuram, Udaipur, Vadodra.

 

 

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Abroad

**Exhibitions:

>Contemporary Graphic Prints in Venezuela

>Madhubani Paintings in the Re-Union Islands

May :

> Pung & Dhol Cholam ( Jawaharlal Nehru Academy of Arts, Imphal) to the USA

> Folk Dances of Gujarat ( Halar Lok Kala Mandal) to Israel

> Violin ( Dr L Subramaniam) to China

> Bharatanatyam ( Deepa Raghavan : based in USA) to Trinidad & Tobago

> Odissi ( Bani Ray: based in USA) to Trinidad & Tobago

> Folk Dances of Uttar Pradesh ( Charkula Nritya Avam) to Singapore

> Bharatanatyam ( Jayalakshmi Eshwar) in South-East Asia

> Kathakali ( International Centre for Kathakali) in Latin America

> Hindustani vocal ( Ashwini Bhide) in the USA

 

June:

>Hindustani vocal ( Sharan Rani Backliwal) to Poland & Morocco

>Kathak (Pragati Sood) to Hannover Expo, Slovakia, Romania & Russia

>Kuchipudi (Kaushalya Reddy) to the UK, Hungary, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Poland & France

>Rajastani Folk singing ( Rehmat Khan Langa) to Egypt, Morocco & France

>Bharatanatyam (Priyadarshini Govind) to South Africa

>Koodiyattam (Natanakairali group) to ROKorea & Malaysia

 

July :

*Manipuri (Anjika) to Poland & Hannover Expo

*Odissi (Sutapa Talukdar) to the USA

*Theatre (Prime Time) to the USA

 

August:

*Bhangra to Egypt & Turkey

*Rajasthani folk dance (Rajaki Puran Nath Sapera) to Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia, South Africa, Madagascar, Mauritius & Seychelles

*Yakshagana to Myanmar, Laos, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines

*To : Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan (Osh 3000 Festival):

> Shehnai & Flute (Rajendra Prasanna)

> Kathak to Sufi singing ( Manjari Chaturvedi)

> Bhangra & Giddha

*Kathak (Roshan Date) to the UK

 

September:

*Ceremonial Installation of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington by the Prime Minister. The statue, sculpted by Gautam Pal, was commissioned and gifted by the ICCR:

* A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, sculpted by Gautam Pal, was officially dedicated on 16th September by the Prime Minister (who was on an official visit to the U.S.A.) and U.S. President Clinton in a small, triangular park (owned by the US federal government) across from the Indian Embassy on Massachusetts Avenue in Washington. The statue, just under nine feet high, stands on a 16-ton block of rough-hewn granite. The inscription below it is : "My Life Is My Message." President Clinton said after the installation : "It's very important for the United States to make a memorial to Gandhi... (he) provided the inspiration to Martin Luther King, which spread to the civil rights movement and brought an end to the business of slavery and brought integrity to the democratic ideal."

*Days of India in Turkmenistan

> Shehnai & Flute (Rajendra Prasanna)

> Kathak to Sufi singing (Manjari Chaturvedi)

> Bhangra & Giddha

*Rajastani folk (Kohinoor Langa) to Finland, Hannover Expo, Ireland, Spain, Hungary

*Odissi (Meera Das) to Hannover Expo, Czech Republic, Italy, Hungary, Spain

*Odissi (Aloka Kanungo) to Iraq, Egypt, Azerbaijan, Turkey

*Odissi (Kiran Segal) to Saudi Arabia, Syria, Qatar, Kuwait, the UAE

*Ballet (Academy of Arts of India : Lakshmi Vishwanathan) to Sri Lanka

*Kathak group (Dhwani) to Bangladesh

*Kuchipudi (Guru Jayarama Rao & Vanashree Rao) to Germany

*Bhangra to Egypt & Turkey (continuing from last month)

*Rajasthani folk dances to southern Africa (continuing from last month)

*Yakshagana to South East Asia (continuing from last month)

*Hindustani vocal (Padma Talwalkar) to the USA

*Nadaswaram (TKS Swaminathan & TKS Meenakshi Sundaram) to the USA

*Mohiniattam (Bharati Shivaji) to the USA

*Theatre (Chorus Repertory Theatre of Ratan Thiyam) to the USA

*Odissi (Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra) to the USA

 

+Photographic Exhibition : " My Land My People" : to the UAE

+Exhibitions of Indian Dolls & Dresses : to a)Belgium and b) South Africa

+Contemporary Prints Exhibition : in Venezuela

 

October:

Exhibitions on tour:

>ICCR's collection : Madhubani Paintings: in the USA

>ICCR's collection : Photo exhibition "My Land, My People" : in Kuwait

>Two specially commissioned exhibitions : Indian Dolls & Dresses : in a) Belgium and b) Mauritius

*Busts of Mahatma Gandhi, also commissioned and donated by the ICCR at the request of the foreign governments/ authorities, were ceremonially installed in Bangladesh & Mauritius

*Bhajan singing (Sharma Bandhu) to Central America

*Bhajan singing (Agnihotri Bandhu) to southern Africa

*Contemporary dance (Sachin Shankar group) to Mexico

*Sitar (Dr Vikas Gupta) to Iran, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, the UAE, Saudi Arabia

*Karagham & Dummy Horse (from Chennai) to Turkey, Syria, Bahrain, Qatar, the UAE, Oman

*Violin (Lalgudi GJR Krishnan) to the Netherlands

Concluding their tours

*Rajastani folk (Kohinoor Langa) in Europe

*Odissi (Aloka Kanungo) in the Middle East and Central Asia

*Odissi (Meera Das) in Europe

 

November :

Exhibitions on tour:

>ICCR's collection : Madhubani Paintings: in Trinidad & Tobago

>ICCR's collection : Photo exhibition "My Land, My People" : in Iran

>Two specially commissioned exhibitions : Indian Dolls & Dresses : in a) Spain and b) Madagascar

>Cartoons exhibition in Australia

*Odissi (Madhavi Mudgal & group) to Vietnam & Laos

*Puppetry (Harji Bhatt & Party) to Pakistan

*Qawwali (Niyaz Ahmed Khan) to Myanmar & Malaysia

*Popular & semi-classical music (Penaz Masani) to Bhutan