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MUSIC International Music & Art Society (IMAS) presents Classical Piano Recital By Orietta Caianello 2nd November

7:15 PM AUDITORIUM, AFB Graduated in piano performance from Conservatorio San Pietro a Majella under Aldo Tramma, Orietta perfected her studies in Germany under Werner Genuit and in London under Peter Feuchtwanger and took lessons from many other eminent musicians. She has vast experience as a soloist and chamber music player and has performed in several groups, being the founder of the Trio Busoni, with which she premiered the Trio op. 18 by Busoni at St John's Smith Square in London. For several years as pianist of the contemporary Freon Ensemble in Rome, she has contributed to the repertoire of melologue with actress Sonia Bergamasco and is now, (with Antonio Sardi de Letto), part of the Ianus Piano Duo. She has worked with many contemporary composers and has performed in major cities in Italy, England, Austria, France, Germany, the United States and Canada. She is currently professor of Chamber music at the Conservatorio N. Piccinni in Bari. Orietta will play an unusual and interesting set of tunes of only women composers - Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn and others. Tickets: INR 200 Available 26th October onwards at Caf de la libert, Alliance Franaise de Bangalore.

Quintessence An Evening of Chamber Music in Consort The Bangalore School of Music 3rd November At 7:00 PM AUDITORIUM, AFB The Bangalore School of Music presents a fabulous 75-minute program with duets and trios from among 3 beautiful wind instruments - Paulette DeMello on the flute, Stuart Potter from the US on the bassoon and Daniel Bircher from Switzerland on the clarinet accompanied by Rebecca Thomas and Berenice da Gama Rose on the piano. The music has been chosen for variety and to give an easy listening experience to the audience in Bangalore, which rarely gets to hear these beautiful instruments together. The finale will feature all five musicians playing together. Donor cards: INR 200, INR 500 (Available at the Bangalore School of Music. The Rs. 500 donor cards include post-concert drinks and snacks with the artists and organizers of the evening) Call BSM: 41285017 for details and reservation of seats.

PHOTOGRAPHY Realm Beyond Reason Photo-Exhibition By Ashish Dubey 2nd 10th November At 6:30 PM Atrium, AFB

Sounds of Silence An exhibition of photographs by Archana Vikram

Sounds of Silence is a series of largely black-and-white images exploring the energy, complexity and individuality of surroundings, objects and subjects that embody silence, in all its variety. More than simply being photographic representations of what the lens captures, the images in Sounds of Silence are unique and subjective interpretations, infused with Archanas intimate connection to The Silence. In the summer of 2009, in the province of Viterbo in central Italy; in what seemed a world away from home (Bangalore, India), she began to photograph evocative imagery that spoke volumes soundlessly. The desire was instinctive and almost bizarre. It remains an ongoing project. A part of this series will be showcased at the Gallerie Michelangelo in Firenze, Italy in December, 2012. Archana feels fortunate to have been guided & mentored by photographer Patrick Nicholas (based in London & Italy) and artist & photographer David Hoptman (Based in Santa Barbara, CA, USA).

DANCE 4thNovember An evening of Classical Indian Dance Rekha Raju At ---PM AUDITORIUM, AFB

Rekha Raju began dancing at an early age of 4 under renowned Gurus- Kalamandalam Usha Datar, Sri Raju Datar and Smt. Gopika Varma. She completed her Masters Degree in Bharathnatyam with a distinction and is a rank holder of the Vidwath [proficiency] certificate. She also holds an MBA Degree. She did her Arangetram in 2003 and received praises from great critics. She has given performances at the Yuva Sourabha, organized by the Kannada Culture Department, Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Institute of World Culture, Delhi International Festival, Poona dance Festival, Kajuraho Dance Festival, Konark Dance Festival among many other prestigious festivals. Rekha is an auditioned artist at the Bangalore Doordarshan and an empanelled artiste for the Indian Council for Cultural Relations. She participated at the Tanjore Dance Festival where 1000 dancers performed entering into the Limca Book of Records. She has been honoured by the Bangalore Tamil Sangam as the Best Young Dancer to promote Indian Art. She has been given the title 'Swarna Mukhi' by the Kalahalli Temple Trust. At present under the able guidance of Guru. Smt. Sheela Sreedhar is doing her research under the aspect of Abhinaya in comparison with Bharathnatyam and Mohinittam.

rekha_natya@yahoo.com Contact: 99016 92652 11th November A Voyage towards the Self through Dance Presented by Bouyancee At ---PM AUDITORIUM, AFB

Nrityanidhi is a unique dance institution that focuses on creating confident, holistic dancers. This dance institute was founded in August 2005 by Shoma Kaikini. Nrityanidhi has set a bench mark in experimentation with Indian Classical Dance with creative or contemporary Kathak. Nrityanidhi uses music from varied genre like Contemporary, Sufi, Ghazals, Classical and Light Classical. Graceful body movement, stirring Abhinay, precision of footwork and exceptional choreography result in performances that are visually alluring and practically elevating! Nrityanidhi has believed in spreading the message of values & self-actualization through dance. Consequently they designed, ASMI, around Contemporary Sufi Kathak. Asmi which means I am in Sanskrit is an introverting expedition to realize the 'self' beyond just physical existence. Through mystifying & elevating Sufi music accompanied by the pleasant sound of the 'Ghungroos' and visually alluring choreographic pieces in Contemporary Kathak, Nrityanidhi promises to take its audience through a journey that talks of true joy and harmony! Nrityanidhi along with its core team of twelve exquisite dancers is proud to have Sri Harshvardhan Singh as a guest performer. Harshvardhan Singh is a prominent student of the

Kathak Maestro, Pandit Birju Maharajji himself and has trained under his able tutelage for years together at the Kathak Kendra in Delhi. Buoyancee Contact: Sukumar --Cin Club, Alliance Franaise de Bangalore presents Quun seul tienne et les autres suivront Directed by: La Fehner Screenwriter: La Fehner With Reda Kateb, Pauline Etienne, Julien Lucas, Vincent Rottiers, Farida Rahouadi Genre: Drama Running Time: 119 minutes Year of Production: 2009

Stphane, Zohra and Laure crisscross the streets of one and the same city but dont know each other. Stphane, thirty years old and lost in a world over which he has not control, is offered a deal which might change his life, but at what cost? Zohra left Algeria to try to come to terms with the death of her son who was murdered in France. Laure falls in love for the first time with fervour and innocence with a young rebel, until the day when hes thrown into jail. Nothing calls these three to come together one day in the prison visiting room. Nevertheless, its in this place, where passions run high, that each will have to take their destiny in hand

THEATER Premiere of P.S. I dont LOVE YOU By We move Theater 1st November At ---PM AUDITORIUM, AFB

The play revolves around A couple everyone envies! They have everything in common; just the perfect families, perfect age and head over heels in love probably a match made in heaven. On their way to a pompous marriage, a customary mushy honeymoon, jubilant households and "A Happily Ever after", hell breaks out! The girl gets a brainwave from the same heavens! A strong jolt, a sudden-strong-stable realization of perfection being the ultimate flaw, calmness being the utter boredom and an impulsive compulsion for an adrenaline rush. Embarking on this journey sans an adventure seems such a clich. Not something "every" girl dreams of. Written and directed by Abhishek Iyengar, and co-directed by Rangaraj Bhatracharya & Abhishek Narain P.S. Contact: 98860 62324/99801 69269 www.wemovetheater.in

14thNovember Evam presents an English comedy play, an adaptation of Yasmina Rezas ART At --- PM AUDITORIUM, AFB

The story revolves around the friendship of Serge, Marc and Yvan, three close friends of longstanding, when Sarge indulges in his penchant for modern art by buying an expensive and almost completely white painting. Marc is horrified and describes the painting as shit, and their relationship suffers considerable strain. Yvan, caught in the middle, tries to please both of them, but his vacillation only adds fuel to the blazing row! What follows, is seriously funny, the story will make you chuckle, nod in serious agreement, and think hard of yourself, and your best friends. Art has strong reason for being one of Evams most popular plays over the years! Performed by: Jimmy Xavier, Karthik Kumar & Sunil Vishnu K Tickets: INR 250 Contact: Pavithra ---

Best of Evam Standup Tamasha 15th November - 3:30 & 7:30 PM 16th November - 3:30 & 7:30 PM AUDITORIUM, AFB

Featuring the best content from all their seasons, Evam brings to you a standup style show promising a hilarious evening starring seven standup artistes, telling tall tales ranging from a first time US trip to an anguish of VISA rejects, from Nepali Gurkhas to Coimbatore culture shocks, first kisses, finding apartments, film shoots and flimsy food, south Indian arranged marriage syndrome and pets that were set to take over the world this show promises to provide enough food for thought and more. Come, meet some very interesting people and watch them narrate their urban stories, thoughts, theories and peeves! A completely original evam show - this Indian, Urban perspective is meant to tickle your funny bone and create post-show debates. Performed by: T M Karthik, YushishthirRana, S Aravind, Rajiv Rajaram, Naveen Richard, Karthik Kumar, Aswin Rao Tickets: INR 250 Contact: ---

The Plague, Theater Counteract 16th, 17th, 18th November At 8 PM, Friday 16 November 2012 At 6 PM, Saturday-Sunday, 17-18 November 2012 AUDITORIUM, AFB Alliance Franaise de Bangalore honors Albert Camus, the centenary of whose birth will be celebrated in 2013. Camus (1913 - 1960), French novelist, essayist, and playwright, is best known for novels such as Ltranger (1942; The Stranger), La Peste (1947; The Plague), and La

Chute (1956; The Fall) and for his work in leftist causes. He received the 1957 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Albert Camus Theater Counteract presents Albert Camuss The Plague, a physical theatre adaptation. The play is set in Bangalore during 1898. A plague breaks out. Thousands die. The state assumes overarching powersunder the Epidemic Diseases Act of 1897. Using these powers, the state in effect gives birth to anew city. Entire areas are cleared out in the name of decongestion. New markets are created while old markets are regularized. New localities are created Malleshwaram, Basavangudi etc. A new goddess was born Plague-amma whose temple continues to be popular to this day! Perhaps, as a reminder to us that the plague may again rouse up its rats and send them to die in a well contended city. Acknowledgements: Theatre Counteract thanks Philippe Gasparini, Anuradha Narayan and everyone else at the Alliance Franaise de Bangalore, particularly the technical staff, Joseph and Aslam. Special thanks to Gayatri Nair, Rahul Menon, Sharvari Sastry, Imran Razvi, Prathamesh Turaga, Soundarya Iyer and Diya for their insightful comments and feedback on the work in progress. For further info, contact: Vivek V. Narayan Theatre Counteract, www.theatrecounteract.com v.v.narayan@gmail.com or 98867 01791 First Rush 2012 Graduation show - powered by Evam 23rdNovember At 5 PM and 7:30 PM AUDITORIUM, AFB

First Rush is an Evam initiative to democratize theatre. It is one more step towards freedom of theatre from being an elitist art form and into a popular young movement. The goal is to give everyone a chance to get on stage and experience the magic of live performance. Performed by: First Rush Graduating batch - November Tickets: INR 150 Language: English Chapter 2 by Neil Simon - An Indian Adaptation by Jugaad Arts 24th November At 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM 25th November At 3:30 PM & 7:30 PM AUDITORIUM, AFB In a classic Neil Simon romantic comedy, Aditya loses his wife of 12 years to cancer, a girl that he loved dearly. His brother Nikhil is trying to get him out of his depression by setting him up with women...all disasters till Raaga comes along. What follows is comedy and drama deftly woven together in a style that only Neil Simon can pull off. Performed by: Jimmy Xavier, Noel Manasseh, Kalyani Kumar and Prarthana Directed by: Anna Thomas Tickets: INR 200