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15th - 16th September, 2017


Concerts as part of the concluding ceremony of the Birth Centenary of Bharat Ratna Dr. M S Subbulakshmi,

Friday, 15 September, 2017   6.15 pm : Mrs Gayathri Venkataraghavan - Vocal
Mysore V Srikant will accompany on Violin, Shri K V Prasad on Mridangam and Alathur T Rajaganesh on Ghatam

Saturday, 16 September 2017
4.30 to 6 pm : Shri R.Arjun Sambasivan and Shri R.Narayanan - Keyboard
Shri Delhi R Sridhar will accompany on Violin, Shri Kumbakonam N Padmanabhan on Mridangam and N Hari Narayanan on Ghatam
6.30 pm : Shri Ramakrishnan Murthy - Vocal
Ms Charumathi Raghuraman will accompany on violin, Shri K V Prasad on Mridangam and Vazhappally Krishnakumar on Ghatam

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Contact No. : 011-23388155

10th August 2017

Dance performance Krishna ke anek rang, sant kaviyon ke sang by Dr. Sonal Mansingh and CICD Repertory Group in collaboration with Centre for Indian Classical Dances (CICD).

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time ; 6.30pm to 8.00pm

Contact No. : 011-23388155

27th July 2017

Kajri Utsav by Ms. Malini Awasthi, a renowned folk artist.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 6.00pm
Contact No. : 011-23388016

26th July 2017 Play Muawaze by XIII School of Talent Development, Ghaziabad.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 6.30pm
Contact No. : 011-23388155

5th May 2017

A Tribute to Kishori Amonkar

IGNCA and SPICMACAY pay homage to legendary Kishori Amonkar. A musical tribute will be presented by Vidhusi Girja Devi. Mithilesh K. Jha, Murad Ali and Vinay Mishra will be her accompanists.

Shri Raghunandan Panshikar , Ms. Nandini Bedekar will also pay their homage to the artist. The event will be graced by H.E. Dr. Najma Heptulla, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi.

Venue: Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri
Time:  6.30 pm


7th - 9th April 2017 The Festival of Places : A Unique Event Celebrating People Places & Memories

The Festival of Places is a unique event organized by Indira Gandhi National Centre for
the Arts (IGNCA) and CATTS (Centre for Advancement of Traditional Building Technology and Skills), a non-governmental organization, that aims to bring a change in the way we all live.

Venue : IGNCA Gallery No. 1, and Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, New Delhi.
Time : 9.00am onwards

Contact No. : Ms. Urvashi - 9871973126
4th April 2017


Chitrakoot : A dance-Drama based on Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas in collaboration with Roopvani, Varanasi.

Chitrakoot is a dance-drama based on Ramcharitmanas by Tulsidas. The story revolves around the period when Lord Ram was living in exile in forests and he begins the search for His wife Sita along-with brother Lakshman. On his way, he meets Lord Hanuman, Sugreev which helps Him to create His army to wage a war against Ravana.  The play has been directed by Shri Vyomesh Shukla who is a renowned poet, writer, translator from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh. The show is being presented by IGNCA in association with Roopvani, an organization showcasing classical texts into theatrical productions for the last thirty years. The organization regularly trains young students and children and has delivered many of its famous presentations through them. This includes 'Aashadh ka ek din', 'Kamayani' and 'Ram ki Shakti Puja'.   The performances by Roopvani have a unique style of presentation which amalgamates musical traditions from Benaras Gharana; theatrical traditions of Ramlila in Benaras as well as the dance forms of Chhau, Bharatnatyam and Kathak.

Directed by : Shri Vyomesh Shukla

Venue : IGNCA Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, New Delhi.
Time : 7.00pm

26th - 28th March 2017


Three days Swagat Parv to celebrate Vikram Samvat (Hindu New Year).

Venue : IGNCA premises, New Delhi.

26th March, 2017 

  • DRAUPADI ANTARKATHA Dance Drama, presented by Draupadi Dream Trust Producer- Director Mrs. Neera Mishrain the IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi Time 6.30pm 

27th March, 2017

  • Hindustani Classical Music, Mandolin by Pt Sugato Bhaduri. Accompanist on Tabla Ustad Akram Khan Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi Time 4.00pm 

  • Hindustani Classical Music, Sitar recitail by Mrs Meera Prasad Accompanist on Tabla Pt. Shailendra Mishra Venue : Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath Time 6.30pm 

28th March, 2017

  • Dance, music and comedy show by SAM in the IGNCA Lawns with stage, No. 3, R.P. Road, New Delhi from 6.30pm onwards.

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29th January 2017


Fourth edition of Tyagaraja Aradhanai in collaboration with Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha.

This time, Shri Neiveli Santana Gopalan will lead the singing.

Venue : Matighar lawns, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 10.00am onwards

Contact No. : 011-23388155/9717019444

20th January 2017


Dance Programme by Xinjiang Art Theater Song and Dance Troupe in collaboration with Embassy of People's Republic of China.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.
Time : 4.30pm

Contact No. : 011-23388211


11th December 2016


Concert by Ranjani-Gayatri duo as part of the Centenary commemoration of Bharat Ratna Dr M S Subbulakshmi. They will be accompanied by H. N. Bhaskar on Violin, Delhi Sairam on Mridangam and N.Guruprasad on Ghatam

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 6.00pm


26th November 2016

Ramayan / Mahabharat performance by Balinese performers Saraswati Sadhna, the dance group of Bali, Indonesia in collaboration with Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Noida

Venue : Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra, Noida
TIme : 6.00pm onwards

Contact No. : 011-23388155


19th & 20th November 2016

Celebrations of IGNCA Foundation Day

  • Video - 19 November 2016
  • Video - 20 November 2016
  • Video - Lecture by Shri B.P. Singh on 19 November 2016



Celebrations of IGNCA Foundation Day (19th November)


19th November, 2016 Release of IGNCA publications - books and DVDs at 11.00am


  Swachchta Devatva Ek Saman - Film Screening at 12.30pm Photographs
  Lecture on Culture and Peace by Shri B. P. Singh, Ex. Governor, Sikkim at 3.00pm. Shri Suryakant Bali will chair the session Photographs
  Carnatic vocal concert by Shri Abhishek Raghuram at 5.30pm.  
20th November, 2016

Inauguration of Bhinna Shadaj - innovative classical music series with Dhrupad concert by Prof Ritvik Sanyal at 10.30am.

  Screening of IGNCA film on Kheria Ramayan at 2.30pm Photographs
  Lecture on The case for Swadeshi Indology  by Shri Rajiv Malhotra, at 4.00pm. Shri Ram Bahadur Rai, President, IGNCA will chair the session. Photographs
  Dance Drama on Ganga depicting the descent of the holy Ganga on earth at 6.30pm Photographs

 Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.

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11th - 13th November 2016


Video - 11 - 13 November 2016

Kathakar - International Storytelling Festival

IGNCA is hosting this programme in collaboration with Nivesh, an NGO. This is the fourth year of the festival at IGNCA.  Like in the previous years, this year also, we would be presenting storytellers from India and abroad. Both contemporary stories and tales from legend, history and oral traditions will be presented by professional and passionate storytellers. The morning sessions are especially organised for invited school children.

Participating storytellers will be:

National - Tholpavakoothu Sangam (Kerala), Dastangoi (New Delhi), Jaishree Sethi (New Delhi)
International - Sarah Rundle (U.K.), Giles Abbott (U.K.), Spice Arthur 702 (Japan), Katy Cawkwell (U.K.)

Time: 9.00 am to 12.30 pm and 5.00 pm to 8.30 pm
Venue: IGNCA Central Lawns, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi-110001
Contact No. : 011-23388155/8341

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14th September 2016

Hindi Play RAKT ABHISHEK written and directed by Shri Daya Prakash Sinha and produced by SANSKAR BHARTI, DELHI.
Duration : 2 Hrs.

Venue : IGNCA Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi -110001
Time : 7:00pm onwards

Contact No. : 9891510230/ 9811101749/23388155

19th June 2016


Presentation of Yeh Geet Mere Banjare by Dr. Rama Singhand Dance performance on Bimb by Aangik (Jodhpur based dance company)

Yeh Geet Mere Banjare is a poem which will be presented by Dr. Rama Singh.

Bimb is the dramatization of poem with dance, it is not based on the poem but it is the sonnet come alive. Five poems of Dr. (Mrs.) Rama Singh (a well known Hindi Poetess) have been picked up for the `Bimb’ show. All the poems are interlinked with the narration and the video projection of paintings.

Shri Ram Bahadur Rai (President, IGNCA Trust) will preside over the function and Shri Shyam Jaju (National Vice President, Bharatiya Janata Party) will be the chief guest on the occasion.

Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time : 6.00pm onwards

Contact No. : 09928391505

22nd April 2016


A dance-drama on the life of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya in collaboration with India International Centre and Crafts Council.

The hour-long performance by the Seagul Theatre, Guwahati titled Kamaladevi : Yaadon ki kuch Panne will be led by Smt Bhagirathi.

This performance comes as finale to a week-long programme 'Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya and the making of modern India, being held at IIC.

Venue : Gandhi-King Plaza, India International Centre, New Delhi.
Time ; 7.00pm

Contact No. : 23388155
5th to 7th February 2016

IGNCA is hosting a storytelling festival, Kathakar: International storytellers Festival at the Amphitheatre, C. V. Mess Janpath, in collaboration with Nivesh, an NGO. This is the third year of the festival at IGNCA.

Like in the previous years, this year also, we would be presenting storytellers from India and abroad. Both contemporary stories and tales from legend, history and oral traditions will be presented by professional and passionate storytellers. We get students from government schools to attend the sessions in the morning. This year, we are hosting a session for children with special needs.

Participating story tellers will be: 

National - Puran Bhat (Rajasthan), Gangacharn Singh, Kalicharan and group (Swang, Meerut), Usha Venkataramen (Mumbai)

International - Emily Hennessey (U.K.), Giles Abbott (U.K.), Tim Ralphs (U.K.)

Venue: IGNCA, Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi-110001
Time: 9.00 am to 11.45 am (for school children)   and 4.30 pm to 8.00 pm (for open audience)

Due to unavoidable circumstances, the afternoon session planned for children with different abilities (7 February 2016 , 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm) stands cancelled.

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17th August 2015

Janapada Sampada Division’s Foundation Day

Venue: Exhibition Hall (New Building), 11, Mansingh Road New Delhi – 110 001. 
Time: 3.00 pm onwards

25th March - 2nd April 2015

This event will be followed by an exhibition of sculpture installation which will run till end of April, 2015.

Installation -Art-Theatre event 409 Ramkinkars by VIVADI in collaboration with IGNCA.

409 Ramkinkars envisions a cross-genre performance from our location in 21st Century India, while revisiting the creative milieu of sculptor-painter-scenographer-theatre artist, Ramkinkar Baij (1906-1980).

25th March 2015 - 2nd April 2015. (Public shows)

Time: 6:30p.m.

8th March 2015 Two Classical Music Concerts by Swaralaya

Venue : Auditorium, C.V. Mess, IGNCA


1st February 2015 Tyagaraja Aradhanai

Vocalists and instrumentalists from all over Delhi will gather to sing the Pancharatna kritis of Saint Tyagaraja. It is an IGNCA initiative with cooperation from various music groups.

Venue: IGNCA Front Lawns.     Time : 11.00am to 12.30pm

30th January to 1st February 2015  

Kathakar-International Storytellers Festival is being organised at IGNCA in collaboration with Nivesh (NGO). The festival will showcase national and international story tellers from different regions of the world. It will feature stories from histories, epics, social themes, folktales, tales from animal kingdoms and much more.

National story tellers are: Prof. Vettavarayan and his troupe presenting Villupattu from Tamil Nadu; Nayak Baldevbhai D. presenting Baithak ni Bhavai from Gujarat and Padam Shri N. Ibemni Devi presenting Khongjom Parba from Manipur

International Story tellers are: Emily Parish (U.K.) presenting Folk tales from Europe, India and Africa; Sarah Rundle (U.K.) presenting stories from Silk Route; Godfrey Duncan (TUUP, U.K.) presenting African folk tales and Daniel Hall (Hungary) presenting tales from Hungary

Venue: Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, IGNCA
Time : 4 pm to 8 pm

Sessions are also being organised for invited school students in the morning from 9 am to 12:30 pm on 30 and 31 January, 2015.
No morning session will be held on 1 February, 2015

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14th - 16th November 2014

Swar Utsav - 2014 - A unique festival of classical, devotional, qawwali, sufi, fusion and bollywood music by Music Today

Venue: Lawns with stage, No. 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, IGNCA, New Delhi, 110001

11th November 2014


“Ram ki Shakti Puja” By Roopvani, an NGO working in the field of arts, based in Varanasi

Director : Vyomesh Shukla

This is a performance of Ramlila based on the work of renowned Hindi writer, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala. This is a one hour composition of Chhau, Kathak and Bharatnatyam.

Venue: Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi, 110001
Time: 6.00 p.m.

1st November 2014

Celebrating Kannada Rajyotsava.  Yakshagana performance ‘Vaali Moksha’ by Shri Keremane Shivananda Hegde and group

Venue: Seva Sadan, 14th Cross Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore      Time: 6.00 to 8.00 p.m.


31st October 2014 Ottamthullal - A dance-drama from Kerala. It is a dance-drama form of Kerala based on ancient Sanskrit texts like Natyasastra. IGNCA is organising this dance performance in collaboration with SPICMACAY. The performance will be by Mr. Mohana Krishnan and troupe. IGNCA and SPICMACAY will also host Ottamthullal performances at various schools in Delhi.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi
Time: 6.00pm

14th October 2014 Group Dance from Mataram, Indonesia
A group of traditional dancers from Indonesia will present Ramayan. The group is being sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy in India in collaboration with IGNCA.

Venue : Auditorium, C V Mess, Janpath
Time : 4 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
22nd September 2014


"Remembering M.S. Subbalakshmi" --a thematic concert in memory of Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi in the week of her birth anniversary by Carnatic musician Smt Deepti Navaratna and party

Venue : Alliance Francaise, Bangalore

Time : 6.30 PM
11th - 12th August 2014


Yakshagana Gombeyaata or Puppet Yakshagana is an art-form that has thrived for more than three centuries in the coastal districts of Karnataka (Uppinakudru, Kundapura Taluk).

One of the best exponents of this art, Shri Bhaskar Kogga Kamath will be taken to educational institutions in Bengaluru for performance of “Choodamani: Lanka Dahana” episode.

Venue and Time:

  • 11 August 2014: At IGNCA Southern Regional Centre campus Amphitheatre, Kengute Circle, Magadi-Kengeri Ring Road, Near IIPM, Mallathalli, Jnanabharathi Post, 10 a.m.
  • 11 August 2014: Vidyaniketan School, 2.00 p.m.
  • 12 August 2014: Mirambika School, J.P. Nagar, 10.00 a.m.
  • 12 August 2014: Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Electronics City Phase 1, 2.00 p.m.
8th, 9th, 10th August 2014


IGNCA is collaborating with the Times International Folk Festival 2014 at the Jayamahal Palace, Bangalore.

A special exhibition of Phulkari and Gond paintings from the IGNCA collection will be on display, artists will demonstrate their crafts. IGNCA documentary 'The Story of Ram,’based on folk performances will also be screened on 9 August, Saturday 12.15 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The documentary highlights the mythological and linguistic nuances of the Ramlila at Ayodhya as a blend of Braj, Madhubani region and Avadhi Dialects.

The Festival has a wide range of performances from the desert echoes of Rajasthan Josh of Chugge Khan and party to the Sattriya of Assam, Shabnam Virmani , Waee singers and Mooralala Marwada, to Ottan Thullal of Kerala, Indic-Greek production of Dr Sonal Mansingh, Purulia Chhau of Bengal, Mallakhamb of Maharashtra and puppet theatre of Karnataka: Yakshagana Gombeyaata. Also the best of international troupes- Indonesia ballet and shadow puppetry, Sri Lankan dance and Norwegian folk performances, Workshops and stalls for handicrafts, cuisines of India, film screenings and lots more! Details of the festival on the website! http://www.tiffblr.com/

Venue: Jayamahal Palace, Bengaluru.
Time: 10.00 a.m. to 8.00 p.m.

31st July 2014


Puppet show on the life of Swami Vivekananda

On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi produced a puppet show on the life of Swami Vivekananda. This show, created by BharatiyaLok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, has already travelled to around 200 centres in the north, north-east and western India. It has been received very well. An English version of the puppet show is ready. Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the English version of the puppet show at Ramakrishna Mission Auditorium on 31 July 2014 at 6.30 p.m.

Venue: Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi

Time: 6.30 p.m. to 7.30 p. m.
16th July 2014


Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ,Performance: Sanskrit theatre from Kerala, by Natana Kairali- ‘Toranayuddham’ from Abhisheka Nataka (Act III) of Bhasa.

Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ, is a form of Sanskrit theatre traditionally performed in the state of Kerala, India. Performed in the Sanskrit language in Hindu temples, it is believed to be 2,000 years old. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Venue: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Millers Road, Vasant Nagar
Time: 6:30 PM- 8.30 PM.


13th, 14th & 15th July 2014


Pavakathakali Performance by Natana Kairali group: Kalyana Sougandhikam and Duryodhana Vadham performances

Pavakathakali, glove puppet play, came into vogue and popularity in Kerala two centuries ago through the influence of the famous classical dance theatre, Kathakali. By incorporating some Kathakali techniques and modelling puppets based on their characters, the Pavakathakali art-form emerged. The word Pava means “puppet” and Kathakali means “story play”. The glove puppet theatre form is of great importance because of its ability to present Kathakali, our classical dance-drama, through puppetry.These performances before children made them quite familiar with the stories of two major Hindu scriptures, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. And also the performance engendered in the minds of children, certain values which are very important in life.

Venue: 13th, 14th & 15th July 2014

13th July 2014, 5 PM onwards at Ganesha Park, close to Allalasandra Lake, ‘A’-Sector, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore-64 (in association with Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA)

14th July 2014 at 11:00AM at Poorna School, Sathnur Village  followed by Parikrma, Yelahanka (In association with the Bangalore Chapter of SPICMACAY.

15th July 2014 at 1:00PM at Army Public School (Kamraj Road) at 9:00 AM followed by Brigade School, J.P Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore


23rd May, 2014 IGNCA and Sufi Kathak Foundation presents,“The Last Song of Awadh

A Symposium on Legacy of Begum Akhtar represented by Last Living Legend Zareena Begum of Nanpara. conceptualized by Ms.Manjari Chaturvedi.

Venue: Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath. Time: 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Session Event
Session I

4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Screening of Short documentary film by Ms Saba Deewan followed by a talk and discussion
Session II

4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

An introduction by the moderator Shri Vikram Lall

A talk and discussion with last living court singer of Awadhi durbars discussing the lives and works of Zareena Begum along with Janaab Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Shri Salim Kidwai, Shri Pran Neville and Ms. Chhayya Ganguli

6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Tea break
Session III

6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Lecture demonstration of Ghazals by Zarina Begum and her accompanists

Performance  of Darbari Kathak by Ms Manjari Chaturvedi with Ghazal sung by Zarina Begum


11th May , 2014



Story Utsav : A storytelling festival promoting Art of Storytelling.

Venue: Lecture Room, 11 Mansingh Road

Time: 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

Story Utsav is a storytelling festival. The objective is :
  • to introduce people to the art form
  • to promote various artist in the field
  • to exhibit the application of storytelling in education, parenting and other professional areas
  • to bring children closer to Indian traditional art forms and literature

The festival will have dramatic story presentations, workshops, displays, interactive sessions, singing and music. The event intends to make people aware of this vibrant art form that not only enhances personality skills but also brings people, friends, colleagues and family closer.


25th April 2014


International Conference on Cham Art Heritage of Vietnam : Ecological Cultural and Art Historical Traditions

Odissi dance recital by Ms Madhavi Mudgal and disciples

Venue:  IGNCA auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi

Time: 06:30PM


20th April 2014


Rongali Bihu Festival in collaboration with Assam Association. Celebration of Rongali Bihu showcasing Assamese music, handicrafts, handlooms and cuisine.

Venue: IGNCA Lawns & stage, Entry from Gate No.3, Rajendra Prasad Road


4.00 p.m. onwards Mini Rongali Mela

6.30 p.m. - Cultural Programme - Manasrobin (Popular Singer from Assam) followed by Bihu dance.

18th April to 20th April 2014

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Chithirai Festival by IGNCA and Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha dedicated to Tamil Composers.
Venue:  Auditorium, Janpath, New Delhi.    Time:    6.00 p.m. onwards.

Schedule :- 
18.4.2014 (Friday) Dr.S.Sowmya  Vocal, Parur M.S.Ananthakrishnan  Violin, Poongulam Subramaniam - Mridangam

19.4.2014 (Saturday) Kunnakudi Balamurali Krishna- Vocal, Parur M.S.Ananthakrishnan - Violin, Poongulam Subramaniam - Mridangam

20.4.2014 (Sunday) Priya Venkataraman - Bharatanatyam

15th March, 2014



Concert by Shri Rama Varma on Maharaja Swati Tirunal Bicentenary.

Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma was the Maharaja of the state of Travancore.He was a patron of music and a musician himself. He is credited with composing over 400 compositions in Carnatic and Hindustani music. Shri Rama Varma his descendent would be recreating some of the melodious pieces of the bygone era. The accompanists are Shri S.Varadarajan (violin), Shri B.Harikumar (Mridangam) , Dr.S.Karthick (Ghatam).

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.

Collaborative : IGNCA and Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, New Delhi

13th March, 2014



Bicentenary Celebrations of Maharaja Swati Thirunal

Workshop for Children By Shri Rama Varma.

In a unique Lecture demonstration. Shri Rama Varma the descendent of Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma would teach singing techniques to young learners.

the Ragas taught during the lecture demonstration were 1) Vakulabaranam 2) Misra Pahadi

Venue: IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

Time: 4.00 p.m. - 7.00 p.m.

7th March, 2014



International Women’s Day

Performance by Folk Groups from the seven Zonal Cultural Centres, Ministry of Culture, at the conclusion of year long campaign on `Cultural Barriers in Women’s Health’.

Venue: Amphitheatre, IGNCA, New Delhi
Time: 3.30 p.m. onwards.

Collaborative : IGNCA and ZCC.
21st February 2014 to 23rd February 2014

Friday, 21 February

Saturday, 22 February

Sunday, 23 February

Dhrupad Festival in the memory of Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar (1927-2011) & Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013)

Friday, 21 February - 6:30 p.m.
Pandit Pushpraj Koshti (Surbahar) at 6:30 p.m.
Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar (Dhrupad) at 8 p.m.
(vocal support by S. Aneesuddin Dagar & S. Nafeesuddin Dagar)
Pakhawaj Accompaniment: Pandit Dalchand Sharma

Saturday, 22 February - 6:30 p.m.
Smt. Jyoti Hegde (Rudra Veena) at 6:30 p.m.
Ustad Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar (Dhrupad) at 8 p.m.
Pakhawaj Accompaniment: Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma

Sunday, 23 February - 10:30 a.m.
Smt. Nancy Lesh-Kulkarni (Cello) at 10:30 a.m.
Pandit Uday Bhawalkar (Dhrupad) at 12 Noon
Pakhawaj Accompaniment: Shri Pratap Awad

16th February 2014


Tyagaraja Aradhanai

IGNCA is taking this initiative with cooperation from music groups In collaboration with Shamukhananda Sangeetha Sabha.
Vocalist, and instrumentalists from all over Delhi will gather to sing the Pancharatna Kritis of Saint Tyagaraja.

Venue : Front lawns of IGNCA,    Time : 11.00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m.



27th November - 28th November 2013 “Shastrotsava: Celebrating the Textuality of the Kalamulasastra” Festival on Texts published under Kalamulasastra series.

Programme & Venue:

Pancavadyam (Musical ensembles from Kerala) – 30 minutes
27 November, 2013, 4.30 p.m. onwards at Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath

Astapadi recital from Gitagovinda (Kerala style) – 40 minutes
27 November, 2013, 5.45 pm onwards at IGNCA Auditorium, C.V.Mess, Janpath

Pancavadyam (Musical ensembles from Kerala) – 30 minutes
28th November, 2013, 5.00 pm onwards at Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath

Kudiyattam, a Ballet based Jatayuvadham from Ramayana - 30 minutes,
28th November 5.45 pm onwards, IGNCA Auditorium, C.V.Mess, Janpath

Details on Facebook

16th - 17th November 2013 Avudai Akkal a theatre performance based on the life and songs of Shenkottai Avudai Akkai, a child widow who lived sometimes in early 18th cent. in Tamil Nadu and acquired profound scholarship and practice of the Vedantic Philosophy of Advaita with her fearless courage.

Time: 06:00PM
Venue: Amphi Theatre, C V Mess, Janpath, IGNCA

Details on Facebook

1st November 2013 Shaam- e-Awadh Subh-o-Banaras. The Evening of Awadh and the morning of Banaras. A presentation of Kathak by Ms. Shovana Narayan & Asavari Repertory and Thumri by Dr. Kumud Diwan.

Venue: Amphitheatre, C. V. Mess, IGNCA New Delhi - 110 001

Time: 6.30 p.m. - 8.30 p.m.
29th October 2013 Under the Bal Jagat programme, IGNCA is organising a story telling session by Ms. Indira Mukherjee with Indian Pollution Control Association, an NGO dealing with Ragpickers (children)

Venue: IGNCA, Lecture Hall, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

Time: 03:00PM

20th September 2013 Under Bal Jagat Programme, IGNCA is organizing a story telling session by Ms. Indira Mukherjee

Venue: Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi

Time: 3:00PM

24th August 2013

at 2:00PM

 Girija Kalyana Set to Talamaddale by Pruthviraj Kavattar and team

Venue: Acharya Institutions, Soladevanahalli Bangalore

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11th August 2013

6:00PM to 7:30PM

Inaugural show on Swami Vivekananda through puppets, created by Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur. Hon’ble Union Minister for Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch will be the Chief Guest on the occasion.

Venue: Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission (Paharganj Area) near metro station RKM Ashram

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21st July 2013

at 6:00PM

Girija Kalyana (Dance Drama) in Gamaka Style - By L. G. Meera and Group, Bangalore

Venue: Suchitra Auditorium, Banashankari, Bangalore

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23rd May 2013

Timings 05.30 pm

Tribute to Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman in collaboration with All India Radio by Lalgudi G J R Krishnan and Lalgudi Smt. Vijayalakshmi will present a concert in tribute to their father and guru.

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi - 110 001



19th May 2013

6.00 pm

Invitation of the Event - Kathak Dance' set to the Vachanas, Kirtanas and Kannada lyrics jointly organised by IGNCA SRC and Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy.

Venue - Auditorium, Suchitra, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore - 560070

22nd April 2013 Under the aegis of the ongoing Sastra & Prayoga research programme at the IGNCA, Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee will present the salient features of the gayaki of the gharanas he represents. In doing so, he will reflect upon the uniting factors between different gharanas and, at the same time, differences in their style of presentation. Through a chosen repertoire of compositions, he will dwell on the importance of sahitya in Hindustani music which is reflected through bandishes that correspond to the rasa of the raga.

Accompanying Artists:
Tabla: Shri Timir Roy Chowdhury, Harmonium: Shri Sumit Misra

at 6:00 p.m. at IGNCA Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.

9th & 10th April 2013 Two concerts on Khyal and Dhrupad by Acharya Goswami Gokulotsav Maharaj ji

Veune: Lawns & stage, No. 3, Rajendra Prasad Road

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5th to 7th April, 2013 REVISITING BHAND PATHER’  Festival of Bhand Pather at the IGNCA

Venue :
Inauguration and Discussions at Auditorium, IGNCA
Performances: Amphitheatre, C. V. Mess, IGNCA

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23rd - 24th March 2013

Uttar Dakshin - Interactions between Hindustani and Carnatic Music Systems, on 23-24 March 2013
A Music event in collaboration with International  Foundation for Fine Arts.

Venue: Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi

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4th & 5th February 2013 Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in collaboration with NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music
is holding a series of lecture-demonstrations under the Kalakosa Programme -- 'Sastra & Prayoga'.

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Monday, 4 February

Guided listening
5pm: Illustrated presentation on ’Ustad Alladiya Khan and the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana’ by Prof. Amlan Das Gupta
6pm: Hindustani Classical Vocal recital by Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur

Tuesday, 5 February
5pm: Illustrated presentation on 'The tradition of Khanaqahi Qawwali' by Irfan Zuberi
6pm: Qawwali performance by Ustad Mohammed Ahmed Warsi Nasiri Qawwal & Group.

Venue:  IGNCA, Auditorium, C. V. Mess, 1, Janpath, New Delhi - 110 001

31st January 2013 IGNCA in collaboration with AIR is organizing a Vaidya Vrinda programme (as homage to late Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar) at 6:00PM at IGNCA Auditorium, C. V. Mess, IGNCA.


20th & 21st November 2012

Cultural Programmes:    Invitation Card
Auditorium, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, C. V. Mess Building, Janpath, New Delhi 01

Programme Date / Time
Dhrupad by Gundecha Brothers: Shri Umakant and Shri Ramakant. 20th November 2012
6.00 p.m.
Violin Jugalbandi by Prof T N Krishnan and Dr. N Rajam 21st November 2012
6.00 p.m.





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