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|5th May 2017||
A Tribute to Kishori Amonkar
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
|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.
26th - 28th March 2017
Three days Swagat Parv to celebrate Vikram Samvat (Hindu New Year).
Venue : IGNCA premises, New Delhi.
26th March, 2017
27th March, 2017
28th March, 2017
|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.
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
IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
|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
19th & 20th November 2016
Celebrations of IGNCA Foundation Day
Celebrations of IGNCA Foundation Day (19th November)
Venue : IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi.
11th - 13th November 2016
Video - 11 - 13 November 2016
Kathakar - International Storytelling Festival
|14th September 2016||
Hindi Play RAKT ABHISHEK written and directed by
Shri Daya Prakash Sinha and produced by SANSKAR BHARTI,
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
22nd April 2016
A dance-drama on the life of Kamaladevi Chattopadhyaya
in collaboration with India International Centre and Crafts
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
Venue: IGNCA, Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New
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.
|17th August 2015||
Janapada Sampada Division’s Foundation Day
Venue: Exhibition Hall (New Building), 11, Mansingh
Road New Delhi – 110 001.
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)
|8th March 2015||Two Classical Music Concerts
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
|14th - 16th November 2014||
Swar Utsav - 2014 - A unique festival of classical, devotional, qawwali, sufi, fusion and
bollywood music by Music Today
|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.
|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.
Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi
|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.
8th, 9th, 10th August 2014
IGNCA is collaborating with the Times
International Folk Festival 2014 at the Jayamahal Palace,
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.
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!
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
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
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.
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 :
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
Venue: IGNCA auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
20th April 2014
Rongali Bihu Festival in collaboration with Assam Association.
Celebration of Rongali Bihu showcasing Assamese music,
handicrafts, handlooms and cuisine.
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Chithirai Festival by IGNCA and Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha
dedicated to Tamil Composers.
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
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
the Ragas taught during the lecture demonstration
were 1) Vakulabaranam 2) Misra Pahadi
| 7th March,
| 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
in the memory of Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar (1927-2011) & Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar
Friday, 21 February - 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, 22 February - 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, 23 February - 10:30 a.m.
| 16th February 2014
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
|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.
|1st November 2013||
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||
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
|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
24th August 2013
Girija Kalyana Set to Talamaddale by
Pruthviraj Kavattar and team
Venue: Acharya Institutions, Soladevanahalli Bangalore
|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
21st July 2013
Girija Kalyana (Dance Drama) in Gamaka Style
- By L. G. Meera and Group, Bangalore
Venue: Suchitra Auditorium, Banashankari, Bangalore
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
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
|5th to 7th April, 2013||
‘REVISITING BHAND PATHER’ Festival of Bhand Pather at
23rd - 24th March 2013
Uttar Dakshin -
Interactions between Hindustani and Carnatic Music Systems, on 23-24
Venue: Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
|4th & 5th February 2013||
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in
collaboration with NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South
is holding a series of lecture-demonstrations under the Kalakosa Programme -- 'Sastra & Prayoga'.
Monday, 4 February
Tuesday, 5 February
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||
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