Remembering Veenapani – a month-long weekend festival


Remembering-Veenapani_festival_1500from Adishakti:

Dear Friends,
It has been nearly two years since Veenapani left us. But she left us her guiding spirit, her tangible energy and her commitment to excellence. And Adishakti has been growing in leaps and bounds in terms of performances, programs and incessant growth.

To celebrate the undying spirit of Veenapani, we conducted an impromptu festival in April, 2015 the month of her birth.

Friends, well-wishers and performers who had been inspired by her work came together for a month–long performance festival in a celebration of creativity.

This year too, to commemorate Veenapani’s birthday, we are conducting the second edition of “Remembering Veenapani”, a month-long weekend festival made possible by the generosity of our performing friends.

As you must know, after Veenapani’s demise Adishakti was able to attain full self-sustainability through self-generated income but the overhead expenses for the festival exceed our yearly budget.

This year we have been able to raise Rs. 4 ½ lakhs through our own savings and sponsorships from our local friends. And although the performers are performing for free, we would like to pay them some performance fees and travel expenses. We happen to be falling short of Rs. 3 lakhs. We are writing to you because any contribution you can make will only help us tide over the deficit.

We have over five thousand friends all over. If you are in a position to contribute Rs. 200/- the prize of a single ticket, it would amount to a staggering Rs. 10 lakhs, which will not only cover this festival but also buffer next years’s.

Of course, larger contributions are most welcome. Find above the schedule for the festival (click to enlarge) and below the updated schedule.

Warm Regards,

Vinay Kumar
Artistic Director & Managing Trustee

Bank transfer details for Indian nationals:
Name of Account Holder: Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research
Account Number: 05640200027975
Account Type: Current Account
Name and Address of Bank: Bank of Baroda, No 58-60 Vellala Street,
Puducherry – 605001
IFSC Code Number: BARB0PONDIC
MICR Code Number: 605012002

Bank transfer details for Foreign nationals:
Name of Account Holder: Adishakti Laboratory for Theatre Art Research
Account Number: 05640200027978
Account Type: Current Account
Name and Address of Bank: Bank of Baroda, No 58-60 Vellala Street,
Pudhucherry 605001
IFSC Code Number: BARB0PONDIC
MICR Code Number: 605012002
SWIFT Code for International Transactions: BARBINBBOBM
For International transfers please visit: http://www.bankofbaroda.co.in/int/remittances.asp

 

Full Schedule

Weekend 1- Women Solo Artists 

Saturday

Malviki’s Ramayanam: Excerpts from The Birth of Sita

Inaugeration of A ‘Graphic Vall’ Arts Project by Malavika P.C., Pondicherry

9th April-6pm

Song of Lowino

A play by Kalairaani, Chennai

9th April, 6:30pm

Nidravathwam

A play by Nimmy Raphel & Adishakti, Pondicherry

9th April, 7:30pm

Sunday

Notes on Chai

A play by Jyoti Dogra, Mumbai

10th April, 7:30pm

Weekend 2

Friday

Jannal & Sithai Mark Seeyakai Thool

A play by Anandsami, Chennai

15th April, 6:30pm

BlueRhythm

A music concert by Kirtana Krishna & Abhishek Prakash, Bangalore

15th April, 8pm

Saturday

Jannal & Sithai Mark Seeyakai Thool

A play by Anandsami, Chennai

16th April, 6:30pm

Oxygen

A live music concert, Chennai

16th April, 8pm

Sunday

Cheruvannur Diaries

A play by Paul Mathew and Rajiv Krishnan, Chennai

17th April, 6:30pm

7/7/07

A play by Faezeh Jalali, Mumbai

17th April, 8pm

Weekend 3

Saturday

Piya Behrupiya

A play by The Company Theatre, Mumbai

23rd April, 7:30pm

Sunday

How Cow Now Cow

A children’s play by Sandbox Collective, Bangalore

24th April, 7.30pm

Weekend 4

Friday

Kabir Songs

A concert by Vedanth Bharadwaj & Bindhumalini, Chennai

29th April, 6pm

Odissi

A dance recital by Vandana Supriya & Poonima Karthick

29th April, 7.30pm

Saturday

How To Skin A Girafffe

A Play by Perch, Chennai

30th April, 7.30pm

Sunday

How To Skin A Girafffe

A Play by Perch, Chennai

30th April, 7.30pm

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