Indian Classical Music Concert

Bharat Nivas presents Indian Classical Music Concert by Uday Bhawalkar accompanist on Pakhwaj : Sri Pratap Awad Wednesday February 16th, Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, 8.00 pm and Saturday February 19th, Aurodhan, Krtashray Aurodhan Gardens, Pdy, 8.00 pm Time duration - 60 to 90 min

WHITE NIGHT On January 26th, 4pm – Centre d’Art Citadines

WHITE NIGHT On January 26th, at 4pm, Pondicherry artists Danasegar, Ezhilarasan, and Vengadesan invite you to a very special event 'White Night’ in the exhibition spaces at Centre d'Art Citadines, which will host their art works until February 16th. The deep friendship that binds these artists goes back to their…

Sustainable development goals and Her – Competition for women entrepreneurs

SDGs & Her is an online competition for women entrepreneurs to showcase how they are supporting the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through their business operations. The objectives of the initiative are to: recognize women implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), including women business owners of microenterprises; increase knowledge about the…

Adishakti presents two unique solo pieces: ALTROVE and THE RINGATORUS

Greetings from Adishakti! We are delighted to let you know that we are hosting two unique Solo Pieces on Wednesday the 14th of November, 7pm onwards. We will start with ALTROVE which is a Swiss solo work choreographed by Alessandro Schiattarella. This solo is the result of such explorative research, beyond and elsewhere what a…

Lively Up Your Earth 2019 – Solitude Farm

Lively Up Your Earth 2019 On the 12th January 2019, Solitude Farm will be hosting Lively Up Your Earth 2019, our 6th eco-music festival. This year the focus is on bringing the value of local foods to our community. To do this we plan to have 13 stalls that demonstrate…

Auroville Art Camp – Thank you!

From the AUROVILLE ART CAMP team Finding oneness in diversity and beauty We did it! The applications have come in and lots of thoughts come into mind. It all started with a dream. This adventure was born last March when, during an art camp in Chittorgarh, a few of us contemplated…

ONASSIS AiR Artists-in-Residency – Athens

Open call 2019/20 ONASSIS AiR Artists-in-Residency Athens Deadline: November 26, 2018 Contact: e. air@onassis.org w: www.sgt.gr © Tassos Vretto ONASSIS AiR (Artists-in-Residence) is a year-round program, located in the urban centre of Athens, that grounds its mission in commitment to supporting artistic process, towards a less product-obsessed arts ecosystem. The…

“Moments in between” Photography exhibition by Yam Yardeni

Moments in between” Photography exhibition by Yam Yardeni Pitanga October 27th till November 10th Opening Saturday 27th, 4 pm   “Photography brings to me a sense of enjoying the moment without the need to capture it.” Yam Yardeni   What could be the “moments in between” for a 16-year-old teenager born…

Tibetan Pavilion celebrates 102 years of MEN-TSEE-KHANG

HEALTHY BODY, HEALTHY MIND: CELEBRATING 102 YEARS OF MEN-TSEE-KHANG A 3-Day Event at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture on Friday 2, Saturday 3 and Sunday 4 November, 2018   Friday November 2, at 5.30 pm at the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture ‘Introduction to Tibetan Medicine and Astro-Sciences’ A Special Lecture delivered…

Neuro-Dramatic Play by Dr. Sue Jennings – Unity Pavilion

From Monday 29th October to Friday 2nd November Dr Sue Jennings, anthropologist, author and drama/ neuro-dramatic play therapist, will be running a 5 day course in  Neuro-Dramatic Play at the Unity Pavilion. There will be 25 Aurovillian therapists and teachers attending for each full day, joined by 12 children from…

My Creative Satsang – Latest Video by Francesca

Before i start uploading videos on how to find a subject for your short story, i want you to take notes about few tips you need to know to write your first (and second, and third and..) script. #ashortstoryaweek #howtowriteashortstory #creativewriting #francescaemiliapapale #mycreativesatsang

‘Heal-arity’ Workshop on the art and profession of Medical Clowning

“Heal-Arity” is a fun filled week-long immersion in the universe of the Clown, especially created by MeDi Clown Academy, to introduce the participants into the art and profession of medical clowning. The two main goals of this workshop are to guide the participants into a self-journey discovering their unique clown-personality;…

Garba Dance Workshop by Shruti Chokshi from Pondicherry

Garba Dance Workshop by Shruti Chokshi from Pondicherry Saturday 20 October 4.30 to 7.00 pm at Unity Pavilion Garba is a traditional dance form of the Indian state of Gujarat, usually performed during Navratri, the nine-day festival celebrated all over India worshipping Goddess Durga. This colourful and elegant dance performed…

Voice that Touches Your Heart – Christabel Menezes

A Concert by Christabel Menezes Accompanied on Flute by Jade Tuesday 16 October - 7 pm at Unity Pavilion Guest Performance by Sanjna Banik from Pondicherry Christabel first found her authentic expression at the age of 27, a miraculous validation and liberation that allowed her to travel all over India,…

Saraswati Puja and Painting exhibition at Well Cafe

Well cafe open for Saraswathi puja from 9:30 to 17:00 Thursday 18.10.2018 and we would like to celebrate knowledge, music, art, wisdom and learning with you all - get FREE MALABI (vegan/with milk) with every lunch order! Our special guest for Sarasvathi puja Olga Bogacheva with adorable cute paintings exhibition…

Auroville Art Camp teaser 4

  We are organising an Auroville Art Camp and Festival in March 2019 with Artist residency taking place in Auroville, for painters. 15 Indian national artists and 15 Aurovilians artists will be selected to collaborate and work on the theme “A new world is possible”, inspired by a quotation from…

CREATIVE WRITING PLAYGROUND!

CREATIVE WRITING PLAYGROUND! 12 /13 / 14 of October. From 4 to 6pm Do you want to write a story just for the fun of it but you don't know how to start? Do you feel you have "something to write" inside of you but you do not know what…

Origami Workshop – Bharat Nivas

“Let's enjoy ORIGAMI”     - a Workshop by Bharat Nivas and the Japanese Pavilion Friday 12th October 2:30pm~3:30pm At the Bharat Nivas office (Under the Auditorium ~ after entering the Auditorium building, take the stairs down on your right side. The office is on your right). In this month…

Photo Exhibition by Nitin Joshi – Tibetan Pavilion

Pavilion of Tibetan Culture Invites you to a Photo Exhibition by Nitin Joshi 1st October until 13th October 2018 Closed on Sunday and National Holidays. Opening hours: 9am – 12:30 and 2-5:30pm The photographer takes you through the life of semi-nomadic Tibetan children belonging to the Changpa tribe of Tibet.…

Navratri festival Doll show

As a part of Navratri Celebrations, Ilaignarkal Education Centre invites you for a special   DOLL SHOW from10th to 22nd October 2018 - 10 am to 6 pm at Ilaignarkal Education Centre, Saaram community. Everyday including Sunday and Pooja Holidays   The festival of Navratri holds significance as it represents…

tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019 on 21st and 22nd March 2019

The Department of English (SFS) Madras Christian College, Chennai, and tiNai Ecofilm Festival, is organising a two-day International conference titled, "Ecological Migrations and Transcultural Ethics" and tiNai Ecofilm Festival 2019 on 21st and 22nd March 2019. The Conference Webpage: https://teff.in/eco-conference-on-ecological-migrations-and-transcultural-ethics/ Festival Website: www.teff.in Important Dates of the conference are given below: Deadline for Abstract Submission: 31 December…

7th Call for Submissions WimmelResearch-Fellowship

The WimmelResearch-Fellowship will be awarded as part of a joint project between Robert Bosch GmbH, Akademie Schloss Solitude and Wimmelforschung. Artists from all disciplines – including performance/dance, visual arts, architecture, design, literature, sound/music, video/filmmaking, and web development – are invited to apply until September 28, 2018. There is no restriction…

Auroville Green Practices Workshops

  Earth and Bamboo 19th - 23rd November 2018 Earth and bamboo are two materials which have been used together for a wide range of traditional construction techniques in Southeast Asia. Both materials are locally abundant and affordable materials with a very low carbon footprint. Both are known to be materials…

6th Kolkata People’s Film Festival (KPFF) 2019!

CALL FOR ENTRIES! Timeline of film submission Early deadline: September 30, 2018 Regular deadline: October 20, 2018 Late deadline: November 20, 2018 Notification date: December 15, 2018 Festival dates: January 17-20, 2019 Please read the following description and terms of film submission carefully before submitting a film. SUBMIT A FILM…

Aurovilian Author to receive Whiting Grant – Akash Kapur

    The Whiting Creative Non-fiction Grant of $40,000 is awarded to writers in the process of completing a book of deeply researched and imaginatively composed non-fiction intended to encourage original and ambitious projects by giving recipients the additional means to do exacting research and devote time to composition. The…

CREEVA: We all have our Body’s unique way of Drawing!

  Come and find your own with Audrey In the workshop, we explore abstract and figurative coloring. On 5th and 6th October From 9am to 12pm & 2pm to 5pm At The Atelier, Creativity Community All materials are provided - Contribution for guests is Rs. 2,000/-, and for volunteers is Rs.…

KALABHUMI goes Live!

              Sunday 30/09 7:30 pm in Kalabhumi Studio September Edition   Elie & Vasantha ~ from Pondicherry Carla ~ Classic Opera Tripp & Company   The concert will be held inside the music studio, therefore in case of light rain we will have KGL!…

Open Call First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat

  The first call for proposals in 2017 drew a resounding response. Now the Prince Claus Fund, through its Cultural Emergency Response (CER) programme and the Whiting Foundation announce a second round of the Open Call for First Aid to Documentary Heritage under Threat. We invite proposals for projects in…

Komali Mediclowns – India Nose Love

  Komali is a young social enterprise that offers an integral training and holistic approach to healing for people in healthcare (hospitals, homecare, clinics), Education (schools, colleges, universities) and business (self-help groups, corporations) in villages and cities. Its founders had developed and tested the concept in Canada and wanted to…

Tamil Thendral (Evening of Tamil culture) at Unity Pavilion

In the Desh-Videsh Sanskriti (Cultures Home and Abroad) series, Unity Pavilion proudly presents      Tamil Thendral (Evening of Tamil culture) on Saturday 29-09-2018 – 3:30 pm onwards At Unity Pavilion  Program highlights: Dance, Veena Recital, Documentary Film, Fun of learning Tamil Language & Delicious Vegetarian Dinner (cost-sharing basis)  …

Fundraiser for Japanese Garden at Auroville Botanical Gardens

Over the past few years, Noel and Jyoti have been working on a Japanese Garden at the Auroville Botanical Gardens.  With donations and recycled materials, the garden has slowly progressed and begun to come alive with Beauty, revealing the artistic spirit that lies behind gardening and the Japanese tradition of…

Call for entries The 2019 edition of MIFA is open!

  The mission of the Moscow International Foto Awards is to recognize, reward and promote talented photographers from around the world and introduce them to the creative community in Russia. Photographers from all corners of the world are encouraged to enter their work. SUBMIT NOW TO MIFA 2019 Since 2013,…

SPECIAL SCREENING at CREATIVITY – Behind The Label

  Filmed in India  "Behind the Label” tells stories of the combined lifecycle of cotton"-from plantations to textiles – of GM cotton failure with those taking the difficult path back to organically grown cotton. A path that starts with the recovery of traditional seeds to interviews with prominent advocates that will…

Website – For Art creations made in Auroville

www.auroville.com In the future the arts will exist, as Sri Aurobindo wrote in the Life Divine, “as expressions and means of the truth of the spirit and the beauty of and delight of existence.” This is the challenge presenting itself to artists both in Auroville and all around the world.…

International Peace Day Celebrations

International Peace Day Celebrations at Unity Pavilion Friday September 21, 2018 2.30 pm onwards The Unity Pavilion team invites you all join hands on celebrating the International Day of Peace with the following activities: 2.30 – 4.00 pm: Activities for Children and adults (Origami, Flower mandala, Peace messages) 4.00 –…

Pure Photo – Photography Exhibition

    Pure Photo is a photographic exhibition consisting of traditional analogue photos by Future School and Transition School students. They are a collection of darkroom prints from negatives, Pin Hole Camera Photos and Photograms. The students have been learning analogue photography over the last 12 months. They have been…

WORLD BAMBOO DAY – 18th September 2018

18th Of September 2018 Tuesday-8am to 5pm We cordially invite you to celebrate World Bamboo day at Auroville. Highlights of this event: *  Bamboo Plantation *  Launch of special Eco-friendly products in bamboo *  Spread awareness of 9 verticals of Bamboo *  Bamboo Fun & Fair *  Bamboo Jamming *  Make…

The Film Preservation & Restoration Workshop India 2018 (FPRWI 2018).

About FPRWI 2018 FPRWI 2018 that is to take place from November 15 – 22, 2018 in Kolkata is an initiative of Film Heritage Foundation (FHF) and The International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF) in association with The Academy of Motion Picture, Arts & Sciences, L’Immagine Ritrovata, Fondazione Cineteca di…

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) invites applications for a Museum Fellowship for a period of nine months.

India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with  Barpeta District Museum, Assam invites applications for a Museum Fellowship  Application Deadline: Thursday, September 20, 2018 This initiative is supported by TATA TRUSTS India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Barpeta District Museum, Assam invites applications for a Museum Fellowship for a period of nine months. The Archival and…

IPA – International Photography Awards

IPA & THE LUCIE FOUNDATION The IPA submission fees are contributing to Lucie Foundation, a non-profit charitable organization whose three-tiered mission is to honour master photographers, discover and cultivate emerging talent, and promote the appreciation of photography worldwide. http://www.luciefoundation.org/ THE ANNUAL IPA PRIZES INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR AWARD DISCOVERY…

Moulding Life in Clay

  Moulding Life in Clay   Indian ceramic artists talk out loud to Mitali Joshi about their art, passion and Auroville. Seven artists from and around Auroville, an experimental township in India located on the coast of Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu, will be presenting their artwork in Argilla ’18 in…

“The Mahabharata Within”: a workshop by SEA

WHEN: Sunday 2nd September, 9:00AM - 5:30PM WHERE: Kala Kendra basement hall, Bharat Nivas Based on Gift Ecology (contribute from your heart): Donations through AV bluesheet of SEA (Social Entrepreneurship Association). For Further details & Registration please contact SEA at: socent@auroville.org.in / 9489527893 The Mahabharata is one of the most…

PACHAMAMA (Mother Earth) CELEBRATION

America – C.A.L.I (House (casa) of Latin America – Indigenous) International Zone Invites you all to   A Traditional Festival from South-Andes of America  PACHAMAMA (Mother Earth) CELEBRATION  Please come and bring food, flowers and incense to the Mother Earth, thanking her for all she has given to us the…

Bollywood Dance Workshop – By Shobhana Patnaik

WHEN: 6pm, 30th August 2018, WHERE: Unity Pavilion “Matter and Light” at Unity Pavilion from 12 Aug to 15 Sept. Proceeds will go to the “Acres for Auroville” campaign to support the purchase of Auroville’s still-missing land. Song and dance sequences are an integral part of Indian cinema, especially Hindi…

Matter and Light – Exhibition of Art works

  WHEN: until 15 September 2018 WHERE: Unity Pavilion Open on all week days 10 am to 4.30 pm.   As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration of Auroville, the Unity Pavilion is organizing an exhibition of art works by two well-known artists - Kratu from Auroville and Usha Patel…

Auroville Underground Music Festival

Dear Friend, this is to invite you to the first Auroville Underground Music Festival - AUM Festival! WHEN: 4pm - Late, Saturday, Sept 8 - WHERE: Youth Centre What is it? The Auroville Underground Music Festival (AUM) is a festival dedicated to experimental music and sound and will feature artists…

– summer break –

We are on a summer break and will not be posting on the website until the end of July. We will continue with keeping the calendar up to date. Do you know of someone who would like to manage our website postings for us 2 days a week? Please let…

Around the world: latest animation of Steve Cutts

Steve Cutts has just released Happiness his latest animation which, once again, deals with the most harmful aspects of our society. Happiness: The story of a rodent's unrelenting quest for happiness and fulfilment. We know Steve Cutts for being the author of amazing animations. From the Simpsons couch gags to the…

CREEVA Schedule: Creativity Community Atelier

Come, Create with Us! Experience, Express and Explore yourself though the Visual Arts Centre for Research, Education and Experience in the Visual Arts (CREEVA) is a platform for people to experience art first hand and overcome the inhibitions. It is a place where art enthusiasts can experiment with mediums, form,…

Mother’s Mantra in Matrimandir Amphitheater, 24th June

we will sing Mother’s mantra “Om Namo Bhagavaté” In Matrimandir Amphitheater Sunday June 24th - 6.30 to 7.30 pm (weather permitting) with Joy and Jivatman (guitar) to guide the chanting. To make it easier for new people to learn the melodic cycle in which the mantra is composed, Joy and…

Call for proposals for the Matrimandir’s Garden of Unexpected

The Matrimandir executives are calling for design proposals for the Garden of the Unexpected. If you have a great idea & the capability to, design and implement garden landscaping, we invite you to participate by registering and filling out this form. You can apply individually or as a team. Please…

Talking about art with Ivana

Are we afraid to talk about the quality of art in Auroville? Artist, a critic of art, lover of art, researcher, neuroscientist, you are invited to an informal discussion at Mitra compound (Town Hall) on Tuesdays 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29 th May and 5th June from 5 pm till sunset.…

Art for Charity – Birgitta Volz in Namibia

The internationally renowned artist Birgitta Volz has just arrived in Namibia to assist her friend and travel book author Konny von Schmettau with her charity in the North. She will soon display the results of her original and unmatched work of which the print of the famous baobab with David…

Around the World: Flip-Flop Art | Ocean Sole // 60 Second Docs

Choking oceans cough up art. Millions of discarded flip-flops are posing major hazards to our oceans. Ocean Sole, a Kenyan ocean conservation group, is turning flip-flop pollution into art and even functional products to help protect the oceans. Flip-flop artist Francis Mutua guides us through their work, where over 900…

Around the world: Peter Hujar, Speed of Life

The life and art of Peter Hujar (1934–1987) were rooted in downtown New York. Private by nature, combative in manner, well-read, and widely connected, Hujar inhabited a world of avant-garde dance, music, art, and drag performance. His mature career paralleled the public unfolding of gay life between the Stonewall uprising…

Around the world: Peter Sacks, a painter and a poet

Night Ferry By Peter Sacks Blood-drop, lung of fire setting past the sea bell and wave; why am I separate from that giant burrowing into further life? The body breathes and rides a heavy-netted ocean swollen by the tide. Under the half-moon it’s the lighthouse light that turns the rest…

Improvised Theatre Workshops with Jesse

For 'Grown-ups’ Are you ready to explore new dimensions of your being? Are you ready to discover the miriad personalities that lie hidden within you? Are you aged 13 or over? Improvised Theatrical Storytelling If the answer to all of the above is yes, or you just think that you…

Funds available for performances from Auroville Artists in Auroville

Funds can be requested now for the financial year 2018/19. Applications will be considered only until 30.05.18. Please send a mail to av.artistgroup@gmail.com. We will send you a questionnaire about your performance. Return it as soon as possible. In a subsequent meeting distribution of funds will be allocated. Nuria &…

Artist Biswajyoti Mahanta: presentation and workshop

Offered by Bharat Nivas: you are invited to meet and spend learning time with Mr.Biswajyoti Mahanta (Artist & Teacher from Baroda, Gujarat) Talk accompanied by slide projection: Tuesday, 22nd May 2018 Time: 5 to 6.30 PM, Venue: Bhoomika Hall, Bharat Nivas Workshop: on Digital Media, animation, graphic design, bamboo work,…

Mahabharata Immersion “discovering the Pandavas within” 23th May

One-day introductory exploration on 'discovering the Pandavas within' and a small peek into deeper processes like the Mahabharata Immersion organised by SEA (Social Entrepreneurship Association) Facilitator: Naveen Kumar (SEA volunteer) Date: Wednesday, May 23 (9:30 am - 5:30 pm) Venue: Bhumika Hall, Bharat Nivas For details of the workshop, please…

Video: Soul Cypher in CRIPA

An evening of music, collective dance, fun in Auroville's Cripa with the group "Soul Cypher", on the 13th of April 2018. Aurovilians can have fun ! Soul Cypher are: Margherita - voice Mattheu - bass guitar, voice Menul - drums Edo - lead guitar Video by: Manoahr

Art Coop Pot-Lucky

Creativity and impetus are seldom birthed in a formal setting. ArtService's Valentina and Krishna approached Ricky of Global EcoVillage Network and Urban Gardens with the idea he had fundraising skills. Ricky denied having these but instead was happy to share his dynamic networking ideas and offered to help organize the…

Call for Entries: Prix de la Photographie, Paris (P×3) 2018

Submit your best work for a chance to win up to $8,000 in cash prizes, be selected by our curators for the P×3 exhibition in Paris and inclusion in the Annual P×3 book. The “Prix de la Photographie, Paris” (P×3) strives to promote the appreciation of photography, to discover emerging…

Call for Artists: Art Maestro Award & Exhibition 2018 in Kochi

We are inviting entries (Drawing, Painting, Print Making & Sculpture) from artists who like to join the event. ART MAESTRO AWARD 2018 (5 Th Edition) The best entry will select for ART MAESTRO AWARD (Rs. 25,001+Memento+Certificate), P.J. Paul Memorial Sculpture Award (Rs. 5,001+Memento+Certificate) and Best 10 entries will select for…

Call for Proposals: Film-making Apprenticeship with Claire and RV

This coming school year we can welcome 2 students more in our apprenticeship program. This program is for Aurovilians, pre-adults and adults. Filmmaking apprenticeship’s program covers the areas of pre-production, production, and post-production. It’s an an individual tuition, each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his/her own film and may…

Call for Applications: Global Cultural Leadership Programme 2018

Are you a young cultural manager/practitioner looking to develop and strengthen your cultural leadership skills? Are you excited to be part of a growing international network of young cultural professionals? The third edition of our Global Cultural Leadership Programme (GCLP) is made for you! GCLP 2018 For the third edition…

Satsang with Prahlad Tipanya Kabir Songs Live May 5th and 6th

5th at Language Lab, Auroville, 6:30 pm 6th at Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, 10 am Prahlad Singh Tipaniya is an Indian folk singer who performs Kabir bhajans in the Malwi folk style from Madhya Pradesh. Prahlad Singh Tipaniya has visited UK, The United States & Pakistan as well as in…

White Peacock Clay Club Exhibition

White Peacock Clay Club invites everybody for the "Ceramic Exhibition" of the graduate group -Bhavyo, Hyeyoon, Masha, Narayan. Please come with friends to: Savitri Bhavan till 5th of May from 3 to 5 pm

Adil in Singapore

Symbols & Scripts: The language of Craft In 2012, my work was in an exhibition at Delhi's Habitat Centre, AKSHARA curated by Jaya Jaitley. I had two works in the show, my solo platters and a collaborative pot which was made by Palanisamy and glazed and fired by me. This…

Short movie on SAIIER

This short movie is about S.A.I.I.E.R., Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research. SAIIER coordinates educational activities in Auroville and undertakes educational research toward giving practical shape to the vision of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. The Mother explained that there are five kinds of education: physical, vital, mental, psychic…

Call for Applicattions: short-play theatre festival in Madras

Short+Sweet is a global festival brand, presenting highly successful Theatre, Dance, Cabaret, and Song Festivals around the world. We provide audiences with exciting and contemporary works that challenge and entertain. Short+Sweet’s mission is to build theatre-going audiences around the world. Beginning as a small festival of 10 minute plays in Sydney, Australia,…

Thu. documentary and Sat. music night at Unity Pavilion

This week on Thursday 26-04-2018 at 8 pm at the Unity Pavilion we will be screening a light, yet informative and mind opening documentary "Sacred Geometry" from the series "Spirit Science". Do come and update your softwares sacredly and geometrically :) New musical night at the Unity Pavilion. We are…

Painting workshop offer by Audrey 27th and 28th May

Centre for Research, Education, and Experience in the Visual Arts (CREEVA) is delighted to present to you the following intensive full-day workshop: We all have our Body’s unique way of Drawing! -Come and find your own with Audrey On 27th and 28th April - From 9am to 12pm & 2pm…

Open rehearsal of BHU on the 1st of May at CRIPA

A dance theatre show inspired by the oldest martial art of the world: Kalaripayattu. 1st of May 2:00 pm sharp at CRIPA The journey of a man looking for connection with himself and Nature. ”A theatrical tribute to Earth.” The Hindu ”Thank you for this journey that will continue and…

Article: Artist finds true calling in Auroville

A Czech artist experiments with different techniques to make up for lost time in her painterly pursuits Czech-born Aurovilian Ivana Frousava is holding a solo exhibition at Auroville. Ivana Frousova first took up a brush and palette of water colours when she was in her middle age. But, ever since,…

Carnatic music concert in Pondicherry 22nd April

AV Music and Dance group is going to this concert, featuring an in-demand young Chennai singer just back from his maiden tour of the USA. Day/Date : Sunday,22nd April,2018 Time : 6.05 to 9.00 PM Venue : Societe Progressite School 12,Chetty Street, Pondicherry Programme : Vocal Sri.Bharath Sundar Violin Sri.L.Ramkrishnan…

Available in Freeland Bookshop: “The Great War of Kurukshestra”

The Mahabharata of Maggi Lidchi Grassi is a "great novel" as it is no longer written. Maggi Lidchi-Grassi's magnificent book "The Great War of Kurukshestra" is available at Freeland Bookshop. A writer whose novels have been celebrated by Henry Miller, Nadine Gordimer or Doris Lessing, Maggi Lidchi-Grassi not only revisits…

Around the world: Source and Stimulus: Polke, Lichtenstein, Laing

In the late 19th century, the American illustrator and publisher Benjamin Day developed a cost-effective printing technique that used dots in different densities to reproduce images on a mass scale. This process, named after its inventor, matured over the next century and was utilised to print newspapers, advertisements, and pulp…

‘StoryYoga for Children’: website and audio-stories by Noel

I would like to take the opportunity to share with all of you that I have a new website and blog called StoryYoga for Children which is devoted to sharing my children's stories.  You can visit it at www.storyyoga.wordpress.com .  There you will find audio narrated stories that you can experience, including my children's…

Workshop: Truth on the stage

The Auroville Theatre Group would like to explore what it means to bring "truth on stage". What is truth in a performance? How do you discover the truth of the moment, of the character, of the line, of the scene? Workshop will be offered as follows: Monday Tuesday, Wednesday, April…

Video: Veena recital of classical compositions at Matrimandir

50 veena performers by mostly young girls and boys, in Auroville's amphitheatre in front of Matrimandir, 25th March 2018, as a form of offering and participation in the 50th anniversary from the foundation of this city. Video by Manohar Aurohamsadhwani Art Centre is offering a performance with 50 Veenas for…

Video: Youth Choir in Concert

Synthesis of the performance by the Youth Choir of Auroville in Cripa on March 30, 2018. Singers: Aloe, Amber, Ameya, Asia, Auroshree, Claire, Chandani, Daniel, Eurydice, Hannah, Hema, Jade, Jangchup, Leela, Luna, Manissa, Martin, Mohini, Neha, Padma, Pia, Pooja, Prithvi, Pritika, Samedha, Sarah, Sauman, Sneha, Sole, Sundar, Tara, Uttara, Yam,…

Karuppu, a Theatre Dance Performance 12th April

At Indianostrum Theatre, Pondicherry. Karuppu, this is the black spot that we put on the cheek of a newborn. . . Karuppu, is the nocturnal silhouette that will try to seize us at the corner of a deserted street. . . Karuppu is the spirit that keeps the man alert.…

Tamil New Year Celebration 13th April at Bharat Nivas

All are cordially invited to celebrate the Tamil New Year in Indian Pavilion, SAWCHU, at Bharat Nivas on 13th April 2018, 5:30 pm onwards Program details 5:30: Lights & Kolam 6:00: Live music 7:00: Refreshments and Snacks 7:15: Screening of the film made out of Sangamam Festival on 4th March…

Pushkar Solo Piano Recital 14th April

Original music composed by Pushkar Carloto The recital is a repeat of the one I gave in February, for those of you who couldn’t come, and for those who would like to hear it again. Finally, I will also have CDs of the music ready for those interested. The compositions…

Silent Forest Walk 15 April

Sunday 15 April, 5-6pm Auroville’s Anusuya, Samridhi and Gaia forests and paths are nourished and well maintained by a dedicated collection of forest stewards. With full appreciation for these efforts, Kaliananda, invites you all to join for a one hour stroll to simply enjoy a relaxed and direct contact with…

Review: Krishna on “Bali”, Adishakti’s new production

We all know the wonderful work in theatre done by our neighbour, Adishakti, and have had the opportunity to enjoy excellent performances by them and by the artists they have invited. Since Veenapani's death, the company has shared with us a yearly festival in her memory. On April 7th, we will have the…

An Ode to Auroville 7th April

On the occasion of its Golden Jubilee, an offering of Hindustani Classical and Light Classical (vocal) pieces of a group of singers from Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Organised by ARPANAA, Geeta Creativity & Mona Yantra. arpanaa@auroville.org.in "An Ode to Auroville" Saturday, 7th April 2018 from 8 to 9:15pm at CRIPA, Auroville

Spirit & Nature events at 8th April

April 8th! Allison and Aikya share about their experience meeting the Dolphins and the White Lions: 10am till 12am. Followed by movie/clips related to the topic: 6.30pm till 8.30pm.

Call for proposals for the IFA Arts Research Programme

India Foundation for the Arts announces request for proposals under Arts Research Programme The Arts Research programme supports scholars, researchers, and practitioners to undertake research into the various histories and expressions of artistic practices in India. It seeks to foster wider perspectives, understandings, interpretations and engagements in the arts. We are inviting proposals…

SAIIER: call for proposals

Each year we receive a small grant from the Government of India (GOI) for carrying out innovative programs in the fields of education and / or culture. We invite those with proposals for such innovative programs, both from those who are part of SAIIER as well as from those not…

Filmmaking Grants

Filmmakers Without Borders (FWB) supports independent filmmakers around the world via grants and other funding initiatives. Supported projects include narrative films, documentary films, and new media projects that align with themes of social justice, empowerment, and cultural exchange. See more details here.

Does Having a Day Job Mean Making Better Art?

 CreditMari Maeda and Yuji Oboshi ONCE UPON A time, artists had jobs. And not “advising the Library of Congress on its newest Verdi acquisition” jobs, but job jobs, the kind you hear about in stump speeches. Think of T.S. Eliot, conjuring “The Waste Land” (1922) by night and overseeing foreign accounts at…

Exhibition Hu Hsu’s paintings at Sri Aurobindo Ashram Pondicherry

The tiny territory of Puducherry has played a quiet but symbolic role in the cultural exchange between India and China in modern times, courtesy Chinese scholar Hu Hsu, also known as Xu Fancheng, who lived in Puducherry for 27 years from 1951 to 1978. The scholar, regarded as ‘the modern Xuanzang’, settled in Sri Aurobindo…

Ivana Frousova’ art for sale

artist: Ivana Frousova Please contact Ivana for any enquirers about art pieces displayed: e-mail: ivana.frousova [at] yahoo.co.uk phone: (91) 7094344154 Work:

DHI: an art exhibition by young artists at Kala Kendra

Painting, Sculpture, Movement Art, Performance Art at Kala Kendra, from 20-31 of March DHI means vision, understanding, intelligence, visionary onsite. DHI is An exhibition showcasing the works of young contemporary artists, who have been working hard for the past few months, on their artwork, to showcase them in DHI. Come and…

Review: Corinne at Monna Maier’s Photo Exhibition

Suzuki said : “Before Zen, men are men and mountains are mountains.” Like many beautiful things, it all started with a dream. When she was 10 years old, Aurovilian Monna Maier read an haiku about the Kokedora (Moss Temple) in Kyoto, Japan. Since then, she always thought that if there was…

Video: the journey of Auroville artists travelling across India

A Tale of Art & Beauty of Khajuraho, depicting the journey of Auroville Artists travelling across India to showcase their love, care and unity with the language that has no barriers towards caste, creed, religion and nationality - "Art". By Vikram Ram. Episode 1 of 6 : Chronicles of Khajuraho

Balkrishna Doshi named 2018 Pritzker Prize Laureate

  This year’s Pritzker jury has selected Indian architect Balkrishna Doshi, often known as B.V. Doshi or Doshi, as the 2018 Pritzker Prize Laureate. Doshi has been a practitioner of architecture for over 70 years. Previously, he had studied and worked with both Le Corbusier and Louis Kahn. Doshi’s poetic architecture draws upon Eastern influences to create…

“Art and Artists” by Audrey

When we were all small children we were all able and wanted to express ourselves through speech, dancing, making marks on a surface with a pencil or crayon or paint or anything we could lay our hand on. The body has always wanted to explore itself. And will continue to…

“The beautiful world of kamala” by Corinne

As you stand in your truth, you stand in your strength. The Free store and PTDC fashion show this past Saturday (10th March) embodied integrity and the best of Auroville values. Its composition and creativity were beautiful to watch. It was also a celebration of human unity thanks to lots…

Bharatanatyam performance at Indianostrum Theatre 24th March

Indianostrum Theatre presents a Bharathanatyam evening in our home premise for introducing you Smt.V Chitra and Smt Revathi Padhmanaban.   Bharatanatyam, a pre-eminent Indian classical dance form presumably the oldest classical dance heritage of India is regarded as mother of many other Indian classical dance forms. Conventionally a solo dance…

An Indian Classical Dance 21st March at Bharat Nivas

Nrityaveni: the dancers weaving together three classical forms, Bharatnatyam, Odissi and Kathak. A program offered by Amrita, Debolina and Sumati - former students of Sri Aurobindo International Centre of Education, Pondicherry. An Indian Classical Dance Wednesday, 21st March 2018 - 8.00 pm Sri Aurobindo Auditorium - Bharat Nivas

Piano Concert with Leonardo De Donno 21st March

Piano Concert with Leonardo De Donno Wednesday 21st March 2018, 07:30 pm at Pitanga “The great world-rhythms were heart-beats of one Soul, To feel was a flame-discovery of God, All mind was a single harp of many strings, All life a song of many meeting lives; For worlds were many,…

World Water Day Concentration Thursday, 22nd March

May there by an abundance of water for the sustenance and growth of the Planet towards the New World. 5.30 pm concentration under the Banyan Tree to pray for water for Auroville, India and the World. At 6 pm, some of the water collected in the Water Ceremony of 28th…

Documentary “‘The Animal Communicator” 1st April

'The Animal Communicator', documentary by Craig Foster, followed by a sharing with Aikya about her experiences in South Africa meeting Anna B. and Spirit, the black leopard - featured in the documentary. 1st April, 6.30- 8.30pm For more info contact: spiritandnature@auroville.org.in

“Chudamani” an english play 30th March

Based on the short stories of a celebrated Tamil writer performed by the oldest english theater group in India. Friday, March 30, 2018, 6:30pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas ________________ R Chudamani was a celebrated Tamil writer, whose short stories from the late 60's / early 70's are brought…

“Returning from Auroville to Haridwar” by Tarun Kumar

Returning from Auroville to Haridwar: With newer meanings of life. By Tarun Kumar Last year, I toured south of India for about 3 months - visiting and staying at various ashrams and monasteries. Auroville was not on my itinerary. And yet I landed and stayed at Auroville for a couple…

Artist around the world: Sarah Cain

Sarah Cain (born February 3, 1979) is an American contemporary artist who lives and works in Los Angeles, California. The paintings and installations of Sarah Cain employ a variety of materials including traditional canvas, stretcher bars, and paint, but also introducing unusual and poetic artifacts: from musical notations to leaves and…

French Theater 17th March at Bharat Nivas

The Pavillon de France and Auroville International France presents in collaboration with the French Theater Company “Le PasSage”: AND YET IT IS THE HOUR BEFORE DAWN French Theater Public Rehearsal In French only Interpretation and staging: Jean-Paul Sermendiras and Olivier Ythier Saturday 17th March 2018 at 8pm, Bharat Nivas -…

Videos: 50th Anniversary Celebration

A very special celebration for a very special day in Auroville's story: the 50th anniversary from that 28 February 1968, when the foundation of this township took place. This is a report about the silent gathering in collective meditation around the traditional dawn-fire, listening to the Charter of Auroville, read…

Auroville 50th Anniversary: Calendar of Events

  EVENT DATE.TIME.PLACE DESCRIPTION   Early Days Photo Exhibition  3rd -17th MarchPitanga  Opening 4.30pm on the 3rd, open daily 8-12am, 2-6pm. Closed on Sundays.1970-1985 By Lisbeth Bamboo and Rammed Earth Reinforcement Workshop 14th-17th March 9am-5pm Bamboo Centre Large scale construction course using bamboo. Annual event for those wanting to learn…

Hibiscus Art Exhibition at Well Cafe until 15th March

Our aim is to promote art and share the Hibiscus Art Village spirit inspired by Sri Aurobindo’s words, “The highest aim of aesthetic being is to see divine true beauty.” From 15 March you can enjoy Art exhibition & sale of Art works from many talented gang and world recognised…

Bird Songs: concert of flute at Aurodhan 13th March

Pieces from Vivaldi, Dacquin, Haëndel, Rameau, Mozart and improvisations... Pondcherry flûte quartet (India) and Duo Laterna Magica ( Belgium) Tuesday 13th of March 2018 at Aurodhan, 8:15pm “Let yourself be charmed by the sounds of birds, which have inspired composers through the ages. Chirping, warbling, billing and cooing, our flutes…

Tango performance at Visitors Centre 14th March

Auroville Tango team is inviting you to a beautiful and truly magical tango performance that will take place inVisitor Center on Wednesday March 14th, at 8 pm, as part of the 7th Auroville Holi Tango Festival. Right Path Café will serve a delicious Latin American dinner for the occasion. Visitors…

Hindustani Classical Vocal Recital 15th March

By Shri. Bhuvanesh Komkali who is a grandson of Pandit Kumar Gandharva and son of Shri. Mukul Shivputra. His musical quest continued under the tutelage of Smt. Vasundhara Komkali till her demise in 2015 and it continues under Shri. Madhup Mudgal now. Bhuvanesh has been awarded Sangeet Natak Academy's prestigious…

Learn Tamil Songs at Ilaignarkal Education Centre

Incredible opportunity to learn different types of Tamil songs – spiritual, cultural, social, folk, environmental, general awareness and many more. From none other than senior Aurovilian and acclaimed Tamil poetess R.Meenakshi at Ilaignarkal Education Centre. Open to Children, school teachers, young parents and Women of all ages. Ilaignarkal Education Centre…

The Auroville Choir and Instrumental Ensemble at CRIPA

The Auroville Choir and Instrumental Ensemble Performing compositions by Aurovilians Anandi, Matthew, Pushkar and Holger Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th of March, at 8.00 pm at CRIPA, Kalabhumi => Entrance with tickets only For reserving your seat on either date, please reserve your ticket here and take it…