Discovery of birdsongs from Europe between Music and Ornithology

The French Pavilion presents To the Discovery of birdsongs from Europe Between Music and Ornithology Listening Session With Bernard Fort Musician-composer, ornithologist, audio-naturalist Thursday 29 December, 17h Cinéma Paradiso In French Bernard Fort navigates between ornithology and music composition. He is passionate by birdsongs and became one of the best…

Pandora’s Box Fest

  Our Major Artist Lineup: - Soul Inclination - (Alt Rock/Grunge/Post Grunge) - Delhi - 30th Dec 2016 - Bianca Love - (R&B/Blues/Jazz/Soul/Gospel/Funk/Neo-Soul) - New Orleans - 30th Dec 2016 - Sleepwalker - (Deep House/ Nu Disco/ Minimal) - Pondicherry -31st Dec 2016 - J.O.B.A. (Techno) - Chennai - 31st…

Festival du Féminin @ Auroville

This festival will be in Auroville in February. Images of the "Festival du Féminin" around the world moments of grace, celebration and emotions: with all my love and joy loli laurence Loli Laurence Viallard 06 51 49 20 07 ou skype : Loli Laurence Viallard Nirmala Gustave 06 80 45…

Celebrate Deepawali

Bharat Nivas: Invites you to celebrate Deepawali on Friday, 28th October 2016 at the Bharatnivas Campus from 5 to 9 pm Participate & enjoy in all diverse activities for children and adults: Lighting the lamps, videos, kolam and origami making, flower decoration, while interacting with your friends and listening to…

Invitation to PROSKILLS Launch Event

INVITATION to PROSKILLS Launch Event The Auroville Apprenticeship Program would like to invite the entire community to the upcoming launch of the PROSKILLS program - a night of fun, food and community! The event will showcase the community’s existing and talent and provide opportunities for others to develop their skills.…

Sharira

Bharat Nivas, Pavillion of India presents: “SHARIRA” A rare documentary produced by Olivier Barot on Chadralekha's last dance choreography: Thursday, 20th October 2016, at 7.45 pm Venue: SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas "Sharira", performed by Shaji, Kalaripyattu of Kerala, and Tishani Doshi, the yoga practitioner, poet, novelist and dancer. A choreography accompanied by…

Poetry reading for Peace

... and more. The World Poetry Movement again joined us and has invited poets from all over the world. And already 50 countries are going to join us at this Month of Peace... and Poetry. Meenakshi is inviting the Tamil Poets and Anu would try to contact others. We hope…

Art Model wanted

At Creativity Atelier, we conduct Life Drawing Sessions every Tuesday from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. We would love to draw you, provided you love to be drawn. We assure a quiet, friendly and open-minded environment. For guests and volunteers it’s a great opportunity to socialise with art-minded people in Auroville.…

“Inner space” – oil paintings by Danasegar

from Kalinka: Dear all, This is the last day to visit the current exhibition by Yannick Cormier "Dravidian catharsis", so don't miss it !  The gallery is open until 8 pm. Next exhibition will open this Saturday, October 15:  "Inner space", oil paintings by Danasegar. You are cordially invited to…

symposium on Tamil Children’s Literature

*Invitation* Sahitya Akademi of India in collaboration with Auroville conducts a one day symposium on Children’s Literature (Tamil) Present and Future on 15.10.2016 – Saturday. *Venue*:- Aikiyam School, Auroville (Kuilapalayam) Creative writers, publishers, artists and academicians will present their papers on Children’s Literature and lead the discussions. Admission is reserved…

Climate, culture, change – 2nd Cultural Innovation Prize

How can culture defy climate change? The second edition of the Cultural Innovation International Prize encourages projects that offer imaginative and effective solutions to one of the biggest global problems of the 21st century. The winning proposal will be included in an exhibition on the subject at the CCCB. Climate change…

Unicorn Collective is calling

Calling all performers / artists / creatives! The Unicorn Collective is planning a parade in December! Do you juggle? Play music? Enjoy facepainting? Are you a fantastic organizer? Come to the meeting to find out what we're planning, add your ideas, and become a part of it.   Meeting: Tuesday…

“Performer Series” Painting Exhibition

“Performer Series” Painting Exhibition By Mark October 8th 2016 to October 22nd 2016 Open daily except Sunday 8am -12.00pm and 2pm - 6pm I could only breathe the air that surrounds me and walk with the shadow that follows me. My search has become necessity not knowing what is necessary.…

4th AV Singing Festival

4th AV Singing Festival (unplugged) The 4th AV Singing Festival will take place on Saturday 8th October at Unity Pavilion from 7:30 pm onwards We will open doors at 7:15 pm. We will have about 15 songs from various cultures, as well as sing-along, jamming. All are welcome! Noeul, Ananda…

Restoring Connection – Filmfest & Dialogue

FILMFEST "Restoring Connection" 17. - 22.10. in Cinema Paradiso We will be screening documentaries and feature films about Restorative Justice from around the world, based on true stories of pain and loss of connection. People everywhere long to live in peace and harmony, and yet our human story is filled…

Arte Laguna prize

The 11th edition of the International Arte Laguna Prize, aimed at promoting and enhancing Contemporary Art, is open. The free-themed prize is open to contemporary artwork from seven sections: painting, sculpture and installation, photographic art, video art and performance, virtual art, digital graphics, environmental and land art. An international jury…

“My Burning Heart” at your home

AN INTIMATE THEATER EXPERIENCE AT YOUR HOME..? Francesca and Moghan would like to share with you their production of "MY BURNING HEART" from Satprem, a monologue adapted from an interview. This innovative experiment will run through the month of October. How about inviting a few friends and neighbours to our…

starting an Auroville Kino cell

Through the AVFF EOP (Auroville Film Festival Educational Outreach Programme) we are starting what will be known as an Auroville Kino Cell. According to Wikipedia, we will be the first in India - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kino_(movement) Open to everyone with any collaborative spirit we would like to invite you to join us…

Live Music

Sep 30, 2016 / 08:00 PM / CRIPA NURIA, vocals MATT, piano-saxophone HOLGER, bass-viola SHANKS, guitars-back vocals SREENATH, drums catalan, spanish, french and english songs

Aurovilian Conversation – Svaram Sound Explorations

Talk / Sep 29, 2016 / 03:30 PM / Citadine Art Gallery Aurovilian Conversations - "Every True Aurovilian should be an educator" Aurelio on "Svaram Sound Explorations" Since middle of June, spontaneously, CIRHU started "Aurovilian Conversations", a series of weekly reflections (not lectures) between students, volunteers, newcomers and interested people…

PACT Zollverein – international open call

PACT ZOLLVEREIN INTERNATIONAL OPEN CALL IMPACT16 > BRUCHZONEN - RIFT ZONES < Symposium & Public Presentations with formations/RYBN.ORG/Hood 23. – 27. NOVEMBER 2016 How and where do alternative realities come about both in and between different fields of knowledge? How can we productively uncover contradictory “rift zones” in today’s world?…

Equinox – Nada Homan

with Aurelio and Holger September 23rd, 2016 @ 6 PM at CRIPA invisible sound track sonic ceremony incantation of peace & power

Dariya – The Heart Opener

“It takes a broken heart to make a whole heart” is a beautiful saying in the Jewish tradition by the mystical Rabbi Nachman of Breslev. And this is what the collage and flower photography exhibit of Dariya in Pitanga, on until the 30th of September, called “ The World I…

Rajasthan Kabir Yatra 2016

from Rajasthan Kabir Yatra: Dear friends, Greetings! We are happy to announce the second edition of the Rajasthan Kabir Yatra from 11-16 November, 2016, a travelling music festival in which we will journey over 6 days in and around Bikaner taking the power of Bhakti and Sufi music and poetry…

Lively Up Your Earth festival 2016

24th September Solitude Farm is hosting the 5th “LUYE” eco – music festival. The festival is going to focus on workshops and kids activities, music and food. There will be many opportunities to learn fun things and celebrate our collective creativity. At the end of the workshops there will be…

Reporting Fellowships on Climate Change Conference

Apply Now! The International Reporting Project (IRP) is now accepting applications to report on the 2016 climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco. website: https://internationalreportingproject.org The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to offer up to five international reporting fellowships to cover the 2016 UN climate change conference in Marrakech, Morocco. The…

poetry session by Sabarna Roy

from TASMAI: Happy to invite you for the poetry session by poet Sabarna Roy on Sunday 11th September 6 to 7.30 p.m. at Tasmai. Kindly see attachment for details

Source of Performance Energy workshop

Greetings from Adishakti! We are happy to announce our "Source of Performance Energy" workshop this November 2016. Our workshops are the result of almost 30 years of research and investigation into ancient knowledge systems by Veenapani and her Adishakti team. The unique performance methodology uses breath, notions of physical and…

Landscapes and Seascapes

from TASMAI: Solo painting show by P.Saravanan Inauguration on Thursday 8th September, 2016 at 5 p.m. Show continues upto 7th October, 2016 at TASMAI, a Centre for Art & Culture, 11, Advocate Chinna Tambi Street Between 2nd & 3rd Cross, Kuruchikuppam, Pondicherry – 12 All are cordially invited! Daily 3…

Exploring Drawing

from Audrey: Exploring Drawing 2 day Work Shop Sept. 9 and 10 Fri. & Sat. 9-5 (2hrs out for lunch) Guests 1,000, from other participants donations are gratefully accepted. Must sign up as early as you can Audrey needs time to inform participants if there are three to go ahead…

Bioregional Women’s Festival

The Bioregional Women’s Festival: a unique experience! You are all invited to join us for the fourth day of the Annual Women’s Festival at Auroville Village Action Group the 7th of September from 10 am to 4 pm In AVAG premise You will see beautiful traditional folk dances as well…

Towards

Kala Kendra – Centre for Arts in Bharat Nivas – The Pavilion of India presents TOWARDS an exhibition of Paintings by V5 painters danasegar. s ezhilarasan. e sridar. k vengatesan. b From Wednesday September 7th, 2016 till Saturday September 24th, 2016 Inauguration on Wednesday the 7th of September, 2016 at…

Time for art for art’s sake

from The Hindu: Auroville’s Sankalpa Art Centre to host Art Break Day on Friday Art lovers will gather this weekend in Auroville to participate in a global initiative to dabble in free-form expression of ideas through shapes and colours. Auroville’s Sankalpa Art Centre is geared up to host Art Break…

authors wanted for Voices Corps

Clare Fanning (Voices Corps), who has been assisting putting up Auroville authors books for sale online, now offers to feature short interviews with Auroville authors on an online site that Voices Corps has signed up with. If you would like to be featured, please contact Claire on <voicecorps@gmail.com> with the…

Life Drawing Circle

Creativity - Life Drawing Circle Time: Tuesdays, 5.30pm to 7.30pm Venue: Creativity Atelier. Creativity Community. Fees: None, FREE All are welcome to immerse themselves in our intense and inspiring session of life drawing. The idea is to explore one's creative self in a friendly and fun environment. This is not…

Water Proof – Kalinka Art Gallery

Kalinka Art Gallery will be showing works by Ireno Guerci (Auroville), Lalie Sorbet (Auroville) and Ronan Le Floc'h (France) as part of PONDY PHOTO 2016, please check the schedule and other informations on http://pondyphoto.com You are cordially invited to the opening on Saturday 27 from 6 to 8 pm. Kalinka…

films of change on environment and sustainability

TERI, with the support of Films Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India, invites independent documentary filmmakers from India to tell stories of change on environment and sustainability. ABOUT THE PROGRAMME The reality of climate change is the story of our time. Most of us living in cities…

PondyPHOTO 2016 opening

PondyPHOTO 2016 – WATER 26 August to 11 September The Old Port, Pondicherry - see event schedule below - If you like photography, you are in for something “grandiose” with the biennial PondyPHOTO festival starting the 26th of August at the Old Port in Pondicherry. And even if you are…

Call for applications: Berlinale Talents 2017

Applications for Berlinale Talents 2017, the Berlin International Film Festival's annual summit and networking platform for 250 outstanding creatives from the fields of film and drama series, are now open. Set to take place from 11-16 February 2017, Berlinale Talents is aimed at film and television professionals during the first…

Postcard Homage to Mani-da

from TASMAI: Postcard Homage to Mani-da (K.G.Subramayan) Among Mani-da’s many adorable habits was to respond to every letter he received with a handwritten letter – often with a little sketch or doodle. Every New Year he sent hand-drawn postcards to his friends and students. I am not sure how many…

A new choir in Auroville

Singing and making people sing is my passion. And singing connects us to the divine. For me, the most important things in singing are the emotions and the beauty we transmit. So, I am creating a vocal group. We will sing a capella pieces, from Renaissance or Twentieth century, and…

Nele Martens @ Art Bengaluru

Nele Martens will exhibit her work at Art Bengaluru from 19 to 28 August. Born in Munich, Germany, Nele Martens trained in sculpture with Florian Lechner (Germany), Marcello Fantoni and Salvatore Cipolla (Italy). She then studied in Instituto d’Arte di Firenze in Florence, Italy. 20 years ago Nele permanently settled…

Henk van Putten @ Art Bengaluru

Henk van Putten will exhibit his work at Art Bengaluru from 19 to 28 August. Amsterdam born artist Henk van Putten is a Dutch artist who calls India home. He settled in Auroville in 2001. He is an independent designer and sculptor who has participated in exhibitions and art fairs…

Adil Writer @ Art Bengaluru

Adil Writer will exhibit his work at Art Bengaluru from 19 to 28 August. Adil Writer is a ceramic artist, painter and architect from Mumbai, currently living and working in Auroville, where he is a partner at Mandala Pottery which produces functional tableware, assorted ceramic items, and architectural ceramic murals…

Spontaneous Singing workshop restarting

Spontaneous Singing with Antoine Spontaneous singing connects you with the earth, the sky and human's heart Just welcome the song that is here Just let the music flow through you Just link to your inner song Just enjoy the surprise of what you can create And share... Every Wednesday 5…

Auditions for Diploma batch 2016-2017

Auditions for Diploma batch 2016-2017 Auditions for the next batch of the Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media programme are still in progress! We are inviting anyone who is serious about dance to join us for the upcoming auditions being held in Chennai, Thrissur, and Bangalore. The audition, held…

COAL Prize 2016 – call for entries

Deadline: September 11, 2016 Website: http://www.projetcoal.org/coal/en/2016/06/01/prix-coal-2016/ Call for entries for the COAL Prize 2016 – responses from artists to current environmental issues. It is open to artists from all over the world who deploy their creativity to devise and experiment with solutions and bear witness to the transformation of territories,…

Hermès Foundation | New Settings programme call

Deadline: September 30, 2016 Website: http://en.fondationdentreprisehermes.org/Know-how-and-creativity/Performing-arts/New-Settings-programme Since its inception in 2008, the Fondation d’entreprise Hermès has supported the contemporary creative arts in their many forms. In 2011, the Foundation launched a new programme of support, dedicated to the performing arts: New Settings. Call for projects for New Settings 2017. The…

Playable City Award – commission for Bristol, UK

Deadline: August 31, 2016 Website: https://www.playablecity.com/awards/award-2016/ Open international call for the Playable City Award, offering a £30,000 commission and residency in Bristol, UK. The organisers are looking for new ideas from anywhere in the world which respond to the theme of Journeys. With more than half the world’s population now…

Bangladesh | Crack International Art Camp 2016

Deadline: August 30, 2016 Website: http://crackbd.org/call-for-artists/ Call for artists across disciplines to apply to join CRACK INTERNATIONAL ART CAMP (CIAC) 2016 taking place in Kushtia, Bangladesh in December 2016. CIAC focuses on promoting young artists & thinkers by giving them space & momentum for flourishing their talent on an international…

Bucharest International Dance Film Festival | call for entries

Deadline: September 1, 2016 Website: http://www.bidff.ro/eng#submissions Bucharest International Dance Film Festival (9-13 November 2016) invites film directors, choreographers, digital artists and other artists to submit their dance films and digital installations to the second edition of Bucharest International Dance Film Festival, taking place in Romania. The competition is open for…

Japan residency programme for overseas Media Arts Creators

Deadline: August 19, 2016 Website: http://creatorikusei.jp/?page_id=2764 This programme, as a part of the “Project to Support the Nurturing of Media Arts Creators” organised by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan (Bunka-cho), is an artist in residence programme that provides an opportunity to outstanding young artists in Media Arts…

create a short video on arts in society

GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING IS AN ESSENTIAL HUMAN CONDITION OF THE 21ST CENTURY The International Year of Global Understanding (IYGU), le Conseil International de la Philosophie et des Sciences Humaines (CIPSH), Most-Unesco & Mémoire de l’Avenir (MDA) Call for applications GOAL: To unite artists around the world in order to demonstrate the…

Blank Page

Greetings from Adishakti! We are delighted to invite everyone for Sunil Shanbag's "Blank Page" at Adishakti on Monday 15th August, 2016. Time: 7pm Duration: 55 mins Venue: Adishakti, Edayanchavadi Road, diagonally opposite to Hope Cotact: 0413 2622287 / 9487514962 Entry Free! It would be our pleasure to have you for…

Run and Play

Yatra Theatre Team presents Run and Play (Odi Vilaiyadu) written & directed by Yatra Srinivasan Friday, 12th August, 2016 7.30 p.m. Sri Muthumariamman Temple Square, Kuilapalayam

intensive theatre workshop by Clara Bauer

Indianostrum théâtre invites you to participate in an intensive theatre workshop by Clara Bauer, a theatre director from Europe. dates : 19, 20, 21 august 2016. time : 8 am to 11 am and 5 pm to 8 pm Place : Indianostrum theatre, Pondicherry Please call for more details 09578302087…

Demain – film screening

Saturday, August 6, 2016, 4:45 pm, at Cinema Paradiso, Auroville www.demain-lefilm.com/en/film Sharing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economic and social crises that our countries are going through. After a special briefing from the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of…

Art and an Elusive Peace

Kala Kendra – Centre for Arts in Bharat Nivas – The Pavilion of India presents ART AND AN ELUSIVE PEACE (29 Minutes) a Documentary with an Interactive session by V.Hariraam At Kala Kendra – Center for Arts, Bharat Nivas On Saturday the 6th of August, 2016 at 4:30 PM ‘Art…

Hanging Forest

from TASMAI: Dear Friends, Happy to invite to the inauguration of Hanging Forest on Friday the 29th of July at 5 p.m. A solo show by Swiss photographer Marie Elena Grandio. Please see attachments for further details.      

International Photo Awards – 5 days left

Hi! Here is a friendly reminder from the International Photo Awards (IPA) that there is 5 days left before the Regular Deadline on July 31, 2016. The International Photography Awards conducts an annual photography competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global level, creating one of the most…

Note Away

Satsanga is happy to present a performance by the brass band Note Away, on Wednesday, 27th July, 8.30 pm. They are a band of 13 musicians who come from Marseilles and Lyon, all engineering students. Everybody is welcome! Check their story at www.noteaway-fanfare.org Snack menu and regular menu will be…

Stellar Memories

Kala Kendra – Centre for Arts in Bharat Nivas – The Pavilion of India presents STELLAR MEMORIES an exhibition of Paintings by V.HARIRAAM From Tuesday the 26th of July, 2016 till Saturday the 20th of August, 2016 Inauguration on Tuesday the 26th of July, 2016 at 5:30 PM ALL ARE…

Source of Performance Energy workshop August 2016

Greetings from Adishakti! We are happy to announce our "Source of Performance Energy" workshop this August 2016. Our workshops are the result of almost 30 years of research and investigation into ancient knowledge systems by Veenapani and her Adishakti team. The unique performance methodology uses breath, notions of physical and…

New Program for Creativity Atelier Studio

If you are a guest, volunteer, newcomer or Aurovilian and want to draw or paint on your own, you may call Audrey: 0413-262-2641 and leave your name and number on her answering machine if Audrey is not in, so she can call you back to make arrangements to use the…

IFA Arts Practice programme

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is inviting proposals under its Arts Practice programme for the year 2016-2017. The Arts Practice programme supports critical practice in the arts. It encourages practitioners working across artistic disciplines to question existing notions through their practice. The programme seeks to establish a culture where…

Beyond the Skin

paintings and photographs by Stéphanie Corne Opening on Friday, July 8, 2016 from 5 to 8 pm Exhibition from July 8 to August 21, 2016 Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 1 pm and 3.30 to 8 pm 11, Bazar Saint Laurent Street, Pondicherry kalinkapondy@gmail.com 0413 - 23336976 www.kalinkagallery.com facebook:…

Visiting Artists Program of Harvard University South Asia

The Program welcomes applications from emerging artists in South Asia to come to Harvard University to participate in interdisciplinary discourse with students and faculty on global issues relevant to South Asia. About: The Harvard University South Asia Institute’s Arts Program serves as a resource across all disciplines to explore critical issues of…

Intimate Lines

"Intimate Lines" Solo by Pradeep Kumar D M - Curated by Giridhar Khasnis Inauguration on Tuesday 28th June, at 5 p.m. Kindly see invite for more details. Looking forward to your presence. TASMAI      

Request for Proposals under Arts Research Programme

India Foundation for the Arts announces Request for Proposals under Arts Research Programme We are inviting proposals under our Arts Research programme from researchers and practitioners who are interested in undertaking research projects that could investigate marginalised or relatively unexplored areas; who intend to create spaces for dialogue between theory…

Mix The Play

 Mix the Play is an interactive video platform that sees the British Council collaborate with one of UK's most popular theatre's The Old Vic Theatre. We invite you to create a scene from one of Shakespeare's most loved plays, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Using film samples and effects, you can control a…

colours shine for everybody

COLOURS SHINE FOR EVERYBODY!!! Inauguration on Friday 24th June, 2016 at 4 p.m. A Collective Art Exhibition by the SATYA SPECIAL SCHOOL students who worked together with happiness on the same canvas guided by French painter Matthieu CHARBONNEAU Exhibition continues up to June 26th,2016 All are cordially invited! at TASMAI,…

An Enquiry into A New Story for Humanity

film screening at Cinema Paradiso: An Enquiry into A New Story for Humanity - Change the Story, Change the World Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016 at 8 pm A gift from the Findhorn Foundation UK, 2016, Dir. Mattie Porte - Lorenz Gramann w/ Satish Kumar, Pat McCabe, Charles Eisenstein Documentary, 102mins,…

An Unconventional Art Exhibition

from Ivana: Dear All, It is my honor to participate in the exhibition at Santiniketan, West Bengal, India. I know that it is a famous place of artists in India. Date: 17th to 19th June 2016. Place: Village Sehalai, Shantiniketan, WB, India. Please see the poster with names of all…

Intimate Revelations – Wazo Solo Show

Intimate Revelations - Wazo Solo Show time: 8pm, Fri June 17 place: Visitors' Centre Prelude: Henri the Cook and Waz the Waiter are preparing a Royal Menu for a Special Night of Dinner Theatre for AV VIPs. Unfortunately, Waz the Waiter has at the last minute to replace a cancelled…

The Musical Body

Indianostrum Théâtre is delighted to present THE MUSICAL BODY A theatre workshop by Jean-Jacques Lemêtre of the Théâtre du Soleil, Paris. Date: 4, 5, 6, 7 August 2016. Venue: Indianostrum Théâtre, Pondicherry. Registration open Now. The workshop is for actors, dancers, singers and musicians, and anyone who is interested in…

stories about mothers

In the spirit of celebrating Mother’s day, Ministry of Women and Child Development, Government of India has organized a Contest inviting stories about mothers. The concept of this campaign is to promote the idea of children sharing anecdotes/ stories about their mother who has defied gender stereotypes, raised her voice…

Source of Performance Energy workshop

Greetings from Adishakti! We are happy to announce our "Source of Performance Energy" workshop this June 2016. Our workshops are the result of almost 30 years of research and investigation into ancient knowledge systems by Veenapani and her Adishakti team. The unique performance methodology uses breath, notions of physical and…

AVFF 2017 – call for logo design

from Auroville Film Festival: Preparations for our next film festival in 2017 have begun. We moved the festival dates to December for 2017, so we more likely can enjoy outdoor screenings without rain disturbances. The 5th Auroville Film Festival will take place December 15 – 22, 2017. Now a logo…

WATER, the 2nd edition of PondyPHOTO

from PondyART: We are looking forward to a great summer season especially towards the end of August when PondyART opens WATER, the 2nd edition of PondyPHOTO at the Old Port. Our program is really incredible and includes exhibitions, presentations, workshops, films, performances, an amazing youth outreach program and much more.…

Direct Create

You are invited for a presentation on 27th May 2016, 5pm at MMC/CP, Town Hall, by Sheela and Rajeev Lunkad of Direct Create. We are building Direct Create; a community platform for Makers, Designers and Buyers to share, collaborate and co-create. Our tech platform enables each member to create his…

La forêt ébouriffée

Alliance Française of Madras with the support of Institut Français, Oman Air as Airline Partner, Saint-Gobain as AFM Gold Sponsor, The Park, Chennai as Hospitality Partner and Eventjini.com as Online Partner present a dance performance by French Dance Company CFB 451     LA FORÊT ÉBOURIFFÉE Date : May 31,…

Request for Applications: Museum Fellowship

India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with the Kerala Museum invites applications for a Museum Fellowship Application deadline: May 21, 2016 This initiative is supported by TATA TRUSTS India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with the Kerala Museum invites applications for a Museum Fellowship for a period…

two special screenings of “Rasan Piya”

Rasan Piya AFP Auditorium No. 58, Suffren street - Pondicherry Date/Time: Tuesday, 10 May 2016, 7:00 pm                 You are all invited to the following documentary film projection on Thursday, 12 May 2016, at Bhavishyate, 7.30 PM. The filmmaker, Ms.Niharika and the cinematographer,…

4th AV Singing Festival – open for applications

4th AV SINGING FESTIVAL(unplugged) Dear friends, This year the Auroville Singing Festival will probably take place during the first 2 weeks of October 2016. It will be more simple and modest and will last only one evening. We propose that participants perform alone or in small groups songs with simple…

Classical Folk Fusion Dance by Auroville kids

We invite you all for the cultural program - Classical Folk Fusion Dance by Auroville kids @ SAWCHU on 30 April 2016 Saturday between 7pm and 8pm. Your support and encouragement is very much needed for the kids to move further into their next level of dance.

Source of Performance Energy – residential actor’s workshop

"Source of Performance Energy" workshop this May in Adishakti. The workshops are the result of almost 30 years of research and investigation into ancient knowledge systems by Veenapani and her Adishakti team. The unique performance methodology uses breath, notions of physical and psychological centres, voice, rhythm to define the physical…

Nuages – Jazz concert

Nuages Jazz Concert at the Visitor Center Wednesday 27th, April, 8:00 pm Shanks - vocals & acoustic guitar Matt - sax Holger – double bass Suresh – percussion Rolf – acoustic guitar

Seed Mantra Musical Meditation workshop

AUROVILLE: Seed Mantra Musical Meditation workshop starts today! Just a quick note on the venue of the workshop. It is at the newly constructed dome which is inside the Unity Pavilion premises, behind the Unity Pavilion Hall. As soon as you enter Unity Pavilion gate, kindly take the pathway on…

International Photo Contest : Objectif Sport

As part of the European and International Sports event for the year 2016, Foundation Alliance Française is pleased to announce their 6th edition of its international photo Contest based on Sports theme and entitled “Objectif Sport”. It is open to participants from all over the world and they are requested…

TCT’s Piya Behrupiya and Sandbox Collective’s How Cow Now Cow

Remembering Veenapani 2016 will host TCT's Piya Behrupiya and Sandbox Collective's How Cow Now Cow this weekend. Hello from Adishakti So many stories and cups of chai doing the rounds at the round tables. So much life, beautiful music and lights at our Remembering Veenapani Festival. We would like to…

Shakespeare’s calling

FOR SHAKESPEARE'S 400th ANNIVERSARY APRIL 23rd at CRIPA, 7:30 pm Our plans continue to grow, more people, more enthusiasm, more great ideas ! For those of you who would like to try a speech of Shakespeare's, we will have copies of famous monologues available for you! Try it and see!…

Remembering Veenapani – Weekend Two

We are so happy let you know that our "REMEMBERING VEENAPANI” Festival kick started last weekend with much enthusiasm and energy amongst participants and audiences at our beautiful space, Adishakti. This Festival is a celebration of our beloved teacher Veenapani's work, life and art on the occasion of her birthday…

Request for Proposals under Arts Research Programme

India Foundation for the Arts announces Request for Proposals under Arts Research Programme We are inviting proposals under our Arts Research programme from researchers and practitioners who are interested in undertaking research projects that could investigate marginalised or relatively unexplored areas; who intend to create spaces for dialogue between theory…

Invitation – FLUID 2016

Invitation - FLUID 2016 Dear Members of Auroville, We are a group of artists and art enthusiasts who have created a platform called FLUID which encourages and promotes offbeat arts and artists. Every year, offbeat artists from all over the country assemble in one place to display, promote and appreciate…

KBF Post-Graduate Residencies

Hosted by the Kochi Biennale Foundation and Palette People at Vagamon, Kerala About the Residency The 10-day Post-Graduate residency programme is meant for young artists who wish to continue their education in art, understand their individual practice, and articulate themselves in the art-world. The residency is limited to artists who…

Pepper House Residency

We are accepting applications for one India-based artist to work for a period of one month in Kochi as part of the Foundation’s Pepper House Residency. The residency includes studio space, accommodation, food expenses and finite material and travel support and will run from May 2 to June 1, 2016.…

Auroville Theatre Group celebrates Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary

The Auroville Theatre Group is planning to celebrate Shakespeare's 400th anniversary on Saturday, April 23rd by revisiting scenes and monologues from the 5 plays that have been performed in Auroville: The Tempest, Hamlet, The Merchant of Venice, Twelfth Night and Romeo and Juliet. Any Actors from these plays who would…

Silence is All

Special Performance on Monday 4th April, to celebrate the 106th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry SILENCE IS ALL - a poem by Sri Aurobindo will be performed in MIME by Drupad along with the students of Deepanam School from 7.30 to 8.15 pm in the amphitheatre of Savitri…

Rainbow III – exhibition by Nurten Sozeri

Kala Kendra – Center for Arts in Bharat Nivas – The Pavilion of India presents RAINBOW III (an exhibition of paintings) by Nurten Sozeri, Turkey NEITHER GOOD, NOR BAD HAVE EVER TASTED. THEREFORE WARS, THEREFORE PAIN, THEREFORE DUALITY HAVE EVER BEEN EXPERIENCED. FOR A WORLD WHERE ONLY LOVE & FREEDOM…

call for artists 2017: Finnish Museum of Photography’s Project Space

CALL FOR ARTISTS 2017: THE FINNISH MUSEUM OF PHOTOGRAPHY'S PROJECT SPACE Kaisa Rautaheimo's exhibition Boys at Project Space in January, 2016. Photo: Virve Laustela / The Finnish Museum of Photography.The Project space is intended for exhibitions and projects that use photography or other lens-based media as tools for art or…

Waking Up To Life

Kala Kendra - Center for Arts, Bharat Nivas – The Pavilion of India In association with AuroFilm present “Waking Up To Life” Live Sand Animation A performance by Raja Gopen Biswas On Friday the 18th of March, 2016 at 7:30 PM In Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas Duration: 12 Minutes…

Contemporary Space: A public wall Mural

Lalit Kala Akademi in collaboration with the Department for Fine Arts of Yogi Vemana University organise Contemporary Space: A public wall Mural invited artist: Sri Natesh Muthuswamy at Yogi Vemana University, Kadapa. Andhra Pradesh between 14th and 23rd March, 2016

Tracks of the Unicorn

Promenade Performance : A journey into the fantastical Friday Mar 11 & Saturday Mar 12 Where : Meet at the security booth opposite Solar Kitchen, at the entrance of Maha Lakshmi Park When : Walk starts at 17.30h Parking : Solar Kitchen Bring your torch :-) -- Sarah Cattani Journalist…

India, Land of Light

INDIA, LAND OF LIGHT O India, land of light and spiritual knowledge! Wake up to your true mission in the world, show the way to union and harmony. The Mother This exhibition is a retrospective of the photos I shot in India for the last 25 years and which in…

Intuitive Paintings by Marie-Claire Barsotti

from Marie-Claire: I am happy to invite you to Pitanga for my first solo exhibition in Auroville!!! Some of these paintings will go to Paris in June, some will stay here! " intuitive paintings" ( and a few sculptures and hanging things!.... )???? Please come for the opening on the…

First Full Moon Festival

The First Full Moon Festival We are happy to invite you to a North-Eastern Asian cultural event.  Traditionally, the first full moon of the lunar calendar is celebrated as the start of the agricultural year. This year it falls on the 22nd of February, and the zodiac symbol is the…

Mountain of Light – Arunachala

KALA KENDRA – Centre for Arts, BHARAT NIVAS - The Pavilion of India Presents Mountain of Light - Arunachala A photographic homage to the sacred hill and its devotees in Tiruvannamalai, Tamil Nadu by DEV GOGOI Dev Gogoi is the author of "Arunachala Mountain of Light", a monograph of photographs…

Upcycling Exhibition

from Ok: I hope you are doing well. I want to invite you personally to Up cycling Exhibition at Upcycling Studio Auroville in Udavi school. It is a work I have done from 2013 to 2015 and most of them are new collection. The opening is on Saturday February 20th…

Create & Connect

from Krupa: Dear friends, While official registration for our upcoming international expressive arts therapy symposium is closed, we are happy to offer two events open to all: Friday, February 19th from 9 am to 12 pm at Pavilion of Tibetan Culture Introduction & Interactive Panel featuring our 3 international and…

Tree Spirits

Invitation to the exhibition opening: “Tree Spirits” - Magical Bark Prints by Birgitta Volz Saturday from 4.30 to 7.30 pm in Citadines Centre d’Art. The German Consul General Achim Fabig will introduce into Birgitta’s work with the trees. The exhibition will be open from Mon to Sat, 8 – 20th…

shows & presentation by Ginga Saroba

As the apogee of the Capoeira festival, the group Ginga Nago invites the community to join them in two themed evenings:   Friday 12th of February 7PM (Kalabhumi): A night of expression! We will welcome the Svaram Music Crew for a trembling music concert, Jeremy Roske with his expressive voice…

Past is Present

Dear Friends, Greetings from Adishakti! We are delighted to invite you for a performance “Past is Present” that Adishakti is hosting on the 5th (Friday) and 6th(Saturday) of February, 2016.

Offering

KALA KENDRA, BHARAT NIVAS – The Pavilion of India PRESENTS OFFERING A Group Show by Artists From the WEAVERS Service Centre, Kancheepuram, T.N BALA | NARENDRA BABU | RAVI | SHEKAR About the Artists BALA @ K. Balasubraminan is from Chennai and has completed his Post Diploma in Fine Arts…

Sacred contemporary dance, voice and improvisation

Workshop on the 23rd and 24th of January 2016 from 10h to 13h at CRIPA – Kala Bhumi Auroville theme : « The being a mirror of the cosmos » with Poumi Lescaut dancer, choreographer, singer, art-therapist Sacred contemporary dance, voice and improvisation « Recognising the sacred in one self and in the other,…

Playroom 1

Exhibition Jan 19, 2016 / 05:00 PM Citadines Centre d'Art The ceramic pieces come together in a most joyful and playful way. Come and witness the silent game they are up to. Saraswati

One Thing Show

Jan 15, 2016 / 08:00 PM Visitors Center One Man follows One Thing into a quest for perfection that leads towards the lethal end. A journey shared with an audience and followed by a comic relief. No words, no decor, no mercy. Action only. Human saga by a single object.…

Maayak Komalikalin Jalakkannaadi

Kalai team invites you for a play in Tamil, director Mr.Murugaboopatih's new production, "Maayak Komalikalin Jalakkannaadi" Illusional Clowns’ Mystique Mirror Tuesday 12/1, at 7:30pm at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas.

Subbody Butoh Workshops and Performances

Subbody Butoh Workshops and Performances What is Subbody Butoh? Subbody Resonant Butoh Method is developed by Rhizome Lee from Japan. Subbody means subconscious and subtle body. With various conditioning techniques we create movements through exploring subconscious realm, away from boundary of ego and daily consciousness. Encountering with hidden pure life…

Light in Darkness – inter­-disciplinary performance

LIGHT in DARKNESS Inter­‐disciplinary performance Created and performed by Hamish Multimedia by Christoph Directed by fif venue: Pavilion of Tibetan Culture date: Friday, January 8th 8:00 pm -­ 9:00 pm - Exhibition of Original Poetry and Photographs runs till Wednesday, January 13 -

Light in Darkness

The Canadian Pavilion & Pavilion of Tibetan Culture in collaboration with Komali MeDi Clown Academy present Light in Darkness by Hamish Book Launch and Exhibition of Original Poetry and Photographs Pavilion of Tibetan Culture Sunday, December 27 4:30 pm Gathering 5:00 pm Inauguration followed by tea Photo and Poetry Exhibition…

From Forest to Furniture

exhibition by four Auroville units: Aurorachana Lightfish Woodscapes Prakrit     At Visitor's Center December 25, 26 & 27 10 am - 5 pm   Clemens, Samvit, Tejaswini, Torkil

The Glass Menagerie

THE AUROVILLE THEATRE GROUP presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE by Tennessee Williams The play is introduced to the audience by Tom, the narrator and protagonist, as a memory play based on his recollection of his mother Amanda and his sister Laura. Because the play is based on memory, Tom cautions the…

Kiritan Flux & Chloé Sanchez

brainfever media productions proudly presents Kiritan Flux & Chloé Sanchez performing live together! FRIDAY, 18.12.2015 @ 8 p.m. in MMC / CINEMA PARADISO (see video & photos of the performance below) flux [flûks], n. Lat. fluxus, fluo, fluxi. 1. The act of flowing; the motion or passing of a fluid.…

ONE – a series of spiritual paintings

KALA KENDRA BHARAT NIVAS THE PAVILION OF INDIA AUROVILLE Presents A Painting Exhibition ONE (A SERIES OF SPIRITUAL PAINTINGS) BY APARAJITA BARAI (New Delhi) From Thursday 17th December, 2015 till Thursday 7th January, 2016 Inauguration on Thursday the 17th of December, 2015 at 05:30 P.M (Refreshments will be served)  photos…

Call for applications: Master Programme in Choreography

DOCH, SCHOOL OF DANCE AND CIRCUS / STOCKHOLM UNIVERSITY OF THE ARTS CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: MASTER PROGRAMME IN CHOREOGRAPHY Application deadline: February 1 2016 Education administration offices: tel. +46 8 494 00 850 studieinfo.doch@uniarts.se www.doch.se The Master Programme in Choreography comprises two years of advanced studies. It is practice based…

Nuances of Charcoal Drawing

from Tasmai: Dear Friends, Happy to inform you, that Bhargava will be conducting a workshop at Tasmai teaching the nuances of drawing in charcoal as part of his ongoing exhibition “Drawing from Life” dated the 12th of December up to the 20th of December, 2015 at Tasmai. Bhargava will guide…

P.A.R.T.S. – call for dancers

CALL FOR DANCERS FROM INDIA P.A.R.T.S. INDIA EXCHANGE PROGRAM, 2016 Founded and directed by the internationally recognized choreographer Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker, P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels, Belgium) school for contemporary dance will hold an exchange program in India from February 15th – March 27th 2016. Over the course of 6 weeks, a…

painting exhibition

Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India presents VARSHA & KISHORE RANDIWE EXHIBITION OF PAINTINGS 19th of NOVEMBER 2015 till 10th of DECEMBER 2015 Inauguration on Friday, 19th of NOVEMBER 2015 at 5:30 PM Venue: Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas The Pavilion of India, Auroville - 605 101 All are Welcome REFRESHMENTS WILL…

The Crown of Arkus

Auroville Film Festival Educational Outreach Program presents Screening & Interaction with the director Die Krone von Arkus / THE CROWN OF ARKUS A musical fairy tale feature film by Franziska Pohlmann Language: German, Subtitles: English, Duration 95 min. THE CROWN OF ARKUS is a fairytale, magical musical film about a…

The Tenth Head @ Jagriti

Greetings from Adishakti We are so delighted to let you know that we will be performing our latest production The Tenth Head The last play directed by Veenapani Chawla and written by Vinay Kumar The performances will run from Friday, 30 Oct to 08 Nov, for a total of 11…

Theatre Research Program

Theatre Research Program in Auroville, India 2 November­ - 22 December Headed by Jay Emmanuel Masters in theatre and creation, Ecole Jacques Lecoq, Paris Bachelors (with high distinction), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, Perth Participating actors and performance artists:​ Clara Henry, Sunniva Styrvold, Jay Emmanuel and actors/dancers of Adishakti,…

Colour Vibrations

Painting Solo Show Artist K. K. Segar, Pondicherry   19th Oct - 15th Nov, 2015   Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas Inauguration: Monday, 19th Oct at 5:30 pm

Abilash Ningappa Dance Workshop

Workshop / Oct 20, 2015 / 09:00 AM / CRIPA, Kalabhumi Dance Improvisation and Composition Workshop: Play Practice Research with Abhilash Ningappa Tuesday and Wednesday, Oct. 20 and 21, 2015 9-12 noon Tuesday and 7:30-10:00 pm Wednesday @CRIPA, Kalabhumi The Workshop will focus on Improvisation, working on fundamentals like breath,…

new “White Peacock” building

'White Peacock' clay club is happy to invite you for the opening moment of its new building in the Kindergarten compound on Sunday 18th of October at 10 am. we hope for no rain on that morning Regards Anna, Saraswati, Fedor, Helena and all the students

Priya Sundaravalli at SYN.APSE

Art is what you respond to, what’s inside you and what frees you’ article posted by: Navhind Times October 8, 2015 in Buzz ARTI DAS | NT BUZZ Sometimes in life in order to understand our true calling we need to embark on a journey that starts at the destination.…

Auroville Film Festival 2015

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION! and welcome to the Auroville Film Festival ‘15! The aim of this festival is to connect with people and cultures within and beyond Auroville and to further the aspiration of Human Unity by showcasing films that develop this theme. We feature films that are created in and…

workshop on Spontaneous Singing

Dear All, I am happy to announce that I will give a workshop on "Spontaneous Singing", every Wednesday from 5 to 6 in Hall of Light - Creativity. It starts Sept. 16 until Oct. 28. Singing spontaneously just means letting the music come and cross you. This music, this song,…

Millidacious – The Musical

We will be performing on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September in the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium at Bharat Nivas, For safety reasons we have been asked to limit the size of the audience to 550 people each night. Therefore we are planning to issue tickets for each performance. These…

book launch “Edible Weeds and Naturally Growing Plants in Auroville”

Dear Friends: You are cordially invited to the book launch for: Edible Weeds and Naturally Growing Plants in Auroville by Nina Sengupta Coloring Book Series for Adults & Young (Botanical Drawings) - 1 Published By: ​Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research (SAIIER) Date: Saturday, 19 September 2015 Time: 4pm…

Made in Ilva

MADE IN ILVA (The Contemporary Hermit) by Instabili Vaganti Made in ILVA (The Contemporary Hermit) is a masterpiece of physical theatre exploring the impact of the biggest steelworks in Europe on the environment and surrounding population. Made in ILVA (The Contemporary Hermit) is an innovative example of “contemporary bio-mechanics”, an…

Stay at Adishakti

Greetings from Adishakti. We hope that you are doing well and experiencing joy in all of your life’s endeavours. Since the year 2015 is slowly edging towards the holiday season, we are delighted to let you to know that we open-heartedly invite you, your friends and family for an enjoyable…

biodanza workshop

Workshop / 07:00 PM / New Creation Dance Studio BIODANZA We start on Thursday 17 September from 7.00 to 8.30 pm We will continue every Thursday at the same time till further notice. At New Creation Dance Studio, near the swimming pool, first floor. With Isabelle, facilitator and supervisor. Move…

3rd annual Art Break Day

2015 Art Break Day Friday, September 4th from 9 am to 5 pm Next to Dreamer’s Café in Visitor’s Center For the third year in Auroville, Sankalpa: Art Journeys is now an official hub site host for the global art movement initiated by Art is Moving (USA). Join us again…

Source Of Performance Energy workshops

Greetings from Adishakti! We are happy to announce our last two Source Of Performance Energy workshops this winter of 2015. Please do pass this email to those you think will benefit from it.   Dates of the last two 10 day workshops are: Wednesday, 25 November - Friday, 4 December…