Adishakti’s Source of Performance Energy Workshop – June 2017

Greetings from Adishakti! The next “Source of Performance Energy Workshop” is from  Thursday 22 June to Saturday 1 July, 2017. Registrations are open! Here is a link that will give you all the information you need. http://adishaktitheatrearts.com/workshops/adishakti-workshop-for-actors/ Warmly, Adishakti Team

Theatre: “All My Sons” is coming

From The Auroville Theatre Group: ALL MY SONS, by Arthur Miller, is COMING ... May 5, 6 and 7th at 7:30 pm, CRIPA Garden (behind CRIPA), Kalabhumi, Auroville. American playwright Arthur Miller's first, great play about family, ethics, money and love ... "Everything was being destroyed, see but it seemed…

Comm4unity

YouthLink wants to invite you to our new event called "COMM4UNITY" (Come For Unity) is an event designed to connect people in Auroville and the region with each other to display the amazing variety of opportunities. This is also complimenting YouthLink's ProSkills initiative - as a platform to display the…

The Three-Maskmen

The Three-Maskmen (And Where is Tamanna?) Play performance April Sun 16th / Mon 17th @ 7:30 pm New Last School campus (near Kalabhumi) A comedy play written by Dyuman and produced by Last School students during the 2016-2017 school year. A gang of clumsy thieves are trying their luck again…

Aranketra Kaadhai

Come and enjoy a dance open house by the Students and Children of Auroville. It is a program where children express themselves through what they have learnt. It would be a visual open house of dance. Date: 14th April 2017 Day: Friday Time: 7 pm to 8 pm Venue: Visitors…

LA FORTERESSE MENTALE – “THE MENTAL FORTRESS”

he French Pavilion Presents LA FORTERESSE MENTALE - “THE MENTAL FORTRESS” A selection of French Texts from Mother and Satprem, read in FRENCH ONLY With Céline, Christophe, Frédéric and Vers’Haut Directed by Céline Four bodies, four voices, four personalities are offering to your understanding the first chapter of “La genese…

Citizen One

MWARNING! Do Not Watch The Office of Progress has been made aware of the presence of a subversive theatrical production. DO NOT WATCH THIS PERFORMANCE: SUBVERSIVE MATERIAL TITLE: CITIZEN ONE Citizens are advised to avoid this performance at the following coordinates: WHEN: 8pm, SATURDAY MARCH 4 WHERE: KALABHUMI AMPHITHEATRE You…

Bharatnatyam Performance

Saturday 9:30 pm to 10 pm Natyanjali dance festival Diya Dance Studio students of S.Caveri are presenting Bharatnatyam performance at the Sri Guru Sidhanantha Temple in Karuvadikuppam Pondy next to Sivaji statue on the ECR road. They are performing on the occasion of Maha Shiva Raathiri on 25th . The…

Dance Improvisation By Paulo B Pereira

On the occasion of Auroville’s Birthday, entering into the 50th Year 2017 Date: Tuesday, 28th February 2017 Time: 11 am, Venue: India Space, Bharat Nivas Duration: 30 minutes (1/2 Hour).

International Women’s Day Celebration

On Saturday, March 18th, 2017, from 4 pm to 8 pm at SAWCHU building, Bharat Nivas. On International Women’s Day we salute the women throughout history who have stood up against injustice in their society and those women who continue to fight for change and a better future. Long live…

Auroville & Bio-Regional Integrated Youth Camp

We invite you to join us! We plan to celebrate this special week starting from Mother’s birthday and ending with Auroville’s birthday. We invite children (10 – 16 age group) to participate in this camp. Activities: Auroville philosophy; Creative Painting; Theater; Playing Music/Singing; Story telling; Dance; Nature walk; Paper craft;…

My Burning Heart

Booking is required. Please email to francesca@auroville.org.in Saturday 25th of Feb 7:30 pm At the Library

Remembering Veenapani Festival – Weekend Three

Dear Friends, We are very encouraged by all the fabulous responses we have been receiving from audiences, performers and well-wishers. It has been truly magical to see our theatre evolve into a fresh space with a new energy and new articulation every evening. Thank you all for making this happen…

2nd weekend of Rembering Veenapani Festival 2017

The first weekend of our Remembering Veenapani festival shows was received with applaud and packed houses! We would like to thank all the those involved for make our opening weekend so cheerful. ‘Remembering Veenapani’ will platform commendable performances for the next three weekends of February as well. This month-long weekend…

My Autopsy

A poetic dark comedy Writer and Performer: Hamish Boyd Directed by: Fif CRIPA FEB 17- 19th 7:30 PM

FESTIVAL LITTERAIRE

SOIREE CONTES FEMININS INITIATIQUESLe Pavillon de France, en partenariat avec les Baladantes dans le cadre d'AUROLIRE, festival littéraire organise une soirée contes féminins initiatiques le lundi 23 janvier 2017 de 17h30 à 18h30 aux Citadines suivi d'un partage autour d'un verre. http://www.pavillondefrance.com/

Special Evening on Saturday the 21/1

Well Café is happy to invite you all for a Special Evening on Saturday the 21/1 7.00 pm: Dinner 8.00 pm - 10 pm: Lefteris and friends - live music. Lefteris Grigoriou is a Greek Musician visiting Auroville with his family. After studying music around the globe, especially in Africa,…

My Burning Heart

Performed by Francesca Directed by: Moghan 14 th and 15 th Jan at Cripa Booking is required: francesca@ auroville.org.in

Physical Theatre Workshop: 2-day intensive

An intensive for those with or without experience in theatre, this workshop will introduce participants to aspects of physical theatre through practice, including ensemble work, voice, impulse play, and acrobatics. Discover what stories, rhythms and colours you can access through your body and learn to use your physicality as a…

Call for Support – Adishakti

Dear Friend, Under the powerful guidance of our teacher Veenapani's undying spirit and tangible energy, Adishakti's wings have been consistently expanding in terms performances and programs. Over the past two years we have successfully programmed national and international performance tours, hosted performances and residencies on campus, conducted SOPE workshops and…

Upcoming Events at Solitude Farm

Open Mic Calling all closet, amateur and professional musicians, singers, writers, poets, dancers, and performers! Our stage and hearts are open, please come together for an evening of delightful sharing On Tuesday December 27, 7 pm onwards at Solitude Farm Cafe. If you'd like to participate, please call Shachi: 98200…

Piano Recital by Heinrich KW

Sat.17th December - 7.30 pm at CRIPA Debussy from Clair de Lune to l’Isle Joyeuse 1. Clair de lune 2. Arabesques no.1 3. Arabesques no.2 4. La fille aux cheveux de lin 5. La terrasse des audiences du clair de lune 6. Brouillard 7. Feuilles mortes 8. Les sons et…

An Auroville Fire Spinning Performance

Another year, another fire spinning performance… A fresh new brood invites you to: 'In the blue of the sky, in the green of the forest...' An Auroville Fire Spinning Performance At Dehashakti at 8 pm Friday 16th & Saturday 17th December.

Full Moon Dance

When: Wednesday, 14th December, 7-11pm, Svaram, Kottakarai Join us for a celebratory gathering on the auspicious eve of Karthikeyan Full Moon. DJ Jean Phillipe from Holland is here sharing the 'NATURAL HIGH' setup (with world music and natural local snacks/spirulina...). Let’s celebrate the collective vibe and dance to the earthly…

Water – The Madras Players

Bharat Nivas & The Madras Players present Komal Swaminathan's "Water" Directed by P.C. Ramakrishna Translated by S Shankar from the Tamil Play "Thanneer Thanneer" ‘Water’ is set against the backdrop of the parched village of Athipatti in Tirunelveli district where a stranger arrives. How this man stirs this village into…

Auroville Chamber Choir – Looking for new members

A chamber choir was created recently with the support of the Centre d'Art - Citadines. And we are still looking for new male members.You like to sing in the shower? Step out of it and join us for the newly founded Auroville Chamber Choir. We are a bunch of singing…

Land of Ashes and Diamonds

Synopsis : The play depicts the journey of a story along a chain of storytellers and spirits spanning places, cultures and languages. From the hollow ruins of post-war Europe to the remote villages of India and the war-torn shores of Sri Lanka, we learn of a simple tale of hope…

An Ode to the Women and the Environment

Tritha One of India’s most promising musicians and one amongst the youngest and gifted singers,songwriters and composers;  Tritha is a rising figure in India and Europe, not only as a singer and performer but also as a strong and modern Indian woman fighting for Women's freedom and independence.  

Footprint – Indo-Danish Contemporary Dance

Bharat Nivas in collaboration with the Embassy of Denmark and Peter Majumdar Loegstrup of Yggdrasil Dance present: FOOTPRINT  A rare intercultural encounter India meets Denmark in this fully integrated fusion of dance and music that merges tradition with innovation. Four of today's most acclaimed and prolific dancers share the stage…

1/3 A Play

Indianostrum Theatre presents 1/3 A Play In Tamil with English subtitles  on November 25, 26 , 27  @ 7pm

Academic Genius Brothers

Performed at unpredictable intervals in the amphitheatre of Auroville's Visitor's Centre, the Academic Genius Brothers' performances may question taste, but packs the house. Like a review of Aurovilian events and foibles, AGBs allows a sometimes over-serious community to laugh at itself. The fact that the show often generates anger and…

The Unicorn Collective

The Unicorn Collective is based in Auroville, south India. We are an interdisciplinary collective, striving towards collaborative work of high artistic excellence that ignites the imagination of ourselves and our audience. Transformation of the ordinary to the extraordinary. Our members come from the worlds of physical theatre, music, puppetry, dance,…

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.…

Adishakti @ IGNITE

Warm Greetings from Adishakti. We are so thrilled to be participating in the prestigious Ignite Festival organised by GATI in Delhi and Jaipur this week. Nimmy Raphel will be performing Nidravathwam, a play that is written and directed by herself under the creative guidance of our dear Veenapani Chawla. 3…

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…

“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…

Equinox – Nada Homan

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

Adishakti activities this year

from Adishakti: Dear Friends, With great joy filled in our hearts, we invite you to any or all of these events that we will be involved in this year. Thank you for all your support and prayers. Warm Regards Adishakti Team

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…

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…

ISPA Global Fellowship Program

Deadline: September 1, 2016 Website: http://www.ispa.org/?fellow_global OPEN CALL for the International Society for the Performing Arts (ISPA) Global Fellowship Program, which provides access to ISPA’s extensive international network of arts professionals to emerging and mid-career performing arts leaders from around the globe. Particular attention paid to applicants from developing countries.…

Goethe-Institut International Coproduction Fund

Deadline: October 30, 2016 Website: https://www.goethe.de/en/uun/auf/mus/ikf.html?wt_sc=ikf A new International Coproduction Fund from the Goethe-Institut has rolling deadlines for applications through 2016-2018 for joint productions in theatre, dance, music and performance art planned between professional partners in Germany and elsewhere in the world, with presentation in at least one country. International…

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

Le tableau des merveilles

Le Pavillon de France présente: "Le tableau des merveilles" de Jacques Prévert Le 14 juillet à 19.30h @ Vistor Center “C’est un spectacle spectaculaire et d’une beauté si belle, d’une emotion si émouvante que les mots me manquent pour vous en parler, à moi, dont c’est pourtant le métier de…

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…

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…

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,…

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.

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Kalabhumi Festival

On Saturday February 20th in Kalabhumi will take place a very joyful event! From 3:30 pm till night there will be Live Music, Food, Dance, DJ and entertainment for adults and kids as well. Take note of it and share it with your friends... Programme From 3:30 pm onward small…

Latinamerican Activities

from Anandi: Latinamerican Activities :​ Feb 25th  at 8 p.m. "The Liberator" . Film  about Simón Bolivar ´s Life .Spanish , with English  Subtitles .Cinema Paradiso Feb 27th at 8 p.m. Capoeira , Latinamerican songs, poems and Tango: Milonga . ​​At Visitor Centre, ​Jivatman, Marlenka , Trovadores and Auroville Tango…

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…

Adishakti performs Ganapati in 5 cities

Dear Friends, We at Adishakti would like to wish you a Happy New Year. May this year be filled with enriching and prosperous experiences for you and your loved ones. Thank you for all your support and good wishes last year. Your encouragement helped us jump in line with a…

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.

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…

My Autopsy

MY AUTOPSY A riveting dark poetic comedy, with original music A compelling search for the truth of life and death Written and Performed by Hamish Boyd* Directed by Fif Fernandes* Saturday, January 9 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm Adishakti Theatre Edayanchavadi Road Free admission My Autopsy, is an autobiographical self-evisceration,…

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 -

Therukoothu and Theyyam performances

Dear Friends, Greetings from Adishakti! We take immense pleasure in inviting you for the Therukoothu and Theyyam performances which are scheduled on the 30th December and 1st & 2nd January respectively. Please find below the poster which has more information about the performances. All are welcome for the shows!  …

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.…

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…

Baul Festival at Aurodhan

Welcome to the Baul Festival at Aurodhan Pondicherry. The Bauls will be performing on Sunday, Oct 18, at 8.15 pm at the Kritashraya Garden. Their facebook page is https://www.facebook.com/BaulRetreat

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…

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…

Four Seasons

A unique show presenting Yuhei Motoyama from Japan with Taiko drums along with Aurovilian friends Grace and Terra, Oskar & Idoia, Prakash, Tahel & Eric and more Where: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, The International Zone of Auroville When: 8th August at 8pm Organised by Japan Foundation, New Delhi /…

Under the Mangosteen Tree

‘Under the Mangosteen Tree’, at Adishakti laboratory of Theatre Arts and Research, Pondicherry on 18th and 19th april, 2015 at 7 pm. The shows are non-ticketed and all are welcome. PERCH, CHENNAI PRESENTS UNDER THE MANGOSTEEN TREE - 
A PLAY IN ENGLISH (BASED ON THE SHORT STORIES OF VAIKOM MUHAMMAD…

Norman reads Satprem

NORMAN reads SATPREM an adaptation of the book “My Burning Heart” directed by MOGHAN audio-visuals by CHRISTOPH March 25th, 7.30 pm Unity Pavilion

Chinese Cultural Evening

Chinese Cultural Evening in Auroville time: Tuesday 3rd March, 7.30 – 9.00 pm venue: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas Tai Chi Show Beijing Opera Chinese folk songs Chinese Cheongsam show Chinese Drama stunt – Sleeves show Sichuan Opera stunt – Face Changing Chinese food will be shared @ Unity Pavilion…

basement 21 presents: encounter series – triple bill

basement 21 presents: encounter series - triple bill basement 21 @ SPACES encounter ten venue: SPACES, 1 Elliot's Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai 600090 time: Feb 21, 7pm   triple bill: According to Official Sources... Concept/Choreography/Performance: Mirra Arun Sound Design: Ghostape (Gati Summer Dance Residency 2014) Music credits: ‘You can…

Beyond Names

Beyond Names Exploring the essence of our wisdom traditions Odissi Dance by Nayantara Nanda Kumar & C. Nanda Kumar time: Sat. 7th Feb. 2015, 8 pm place: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas   Nayantara Nanda Kumar an environmental engineer and Odissi dancer is the founder of Our Sacred Space –…

Ras Barse

We welcome you to 'Ras Barse' - An evening to spend listening, to the words of poets, saints and believers, in the voice of Swati Srinivas singing for us, Ghazal & Bhajan in Hindi, Urdu, Bhoj Puri and Marwadi on Sat. 31st Jan '15, 8PM at Unity Pavilion :: Harmonium:…

Arts Oasis – summer residential program for performers

01.06 - 06.06.2015 Tuscany, Italy summer residential program "Arts Oasis" for performers of various genres and techniques The event is inviting artists from all over the world. The workshop will take place at the XII century monastery famous as the place of seclusion for the outstanding Dante Alighieri. Room, full…

Tugay Başar – traditional melodies and improvisations

Tugay plays the Ney, Sufî wind instrument at the Savitri Bhavan Saturday 31 January 2015 at 5 PM All are Welcome! The Turkish Ney is an old end-blown reed flute.  Ney, Turkish tanbur, oud (lute) and Turkish kemençe (fiddle) are considered to be the most typical instruments of Classical Turkish…

Libertas – A dance performance from Korea

Libertas A dance performance from Korea Directed by Sin Cha Hong Performed by Sin Cha Hong and Young Ah Choi time: Friday, January 23, 2015, 7 p.m. No entry for latecomers. Admission Free – all are welcome! Donations would be appreciated. place: Adishakti, Sir Ratan Tata Koothukovil, Edyanchavadi Road, diagonally…

The Merchant of Venice

The Auroville Theatre Group invites you to our exciting new production of "The Merchant of Venice" by William Shakespeare, January 21, 22 and 23, 2015, 8:00 p.m. at the Visitor's Centre. The cast includes: Savithri Maya as Portia, Jeremy as Bassanio, Swar as Antonio, Rachel as Nerissa, Jerry as Gratiano,…

Yatra – a tribute to Odissi’s beginnings

Yatra uses a blend of agile and lyrical dance movements drawing from the Odissi, Gotipua and Sahiyatra traditions. It interprets the idea of a puja or ritual celebration of the Lord on stage, presenting a meditative view of the vocabularies of these traditions. Artistic Direction by Rekha Tandon Musical Arrangements…

Anil Srinivasan – Tribute to Daruwala

Tribute to Mr. Soli Daruwala Aurodhan art gallery will pay a tribute to Soli Daruwala, regarded as the founder of the contemporary art movement in South India, by holding a concert by Anil Srinivasan at 8.30pm on January 14 at Krtashraya Aurodhan Gardens on Papammal Koil Street.

translations and performers for a Satprem play

A note from Moghan: As a theater director, I'm working on the adaptation of "My Burning Heart", an interview of Satprem in 1988 by French journalist F. de Towarnicki. Readings are planned in Auroville, Chennai and Paris for March and April 2015. The idea is to present the piece in…

Flamenco with Shehzeen and Chris

Namashkar Friends, We hope to see you all, on the 17th of Jan, Saturday and enjoy an evening of Flamenco with Shehzeen and Chris at the Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas. Shehzeen Cassum has been dancing since the age of 5, she has trained at the Classical School of…

artistic cultural event & open mike session

I n v i t a t i o n Auroville Radio and Genius Brothers, along with other Auroville artists, actors, humorists and those interested in communication, come together for an artistic cultural event & open mike session at the Visitors’ Center, Saturday 10th @ 8.00pm If you’re participating, please…

Nangiar Koothu – Traditional Sanskrit Theatre

Nangiar Koothu Traditional Sanskrit Theatre Story: "Raaghavasamvaadam" Performer: Dr. Indu G Mizhavu: Kalamandalam Ratheeshbhas and Kalamandalam Manikandan Edakka: Kalanilayam Rajan Thalam: Kalamandalam Sangeetha Greenroom Assistant: Nepathya Srehari Chakyar Guru: Margi Madhi Chakyar At Adishakti, Sir Ratan Tata Koothu Kovil Edyanchavadi Road, Diagonally opposite Hope Wednesday, January 7, 2015, at 7…

IGNITE! 2015 – festival of contemporary dance

IGNITE! Festival of Contemporary Dance was started in 2010, the 3rd Edition is set to take place in January 2015. It is organised by the GATI Dance Forum, which works to create a vibrant engagement with contemporary dance through interrogation, experimentation, innovation and reflection. This year the biennial is back…

Dance performance and exhibition opening by Grace

Ko Kona Lam dance performance by Grace time: Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 6.30 pm place: Pitanga Cultural Centre, Samasti   PLUS opening of Grace's Kolam exhibtion Through Kolam Eyes time: January 3rd - 25th, 2015 place: Pitanga Cultural Centre, Samasti    

People’s Puppet Project call for participation

INTACH Pondicherry and Urban Design Collective are planning an International Workshop titled ‘People’s Puppet Project (PPP)’ in Pondicherry from 15th to 24th December 2014. This will be followed by public performances on 26th and 27th December 2014 at prominent, public locations around Pondicherry's Boulevard Town, and a performance at Dakshinachitra…

the odd couple

a play by Neil Simon Two suddenly single pals — a sloppy sportswriter and a fastidious news writer — strain their friendship by turning roommates and unconsciously repeating the same mistakes they made in the marriages they just left. time: 12th, 13th and 14th of December at 8 pm sharp!…

Korean evening with Noreum Machi

Invitation to the Korean evening time: Thursday, 27th of November, at 6pm places: 6.00 pm Unity Pavilion 7.30 pm Sri Aurobindo Auditorium Dear friends, We, the Korean Pavilion team, are happy to invite the Community to the Korean evening on coming Thursday (27th of November) in Unity Pavilion. We will…

Moonfool – Dance Theatre

Moonfool is a new devised performance which celebrates the moon and all things lunar. It is, at the outset, a love story - the kind of tale which we vicariously feed on - of difficult love, of impossible love, of a love that cannot be – and it is this…

Bharatnatyam Arangetram

An inviatation from Yatra Arts Foundation: Dear Friends, All are welcome to Priyadharshini's Bharathanatyam Arangetram, a student of Thiru.Krishnakumar , Mrs. Geetha Krishnakumar on 15th November 2014, Saturday at 8pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Auroville. Regards, Yatra Srinivassan.

Land on Fire

Adishakti presents: Land on Fire A play directed by: Julia Varley (Denmark) Actress: Carolina Pizarro (Chile) Stage Manager: Karin Ahlström Co- producción: Nordisk Teaterlaboratorium (Denmark) / Triskel Artes Escénicas (Chile) A work that explores the concept of travel rooted in a land of memories of a female imaginary: a land…

General Disorder Meeting (inc. PLAN B)

Dear Resident, You are hereby instructed to attend the following compulsory, non-interactive, non-participatory: GENERAL DISORDER MEETING WHEN: 8pm, Saturday October 25 WHERE: Visitors' Centre WHY: Not? HOW: Good question. WHO: The Genius Brothers Assembly Committee Sub-group WARNING! Attendance at this important meeting is compusory and failure to participate will be…

Scottish Dance Theatre touring India – Forces of Nature

Scottish Dance Theatre is Scotland’s national contemporary dance company. Under the direction of choreographer Fleur Darkin, the company produces dance that is driven by artistic inquiry and a contemporary response to engaging audiences. Scottish Dance Theatre commissions accomplished choreographers from all over the world to put the dancing body at…

Naari – The Image of a Woman

Devasmita and Madhumita Patnaik and group invite you for a dance performance NAARI THE IMAGE OF WOMAN         time: Saturday 20th September at 8 pm place: Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas Video on youtube for a short extract of this dance programme:

Domestic Radio Orchestra Experimental Concert of Transistors

Domestic Radio Orchestra Experimental Concert of Transistors Symphony of soundwaves time: Saturday, 30th August 2014, 8 pm place: SAWCHU   Listen and participate by bringing your own portable radio set We will play this unique one hour piece created and performed for the first time in Auroville 8 radios will…

Somewhat Like A Balloon

Just Theatre presents ‘Somewhat Like a Balloon’, a devised performance. A boy wakes up one morning to find his father missing, and begins a journey from home in search of him. Directed by Vinod Ravindran.       time: 9th August at 7 pm place: Adishakti Theatre, Edayanchavadi Road, Auroville…

triple theatre week-end

Adishakti will present three of their latest theatre plays on the coming week-end at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium. Saturday, 2nd August 2014, 8 pm The Tenth Head Sunday, 3rd August, 2014, 7 pm Nidravatwam followed by Hanuman Ramayana find more details on the posters below (click to enlarge)  

The Jazz Music Festival in Chennai

News from the Madras Jazz Festival: It's on the 7th and 8th of June. All are welcome! The festival is set at the Phoenix Market City, Vellachery Chennai. For more information go to the Madras Jazz Festival's facebook site.

The Pondy Street Show

It happend on Saturday, May 24th at Gandhi Thidal, Pondicherry. Initiated by the Auroville Art Service & INTACH Pondicherry with the support of the Puducherry Department of Tourism.

The Tenth Head

On the 7th and 8th of May at 7pm Adishakti will show a new version of its latest production The Tenth Head. We invite you to view it. For those who might come from places far away from Pondicherry, such as Chennai or Bangalore, we offer you the show, dinner…