Tridhara – Odissi Dance

Tridhara – Odissi Dance
March 12, 2019 7:00 pm Tuesday
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As part of Lamakaan’s 9th anniversary celebrations,

Tridhara – Odissi Dance by Dr. Gajendra Panda and his disciples.

Tridhara is a pioneering institution which treasurers and upholds the unique style of Late Guru Debaprasad Das (founder father of Odissi dance and also Tridhara). The unique flavor of this gharana stems from the genius of Debaprasad Das, who amalgamated a variety of tribal and folk dance elements with the traditional Odissi.

Guru Gajendra’s composition style is refreshingly unique for a variety of reasons, but foremost among them is his masterful use of the “Sabda Swara Pata” which he absorbed, painstakingly and meticulously, from his Guru Debaprasad Das. At the feet of his master and surrogate father, Gaji babu also learned to present his dancers and himself in stunning sculpturesque friezes, which quickly take his audience to the resplendent temple statuary that Orissa is universally acclaimed for. In all that Gaji babu composes, there is to be seen a free flow of the three streams of Odisha’s dance art-tribal, folk and traditional village Odissi – and its brilliant embellishment in stylish execution of rhythm, movement and beautiful static pose.

Artiste 1-Guru Dr.Gajendra Panda 2-Master Prabhutosh Panda 3-Ms.Lima Das 4-Ms.Sudipta Panda 5-Ms.Tejashree Jena 6-Ms.Rasmiprava Sahu 7-Mrs.Pranaya Kumari Panda(Dress and Make-up)

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 9th Anniversary Celebrations from 8th March to 13th March of 2019. Lamakaan is Hyderabad’s Independent, Open Cultural Center devoted to promotion of inclusiveness, liberal ideas through Literature, Music, Performances, Discussions, Theatre, Workshops, Exhibitions.

NTR’s Cinema – Laksmi Parvathi

NTR’s Cinema – Laksmi Parvathi
March 08, 2019 7:30 pm Friday
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As part of Lamakaan’s 9th Anniversary celebrations,

Inviting all to an evening of “NTR and Cinema” with Mrs. Nandamuri Lakshmi Parvathi

Prime Minister PV Narasimha Rao once said, “I can not say I did not see the Gods, having lived in the era of NTR. If his portrayal of Rama, Krishna is not a manifestation of the greater powers, what is?

ANR, a proclaimed atheist and a contemporary to NTR once said, hither to, I decline to play the roles of mythological heroes. Only one person, NTR, should do that. And If there are Gods really, they too must now start and try to look like him and appear as often!”

There are many many parts to NTR – a learned and deeply spiritual person, a very fine and powerful ideologue, an orator and above all, a man for the fellow human. Not only in life, even in cinema too NTR donned many roles. Both in front and behind the camera. Where he played the role of a writer, director, costumer, designer, manager and a daily worker. No work was below him.

Writer Mrs. Nandamuri Lakshmi Parvathi Garu interacts with us about the thespian and his works. Mrs. Lakshmi Parvathi is a well published writer of many literary works, fiction and biographies. Her latest book ‘Vaidehi’ is a fine example of anthologising a mythology to contemporaneity.

Organizer
Lamakaan An Open Cultural Space

This event is part of Lamakaan’s 9th Anniversary Celebrations from 8th March to 13th March of 2019. Lamakaan is Hyderabad’s Independent, Open Cultural Center devoted to promotion of inclusiveness, liberal ideas through Literature, Music, Performances, Discussions, Theatre, Workshops, Exhibitions.

‘Agora’ by Alejandro Amenábar

‘Agora’ by Alejandro Amenábar
March 05, 2019 6:30 pm Tuesday
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Largely based on the real life story of a rebel woman Hypatia, a philosopher, astronomer, and mathematician of the 4th century Roman Empire, ‘Agora’ depicts the struggle of reason with religion in the feudal era Egypt, then part of the declining Roman empire marred by the violent conflict between Christians and Jews.

Organizer
Hyderabad Cinephiles

Dedicated to a build a people’s cine movement, Hyderabad Cinephiles strives to take the pro-people progressive cinema from across the globe amongst the common masses. Our screenings are followed by a discussion on the movie. Feel free to connect with us at facebook.com/HyderabadCinephiles or +91-9989170226.

SIPAHI KI MAA

SIPAHI KI MAA
Play
2.0 hrs

March 02, 2019 7:30 pm Saturday

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This play is dedicated to all soldiers who became martyrs in Pulwama attack recently.. Sipahi Ki Maa is a play which portrays the pain of a mother who eagerly waits for her son to get back to home. Munni a 14 yrs girl is eligible for marriage and her mother is waiting for her son to come back so that she can marry her to an eligible person. Her son is a Sipahi who went for a war. Condition at the war place is very tough. The rest of the story is whether mother sees her son again and How Sipahi fulfills his responisibilities?

Organizer
MANCH THEATRE

Manch Theatre was formed in Infosys Hyderabad as a hobby club for theatre enthusiasts. For the first few years it remained the same staging occasional plays for internal events. It was not until the Samahaara Hyderabad Theatre festival, 2010, Manch started to become a known name in the Hyderabad theatre circuits. Manch staged Deepak Morris’ comedy caper Business is War for the festival. Later Manch went on producing several critically acclaimed plays in English, Hindi and Telugu like John Patrick Shanley’s Doubt: A Parable, Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage, Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie and Nadira Babbar’s Ji, Jaisi Aapki Marzi. Manch Theatre Participated in Vijayawada’s 18th Hasya Natikala potilu organized in the memory of Jandhyala Garu, where it won second Best Play prize and Sirisha from the team won the Best Actress award. Later in the 20th Hasya Natikala potilu conducted in 2015 July, Manch presented its original play Arangetram, written and directed by Srikanth Banala. In 2016, Again MANCH presented its original comic play “Chai Edi Bey?”, written and directed by Srikanth Banala in NANDI NAATAKOTSAVAM (2016), Organized by Andhra Pradesh. In 2017, NANDI NAATAKOTSAVAM, a patriotic Telugu Play “ADUGU”, written and directed by Harsha Chakilam received accolades and appreciations from Theatre Professionals.

Kuvempu Rashtreeya Puraskar

Kuvempu Rashtreeya Puraskar
February 26, 2019 7:30 pm Tuesday.

The Trust Rashtrakavi Kuvempu Pratishthana was founded by Government of Karnataka in the name of Rashtrakavi Kuvempu, greatest writer of 20th century Kannada literature. Its Head Office is at Kuppali,a village in Shivamogga district where poet’s house has been converted into a Museum of literary- cultural importance. The place has become a tourist centre, particularly for lovers of literature. Every day nearly 250 people visit the place and samadhi of poet on the top of nearby hill.The pratishthana has instituted ” Kuvempu Rashtreeya Puraskar”. a National award in the name of poet, which carries a Cash prize of Five Lakh Rupees. The Award of 2018 was given to Jeelani Bano and Rattan Singh, Noida. Jeelani Ji could not attend the award giving ceremony at Kuppali. Hence Office bearers will come to Hyderabad on Tuesday the 26th February evening to present the prestigious Kuvempu Puraskar, in the presence of writers of Urdu and other languages.

Blood Donation Camp

Blood Donation Camp
February 23, 2019 10:30 am Saturday

Blood is the most precious gift that anyone can give to another person — the gift of life. A decision to donate your blood can save a life or even several if your blood is separated into its components — red cells, platelets and plasma — which can be used individually for patients with specific conditions. Donating blood is an active way of helping others and the whole of society. Donating blood is a lifesaving act. By donating blood you can save lives.

Keeping the above noble gesture in mind on the occasion of Rotary Formation Day, Rotary Club of Hyderabad and Twin Cities Rotary Club proposes to conduct a Mega Blood Donation Camp in association with the Indian Red Cross Hyderabad. It is proposed to conduct the camp in 15-20 places across the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad on the 23rd of February 2019.

Places in the Heart(1984)

Places in the Heart(1984)
Movies
3.0 hrs

February 19, 2019 7:30 pm Tuesday

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Title : Places in the Heart Director : Robert Benton Runtime : 111 mins Synopsis : In central Texas in the 1930s, a widow, with two small children, tries to run her small 40-acre farm with the help of two disparate people.

Plan for the event : Introduction – 10 mins The movie starts at 7:10 PM 20 minutes post-screening discussion

A VILLAGE OF ONE

A VILLAGE OF ONE
Music

February 12, 2019 7:30 pm Tuesday

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A VILLAGE OF ONE: Song Cycle With Soul.

American musician, composer and director Paula Jeanine Bennett brings an evening of her folk opera for all folk, “A Village Of One” (AVOO) to Lamakaan. AVOO is a music and theater piece that has traveled to Indonesia, Morocco and recently Bhubaneswar, Odisha, at the Kalanirvana Art Center. It is work that addresses the loneliness of the modern soul backlit by village sensibilities and illuminated by catchy songs – and solar lighting! For this presentation, Paula will talk about her recent experiences adapting the piece in India and share her compositions.
The audience will be invited to raise their voices too

About Artist: Paula Jeanine Bennett, born in Cleveland, Ohio, the heartland of the USA, is a vocalist, percussionist, composer, lyricist and cultural arts activist. Her long and luminous association with Indian music began in 2001 when she was invited to participate in the elite Jazz India Vocal Institute program in Mumbai. She has returned to India many times and participated in a variety of festivals and concerts, most notably at the NCPA, the Kala Ghoda Festival and the Capital Jazz Festival. Paula has adapted numerous ghazals and thumris and was presented by the American Center in a 5-city tour of Western India performing this material in collaboration with local ensembles. She has also composed new material reflecting her deep love for the pure voice exemplified in North Indian classical traditions as evinced on her release on India’s Mystica Music, “Melody Sky” (with guitarist Lee Boice). She lives on the Brooklyn waterfront and can see the Statue of Liberty from her rooftop.

Protest Poetry

Protest Poetry
February 09, 2019 7:30 pm Saturday.

Protest Poetry – open mic with Sabika Abbas We live in an age where voices of dissent are curbed because they question those in power. There is a lack of any effective tool to articulate an effective challenge. In a world where the media and the social media are controlled by vested interests, where safe spaces are increasingly decreasing, we have turned to poetry. Because poetry, like political language is rarely spoken without intention. As Audre Lorde puts it, “Poetry is not a luxury. It is a vital necessity of our existence. It forms the quality of the light within which we predicate our hopes and dreams toward survival and change, first made into language, then into idea, then into more tangible action. Poetry is the way we help give name to the nameless so it can be thought. The farthest horizons of our hopes and fears are cobbled by our poems, carved from the rock experiences of our daily lives.” What makes poetry so powerful as a tool of protest? as a weapon we can use to challenge the malicious powers that have risen to prominence in this age? Because poetry is far more than syntax and grammar– the terms and measurements that help us identify and discuss language. It is more than copy on a page. It is rhythm; it is sensations; it is incantation. And, through this, poetry becomes meaning. It becomes truth. We at lamakaan are happy to invite you come and participate in a poet led revolution. A revolution towards a more equal, trusting and loving society. Along with Sabika Abbas Naqvi, who is a protest poet and has performed at numerous occasions and more importantly, at numerous street corners, we invite you to write your own protest poems and read them to an audience on the 9th of February.

Lamakaan Organic Bazaar

Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Exhibition

February 03, 2019 10:30 am Sunday

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On this Sunday morning through afternoon come and explore wide range of Organic Fruits, veggies & groceries Homemade Breads and other baked goods; Organic Lunch, Handicrafts and Handlooms, Handmade Jewelry, Terrace Gardening Corner, Creative Design Spaces. Every Sunday 10:30am – 1.30pm For details: 9642731329. Entry Free. All are Welcome.