Dialogue on Elections

Dialogue on Elections
Discussion
1.5 hrs

March 31, 2019 5:00 pm Sunday

Elections: The Saga of Broken Promises – A Dialogue

The elections in April will commence the 17th Loksabha elections in India. At this crucial juncture, every political party opens its box of schemes to lure the voters. If the bait of schemes did not create the sir that they expected, the latest trick up their wily sleeve is to spread propaganda, jumle baazi.

The history of 16th Loksabha elections has taught us that elections in India are just the never-ending saga of broken promises and of course costly affair too with crores of rupees are being pumped into publicity and promotions.

So as the lead participants of this high voltage political act let us all ask some important questions like: What is that we should recall and assess before voting in these elections?

Does our vote matter? Does NOTA bear any weight?

What should we learn from the broken promises? Should we be voting for the MP or PM? And many more such questions…

Do join us for a Dialogue on the biggest and largest exercise of Indian Democracy.

White Rabbit Red Rabbit

White Rabbit Red Rabbit
Play

March 29, 2019 8:00 pm Friday

White Rabbit Red Rabbit performed by Vinay Varma

No rehearsals! No director! A different actor each performance, who receives the script on stage!

White Rabbit Red Rabbit is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning play by Iranian writer Nassim Soleimanpour. It is an audacious theatrical experiment and a potent reminder of the transgressive and transformative power of theatre.

Organizer
Ankit Bakshi

About Break a Leg!  For Theatre. Of Theatre. By Theatre   Break a Leg! is a non-profit initiative that promotes theatre and is a think tank for events that create new audiences for the craft. We bring theatre lovers closer to the stage and put more “bums on seats” 🙂 We create digital content to spread more theatre love, and over the past three years have produced mini-documentaries, festival after-films, video articles and much more! Green Room Diaries is our video interview series with established theatre-makers sharing their journey. It has so far featured Nandita Das, Neil Bhoopalam, Shernaz Patel, Rajit Kapur, Sumeet Vyas, Ira Dubey amongst others.  In the first of our series of unique theatre experiences, we bring you White Rabbit Red Rabbit, a lively global sensation often described as an absurdist adventure. Stay tuned and break a leg!

Dr. Strangelove

Dr. Strangelove
Movies
3.0 hrs

March 27, 2019 7:00 pm Wednesday

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Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

An insane general triggers a path to nuclear holocaust that a War Room full of politicians and generals frantically tries to stop.

Director: Stanley Kubrick Writers: Stanley Kubrick (screenplay), Terry Southern (screenplay) Stars: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden

Movies Intro : 7:00 PM Movies Starts at 7:10 PM Post-Screening Discussion – 15 mins

Organizer
Cinephiles Film Club

Film club where in we invite like minded film aficionados to screenings showcasing best of world cinema. Our aim is to raise Indian cinema to global standards by exposing Indian talent to Global cinema!

Lamakaan Organic Bazaar

Lamakaan Organic Bazaar
Exhibition
3.0 hrs

March 24, 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.

Organizer
Lamakaan Organic Bazaar

Lamakaan an open cultural space.

The Wire Dialogues

The Wire Dialogues
Discussion
2.0 hrs

March 22, 2019 7:30 pm Friday

The Wire Dialogues — Media and Social Media in an Age of Intolerance

Individuals — and particularly women – who believe in a secular, democratic and inclusive India and express it through their work and social media posts often fund themselves being targeted, harassed, shamed and cornered on social media. Not only does this result in a narrowing of already shrinking public spaces for women with ‘unpopular’ views but it also forces their invisibilisation. The problem is compounded by a major section of the mainstream media also adopting a stridently intolerant position on many issues. What can we do to rescue the possibility of debate and diversity in the media and social media? Is there any role for the law or of official guidelines? Or are those a double-edged sword?

Panelists:- Arfa Khanum Sherwani, Faizan Mustafa, Swati Vadlamdui, Nitya Ramakrishnan and Rohini Singh — In Conversation with Chandana Chakrabarti.

Join our panel for a discussion on this crucial topic of our times, open for all.

Remembering Nataraja Ramakrishna

Remembering Nataraja Ramakrishna
Talk
2.0 hrs

March 21, 2019 7:30 pm Thursday

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Remembering Nataraja Ramakrishna

Lamakaan invites you all on the occasion of 96th Birth Anniversary of Padmashree Nataraja Ramakrishna who was on 21st March 1923 in Indonesia.

About Nataraja Ramakrishna:

Padmashree Nataraja Ramakrishna (21 March 1923 – 7 June 2011) was a dance guru from Telangana, India. He was the chairman of Andhra Pradesh Sangeeta Nataka Academy. He was also a scholar and musicologist who promoted classical dance in Andhra Pradesh and worldwide. Nataraja Ramakrishna’s contributions to dances of South Indian traditions are great. He revived the dance traditions of Devadasis of Andhra Pradesh and named them Andhra Natyam. He decoded the 13th-century sculptures of Ramappa temple with the help of Jayapa Senani’s Nrittya Ratnavalli and reconstructed the dance that went extinct for almost eight centuries. A lesser known fact about Nataraja Ramakrishna is that he put up the case of granting Classical status to Kuchipudi which otherwise was listed as a folk dance. He has immensely contributed to Perani dance form and nurtured it to the core.

Speakers: Dr. Anuradha Jonnalagadda, Associate Professor at the Dept of Dance, University of Hyderabad. She is also a Kuchipudi Dance Exponent and direct student of Guruji.

Shree Kala Krishna, a direct disciple of Guruji will also be there.

ALL ARE WELCOME. ENTRY IS FREE & OPEN TO ALL!!!

Principles of Screenwriting

Principles of Screenwriting


Workshop
3.0 hrs

March 23, 2019 4:00 pm Saturday

“Principles of screenwriting – Robin’s method” is an exclusive workshop by Professor Robin Russin, a multifaceted hollywood personality who has written, produced and directed for Film, TV and Theater. Robin Russen is currently working as the head of screenwriting department at University of California, Riverside.He is a Rhodes Scholar and member of Phi Beta Kappa and the Writers Guild of America.

Course Details: “Principles of Screenwriting – Robin’s method” The first part is a 2hrs theoritical session followed by 1 hour Q & A session.

This will be a paid workshop.

For more details contact : +91 8008882627

Robin has written, produced and directed for film, TV and the theater, including Warner Bros.’ On Deadly Ground; America’s Most Wanted on Fox; and Vital Signs on ABC; and his original one-hour pilot script about King David, Beloved, was adapted by ABC as Of Kings and Prophets. He recently directed the independent feature film, When I Sing, co-starring Chris Mulkey, which won the People’s Choice Award at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival in Los Angeles; the Special Jury Award for best low budget feature film at Worldfest Houston; and Best U.S. Feature and Grand Jury Award at Borderlands Film Festival, among others. Another feature he wrote, 2 Hearts, starring Jacob Elordi and Radha Mitchell, is currently in post-production. Among other work for theatre, his play, Painted Eggs, was reviewed by The Los Angeles Times as “ambitious, heart-felt and hypnotic,” and his play, The Face in the Reeds, premiered in an extended four-month run at the Ruskin Group Theatre, where he initiated and leads a workshop for local playwrights.

Ki Jaana Main Kaun

Ki Jaana Main Kaun
March 13, 2019 7:30 pm Wednesday
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As Part of lamakaan’s 9th anniversary celebrations

Inviting all to and evening with Rabbi Shergill, An intimate chat with Rabbi we trace his life, music, influences, interspersed with his own songs.

Rabbi Shergill is an Indian musician well known for his debut album Rabbi and the chart-topper song of 2005, Bullah Ki Jaana. His music has been described variously as rock, Punjabi, with a bani style melody, and Sufi-style, and “semi-Sufi semi-folksy kind of music with a lot of Western arrangements.” Shergill has been called “Punjabi music’s true urban Balladeer.

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.

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.