Wednesday, October 25, 2006

Shadows in the Dark

Version One Dot Oh!(VODO), is participating in the "Kannada Rangabhoomi - Namaskara" theater festival being held between the 24th and 29th of this month.

This festival marks the occasion of Suvarna Karnataka -50 years of Karnataka and is being organized by Karnataka Nataka Academy, Govt. of Karnataka and showcases some of the well-known theater groups of Bangalore presenting timeless Kannada classics in English. VODO is putting up "Shadows in the Dark", an english translation of Sriranga's Kattale Belaku on Friday the 27th. Details about venue and timings are in the flier below.

Please get in touch with me(98455 01929) or Vijay(98458 83912) for tickets.

Regards,Vikram Rai.98A7028.

Friday, August 04, 2006


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Wednesday, April 26, 2006

French fables of Indian origin!

(Thank you Shibani, for fgorwarding this one)

Alliance Française de Bangalore, Artistes' Repertory Theatre (ART)
the Embassy of France in India



A collaborative venture on the fables of Jean de La Fontaine and the Panchatantra.

This is a play directed by Arundhati Raja

27th,2 8th and 29th of April
7.30p.m. Auditorium, Alliance Française de Bangalore

Entry Free

Every few days, the auditorium of Alliance Franciase de Bangalore comes alive to the sounds of crabs, coromorants, wolves and thieves. Actors from Bangalore are rehearsing for FabulaTantra, the product of an artistic collaboration between the Alliance Francaise and Artistes' Repertory Theatre - one of Bangalore's best-known theatre groups.

This present-day Indo-French collaboration will celebrate a more inadvertant collaboration from antiquity. The fables of Jean de la Fontaine are to France what the Panchatantra is to India. La Fontaine took inspiration from a myriad of sources for his fables, and one of them was Visnu Sharma's fabled teachings: the stories known as the Panchatantra.

FabulaTantra will celebrate both the exuberant simplicity and cunning slant of the fable in an energetic presentation of dance, music and theatre. It will focus on the French fables that have Indian origins and let us see two sides of a very similar world. It is strange to remember how far apart these worlds were, both geographically and temporally, when one sees how well these stories and their contexts mingle on stage

Darius Sunawalla, Ruchika Chanana, Arati Punwani, Harish Seshadri, Kartik Kumar, Maitri Gopalakrishna and Pritham Kumar

Script - Gautam Raja Music – Tara Kini Choreographer - Helene Marionneau

Directed by Arundhati Raja

For further information, please contact : 41231340 /43 / 44 /45


Priyamvada Majumdar
Cultural Coordinator
Alliance Française de Bangalore
Ph: 41231340 / 43 /44

Saturday, April 22, 2006

Come to the iVolunteer Bangalore meet!

W h a t a r e t h e w a y s y o u c a n i m p a c t l i v e s ?

Find out about one...Come to the iVolunteer Bangalore meet!

iVolunteer Bangalore would like to invite you to its volunteers Meet on April 23rd at ISI Auditorium, Bangalore.

Hear volunteers working with different non-government organizations, and in different aspects of development, in and around Bangalore, talk about their experiences and learning. Find out about different types of volunteering opportunities. Learn from experiences of other volunteers, and use the learning in your projects. If you have always intended to spend your free time with underprivileged children, special needs community, health-care, or volunteering in any of the various aspects of development, but didn't know where to begin - this is the place to find out how! And we have lots of fun events throughout the day as well!

# Date: 23rd April 2006 (Sunday)
# Time: 8.30 AM to 5:00 PM#

Venue: Indian Social Institute (ISI), 24, Benson Town, Benson Road, Bangalore 560 0046

# Participation Fee: Rs.200/- per participant (to cover costs of lunch, tea, iVolunteer brochure, resource materials), Rs.100/- for students

Register at:

For details, contact Anna (, 080-25469242)

About iVolunteer:
iVolunteer ( is a reliable platform to assist potential volunteers to find their 'niche' in the development sector and to help NGOs clearly articulate the role that they wish volunteers to play in their organization. MITRA, a professionally managed not-for-profit organization, owns and manages iVolunteer. In order to service the needs of registered organizations, we have set up Volunteer Centres in Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, and Ahmedabad. The services that these centres provide are Volunteer Need Assessment, Volunteering Opportunity Verification, Sourcing volunteers.

Monday, April 03, 2006

Version One Dot Oh!

Version One Dot Oh! in association with HDFC Ltd. is proud to present "HARVEY", a comedy in English in aid of Dream a Dream (
This Pulitzer winning play, by Mary Chase, with its charming simplicity will reassure you that we do not live, like many would like to believe, in an ordinary world!!
This show is co-sponsored by "
Airtel" - Broadband and Telephone Services.
Details are as below. You can contact me for tickets. Please pass this around to friends and family who might be interested.

: 7th, 8th and 9th Apri
l, 2006
: 7.30 pm
: JSS Auditorium, 8th block, Jayanagar (
map available on Tickets ).
Rs 100. For bookings call
@ 98866-36516 .
Donor Passes
available at Dream a Dream,
call Vishal @ 9845524118.

Elwood and Harvey had never hurt a soul, And yet they were the cause of a whole rigmarole....
Thus unfolds a hilarious tale of human nature and life's ultimate goal, a story that touchs the heart and stirs the soul !!

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Aseema Yatre- A Dance initiative

This is to inform you that the Natya Institute of Kathak & Choreography( is launching a new project to propagate an awareness of Dance & Choreography in rural areas of Karnataka and satellite towns around Bangalore called- 'Aseema Yatre'
The Natya Institute as well as its contemporary dance unit- the STEM Dance Kampni ( have been involved in Art in education and Dance education projects in various academic, cultural and community centres for several years now.
This new initiative is funded in part by the Department of Kannada & Culture, Govt of Karnataka.
The inaugural project will be held in Suratkal and Mangalore on the 30th of March 2006.
Please do pass this information on to interested individuals and organisations.
Do feel free to contact us about the workshop/performance format , tour itinerary.....etc
warm regards,
Madhu Nataraj-Heri

Monday, March 13, 2006


The first international short film competition & film festival dedicated to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues
Filmmakers from different cinematic traditions have portrayed and interpreted insanity in many different ways, sometimes helping to further our understanding of mental distress, and at other times reinforcing our prejudices and sacrificing integrity for the sake of offering entertainment.

Frame of Mind

is a rare opportunity to view the most sensitive films made in the world that have attempted to erase the stigma surrounding mental health issues. It will showcase the best feature and short films from all over the world in a non-competitive section.

In the

competitive section we seek to counter negative, inaccurate and cliched images of people with mental illness. We encourage you to create clean, accurate, realistic and optimistic short films portraying those living with mental illness.
  • Here is your chance at making a short film that best reflects the struggle to erase the STIGMA surrounding issues related to mental illness (and not mental retardation).
  • Alternatively the films can also portray the HOPE for those with mental illness and/or their caregivers.

The film festival is a part of the

International Conference on Schizophrenia (IConS) scheduled from October 13-15, 2006 in Chennai (Madras) India. It is organized by Schizophrenia Research Foundation (SCARF), India’s premier Non Government Organization, committed to the cause of schizophrenia. SCARF is collaborating with the World Psychiatric Association on the global anti-stigma campaign and is also a Collaborating Centre for the World Health Organization.

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