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Atul Kumarai??i??s experimental piece Khwaab Sa debuts in the city Purchase entocort coupon

That renowned artiste Atul Kumar entered the field of theatre by accident is an incredible fact. Especially given his string of successful productions, namely, Trivial Disasters (starring Kalki Koechlin), Piya Behrupiya and Noises Off amongst a host of others. This weekend, Atul and his Mumbai-based troupe, The Company Theatre, bring to the city their reinterpretation of A Midsummer Nightai??i??s Dream titled Khwaab Sa. Shakespeare is a playwright he seems to keep returning to and Atul explains that the legendai??i??s work isnai??i??t necessarily challenging to work with or understand. ai???The more you stop being afraid, the more accessible it becomes,ai??? says the director.

Originally commissioned by KHAM Theatre, Taipei, the production makes its debut in India with the Bengaluru show. In keeping with his repertoire of experimental theatre, this play too seeks to push the envelope. The narrative weaves in elements of song and dance, for a truly immersive experience. ai???We have live Carnatic and Western music, and contemporary dance choreographed and performed by noted dancer, Diya Naidu, while the dialogues are in Hindi gibberish,ai??? reveals Atul, adding that the play, which deals with fairies, lovers and a band of substandard actors, is fun and lighthearted. Apart from Naidu, it also stars Sahiba Singh, Kumar Priyabrata Panigrahi, Shikhar Martolia, Ai??Prashant More, Ronita Mookerji and others.

Talking about the challenges he faced with Khwaab Sa, Atul shares that making the choreographed pieces, vocal performances and scenes featuring the spoken word come together seamlessly was not as easy task. ai???But I think weai??i??ve managed to pull it off,ai??? he says, without revealing much more, and adds that the show touches upon themes such as love, fantasy, loneliness and sex. The lighting, done by Pritham Kumar is said to add to the dream-like vibe that the director is going for. ai???The lighting gives the scenes texture and rhythm, which is very important to this play,ai??? states Atul.

Following its outing in Bengaluru, the show will travel to Delhi, Mumbai and Pune. As for Atul, he has already started working on a project titled 7 Jewish Children which traces the history of the movement of Jews, right from the Holocaust to the controversy surrounding the Gaza strip.
January 14 and15.

At ADA Ranga Mandira, JC Road. Tickets (`300 upwards) on bookmyshow.com

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One of Indiaai??i??s youngest DJs, DJ Zaeden played at the Taj West End for NYE. Party peeps trooped to the happening venue early enough, beating the traffic. The lawn was packed and the crowd swelled up closer to the stroke of midnight.

 

ITC Gardenia
A classy set hit the dance floor at the ITC Gardeniaai??i??s ballroom on New Yearai??i??s Eve. DJ KT mixed some tunes and set the mood for the countdown. Party peeps danced hard, enjoyed premium beverages and a lavish Continental spread.

 

JW Marriott
The popular hotel witnessed one of the biggest New Yearai??i??s Eve parties by the poolside. DJ Rohit Barker and DJ Mallika played some electric tunes while the crowd grooved to the music till the wee hours of the morning.

 

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    Coastal Carnatic
    January 6 | MLR Convention Centre
    Catch the Trichur Brothers live in
    concert at the event Aradhana, A Spiritual Journey. Brothers Srikrishna Mohan and Ramkumar Mohan are Carnatic vocalists. They have been performing their music live for over 20 years and promise a soulful
    evening. At JP Nagar, 7 pm. Tickets (`300)
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    Humans of Bengaluru
    January 9 | Gallery Sumukha
    Urban Ecstasy is a photography
    exhibition by documentary photographer
    B S Shivaraju aka Cop Shiva. The series
    captures citizens of the city as they
    transform the mundane into the magical. Entry free. At Wilson Garden, 10 am.
    Details: 22292230

    Metal mania
    January 11 | The Humming Tree
    Join metal bands Chaos, Orchid and Shepherd as they take the stage at Unscene/Metal Edition One. Chaos is a Trivandrum-based thrash metal band whereas Orchid and Shepherd are city-based outfits. `300. At Indiranagar,
    8 pm. Details: 9945532828

    At the theatres
    January 6 | PVR Cinemas
    Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt come together in the
    science fiction adventure film Passengers. The movie is about two people who wake up from an induced hibernation on board a spaceship which is heading towards a new planet.

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    Electronic energy
    January 7 | Blue Frog
    Sine Language is an evening
    featuring musicians Kampai, Raka and Gurbax. Kampai is the solo project of Rumit Virmani who plays electronic music, with heavy bass. Raka is an electronic music producer and DJ, whereas Kunaal Gurbaxani aka Gurbax is a heavy bass DJ/producer. `500. At Church Street, 8 pm.
    Details: 69999549

    Nuclear physics
    January 10 | Ranga Shankara
    Prakash Belawadi presents Michael Fraynai??i??s historical drama Copenhagen. The play is about the historic meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg in Copenhagen in 1941, and their discussions about the atom bomb. At JP Nagar, 7.30 pm. Tickets (`200) on
    bookmyshow.com

    Movie maverick
    January 8 | Christ University Auditorium
    Superstar Rishi Kapoor is
    in town for Rishi Kapoor, The
    Eternal Lover Boy ai??i?? a musical
    extravaganza celebrating his songs.
    He will also share some anecdotes
    about his life in the film industry and beyond. Turn to Page 23
    for details

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    Bohemian rhapsody
    January 12 | Hard Rock Cafe
    The band Classic Wild pays
    tribute to British rock band Queen. Classic Wild is a collaboration of
    musicians from different bands and eras with the aim of keeping classic rock alive in the city. At St Marks Road, 8.30 pm. Tickets (`750 upwards) on bookmyshow.com

    Aspirational humour
    January 8 | Vapour Pub and Brewery
    Comedian Karthik Kumar presents the Second
    Decoction, his second stand-up special at the Evam Stand-Up
    Tamasha. The set will talk about the middle classes and
    their hopes and dreams. At Indiranagar, 1 pm. Tickets
    (`500) on bookmyshow.com

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