From movies to a Baul workshop, this week has a lot in store
Here’s a chance to detox. The Auroville Retreat is organising a three-day juice-diet programme. Participants will be served fresh, organic fruit and vegetable juices nine to 10 times a day, at an interval of every two hours, starting at 7.30 am. Anandi Vaithialingam, naturopathy practitioner from Auroville, will be available at the venue for personal consultations. Rs 4750. Details: 9843948288
This weekend, master Pranayama (breathing) techniques at Unity Pavilion. At the three-day free workshop, Aurovilian JV Avadhanulu will also teach you simple exercises to tone your muscles. Breakfast is advised only after the workshop. From today to Sunday, between 6.45 am and 8 am. Details: 0413 2623576
The chase begins
There’s something for thrill seekers.Benoît Jacquot’s A Toute de Suite will be screened at Alliance Française de Pondichéry. In the movie, Lili (Isild Le Besco), an art student from a wealthy family, falls for the mysterious Moroccan guy Bada (Ouassini Embarek), at a night club. The next day she learns that he is a robber, when he calls her requesting for help, in the middle of a botched-up robbery. On October 4, at 6 pm. Free entry. Details: 0413 2338146
Sound of music
Baul Retreat presents Parvathy
Baul and Shahjahan Munshi among others at the music festival in Aurodhan. The six-day residential fest will also see lectures and workshops (on techniques of breath control for the Baul performance).
At Aurodhan, between October 13 and 18, in association with Ekathara Kalari. Registration fees is Rs 20,000, inclusive of food and accommodation.
Details: 0413 2222795
Catch a Somana Kunitha performance (a Karnataka-based folk dance), by Shri Gangadhara Gowda and troupe, as a part of Dusshera celebrations organised by DakshinaChitra. There will also be an exhibition of Lambadi crafts. From October 7 to 11, at DakshinaChitra, between 10 am and 6 pm.
Attention aspiring film makers. Kameleon International Film Festival, organised by Indianostrum Theatre in partnership with Puducherry Tourism and Alliance Francaise de Pondichéry, invites entries from the world over to send to firstname.lastname@example.org Details: 9578302087