Poetry in movement
Kalakshetra Foundation is organising Suvritti, a six-day festival of performing arts.
It will see eminent artistes from around the country performing—including Gayatri Kannan presenting a Bharatanrityam recital and Sathyanarayana Raju showcasing Rama Katha. All the performances will be followed by 45-minute interactions with the artistes. February 7-12, from 6 pm, at Rukmini Arangam. Details: 24524057
Tracing the visual
A series of lectures at Apparao Galleries will discuss ancient texts and their relevance to aesthetics and the evolution of visual cultures in India. Today, scholar Ramaa Narayanan will speak on the topic, Idols and Temples Through the Looking Glass of Shilpashastra (at 6.30 pm), while Sharada Banu will discuss Bhakti Poetry: Turning Inwards (7.30 pm). The lectures will be on till Sunday. Details: 28332226
From the forest
If you are in Pondicherry this weekend, drop by Citadines Centre d’Art, in Auroville, to catch internationally-renowned artist Birgitta Volz’s exhibition, Tree Spirits – Magical Bark Prints. She paints on the trunk of the trees to create her bark prints on canvas, and each can take over a month to do. From February 8 to 20. Details: 0413 2622881