Category Archives: Performing Arts

Barkha: Songs of the Rains

Students of Nandita Di performed Barkha, the traditional songs of the Monsoons based on Indian Ragas to a full house at Pitanga Cultural Center, Saturday March 21. They were accompanied flute.
Nandita Di played harmonium and Debasish Das (Pinto Da) played tablas.



Comments: 0 Date: 31 Mar 2015

Selections par Gangalakshmi-32

Une série hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d'oeuvres de la Mère ou de Sri Aurobindo qui lui semble d'actualité. Cette semaine Sri Aurobindo: Savitri, Livre XI, Chant 1: le jour éternel.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week she shares - Sri Aurobindo: Savitri, Livre XI, Chant 1: le jour éternel.

http://www.decitre.fr/livres/savitri-9782902776832.html



Comments: 0 Date: 25 Mar 2015

Selections par Gangalakshmi-31

Une série hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d’œuvres de la Mère ou de Sri Aurobindo qui lui semble d’actualitee. Cette semaine Sri Aurobindo: Savitri, Livre XI, Chant 1: le jour éternel.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week she shares - Sri Aurobindo: Savitri, Livre XI, Chant 1: le jour éternel.



Comments: 0 Date: 20 Mar 2015

Off the Cuff-19

This week Wazo and Renu exchange views on the impending summer and the slow departure of the guests, Chennai Festival, Water Situation, Volunteer contributions and comment on a recent cultural program, the water situation and general We managed without Andrea but look forward to his return next week.

World Fusion – Trio Benares

Sri Aurobindo Auditorium in Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India in International Zone was crowded with music lovers who longed for something more. Although the title World Music Concert had promised maybe a bit more than a classical Indian music, what we got was a big surprise- an exciting fusion of Western European jazz saxophone with sitar and tabla.
The three excellent musicians brought some freshness and proved that music does speak universal language. Deobrat Mishra on sitar and Prashant Mishra on tabla both from a prominent family of musicians, and Roger Hanschel on alto saxophone known as a versatile jazz player showed that merging two styles can give something new...

Indo-German Trio Benares! was founded in 2014, saxist Roger Hanschel, sitar vistuoso Deobrat Mishra and tabla player Prashant Mishra explore this musical tradition, continously entering new paths of rhythms, melodies and patterns. The Trio is currently working on their first album that will be released in October, presenting their first pieces in three exclusive concerts in New Delhi, Auroville and Bangalore.





Comments: 0 Date: 27 Mar 2015

Lord Byron's Love Letter

A delightful play by Tennessee Williams titled "Lord Byron's Love Letter" was presented over the March 20-22, 2015 weekend in a number of locations in Auroville. Directed by Francesca, with costumes by Kira, the play was brought to life by the cast including Anandamay, Elke, Jeff and Rena. The recording here is the premier at Sacred Groves where the audience was treated not just to a wonderful theater experience but also to Samosas and tea, courtesy of the theater company.

Project Albatross

Last night in a relax atmosphere of starry night with candlelighted tables Mathias Muller and Nishad Pandey on classical guitar shared with patrons of Solitude Farm restaurant American and Latin ballads, jazz standards, baroque inspired extempore .... in second set Mishko M'Ba joined them on bass, and toward the end we heard some improvisations. Evening of good, healthy food with food soul in the shape of jazz standards ...


Comments: 0 Date: 12 Mar 2015

Off the Cuff-21

Waiting for madame Renu intervention...
Andrea and Wazo are devastated by the absence of Renu who remains in Kerala, at her retreat where she is curing her body and mind with the help of Ayurveda.
We promise she will be present for the next Off the Cuff issue.
Issues about the world and Auroville events are piling up. We love this challenge and look forward to exploring them properly.
Today we are talking about the fortunes accumulated by the world's richest persons and how to get rid of of it; the upcoming Auroville youth meeting which is happening this Saturday in SAIIER; and some data regarding the farms production and the water issues.

About the youth meeting: http://ras.auroville.org.in/retreat2015/auroville-youth/

About the farms: http://www.auroville.org/categories/78

About the water: http://wiki.auroville.org.in/wiki/Water_Conservation

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Off the Cuff-20

This week Andrea and Wazo exchange views on the Chennai Festival event, the good coverage given to it by some major newspaper and the call from Dominique (SAVI) to join the project of restructuring the volunteers and interns programs.
Some comments regarding the approval and presentation of Kalpana Housing Project and latest updates on the Ponyfarm's proposed radial road.
Madame Renu is in Kerala for 10 days to get rid of an skin allergy... An Ayurvedic doctor is taking in care of her.
We send all our love to have her back as soon as possible !
We don't know anything without her...



Comments: 0 Date: 20 Mar 2015

Selections par Gangalakshmi-30

Une série hebdomadaire de lectures par Gangalakshmi (en Français) de sélection d’œuvres de la Mère ou de Sri Aurobindo qui lui semble d’actualitee.
Cette semaine; Satprem sur la Kundalini et Savitri de Sri Aurobindo.
A weekly series of readings by Gangalakshmi (in French) from selected works by or on the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.
This week she shares Satprem on the Kundalini and Savitri by Sri Aurobindo.
Musical Fragment: from a Bharatnatyam Perfromance by Auroville Students, Bharat Nivas 2010




Comments: 0 Date: 11 Mar 2015
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