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(Arts & Culture)
Ramayana

In a play based on the epic Ramayana, Ravana kidnaps Sita, the wife of Rama, and so Hanuman comes to help find Sita in Lanka, surrounded by the Ocean. The drama was shown in a different, shorter version for the audience to see  the battle between Rama and Ravana. In the battle Indrajit’s, son of Ravanan, kills Lakshmana, brother of Rama, and other soldiers. During the war Hanuman goes to carry the mountain of Sanjivi, full of medicinal plants which will bring death back to life. Read more

Monday, 20 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
The Water Book

This story shows the unusual relationship between a little girl, Savita (played by Ahilya) from a village of India and a lovely form of the spirit of Water, Jalam (played by Jesse). He takes her and her friend Sindhu (played by Yam) on a marvelous and complex journey of his, this essential element of the earth; water. Jalam shows them the many wonders of water, explaining scientific facts and new discoveries as well as the mismanagement by humans. He also points to how harmony of the water cycle may be restored. Read more

Monday, 20 January 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Los Trovadores Poetry Round Table
On an idyllic late afternoon outside the Visitors Center a small group convened to share in an appreciation of poetry. Around a round table we sat, serenaded by musicians in the cool shade of trees as the day drew toward dusk. Anandi, Jill, Roger, and Celestine shared their own poems while others recited favorites from Sri Aurobindo, Borges and more. Hear beautifully diverse voices express, in their own words and others', impressions and reflections inspired by Auroville, music, love, aspiration, unity and the soil underfoot. Read more

Thursday, 02 May 2013
(Arts & Culture)
La culture Tibetaine a Auroville
Journaliste et historien, Claude Arpi vit en Inde depuis plus de 30 ans dans la cité internationale d'Auroville où il est directeur du Pavillon Tibétain. Il a consacré ces vingt-cinq dernières années à l’étude approfondie de la culture du Tibet. Dans cette interview Claude nous presente le pavillon de la culture tibétaine et revient sur quelques fait historiques de ce pays et de ce peuple qui a perdu son territoire. Aujourd'hui la culture tibétaine existe grace à la diaspora tibétaine et la profonde synpathie de nombreux citoyens du monde. Read more

Monday, 11 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Spectacle de contes
De passage en Inde, c'est avec plaisir qu'Elisabeth Troestler est venue a SveDame vous proposer ses histoires dans le beau cadre de la "grange aux papillons". Conteuse professionnelle en France, elle aime melanger le monde reel et l'imaginaire, creer des surprises, parler sur plusieurs niveaux pour le plaisir de toute la famille... Dans son univers, on trouve des dragons comme dans les histoires traditionnelles, mais ils sortent du papier peint et les princesses lisent les horoscopes. On entre, sans s'en rendre compte, dans une bande-dessinée. Read more

Tuesday, 15 January 2013
(News)
The Sculpture Spoke
Today's news offers thoughts from Luigi about the intense Bridging the Polarities Meeting yesterday, where we invited Rishi from the Youth Center to join to voice his concerns. After other community announcements the news features a reading of a Sri Aurobindo-inspired short story submitted by a past Auroville Radio volunteer, VinuKarthick. For the full meeting with B, Luigi and Rishi, already broadcasted, click here: www.aurovilleradio.org/city-life/urban-design/2989-bridging-the-polarities--ecology .

Wednesday, 10 October 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir 1st day - Mooralala Marwada
Mooralala Marwada is the seventh generation musician in his family , from Janana village of Kutch, he belongs to the Meghwal community and sings bhajans and kafis. Sindhi Sufi poet Shah Abdul Bhita poetry has been preserved and carried forward by only a few families of Kutch and Moora Lala is carrying the flame of his poetry in his music. www.youtube.com/watch?v=nv9_3MW_nJA - www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcI_6ToTuhY -/www.youtube.com/watch?v=vNWqe-xS1AU&feature=related -www.thehindu.com/todays-paper/tp-features/tp-fridayreview/article913667.ece - Read more

Thursday, 30 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Magic Mukhtyar Ali for Kabir
Mukhtyar Ali represents the 26th generation of Mirasi Sufi singer from Bikaner and blends the Rajasthani folk idiom with refined classicism, singing the poetry of Kabir, Mira and other Sufi poets as Bulleh Shah. His performances in Auroville were very fascinating. Through the Kabir project, Mukhtiar was spotted by world music circuits and made his Europe debut in July 2007. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=nADkPKUYxtw&feature=related - www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Bxcy2eY_NM&feature=related - www.aurovilleperformingsarts.com - www.kabirproject.org Read more

Wednesday, 29 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Prahlad Tipanya for Kabir
Prahlad Singh Tipaniya is an Indian folk singer who performs Kabir bhajans and one of the most well known folk singers from Malwa, Madhya Pradesh. He performs together with a group of tambura, khartal, manjira, dholak, harmonium, timki and violin players. Prahlad Tipaniya toured in the UK and the United States, as well as in India, and his music has been played on All India Radio stations. He has received several awards including the Padma Shri in 2011. He also performed at the annual Sufi music festival, Ruhaniyat. Read more

Tuesday, 28 August 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir by Mahesha Ram Group
The group belongs to the Chattangadh's Meghval community of Rajasthan with musicians not by profession but traditional carriers of Kabir’s poetry through the oral traditions of all-night jagrans and satsangs. Mahesha Ram had powerful voice with elongated notes and oscillations. The joy brought by he music and the bright pink and multicolored turbans was spontaneously accompanied by the audience's dance on Edayanchavadi sports ground. - www.youtube.com/watch?v=sop02Ivqji0&feature=related - www.aurovilleperformingarts.com - www.kabirprojects.org Read more

Thursday, 23 August 2012
(City Life)
Portrait of Michaels
Michaels came to Auroville one year ago to be a volunteer and now he is working at SAVI at Unity Pavilion in International Zone. He is helping the other volunteers for long term commitments - like welcome and registration when arriving in Auroville, or introductory seminar to discover and understand Auroville. He is also very much enthusiastic, with some ideas how to extend the field of action of Auroville around the world and, why not, to create others communities like Auroville. Read more

Friday, 13 July 2012
(Spirituality)
All we owe to Thee
Loretta was already excited before departing on her trip to Columbia to give workshops at AuroMira, Ashram above Villa de Lleyva . After her return she stopped at the radio with eyes even fuller of all the impressions; sharing with us amazing coincidences, and what truthful aspiration can bring. We can feel what it is like to be in the mountains of Columbia. We can experience the real aspirations of the women in AuroMira, dedicated to the teachings of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo, and the aspirations of the people who came to the workshops.. Read more

Monday, 18 June 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Kabir 3rd day - Parvathy Baul
Parvathy Baul is a singer, painter and storyteller from West Bengal. After receiving her initial music and dance training during her childhood, she studied visual arts at the Kala Bhavan at Shantiniketan, the university founded by Rabindranath Tagore. Meeting with the living tradition of Baul prompted her to choose the path of self-training in the Baul order rather than an institutional degree. Impressive beauty, personality and intensity of her devotional chanting and rotating dance, make her unique. Read more

Saturday, 21 April 2012
(City Life)
Music, plays, poems
Children of Deepanam School prepared, as usual for the end of the year small cultural program to share with their parents, friends and community. Opening piece was by Keshava on tabla, accompanied by Nadaka on guitar, followed by bharatnatyam classical Indian dance of older and a bit younger children of the school. Songs were sung, this year, except the last one, all in Tamil. And that was also the language of two plays, one of an old fable, the other original piece by students, leaving us roaring with laughter; and third one in French. Read more

Wednesday, 28 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
5 Short Films by Women Directors
On Friday 9th in Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Aurofilm has presented 5 short films in collaboration with IAWRT (International Association of Women in Radio and Television) and Dept. of Electronic Media and Mass Communication-Pondicherry University. The showed projections, part of the 2nd Asian Women's Film Festival, were: Capsule by Shreen Soliman (Canada), 1, 2, 3 by Nazli Deniz Guler (Turkey), Yup, It's My Body by Kiki Febriyanti (Indonesia), It's the Same Story by Nina Sabnani and Superman of Malegaon by Faiza Ahmad Khan (India). Read more

Wednesday, 21 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Being Actress in Bengal Theater
Rwita Dutta Chakraborty was born in North Bengal and has always been into creative arts. She has become an actress for television and stage-plays and is now well known in the Bengal theater scene. After a short presentation about her Guru Tripti Mitra, who inspired her in her work, Rwita impressed the audience by her solo performance. She picks up the telephone and starts the play... Listen to the monologue in Bengali. This performance is part of the Tantidhatri International Womens Performance Arts Festival in Auroville. Read more

Friday, 16 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Women in Tamil Theater
Kalaairani was born in Tamil Nadu and is a well known actress. She is part of the Tantidhatri International Womens Performance Arts Festival in Auroville and yesterday she performed in the MMC Auditorium. Kalaairani was telling her familys story and explained the difference between cinema and theater. More than once she made the audience laugh out loud by her funny way of narrating. Maybe it is because of her 'Tanglish', a humorous mixture of English and Tamil, that her acting is so special and hilarious. Read more

Thursday, 15 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
French Classic Literature
On Saturday 25th at 8pm in Dance Hall of Pitanga Cultural Centre, Jean Larroquette has read out some Classical French texts of Moliere, Racine and La Fountaine. A beautiful trip about the French language in XVII century which, in around other two centuries, has developed in the modern french language. In the reading Jean has crossed La Fountaine's tails, as "Le Rat et l'Elephant", or the "Andromaque" of Racine, to "L'Avare" from Moliere. The reading was done in French. Read more

Friday, 02 March 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Children Who Couldn’t Colour
“Umm… I …umm forgot to say umm…,” Red tried to tell the truth, but she didn't have the courage to say that they didn't know how to colour. All they had ever done in their lives was stay in the box and quarrel. ... This is the story of three qarrelsome, insensitive children, called Red, Blue and Yellow, who must give up all the bitterness in their hearts, and learn to help each other to save their lives. In the process, they realize their unique ability to create new colours. Read more

Friday, 24 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
The God Enchanter
As part of the "Matter Precipitates" program by Sri Aurobindo Centre for Studies, India and the World, we had a chance to experience a small preview of Anu's recently published book "God Enchanter : Beings in Transition" at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture in International Zone. This is a story that begins during the war in Iraq and is spoken by different people around the world as their lives transform when they come in touch with the God Enchanter. Read more

Saturday, 11 February 2012
(City Life)
LOVE and Piano
With the bustling background of Lively Up Your Earth festival at Solitude Farm Marc Vella shared with us some thoughts, and reasons that he spend so much time on the road with his piano. As he says, "problems are everywhere, and it is much easier to start the war than to say to somebody that you love them.." His experiences proved to him that everybody needs LOVE, simple, tender and understanding, and he does share love without expectations but with his utmost respect. Marc Vella's next Love Caravan is planned for India. Read more

Monday, 06 February 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Marc Vella
Hall with piano at Pitanga was yesterday too small for all those who wanted to listen to Marc Vella's concert , which was organized by The French Pavilion and CIRHU. Marc as an excellent pianist, composer, writer and a poet , knonw also by his nomadic traveling with his piano on missions called Cravana of Love shared with us... lots of Love... melodies interwoven with unusual exploration of the instrument, extending experiences we got on piano to play stories, lullaby, natural sounds, pieces of historical memories of distant places. LOVE Read more

Monday, 23 January 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Unifying Event
Natural catastrophe of cyclone(hurricane) Thane brought to town some new dimensions we even new that they do exists. On one way each of us was going trough intimate isolating issues manifested in physical cleaning around the house, but hurricane happened to all of us, no matter Aurovilians, guests, volunteers; brought the unifying moment with it. Jesse wanted to for the first time explore improvisational theatre on the given theme - hurricane. In interesting interview he share with us the concept of it, and what have happened on the stage. Read more

Wednesday, 18 January 2012
(Education)
Korean Literary Art
Although already without power (was a Thursday night just before cyclone Thane), Korean artist and many of those who were delighted to experience some literary art from Korean and Indian artist came to the Pavilion of Tibetan Culture. Aster Patel opened with Sri Aurobindo's Cosmic Consciousness, after the greetings from Choi ChangGeun and Sarasija. And that poetry doesn't know the boundaries was clear after listening melodic poems in Korean language without really cacthing the meaning but understanding the beauty of written word. Read more

Wednesday, 04 January 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Let It Be Art!
In front of our eyes we could see vivid image of 79 years old Harold Clurman, co-founder of the famed Group Theatre of the 1930's in America. Harold Clurman was known as a "True Man of the Theater" who brought a world of new knowledge. Harold Clurman was brought to us on Christmas evening by incomparable Ronald Rand, who truly transformed himself trough two hours long preparation into the elder statesman of the American theater. Interesting, humorous Clurman's conversations with his students enlightened certain moment of history of theater Read more

Sunday, 25 December 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Eye and I
What have might started as an idea about the theater play on physically challenged people, developed in an amazingly honest story on some, mostly negative, traits in young and successful woman trapped in her ego. When she become blind she learn what is important in life. The play is a workshop production because the group has worked on it together for two months, and created it together but they believe that is still rough. Jill, Lorraine, Rashmie,Krupa, Samta, Nahid and Peter impress the public by acting skills, ... Read more

Thursday, 15 December 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Arild Andersen Trio
On Saturday night at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of indian culture we had a chance to listen to a legendary Arild Andersen Trio. All three musicians - Arild Andersen (bass) from Norway, Tommy Smith (saxophone) from Scotland and Paolo Vinaccia(drums) from italy are well know names in jazz world, and winners of numerous prestigious awards. Saturday's jazz experience leaded us into a rich world of Norweigan and other cultures mythical world, opening spaces we never knew about it, and left the feeling of richness and magic. Read more

Sunday, 04 December 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Aliens - episode 02
This is a following episode of aliens.... In this one the Alien and Desmond meet Antonio. And as they predicted, Antonio is also preparing for the Alien invasion in Auroville. At Desmond's house they all figure out something dangerous... and to get prepared they all go to some car compound to make some aircrafts. Then suddenly something happens... Desmond goes away, and nobody can find him. What will happen?...

Saturday, 15 October 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Aliens - episode 01
A radio drama in which we can peek into a life of Desmond. One Day Desmond comes from a walk, and finds out that there is an alien in his house. Desmond needs to stay with him. Where the alien is from, and what they were doing with Desmond , who they meet on the road... In this episode the alien and Desmond figure out that another alien invasion is going to come.. they must save Auroville from the invasion.. what will they do? Read more

Thursday, 06 October 2011
(Arts & Culture)
Radio Drama Live
Story starts in a ship where Captain and two passengers, Chico and Meli, are arguing. They want to go to an island. Chico wants to go there to meet Medusa to change his life and he thinks that Medusa can help him. When they reach the island Oda and his daughter help Chico to find Medusa's place and when they reach there Oda starts talking to Medusa. Finally Oda decides to leave the island with his young wife Daisy and start a new life. Medusa decides to die and leave the earth in peace. Yatra Arts Foundation also staged a tamil family drama. Read more

Friday, 16 September 2011
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