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(Arts & Culture)
Yoga of Life in Art Form

That life flows its own way was clear at yesterday's inauguration of the Drago Druskovic exhibition at Kala Kendra, Gallery Square Circle, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of Indian Culture (International Zone). Prof. Edwin Zappa shared a story of connections between himself and his then neighbor Drago, who, when he came across Sri Aurobindo and Mother's writings was deeply moved by them. These writings greatly influenced his exploration in search of truth in art. His art itself is colorful, simple, truthful and spiritual.Read more

Saturday, 01 February 2014
(Arts & Culture)
Colours: Pleasant Like Cooking

Audrey Wallace-Tailor is an Aurovilian painter who has had many exhibitions in America and Auroville. She is an abstract painter using a variety of attractive colors and forms. Audrey settled in Auroville in 2007. She gives workshops in drawing and colors and teaches art. Here, she talks to us about her life and her works, and of the elements of color and form in her paintings. These days, Audrey is painting on the Bharat Nivas entrance wall, where many visitors come and express their surprise. Read more

Friday, 27 December 2013

Last weekend, the community had the chance to explore some views on the culture of the Americas. The atmosphere, at the Unity Pavilion in the International Zone, was relaxed and friendly. It was in particular the Latino countries of Central and South Americas that were covered. Also in the news:  three days of the theater show - Sri Aurobindo's Viziers of Bassora - is being put on stage by Aryamani. Auroville also had a chance to see some good films, taste mate, coffee and tamales, in addition to seeing and participating in dance workshops. Yesterday, Christmas songs were shared, and a salsa rueda performance held, with a workshop. Read more

Monday, 16 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)

These days, the Square Circle Gallery, Kala Kendra in Bharat Nivas (Pavilion of Indian Culture, International Zone) hosts a group of artist from Reunion Island. The ArTranslation collective is a group consisting of four members who all practice different art forms. You can meet the artists on December 12th, at 3pm, in the Gallery Square Circle, Kala Kendra, and talk to them. In this interview, the ArTranslation collective members each, individually, talk to us about themselves and their art. The last day of the exhibition will be December 14th.

Monday, 09 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Painting on the Wood

Alla Dull is a Russian painter who started to paint on wood three years ago. "The idea to paint on wood came from seeing the Russian Icons", she says. The main subject of her paintings are faces and hands, she continues "The hand is the most personal part of the body. With the hand you can feel every thing". In her paintings one may see different faces, each giving a different feeling. The eyes may be the first thing to attract one in the painting. Alla believes that a persons eyes are connected to reality and always show real emotion. Read more

Thursday, 05 December 2013
(Arts & Culture)
ArTranslation in Kala Kendra

Christiane and Valerie from the collective ArTranslation talk to us about the project they are undertaking, in Auroville, this month. Aurellll and Cedric complete this collective of artists from the island Reunion, a small French island near Mauritius in the Indian Ocean. Exhibiting in Gallery Square Circle in Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, on December 4th to 14th, the opening is on the 4th at 4.30 pm. Personal works will be exhibited whilst the collective is also working outside on a structure made of gathered wood and stones. Read more

Monday, 02 December 2013
Koodam Introduction

On Wednesday November 13th, 2013, all are invited to an Information GM on Koodam at 4.30pm, Unity Pavilion (International Zone). On the Friday, November 15th, Cafe Auroville - unlocking Auroville to the youth of the world - takes place, also at the Unity Pavilion. Organized by SAVI it starts at 2pm, On Saturday 16th at 7pm Twilight Beats (Pondicherry) present “Raga Pushpanjali” Tamil Devotional Songs on the Mother & Sri Aurobindo by Vocalist Sam Terris (Miresh) and on Keyboard Sharan, with Shiva Raman on Tabla. This at CRIPA in Kalabhumi. On Sunday the 17th at 6pm we are promised a beautiful Karthigai celebration by and at Deepam Read more

Monday, 11 November 2013
(Arts & Culture)
A tribute to Anna Maria
To celebrate the opening of a display of Anna Maria's paintings at Unity Pavilion, Carla on voice and Pushkar on keyboard performed a selection of Arie Antiche songs. Here listen to beautiful renditions of (1) "Amarilli" by Guilio Caccini, (2) "Sebben, crudele" by Antonio Caldara, (3) "Sento nel core" by Alessandro Scarlatti, (4) "Se tu m'ami" by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, and (5) "Caro mio ben" by Guiseppe Giordani. Anna Maria's paintings are on display until August 25, and proceeds from sales go to support the Italian Pavilion. Read more

Friday, 16 August 2013
(Arts & Culture)
The Sun Waves
Concert in Svedam last Saturday evening - "The Sun Waves" presented by Hibiscus Art Village Project in Well Cafe. The first part was Concert of Trinity - Daniel, Caroline and Co, was an improvisation with vocals and several acoustic instruments . The second part was "Tribal World Music" by Yemadas , a band that needs no introduction here in Auroville. Yemadas is a ethnic fusion band who plays their original songs inspired in Africa and Brazil traditional songs. Since Yemadas - Ana and Tiago are leaving, this was last performance. Read more

Tuesday, 09 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Marc Vella at Visitor`s Centre
Dernier concert à Auroville de Marc Vella ce mercredi 3 avril 2013 à 19h30 au Centre des Visiteurs. La caravane amoureuse, avec Marc Vella et les caravaniers, sont de retour sur Auroville après un périple de 40 jours dans le sud de l’Inde. Marc Vella donne ce concert en présence des caravaniers et avec la collaboration de musiciens. Marc donnera 2 ou 3 concerts à Pondichéry avant son retour en France. Pour suivre leur périple, vous consultez le site : puis aller sur: Journal de bord et cliquez sur les dates indiquées. Read more

Saturday, 06 April 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Samuel Beckett and Franz Kafka
Der deutsche Schauspieler Nikolaus Deutsch hat am 24.3.13 zwei kurze Einpersonenstuecke 'Der Anfang vom Ende' im Unity Pavilion vorgetragen. Das Thema beider Darstellungen von Kafka und Beckett war die menschliche Unzulaenglichkeit und ein Spiegelbild unserer Ignoranz der Evolution. A presentation made by Nikolaus about the theme of the two representations of Kafka and Beckett was human inadequacy and a reflection of our ignorance of evolution. An event organized by the German Pavilion and hosted at the Unity Pavilion on the 24th of March 2013. Read more

Wednesday, 27 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
National Painters` Camp
Seeing artists of all India creating in live is possible until the 27 of March. Inspired by the amazing surrounding of Sri Ma Guest House, ten artists are taking part of the National Painters' Camp, organized by Lalit Kala Akademi and the Auroville Foundation. They're coming from Delhi, Jaipur and Chennai and expect to meet you at the camp, preferably between 3 to 4 pm. Artists from Auroville, mainly writers and movie makers, were invited to the opening on Friday. Rm Palaniappan, regional secretary of Lalit Kala Akademi, inaugurated the event. Read more

Monday, 25 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Pandit Shivnath Mishra
Pandit Shivnath Mishra performed in Auroville! He was in the Bharat Nivas on Wednesday, 6th March with his son Deobrat, also on Sitar, and Prashant Mishra on Tabla. It’s very rare to see three generation master musician’s on same stage. That is what we offer Pandit Shivnath Mishra and his two sons Deobrat and Prashant Mishra, among the world’s finest Sitar and Tabla Artists. Read more

Friday, 08 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Concert Morice Benin a Pitanga
Tendre et chaleureuse soiree "chansons Francaise" avec le pertinent poete Morice Benin a Auroville ce Mardi 5 Mars a Pitanga .Il écrit ses premières chansons à l'âge de quatorze ans, mais le choc «originel» remonte à Jacques Brel, découvert au Théâtre municipal de Casablanca en 1962, et qui incarnera sa ferveur à pousser la voix lui aussi, à considérer la chanson comme un art majeur. Vinrent ensuite tous ses autres «pères spirituels»: Read more

Friday, 08 March 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Korean Garden
After outside visual and auditive exhibitions in the Unity Pavillon of AUROVILLE , Prof. Dr. Werner Sasse presents: Soswaewon, A Scholar's retreat Garden in Damyang-gun which is representative of Korean culture and Korean beauty. He explains how Korean Culture is a literary culture... Read more

Tuesday, 26 February 2013
Masala Fashion (Show)

The students from Lilith apprenticeship program have presented their collections in Kalabhumi in Auroville, on 19 January 2013. The event was a great success! A supportive and enthusiastic crowd cheered and applauded to the models and designers. The designers Leela, Dasha, Ilango and Suhasini presented their creations to an attentive audience of residents of Auroville and guests. In the following links you can see some images shot by Coriolan: --> VIDEO by Manohar  Read more

Monday, 21 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Mainly Red exhibition

A beautiful Sunday could be spent in Henk's living room at la “Petit Ferme” while marvelling at the exhibited sculptures and paintings by Henk and his wife Agnus. Henk who became an artist in 1968 has two reasons for this exhibition. On one hand it is dedicated to his wife who passed away two years ago and on the other it serves as a contribution for the new art gallery coming up at the Visitors Center in Auroville. Mainly Red is inspired by the power of the color red. The exhibition goes on until the 3rd of February and worth visiting. Read more

Monday, 21 January 2013
Meditation for Healing
Unity Pavilion invites us on Thursday at 5pm at Peace Table to join a special Meditation for Peace and Healing, focusing on the very important problem of violence against women here in India and all around the world. On 19th, 20th and 21st at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of indian Culture in International Zone at 7pm they will present tragedy The Play Rodongue. On Saturday at 8pm at Kalabhumi the students of the apprenticeship program Lillith would like to invite us for a Fashion Show. The show will present a Fashion Masala. Read more

Monday, 14 January 2013
(Arts & Culture)
Mallika Sarabhai
Governing Board member Mallika Sarabhai's reflections on Auroville's strong sense of design, aesthetics and sustainability and the potential Auroville has as a knowledge base that can role model and inform policy in India and abroad. Mallika also shares her concerns about design and material choice in recent housing developments and thoughts for the next Governing board formation. In conversation with Bridget at the Auroville Festival in Delhi in Sept 2012. Read more

Thursday, 03 January 2013
What`s Happening
Auroville Theatre Group presents 12th Night; art exhibition UPcycling Collection by OK at Pitanga; a piano concert by Hartmut Von Lieres. Regular events: belly dance, biodynamic compost making, Leela, (game of self-knowledge), Capoeira, chess, clay, free dance, drawing, colour and landscape, food lab (foods in relation to allergies), Ikebana, integral meditation, sustainable food growing, non-violent communication, OM choir, various types of yoga, Argentinian tango practica, ultimate disc A and the language lab offering various languages. Read more

Friday, 30 November 2012
(City Life)
Hunger strike against bullying
Jan, long time Aurovillian decided last week to embark on a hunger strike to speak out against intra-community bullying. Jan says that the recent events at Svaram have instigated him to do some action of protest, and his action of choice is abstaining against food. Please listen to what he has to say, detailing the events of last week's Svaram rampage and Jan's perspective and reaction. He says this is a bigger issue in Auroville, which could be solved if a monitoring committee were to be formed. Read more

Wednesday, 17 October 2012
Town Hall Shuts Due to Protest
Yesterday during the national India bandh, or strike, protestors rushed into Town Hall and other Auroville buildings to encourage the offices to close and people to participate in the strike. Today's news features an interview with Ramesh, Chief of security at Town Hall on his thoughts regarding the incident yesterday and how such miscommunication can be avoided on further national strike days. The news also covers the moon status and reports on two art exhibitions in Auroville this month. Happy International Day of Peace! Read more

Friday, 21 September 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Savitri Bhavan Violin Concert
Ladislav Brozman, a violinist and music teacher at the International Center for Education (Pondicherry) gave a solo violin concert at Savitri Bhavah Saturday evening the 8th of September. Brozman took to the violin at the age seven in his country of birth, the former Czechoslavakia. He studied under renowned violinists like Josef Kromer, Andre Jacot, M. Benat, and Andrej Lutschg in his hometown and later in Switzerland and the USA. Read more

Wednesday, 12 September 2012
Agreement-Difference in Dialogue
Today's news features B and Luigi in the first in of a series of dialogues inspired from an interview with B on 26 June. These dialogues will continue on a weekly basis for some time, touching on profound areas from religion, spirituality, Integral Yoga, ranging to town planning, the environment, living and working together in Auroville and more. 'Art On Sunday' in Petit Ferme, a place where Aurovilians, guests, artists and art lovers can meet, see art and talk about art. Opening Sunday July 22 'Otherness' by Adil Writer. Read more

Monday, 16 July 2012
Earth Day  Celebrations
A slide show of sacred Ladakh shares a pilgrimage into the coreof the Buddhist Spirit. Bring your special dish and your recipe to the market "food contest table" before noon, made from local produce. A basket with AV produce is the prize! The Present Earth Day Celebration will take place this Sunday in Children's Land Sadhana Forest. Arts, workshops, performances and potluck style picnic will be there. Wonderland Art Gallery is searching for somebody to promote and develop art pieces made by Aurovilian Artists. Read more

Friday, 20 April 2012
(City Life)
For the End
Gray Whales and Blue Whales of Transition School prepared for the Open House not only the display of some work they have done through the year but also some songs you can hear on this recording. Open Houses at the end of the school year are always interesting for the parents, and friends. One part is to see some projects children prepared with great care, some art work, with classrooms tidy and nicely decorated. Come share the contagious excitement of children who are proud of their workand their school. Read more

Friday, 20 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Who walk? What flies? Kabir Fest
Who walks? What flies? it's a collective exhibition about the Kabir poetry in Kala Kendra by 5 artists. They speak about their works in the interview, in chronological order: Audrey Wallace, Srivi Kalyan: drawings art works by the children of Udavi School; Orijit Sen, graphic designer from Delhi: Hair burn like a grass; Srivi presents her sister Sandhiya Kalyan's mix-media installation; Audrey Wallace Taylor: Rajasthan Kabir Yatra drawings series; Sandhya Gopinath: Maya's painting series; Srivi Kalyan: Playing with Kabir mix media installation. Read more

Tuesday, 17 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Peter Netmail and the Edible Book
International Teahour of the Edible Book and MailArt exhibition Bake a Book a Day was presented by Peter Netmail in Aurelec Art Gallery. The International Edible Book Festival is a creation of Judith A. Hoffberg and Béatrice Coron. Judith got the idea over a Thanksgiving turkey with book artists in 1999. Béatrice created where despite the distances everybody can enjoy worldwide's creations. They contacted friends and colleagues; their first event happened in year 2000. Since then the festival continues as an annual sensation. Read more

Friday, 06 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Cyclone Inversions by Gotz Rogge
On Tuesday 27th at Savitri Bhavan opened the exhibition Cyclone Inversions by Gotz Rogge an artist and an experimental photographer from Berlin, Germany. He organized a workshop with Sasi Somu, the teacher of photography and art at the Future School. It involved some students to make large scale Camera Obscura photographic artifacts about the landscape generated by the cyclone. In the interview (in English) Gotz, Sasi and the student Gal explain us about their experience. Their work is shown untill the 3rd of April. - Read more

Monday, 02 April 2012
(Arts & Culture)
Resonance by Michel Nicolet
The exhibition Resonance by Michel Nicolet is open for other four Sundays at Petite Ferme, Auroville. The sculptor Michel Nicolet is showing us a remarkable set of objects. One could say that his presentation consists of three parts: his words, his drawings and his sculpture. The drawings, being two dimensional, appear to be a study towards a special kind of three dimensionality. In the interview (in French) Michel tells us about his life paths and connections, which draw him to Auroville and, through cymatics, to this exhibition. Read more

Friday, 30 March 2012
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