Date/Time Event
14/11/2014 - 16/11/2014
All Day
Swar Utsav - 2014 - A unique festival of classical, devotional, qawwali, sufi, fusion and bollywood music by Music Today

Venue:  Lawns with stage, No. 3, Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:00 pm
“Ram ki Shakti Puja” By Roopvani, an NGO working in the field of arts, based in Varanasi

Director :Vyomesh Shukla

This is a performance of Ramlila based on the work of renowned Hindi writer, Suryakant Tripathi Nirala. This is a one hour composition of Chhau, Kathak and Bharatnatyam.


Venue:  Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Celebrating Kannada Rajyotsava. Yakshagana performance ‘Vaali Moksha’ by Shri Keremane Shivananda Hegde and group

Venue:  Seva Sadan, 14th Cross Road, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, Bangalore
6:00 pm
Ottamthullal - A dance-drama from Kerala

It is a dance-drama form of Kerala based on ancient Sanskrit texts like Natyasastra. IGNCA is organising this dance performance in collaboration with SPICMACAY. The performance will be by Mr. Mohana Krishnan and troupe. IGNCA and SPICMACAY will also host Ottamthullal performances at various schools in Delhi.

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, New Delhi , New Delhi
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Group Dance from Mataram, Indonesia

A group of traditional dancers from Indonesia will present Ramayan. The group is being sponsored by the Indonesian Embassy in India in collaboration with IGNCA.

Venue:  Auditorium, C V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:30 pm
"Remembering M.S. Subbalakshmi" --a thematic concert in memory of Bharat Ratna M S Subbulakshmi in the week of her birth anniversary by Carnatic musician Smt Deepti Navaratna and party

Remembering M.S. Subbalakshmi

Venue:  Alliance Francaise, Bangalore, Bangalore
11/08/2014 - 12/08/2014
10:00 am
Yakshagana Gombeyaata or Puppet Yakshagana is an art-form that has thrived for more than three centuries in the coastal districts of Karnataka (Uppinakudru, Kundapura Taluk).

One of the best exponents of this art, Shri Bhaskar Kogga Kamath will be taken to educational institutions in Bengaluru for performance of “Choodamani: Lanka Dahana” episode.

Venue and Time:

11 August 2014: At IGNCA Southern Regional Centre campus Amphitheatre, Kengute Circle, Magadi-Kengeri Ring Road, Near IIPM, Mallathalli, Jnanabharathi Post, 10 a.m.
11 August 2014: Vidyaniketan School, 2.00 p.m.
12 August 2014: Mirambika School, J.P. Nagar, 10.00 a.m.
12 August 2014: Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Electronics City Phase 1, 2.00 p.m.

YouTube Link – Choodamani – Lankadahana (Puppet performance)

Venue:  IGNCA Southern Regional Centre campus Amphitheatre, Kengute Circle, Magadi-Kengeri Ring Road, Near IIPM, Mallathalli, Jnanabharathi Post, New Delhi , New Delhi
08/08/2014 - 10/08/2014
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
IGNCA is collaborating with the Times International Folk Festival 2014 at the Jayamahal Palace, Bangalore.

A special exhibition of Phulkari and Gond paintings from the IGNCA collection will be on display, artists will demonstrate their crafts. IGNCA documentary ‘The Story of Ram,’based on folk performances will also be screened on 9 August, Saturday 12.15 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The documentary highlights the mythological and linguistic nuances of the Ramlila at Ayodhya as a blend of Braj, Madhubani region and Avadhi Dialects.
The Festival has a wide range of performances from the desert echoes of Rajasthan Josh of Chugge Khan and party to the Sattriya of Assam, Shabnam Virmani , Waee singers and Mooralala Marwada, to Ottan Thullal of Kerala, Indic-Greek production of Dr Sonal Mansingh, Purulia Chhau of Bengal, Mallakhamb of Maharashtra and puppet theatre of Karnataka: Yakshagana Gombeyaata. Also the best of international troupes- Indonesia ballet and shadow puppetry, Sri Lankan dance and Norwegian folk performances, Workshops and stalls for handicrafts, cuisines of India, film screenings and lots more! Details of the festival on the website!

Venue:  Jayamahal Palace, Bengaluru, Bengalore, Bengalore
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Puppet show on the life of Swami Vivekananda

On the occasion of 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) in collaboration with Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi produced a puppet show on the life of Swami Vivekananda. This show, created by BharatiyaLok Kala Mandal, Udaipur, has already travelled to around 200 centres in the north, north-east and western India. It has been received very well. An English version of the puppet show is ready. Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik will inaugurate the English version of the puppet show at Ramakrishna Mission Auditorium on 31 July 2014 at 6.30 p.m.

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Venue:  Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission, Delhi, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ,Performance: Sanskrit theatre from Kerala, by Natana Kairali- ‘Toranayuddham’ from Abhisheka Nataka (Act III) of Bhasa.

Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ, is a form of Sanskrit theatre traditionally performed in the state of Kerala, India. Performed in the Sanskrit language in Hindu temples, it is believed to be 2,000 years old. It is officially recognised by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Venue:  Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, Millers Road, Vasant Nagar, Bangalore, Bangalore
13/07/2014 - 15/07/2014
9:00 am
Pavakathakali Performance by Natana Kairali group: Kalyana Sougandhikam and Duryodhana Vadham performances

Pavakathakali, glove puppet play, came into vogue and popularity in Kerala two centuries ago through the influence of the famous classical dance theatre, Kathakali. By incorporating some Kathakali techniques and modelling puppets based on their characters, the Pavakathakali art-form emerged. The word Pava means “puppet” and Kathakali means “story play”. The glove puppet theatre form is of great importance because of its ability to present Kathakali, our classical dance-drama, through puppetry.These performances before children made them quite familiar with the stories of two major Hindu scriptures, the Ramayana and the Mahabharata. And also the performance engendered in the minds of children, certain values which are very important in life.

Venue: 13th, 14th & 15th July 2014

13th July 2014, 5 PM onwards at Ganesha Park, close to Allalasandra Lake, ‘A’-Sector, Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore-64 (in association with Yelahanka United Environment Association (YUVA)

14th July 2014 at 11:00AM at Poorna School, Sathnur Village  followed by Parikrma, Yelahanka (In association with the Bangalore Chapter of SPICMACAY.

15th July 2014 at 1:00PM at Army Public School (Kamraj Road) at 9:00 AM followed by Brigade School, J.P Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore

Pavakathakali Performance


Venue:  Brigade School, J.P Nagar 7th Phase, Bangalore, Bangalore
4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
IGNCA and Sufi Kathak Foundation presents,“The Last Song of Awadh”

A Symposium on Legacy of Begum Akhtar represented by Last Living Legend Zareena Begum of Nanpara. conceptualized by Ms.Manjari Chaturvedi.

Session Event
Session I
4:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

Screening of Short documentary film by Ms Saba Deewan followed by a talk and discussion
Session II
4:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

An introduction by the moderator Shri Vikram Lall
A talk and discussion with last living court singer of Awadhi durbars discussing the lives and works of Zareena Begum along with Janaab Iqbal Ahmed Khan, Shri Salim Kidwai, Shri Pran Neville and Ms. Chhayya Ganguli

6:00 p.m.–6:30 p.m. Tea break
Session III
6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.

Lecture demonstration of Ghazals by Zarina Begum and her accompanists
Performance of Darbari Kathak by Ms Manjari Chaturvedi with Ghazal sung by Zarina Begum

Venue:  Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
ory Utsav : A storytelling festival promoting Art of Storytelling.

Story Utsav is a storytelling festival. The objective is :
to introduce people to the art form
to promote various artist in the field
to exhibit the application of storytelling in education, parenting and other professional areas
to bring children closer to Indian traditional art forms and literature
The festival will have dramatic story presentations, workshops, displays, interactive sessions, singing and music. The event intends to make people aware of this vibrant art form that not only enhances personality skills but also brings people, friends, colleagues and family closer.

Venue:  Lecture Room, 11 Mansingh Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:30 pm
nternational Conference on Cham Art Heritage of Vietnam : Ecological Cultural and Art Historical Traditions

Odissi dance recital by Ms Madhavi Mudgal and disciples

Venue:  IGNCA auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Rongali Bihu Festival in collaboration with Assam Association. Celebration of Rongali Bihu showcasing Assamese music, handicrafts, handlooms and cuisine.


4.00 p.m. onwards Mini Rongali Mela

6.30 p.m. – Cultural Programme – Manasrobin (Popular Singer from Assam) followed by Bihu dance.

Venue:  IGNCA Lawns & stage, Entry from Gate No.3, Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
18/04/2014 - 20/04/2014
6:00 pm
Chithirai Festival by IGNCA and Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha dedicated to Tamil Composers.

Schedule :-
18.4.2014 (Friday) Dr.S.Sowmya Vocal, Parur M.S.Ananthakrishnan Violin, Poongulam Subramaniam – Mridangam

19.4.2014 (Saturday) Kunnakudi Balamurali Krishna- Vocal, Parur M.S.Ananthakrishnan – Violin, Poongulam Subramaniam – Mridangam

20.4.2014 (Sunday) Priya Venkataraman – Bharatanatyam

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Venue:  Auditorium, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Concert by Shri Rama Varma on Maharaja Swati Tirunal Bicentenary.

Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma was the Maharaja of the state of Travancore.He was a patron of music and a musician himself. He is credited with composing over 400 compositions in Carnatic and Hindustani music. Shri Rama Varma his descendent would be recreating some of the melodious pieces of the bygone era. The accompanists are Shri S.Varadarajan (violin), Shri B.Harikumar (Mridangam) , Dr.S.Karthick (Ghatam).

Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi
Time: 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
Collaborative : IGNCA and Shanmukhananda Sangeetha Sabha, New Delhi


Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bicentenary Celebrations of Maharaja Swati Thirunal Workshop for Children By Shri Rama Varma.

In a unique Lecture demonstration. Shri Rama Varma the descendent of Sri Swathi Thirunal Rama Varma would teach singing techniques to young learners.

the Ragas taught during the lecture demonstration were 1) Vakulabaranam 2) Misra Pahadi

Venue:  IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
3:30 pm
International Women’s Day

Performance by Folk Groups from the seven Zonal Cultural Centres, Ministry of Culture, at the conclusion of year long campaign on `Cultural Barriers in Women’s Health’.

Venue: Amphitheatre, IGNCA, New Delhi
Time: 3.30 p.m. onwards.

Collaborative : IGNCA and ZCC.

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
21/02/2014 - 23/02/2014
6:30 pm
Dhrupad Festival in the memory of Ustad Rahim Fahimuddin Khan Dagar (1927-2011) & Ustad Zia Fariduddin Dagar (1932-2013)

Friday, 21 February – 6:30 p.m.
Pandit Pushpraj Koshti (Surbahar) at 6:30 p.m.
Ustad Hussain Sayeeduddin Dagar (Dhrupad) at 8 p.m.
(vocal support by S. Aneesuddin Dagar & S. Nafeesuddin Dagar)
Pakhawaj Accompaniment: Pandit Dalchand Sharma

Saturday, 22 February – 6:30 p.m.
Smt. Jyoti Hegde (Rudra Veena) at 6:30 p.m.
Ustad Faiyaz Wasifuddin Dagar (Dhrupad) at 8 p.m.
Pakhawaj Accompaniment: Pandit Mohan Shyam Sharma

Sunday, 23 February – 10:30 a.m.
Smt. Nancy Lesh-Kulkarni (Cello) at 10:30 a.m.
Pandit Uday Bhawalkar (Dhrupad) at 12 Noon
Pakhawaj Accompaniment: Shri Pratap Awad

Dhrupad Festival 

Friday, 21 February

Saturday, 22 February

Sunday, 23 February

Venue:  IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Tyagaraja Aradhanai

IGNCA is taking this initiative with cooperation from music groups In collaboration with Shamukhananda Sangeetha Sabha.
Vocalist, and instrumentalists from all over Delhi will gather to sing the Pancharatna Kritis of Saint Tyagaraja.

Venue:  Front lawns of IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
27/11/2013 - 28/11/2013
4:30 pm
“Shastrotsava: Celebrating the Textuality of the Kalamulasastra” Festival on Texts published under Kalamulasastra series.

Venue:  Amphitheatre, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
16/11/2013 - 17/11/2013
6:00 pm
Avudai Akkal a theatre performance based on the life and songs of Shenkottai Avudai Akkai, a child widow who lived sometimes in early 18th cent. in Tamil Nadu and acquired profound scholarship and practice of the Vedantic Philosophy of Advaita with her fearless courage.

Venue:  Amphi Theatre, C V Mess, Janpath, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Shaam- e-Awadh Subh-o-Banaras. The Evening of Awadh and the morning of Banaras. A presentation of Kathak by Ms. Shovana Narayan & Asavari Repertory and Thumri by Dr. Kumud Diwan.

Venue:  Amphitheatre, C. V. Mess, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
3:00 pm
Under the Bal Jagat programme, IGNCA is organising a story telling session by Ms. Indira Mukherjee with Indian Pollution Control Association, an NGO dealing with Ragpickers (children)

Venue:  Under the Bal Jagat programme, IGNCA is organising a story telling session by Ms. Indira Mukherjee with Indian Pollution Control Association, an NGO dealing with Ragpickers (children), New Delhi , New Delhi
3:00 pm
Under Bal Jagat Programme, IGNCA is organizing a story telling session by Ms. Indira Mukherjee

Venue:  Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
2:00 pm
Girija Kalyana Set to Talamaddale by Pruthviraj Kavattar and team

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Venue:  Acharya Institutions, Soladevanahalli, Bangalore, Bangalore
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Inaugural show on Swami Vivekananda through puppets, created by Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur. Hon’ble Union Minister for Culture Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch will be the Chief Guest on the occasion.

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Venue:  Vivekananda Auditorium, Ramakrishna Mission (Paharganj Area) near metro station RKM Ashram, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:00 pm
Girija Kalyana (Dance Drama) in Gamaka Style - By L. G. Meera and Group, Bangalore

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Venue:  Suchitra Auditorium, Banashankari, Bangalore, Bangalore
5:30 pm
Tribute to Shri Lalgudi Jayaraman in collaboration with All India Radio by Lalgudi G J R Krishnan and Lalgudi Smt. Vijayalakshmi will present a concert in tribute to their father and guru.

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:00 pm
Invitation of the Event - Kathak Dance' set to the Vachanas, Kirtanas and Kannada lyrics jointly organised by IGNCA SRC and Suchitra Cinema and Cultural Academy.

Venue:  Auditorium, Suchitra, Banashankari 2nd Stage, Bangalore, Bangalore
6:00 pm
Under the aegis of the ongoing Sastra & Prayoga research programme at the IGNCA, Pt. Sarathi Chatterjee will present the salient features of the gayaki of the gharanas he represents. In doing so, he will reflect upon the uniting factors between different gharanas and, at the same time, differences in their style of presentation. Through a chosen repertoire of compositions, he will dwell on the importance of sahitya in Hindustani music which is reflected through bandishes that correspond to the rasa of the raga.

Accompanying Artists: Tabla: Shri Timir Roy Chowdhury, Harmonium: Shri Sumit Misra

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
09/04/2013 - 10/04/2013
All Day
Two concerts on Khyal and Dhrupad by Acharya Goswami Gokulotsav Maharaj ji

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Venue:  Lawns & stage, No. 3, Rajendra Prasad Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
05/04/2013 - 07/04/2013
All Day
‘REVISITING BHAND PATHER’ Festival of Bhand Pather at the IGNCA

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Venue:  Inauguration and Discussions at Auditorium, IGNCA Performances: Amphitheatre, C. V. Mess, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
23/03/2013 - 24/03/2013
All Day
Uttar Dakshin

Interactions between Hindustani and Carnatic Music Systems, on 23-24 March 2013
A Music event in collaboration with International Foundation for Fine Arts.

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Venue:  Auditorium, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
04/02/2013 - 05/02/2013
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts in collaboration with NaadSaagar Archives and Documentation Society for South Asian Music is holding a series of lecture-demonstrations under the Kalakosa Programme -- 'Sastra & Prayoga'.

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Monday, 4 February

Guided listening 
5pm: Illustrated presentation on ’Ustad Alladiya Khan and the Jaipur-Atrauli Gharana’ by Prof. Amlan Das Gupta
6pm: Hindustani Classical Vocal recital by Pandit Rajshekhar Mansur

Tuesday, 5 February
5pm: Illustrated presentation on ‘The tradition of Khanaqahi Qawwali‘ by Irfan Zuberi
6pm: Qawwali performance by Ustad Mohammed Ahmed Warsi Nasiri Qawwal & Group.

Venue:  IGNCA, Auditorium, C. V. Mess, 1, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
6:00 pm
IGNCA in collaboration with AIR is organizing a Vaidya Vrinda programme (as homage to late Maestro Pt. Ravi Shankar)

Venue:  IGNCA Auditorium, C. V. Mess, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
20/11/2012 - 21/11/2012
6:00 pm
Cultural Programmes

Dhrupad by Gundecha Brothers: Shri Umakant and Shri Ramakant.

20th November 2012
6.00 p.m.

Violin Jugalbandi by Prof T N Krishnan and Dr. N Rajam

21st November 2012
6.00 p.m.

Venue:  Auditorium, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, C. V. Mess Building, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
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