AIM presents
Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2014 - 7th edition
September 5 - 21, 2014 Bangalore

Aug 30, 2014

Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2014 is now celebrating its 7th year in epitomizing “Celebration of Harmony through Arts”. Thought provoking art presentations by artists from both India and abroad are being featured in BIAF 2014 on Sept 5 – 7, 12 – 14, 19 – 21, 2014.

A seven year journey of art and culture, now bringing it to your nearby auditoriums, galleries and also public places, acknowledging arts for everybody. Creativity is unlimited, be it dancing, instruments, vocal or theatre.  This year BIAF has collaborated with various countries like Netherlands, Sri Lanka, France, Surinam, Rwanda to perform for Bengaluru audience. Folk groups are flying in from Sri Lanka, Odisha, Gujarat and North East. Bengaluru Metro is one of the prime venues.

On the inaugural day, Sept 5, 2014  at 6:30pm, FUSION CONCERT at Chowdiah Memorial Hall by Dr. Suma Sudhindra playing the veena and Ned McGowan on Western flute, violin by N.N. Ganesh Kumar, tabla & Other Instruments by Anooru Anantha Krishna Sharma, mridangam & konnakol by B.C. Manjunath  and drums/percussions by Karthik Mani.

On Sept 6, 2014 at 5pm,  Rafiki presents Vaclav Havel's UNVEILING directed by Sachin Gurjale at National Gallery of Modern Art, Palace Road. The artists performing are Ravindra Vijay, Rency Philip and Sachin Gurjale.

On Sept 7, 2014 at 5pm, BIAF hosts ESSENTIALLY DIVINE, a vocal concert by Saashwathi Prabhu at NGMA. Accompanying her are Vijay Ganesh on violin, Sai Giridhar on mridangam, Jagadeesh Kurthkoti on tabla, special effects by Muni Sidhappa.

On September 12, 2014 6:30pm
At: Vivekananda Road Metro Station, Old Madras Rd, New Baiyyappanahalli, Sarvagna Nagar
Laya Nada Taranga - Sri Saraswati Vadya Vrunda, from Mysore, Aayana Dance Ensemble - Indian Contemporary, and Aathma Band

On September 13, 2014 Opus at 8pm, Peepal Tree - Music Band 
- At Brigade MLR Convention Center, 7th Phase, JP Nagar at 6:30pm, Carnatic Vocal by P. Ramaa and troupe & Manganiyar - Firoz Khan Group from Rajasthan
- At Boulevard, MG Road Metro Station at 6:30pm, Laya Nada Taranga - Sri Saraswati Vadya Vrunda from Mysore, Aayana Dance Ensemble, Gotipua Dance - Odisha Folk Troupe

On September 14, 2014 Nelamangala, Sukrushi Organic farm at 10am - Afforestation
- At: Freedom Park, 6:30pm, Folk dances by Odissa Folk Troupe, Sri Lankan Troupe, Kamsale by Lingaiah & Troupe, Rwanda Folk Dance, Maurtius Troupe
- At: Boulevard, MG Road Metro Station at 6:30pm, Contemporary Indian Dance, Folk Dances
And Aathma Band
- At:Brigade MLR Convention Centre at 6:30pm
Bharatanatyam by Praveen Kumar and Ensemble, Nadam Dance Ensemble

On September 19, 2014 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall at 6:30pm, Santoor by Pt. Suddashil Chatterjee, Emmanuel Simon from France, Folk Music of Punjab by Lakhwinder Wadali

On September 20, 2014 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall at 6:30pm, Carnatic Vocal by Dr. Balamurali Krishna
On September 21, 2014 at Chowdiah Memorial Hall at 6:30pm, Kuchipudi solo by Shama Krishna,
Kathak ensemble by Abhinava Dance Company

All are welcome.

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