Bengaluru International Arts Festival 2017
10th year celebrations
10 venues - 11 days
Sept 6 - 25, 2017 Bangalore

August 25, 2017

BIAF aims to create a platform for artists from within the country and from outside to be able to interact, collaborate and perform together. This will help bring out the essence of a co-existence through Harmony. Celebrating the cultural spirit of Bangalore, BIAF brings together world class performers from the field of Music, Dance, Theatre & Visual Arts in an annual cultural extravaganza.

AIM - Artistes' Introspective Movement - a federation of artists with progressive attitude towards arts is headed by Veena maestro Dr. Suma Sudhindra and Kuchipudi exponent Veena Murthy Vijay. Since its inception in year 2003, AIM has carried on projects and festivals in the field of dance, music, theatre and arts by various world renowned artists. AIM has also produced a 13 part life style tele-serial "One State Many Worlds" presenting the heritage sites of Karnataka and performances by legendary artists. AIM has been successfully organizing one of India's ten biggest Arts festivals, Bengaluru International Arts Festival (BIAF) from 2008.

Program schedule

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Sept 6, 6:30pm
Venue: Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath, No.1, Art Complex, Kumara Krupa Road, Bengaluru 560001

- Manganiyar Deukhan & Party - Folk Music from Rajasthan
- Sufi & Ghazals by Samanvitha Sharma & Party

Soak in full moon, music & delicious organic cuisine


Sept 8, 6:30pm
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru 560048

- Mallakamba - Acrobatic Show - Jai Karnataka Mallakamba Academy
- Contemporary Classical Music - Manasi Prasad & Party
- Folk Rock Band - Swarathma


Sept 9, 6:30pm
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru 560048

- Alternative Pop Music band - SaMcara
- "Bangalore Dreams"
Jyotsna Srikant - Violin
Maarten Visser - Saxophone from Austria
Shadrach Solomon - Keyboard
Manjunath NS - Drums
Karthik Mani - World percussion


Sept 10, 6:30pm
Venue: Phoenix Marketcity, Whitefield Main Road, Mahadevpura, Bengaluru 560048

- Mohiniattam - Gopika Varma
- Odissi - Sharmila Mukerjee & troupe
- Kuchipudi - Ardhanaareeshwaram Dr.Venkat


Sept 15, 6:30pm
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bengaluru 560001

- Kathak -Nalini & Kamalini (Guru Jitendra Maharaj)
- Kuchipudi feature presentation - Six passions and a Man - Directed & Choreographed by Dr.Veena Murthy Vijay, presented by Samanvay Dance Company


Sept 16, 6:30pm
Venue: Allama Kalashale, Kannali, Kodigehalli Panchayat, Magadi Road, NICE Road Junction, Bengaluru 560091

Folk Festival
Bangladesh - Manipuri - Sattriya - Seraikella - Sri Lankan troupes - Chindu Yakshagana

Sept 16, 6:30pm
Venue: KEA Prabhath Rangamandira, C A Site No. 1, 8th Main Road, 2nd Cross, Kamalanagar, Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru 560079

- When God is a customer. A Bharatnatyam and spoken word narrative guided by the translations of padams by A.K.Ramanujam and David Shulman
Performed by Padmini Ravi and Deepti Sudhindra
- Kuchipudi - Vyajayanti Kashi & Troupe


Sept 17, 11am
Venue: Sukrushi Organic Farm, Greenpath, Marasarahalli, Nelamangala, Bengaluru

Go Green - Tree planting

Sept 17, 6:30pm
Venue: Freedom Park, Sheshadri Road, Bengaluru 560001

Folk Festival
Bangladesh - Manipuri - Sattriya - Seraikella - Sri Lankan troupes
Yakshagana - Sri Idagunji Mahaganapati Yakshagana Mandali, Keremane

Sept 17, 6:30pm
Venue: KEA Prabhath Rangamandira, C A Site No. 1, 8th Main Road, 2nd Cross, Kamalanagar, Basaveshwaranagar, Bengaluru 560079

- Odissi - Suhag Nalini Das
- Ramayana - Kalpana Dance Theatre, Malaysia, directed by Shangita Namasivayam.


Sept 22, 7:30pm
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru 560003

Mahesh Dattani's GAUHAR, a drama with songs directed by Lillete Dubey
A new play in English and a little Hindustani with live music


Sept 23, 6:30pm
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru 560003

Karnatic Crossover Fusion Concert - Dr. Suma Sudhindra - Ned McGowan - Barbara Drazkowska - Manjunath BC - Karthik Mani


Sept 24, 8am
Venue: Cubban Park

Art of Yoga - Nikaya Yoga in collaboration with Yoga Matters presents a special Hatha flow session with Namrata Sudhindra

Sept 24, 12noon
Venue: Centre for Indian Music Experience, Brigade Millennium, Next to MLR Convention Center, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078

- Percussion Trio - Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma - Arun Kumar - Pramath Kiran
- Chhau mask making demo - Sumit Kumar Mahapatra, Jharkhand

Sept 24, 6:30pm
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru 560003

- Aayana Dance Company
- Bharatanatyam - Shobana


Sept 25, 6:30pm
Venue: Centre for Indian Music Experience, Brigade Millennium, Next to MLR Convention Center, JP Nagar 7th Phase, Bengaluru 560078

- Seraikella Chhau Dance - Sumit Kumar Mahapatra, Jharkhand
- Mexican Jazz Band


For further information:
Mobile: +91 9980327800
e-mail: aim.biaf@gmail.com
Website: www.biaf.co.in