Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival - 2017

Event - Cultural Performances: Dance, Drama, Music - Venue: Main Chabutra Baradari



An Evening with
Tajdar Junaid
Genre: Cinematic Music

Sahar: Concert at Dawn: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan on Sitar with Akram Khan on Tabla

Haan, Mai Savitribai Phule, Performed by Sushama Deshpande

Wings Cultural Society Presents Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan By Salima Raza & Banwari Taneja

Feminist Comedy Diaries by Preeti Das

Roberto White Puppet Theatre from Spain

Day 2: Saturday, 4th February, 7:30 p.m. (Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
An Evening with Tajdar Junaid
- Tajdar Junaid on electric guitar, ron roco and vocals, Jehangir Jehangir on drums, Sangeet Mishra on sarangi, Nathan Thomas on bass, Genre: Cinematic Music Tajdar Junaid Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, composer and producer, Tajdar Junaid manages to perform with rare simplicity that touches upon the soul, His debut album What Colour Is Your Raindrop is a personal photograph of all the sights and sounds that have shaped him and had been named as Top Albums of 2013 by Rolling Stone India and Rock Street Journal. His compositions part meditative, part celebratory leave you with lasting imagery and a heart full of melodies.

Day 3: Sunday, 5th February 06.00 AM (Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
Sahar: Concert at Dawn: Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan on Sitar with Akram Khan on Tabla:

Ustad Shahid Parvez Khan Sixth generation sitarist, trained by his father Ustad Aziz Khan. Celebrated for the vocalist phrasing of his raga improvisations, the sitar virtuoso is one of the leading exponents of the Etawah Gharana. With the magnificent Baradari as the backdrop, the first rays of the sun colouring the skies above and a maestro at the peak of his musical prowess on stage, the performance promises to introduce you to the divine, the way only music can.


Day 3: Sunday, 5th February, 7.30 pm (Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
Sushama Deshpande Haan, Mai Savitribai Phule, Performed by Sushama Deshpande
Haan, based on the life and work of the educationist Savitribai Phule, this powerful solo play is written, directed and performed by Sushama Deshpande. Originally written in Marathi as 'Vhay, Mee Savitri Bai', it charts the journey of Savitri's life. The play has since attained an iconic status over the last 25 years with over 3000 shows in India and abroad.


Day 4: Monday, 6th February 07.30 PM Wings Cultural Society Presents Chand Roz Aur Meri Jaan By Salima Raza & Banwari Taneja
Salima Raza
A theatrical recitation based on the letters written by Faiz Ahmed Faiz to his British wife Alys, during the time of his imprisonment in Pakistan. As the play progresses, one is convinced that Banwari Taneja
cause endures, hope lingers and that dreams shall not die. Directed by Salima Raza and performed on stage by Banwari Taneja and herself, the play is accompanied by beautiful music and poetry.


Day 5: Tuesday, 7th February 06.00 PM Feminist Comedy Diaries by Preeti Das
Preeti Das Born to a Tamilian mom and a Bengali father, Preeti Das is the only female stand up comedian from Gujarat. A former television journalist, Preeti churns out punchy scripts that are a concoction of politics, sex, ethnicity and food. Her dream in life is to do an item number in a Tamil movie. A whirlwind of energy, she is here to raise a few eyebrows, shake a few heads and blow away stereotypes.


Day 5: Tuesday, 7th February 07.30 PM Ishara Puppet Theatre Presents: Roberto White Puppet Theatre from Spain Directed & Performed by Roberto White
Roberto White Roberto White Puppet Theatre - An award winning puppeteer from Spain, Roberto White mixes the language of mime with that of object theatre, weaving magic through a non-verbal show. The show is made up of a series of poetic and comical stories which aren't connected, with puppets comprising ordinary objects such as balloons, Ping-Pong balls, plastic bags etc., juxtaposed with the puppeteer's fingers. Enjoyable for all ages, the show merges the theatrical idiom with the art of puppetry.




View Program Schedules of Other Events of 2017

Crafts & Weaves Bazaar - Craft Demonstrations
Food - Awadhi Home Cooked Food Festival
Heritage Walk & Tours
Kids Corner - Workshops
Filmistaan
Literary Guftugu
Qissagoi - Bait Baazi