Mahindra Sanatkada Lucknow Festival - 2018

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Event - Cultural Performances: Dance, Drama, Music - In collaboration with La Martiniere College and Salempur House



Juggling & Dance by Francois Chat

Badaa Bhaand performed by Ajay Kumar

Sahar: Vocal Recital at Dawn by Padma Talwalkar

Juggling & Dance by Francois Chat

Mehfil-e-Mushaira: with Mukhaatib

Juggling & Dance by Francois Chat

Dohri Zindagi: A Play based on a story by Vijaydan Detha

An Evening of Jazz by Mezcal Jazz Unit and Bickram Ghosh

Day 2: Saturday, 3rd February, 12:30 p.m. & 4.30 p.m. (Main Chabutra, Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
Francois Chat is an actor-dancer-juggler mixing dance and juggling since 1993. He developed a taste for contemporary juggling combined with dance at a very young age. With Italo Medini as his teacher at Fratellini School, he started performing at the age of 10 years. He is a prominent figure in juggling and gestural theatre and regularly performs for major theatres and international festivals in an unclassifiable style. He is the author of about 15 creations.

Day 2: Saturday, 3rd February, 7.30 p.m. (Main Chabutra, Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
Badaa Bhaand, based on a story by Vijaydan Detha, Directed and performed by Ajay Kumar, a young graduate of the National School of Drama. He is an artist who has been exploring the kathaa-gaayan-vaachan style for many years. In this venture he is relying on various elements of traditional Indian theatre.
The play has 15 characters and Ajay has wonderfully portrayed each character on stage. Using narrative music as a device that helps to underline the theme, Vijaydan Detha's art of storytelling as performed by Ajay Kumar in the kathaa-gaayan-vaachan style creates a dynamic flow of energy that promises to leave the audience enraptured

Day 3: Sunday, 4th February, 6.00 am (Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
Gifted and blessed with deep spiritual leanings from her very childhood, Padma Talwalkar fondly recalls singing every evening in a temple from the tender age of four, unmindful of the throng of devotees crowding around her. With the magnificent Baradari as the backdrop, the first rays of the sun colouring the skies, Padma Talwalkar's performance promises to introduce you to the divine, the way only music can.

Day 3: Sunday, 4th February, 12:30 p.m. & 4.30 p.m. (Main Chabutra, Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
Francois Chat is an actor-dancer-juggler mixing dance and juggling since 1993. He developed a taste for contemporary juggling combined with dance at a very young age. With Italo Medini as his teacher at Fratellini School, he started performing at the age of 10 years. He is a prominent figure in juggling and gestural theatre and regularly performs for major theatres and international festivals in an unclassifiable style. He is the author of about 15 creations.

Day 3: Sunday, 4th February 07.30 PM (Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh)
Mehfil-e-Mushaira: In collaboration with Mukhaatib
Sadr-e-Mushaira: Janab Khushbir Singh Shaad, Nizamat: Abhishek Shukla
With
Azhar Iqbal, Manish Shukla, Vipul Kumar, Pallav Mishra, Mohammad Aqib, Sabika Abbas, Ajmal Siddiqui, Rahul Jha.

Day 4: Monday, 5th February, 12:30 p.m. & 4.30 p.m. (Main Chabutra, Baradari, Qaiser Bagh)
Francois Chat is an actor-dancer-juggler mixing dance and juggling since 1993. He developed a taste for contemporary juggling combined with dance at a very young age. With Italo Medini as his teacher at Fratellini School, he started performing at the age of 10 years. He is a prominent figure in juggling and gestural theatre and regularly performs for major theatres and international festivals in an unclassifiable style. He is the author of about 15 creations.

Day 4: Monday, 5th February 07.30 PM (Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh)
Dohri Zindagi: A Play based on a story by Vijaydan Detha, Directed by Gurleen Judge, Play On Productions
The play chronicles a love story set in a homophobic society. The story, far ahead of its times and much beyond the constraints of its space, starts off with an absurd situation caused by a man's obsession to keep his word to his dear friend about getting their offspring married. The story takes a turn when both end up having daughters, and one of them hides the gender of his child from the world and raises her as a boy.

Day 5: Tuesday, 6th February 07.30 PM (Salempur House, Qaiser Bagh)
In Collaboration with Bonjour India and Alliance Française de Lucknow
An Evening of Jazz by Mezcal Jazz Unit and Bickram Ghosh
Lead by bass player and composer Emmanuel de Gouvello, Mezcal Jazz Unit was established in 1986 near Montpellier, France. Mezcal Jazz Unit's music mixes various elements: the Mediterranean temper of its members, some traditional melodies, an attraction for the East, a rock energy and a certain sense of humour.
Mezcal Jazz Unit toured India in 2006 where they first collaboration with tabla maestro Bickram Ghosh. Ten years later, Mezcal Jazz Unit and Bickram Ghosh renew the experience and promise to introduce Lucknow to a beautiful musical melange.


View Program Schedules of Other Events of 2018

1. Crafts & Weaves Bazaar - Craft Demonstrations
2. Food - Awadhi Home Cooked Food Festival
3. Heritage Walk & Tours
4. Kids Corner - Workshops
5. Filmistaan
6. Literary Guftugu
7. Qissagoi - Bait Baazi