Performances - BLF 2016 - Bangalore Literature Festival (BLF)
Day 1 | 17 Dec 2016 / 5:00 PM—5:30 PM

Padaki Haasya Sanje | Achutha Rao Padaki

A rib-tickling Kannada stand-up comedy session with the master humorist.

Day 1 | 17 Dec 2016 / 6:30 PM—7:30 PM

Noisy Neighbor: Bangalore Meets Berlin - Hand Puppetry And Hip-Hop | Paul Affeld and Gubbi

How do we live our life in a big city? How do we get in touch with people of our environment? Do we ignore or confront ourselves and others? Noisy neighbor will be a piece about the powers of our subconscious and the realm of invisibility, about the life in a metropolis, how we cope with our surroundings as well as our inner self.

The artistic duo Paul Affeld and Gubbi represent a cultural fusion of a special kind – Paul is a puppeteer and musician from Berlin and Gubbi a rapper with Bangalore roots known as one of the first to use literally Kannada language in his tracks.

The two musicians met this summer during Paul’s stay as a [email protected] Theatre as part of Max Mueller Bhavan’s artist-in-residence program bangaloREsidency which connects German artists with local partners from Bangalore. The piece is exclusively developed for the Bangalore Literature Festival through a 10-day work process.

Noisy neighbor will be presented lyrically in multiple languages with dialogues, music and puppets on stage.

Day 1 | 17 Dec 2016 / 7:30 PM—8:30 PM

Blowin' In The Wind | A Tribute To Bob Dylan By Guru Rewben Mashangva

An evening of folk verses and elements of traditional Tangkhul music in blues fusion style with the “King of Naga Folk Blues”

Day 2 | 18 Dec 2016 / 9:30 AM—10:00 AM

Excerpts from A Midsummer Night's Dream, The Nutcracker and Cinderella - Performances by The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet

The Lewis Foundation of Classical Ballet was founded by Yana Lewis, an international ballerina and choreographer, and Devang Bhanushali in 2006. Having had a career on stage, on TV, and in music videos in the UK, Yana moved to India and found new challenges within the arts.

Now focused on India, Yana and TLFCB aims to inculcate awareness and accurate knowledge of artistic and technical excellence of classical ballet in the dance community in the country,  using it as a catalyst for creative, personal and physical development of students.

The TLFCB dance company is renowned for its repertoire of original works created by Yana. Yana’s body of work demonstrates an extraordinarily broad style, with works ranging from classical ballet, jazz, jazz ballet, tap, African-inspired tribal dance and fusion of yoga and ballet. The common thread linking the company’s repertoire is an uncompromising standard of excellence and a masterful command of every aspect of staging, including music, design and lighting.

Day 2 | 18 Dec 2016 / 7:30 PM—8:30 PM

Raat Ke Musafir: Piyush Mishra in concert

“Ik itvaar hi hai jo rishton ko sambhaalta hai. Baaki din kishton ko sambhaalne mein kharch ho jaate hain”