Infosys Foundation Bengaluru Comes to Chandigarh With Contemporary Art Festival


In a bid to promote indigenous talent in the Tricity and other parts of Punjab, Infosys Foundation, Bengaluru has come together with the famous Bhavan Vidyalaya chain of schools, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra to celebrate art, music and drama in a unique, week-long Contemporary Art Festival.

After Pune and Bengaluru, this one-of-its-kind event to take place in Bhavan Vidyalaya, Chandigarh Campus (Sector 27) will be inaugurated by Punjab Governor and UT Administrator Banwarilal Purohit on Dec 9.

Padmashri RK Saboo,  Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh Kendra and ex-president Rotary International,  launched the poster of the festival.

Art Festival Poster

With performances ranging from classical recitals and qawwalis to clown theatre and fusion concerts, this musical extravaganza is an attempt to put indigenous artists from the Tricity on the art and cultural map of India.  The festival also includes an art exhibition displaying works of over 40 artists from the Tricity and live art workshops.

Live Telecast

The event will also be broadcast live on the YouTube channels of Chandigarh and Bengaluru Kendras of Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. This is the first time that an event of such a scale has been organized by Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Chandigarh. Through this programme, citizens of the Tricity will get an opportunity to immerse themselves in music, art, drama and spirituality.

What’s on offer:

  • Dec 9: Spiritual seeker Geet Rao will perform Shiv Aradhana; dance drama – Bharat Amrit Manthan, by the artists of Pracheen Kala Kendra
  • Dec 10-11: Live Art Workshop
  • Dec 10: Qawwali by the Ibadat group in the evening
  • Dec 11: A concert by Guru Rohit Ashwa Bali from Chandigarh and Rajwinder Kaur from Amritsar
  • Dec 12: Play ‘Romeo Juliet’ and ‘Saat Maskare’ directed by Sukhmani Kohli; fusion music by singer Hardeep Kainth from Ropar, Punjab.
  • Dec 13: Kavi Ghosti by Vijay Kapoor; piano recital by Anu Bains, Pratham Pal Singh,Atul, Lakra and Nainika.
  • Dec 14: Performance by singer and music teacher Purabi Baruah, Bharatanatyam by father-son duo, Rahul and Bharat Gupta.
  • Dec 15: Music performance by singer Poonam Rajput; Play ‘First Teacher’ by city’s famous theater artist Chakresh Kumar.

The Art Exhibition will be on display on all days.

Date: Dec 9 – Dec 15

Entry: Free



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