Chettinad Sarvalokaa Performing Arts Festival

Launch Event - November 26th 2017

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Performing Arts Festival Events

Date & Time Venue Event Name Description Ticket Link
November 26th 10 am to 4 pm Chettinad-Sarvalokaa Education, Kelambakkam Chettinad Sarvalokaa Performing Arts - Launch A Day filled with Eclectic Performances & Workshops for the entire family. November 25th 10 am to 4 pm Visit www.sarvalokaa.org/performance for detailed schedule of events Ideal for Children aged 5 - 14 Children may enter with a donor pass. Lunch by Hospitality Partner "Oriental Cuisines" is included in Donor Pass. Parents may enter free on registration. Food counters are available at the venue. www.bit.ly/sarvalokaa
December 8th 7:30 pm Rani Seethai Hall, Chennai Bonding with Ruskin - English Play by Crea-Shakthi The Play which has a feast of colour and sound, looks to recreate the innocence and irreverence of Ruskin Bond's stories on stage. As it is with most retellings of famous writers' on stage, Ruskin Bond himself plays a pivotal character in most of his stories. The greatest attribute of the stories threaded together as a play you will see, is the range of his writing - in terms of plot, landscapes, characters and genre. From his love for the quiet hills of Deoli to the haunted mansions in Dehra. From innocent tales of unrequited love to terrible stories of violence in marriage. We as an audience journey into each story as his characters journey through a train - and at each stop - a different tale awaits. The play attempts to weave together a variety of musical & storytelling techniques with the text of bond providing a completely different yet honest perspective of the writer's best stories. Bring your entire family and relive the stories of a legendary writer!  
December 9th 7:30 pm Rani Seethai Hall Journey Into Malgudi by Crea-Shakthi If there was ever a place close to Home it is Malgudi. Populated by stalwarts like the excessively Talkative Man and the budding cricked talent of 6th form from Albert Mission, Swaminathan himself, Malgudi is clearly not just another town.
'A journey Into Malgudi' by Creashakthi showcases stage adaptations of stories from the famed 'Malgudi days'. So if you have grown up with these stories, revisit R.K.Narayan's lovely world through the stage.
The traditional therukootthu and parai styles of narration have been made use of in the play, and the set is minimal and suggestive while still maintaining elegance.
 
December 16th 7 pm Rani Seethai Hall Sarvalokaa Music Night
Pop, Jazz & Electronic
Music from all the worlds in one evening. Two hours of Pop, Jazz and Electro featuring Krameri, Matt Bacon & Band and Sharanya Gopinath
Krameri [Gopi Krishnan & Damini Chauhan] incorporates an intelligent blend of glitchy and soothing rhythms mixed with ambient textures, uplifting melodies and soulful vocals.
Sharanya Gopinath:Debuting into Kollywood singing the chart-topping Lovea Lovea from the movie Uttama Villain alongside the legend, Kamal Haasan, Sharanya's subsequent work in Tollywood and Kollywood have all been a series of hits including songs where she has shared credits with names like Clinton Cerejo and Vishal Dadlani.
Having sung for renowned music directors such as D.Imman, Ghibhran, Vishal Chandrasekhar, Vijay Antony, Hiphop Adithya, Ilayaraja, Srikanth Deva, Keba Jeremiah, Grammy-winner composer- Ricky Kej, Dhibu Ninan amongst others, her popularity is owed to her creativity and her unique voice that aces styles ranging from soul to rap.
Matt Bacon & Band:Originally from San Francisco, Matt Bacon is a Western Classical guitarist now based in Chennai, India. He plays nylon, steel & 12-string guitars and serves as Head of the Guitar Department at AR Rahman's KM Music Conservatory.
Accomplished as an independent songwriter, Matt's 2017 debut EP "The Crossover" features a raw, stripped-down blend of folk rock, Western classical, and an insightful fusion of World sensibilities. As a classical guitarist, Matt has performed and recorded around the world and has been featured on Radio Stations from India to London to San Francisco.
 
December 22nd 7:30 pm Rani Seethai Hall Agathi by Apsaras Arts The life and plight of a refugee is often misunderstood by society. Most people who seek refuge are force to do so due to unlivable conditions in the place they call home due to political or natural calamity.
Many times a refugee is mistaken for an economic migrant who is looking for greener pastures. Through this dance production "Agathi", Apsaras Arts intends to share the life and plight of a refugee to bring about much needed awareness and appreciation required to provide these fellow humans, a much-needed help. Refugees are humans too!
Agathi paints an intimate portrait of their lives and struggles, expounding the emotional states as well as stigma that people forced out their countries have to endure.
Agathi draws inspiration from the company's artistic director Aravinth Kumarasamy's personal life experiences as a refugee many years ago, featuring a music score based on the poetry of well-known Tamil poets Kavimani Desiga Vinayagam Pillai and Maha Kavi Subramania Bharathi, Kaviarasu Kannadasan and translations by Niranjan Bharathi of poems from the UN Refugee Agency-published A Book of Poems: Expressions from our Youth.
 
February 4th 6:30 pm The Music Academy Chennai Yatra by High Kicks High Kicks Brings to you their next major production in Chennai sponsored by Chettinad Sarvalokaa Education.  
February 25th 6:00 pm Sigapi Aachi Auditorium, Chettinad - Sarvalokaa Education, Kelambakkam   A One of a kind contemporary dance theatre production. Yatra has been conceived using unique movement vocabulary as storytelling medium of iconic Bollywood movies. Popular commercially successful films such as Taal, Lagaan, Dil Chahta Hai, Rang De Basanti, Zindegi Na Milegi Dobara, Queen & Tamasha will feature in the playlist and will evoke the same emotions these movies did over the years. Each act will journey into one movie with a flurry of dance styles including experimental, kitsch and modern.