The promises of this New Year at Habitat spring from the need for a curatorial plan, which creatively responds to the contemporary times. We hope that the passing year at the centre brought nourishment to your thinking space, an impetus to lead an active and fulfilling life.
An interesting feature of the January calendar is the compelling nature of musical evenings highlighting Folk music cultures, Sufi music varieties and Classical music traditions. They include evenings in the company of Rangley Punjabis (on 13th at the Lohri Celebrations), Parvathy Baul, Shabnam Virmani, & Sonam Kalra (on 19th), and Arko Mukherjee (on 30th), folk songs of Punjab, UP, Haryana and Rajasthan (on 1st), folk songs of Uttarakhand (on 11th), and not to miss the Ghazal evenings on 3rd and 7th. The widely popular soulful monthly IHC Morning Ragas presents the acclaimed Dhrupad music practitioners, Gundecha Brothers, on 15th. While for the IHC Music Club session on 4th, Sitartist Dr.Sudeep Rai is working on a unique interaction to open up the world of music for younger children, a session curated keeping both children and parents in mind.
In the theatre segment, we have quite a remarkable range to offer. Plays such as Court Martialby the Asmita Theatre Group, and Hatya Ek Akaar Ki, a tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on the eve of his death anniversary, directed by K.K.Kohli, are quite relevant for India to build on its syncretic cultural continuity and constitutional guarantees. A Stand Up comedy performance featuring young upcoming comics on 8th, and a play titled Stand up on the thriving Stand up comedy circuit and its undercurrents are exciting choices on the playlist. Also to start the New Year with a firm resolve to resist social and moral orthodoxies, we have the Hindi Adaption of Franca Rame and Dario Fo’s A Woman Alonedirected by Arvind Gaur and a Dastongoi performance based on Ismat Chughtai’s two inimitable woman characters by Sunil Mehra and Askari Naqvi. There is much to look forward to in the NTLive Broadcast of Deep Blue Sea, having a glowing performance by actress Helen McCrory.
After a tour de force through critically-applauded monthly selections from the global festival circuit, the Habitat Film Club is opening this year with a Vietnamese selection in collaboration with the Embassy of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. The collective has grown into a vibrant space for film lovers, with attractive membership options for quick enrollment, especially for students interested in exploring the cinematic art in the company of experts and likeminded individuals. Please note the engaging documentaries of Estonian filmmaker Kersti Uibo, who will also be present for a Q&A post screening on both days- 7th & 24th.
We wish you a refreshing new year! Thank you.
The Programmes Team
Habitat Film Club
The Habitat Film Club was started in March 2000. Member of the Federation of Film Societies Of India, The Habitat Film Club won the 6th Pritiman Sarkar Memorial Award for the Best Film Society In Northern India for 2002-2003. Habitat Film Club promises film buffs a rich fare of meaningful and entertaining films from across the world, interactive sessions with Directors, Producers, Actors, their retrospectives and much more. Join now and get immediate access to forthcoming films and activities.
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