HERITAGE EVENT

JAAN

BY LES SOUFFLEURS COMMANDOS POÉTIQUES

An exploration of public spaces through poetic whisperings

Initiated by Olivier Comte in 2001, Les Souffleurs Commandos Poétiques is a collective gathering of 40 artists, comedians, writers, dancers, musicians and plasticians. Known across the world for their ‘Poetic Commandos’, in which they whisper literary, philosophical and poetic secrets into the ears of passers-by through long hollow canes, the artists have worked across the world with texts in various languages including- Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Japanese and English.

At Amber Fort, nine of the ‘whisperers’ will enthrall audiences with a specially curated performance titled Jaan, an artistic exploration of India through selected texts of Indian poets in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Guajarati and Bengali.

EAST MARRIES WEST: A LEGACY

BY SHUBHENDRA RAO & SASKIA RAO-de HAAS

A tribute to the late Pandit Ravi Shankar

Described as the ‘father of world music’, Pandit Ravi Shankar’s virtuosity on the sitar continues to inspire generations across the world. Carrying forward his legacy is one of his foremost disciples Pandit Shubendra Rao, who has established himself as a leading Indian sitarist, a cultural entrepreneur and a music educator over the past three decades.

In a very special performance at Amber Fort, he will pay tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar’s path-breaking sitar concerto, ‘East Marries West’, to mark the centenary year of the maestro. Renowned cellist and Pandit Shubhendra Rao’s wife, Saskia Rao-de Haas who is credited with introducing the cello to Indian classical music, will also join him on stage.

KATHAK PARAMPARA

BY PANDIT RAJENDRA GANGANI

Celebrating the legacy of the Indian classical dance form

Pandit Rajendra Gangani is a renowned Kathak dancer, trained in the Jaipur Gharāna. A seventh generation scion of a lineage devoted to the art of Kathak, Pandit Rajendra Gangani started training at the early age of four under his father, Pandit Kundanlal Gangani. He is celebrated for his unique style and is an embodiment of grace and elegance when he depicts the devotional aspects that characterise the dance form. He wears the roles of Guru, performer, choreographer, composer and musician, with equal dedication and dignity. Pandit Rajendra Gangani has taught and performed at major festivals throughout Asia, Europe and Africa and has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003.

For the grand finale, Pandit Rajendra Ganagani, along with an ensemble of dancers and musicians, will present a mesmerising performance that pays ode to the centuries-old dance form, showcasing the vibrancy and the rich traditions of the Jaipur Gharana.

GABA

ARCH COLLEGE OF DESIGN & BUSINESS

A fashion showcase celebrating conscious and sustainable living

Signifying khadi as a new-age fashion fabric essential for a sustainable future, the budding designers from ARCH College of Design & Business will present a mesmerising showcase at Amber Fort of Indian silhouettes and drapes, traditional ornamentation techniques and natural dyes. A preview of the remarkable twenty-year journey of ARCH College of Design & Business in spearheading design education, the fashion showcase will also celebrate Gandhi as a symbol of sustainable and conscious living.

HERITAGE EVENT

JAAN

BY LES SOUFFLEURS COMMANDOS POÉTIQUES

An exploration of public spaces through poetic whisperings

Initiated by Olivier Comte in 2001, Les Souffleurs Commandos Poétiques is a collective gathering of 40 artists, comedians, writers, dancers, musicians and plasticians. Known across the world for their ‘Poetic Commandos’, in which they whisper literary, philosophical and poetic secrets into the ears of passers-by through long hollow canes, the artists have worked across the world with texts in various languages including- Spanish, Italian, Arabic, Hebrew, Portuguese, Turkish, Romanian, Japanese and English.

At Amber Fort, nine of the ‘whisperers’ will enthrall audiences with a specially curated performance titled Jaan, an artistic exploration of India through selected texts of Indian poets in English, Hindi, Urdu, Marathi, Guajarati and Bengali.

KATHAK PARAMPARA

BY PANDIT RAJENDRA GANGANI

Celebrating the legacy of the Indian classical dance form

Pandit Rajendra Gangani is a renowned Kathak dancer, trained in the Jaipur Gharāna. A seventh generation scion of a lineage devoted to the art of Kathak, Pandit Rajendra Gangani started training at the early age of four under his father, Pandit Kundanlal Gangani. He is celebrated for his unique style and is an embodiment of grace and elegance when he depicts the devotional aspects that characterise the dance form. He wears the roles of Guru, performer, choreographer, composer and musician, with equal dedication and dignity. Pandit Rajendra Gangani has taught and performed at major festivals throughout Asia, Europe and Africa and has won numerous accolades and awards, including the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in 2003.

For the grand finale, Pandit Rajendra Ganagani, along with an ensemble of dancers and musicians, will present a mesmerising performance that pays ode to the centuries-old dance form, showcasing the vibrancy and the rich traditions of the Jaipur Gharana.

EAST MARRIES WEST: A LEGACY

BY SHUBHENDRA RAO & SASKIA RAO-de HAAS

A tribute to the late Pandit Ravi Shankar

Described as the ‘father of world music’, Pandit Ravi Shankar’s virtuosity on the sitar continues to inspire generations across the world. Carrying forward his legacy is one of his foremost disciples Pandit Shubendra Rao, who has established himself as a leading Indian sitarist, a cultural entrepreneur and a music educator over the past three decades.

In a very special performance at Amber Fort, he will pay tribute to Pandit Ravi Shankar’s path-breaking sitar concerto, ‘East Marries West’, to mark the centenary year of the maestro. Renowned cellist and Pandit Shubhendra Rao’s wife, Saskia Rao-de Haas who is credited with introducing the cello to Indian classical music, will also join him on stage.

GABA

ARCH COLLEGE OF DESIGN & BUSINESS

A fashion showcase celebrating conscious and sustainable living

Signifying khadi as a new-age fashion fabric essential for a sustainable future, the budding designers from ARCH College of Design & Business will present a mesmerising showcase at Amber Fort of Indian silhouettes and drapes, traditional ornamentation techniques and natural dyes. A preview of the remarkable twenty-year journey of ARCH College of Design & Business in spearheading design education, the fashion showcase will also celebrate Gandhi as a symbol of sustainable and conscious living.