Category Archives: Art and Craft

Brazil witnessed the cultural Grandeur of Rajasthan

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Brazil witnessed the flavour of Rajasthan’s rich culture in an evening shows filled with traditional folk dances on 10 April. The audience was mesmerized by the enthralling performances of Kalbelia, Chari, Ghoomar, Bhawai and other folk dances at Brooklin in Brazil.

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Furthermore, apart from the cultural performances the exquisite handicrafts of the State were also showcased at the venue. The visitors were hugely impressed by the miniature paintings, lac work, fine Kota Doria sarees, traditional leather shoes and block printing on textiles. Rajasthan’s gastronomic delicacies like Papad Ki Sabji, Aloo Mangori Ki Sabji, Besan Gatta, Choorma, Kesaria Kheer and Lapsi specially prepared by chef from the State became a huge hit. Promotional films were shown to the guests and publicity literature was given away to the visitors.

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This visit was a part of the initiative of the Union Ministry of External Affairs to promote cultural exchanges between Brazil and Rajasthan. A 13 member group of the State comprising of 5 craftsmen, 6 folk artistes, one chef and a coordinating officer from Rajasthan Tourism went on a 5-day (8 to 12 April) visit to Sao Paulo and Brasilia.

 

JAIPUR PHOTO EVENT- a contemporary display of photography and modern art

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Imagine taking a walk across the most wonderfully designed heritage structures and buildings in Rajasthan, and then chancing upon contemporary art in the form of picture perfect photographs.  That sounds interesting isn’t it?

Well, here’s some good news: this is not just a fraction of your imagination but actually takes place at the Jaipur Photo Event.   So then be its magnificent forts, shimmering lakes,  handsome palaces, compelling historic structures, fascinating markets, colorful people, there are plenty subjects that do not let your camera leave its charm to capture frames, and Jaipur Photo is that event, which will delight your senses and shutterbugs.

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Held last year in the month of February, this year again to celebrate our love for the camera, Jaipur is hosting the second edition of Jaipur Photo–  a 10-day festival from 24th February to 5th March 2017. The event will be celebrated across the Pink City such as the Hawa Mahal, Albert Hall Museum and Jawahar kala Kendra. Photographs printed in large formats of national & international photographers will be displayed that will eventually transform the Pink City into a Photographer’s Paradise.

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The event witnesses internationally renowned guest curators set up this exceptional display. It is not only a great platform for photography enthusiasts but is also known to propagate contemporary visual culture. These admirable pictures will teleport you into a different world altogether.

It’s not just literary big leagues; art and culture with heritage backdrop will jazz up the JLF sessions

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As we are already excited about the Jaipur Literature Festival, which will host some of the most renowned literary heavyweights, an announcement on Friday about two “Heritage Evenings” is all set to raise the bar of the event to a new level. Rajasthan Tourism has collaborated with the Literature Festival this year to showcase poetry and music against the backdrop of two of Jaipur’s heritage monuments — the Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal on January 20 and 21.

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Replicating an “East meets West” scenario, the celebrated American poet Anne Waldman and polular Bollywood lyricist Swanand Kirkire will mesmerize visitors with their readings in a session named “Rhythm and Rhyme.” This evening of poetry readings will be held at Amber Fort on January 20 and will bring voices from two sides of the globe, followed by a sarod Recital by Ustad Amjad Ali Khan, a recipient of the Padma Vibhushan,  India’s second highest civilian honour.

“Mujre Se Multiplex Tak,” will take the audience on a journey through the magical realm of entertainment at Hawa Mahal on the following evening.

Writer and musician Vidya Shah will reflect on these changes through song while actor Luke Kenny punctuates them with poignant poetry and quirky banter.

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“With the support of Rajasthan Tourism, the ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival will celebrate the wonderful cultural and architectural heritage of the city of Jaipur through the Festival’s Heritage Evenings!  The exclusively curate evenings will offer an experience that uniquely places cultural performances within the context of the city’s built heritage and allows audiences to engage with these significant places in a new dimension.

This year’s list of speakers at the lit fest sees a host of Man Booker winners and nominees check out whom to listen in our next blog!

Rang Rajasthan- the theatre and art festival to be held in Jaipur

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The Pink City of Jaipur is all gearing up for the one of its kind theater festival, Rang Rajasthan!  The unique festival showcases plays, folk performances and celebrity talk shows, drenched in the colors of Rajasthan.

Our parent company Pathfynder’s venture Jaipur beat is the Digital partner for the Rang Rajasthan. Rang Rajasthan is a Rajasthan Language Based Theatre Festival which is showcasing a beautiful and interesting array of plays, Rajasthan people exhibitions, International Theatre,  Celebrity Seminars, Art Competition and numerous more things. It gives a stage where neighbourhood theatre actors and Folk specialists work with internationally & broadly acclaimed executive and witnesses the works.

Mark the dates: 6th January -12th January’17

Venue: Jawahar Kala Kendra- Jaipur

ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival 2017 announced the list of speakers at Curtain Raiser in Delhi

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The ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival to be held from January 19th -23rd, 2017 announces the list of 10 speakers coming to Jaipur in January as part of its weekly campaign. Some of the Themes of ZEE JLF 2017 include Freedom to Dream: India @ 70, The Magna Carta, Translation and World Literature, Women and Marginalised Voices, Sanskrit, and Colonialism and the Legacy of the Raj.

ZEE JLF offers an experience to mingle with authors, interact with industry players, relax in the Festival Delegate lounge and enjoy the live music concerts and Festival Fringe events. The Curtain Raiser of the event in Delhi gathered audiences to enjoy joyous musical performances, powerful dramatic readings and translated renditions at the Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi.

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With around 30 languages represented from India and across the world, the Festival will feature authors writing in Indian regional languages including the popular

  1. Volga in Telugu,
  2. S.L. Bhyrappa and Vivek Shanbhag in Kannada,
  3. Kaajal Oza Vaidya in Gujarati,
  4. C.P. Deval and Hari Ram Meena in Rajasthani,
  5. Kanak Dixit and Binod Chaudhary in Nepali,
  6. Dhrubajyoti Bora in Assamese,
  7. Gulzar and Javed Akhtar in Urdu,
  8. Jatindra K. Nayak in Oriya,
  9. Naseem Shafaie and Neerja Mattoo in Kashmiri,
  10. Arunava Sinha and Radha Chakravarty in Bengali
  11. Arshia Sattar, A.N.D. Haksar, and Roberto Calasso in Sanskrit.
  12. Writers in Hindi include Ajay Navaria, Anu Singh Choudhary, Manav Kaul, Mrinal Pande, Narendra Kohli and Yatindra Mishra.

Some of the International writers include

  1.  Winners of the Man Booker Prize Alan Hollinghurst and Richard Flanagan;
  2. NoViolet Bulawayo who was the first black African woman to be shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 2013;
  3. Laurence Olivier award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Sir David Hare, who makes his first visit to the Festival;
  4. internationally acclaimed poet Anne Waldman; bestselling author, poet, activist and teacher Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni;
  5. 2016 Emerging Voices Award winner Eka Kurniawan;
  6. Nassim Nicholas Taleb, who predicted the 2008 global financial crisis;
  7. Writer, journalist and broadcaster Simon Winchester, OBE; the ‘literary institution of one’, Italian writer and published Roberto Calasso;
  8. Neil MacGregor, past director of the National Gallery London and the British Museum and author of A History of the World in 100 Objects;
  9. American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize-winning Dexter Filkins;
  10. Alex Ross, the music critic for The New Yorker and the author of the books The Rest is Noise: Listening to the Twentieth Century and Listen to This;
  11. Ha-Joon Chang whose books, including 23 Things They Don’t Tell You About Capitalism and Economics: The User’s Guide will have been translated into 40 languages and published in 43 countries;
  12. Linda Colley, award-winning historian, academic, author and broadcaster who specialises in post-1700 British history and author of Britons: Forging the Nation 1707-1837 and Acts of Union and Disunion.

 

The 4th Jaipur Art Summit to be held on 07-11 December, 2016

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The 4th  Jaipur Art Summit (JAS) is scheduled for December 07-11, at Ravindra Manch, Jaipur. Already popular as an upscale platform for the display and promotion of contemporary and modern art forms at international level, JAS has witnessed huge success in its earlier seasons of 2013, 14 and 15. The event by far has been modeled as an assemblage of masters and budding artists across the country who present their skills during various programme schedules that include display of a range of contemporary arts, installations, art projects and live demonstrations, visual art and so many other exciting concepts. This year’s theme of the Art Summit is all set to inspire the new generation of international artists along with focus on amalgamation of Indian and World art. The event hopes to create a forum, which will provide an experience where people would be able to have direct exposure to the depth and range of art forms.

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With over 300 Artworks from over 25 countries, workshops and demonstrations of all traditional art forms of India, movie screening, talks, discussions, workshops and discussions, the 5 days of the summit are jam-packed with the most exhilarating energy.

Artists from across the globe are going to display their bests here. Visit the Jaipur Art Summit and witness the dance of colors and different shades in an arena of canvas. Experience each stroke unraveling a series of interesting stories. Jaipur Art Summit has its arms wide open, and if you are a true admirer of art then visit the JAS in Jaipur !

Here’s the complete fresh schedule: 

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Art on Wheels by Jaipur Art Summit and Uber

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In another step towards appreciating art and making it accessible to more people, Jaipur Art Summit in collaboration with Uber, has come up with a unique platform, Art on Wheels. The platform is set to give artists from Rajasthan a chance to woo the city dwellers through their art, which will be seen running across the city streets displayed on Uber cars. This innovative campaign has been fashioned to celebrate creativity and to promote and encourage young talent from Rajasthan.

Uber, the urban way of travelling, that has changed the meaning of mobility for millions of people across the world and India, is all set to bring the artists of Rajasthan to the fore by introducing their art on more then 100 Uber vehicles.

The flagging off of the event that launched this initiative took place today at Ravindra Manch at 2:00 P.M. The artwork, converted into vinyl stickers, can be seen displayed on the bonnets of these cars. Inside each of these cars one can find interesting information related to the artist and Jaipur Art Summit.

Not only this, riders using these cars for travel will also get many surprises. Uber has rolled out some very amazing gifts for travelers of, Art on Wheels. The first among those who will get to ride these particular Art on Wheel, cars(available through Uber Go Option on Uber App)  will get two rides absolutely free.  On taking minimum 3 rides from now until Dec 2, 2016 with the #ARTONWHEELS promo code, riders stand a chance to win 10 custom made paintings by local artists. Not only this on 3rdDecember between 12PM – 3PM, riders across the three cities will be able to see a new view on their app called ‘UberART’ which they can use as an option to book  aride and also to experience an #ARTONWHEELS car at the push of a button.

We are sure you cannot wait anymore for your next Uber ride.