Under The Raintree Women’s Cultural Festival 2019

Bangalore International Centre

Under The Raintree Women’s Cultural Festival 2019

Theatre |

Bangalore International Centre | Bangalore |

Nov 02 | 10 a.m.

Ends on: Nov 03


About Under The Raintree Women’s Cultural Festival 2019

A woman-centric multi-arts cultural festival conceptualised and directed by Sandhya Mendonca, and curated with Madhu Nataraj, Manasi Prasad, Sneha Kappanna & team.

Under The Raintree women’s cultural festival is a colourful celebration of feminine energy & creativity. Engage & interact with 150+ performers, speakers, change makers, thought leaders, artists, scientists, writers from across the country, with artwork from USA, Brazil, Egypt and more. 

There are edgy performances, art interventions, award winning short films, concerts, open mic, children’s specials & much more. The 2nd edition of this unique festival is a registered partner of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goal 5 and debates solutions via culture to the question of gender equality.

This multicultural festival is family friendly and open to all genders. Visit www.undertheraintreefestival.com to learn more. 

View full schedule here.

Schedule Highlights:

2 Nov | 10 am Welcome & Inaugural

2 Nov | 10:15 am Keynote address: Nicole Girard, Consul General for Canada in Bengaluru

2 Nov | 10:30 am  “The Body Dynamic in Vilasini Natyam – Dimensions of Contextual Power, Space & Agency” – performance by Dr. Anupama Kylash

2 Nov | 2:00 pm ‘Open and Shut’ – a one-woman performance by Shabari Rao. A Stepping Stones project by Zubaan 

2 Nov | 3:00 pm  Science Cafe, presented by the Bangalore Life Science Cluster – Dr. Srikala Raghavan & Dr. Shannon Olsson

3 Nov | 10:30 am Short films & Documentaries from India, UK, Israel & Canada: 

‘Driving with Selvi’: Set in Karnataka, and directed, produced and filmed by Canada-based Elisa Paloschie, followed by a Q&A with Selvi
‘If Sita Could’: by Padmalatha Ravi and Asha Ponikiewska, followed by a Q&A with the filmmaker
‘Fill the Void’: Focused on the Haredi Jewish community in Tel Aviv, it is written and directed by Rama Burshtein
‘BAFTA 2019 Shorts’ — A British Council International Touring ProgrammeIn association with the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA)
3 Nov | 2:00 pm  ‘Hidimbi’: a solo performance by Anuradha HR. A Stepping Stones project by Zubaan

3 Nov | 4:00 pm  Skore OH! Stand-Up Comedy by Shrirupa Sengupta

3 Nov | 4:30 pm   ‘The Memory Bill’ – stand-up act and theatre by Padmalatha Ravi, A Stepping Stones project by Zubaan

3 Nov | 6.30 pm  Address by Padma Shri Prathibha Prahlad, renowned classical dancer

Activities for Children

2 Nov | 10:00 am  Culture for Children: Kathak Performance by Natya STEM’s children’s repertory; Music by students from SaPa; Folk dance

2 Nov | 2:00 pm  Activities for kids: Puppet making by Jayashree Raju, Storytelling by Katha Corner,  G-AAAH! – animated short films, film screening in association with British Council International Touring Programme

3 Nov | 10:00 am Activities for children: Storytelling/ puppet making /coloring, G-AAAH! – animated short films, film screening in association with British Council International Touring Programme ​​

Key Speakers

Padma Shri Prathibha Prahlad, renowned classical dancer
Nicole Girard, Consul General for Canada in Bengaluru
Talks

Science: Dr Shannon Olsson, Chemical Ecologist, NCBS and Dr Srikala Raghavan, inStem
Discussions

Volga, author & Mamta Sagar, Poet
Panels

Journalism: Kalpana Sharma, CG Manjula, Rohini Mohan, Sharda Ugra, Ammu Joseph
Leadership: Latha Reddy, Co-Chair, Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace, Dr Shalini Rajneesh, IAS, Revathy Ashok, CEO, B.PAC, Nina Nair, Senior Vice President & HRD Head (India & Americas), [24]7.ai,Geetha Panda, Head, Novartis, Roopa Moudgil, IPS, Sandhya Mendonca
Literature:  Priya Alika Elias, Nisha Susan, Prathibha Nandakumar
Wellness: Dr Sujata Kelkar-Shetty, Seethalakshmi S, Kalpana Rao & Pragya Bhagat
Art Show

Featuring digital art, installations, paintings & zines by Guerilla Girls, Girija Hariharan,  Pooja Dhingra, Rania Atef, Romicon Revola, Shan Re and Silvana Mendes.

Other happenings

Theatre, Contest winners presentations, Open mic, Books, Stalls & More

About Under The Raintree:

Under The Raintree is a platform to promote the Arts, established by Raintree Media, a Bengaluru based transmedia venture spanning print, digital, video, audio, events and experiences. It aims to create an informed community through Print, Digital & Experiences that engage the brightest minds. www.raintreemedia.com