Culture carnival

Published: 27 October, 2013 11:21 IST | A Correspondent |

Watch an Indian ballerina perform an acclaimed ballet piece, get your kids to enjoy a Halloween puppetry show or let an installation of a zoo mesmerise you. Art Hop, a cultural festival, promises something for everyone with 80 artistes showcasing their talent at 12 locations

So, what's your plan for today? A lazy brunch, followed by a movie and a shopping spree? Instead, what if you get a chance to watch a quirky comedy performance or an acclaimed dance piece, listen to Rajasthani folk tunes synchronised with electric guitar and get your kids to learn more about Ramayana through puppetry? Art Hop, a cultural festival, claims to have 50 artists and 30 performers show their acumen at 12 locations spanning from art galleries, restaurants and atop a salon roof in Bandra. The brainchild of Aalok Aswani, Varsha Krishnani and Nihariekka Lohia, the one-day event has an eclectic mix of art shows, music and dance performances, comedy pieces and workshops to learn a thing or two about photography, pottery, the meditative Japanese Butoh Dance and art therapy. 

Artist Nihariekka Lohia will showcase her paintings at the event including her work Kali

“The aim of Art Hop is to give a platform to budding artists to showcase their talent,” says Krishnani. Aswani adds, “We wanted to give people incentive to step out of their homes on a Sunday and do something different. We chose Bandra as it’s centrally located and can be accessed by South Mumbai residents as well as that of the suburtbs.”

Kids will see halloween puppets as part of Art Hop 

WHEN: October 27, 12 noon onwards
WHERE: Le Sutra, False Ceiling, The Fine Art Company, The Art Loft, Out of The Blue, Olive Bar & Kitchen, Corniche, Lagerbay, C’est La Vie, Birdsong Café, Temperance, Bandra Base at Bandra

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Entry: R 500 

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