Upcoming Programs

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Drawing workshop with public artist, Liz Kemp - starting 8th February 2012
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts presents 2 interesting workshops for Adults and Children in February 2012 conducted by Public Artist Liz Kemp. Liz is a public artist with extensive experience of working with community groups using visual arts Drawing workshop for adults and children aged 16 and above This workshop will take an informal and experimental look at the fundamental skills of drawing based on the figure and still life studies. It is a reintroduction to drawing for those interested! Date: 8th, 9th & 10th February 2012 Time: 5.00 pm to 7.00 pm Fee: Rs.1,500/- Limited seats so please call us on 2421311 to register at the earliest!



Indian Classical Music Evening on 4th February 2012 by Alex Baba accompanied by Jonathan Marmor
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts presents a musical performance by Alexandre Brunelle – Garon (Alex Baba) on the Bansuri and Shehnai accompanied by Jonathan Marmor on the Tabla Date: 4th February 2012 Time: 5:50 – 7 pm Venue: Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts, Open Air Amphitheatre A little more about the Artists: Alexandre Brunelle-Garon has been living in India for the past 14 years where he has been studying Indian classical music with different masters. After a few brief stays (1997, 1998, 1999, 2000) in Vârânasî (Bénarès) where he studied Shehnai progressively Indian classical singing and the Bansuri flute. He then decided to take roots in India to pursue his dream and learned Hindi and Bengali, two languages which he now speaks fluently.  He cut his first album in India: Kinara (On the shor), a collection of pieces for the Bansuri and classical singing. He has been invited to perform at classical Indian music festivals in the Goa region. The local media were particularly impressed with his capacity, as a foreigner, to offer such a level of performance in classical Indian singing.   His second album, Chandra Shakti, offers classical themes of Indian music performs vocals, the Shehnai and the Bansuri flute.  Jonathan Marmor is a composer, tabla player, and computer programmer. He first heard Indian music on a local college radio station in New Jersey, USA and later studied tabla with Pandit Swapan Chaudhuri and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan at the Ali Akbar College of Music in California.  He received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Indian Music and Ethnomusicology from the California Institute of the Arts, where he also studied experimental music composition with Michael Pisaro and James Tenney and received  a Master of Fine Arts degree in composition.  His compositions can be heard several times a year at small concerts and experimental music festivals in New York and Los Angeles.  



Batik and Tie Dye workshop with artist Rani Sarin - until 22nd January 2012
Sunaparanta presents workshop in Batik and Tie Dye with artist Rani Sarin   Explore the ageless art and craft of resist printing. Batik and Tie dye are both ancient methods of making patterns and marks on fabric. Batik uses wax as a resist and tying or stitching acts as a resist for Bandhini or tie dye.   This workshop will introduce you to the basic concept of the craft through working on several projects.  You can work on a T-shirt, wall hanging, scarf, pillow case or just fabric pieces.   Date: 19th to 22nd January 2012 Time: 2.30 to 5.00 pm Rs.3500/- (all inclusive) Venue: Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts   Please carry an apron along!  Also some old T-shirts, pillow case or any unstarched material that you would like to work on!   Rani’s early and formal training was in Textiles in India where she grew up. She is a printmaker, paper maker and also works with fabric.  Exploiting her expertise in batik and tie dye, she uses traditional methods in a new and contemporary way.  Rani spends her time between Boston and Goa.   Limited seats so please call on 2421311 to register!



Mango Tree art school - New term began on 16 January 2012
Sunaparanta – Goa centre for the Arts announces a New term that will begin at the Mango Tree After-School Art Programme on the 16th of January 2012. 3 batches. Timing: 5-6:30 pm Monday (Beginning 16th January 2012): for 6-11 year olds Tuesday (Beginning 17th January 2012): for 6-11 year olds Wednesday (Beginning 18th January 2012): for 11-15 year olds   Open to those who were a part of our previous terms at Mango tree as well as those who were not!



From the Page to the Stage - a workshop for children with Arundhati Chattopadhyay - 27 & 28 Jan 2012
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts presents From the Page to the Stage.... watch your stories come alive through the powerful medium of theatre with Arundhati Chattopadhyay For 6 to 10 year olds 3 weeks (Fridays & Saturdays) – 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 27th & 28th January 2012 Time: 5 to 6.30 pm At the open air amphitheatre Limited seats, so book yours today by calling on 2421311 or email us on info@sgcfa.org All are invited to view the final performance on the 28th of January ’12 at 6.30 pm



Film for Thought - No film screenings in December 2011
Every Wednesday evening : films hosted by Sachin Chatte (art and commercial). Film club members please note, there will be no film screenings at Sunaparanta in December 2011. We will resume movie screenings from 4th January 2012



Batch 3 in Watercolour Club with Shilpa Nasnolkar starting soon
Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for Arts announces a new batch for the Watercolour Club with Shilpa Nasnolkar. The demand has been very high and this is the 3rd batch for this course! New dates to be announced Time: 10 am to 1 pm Please find the other details in the poster attached. Call on 2421311 at the earliest to book your space!



Glass Mosaic workshop with Artist Heleen Ockhuysen - starting 16th Nov 2011
Sunaparanta presents workshop in Glass Mosaic with Artist Heleen Ockhuysen   Create your own Glass on Glass Mosaic   Learn techniques of cutting glass and the other techniques involved in Glass Mosaic   Date: 16th to 19th November 2011 Time: 3 to 6 pm Venue: Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Arts     Limited seats, so call 2421311 to register!



Pro Musica presents Franz Liszt: A Bicentennial Celebration on 3 Nov 2011 at 6.30 pm
Pro Musica presents Franz Liszt: A Bicentennial Celebration   You are invited to an audio-visual presentation devoted to the music of the great Hungarian composer and virtuoso pianist Franz Liszt (1811-1886) in celebration of his 200th birth anniversary   Date: Thursday, 3rd November 2011 at 6.30 pm Venue: Sunaparanta, Goa Centre for the Art



Children's Day celebration at Sunaparanta on 14th Nov 2011 at 6.30 pm
Watch our amphitheatre come alive as Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts in association with the Abhivyaktee Theatre group celebrates Children’s Day with a Theatre Presentation by Children comprising of short plays, improvisations, a mime presentation and lots more!!!   Date: Monday, 14th November 2011 Time: 6.30 pm (Duration: 45 minutes) Venue: Sunaparanta – Goa Centre for the Arts, Altinho   Open to All!!!