Tuesday, 30 June 2015

BALLET | Rajasimha

We are pleased to invite you to a ballet in English "Rajasimha", organised by Asmita Resource Centre for Women, on 1st July 2015 at 6:30 pm at Ravindra Bharathi.
All are welcome.

Monday, 29 June 2015


What is the link between politics and performance? Which political and economical factors are crucial for theathre as culture industry? If you are interested in these and other topics related to theatre, politics and democracy, we are pleased to invite you to


9:00 am to 5:30 pm
6-10 July 2015
University of Hyderabad

There were times in history when it was possible to use the term ‘democracy’ as an absolute ideal for universal good. Over the centuries, and especially after the supposed triumph of democracy with the end of cold war, history has been witnessing institutional and constitutional betrayals, exclusions, torturous oppression and even massacres perpetrated in the name of democracy. At a time when ‘democracy’ becomes neo-colonial war cry in the international arena and, in many countries, a way for dictatorial forces to gain power and suppress dissent through violent means, it is important to unpack the concept and see what is relevant and good about it and how it is relevant for what we do as practitioners and scholars in theatre. This has implications not only for theatre practice as part of the public sphere, but also for scholarship and for visualizing better institutional structures. 2015 IFTR conference explores all aspects of theatre and democracy.

Registration is required.
To register contact
: iftr2015@uohyd.ac.in
For more information visit : http://www.iftr2015hyd.in/

Friday, 19 June 2015

WORLD MUSIC DAY 2015 features 21 Hyderabadi Bands


20 June, Saturday
Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet
Free and open for all

​Musicians from different styles, schools, cultures presented in the city invite you to celebrate World Music Day 2015! This year 21 bands will perform, among them: a string quartet, school groups, a band combining western rock and eastern tradition, professionals who sing in Tamil and Telugu, as well as a students’ duo from Madagascar. Most of the bands are local with the performers’ ages ranging from 9 to 75 years.

World Music Day 2015 features:

HPS Vigil Band
Turning Point
Geo Peter & Matthew Peter
Rithvika Prasad & Shreya Sridhar
The Michaels
4 Him
Dynamic Duo
Saachi Chennur & Daniel Paul
Eeshan & Aditya Bhansali
HYE String Quartet
Mohit Dodwani & Chaitanya Marneni
Saptaparni Fusion Swaraas
Ando and Myora (Madagascar)
Cross Bearers
Classically Mild
The ExpressionZ
The Incorrigibles
Sound Smugglers
Peace Frog

World Music Day, a festival initiated in France, is now a worldwide celebration. Its idea is to bring music to streets, to make it accessible for everyone, as well as to encourage young bands and musicians to find their audience. In Hyderabad, the music festival is organized every year by Alliance Fran├žaise Hydrabad, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad, Hyderabad Western Music Foundation and Hyderabad Public School. It provides a common platform for all musicians: young and old, amateurs and professionals alike to perform for the twin cities, reflecting the whole palette of music styles and genres: Indian modern and traditional, western classical, rock or fusion.

Friday, 12 June 2015

A Week Ahead | 12 June

Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is pleased to invite you to the events of the coming week:

6:30 pm,16 June 2015
Hamburg Hall, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry : free

In late 90’s the tiger conservation in the former Andhra Pradesh (AP and Telengana) came under threat: first, because of the extremists in the jungles, and later due to the reduction of the size of Nagarjunasagar Srisailam Tiger Reserve. Imran Siddiqui, who has been facilitating tiger conservation in AP and Telangana region for 15 years, will talk about the struggle of the tigers to survive and the enormous efforts invested into reviving tiger habitats, particularly, by Hyderabad Tiger Conservation Society.

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CROSSING THE BRIDGE -The sound of Istanbul
6:30 pm , 18 June 2015
Hamburg Hall, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad
Entry : free

Director: Fatih  ​Akin​,Documentary, colour, 91 min., 2005
Language: German, with English subtitles

Award-winning director Fatih Akin takes us on a journey through Istanbul, the city that bridges Europe and Asia, and challenges familiar notions of east and west. He looks at the vibrant musical scene which includes traditional Turkish music, rock and hip-hop, as well as portrays the cultural life of the city. The movie was screened out of competition at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival.

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5:30 pm,​ ​20 June 2015
The Hyderabad Public School, Begumpet
Entry : free
Over 20 bands performing in all varieties of styles – from rock to Indian classical music – will celebrate the World Music Day 2015 on the stage of Hyderabad Public School. Among the participants will be young talented musicians, as well as established bands, with ages ranging from 9 to 75 years. The biggest music show in the city is an absolute must for music and culture lovers of the Twin-Cities.

​​Click here for 2014 video​​

Monday, 8 June 2015

Reading with the Tunes

GERMAN MOVIE DAY | Sound of Heimat

In anticipation of the World Music Day 2015, Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad is pleased to announce its monthly German Movie Day screening on the theme of music!

11:30 am, ​
Thursday, 11 June 2015
​Entry : Free​

SOUND OF HEIMAT (Sound of Home)
Directors: Arne Birkenstock, Jan Tengeler
93 min., 2012


About the film:

The musician Hayden Chisholm, a New Zealander with Scottish ancestors, travels through Germany in search of a kind of music that seems to have been long forgotten by the Germans – real folk music. The road movie takes Hayden from Cologne to Bavaria, Vogtland and the Ore Mountains, to the Buchenwald memorial and to Flensburg. Hayden Chisholm and the two filmmakers discover a lively, true-to-life, unique and productive music scene, where anything stuffy and lifeless is foreign. Real folk music still exists, far removed from the trash and kitsch that is disseminated regularly on German television shows and musical request programmes.

German Movie Day is a film programme organised by the Mediathek at Goethe-Zentrum Hyderabad that brings you day-time movies once a month from Germany. If you are a German student, an enthusiast of German culture or simply like watching matinees – this is the show for you! The themes of the films vary based on the cultural theme of the month, and are mostly light-hearted and cultural.​

Monday, 1 June 2015

World Environmental Day 2015

This year as part of the World Environment Day Celebration, WWF in collaboration with the Telangana State Biodiversity Board, G P Birla Science Centre and Green Humour are organizing 

‘Wildlife the Toonie Way' 
a wildlife cartoon and caricature exhibition cum workshop 
at the GP Birla Science Centre 
on June 5th and 6th, 2015.

The exhibition and the workshops will be conducted by Mr Rohan Chakravarty, a cartoonist, illustrator and animation designer from Nagpur and the creator of Green Humour, a series of cartoons on wildlife and conservation.