The Women’s Festival – Samarth will be organised from 8 to 13 March at Jawahar Kala Kendra. The festival, dedicated to women will witness a wide range programmes like workshops, art camp, exhibitions, phoolon ki holi, cultural performances and more.
International Women’s Art Camp (8 March to 13 March)
An International Women’s Art Camp will be organized from 8 March to 13 March. It will be attended by national and international artists who will display their artistic talents during the camp. Artists from over 15 countries will be participating in the camp. These countries include – Canada, Germany, Japan, Romania, Austria, among others. Not only this, as many as 23 artists will be participating in the art camp from across the country. They will be coming from States like – Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Rajasthan, New Delhi, West Bengal, among others. The art camp will be held from 9.30 am to 5 pm daily.
International Women Artists Exhibition (8 March to 31 March)
An International Women Artists Exhibition will be held from 8 March to 31 March. The exhibition will be open from 11 am to 7 pm.
Photography Exhibition on ‘Many Faces of Women’ (8 March to 12 March)
On the occasion of International Women’s Day a photography exhibition will be organized from 8 March to 12 March. The exhibition will be open for the public from 11 am to 7 pm.
Acrobatic Yoga Performance, Art Talk and Bharatnatyam Dance (8 March)
A host of programmes will be held on 8 March. These will include – Acrobatic Yoga Performance by Anamika and Manish Kothari at 10.15 am as well as an art talk themed ‘Pink Heart and Iron Will’ by Prof. Sanjay Roy at 10.30 am. The evening will witness a Bharatnatyam dance performance by Geeta Chandran at 7 pm.
Phoolon Ki Holi (9 March)
Phoolon ki Holi will be presented by Bade Thakurji on 9 March at 7 pm.
Tilak Holi and Shekhawati Chang (10 March)
On 10 March, Holi festival will be celebrated at JKK with Tilak Holi. On the occasion, there will also be a Shekhawati Chang performance. This group dance is specially performed during Holi by men singing and carousing to the rhythmic beat of an instrument called ‘Chang’. Both the programmes will be held at 12 noon.
Workshop – Painting on Natural Fibre (11 March)
Under the ‘Skillshare from Living Master’ series, a ‘Painting on Natural Fibre Workshop’ will be held on 11 March from 11 am to 3 pm. Participants will learn the art of creating beautiful images on fibre cloth. The registration forms for the workshop are available at the JKK reception.
Henna Competition, Mandana Art Camp and Folk Presentation (12 March)
On 12 March, a Henna/Mehendi Competition will be held at Shilpgram in JKK from 11 am to 3 pm. Participants will have the chance to impress with their talent in creating original mehendi designs. Irrespective of exposure or talent, people can take part in this competition which is free of cost. Material required for the competition will have be brought by the participants. This will include Henna cones and other materials. Participants are required to register in teams of two – one the artist and the other, the model.
On the same day, a ‘Mandana Art Camp’ will be organized from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm at Shilpgram. Traditionally, Mandana is done on walls and floors using pieces of cloth wrapped around fingers and cotton. This art form is especially done in homes on festive occasions. The participation to the art camp is free of cost. Only the first 50 registrations will be invited to participate in the camp.
In the evening, colourful and vibrant ‘Folk Presentation’ will be showcased by folk artistes at 7 pm.