Please refer the schedule of the show timings before booking all the events.
Under The Raintree women’s cultural festival is a colourful celebration of feminine energy & creativity. There are edgy performances, specially curated original headline music & dance acts, readings, thought provoking discussions on contemporary issues, art installations, stand-up comedy, award winning short films, concerts, workshops & much more.
Engage, interact and enjoy meeting performers, speakers, change makers, thought leaders, artists, scientists & writers, at the 2nd edition of this unique festival. This multicultural festival is family friendly and open to all genders. An UN registered partner for sustainable development goals, we strive for gender equality in society, through culture.
With 150+ artists from across the country, leading dancers such as Madhu Nataraj, the Natya STEM Dance Kampni, Dr. Anupama Kylash, and musicians across genres such as Chandanabala Kalyan, Manasi Prasad, Siri, Shalini Mohan, Sumana Chandrasekhar, Padmapriya, and artwork by artists from Brazil, Egypt and more!
No tales of damsels in distress here. The stories are not of victims, but of women who have risen like a phoenix and proclaimed their freedom to the world. We debate solutions, not problems. Join us in creating history!
Visit www.undertheraintreefestival.com to learn more.
All programmes at the venue from 10 am to 6 pm are free, except workshops. Evening headline programmes in the auditorium are ticketed.
Some of the exciting events and participants are:
Total running time: 74 mins
‘If Sita Could’ is an experimental documentary film originating in Bangalore, India. The film turns the idea of women accessing public spaces for a purpose on its head. Two artists - Padmalatha Ravi and Asha Ponikiewska set out to defy the norms of accessing public spaces. One behind the camera, the other in front of the camera."
“This experimental documentary, ‘If Sita could’, is my way of reclaiming public spaces, says the filmmaker, Padmalatha.
Total running time: 13.40 mins
A British Council International Touring Programme, in association with the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA)
This programme of short animated films has been put together with children and families in mind. It was designed in partnership with Into Film, a UK organisation that puts film at the heart of the educational development of children and young people.
Total running time: 65 Mins, For ages 5+
A British Council International Touring Programme In association with INTO FILM
Meditative Art workshop by leading contemporary artist Shan Re
Shan Re leads this workshop using colouring as a form of meditation. You can reshape your thoughts and resolve psychological blocks. It improves your focus, improves your sleep and controls anxiety and boosts your immunity. The complex patterns of the artwork you are coloring can actually induce a semi-hypnotic state while coloring and foster awareness.
Participants learn to practice mindfulness, create awareness about the impact of colours on their minds and discover how colouring helps in self regulation, rehabilitation and emotional well being. Shan will guide you through the simple process of filling her printed artwork with pencils. This workshop is open to all and no prior experience in art is required.
Self-care: Addressing Body and Mind
A workshop exploring Dance/Movement and Self-Care
Facilitated by Preethi Rajagopalan & Janavi Ananth, certified Creative Movement Therapy Facilitators and faculty of the Bangalore certification course and Therapeutic Dance-in-Education training program offered by CMTAI.
Self-care is a priority and necessity - not a luxury. It is fundamental to being effective in everything we do in life. Self-care can mean living consciously; being mindful of when and how we need to recuperate, knowing the way we are in relationship to self and others. One of the tools that help us to reconnect with self, accelerate our energies or listen to our inner experiences is dance. To dance is to live the moment, to dance is to feel the rhythm, to dance is to experience, to dance is to express, to dance is to reach within and out. And this is a natural process each one is inclined towards. The workshop will use dance and movement therapy as a means to understand what self-care means to each of us, making self-care effortless and fun and finding self-care tools to use in our everyday lives. This workshop is open to all and no prior experience in dance is required.
Priya Alika Elias, Nisha Susan, Prathibha Nandakumar
Featuring digital art, installations, paintings & zines by Guerilla Girls, Girija Hariharan, Pooja Dhingra, Rania Atef, Romicon Revola, Shan Re and Silvana Mendes.
Dramatised readings, Theatrical presentations, Contest winners presentations, Open mic, Art interventions, Books, Programmes for Children, Stalls & More