Dear Member,

Come September and the spotlight is on all things Theatre. It is the month of our Annual Theatre Festival. In addition to our monthly plays from our Delhi practitioners, the Festival brings you the latest from groups from across the country. This season’s line up brings you ‘A Play A Day’.

From the classic to the contemporary, exploring, questioning and sharing themes and stories that resonate with us all, across ages, across genres. Add to that films that showcase the talents of theatre folk who were the pioneering crossovers, who segued from stage to screen. Legendary names that enthralled audiences and readers, who raised the bar of Indian cinema and carved an inroad for others to follow.

Dramatized readings, interactions, post-performance question and answer sessions and workshops. Indeed, this month is steeped in theatrics, but not without song and dance. A Flamenco quartet from Spain, Kathak and Kuchipudi recitals and the annual attenDance event, honouring dance pioneer Mohan Khokar and this year, paying tribute to veteran Bharatanatyam guru M.K.Saroja Khokar, brings an unbelievable constellation of stars from the world of dance under our roof.

Thumri, Qawaali, Sufiyana Kalaam, a western classical music walk through the rock age of the 60’s and 70’s.

Book launches, panel discussions ranging from 60 years of Tibetan literature and the shola grasslands of the Nilgiri mountains, women’s health, and the veracity of immunity boosting claims, to the world today through the eyes of senior diplomats….

Looks like IHC is back in its stride and in full gallop! There is not a day that doesn’t invite attention, so check the details below and mark your calendars and book your seats.

The IHC Sunday Free Book X’Change started last month will now be regular feature on every first Sunday of the month. Same place same time. Opposite the IHC Information Office, 11 am – 4 pm.

Registration for all programmes is recommended to avoid last minute disappointment.

Link to the online calendar: