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April 30, 2019 New Delhi

Utsav Educational & Cultural Society-Ranjana’s Odissi Dance Academy presented SU-TARANG, 2019: A Celebration of Odissi Dance, dedicated to World Dance Day, by the disciples of Guru Ranjana Gauhar.
At: Triveni Kala Sangam, 205, Tansen Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi, 6.45pm
Info: ranjanaodissi@gmail.com



April 29 & 30, 2019 Gwalior, MP
          
Upaj Academy of Perf Arts presented NRITHYADHARA on the occasion of World Dance Day.
April 29: Lopa Mudra Jena (Odissi), Madhura Brushundi (BN), Sanjeet Gangani (Kathak)
April 30: Ayswaria Wariar, T Reddi Lakshmi, Anjana Jha (Kathak)
At: Kala Veethika, Gwalior, 7pm
Info: 8878608664 / anjanajha83@gmail.com



April 1 - 30, 2019 Bhubaneswar, Bangkok, Japan, Bahrain, Delhi, Europe    
  
Schedule for Guru Dr. Gajendra Panda and Tridhara
- April 1, Bhubaneswar: Tridhara Bhubaneswar presented SHIVA IN ODISSI DANCE for Odia Mahotshav 2019
Venue: Open Air, Ekamra Hatta, 6pm
- April 2 - 8, Bangkok: Guru Gajendra Panda, Sudipta Panda, Madhusmita Pattnaik, D.Priyanka and Mokshada Tripathy presented DEVI DASAVIDHAMI for BHARAT SANSKRUTI YATRA. Sponsored by High Commissioner of India, Thailand Ministry of Culture Govt. of India, and Hams, Kolkata.
Venue: Main Auditorium, Srinakharinwirot University, Sukhumvit 23, 6pm
- April 7, Nagoya, Japan: SHIVATANDAV group Odissi by Tridhara Japan for annual celebration, 6pm. Sponsored by 24FM84.5 Redio SANQ
- April 9 - 12, Bahrain: Guru Gajendra Panda, Sudipta Panda, Madhusmita Pattnaik, D.Priyanka and Mokshada Tripathy performed KRISHNAYA TUVYAM NAMAH for ODISHA DAY celebration, 6pm. Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India under National Presence Scheme.
- April 12, New Delhi: Guru DGajendra Panda and Kaori Naka (Japan) presented HARA-GOURI ASTAKAM for GURU PARANAM UTSHAV organized by Vaishali Kala Kendra Noida. Sponsored by Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India.
Venue: India Habitat Centre, 7pm
- April 13, Tokyo, Japan: Duet Odissi dance SHIVATANDAV by Kaajal Mishra and Chisato Miura of Tridhara Japan, for KAWASAKI FESTIVAL, 6pm
- April 13, Bhubaneswar: Guru Gajendra Panda and Chaitra Dasegouda (Bengaluru) presented duet Odissi dance ARDHANARISWAR, group Odissi dance GANANAYAKA PANCHAKA by Tridhara on inaugural day of SHRI LINGARAJ FESTIVAL
Venue: Bhajana Mandap, old Bhubaneswar,7pm
Organized by Ekamra Kala Prakasini, sponsored by Shri Lingaraj Temple Trust
- April 14, Bhubaneswar: Guru Gajendra Panda and Chaitra Dasegoda presented duet Odissi ARDHANARISWAR and group Odissi dance GANANAYAKA PANCHAKA by Tridhara for inaugural day of BAISAKHI FESTIVAL. Organized by Chinta O Chetana, sponsored by KIIT and KISS Deemed University, Bhubaneswar
Venue: Rabindra Mandap, 7pm
- April 15, Bhubaneswar: Guru Gajendra Panda and dancers of Tridhara presented SAKHI GOPINATHA for inaugural day of CAPITAL DAY FOUNDATION, organized by C.D.C.C.
Venue: Open Air, Indira Park, 7pm
- April 22 - 28: Paris, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland: Guru Gajendra Panda and dancers of Tridhara presented Odissi dance drama SRI GANESH for BHARAT SANSKRUTIK MAHOTSAV, organized by Hams.
- April 29, Bhubaneswar: Guru Gajendra Panda and Chisato Miura presented duet Odissi Ardhanariswar; Gayatri Khuntia presents Mahari Nrutya; Group Odissi by Natraj Kala Mandir, Fulbani and Tribhanga Kala Niketan. Organized by Natraj Kala Mandir for WORLD DANCE DAY – NATARAJ DANCE and MUSIC FESTIVAL
Venue: Gandhi Smruti Bhavan, Fulbani, 7pm
- April 30, Bhubaneswar: Pt. Harish Gangani (Kathak), Sanchita Banerjee (Bharatanatyam), Odissi by Tridhara Bhubaneswar, for GURU BHUBANESWAR MISHRA AWARD FESTIVAL. Organized by Tridhara, Bhubaneswar
Venue: Open Air, Ruchika High School, 7pm
Info: pandagajendra989@gmail.com



April 1 - 30, 2019 Icchapuram, Bhubaneswar, Singapore, Delhi

Schedule for Ileana Citaristi
-1st April, Icchapuram: On the occasion of Odisha Day celebration, Art Vision presented an Odissi program for the Bapuji Odia Cultural Association at Icchapuram, Andhra at 6.30pm
 -7th April, Bhubaneswar: On the occasion of the 15th death anniversary of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, Art Vision in collaboration with Odissi Research Centre, presented REMEMBERING GURUJI, Rabindra Mandap, 6.30pm
-13th April, Singapore: Ileana Citaristi took part in the Odissi dance festival AEKALAVYA season 11, celebrating Guru-Sishya Parampara,  organised by Lasyakala in collaboration with Nrutyadharam, at Victoria Theatre, 5pm
-14th April, Singapore: Ileana Citaristi gave a lec-dem on Odissi titled ‘Shades of love in Odissi dance’ at 11 Upperwilkie Road, organized by Chowk Production, 11am. And a lec-dem on Mayurbhanji Chhau dance at Stamford Art Centre, 4.30pm organised by Shanta Rati Initiative.
- 29-30 April, New Delhi: On the occasion of World Dance Day celebrations, Ileana Citaristi performed Odissi for Spic Macay Virasat Festival at DPS School, Indrapuri and Modern School, Barakamba Road, 10.30am
Info: ileana5@hotmail.com



April 29, 2019 Europe

Sky Arts launched its landmark documentary WHY DO WE DANCE? on WORLD DANCE DAY. Curated by celebrated choreographer and dancer Akram Khan. Aditi Mangaldas and Aditi Mangaldas Dance - Company The Drishtikon Dance Foundation are part of a major new five-part Sky Arts documentary series which explores the motivations, provocations, and stimulations that make the human race dance. The 5x60-minute series premiered in Europe on World Dance Day, 29th April 2019.
Check out the trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GrcnbXqqnl0
Info: +91 9810566044 / prajyolita@aditimangaldasdance.com
www.aditimangaldasdance.com



April 5 - 29, 2019 USA
  
Sudarshan Chakravorty’s schedule for his USA tour.
- April 5 & 7: Sudarshan Chakravorty led a Community Workshop on Contemporary Fusion dance form for the dance enthusiasts in Bay Area (full day)
At: Mosaic RecWedgewood Rd, San Ramon, CA
- April 9: Sudarshan Chakravorty led a Showcase & Sharing with students of San Francisco based choreographer Mary Carbonara and also discusses the collaborative production FROZEN ANGELS which Mary choreographed for Sapphire in March 2017 as part of INCRES (International Choreographer Residency in Sapphire).
At: Studio 200, 301 8th Street at Folsom, Suite 200, San Francisco, CA  94103, 6pm
- April 11 -13: Sudarshan Chakravorty led a Community Workshop for Bangaliyana, a Bengali Community based organization in Fremont to promote Indian dances.
At: ICC Studio, Milpitas, CA (full day). Contact Sayanti: +1 650430 5684
- April 14: Celebrating Bengali New Year with dance, music, food, and conversations sharing moments of productions and experience in working with the diaspora in USA.
At: Holly Community Centre, Union City, San Francisco, CA
- April 17- 29: Sudarshan Chakravorty led and choreographs around 100 dancers for the upcoming NABC (North American Bengali Conference) in July for the Opening Ceremony at various locations in Washington and Maryland.
Info: sapphirecreations@yahoo.com



April 29, 2019 New Delhi

Utsav Music celebrated INTERNATIONAL DANCE DAY
At: Stein Auditorium, 7pm.



April 29, 2019 New Delhi

Natya Tarangini celebrated its 43rd anniversary with students’ performances.
At: Raja Radha Rangmanch, Saket, 7pm
Info: (011) - 29565540 / 29565245



April 6 - 29, 2019 Delhi, Gujarat, San Diego, Denmark
Schedule for Natya Tarangini and The Reddys.
-6th April: Yamini Reddy & Bhavana Reddy along with Natya Tarangini disciples (Ananya Khosla, Naureen Mehra, Mahesh, Avika Bassi, Divyangna Ahuja, Sneha Chella) performed for Ugadi Celebrations for Vice President of India.
-8th April: Disciple Swetha Godavarthy performed at 12th Annual Music & Dance festival, Indian Fine Arts Academy of San Diego
-18th April: Yamini & Bhavana Reddy performed for Hanuman Jayanti Mahotsav, Bhavnagar, Gujarat
-19th April morning: Dr Raja Reddy & Dr. Radha Reddy receive ‘Hanumant Award 2019’ for nritya at the Hanuman Jayanti Mahotsav, Bhavnagar, from Morari Bapu.
-26th April: Yamini & Bhavana Reddy conduct workshop at Copenhagen
-27th April: Yamini & Bhavana Reddy perform at Copenhagen
-29th April: Celebrations of ‘World Dance Day’ with Utsav Music by disciples of the Reddys (Bhavana Reddy, Ananya Khosla, Mahesh, Pramiti Singh) at India Habitat Centre, Delhi
- 29th April: NT students’ performance: NT celebrates ‘World Dance Day’ at Raja Radha Rangmanch Amphitheatre, Delhi
Info: reddy.art76@gmail.com



April 28, 2019 Middlesex, UK

Kalasagara UK  presented TURN ON LIGHTS BEFORE YOU LEAVE, an evening of Bharatanatyam by the students of Usha Raghavan, Director, Kalasagara UK, in celebration of Mother’s Day and to raise funds for 'Gift of sight' program of the charity Navajeevan Blind Relief Centre, Tiruchanur, India (www.navajeevan.org). Mothers & their daughters along with some senior students performed.
At: Winston Churchill Hall,  Middlesex, UK, 5 - 7.30pm
Info: usharaghavan2006@gmail.com; 07899844869; www.usharaghavan.com



April 28, 2019 MD

Radha Dutta and students performed Mohiniattam, Bharatanatyam, and folk dances on April 28 for World Dance Day
At: Kalalayam (Maryland), 5pm.
Contact: 301 581-0323



April 28, 2019 Palo Alto, CA
 
Yuva Bharati presented SAMYU - A UNION by Nitya Narasimhan & Kassiyet Adilkhankyzy followed by solo Bharatanaytam performances by Tejaswini Narayanan, Yamini Kalluri & Aishwarya Venkat.
At: Cubberly Theater, 4120 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA, 4pm
Info: info@yuvabharati.org



April 28, 2019 Melbourne
  
VOICES OF SHAKTI/ THAT GIRL was a daylong event of workshops and performances to educate communities about the Prevention of Violence Against Women with a focus on artistic practices to mobilize social justice issues. The event was held at the Immigration Museum in a partnership between Dr. Priya Srinivasan (ADI/Deakin), The Immigration Museum, Community Music Victoria (Sarah Mandie), Victorian Multicultural Commission, Keerthana Music School (Uthra Vijay), Jay Dabgar (tabla), Hari Sivanesan (Veena), Oorja Foundation, Indian Care, and Jhoom Bollywood (Marshie Pereira). Although the event was imagined for 100 people, it was attended by over 150 people attending workshops and performances throughout the day. The day comprised of workshops in the morning including an Indian classical music/rhythm workshop on the Goddess run by Uthra Vijay and Jay Dabgar, A Bollywood dance workshop based on Sarah Mandie’s ‘That Girl’ music project, a myths/facts dialogue about violence in domestic spaces curated by Oorja and Indian Care, and a children’s movement workshops on body awareness and respect by Priya Srinivasan and Hari Sivanesan. This was followed in the afternoon with the performance of the Keerthana Choir singing “Mother,” a composition by Uthra Vijay focusing on 3 aspects of Motherhood as the Goddess, The Earth and Human. The main performances followed including: “Voices of Shakti” a contemporary experimental performance focusing on the juxtaposition of Durga the Warrior Goddess in Indian Mythologies and two rape/murder cases in Delhi and Melbourne. Directed and performed by Priya Srinivasan in collaboration with Carnatic vocalist/composer Uthra Vijay and Sankeerthana Ladies Choir, Tabla by Jay Dabgar, Veena by Hari Sivanesan. The performance was followed by a discussion with audiences about the issues raised through the performance. This was followed by a participatory flash mob of Carnatic music/ Hindustani music singing and Bollywood dancing led by Sarah Mandie and Marshie Pereira. Audience feedback through surveys and responses indicate that the use of performance and arts to advocate change for social justice issues such as the prevention of violence against women has great potential.
Info: priya66s@icloud.com



April 27 & 28, 2019 NYC

The World Music Institute presented DANCING THE GODS, co-curated with Rajika Puri.
- Saturday, April 27 at 8pm
Kalanidhi Dance in Kuchipudi dance theatre RASA – Evoking Nine Emotions via scenes from the Ramayana
- Sunday, April 28 at 7pm
Traditional Odissi solo recital by Sujata Mohapatra with live music
Each evening- a pre-performance slide lecture by co-curator Rajika Puri on ‘What makes an Indian dancer great?’ and a chat with the artists after the performance. (On 27th at 7pm, on 28th at 6pm)
At: Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th St.



April 6 & 28, 2019 France & Switzerland

Schedule for Kathak exponent Sharmila Sharma. 
- April 6, Paris: Kathak workshop 
- April 28: Theatre du Passage, Neuchâtel, Switzerland: Yatra: A friendship story between a Gypsy girl and a temple dancer. Featuring  Sharmila Sharma & Annjali Shah (dance), Shashin Garach, Olivier Nicola (comedian and storyteller), Amandine Baldi (lights), Anuvi Desai (costume).
Info: sharmila1sharma@yahoo.com



April 28, 2019 Bangalore

Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, presented a Bharatanatyam performance for 'Kala Belagu' the monthly concert series
At: Kalasankula, 2nd Cross, Shanbhog Nagappa Layout, Bilekahalli, Near Vijaya Enclave, Bangalore, 11am to 12 noon
Info: kavyakasinathanv@yahoo.co.in / 9341248059



April 28, 2019 Bangalore
    
Ananya presented ANANYA NRUTYOLLASA-61 featuring Rajesh TK (BN), Sudharma Vaithiyanathan (BN) and Sharat Prabhath (Kathak)
At: Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, 6pm



April 28, 2019 Bangalore
  
Natyasaraswathi presented Monthly concert featuring Akanksha Jaikumar (Bharatanatyam) and Dr. Biswajith Das (Odissi - Lecture and Performance)
At: Natyasaraswathi Dance Studio, #33/3 BM Mansion, Gedalahalli Bustop, RMV II Stage, Sanjay Nagar Main Rd, 6pm
Info: +91 91132 17624 / natyasaraswathi@gmail.com



April 28, 2019 Bangalore
20th edition of Taranga Ranga celebrated The International day of Dance with ten artists, with a daylong dance festival
10am to 1pm: Pratiba Sathyavannan (BN), Preeti Prasad (BN), Karpagam (Kuchipudi), Nikitha Manjunath (BN),  Kathyayini (BN)
 5.30pm to 8.30pm: Malini Agrahar (BN), Divya Bhat (BN), Vidhya Chakravarthy (Kathak), Shreema Upadhya (BN), Chintan Shelat (BN)
Venue: 49 Vijayaranga, 17th Cross, Vijayanagar, Bangalore 560040
Info: akshara@ssfa.in / +91 97416 10716



April 28, 2019 Hyderabad
Sas3's Dancing Feet in association with Face of Artz and Natya Swara celebrated the diversity of dance on world dance day with different forms of Indian, continental and contemporary dance including Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, Vilasini Natyam, Rabindra Nritya, Gaudia Nritya, Tutting, Oriental Dance, Belly dancing, Butoh, hip hop, bachata and contemporary.
At: Nritya Forum for performing arts, 8-2-269/62, Behind Lumbini Jewel Mall, Road Number 2, Banjara Hills, Hyderabad 500034, 9am to 6pm
Info: pcsastrys5@gmail.com /  8179498469



April 27 & 28, 2019 New Delhi
 
Natya Vriksha’s 15th edition of WORLD DANCE DAY celebrations was curated by dancer Geeta Chandran. With workshops, lectures, biographies and performances by young dancers, the two-day program offered invaluable fare for both the dance community and to all those others interested in the arts.
- Saturday, 27 April:
9:30am to 12pm: BODY & MOVEMENT WORKSHOP conducted by Santosh Nair, Artistic Director, Sadhya Dance Co.
4pm: Public Lecture: THE GLORIOUS LEGACY OF INDIAN CULTURE: Challenges and Opportunities By Pavan K. Varma, former Diplomat, former MP, author, thinker and motivational speaker
6:30pm: YOUNG DANCERS FESTIVAL
Odissi:  Rajashri Praharaj (Bhubaneswar)
7.45pm: Kathak: Rupanshi Kashyap (Ahmedabad)
- Sunday, 28 April:
9:30am to 12pm: RHYTHMS IN DANCE: Workshop jointly conducted by Manohar Balatchandirane, mridangam artiste, and dancer Geeta Chandran
4pm: Rema Shrikant: A personal dance journey in Baroda (Film/Lecture/Performance)
6:30pm: YOUNG DANCERS FESTIVAL
Bharatanatyam: Manasvini Ramachandran (Chennai)
7.45pm: Dance tribute to Karaikudi Sivakumar by senior dancers of Natya Vriksha
At: India International Centre, 40 Lodi Estate, New Delhi110003
Info: natyavriksha@gmail.com / +91 98106 06833



April 27, 2019 Oakland, CA

Abhinaya Dance Company restaged STORIES OF JUSTICE which examined the non-violent resistance strategies of Martin Luther King, Jr and the story of Rosa Parks.
At: the Asian Cultural Center in Oakland, 4pm
Info: abdanceco@gmail.com



April 7 - 27, 2019 California

Schedule for Ramya Harishankar and Arpana Dance Company.
- Sunday, Apr 7: Hanamatsuri (birth of the Buddha), ADC, Little Tokyo, Los Angeles, CA
- Monday, Apr 8: Lec dem, San Diego State Univ, San Diego, CA
- Thursday, Apr 11: Moderator, Abhinaya panel, IFAAS Cleveland Festival, San Diego CA
- Friday, Apr 26: Friendship Concert, Korean Cultural Center, Los Angeles, CA
- Saturday, Apr 27: Asia Pacific Celebrations, Irvine Valley College, Irvine CA
Info: ramya@danceramya.com



April 27, 2019 Chennai
ABHAI celebrated its 31st Annual Day at Narada Gana Sabha main hall, at 10.30am.
Info: abhaichennai@gmail.com



April 27, 2019 Mumbai

TEHZEEB-E-TAWAIF - a day-long symposium on courtesan culture and women performers in India from 18th to 20th century. Presented by Sufi Kathak Foundation, Royal Opera House of Mumbai and Avid Learning.
Symposium: 10.30am to 5.30pm
Performances: 6.30pm to 8pm (A tribute to Begums and Baijis of Bollywood: The first women of Hindi cinema), box office: (022) - 23668888
Schedule
At: Royal Opera House, Mama Paramanand Marg, Mumbai 400004



April 21 - 27, 2019 Mumbai
NCPA’s Mudra dance festival celebrated oneness. The feeling of being interconnected to everything around. This oneness translates into many deep connections that exist between the different forms of the Arts, among the different styles of dances and also between the body, mind and soul of a dancer.  In the world of communication, hasya is the magic key and the festival celebrates this rasa with a series of performances by acclaimed artistes.
- April 21:
*Multi dance style presentation by Kanak Rele & group - Kanak Rele, will explore the various degrees of hasya through different characters. Rama, who is a pious figure, will smile with a little bit of teeth but always with restraint. Sita, on the other hand, might smile in a coy fashion towards her husband or when expressing her desire upon seeing the golden deer. Shurpanakha, the sister of Ravana, will essay a demonic kind of laughter. While they all have hasya in common, they are all different in their own ways.
*Bharatanatyam by V.P. Dhananjayan & Shanta Dhananjayan -  A scene from Ramayana (Tulsidas - Hindi), Ravana's sister Soorpanakha encounters with Sri Rama and Lakshmana in the forest. The brothers make fun of the demoness whose amorous approach evokes laughter. The demoness gets her nose cut and ran into the woods.
At: Tata theatre, 6pm
- April 25:
*Bharatanatyam by Sonal Mansingh & group - SUSMITA featuring Uddhav - Gopi Sanvaad, Satyabhama - Krishna, Mohini - Bhasmasura
*Mohiniattam by Mandakini Trivedi - Verses from Adi Shankara’s Amarushataka and Vidyakara’s Subhashita Ratna Kosha. The former is a secular love lyric, while the latter is a humorous look at the gods.
At: Experimental theatre, 6.30pm
- April 27:
*Bharatanatyam by Priyadarsini Govind - The main piece is strung together portraying humour in different regional languages.
*Kathakali by Sadanam Balakrishnan - Ravana did rigorous penance to Lord Brahma for thousands of years and obtained boons to conquer the three worlds. He is invincible and only mere human being can defeat him. Proud Ravana approaches his brothers to know what boons they have obtained. Kumbhakarna who wishes to get the boon to destroy all Devas by slip of tongue instead of nirdevathvam  asked for nidravathvam (to sleep always) and he got that. His youngest brother Vibheeshana want to become an ardent devotee of Vishnu and he got that.
This reply made Ravana laugh at them. Here the hasya can have all the six variations, from Smita the gentle smile to Hasita, Vikasita, Avahasita, Atihasita and Apahasita, which gradually increases to its uncontrolled climax.
At: Tata theatre, 6.30pm
Info: (022) - 22824567, 66223724



April 20 & 27, 2019 Kolkata

- April 20: Sapphire Creations Dance Company performed at the inaugural and closing acts of the gala evening organised by Indian Film Federation in Hotel Hindustan International, 8pm
- April 27: Sapphire Dance Academy showed excerpts of its recently concluded concert DREAMS WITH WINGS for a multi-cultural and diverse children’s festival called DRAMEBAAZI organized by The Creative Arts at ICCR Gallery, 9A Ho Chi Min Sarani, 5pm
Info: sapphirecreations@yahoo.com



April 26, 2019 Chennai

Bharatakalanjali presented a Bharatanatyam recital by Lakshanya Vasan from Melbourne.
At: Music Academy mini hall, 6pm.
Info: bkalanjali@gmail.com



April 26, 2019 Chennai

Bharatanatyam recital by Shashank Kiron Nair (disciple of Mithun Shyam) at M.O.P Vaishnav College for Women, Nungambakkam High Road, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.
Info: 8762174113



April 22, 2019 New Delhi

SUNAINA presented in association with India Habitat Centre, HER STORIES, conceptualized and choreographed by Guru Kanaka Sudhakar & Aparajita Sarma. An innovative Bharatanatyam performance depicting stories of a lovelorn nayika, dilemma of Kaikeyi and today's empowered woman.
At: Stein auditorium, 7pm.
Info: +91 8588802608 / sunainaoffice@gmail.com
www.sunaina.org



April 21, 2019 Glen Ellyn, IL
Natya Dance Theatre and the Chicago Kali Bari Temple presented 'Music for Peace,' a unique musical performance with dramatic English commentary honoring the lives of Mahatma Gandhi and DK Pattamal. Presented by JustUs Repertory with script by Gowri Ramnarayan.
At: Chicago Kali Bari Temple, 2S511 IL Route 53, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137, 4pm to 6pm.
Info: info@natya.com



April 21, 2019 St Louis, MO

Jiva Dance presented THE FOUR HORSEMEN as a part of the 11th Natya Festival.
At: Clayton High School Auditorium #1, Mark Twain Circle, St. Louis, MO 63105, 2pm
Info: info@sonaliskandan.com



April 19-21, 2019 NYC
NYKF presented NEW YORK KATHAK FESTIVAL.
Guests of honor Pandit Birju Maharaj, Saswati Sen, as well as performances by Prashant Shah, Pandit Satya Narayana Charka, Janaki Patrik and the Kathak Ensemble, Anjali Nath, Courtyard Dancers, Farah Yasmeen Shaikh and Noorani Dance, Barkha Patel, Labonee Mohanta and many more.
Schedule: https://www.nykathakfestival.com/schedule
Place: The Ailey Citigroup Theater / The Ailey Studios, 405 West 55th Street, New York, NY 10019
e-mail: hello@kathakfestival.com



April 19 - 21, 2019 St. Louis, MO

Soorya Performing Arts presented 11th edition of AMERICAN NATYA FESTIVAL.
- April 19, 6:30pm
Bharatanatyam & Kathak Performances by Soorya Dance school
Atma Lingam - Mythological Bharatanatyam Dance Drama by “Rani” group
Parvati’s Marriage - by Katha, Indian Storyteller Group of St. Louis
- April 20, 4:30pm
Vaigai Express - by Guru Vandana Academy, Louisville, KY
Manipuri Dances - by Angahar Dance Academy, Kolkata
Gyana Margam -  by Kala Sampada, Bengaluru
Tri-Nritya Shailee - Natyantharanga Dance Company of Bengaluru
Pied Piper - Vismaya - by Sanskriti School of Dance, New Jersey
- April 21, 2pm
American Natya Idol Award Ceremony
Sri Satyanarayana Katha - by Acharya School of Dance, Chicago
Four Horsemen - by  Jiva Performing Arts, New York
Shakti- Women Empowerment -  by Nrityarpana School of Dance, Cincinnati
Venue: Clayton High School Auditorium
Info: www.natya.org



April 21, 2019 Chandigarh

In its motive to spread social awareness towards cruelty to animals and its prevention, SUNAINA presented for Chandigarh Tamil Sangam, JAI GANESH by Guru Kanaka Sudhakar and senior disciples.
At: Tagore Theatre, Chandigarh, 4pm.
Info: +91 8588802608 / sunainaoffice@gmail.com



April 21, 2019 Kolkata

Rhythmosaic School and Dance Institute presented a contemporary dance series SUBLIME featuring choreography by Prasanna Saikia and presented by Rhythmosaic Repertory.
Venue: Sculpture Court, ICCR, 11am -1pm
To know more about the program visit www.rhythmosaic.com
Contact: +91 98312 24011 / rhythmosaic@gmail.com



April 19-21, 2019 Bangalore  
  
Kalavedi series presented NRITYOTSAVA featuring:
-April 19: Students of Guru Vasanthalakshmi
Kathak (Sanjukta Sinha)
-April 20:
Kuchipudi (Prateeksha Kashi)
Odissi (Rahul Acharya)
-April 21:
Kathak (Jayanthi M Eshwarputhy)
BN (Indira Kadambi)
The Kalavedi Puraskara was presented to Bangalore's senior Guru Vasanthalakshmi.
At: MES College, 6.15pm.



April 19-21, 2019 Bangalore
Sri Rajarajeshwari Kalaniketan in association with Academy of Music presented Samanvay Arts Festival NRUTYA RANGOLI, curated by Veena Murthy Vijay.
Schedule
At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall.
Info: veenamurthyvijay@gmail.com



April 6 - 21, 2019 New Delhi
  
Presented by Bookmyshow, the 16th century love saga MUGHAL-E-AZAM. Directed by film-maker and playwright Feroz Abbas Khan with performances by an enviable cast, beautifully choreographed Kathak sequences (choreography by Mayuri Upadhya), mesmerizing music and intricate sets, Mughal-e-Azam captures the chronicles of Salim and Anarkali’s classic love story like never before. The classic screen-to-stage adaptation also boasts of dazzling costumes by designer Manish Malhotra combined with the technical expertise of Broadway and original hit songs. The grand musical was back for its 175th show and was staged at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium, New Delhi.
At 7pm on weekdays and 3pm and 7pm on weekends
Info: supraja.srinivasan@bookmyshow.com / +91 99306 81998




April 20, 2019 Hyderabad

For Ramachar Memorial Concerts edition four, Dr.Anupama Kylash presented THE SENSUAL AND THE SUBLIME in the Telugu Padam. The presentation explored various phases and facets of Telugu Pada literature through rare songs of primary composers like Annamayya, Sarangapani, Kshetrayya, Munipalle Subramania Kavi and Pothuloori Veerabrahman.
At: Saptaparni, Road # 8, Banjara Hills, 6.30pm



April 20, 2019 Pune

Nrityayatri in association with Purnima and Dinesh Raste presented a Kuchipudi recital by Deepika Reddy for the first time in Pune.
At: Symbiosis Institute auditorium, Bhosle Nagar, Range Hills, 5.30pm.
Info: nrityayatri@gmail.com





April 14, 2019 NYC

ME/YOU, special Spring performance featuring a special dance dedicated to legendary dancer Jacques d'Amboise. 5pm - Reception, 6pm - Performance with Amar Ramasar, Preeti Vasudevan, Kamala Sankaram, Roopa Mahadevan & Jerry Korman
At: New York City Fire Museum, 278 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013
Info: vasudevan.preeti@gmail.com



April 14, 2019 Chennai

On the auspicious Sri Rama Navami and Tamil New Year, The Mylapore Trio, Sugathan, Revathy Sankkaran and members of Sri Sumuhki Rajasekhran Memorial Foundation, organized a special thematic program SITA KALYANA VAIBHOGAME. The function began with an introduction by Amarnath, Surendranath gave the significance of the divine wedding, Aparna mentioned the contribution and offerings made by the Foundation members to this auspicious function. The venue was aesthetically decorated with red, mango yellow and green sarees draped as backdrop, bright festoons added flavor to it, beautifully carved temple lamps were placed all over including hanging lamps. A traditional swing with conventional chains was hung at the center in which a striking 4ft standing Rama and Sita (fibre dolls) were placed. The program began with an “Anthem” on the Foundation written and sung by Revathy Sankkaran officially for the first time followed by an informative talk on Rama avatar from birth to Kalyanam by her. The Mylapore Trio and Sugathan performed the Mangalya Dharanam - Sita Rama Kalyanam by tying the sacred knot while Revathy sang a song penned by herself to signify the sacred moment. Traditional garlanding and swing rites were performed by Sugathan and his sister Swathi. The function concluded with Kummi by all members of the Foundation.
A traditional moonlight dinner of Chitraannam was served to all.
Info: srimylaporetrio@gmail.com


April 14, 2019 Bangalore
      
As part of the series of KALA SANGAM by Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance, there was a lecture demonstration / panel discussion by eminent artistes Geeta Chandran, Madhu Nataraj, and Vyjayanthi Kashi, moderated by Anita R Ratnam. The session attempted to delve into the diverse evolutionary aspects of Indian classical dance forms over the last 20 years.
At: Shoonya Centre for Art & Somatic Practices, # 37 Brahmananda Court, Lalbagh Main Rd, 10am to 2pm
Info: sanjali.odissi@gmail.com / (080) – 42110177



April 14, 2019 Bangalore
 
Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography and Stem Dance Kampni presented MAYA ARPAN 2019, a student showcase featuring 160 young dancers.
At: ADA Rangamandira, 2.30pm & 5.30pm



April 14, 2019 Bangalore
Noopurabhramari Foundation, Kalagowri and Mayuri Nrutyashala presented CHAITRAKALAAKALAAPA, a celebration of Art in the month of Chaitra. The celebration aimed at the practical reconstruction of 21 varieties of Dutis through a research based dance production on the yet unexplored text Dutikarmaprakasha, authored by  Pandarika Vitthala in the 16th century- highlighting the activities of Dutis in being messenger between Nayika and Nayaka.
Time : 2.30 to 9pm
Venue: Kalagowri Auditorium, Sri Sai Gowri Apartment, 4th floor, No. 29, 2nd Cross, Masti Venkatesha Iyengar Road, Gavipuram extension, Bengaluru 560019.
For more info, contact Shalini Vittal: 9945314965



April 13 & 14, 2019 New Delhi
Jayantika Mayadhar Raut School of Odissi Dance presented JAI JAGANNATH CLASSICAL DANCE FESTIVAL, a two day extravaganza celebrating the classical dances of India. This fest featured established dancers as well as upcoming dancers from different Indian classical dance styles - an offering of dance as a prayer within the temple precincts at the feet of Lord Jagannath.
Conceptualized by Odissi exponent Madhumita Raut.
At: Jagannath Temple in Hauz Khas area, 7pm
Info: madhumitaraut@gmail.com



April 12 - 14, 2019 London

Nirupama, Rajendra and Abhinava Dance Company presented TAD-BHARATHAM - That! is India. Offered as a lasting experience of the beauty of nature and the Indian tradition well rooted in truth, the production was presented as a conversation between the Himalaya & the ocean.
Choreography - Nirupama Rajendra
Concept & text - Shathavadhani Dr.R.Ganesh
Dancers - Rohini Prabhath, Ashwin Prabhath, Neha Nath, Shreya Vathsa, Kinga Malec, Ramya Shree, Vishruthi Acharya and Naveen R Hegde.
Music - Praveen D Rao
Vocals - Varijashree Venugopal, Ustad Faiyaz Khan, Siddhartha Belmannu
At: The Bhavan, London (8pm on 12th, 7pm on 13th & 14th)
Info: nirupamarajendra@gmail.com



April 8 - 14, 2019 Pondicherry
Adishakti presented the 5th edition of REMEMBERING VEENAPANI festival featuring shows in various genres in an open air theatre festival.
Schedule
Info: adishaktiprogram@gmail.com



April 13, 2019 Singapore
AEKALAVYA, a tribute to Guru shishya parampara is an initiative by Odissi dancer Saswat Joshi and Lasyakala to pay salutation to his guru who has always been guiding him throughout his journey. After celebrating 8 years in India, Saswat took a step ahead to organize Aekalavya at a foreign land to spread the essence of Indian classical dance. Aekalavya celebrated its 11th edition in collaboration with Nrutyadhara, Singapore. An array of classical dances along with classical music were performed by the artists from Lasyakala Bhubaneswar, Nrutyadhara Singapore and Guest Artists. The Aekalavya Samman 2019 was given to Maalika Girish Panicker (Bharatanatyam and Mohiniattam exponent, Singapore), Sasmita Pal (Odissi exponent, Singapore) and Shallu Jindal (Kuchipudi exponent, New Delhi)
Schedule
At: Victoria Theatre, Singapore, 5pm
Info: saswat.joshi@gmail.com



April 13, 2019 Chennai
  
"The Mylapore Trio" (Amarnath, Surendranath, Aparna) & Sugathan and members of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation conducted 159TH KALA POSHAKAM monthly concert.
-5.30pm to 6.45pm - Bharatanatyam recital by Devika Sajeevan - Kerala (Disciple of Kalamandalam Leelamani)
-7pm to 8.15pm - Bharatanatyam recital by Muthukumar Jayapal - Chennai. (Kalakshetra alumnus)
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha (Mini Hall), T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18.
Info: 9382698811 / 9791127255 / www.srimylaporetrio.blogspot.in



April 9 - 13, 2019 La Jolla, CA

Schedule of dance performances:
-April 9: Paripoorna Margam traditional Bharatanatyam by Guru Rhadha, Bragha Bessell and P Praveen Kumar, 8.15pm to 10pm
-April 10: Kathak by Pt Birju Maharaj & Saswati Sen, Odissi by Sujata Mohapatra, Odissi by Arushi Mudgal, 7.30pm to 10pm
-April 13: Kuchipudi Nrithya Sandhya by S Divyasena, Aryamba Sriram, Janane Sethunarayanan, Smrithi Krishnamurthy, S Mahathi, S Shravnitha
At: David & Dorothea Garfield theatre, Jewish Community Centre, La Holla, CA 92037



April 12, 2019 New Delhi

Shri Sudha Centre for Performing Arts presented 8th NRITYA DHARA - A Constant Flow of Dance featuring Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan (Bharatanatyam), Rashmi Aggarwal (Bharatanatyam), Swapna Rani Sinha (Odissi), Aparajita Sarma (Bharatanatyam)
At: Kathak Kendra, Chanakyapuri, 6:30pm.
Info: 09886828422 / kalashreerashmi@gmail.com



April 9, 2019 Berlin, Germany

The Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) was founded on 9th April in 1950 by Maulana Abul Kalam Azad, independent India’s first Education Minister. Henceforth it has been decided to celebrate 9th April as the Foundation Day. Embassy of India celebrated ICCR FOUNDATION DAY by presenting Kathakali and Mohiniattam by Isa Jacobi and Anne Dietrich.
At: Tagore Centre, 17 Tiergarten Strasse, 10785 Berlin, 6pm.



March 25-April 9, 2019 Kolkata

Rhythmosaic Dance Therapy celebrated NATIONAL CREATIVE ARTS THERAPY WEEK 2019 at various venues in Kolkata - an awareness camp for all to know more about the practice in movement therapy in various fields.
To know more about it visit: www.rhythmosaicdancetherapy.org



April 8, 2019 Chennai

Bharatakalanjali presented Bharatanatyam recital by Laxsana Tharmabalan.
At: Bharatakalanjali, 5pm.
Info: office@bharatakalanjali.in



April 6 & 7, 2019 Singapore

The weekend marked the official opening of the Stamford Arts Centre. To commemorate this, Maya Dance Theatre, in collaboration with Era Dance Theatre and Soul Signature, presented SANG KANCIL, the story of a small mousedeer as he uses his wit to protect his fellow animals from a predator.
Saturday, 6th April: 11am, 2.30pm / Sunday, 7th April: 11am, 2pm
At: Stamford Arts Centre, #01-05
Info: info@mayadancetheatre.org



April 6 & 7, 2019 Bhubaneswar
  
Srjan presented SAMSMARANAM in remembrance on the 15th anniversary of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra passing away.
-April 6: Neo classical Odissi by Ratikant Mohapatra & Srjan ensemble
-April 7: Fusion music by Shivagni band
At: Rabindra Mandap, 6.30pm
Info: +91 99370 92192



April 6 & 7, 2019 Chennai

Aditi Bheda, disciple of contemporary choreographer Padmini Chettur, presented her dance choreography GESTURES OF BELONGING.  Even though people often do not realize it, our hands are extraordinarily expressive. When people get uncomfortable for example, they often either cross their arms or will fidget restlessly by wringing their hands in a bid to soothe themselves. They are in fact attempting through these gestures to regulate their psychological space. This dance piece explores how a body in a particular time and space, recreates a sense of home and belonging around itself through the use of a series of gestures and touches.
At: Crea Studio, No 9 , Kamala Baugh, Gopalapuram 1st Street, Chennai 600086, 7pm
Info: aditi.bheda@outlook.com



April 6, 2019 Carnegie, PA
 
Nandanik Dance Troupe presented second Festival of Indian Dances VILAYA 2019, featuring: YATRA - Jugalbandi of Kathak and Kuchipudi by Tanveer Ala and Harikishan S. Nair.
TAGORE’S CARD COUNTRY- a musical depicting the desire for the freedom of expression, and protest against the stereotypes, stigmas and prejudices imposed by society. Directed by Sanjib Bhattacharya and Nandini Mandal in Manipuri, Bharatanatyam and contemporary techniques and idioms. Music direction by the veteran artist Pramita Mullick
At: Andrew Carnegie Free Library & Music Hall, 300 Beechwood Dr. Carnegie, PA 15106, 6pm
Info: www.nandanikdance.org



April 6, 2019 Chennai
Kalakshetra monthly program featured Bharatanatyam recital by Haripadman and Divya Haripadman.
At: Rukmini Arangam, 6pm.
Info: (044) - 24521844



April 4 & 6, 2019 Philadelphia & NYC

Bala Devi Chandrashekar presented:
- 4th April, 11am: Lecture and presentation on Mahabharata / Karna - Department of South Asian studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104
- 6th April, 6pm: 'BRIHADEESWARA - FORM TO FORMLESS, through the eyes of a Devaradiyal' on Broadway.
Info: baladevichandrashekar@gmail.com



April 4, 2019 New Delhi

Kanaka Sudhakar and Sunaina - Society for the Upliftment of National Arts of India - complete 25 years of service to promote Culture, Education and Research. SUNAINA Ng celebrated this Silver Jubilee occasion with friends and well-wishers who graced the occasion. There were special short performances by Jayaprabha Menon, Mowmala Nayak, Kavita Dwibedi, Rajesh Saibabu, Aparajita Sharma, Abhinaya Nagajothy, Pritpal Singh and Suraj Paul.
At: Triveni Kala Sangam, 6pm.
Info: +91 8588802608 / sunainaoffice@gmail.com
www.sunaina.org



April 2, 2019 New Delhi

Geeta Chandran inaugurated Spicmacay’s VIRASAT FESTIVAL with her Bharatanatyam performance. She was accompanied by: Guru S. Shankar-nattuvangam; K. Venkateshwaran-vocal; Manohar Balatchandirane-mridangam; G. Raghavendra Prasath-violin.
At: Maulana Azad Medical College, 3.45pm
Info: geetachandran@gmail.com