|December 25 - 31, 2017 Chennai|
Kuchipudi Art Academy presented VEMPATI’S MARGHAZHI UTSAV.
Dec 25: SRI KRISHNA PARIJATAM by young students of Kuchipudi Arts Academy
Dec 26: Srimayi Vempati (Kuchipudi)
Rajib Bhattacharya (Odissi)
Anita Sharma (Sattriya)
Dec 27: Sourav Roy (Kathak)
Sahana Rao (Kuchipudi)
Manojit Saha (BN)
Dec 28: Pt Gopal Prasad Dubey (Seraikella Chhau)
Kalamandalam Rachita Ravi (Mohiniattam)
Poulomi Mukherjee (Odissi)
Dec 29: Dr.Prathiba Sharma (Sattriya)
Sarvani Yadavalli (Kuchipudi)
Uttiyo Baruah (BN)
Dec 30: Visva Bharati Shantineketan (Manipuri)
T.Reddi Lakshmi (Kuchipudi)
Kalamandalam Goutham (Kathakali) & Souvik Chakraborty (Kathak)
Dec 31: Ashimbandhu Bhattacharjee (Kathak)
Mandakranta Roy & Raja Dutta (BN)
Prateeksha Kashi (Kuchipudi)
Venue: Kuchipudi Art Academy, 4 DGS Dinakaran Rd, RA Puram, Chennai 600028
|December 3 - 31, 2017 Jagdalpur, New Delhi, Odisha, Kolkata|
Schedule for Guru Gajendra Panda and Tridhara.
-Dec 3, Konark: GANJAM ODISSI presented by Ramli Ibrahiim and principal dancers of Sutra, Malaysia, open air auditorium, 6pm
-Dec 4: Jagdalpur, Chhatishgarh: Anchal Pandey, principal dancer of Tridhara,Bhubaneswar, performed for Rajya Yuva Utsav, at Priyadarshini Indira Gandhi Stadium, 7pm
-Dec 9, New Delhi: Guru Gajendra Panda & Mokshada Tripathy performed ARDHANARISWARA (duet Odissi)for 10th Guru Debaprasad Nritya Parampara at C.D. Desmukh Auditorium, 7pm
-Dec 10, New Delhi: Principal dancers of Tridhara, Bhubaneswar, presented GANANAYAKA
(group Odissi), at C.D. Desmukh Auditorium, 7pm
-Dec 15, Karanjia: Principal dancers of Tridhara, Bhubaneswar, presented YOGINI YOGA ROOPA for Nrutyashree 2nd National Seminar-cum-Dance Festival, at Sriram Batika Hall, 7pm
-Dec 16, Karanjia: Guru Gajendra Panda & Mokshada Tripathy performed ARDHANARISWARA (duet Odissi)for Nrutyashree, at Sriram Batika Hall, 7pm
-Dec 29, Bhubaneswar: Prateek Priyankar Mishra presented MANA UDHARANA, Sasmita Pal presents STHAYEE NRUTYA at 1pm and Sonal Acharya presents ASHTASHAMBU at 8pm for International Odissi Dance Festival 2017, at Rabindra Mandap.
-Dec 30, Bhubaneswar: Aarya Nande and Swati Sagarika Panda presented Odissi duet ARDHANARISWARA for International Odissi Dance Festival 2017, at Rabindra Mandap, 7pm
-Dec 31, Kolkata: Guru Gajendra Panda & Mokshada Tripathy performed ARDHANARISWARA (duet Odissi), repertoire group of Kala Vikash Kendra presents group Odissi SHIVA TANDAV for NTC Bhagitha Festival, at Deshapriya Park, 7pm
|November 18 - December 31, 2017 Aurangabad|
Every year, Mahagami Gurukul organises AURA AURANGABAD dance concert series for the cultural development of Aurangabad city and also for the development of Aurangabad as a Tourism and Heritage destination. The 5th season of “Aura Aurangabad” began on 18 November 2017 and thereafter concerts were held at MAHAGAMI every Saturday and Sunday from 7.30pm to 8.30pm, in which various glimpses of Aurangabad Heritage were presented through Dance Heritage. These dance concerts are of great cultural significance for the tourists and art lovers with respect to the immense information and insight about Aurangabad Heritage and cultural experience.
For more details, please contact Mahagami at 9372093189 / www.mahagami.org
|December 30, 2017 Mumbai|
HARIHARA TATVA- a Sattriya dance drama with the styles of Sattriya, Bharatanatyam and Odissi - the love story of Usha and Aniruddha, with mesmerising drums and the grace and vigour of the dances. A dream love-story and the union of the Supreme Powers - HARI & HARA from the Vishnu Puran, told through Pahari paintings of the Kashmir Valley - Prateesha Suresh (Usha and Srikrishna), Pavitra Bhat (Aniruddha and Shiva), Ankur Ballal (Banasura). Dancers: Trisha, Dimpy, Dibbya, Hemanta, Jatindra, Samudra, Ratul, Niyati, Aswanthi, Sumedh, Swapnil.
Music composition: Aparna Deodhar and Krishna Goswami
Concept and choreography: Prateesha Suresh
At: Ravindra Natya Mandir, 7.30pm
|December 28-30, 2017 Chennai|
Schedule for Lakshmi Vishwanathan
-Dec 28: The Golden age of Tanjore with Apsaras Arts dancers, Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, 7.30pm
-Dec 30: Paper presentation at Natya Kala Conference on HUMOUR AND WIT IN BHARATANATYAM, at Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, 10am
-Dec 30: MY THYAGARAJA as narrated by Bangalore Nagaratnammal, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 7pm
|December 20 - 30, 2017 Goa & Bangladesh|
- Dec 20, Goa: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company-The Drishtikon Dance Foundation performs UNCHARTED SEAS at the Serendipity Arts Festival at DB Ground, 7pm (http://www.serendipityartsfestival.com/event/uncharted-seas/)
- Dec 26-30, Dhaka: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company-The Drishtikon Dance Foundation perform at the sixth edition of the BENGAL CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL, in Dhaka, Bangladesh
|December 16 & 30, 2017 Malaysia|
Schedule for Kamini Manikam
-Dec 16, 7.30pm: TIMELESS THANJAVUR: ARTS & ROYALTY featured a solo Bharatanatyam recital by Kamini Manikam with live orchestra on rare pieces from the traditional Thanjavur repertoire, followed by a book release titled ‘Contributions of Thanjavur Maratha Kings’ by Prince Pratap Sinh Serfoji Raje Bhosle, a 6th descendant of Maharaja Serfoji II.
Venue: Netaji Subash Chandra Bose Indian Cultural Centre, Menara Sentral Vista, No.17-2 & 17-3A (17th floor), Jln Sultan Abdul Samad, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Info: (03) 22763492 / (012) 9149951
-Dec 30, 6.45pm: DANCING WITH SHIVA - a thematic solo Bharatanatyam recital featuring an orchestra team of 7 local artistes. All the dance pieces specially composed, written and choreographed by local artistes. A fundraiser for Sri Vanathandavar temple
Venue: Auditorium JKKN, Ayer Keroh, Melaka, Malaysia
Info: +60 19-3597936
|December 15 - 30, 2017 Mumbai|
Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape
-15th Dec: Performance at the program organized by Bhandarkar Shipping Corporation, at Sahara Star Mumbai, 7pm
-22nd Dec: Odissi Performance for and at M P Mahila Vidyalaya, Mumbai, 3pm
-24th Dec: Lokhandwala grounds, Versova, in the MAKE IN INDIA festival, 3.45pm
-30th December: Performance at the Mumbai Festival 2017 organised by Team Mumbai Fest, at BKC Ground, 6.15pm
|December 3 - 30, 2017 Delhi and Karnataka|
Schedule for Geeta Sirisha
-Dec 3: Alva's Nudisiri, Sri Sivaram Karanth Vedike, Moodbidri, DK.
-Dec 16: Ragigudda Anjaneya Devasthanam, Jayanagar, Bangalore.
-Dec 22: "Shringara - Shades of Love" - a Bharatanatyam margam presentation exploring the various facets of love hidden deep within the enigmatic heroine.
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center, New Delhi
-Dec 30: "Margam", Natyatharanga Rashtreeya Samskriti Sapthaha 2017, Nritya Bhaskara, Sagara.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 7259216367
|December 29, 2017 Bangalore|
Yamini Muthanna as Sairandri and Sujay Shanbagh in supporting role in SAIRANDRI.
Venue: ADA Rangamandira, JC Road, 7.30pm
Info: email@example.com / www.yaminimuthanna.com
|December 22 & 28, 2017 Bangalore|
Schedule for Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bangalore.
-Dec 22:- Ayyappa Temple, Banaswadi,7.30 to 8.30 pm
-Dec 28: Nanjangud Sriraghavendra Swami Mutt, Jayanagar 5th Block, 7.30 to 8.30 pm
Info : firstname.lastname@example.org / 9341248059
|December 3 - 28, 2017 Mumbai, Thane|
Schedule for Uma Dogra and disciples
-3rd Dec: Sarita Kalele performed in Prajvalan Festival at Sahyog Mandir Hall, Thane, 10am
-14th Dec: Indrayanee Mukherjee and Akhila Sasidharan Nair performed in Pravah Festival, Organised by NCPA, Experimental Theatre at 6.30pm, Mumbai
- 22nd Dec: Uma Dogra’s solo Kathak performance in The Swadeshi Runway Festival-Made in India at Lokhandwala Ground. Organised by Govt of Maharashtra
- 28th Dec: Uma Dogra and Group performed in Mumbai Festival, organised by Govt. of Maharashtra.
|December 27, 2017 Chennai|
Dr Padmaja Suresh presented a duet TRI SHAKTI with Vanisree Ravishankar for Kartik Fine Arts At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 4.30pm
|December 22 - 27, 2017 Bangalore & Chennai|
Schedule for Padmaja Suresh
-Dec 22, 5pm: Lecdem Yantra Mantra Tantra at Samskara Academy's series Pathik at Juhu, Mumbai
-Dec 23, 4pm: Workshop on Natya Tantra based dance special choreography sequences at Nrityaranjini Academy, Kandivli, Mumbai
-Dec 24: Paper presentation at Swadeshi Indology conference at IIT Chennai as part of Swadeshi (3rd) Indology conference
-Dec 27, 4.30pm: Trishakti with Vanisree Ravishankar for Kartik Fine Arts, Chennai
|December 2 - 27, 2017 Konark, Bangalore, Mattur, Chennai|
Schedule for Abhinava Dance Company
- Dec 2, Konark: Abhinava Dance Company presented a Kathak performance with musicians Faiyaz Khan, Varijashree, Praveen D Rao, Sruthi Kamath, Sarfaraz Khan, Gurumurthi Vaidya & Shivraj Natraj at the KONARK DANCE FESTIVAL organised by the Tourism Department and Odissi Research Center, Bhubaneswar.
Venue: Open Air Auditorium, 6.30pm
- Dec 3, Bangalore: Nirupama & Rajendra performed BHAAVA BHANITI featuring choroegraphies in Kathak for Ananya Cultural Academy.
Venue: Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, 7pm
- Dec 23, Mattur: Nirupama Rajendra and Abhinava Dance Company presented special choreographies at world’s only Sanskrit village Mattur, Karnataka, 6pm
- Dec 27, Chennai: Nirupama Rajendra presented a lecture demonstration on Sringara Rasa at Natya Kala Conference, Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, 10am
For details contact: email@example.com +919902355722
|December 26, 2017 New Delhi|
Swaranjali Delhi in association with Lok Kala Manch presented MURCHHANA FESTIVAL- 2017
Vocal recital by the disciples of Kumar Mohanty
Bharatanatyam by the Kala Sampada group, disciples of Veena C Seshadri from Bengaluru.
Sitar recital by Rohan Kapoor, disciple of Subrata De
Kathak by the disciples of Lily Bhattacherjee
At: Lok Kala Manch, Vasuki Auditorium, 20 Lodhi Institutional Area, 6pm.
Info: 9910300319 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|December 23 - 25, 2017 Bangalore|
All women - Worlds arts festival, exclusively for NRI classical dancers organised by Srivatsa Shandilya of International Arts & Cultural Foundation, Bengaluru, featured:
Roopa Kiran - Honkong, Sahana Balasubramanya - USA, Snigdha Venkataramani - USA, Srilekha - Singapore, Shreya Iyer - USA, Preethi Ramaprasad - USA, Aparupa Chatterjee & Disciples - USA (Odissi)
Guest Artistes: Soundarya Igoor, Sujata Mohapatra, Madhulita Mohapatra, Sharmila Mukerjee
At: Sevasadan Auditorium, 5pm
|December 24, 2017 Palakkad, Kerala|
Deepa Narayanan & Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation Ensemble presented solo/group performance at Sri Maha Kameshwara Kshetram Annual Dance/Music Festival.
Contact: email@example.com /+919845315272
For more info: www.kuchipudiparamparafoundation.com
|December 23 & 24, 2017 Aurangabad|
MAHAGAMI Gurukul presented a 2-day dance festival VAYAM to mark 21 years of MAHAGAMI Gurukul - solo Odissi and Kathak performances by shishya-family of Parwati Dutta and followers of MAHAGAMI. Right from the disicple of the first batch (1996-97) till present shishyas, the festival showcased the legacy of dancers and dance-seekers produced at MAHAGAMI.
23 December - Odissi / 24 December - Kathak
At: dvayaprithivi, MAHAGAMI premises, Aurangabad, 7pm
A publication titled 'Vayam' specially brought out for this occassion was released on 23 December afternoon by Dr. Manmohan Singh and Shri Sharad Pawar, available during the evening festival at a discounted price.
|December 9, 15 & 23, 2017 Bangalore, Colombo|
Schedule for Sahana Balasubramanya
Dec 9: Thematic margam on the goddesses of Hindu mythology, DEVI SARVAMAYAM , ICCR Bangalore, Horizon Series, Khincha auditorium at 6:15pm.
Dec 15: ICC Colombo, ICC auditorium at 6pm, Sri Lanka.
Dec 23: NRI Classical Dance Festival, International Arts and Cultural Foundation, Seva Sadan auditorium at 5:30pm
|December 17 - 22, 2017 Algeria|
Mitul Sengupta and Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company performed in Algeria (17th-22nd Dec) on the eve of Celebration of 70 Years of Independence and India-Algeria Relations, organized by Ministry of Culture Govt. of India and Embassy of India in Algeria. They performed CONFLUENCE at Algiers, Tlemcen, Constantine, Oran.
|December 21, 2017 Berlin|
THE LAST MIGRATION: a work-in-progress in Berlin
A chance conversation in 2013... and a couple of years later the journey begins in earnest. Vinod and Puja arrived in Berlin to begin working on The Last Migration - a collaboration that brings together German choreographer and former bangaloREsident Felix Mathias Ott, his partner in art Benjamin Brix and two performers from India, Vinod Ravindran and Puja Sarup. The four hope, through movement, film and theatre, to find common ground in the landscape of performance that cuts through myth, stories, reality and art. The Last Migration will premiere early in 2018!
Production: Sandbox Collective. Supported by International Co-Production Fund of the Goethe-Institut and the bangaloREsidency
At: Tanzfabrik Wedding Studio 5, Berlin, 6pm
|December 21, 2017 Chennai|
Shereen Saif and Meera Krishnamurti presented YUKTA, a duet Mohiniattam performance. They live in two different parts of the world, but meet through dance and a deep love for Mohiniattam, fuelled by their guru Dr Neena Prasad.‘Yukta’ is the manifestation of a desire to dance together in an informal, intimate, un-concert like format. The 60-min performance strings together choreographies from the Mohiniattam repertoire along with a piece co-created by the dancers.
At: Spaces, 1 Elliots Rd, Besant Nagar, 7pm to 8pm
|December 21, 2017 Goa |
Astad Deboo and the drummers of Manipur presented RHYTHM DIVINE II RIVER RUNS DEEP at Serendipity festival, 7pm.
|December 21, 2017 Mumbai|
NCPA in association with Kalashram presented Pt. Birju Maharaj Crown, Kalashram Kathak Contest. The Pt. Birju Maharaj Crown was presented by the maestro himself to the winner of the Kalashram Kathak contest, a unique event showcasing the finalists from seven cities. The highlights of the evening: Kathak Kaleidoscope - a traditional and innovative choreography by Birju Maharaj with a special appearance by him and performances by celebrities; intensive 'interactive edge of seat' contest with rapid fire rounds with Charu Sharma and the best Kathak dancer gets the Pt. Birju Maharaj Crown 2017; also a power-packed Grand Finale with 16 brilliant Kathak dancers, choreographed by Maharaj.
At: Tata Theatre, 6.30pm
|December 19, 2017 Chennai|
Saroja Vaidyanathan’s paternal grandfather Mr. Aiyaswami Aiyar started a school in 1952 at Nehru Nagar, Chrompet in Chennai. The school does not charge fee from its students and is now a well reputed Tamil Medium Higher Secondary School. This year the school’s committee proposed the building of an auditorium within the school premises with a seating capacity of 750 people. There was a fund raiser performance titled TRINAYAN presented by three generations of dancers- Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan, her daughter-in-law Rama Vaidyanathan and granddaughter Dakshina Vaidyanthan Baghel.
Venue: Aiyaswami Aiyar High School, 5 Aiyaswami School Street, Nehru Nagar, Chromepet, Chennai 600044, 6.30pm (044 -22235596)
|December 19, 2017 Mumbai|
NCPA screened BOLSHOI BALLET: THE TAMING OF THE SHREW (approx. 125 mins), an NCPA-Pathé Live (Paris) presentation. Baptista struggles to marry off his tempestuous daughter Katharina, a shrew who denies that any man could possibly be her match. However when she meets Petruchio, who is as ill-tempered as she, the two forces of nature ignite an unexpected and explosive encounter. Acclaimed choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot brings out the wit, fast-paced athleticism and vibrancy from the Bolshoi Ballet dancers in Shakespeare’s rowdy comedy.
Music: Dmitri Shostakovich, Choreography: Jean-Christophe Maillot
Cast: Ekaterina Krysanova (Katherina), Vladislav Lantratov (Petruchio), Olga Smirnova (Bianca), Semyon Chudin (Lucentio), Anna Tikhomirova (the Housekeeper), Igor Tsvirko (Hortensio), Vyacheslav Lopatin (Gremio), & Artemy Belyakov (Baptista)
At: Godrej Dance Theatre, 6.30pm (ticketed show)
|December 6 - 19, 2017 Kolkata|
December schedule for Sapphire Creations Dance Company.
- 6th Dec: Kolkata, Hotel Westin, New Town, 7pm
Sapphire performed for a corporate event with Manik Paul, student of Sapphire Academy and India's Got Talent Winner Season 6 celebrating a conversation with the elements of fire, air, water and space with 12 dancers interacting with aerial arts and Contemporary dance.
- 7th Dec: Mumbai, NCPA Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm
Sapphire Creations Dance Company did the Mumbai premiere of EKONAMA: BEGINNING AT THE END as part of Contemporary Dance Season organised by NCPA. This production fuses Purulia Chau and Contemporary dance speaking about ecology, sustainability and climate change. This international cross-cultural production has inputs from Canadian and Singaporean musicians and co-choreography by Turkish choreographer.
Concept: Sudarshan Chakravorty & Paramita Saha, Choreography: Sudarshan Chakravorty
Co-Choreography: Selcuk Goldere (Turkey), Light Design: Dinesh Poddar
Music: Philip Tan (Singapore) & Debashish Sinha (Canada)
Costume: Debaditya Das Burman, Scenography: Swarup Dutta
- 8th Dec: Kolkata, SappTop, 10am and 12 noon
Sapphire partnered British Council with Company Wayne Mc Gregor Company to organize a workshop at SappTop at Salt Lake in two batches.
10am to 11.30am: beginners / 12pm to 1.30pm
Wayne McGregor is a British choreographer of contemporary modern dance. His work is known for its particular vocabulary of movement, for its integration of dance with film and visual art, and for its incorporation of computer technology and biological science. He is the Artistic Director of Studio Wayne McGregor, London.
- 19th Dec: Kolkata Hyatt Regency, 11am
Sapphire Creations Dance Company performed the inaugural act of ANANDA TARANGA for the NEW EO Conference (Young Entrepreneurs' Organisation). A scenic invocatory act with high voltage body movements and Indian aesthetics as an opening with drummers, Chhau artists and 25 dancers with motifs and aesthetics of Bengal, an apt tribute to the celebration of Bengal together with the LED projection with images and graphics complimenting the performance on stage.
|December 17, 2017 Kochi|
Dharani presented AN EVENING OF BHARATANATYAM by teachers and senior students for the 30th anniversary celebrations.
At Dharani’s Sathi Kamala Hall, SRM Road, 6.30pm
|December 17, 2017 Mumbai|
Guru GV Ramani Natya Kala Foundation presented the 6th Margazhi Festival. Parwati Dutta performed at 6.15pm and The Dhananjayans at 7.30pm.
At: Marathi Sahitya Mandir, Vashi, Navi Mumbai.
|December 17, 2017 Mysore|
ARTICULATE FESTIVALcoordinated by Mysore B Nagaraj, is conducted on 3rd Sunday of every month. In its 19th series, artists performed in Kathak, Odissi and Bharatanatyam.
Nitya Narasimhan and Sanjana Prasad performed Bharatanatyam in solo while Suma Rajesh of Spoorthy School of Dance, Bangalore and her disciples, Priyanka Bhargav, Sampada G and Rachana Gurudath will present in group format. In a group choreography, Odissi will be presented by Smaranika Jena of Nrutyayana Odissi Dance Academy, Bangalore along with her disciples Debashree Panda and Ankita Arpita Mohanty. Articulate Dance Studios joined hands with Niranthara School of Dance, Bangalore, in presenting Kathak by Somashekar Chudanath, Karthik B Shetty, Sowmya Somashekar, Anusha Udupa, Raksha and Akshata Amin.
At the Premier Convention Hall, Premier Studios, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore 570012, 6pm.
Info: 93412 88391 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|December 5 - 17, 2017 Bangalore|
Schedule for Natya Stem Dance Kampni
- 5th Dec: Company Wayne McGregor conducted a contemporary Dance workshop at the Kampni studio in collaboration with the British Council.
- 15th Dec: Kampni Director Madhu Nataraj presented a Kathak solo recital for the Shishirachhanda dance festival, Seva Sadan, Malleswaram
- 15th - 17th Dec: NSDK premiered a unique site specific contemporary work on unicycles in collaboration with Jaaga at Metro Rangoli, MG Road.
|December 16, 2017 Virginia|
Radha Dutta and team presented variety dances at Marshall HS, Virginia, 5pm.
Info: (301) -581-0323
|December 16, 2017 Chennai|
Ashrita Keshav, disciple of Guru Kishore Mosalikanti presented a solo Kuchipudi repertoire between 6.15 and 7.30pm at RR Sabha, Mylapore.
|December 15, 2017 Kolkata|
Surajhankar the dance drama SHISHUTIRTHA -Tagore’s first experimental effort in the Nrityanatya format. The program was presented by the teachers and students of Surajhankar in association with the Nrityaprerana School of Dance, Pune. The entire presentation was conceived and directed by principal emeritus and chief mentor, Dr. Amit Mitra. Choreography: Dr Suchitra Date, narration: Jayeeta Bhattacharya
Venue: Rabindra Sadan, 7pm
|December 15, 2017 Kolkata|
Miranda in collaboration with The Asiatic Society, Calcutta, organized one-day national seminar on ASSESSING THE INFLUENCE OF THE NORTH EASTERN DANCE CULTURE ON THE DANCE FORMS OF BENGAL.
Inaugural session: 10.30am -12 noon
Welcome address: Dr. Satyabrata Chakrabarti, General Secretary, The Asiatic Society
Introduction to the Theme of the Seminar: Papia Roy, Coordinator of the Seminar
Keynote address: Guru Singhajit Singh, Manipuri dance guru
Address by the Guest of Honour: Dr. L. Upendra Sharma, Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Manipur Dance Academy, Imphal
Address by the President: Professor Isha Mahammad, President, The Asiatic Society
Vote of thanks: Dr. Sujit Kumar Das, Treasurer, The Asiatic Society
Academic Session- I : 12 - 1.30pm
Moderator: Bidisha Roy, Associate Editor, Indian Panorama, New York
Leela Venkataraman, author, dance critic
Guru Kalavati Devi, Director, Manipur Nartanalaya, Kolkata
Sukalyan Bhattacharyya, dancer and choreographer
Lunch Break: 1.30 - 2.15pm
Academic Session- II: 2.15 - 5pm
Moderator: Papia Roy, Secretary, Miranda
Gautam Upadhyay, dancer
Santi Basu, dancer and choreographer
Dr.Sruti Bandyopadhyay, Professor of Dance, Visva Bharati
|December 15, 2017 New Delhi|
Kiran Nadar Museum of Art presented SRINGARA BHAKTI, a Kuchipudi dance recital by Bhavana Reddy as closing event to commemorate the exhibition Amruta Kalasha: Thanjavur and Other South Indian paintings (conceptualized by Roobina Karode, from the private collection of Ar. Kuldip Singh)
At: KNMA, 145 DLF South Court Mall, Saket, New Delhi 110017, 6.30pm
|December 13, 2017 New Delhi|
NILIMA is Mohiniattam artiste Ayswaria Wariar’s debut as a film director and producer. She choreographed and brought to life on stage an enchanting poem (Nilima) by late V.Madhavan Nair “Mali” (author of over 50 books and the classic Kathakali, Karnasapatham). Converting Nilima into a film was the logical natural extension of its ethereal beauty. The short film, NILIMA- BEYOND THE BLUE…an exploration, is a profound and sublime travel of spiritual ideals through the dance style of Mohiniattam.
Mohiniattam recital by Ayswaria Wariar,
Screening of Nilima: Beyond the Blue…An Exploration / Dir. Ayswaria Wariar.
Followed by discussion on the Convergence of Film & Mohiniattam.
Venue: Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, 7pm.
Info: email@example.com / www.ayswariawariar.com
|December 12, 2017 New Delhi|
Young participants of Sangeetika Institute of Performing Arts being trained in Varanasi Gharana style of Kathak dance under Guru Shiya Parampara by Guru Jitendra Maharaj performed for annual day function.
At: Vasuki Auditorum, Lok kala Manch, Lodhi Road, 6.30pm
Info: 9811379709, 9871579988
|December 10, 2017 Bangalore|
On the completion of nineteen years of committed service to the world of music and dance, U Rise Vedic Sangeetha Academy presented ‘Tarang 2017’, a music and dance festival for upcoming young artists in classical music and dance. The artists who performed: Suranjana Endow, Gayathri Suryanarayana, Sachhidanand Narayankar, Mahalakshmi B, Kannagi Gosavi Rashmi Udupa. UVSA accoladed Rajamma Keshavamurthy and Shyamala Surendran for their lifetime contribution to the fields of classical music & classical dance respectively.
Venue: Rangasthala auditorium, MG Rd metro station, Shantala Nagar, Sampangi Rama Nagar, Bangalore 560001, 9.30am onwards.
Info: 9972611088 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|December 10, 2017 Kolkata|
Amita Dutt and group presented JANANI JANMABHUMI in the Uday Shankar Festival.
Venue: Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, 11.45am
|December 9 & 10, 2017 Hyderabad|
2017 marks the 10th year of Natya Tarangini in Hyderabad. To celebrate this occasion there was a double bill anniversary Kuchipudi Dance Concert by the Kuchipudi dancing family Gurus Raja Radha Reddy, Yamini and Bhavana Reddy on 9th at Ravindra Bharathi at 6:30 pm and the students of Natya Tarangini on 10th of Dec at CCRT Amphitheatre at 6:30pm respectively.
|December 4 - 9, 2017 Hong Kong|
-Astad Deboo performed for the ONE TABLE TWO CHAIRS event at the Black Box, which has been converted to a glass floor with glass back drop, challenging to the performers. In 1999 when Danny Yung, Artistic Director of Zuni, invited Astad to create the work, he used Hong Kong actor Cedric Chan for the collaboration and it was India and China - the two chairs and the table was the meeting point. This time, Astad presented a solo where he started his work on the table and then worked with the chairs spinning around them. Apart from Astad, artists from Istanbul, Phonm Penh, Yogjkarta, Bogota, Damascus,Tel Aviv, Nanjin and Japan shared 10 mts of their work on the 7th and 8th Dec.
At: the Hong Kong Cultural Centre Black Box
- On Dec 8, at the Opening of the BELT ROAD CONFERENCE, Astad was a part of the Opening at the Grand Theatre. Astad also conducted a workshop for the participants on 4th Dec.
|December 8, 2017, Pittsburgh, PA |
Nandanik Dance Troupe presented DANCE FOR CURE, a montage of Indian classical and contemporary, folk dances to help raise funds for the American Cancer Society Relay for Life
Venue: Indian Community Center, 205 Mary’s St., Carnegie, PA, 6:30-9:30pm
Info: email@example.com / www.nandanikdance.org
|December 8, 2017 New Delhi|
Manasa - Art Without Frontiers presented NIRANTAR 2017. Disciples of Guru Sharon Lowen performed an evening of classic Odissi repertoire
At: Lok Kala Manch, 20, Lodhi Institutional Area, between Habitat Centre & Saibaba Temple, enter from Vardhaman Rd, 6:30pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 9716534748, 9871619815
|December 8, 2017 New Delhi|
Santosh Nair and Sadhya presented a celebration, remembering maverick genius Uday Shankar on his birthday.
At: Bhoomika Creative Dance Centre, 53 Bharati Artist Colony, Vikas Marg, Laxmi Nagar, New Delhi 110092, 5pm to 7pm
Info: email@example.com / 98102 73629 / www.sadhya.com
|December 8, 2017 New Delhi|
Goyokai is a group of celebrated Japanese traditional dancers. The group consists of five dancers from different schools and family lineages of the Japanese traditional dance, Nihon Buyou, who are taking a lead in furthering Japanese traditional dance. Their performances vary, from the pieces derived from kabuki, their original work and the elegant zashikimai, the dance traditionally intended to be performed only in tatami rooms. The artists have worked together to create new performance pieces and present to the Indian audiences since 2016. The pieces are ‘Sambaso’ (a rhythmical dance piece representing a prayer for a good harvest), ‘Hagoromo’ (a dramatic dance piece about the relationship between a fisherman and a heavenly maiden) and ‘the Ramayana’. The Indian artists performing along with the Japanese artists included Kathak dancer Sangita Chatterjee and her troupe, and the musicians, Fateh Ali Khan on the sitar, and Amaan Ali Khan on the tabla.
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, 7pm.
|December 7, 2017 Kolkata|
Sparsh presented their new choreography EHUN... a journey based on Manipuri dance style choreographed by Suman Sarawgi and Brojen Kumar Singha.
At: ICCR Auditorium Kolkata, 7.30pm
|December 6 & 7, 2017 Mumbai|
Who is afraid of Mimesis? Contesting the Common Sense of Indian Aesthetics through the Theory of ‘Mimesis’ or Anukaraņa Vâda.
The study of Indian aesthetics has long suffered from the twin burden of colonial and nationalist definitions of aesthetics, which has disallowed engagement with “mimesis” or anukŗti. The talk consisted of 3 sections. The first two outlined Anukarana-vada preserved in Abhinavabharati (10th century C.E.) through critical historiography and the problematic of translation while the last attempted to revisit the debates surrounding this theory in the Abhinavabharati through the lens of comparative aesthetics and contemporary theory.
Parul Dave-Mukherji is professor and former Dean at the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.
At: Jnanapravaha, Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400001, 6.30pm
Info: (022) -2207 2974 / 2207 2975 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|December 6, 2017 Bhubaneswar|
Odissi dance recital by Janhabi Behera under the Horizon Series of ICCR at 6:30 pm at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
|December 6, 2017 Melbourne, Australia|
SERPENT DREAMING WOMEN aims to create awareness through affecting emotion and effecting change. This site-specific piece draws links between Indian, NRI, and Australian Indigenous women, as they explore their complex and long relationships with each other’s cultures and Mother Earth- simultaneously political, poetic, contemporary and timeless - undoing the warp and weft of the binds of colonisation. The performance work is conceptualised by Artistic Director Dr.Priya Srinivasan and choreographed in collaboration with Bharatanatyam dancer Priyadarsini Govind, Gundijtmara creative cultural artist Vicki Couzens, her sister in law/ storyteller/visual artist Gina Bundle and daughter/cultural mentee/ language activist/traditional Aboriginal artist/dancer Yaraan Bundle together with Melbourne based composer/carnatic singer Uthra Vijay. Cross-pollinating mythology, movement and music, the performance work veers off the beaten track to explore energies, philosophies and resonances.
Venue: Bunjilaka Aboriginal Cultural Centre, Melbourne, 6 - 8pm
Ph: +919790924889 in India for more info.
|December 1 - 5, 2017 Konark, Odisha|
KONARK FESTIVAL 2017 took place at Odisha with the beautiful Konark Sun temple as backdrop.
- Dec 1: Nupur Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar (Niranjan Rout & Group) - Odissi
The Temple of Fine Arts, Malaysia – Bharatnatyam
- Dec 2: Abhinava Dance Company, Bangalore (Nirupama-Rajendra & Group) - Kathak
Diksha Manjari, Kolkata (Dona Ganguly & Group) - Odissi
- Dec 3: Sutra Foundation, Malaysia (Ramli Ibrahim & Group) - Odissi
Vanashree Rao & Group - Kuchipudi
- Dec 4: Manipuri Nartanalaya, Kolkata (Bimbabati Devi & Group) - Manipuri
Kaishiki (Daksha Mashruwala) – Odissi
- Dec 5: GKCM Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar - Odissi
Nalanda Dance Research Centre, Mumbai (Dr. Kanak Rele & Group) - Mohiniattam
Venue: Open Air Auditorium, Konark, 6pm to 8.30pm
|December 3, 2017 Sydney, Australia|
Mayura Academy’s annual day featured nearly 75 budding Kuchipudi dancers.
At: Sydney Bahai Centre, 4.30pm
Info: 0433 463115 / 0416 870420 / email@example.com
|December 2 & 3, 2017 Munich, Germany|
Ballet of Difference presented think collectively: on the 2nd and 3rd of December, a think tank was held in Munich Muffatwerk, where different forms of dance were examined in the context of global networking strategies.
Sandra Chatterjee of Post Natyam participated in Ballet of Difference’s Think Tank
Think Tank + Public Presentation ‘IF/THEN for All’
2 Dec, 3 pm – 5 pm (public) / 3 Dec, 11 am – 2 pm (non-public)
At: Muffatwerk Munich: studio 1 and studio 2
|December 2 & 3, 2017 Bangalore |
Tharang Academy of Arts presented THARANG UTSAV 2017.
- Dec 2:
5pm: Aparna Vinod & disciples (BN)
5.40pm: Rasika &Shivaranjini (BN)
6.20pm: Srividya Angara (Kuchipudi)
7.15pm: Guru B.Bhanumathi & Sheela Chandrashekhar (BN)
(Felicitation function at 6.45pm. Chief guest: Dr.Sunil Kothari)
- Dec 3:
4.15pm: Praneetha Sharma (Carnatic vocal)
4.50pm: Divya Ravi (BN)
5.40pm: Guru Rina Basu (Hindustani vocal)
7.15pm: Lakshmi Gopalaswamy (BN)
(Felicitation function at 6.45pm. Chief guest: Dr.Sunil Kothari)
At: JSS auditorium, Banashankari
|November 27 - December 2, 2017 London|
Soho Theatre, London invited Justus Repertory to present NIGHT’S END for a week's run.
Set in a reserve forest in Rajasthan, India, NIGHT’S END unfolds the story of Krishnan Nair (Sheejith Krishna). Born into a family of classical Kathakali artistes and trained in the art from childhood, Krishnan runs away from his native village in Kerala, and becomes a forest guard in a tiger sanctuary. In moments of emotional intensity, the artist in him finds solace in dancing. The plot moves through Krishnan’s attempts to enlist the help of the Mogiya, nomadic tribals who were traditionally hunters, in saving the tiger, his friendship with Billu Mogiya the drummer, his romance with Chandni Mogiya (Akhila Ramnarayan), and his encounters with the poaching mafia. Night’s End is a tale of betrayal, abandonment and loss in which the actions of humans- indigenous peoples, settlers, tourists, the state, the media-powerfully affect the fragile eco-system we inhabit. Night’s End is also a love story.
Playwright and Director: Gowri Ramnarayan
Featuring: Sheejith Krishna & Akhila Ramnarayan
Lighting Design: Krishnan Venkatesh, Sound: Rakesh Pazhedam
Venue: Soho Theatre, 7pm
|December 2, 2017 Bangalore|
Shivaranjani Harish and Rasika Kiran, disciples of Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran, presented a Bharatanatyam recital for the THARANG UTSAV.
At J.S.S Auditorium, Jayanagar, Bangalore, 5.30pm
|December 2, 2017 New Delhi|
Drs. Raja-Radha Reddy performed at Nehru Park, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi at 6pm - the first day of the 2 day event organised by the Airports Authority of India and Spic Macay.
The event 'Dance in the Park’ also featured Kathak performance by Pt Birju Maharaj.
|December 1 & 2, 2017 Singapore|
Maya Dance Theatre presente ANWESHA-BEYOND THE DARKNESS, inspired by an earlier work Anwesha-The Quest (2012), an unsettling physical dialogue that compelled the viewer to probe the traditional narrative of Ramayana’s Sita - a continuation of Maya’s journey of social exploration. It addressed the relevant yet less discussed subject of mental well-being, delving into the ‘urban-ness’ of society and its intangible pressures that result in a state of reduced mental wellness. Sita continues to be a medium for exploration and is used to draw parallels to the many Sita-s, regardless of gender, who are hurt and suppressed in our society today.
Dec 1: 8pm, Dec 2: 2.30pm & 8pm
At: Drama Centre Black Box, 100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3
|November 26 - December 2, 2017 Kolwan, Pune|
WINTER ARTS INTENSIVE (DANCE), Theme: FACETS OF ABHINAYA
Theoretical & practical dimensions of communicative & expressive process of performance-art
Designed & Conducted by: Ramaa Bharadvaj
A 7-day Bharatanatyam residential learning-lab - dance-making via multiple lenses. Course details:
• Yoga & Cross training - Shatkarma practices - Meditation - Sadhana techniques;
• Enriched movement basics via Sthanaka & Chari from Natyashastra (theory & practical) - Abhinaya-Lab (characterization methods & exercises) - Eleven limbs of Theater Arts & their practical application
• Choreo-Lab (two original choreographed dances) - Showcase performance
Venue: Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula campus, Kolwan, Pune
Eligibility: 5+ years of dance training - Fluency in English
|December 1, 2017 London|
Pallavi Anand (daughter and disciple of Shalini Shivashankar), presented PRAKRTI, a Bharatantyam margam. The accompanying artists for the eveningwe re: Vocal - Vamshikrishna Vishnudas, mridangam - Prathap Ramachandra, flute – Madhusoodanan, nattuvangam - Shalini Shivashankar
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4a Castletown Road, London, W14 9HE, 7.15pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07811823684
|December 1, 2017 Mumbai|
Conceived at a farmhouse in the small town of Kamshet, THE KAMSHET PROJECT experimented with transitioning realities. Nine highly skilled dancers were put under house arrest and cut off from all social and familial ties. It was an experiment to go beyond the physical text of dance and explore the reality of who each of us really is. Contemporary dance performance was followed by an engaging and entertaining 20 mins talk by the celebrated dancer, choreographer Terence Lewis.
At: NCPA Tata Theatre, 7pm
|Nov 30 & Dec 1, 2017 Varanasi|
Melattur Bhagavata Mela by Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam led by S Natarajan.
- Nov 30: MAHARAJA HARISCHANDRA-Part 1
- Dec 1: MAHARAJA HARISCHANDRA-Part 2
At: Shivala Ghat, Varanasi, 4pm
Info: 94431 2700 / email@example.com