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February 28, 2018 NYC
Rajika Puri on "Indian Classical Dance" in the series: "DAVID VAUGHAN'S THE DANCE HISTORIAN IS IN" - a lecture based round the projection of vintage footage from films, in the main from the Jerome Robbins Dance Collection at the New York Public Library of the Performing Arts.
David Vaughan was the archivist of the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, author of Merce Cunningham/65 Years and Frederick Ashton and His Ballets, and was the dance historian in residence of the Jerome Robbins Dance Division from 2012 onward, holding monthly screenings of his favourite dance films and videos. David Vaughan passed away on October 28, 2017. Bharatanatyam and Odissi practitioner and dance historian, Rajika Puri, showcased clips on Indian Classical Dance.
Venue: 3rd floor screening room, Library of the Performing Arts, Lincoln Center, New York, 1-3pm

February 28, 2018 Bangalore
In association with ICCR , Nirmiti, Kala Sampurana and Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kala Sampada Bengaluru hosted PRAVIDYA on the birth anniversary of Rukmini Devi Arundale, with a daylong program of seminar, lectures and cultural presentation of Kalakshetra style by senior dancers, scholars and critics from all over India.
10am: RUKMINI SAMSMARANAM by Dr. M. R. Krishnamurthy, Founder, Kalakshiti
11am: SASTRAT JNANAM - Tiruvarur Sthalam and its Narratives:
An interpretation of Rupamu juchi varnam composed by Rukmini Devi, by S. Jayachandran, dancer and research scholar and Vamsi Madhavi, dancer.
2pm: VIDVAD PRASTARA - Analysing Nritta in Compositions of Rukmini Devi by Guru Minal Prabhu, Director, Mudrika Foundation for Indian Performing Arts
Technicalities found in the Nritya Compositions of Rukmini Devi by Dr. Sheela Shridhar, Head of the Department of Dance, University of Mysore
6pm: NRITYARADHANA - A tribute to Rukmini Devi through her Compositions by Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon, Directors, Samradhya, Chennai
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan Bengaluru, 10am to 8.30pm 
Contact: +91 9901830830 /

February 19 - 27, 2018 Mumbai, Baroda

Schedule for Uma Dogra and disciples.
-19th and 21st Feb: Kathak solo by Uma Dogra, SPICMACAY, Mumbai
-26th Feb: Kathak solo by Uma Dogra in GURU SUNDERLAL GANGANI MAHOTSAV, Baroda
-27th Feb: Uma Dogra’s Kathak solo in SMRUTI KUSAMANLAJI SAMAROH, in memory of Guru Parwati Kumar, Mumbai

February 26, 2018 New Delhi
Kathak Disha Academy of Dance and Music presented SMRITI SAMAROH as a tribute to Shanti Devi Gangani, mother of Parveen Gangani.
Abhay Rustum Sopori (Santoor), Ustad Rafiuddin Sabri on tabla
Parveen Gangani (Kathak), Ustad Sabri Khan on tabla
Venue: Stein Auditorium Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi, 7pm
Info: 9891 855970 / 8750 665276

February 20 - 26, 2018 Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
Madhya Pradesh Government, Culture Department organized the celebration of National Kalidas Samman on the first day of KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL held in Khajuraho. On this occasion, the awards for four years i.e. from the year 2013 to 2016 were given to the artists of the country.

February 4 - 26, 2018 Mumbai, Baroda

Uma Dogra’s schedule for Feb 2018.
-Feb 4: Samved Society for Performing Arts and Uma Dogra presented 28th Pt. Durgalal Festival
At: Kalaangan Amphitheatre, Sangeet Mahabharti, JVPD Scheme, Juhu, 6.45pm to 10pm
-Feb 13: Uma Dogra’s Kathak solo in Natyanjali Festival, Mumbai
-Feb 26: Uma Dogra and Group performed in Guru Sunderlal Gangani Festival, Baroda

February 3 - 26, 2018 Chhatisgarh, New Delhi, Hyderabad, Singapore
-Feb 3, Manipat, Chhatisgarh: Anchal Pandey presented DURGA TANDAV at Manipat Mahotsav at open air, 7.15pm (organized by Dept.of Tourism, Chhattisgarh)
-Feb 7, Jahangir, Chhatisgarh: Guru Gajendra Panda, Aarya Nande and principal dancers of Tridhara presented Odissi duet Ardhanariswar and groupKRISHANAYA TUVHYAM NAMAH for JAJULLYADEV MAHOTHAV 2018, at Open air, 7pm (organized by Dept.of Tourism, Chhattisgarh)
-Feb 8, Rajim, Chhatisgarh: Guru Gajendra Panda, Aarya Nande and principal dancers of Tridhara presented Odissi duet Ardhanariswar and groupKRISHANAYA TUVHYAM NAMAH for RAJIB KHUMBA 2018, at Open air, Rajib Lochan Temple, 6pm (organized by Dept.of Tourism, Chhattisgarh)
-Feb 9, New Delhi: Ankita Kumari  and Aditi Mukhi, Sudha Chandran, Pt.Anup Jalota perform ). Laxmi Nrusingh Dhyan (Duet Odissi Performance) / Bharatanatyam / bhajans for DELHII SANKRUTIK MAHOTSHAV-2018, at Kamani Auditorium, 6pm (organized by Debadhara,
New Delhi)
-Feb 13, Hyderabad: Guru Sudipta Panda, Sanskruti Kala Niketan presented ARDHANARISWARA (solo Odissi) for MAHA SHIVARATRI  FESTIVAL, at open air Shiva temple, Bemulawada, 7pm (organized by Govt. of Telangana)
-Feb 25. Hyderabad: Sudipta Panda and Guru Gajendra Panda presented Ardhanariswar for ODISSI DANCE FESTIVAL-2018, at Rabindra Bharati, 6pm (organized by Sanskruti Kala Niketan and Dept. of Language and Culture, Govt. of Telangana)
-Feb 26, Singapore: Guru Sasmita Pal presented group Odissi for Thakur Anukul Chandra Birth Centenary at open air, Shri Veerama Kali temple, 7.30pm (organized by Debaprasad Nrutya Dhara, Singapore, led by Sasmita Pal)

February 25, 2018 Chennai
Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation celebrated its 15th Foundation Anniversary and commemoration of the 12th year ‘Kala Poshakam’. The Foundation was inaugurated on 15th February 2003 which happened to be the 11th remembrance day of Sumukhi Amma.  Sugathan Mohandass performed a thematic Bharatanatyam MAADHORUBAAGAN penned, sung and presented by Revathy Sankkaran. He presented “Ardhanaari Stuthi” (Valachi ragam, adi talam), Muthuswamy Dhikshitar’s keertanam “Sri Kanthimathim” (Hemavathi ragam, adi talam), padam “Mukhathai kaatiye deham”, a composition of Paapanasa Mudhaliyar (Bhairavi ragam, misrachapu talam), an item based on Mylapore Kapaleeshwarar & Karpagambal, yet another composition of Revathy Sankkaran (Kalyani, adi), concluding with a “Shivan Taalattu” (a unique idea of Revathy in Neelambari) with a motherly touch, trying to make Lord Shiva fall asleep. Revathy also presented a short history of the Foundation describing it as bonsai Banyan Tree of Mylapore (Sumukhi Rajasekharan) whose first three branches are “The Mylapore Trio”, the other branches being the members and the small branch which shot up is Sugathan. She referred to Nagammal Paati - The Patron of the Foundation - as the main branch and a pillar of support.
Titles and awards were conferred and presented to distinguished artists in the field of dance and music. Smt. “R.NAGAMMAL SWARNA KALAS” Rolling Trophy was presented to Usha Mohan (music guru) for her students’ large participation in the 16th “Margazhi Bala Utsavam”. Guru Uma Murali, Carnatic vocalist, veena and keyboard player of Muralidhara Guruji Vidhyalayam was conferred GAANA GURU CHINTHAAMANI and Guru Sasirekha Raammohan of Kanakasabhai was conferred NRITHYA GURU CHINTHAAMANI. Classical violinist Ram Sundar was conferred VAADHYA YUVA BRAHMAM. All awardees  received gold lacquered GOPURA KALASAM and a citation.Twenty-one winners of 16th Margazhi Bala Utsavam received their Proficiency and Talent Prizes and participants of “Bala Vidhwan Bavani” received certificates.
At: Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall, Alwarpet, Chennai.

February 25, 2018 Bangalore
The Structural School of Fine Arts & Bharadwaj Foundation for the Arts presented TARANGA RANGA featuring Deepa Bhat (BN) and Laxminarayan Jena (Kathak)
At: 49, Vijayaranga, 17th Cross, Vijayanagar, Bangalore 560040, 5.30pm
Info: +91 94483 86840 /

February 25, 2018 New Delhi
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi presented DARSHAN a Bharatanatyam recital by Malavika Sarukaai.
Venue: Sannidhi, Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, New Delhi, 5pm

February 25, 2018 New Delhi

India Foundation for the Arts presented THE GODDESS AND HER LIEUTENANT, a presentation of research on the Poothan Thira ritual performance of the Mannan community in North Kerala by Sarita Sundar. The Poothan Thira is traditionally performed during Velas or Poorams—festivals associated with temples, which also act as contact zones where cultures meet and clash. The performance ritual is believed to cleanse and purify villages and towns of evil spirits. The performers dress up as Poothan, the lieutenant of Shiva, and Thira, the goddess Kali. Based on conversations with community members, artists and spectators, Sarita will discuss the creation of biographies of ten objects related to this form, within the larger context of museums and understandings of heritage, knowledge, and cultural agency in India. Sarita Sundar is a Graphic Artist and Researcher and is presently involved in research and writing on heritage, popular and visual culture and design theory.
At: Studio Safdar, 2254/2A Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi 110 008, 6.30pm

February 12, 18 & 25, 2018 Vishakapatnam, Chennai, Mumbai

Prakriti Dance presented AMBA SHIKANDI featuring Co-Artistic Directors Kasi Aysola, Madhvi Venkatesh and troupe. Inspired by the Mahabharata epic, Amba Shikandi: A Journey of Courage narrates the story of Amba, who goes to any lengths to find her justice. Taken away from her true love by Bhishma, she cannot marry and finds herself ostracized and alone. Instead of accepting her fate, she seeks divine intervention to find her own justice. Like Amba, may we all have the courage to follow our own journeys and find our true destinies. May the roaring flame of Amba Shikandi's spirit blaze a path for all.
-Feb 12: VMDA Sabha, Vishakapatnam, 6.30pm
Presented by Visakha Music and Dance Academy
-Feb 18: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 11am
-Feb 25: Evam Festival, Mumbai, 7pm
Presented by Rasa Bodhi Foundation
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February 6 - 25, 2018 New Delhi, Vadodara, Uttar Pradesh, Khajuraho

Schedule for Geeta Chandran & Natya Vriksha Dance Company.
-6 Feb: Geeta Chandran presented a few of the Art Karat Awards for Excellence at Kamani Auditorium
-7 Feb: Geeta Chandran inaugurated SRIJAN-2018, the annual Inter College Festival of Shyama Prasad Mukherji College, Delhi University, 9:30am
-9 Feb: Natya Vriksha dancers inaugurated an international conference with a short classical performance at the Taj Palace Hotel
-10 Feb: Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed for the Nritya Parv Festival organized by Prof. Parul Shah, C.C. Mehta Auditorium, Vadodara, 8pm
-12 Feb: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company perform at the 27th Shivratri Sangeet Mahotsav.
Venue: Shri Hanuman Prasad Poddar Andh Vidyalaya, Durgakund, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, 7pm
-13 Feb: Geeta Chandran performed solo Bharatanatyam at the Sangeet-Sahitya Utsav organized by the Shri Achaleshwar Mahadev Mandir Foundation at Pathgadi Village, Sonbhadra Tribal Zone, Uttar Pradesh. Accompanying artists: Guru S. Shankar-nattuvangam; K. Venkateshwaran-vocal; Manohar Balatchandirane-mridangam; Rajat Prasanna-flute.
-17 Feb: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed ANEKANTA before a live audience for the Creative Choreography Festival, a new initiative of Doordarshan the national broadcaster.
-19 Feb: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed in Mt. Abu at Dance Festival organized at the Shri Sarveshwarnath Mandir
-22 Feb: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed for the Indo-Russian Summit, Shankar Lal Auditorium, University of Delhi
-25 Feb: Sneha Chakradhar, senior disciple of Guru Geeta Chandran performed at the Khajuraho Dance Festival 2018. She was accompanied by Geeta Chandran-nattuvangam; K. Venkateshwaran-vocal; Manohar Balatchandirane-mridangam and Ravinder Rajput-flute.

February 24, 2018 Chicago, IL
Silicon Andhra celebrated SRI ANNAMACHARYA 610TH JAYANTI UTSAVAM with music competition and dance competition between 9am and 9pm.
At: Sri Venkateswaraswamy temple, Aurora
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February 24, 2018 Bradford, UK

Sonia Sabri Company presented DASTAAN, a performance experience in 2 halves of projected film with live music. Set up in a silent film style scenario, it was played by five musicians of different musical genres, backgrounds and faiths, including Sonia Sabri Company's musical director Sarvar Sabri. 'Dastaan' explores the traditional Persian calligraphy known as Nasta’liq and celebrates it as an artform in its own right.
At: Kala Sangam Arts Centre, Bradford, 7.30pm

February 24, 2018 Chennai

Prakriti Foundation presented ARUNA AND THE RAGING SUN by internationally acclaimed performance companies Graeae (UK) and La Fura dels Baus (Spain), a large-scale disabled-led show.  The production included 100 disabled and non-disabled performers, including Chennai based performers and local residents, providing a huge cultural platform for the promotion of disabled artists and disability rights. Featuring 24-metre-tall puppets, fireworks, jaw-dropping aerial performances, this performance tells the story of a disabled superhero helping humanity overcome the challenges of climate change.
Venue: Lady Willingdon College Campus, 6.30pm

February 24, 2018 New Delhi

Rasaja Foundation presented CHRONICLE OF A DEATH FORETOLD, an adaptation of Gabriel  Garcia Marquez’s novel. Directed and performed by Manjari Kaul.
At: The Atelier, F213C Lado Sarai, 6.30pm to 7.30pm

February 19 - 24, 2018 North India
Trayi - A collaboration of three Bharatanatyam dancers from Bangalore- Anuradha Venkataraman, Radhika Ramanujan and Ramaa Venugoplan – presented SAKHYAM.
-19th Feb, Jaipur, 7.30pm: Uday Shankar Ballet and Dance festival, organized by Shruti Mandal
-21st Feb, Chandigarh, 7.30pm: All India Bhaskar Rao Nritya and Sangeet Sammelan organized by Pracheen Kala Kendra
-23rd Feb, Vrindavan, 5pm: Ghambira, Jaisingh Ghera 
-24th Feb, Varanasi, 6.30pm: Shaam-e-Banaras

February 4 - 24, 2018 Kolkata, Jaipur
Sapphire Creations Dance Company’s schedule for Feb 2018.
- 4th Feb: Performed SAPPHIRESCOPE for an annual meet of club members of Indian Oil with aerial artists India's Got Talent season 6 Manik Paul
At: Indian Oil Auditorium, Haldia, 6.30pm
- 9th Feb: Premiere of film NILACHOLEY KIRITI by Anindyua Bikas Dutta starring Indraniel Sengupta, Rituparna Sengupta and choreography by Sudarshan Chakarvorty
At: Priya Cinema, Kolkata, 7pm
- 10th Feb: Performed SAPPHIRESCOPE for the Dept of Minority, Govt of West Bengal with more than 20 dancers to inaugurate the MILAN MELA
At: Park Circus Maidan Grounds, 6pm, Kolkata
- 17th Feb: Inaugural dance celebrating Bengal for the Coast Guards with 20 dancers.
At: Coast Guards Ground, Near Mani Square, Kolkata, 6pm
- 20th Feb: Performance of its accclaimed production EKONAMA on global warming fusing Purulia Chhau dance at UDAY SHANKAR BALLET FESTIVAL
At: Maharana Pratap Auditorium, 7pm, Jaipur
- 24th Feb: Sudarshan Chakravorty choreographed a special act for the STAR PARIVAR AWARDS depciting the famous folklore of Bengal ‘Chandi Mangal Kabya’ with 30 dancers and actors.
At: Science City Auditorium, 7pm, Kolkata

February 23, 2018 Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Anuradha Vikranth performed at KHAJURAHO DANCE FESTIVAL at 6.30pm.

February 23, 2018 New Delhi

Kalavaahini presented the first of its DANCE SERIES featuring Christopher Gurusamy and Shijith N Parvathy in Anubhuti-an experience.
At: India International Centre, 6pm

February 13 - 23, 2018 Tamilnadu

Schedule for Sai Sanjana Edara, disciple of Meenakshi Chitharanjan
- Feb 13, Trichy Natyanjali, 6.30pm - Manicka Vinayakar Sannidhi, 8.45pm - 100 Pillar Mandapam Malaikottai
-Feb- 14, Nagapattinam Natyanjali - 7pm, Thirunallar Natyanjali - 9pm.
-Feb 15, Kumbakonam Natyanjali - 8.25pm
-Feb 23,Madurai Tamil Isai Sangam’s 43rd Annual Festival - 5.15pm to 6.30pm
Info: 9444881906

February 3 - 21, 2018 Karnataka
Schedule for Nirupama, TD Rajendra & Abhinava Dance Company.
-Feb 3, Chikballapur: Abhinava Dance Company presented OJAS  for the Dashamanotsava of the Chikballapur district organised by Chikballapur district
Venue: Dr.M Vishweshwariah district stadium, Chikballapur, 7pm
- Feb 10, Bangalore: ADC presented DAKSHINOTHARAM - an evening of Bharatanatyam and Kathak for the 6th annual program Samayoga organised by Ranjini Fine Arts.
Venue: New Horizon College of Engineering, 6.30pm
-Feb 11, Bangalore: ADC presented SAMBHRAMA and RAMA KATHA VISMAYA for the golden anniversary celebration of Chaitanya Projects Pvt Ltd.
Venue: Whitefield, 6.30pm
- Feb 21, Mangalore: ADC presented OJAS for the Brahmakalashotsava Ananthapadmanabhaswamy temple, 6.30pm
For details contact:

February 20, 2018 Jaipur

Sapphire Creations Dance Company performed for the Uday Shankar Ballet Festival at Jaipur. Sapphire performed its newest work Ekonama as a critique of the rapid depletion of natural resources and the impending loom of a deadly end to our beautiful world as we know it.

February 17 & 18, 2018 Worcester, MA
Unity Center of Central Massachusetts presented BHARATANATYAM FOR NEW AUDIENCES by Jaan R. Freeman (Disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar, senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati). It has toured the United States for 10 seasons.
-Performance: Feb 17, 6pm-7:30pm
Enjoyed the performance? Come take a class and experience some of the Adavus (basic steps), Hastas (hand gestures) and integration of storytelling with the sung poetry.
At: Unity Center of Central Massachusetts, 21 Cedar Street, Worcester, MA 01609
(508) 340.6604

February 18, 2018 Kolkata
Deshopriyo Kolkata Cultural Centre, an institution promoting Indian classical dance, presented a talk by Dr. Puru Dadheech on Kalidasa and Natyashastra followed by Kalidasa’s Kumarsambhavam in Kathak idiom by Sushmita Banerjee and disciples followed by Marga Natya by Piyal Bhattacharya and disciples
At: Birla Institute of Art and Culture,108 Southern Avenue Kolkata 700029, 6pm.

February 17 & 18, 2018 Mumbai
MUMBAI ODISSI UTSAV hosted by Kaisiki Nrityabhasa & Samskritiki in association with Sangeet Mahabarathi.
At: Kalaangan Amphitheatre, Juhu, 6.30pm
Info: +91 98700 52345

February 13-18, 2018 Thanjavur
The Brahan Natyanjali Foundation conducted its consecutive fifteenth year International Dance festival at the World Heritage Monument, Thanjavur Big Temple for seven days.
Mobile : +91 98424 55765
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February 3 - 18, 2018 Pondicherry

Adishakti presented the 4th edition of REMEMBERING VEENAPANI FESTIVAL over 3 weekends featuring theatre, dance and music.

February 8 - 17, 2018 Chennai & London

Schedule for Divya Kasturi
-8th Feb @ 7pm: Solo Bharatanatyam at Bharat Kalachar, T.P. Road, T.Nagar, Chennai
-9th Feb @ 6pm: Performance as part of 'Natya Samaradhanam'- to celebrate centenary year of Bharatanatyam legend T Balasaraswati at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai - organised by Nandini Ramani's Dr V.Raghavan Center for Performing Arts
-17th Feb @ 6pm: Presented NESAM at Winston Churchill Hall, London for the charity Oru Paanai to feed young children. Featured multi-lingual compositions  in collaboration with musician Vamsikrishna Vishnudas. The evening also showcased young local talents - disciples of Divya and Vamsikrishna.

February 2 - 17, 2018 Mumbai, Dubai, Bhubaneswar, Washington DC
-2nd & 3rd Feb, Mumbai: Kampni brought together the classical, folk and martial art traditions from across India in a vibrant choreography which showcases both the lyricism and vigour of the Indian dance heritage along with celebrating the partnership of the twin cities -Mumbai and Stuttgart!
-3rd & 4th Feb, Dubai: Kampni Director Madhu Nataraj conducted workshops and performed on Kathak & its contemporary interpretations for the 10th aniversary of Gurukul Dubai
-11th Feb, Bhubaneswar: Kampni performed AIKYAM- INVOKING EQUIPOISE for the Dhauli Kalinga Mahotsav. 
-17th Feb, Washington DC: Introduction to India's living Dance heritage- Lec dem for students of the George Washington University
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February 15, 2018 Birmingham, UK

Sonia Sabri Company presented VIRAGO, a new dance-digital solo production, collaborating with Ludic Rooms. The work looks at female body image and in particular women’s complex relationship with their own bodies, teasing the audience with perceptions and misconceptions of the female and gender.
At: The Old Rep, Birmingham, 7.30pm

February 15, 2018 Kolkata
Akshara presented  KATHA ANGIKA festival of dance and theatre featuring innovativ choreographies, each merging two styles - Shreyashi Dey (Odissi), Anurekha Ghosh (Kathak), Dheeman Bhattacharya (Theatre), Priyadarshini Ghosh, Mohana Iyer, Sujatha Ramalingam (Mohiniattam), Poushali Chatterjee, Arpita Venkatesh (Manipuri & Odissi)
At: ICCR Kolkata, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 6.30pm

February 13, 2018 Bangalore
NOOPURABHRAMARI DANCE RESEARCH SYMPOSIUM in collaboration with Kalagowri & Nirmiti took place on the auspicious day of Mahashivaratri.
1.30pm: Invocation and Welcome
Dance: Theorising the practicality
1.45pm: Symposium sessions begins withTracing the Adavu through study of treatises in Sanskrit byAnupama Jayasimha
2.15pm: Symbolic representation of Hastas and Adavus of Bharatanatyam (along with practical demo) by Ranjana Nagaraj
2.45pm: Role of Nayaka in Nayika composition(along with research based dance item) by Madhulika Shrivatsa
3.30pm: Classification, duties of Sakhi and her representation in dance and dramas(along with research based dance item) by Deeptishri Bhat
4.15pm: Panel Discussion followed by demonstration by Divya Shivnarayan - Alarippu- Practicality and Newness
4.50pm: Tea break
5pm: Lecture on Comparative Art and Aesthetics-Greek and Indian by Arjun Bharadhwaj, Scholar, Writer, Bengaluru
6pm: Valedictory session - Chair comments for paper presentation,
Release of Noopura Bhramari 10th anniversary onlineresearch journal issue,
Felicitation: Ananthrama, organiser-BTM cultural academy- with the title ‘Kalayojana Koushika’ and Subbukrishna, writer and organiser- with the title ‘Sahridayi Sadratna
7pm: Bharatanritya recital by Megha Shrinivas and Sangeeta Iyer (disciples of Dr Shobha Shashikumar)
At: Bengaluru- Kalagowri Auditorium, Basavanagudi.
Contact Dr BN Manorama: 9964140927 /

February 13, 2018 New Delhi
The Reddys presented night long SHIV ARADHANA for Maha Shivaratri celebrations, by maestros of dance and music.
At: Raja Radha Rangmanch, Pushp Vihar, Sector 6, Saket, New Delhi 110017, 7pm to 1am

February 13, 2018 Pune

Sankhya Dance Company presented dance drama URVASHI featuring Mandeera Manish as Urvashi. Choreography & direction: Vaibhav Arekar & Sushant Jhadav
At: Lokshahir Annabhau Sathe Natyagruha Smarak, Bibwewadi, Pune 411037

February 13, 2018 Sri Lanka
Colombo Captain`s Garden, Sri Kaileshvaram Temple celebrated its 5th Kaileshwaram Natyanjali 2018 with more than 400 artists all over the Island. The Capitan's Garden Hindu Temple known as Sri Kailasanathar temple.,the oldest, largest and most colorful Hindu temple in Colombo was built during Dutch rule (1640-1796) in the ancient Sri Lanka. During that period many traders started to travel from India to establish their commercial activities. The traders called the Dutch supervisor as Captain who was looking after the trade activities in the Colombo area. Therefore the place was named as Captain`s Garden and now it is known as Kappithawatha by all. The Hindu traders stared to worship Shivalingha which was prayed by one the saint Periyanaikutty Swamigal and after many years they built the temple in 1783. According to the historical records it is said the Shivalingha was found nearly 400 years ago in the Island. The divine Sri Karunakadatchi Ambhika and Sri Kailasanathar temple is worshipped by all ethnics and visited by tourists. The foreign tourists are allowed to enter the interior of the temple and to take the pictures of the temple courtyard.
Shivrathri is one of the auspicious event which is being celebrated in the temple and for the past 4 years temple has organized Natyanjali festival with great splendor. From a small family venture, the Kaileshwaram Natyanjali initiated in 2014 has developed to feature more than 400 dancers all over the Island performing Bharatanatyam, Kandyan dance, Kathak, Kathakali, Mohiniyattam and Kuchipudi. Sri Lankan artists used to travel India to perform in Natyanjali festivals held there with great efforts and this time there were artists from India also taking part in Kaileshwaram Natyanjali. This has been seen as good cultural exchange between the two countries and also great gift to the Sri Lankan artists.
At: Sri Kaileshvaram Temple, Colombo, 5pm

February 11 - 13, 2018 Ahmedabad
Kalalayam Nartan Academy presents SHIVARATHRI NRITYOTSAVAM from 7.30pm
Feb 11: HK Hall, Ashram Road
Feb 12 & 13: Shree Kamnath Mahadev, opp St Xavier’s High School, Navrangpura

February 5 - 13, 2018 Pondicherry

TANTROTSAV is a community-organised festival held over 9 days leading to Mahashivaratri. In its sixth edition, Tantrotsav hopes to delve deeper into the philosophy and various practices of Tantra, Natyashastra, Kalaripayattu, Ayurveda and Yoga. Ritual, Natyashastra Workshop included explorations through Kathakali, Mohiniyattam, Mizhaav Melam, Baul Music, Tantra Yoga, Chau and Theatre; Satsang; Performance every day 6pm  onwards were open to all. Masters / practitioners who shared  this year: Laurence Morlon (Pralaya Yoga), Lakshman Gurukkal (Kalaripayattu), Balakrishnan Sadanam( Kathakali), Suresh Kaliyath(Mizhavu), Caroline Prada (Chau), Paul Mathew (Theatre), Madhusudhan and Jayanthi Baul (Baul music).
Write to, or call: 0413-2622091 | 7736656156 | 8270709007

February 11 & 12, 2018 Chennai
IYAL ISAI MUSEUM Edutainment Series celebrated UNESCO’s recognition of Chennai as ‘creative city for music’ with seminars/ presentations/ performances for 2 days.
Venue: Madras Museum, 9.30am

February 11, 2018 St.Louis, MO
Soorya Performing Arts presented 13th Baithak Series - performed by Hansika Sakshi - a youth program series encouraging budding talents and also a platform for senior visiting artists to St. Louis.
At: Soorya Performance Space, 5.15pm.
Info: 314-397-5278 /

February 10 & 11, 2018 Ahmedabad & Vadodara
Schedule for Suprava Mishra
-Feb 10: Lecture on Odissi Dance and Gujarati Literature organised by Faculty of Performing Arts, MS University Vadodara , 10am to 1pm
-Feb 10: Perfomance by the students of Aum Arts Dance Academy at Sanskara Kendra, Ahmedabad, oganised by Abhibyakti, 7.30pm
-Feb 11: Performance by Suprava Mishra at H K Arts College, Ahmedbad, for Shivaratri Mahotsav organised by Kalalayam, 7.30pm

February 10, 2018 NYC
Daya Arts presented film screening of its latest production TWIN RIVERS followed by a lively panel discussion on performance & ritual practices in Yoruba and Hinduism with co-founders Wesley Beeks & Kiran Rajagopalan in conversation with collaborators Tony Yemaya, Priya Darshini, & Chéredyn Martin.
At: New York Public Library, 125th Street Branch, 2pm.

February 10, 2018 Chennai

Dr. S. Amarnath (one of the “Mylapore Trio”) who is a Professor of History at Presidency College, Chennai, led a group of Ph.D and M.A students to IYAL ISAI MUSEUM, a special exhibition organized by the Madras Museum. The Post-Graduate students have a subject on “Performing Arts of Tamil Nadu” in which they have a chapter on Musical Instruments. The students were amazed to see the models of rare musical instruments of ancient origin and icons of Nataraja displayed at the Gallery. Prof. Amarnath shared his knowledge about musical instruments with the students, which he had taught them in class as a part of the curriculum. He himself being an alumna of Kalakshetra and a classical dancer of yester years took the initiative to give them a new experience at the Museum. His siblings Surendranath and Aparna also were a part of this group and shared their own information on the subject. Tulasi Brinda, the Madras Museum Admin-Incharge and curator of the Zoology Section, who was also an M.Phil student of Dr. Amarnath, accompanied the group.

February 10, 2018 Bangalore

Temple of Fine Arts and Atta Galatta presented Navia Natarajan in Yati Gati Series, staging the dialogue between the artist and the audience.
Venue: Atta Galatta, 6:30pm (For details: 96325 10126).

February 10, 2018 Bangalore
Kala Sampada presented GNANA VANI, lec-dem on lasya in BN and Mohiniattam followed by Mohiniattam dance performance by Shobha Subhramanian from USA.
At:  Kala Sampada, 850, 9th Cross, BEML layout, 3rd Stage, Rajarajeshwarinagar, at 5pm.
Info: 09901830830.

February 10, 2018 Kolkata
Ananda Chandrika, Kolkata presented JANANI JANMABHUMI, Kathak creations by Amita Dutt & troupe as tribute to and celebration of our country's 7 decades of Independence.
Venue: Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, 5.30pm.

February 10, 2018 New Delhi
Desamania and Sandhya Raman presented MYSTIC MEN, featuring Dhirendra Tiwari (Kathak) and Sooreaj Subramaniam (Odissi)
At: The Atelier, F213C Lado Sarai, New Delhi, 6.30pm
Info: / (011) - 46576170

February 10, 2018 Bangalore

Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran presented their disciple Masoom M Parmar in AARABDH - The Beginning, a solo dance recital, at 6.30pm at Seva Sadana, Malleswaram.

February 9 - 11, 2018 Bhubaneswar
Orissa Dance Academy and Dept. of Tourism, Govt of Odisha presented the 14TH DHAULI-KALINGA MAHOTSAV at Shanti Vihar, foothill of Dhauli (6.30pm to 9pm)
Info: / Pramod Rout   -  9437306211

February 9 & 10, 2018 Vadodara
MS University of Baroda presented NRITYA PARVA 2018.
Seminar at Pt Deen Dayal Auditorium, performances at CC Mehta Auditorium.
Info: / + 91 98253 15178

February 9, 2018 New Delhi

Debadhara Delhi presented DELHI SANSKRITIK MAHOTSAV featuring Sudha Chandran (BN), Anup Jhalota (bhajans), Ankita Kumari & Aditi Mukhi (Odissi), Guru Nityananda Das (Odissi) and Ananya Kannan (BN). 
At: Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi from 6pm.

February 1 - 9, 2018 Hong Kong

Schedule for Mitul Sengupta and Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company.
-1st Feb: Consulate of India in China Hong Kong - solo Kathak
-4th Feb:Jockey Club - solo Kathak
-8th Feb: Mitul was invited for INDIA BY THE BAY 2018 organized by Teamwork Arts, for collaborating with Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts to create and present a work titled ‘In the Moment’ that happened after a residency of 15 days at HKAPA.
At: Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts - Production I ILLUMINATE and IN THE MOMENT
-9th Feb: Asiatic Society in Hong Kong - Production I ILLUMINATE and IN THE MOMENT, at Lippo Amphitheatre, Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 7pm

February 7, 2018 Aurangabad

It is a matter of great pride that few Chinese children who have been learning Bharatanatyam at Beijing came to Aurangabad to visit MAHAGAMI. As part of their Cultural Education visit, they were exposed to the Guru-shishya tradition at MAHAGAMI which is the time-honoured system of imparting knowledge in India. There was a DANCE SHOWCASE in which the Chinese students presented traditional compositions that they have learnt from their Chinese Guru - Jin Shan Shan (Eesha) at Beijing and as a gesture of artistic courtesy, the young learners of MAHAGAMI presented few compositions in Odissi and Kathak.
At: MAHAGAMI, 6.30pm

February 7, 2018 Bangalore

Raghu Nandan S presented a solo dance drama ARANYAKAANDA based on Tulsi Das’ Sree Ramacharita Manas (In Awadhi language). It had multiple characters with vivid characteristics divided in 4 acts: Atri muni milan, Supankha vivad, Sita apaharan, Shabri Upadesha. The music composition by Srishukha. Organized by the Indian Institute of World Culture, Bangalore.
At: Wadia Hall, Bangalore, 6pm

February 7, 2018 Thiruvananthapuram
Sangeet Natak Akademi Kutiyattam Kendra in association with Dept. of Museum, Govt of Kerala presented Nangiarkoothu performance SUBHADRAPAHARANAM by Kalamandalam Prasanna Kumari & troupe. Performance started with usual class on 'Mukulam ' mudra and the episode under performance.
At: Govt. Museum Auditorium, Thiruvananthapuram, 5pm.
Info: 0471-2352121, 2354455 /

February 5, 2018 Mumbai
Of Creativity & Inspiration in Business Management: Dr. Anonna Guha was in conversation with Smita Sahay about her book ‘21 Mantras for People Management: Lessons from Buddha, Vivekananda and Gandhi,’ Published by Indus Source, at KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL.
At: David Sassoon Library Garden, Kalaghoda, Mumbai, 5pm to 5.30pm

February 4, 2018 New Delhi
On the occasion of Pandit Birju Maharaj’s 80th birthday, Aditi Mangaldas presented classical Kathak solo at the Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.

February 4, 2018 Mumbai
Kshithija Kasaravalli performed Bharatanatyam for Mumbai Natyanjali 2018.
Venue: Shanmukhapriya, Sri Subramania Samaj, Temple Complex, Chhedanagr, Chembur, Mumbai 400 089, 7.15pm
Info: +919844301648 /

February 4, 2018 Bangalore

Kalamshu's JHENKARA UTSAVA, Kalamshu's Cultural Festival, coinciding with 12th anniversary celebration of Kalamshu, concluded this February 4. Kalamshu troupe presented dance and music by over 150 disciples followed by Kalamshu art award to veteran Sadhir artist Viralimalai R Muttukkannammal, aged 88 years, from Tamil Nadu. This award was presented by Dr.Sajith E N, Director, South Zone Cultural Center, Thanjavur.
Curator: Supriya Hariprasad
Venue: 4th Floor, Chitrakoota Auditorium, Chitrakoota School, Nagadevanahalli, Kengeri Main Road, Mutharayana Nagar,Gnana Bharathi, Bengaluru 56, 5:30pm
Info: / +91-94489 04446

February 3 & 4, 2018 Pune
Kalavardhini and Loud Applause presented SANCHARI – festival of films on dance, curated and conducted by Ashish Mohan Khokar.
-Feb 3:
11am: inauguration
11.30am: Dance film LASYA KAVYA (BN)
2pm: Discussion: Film appreciation
2.45pm: Documentary screening: Glimpses of Gopikrishna’s endeavours (Kathak)
Documentary screening: Guru Chengannur (Kathakali)
4.30pm: Film screening: MARATTAM
- Feb 4:
10am: Intro
10.30am: Documentary screening: Kathak Deviyan, Film on aharya
Discussion on importance of music and aharya
2pm: Discussion on how NOT to present dance
Contemporary dance
3.30pm: Dance film: KAPILA (Koodiyattam)
Venue: NFAI, Prabhat Rd, Pune.

February 3 & 4, 2018 Mangalore
Nrityaangan presented SAMARPAN 2018.
-Saturday, 3rd February 2018
5.30pm: Lighting of the Lamp
6pm: Bharatanatyam by Shubhamani Chandrashekar, Mangaluru
6.30pm: Kuchipudi by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan, Thrissur
7.15pm: Bharatanatyam thematic presentation 'Draupadi' by Soundarya Srivathsa, Bengaluru
-Sunday, 4th February 2018
10.30am: A panel discussion on Thematic presentation in Bharatanatyam
5.30pm: Release ceremony of souvenir Nrityaangan’s Journey
6pm: Bharatanatyam by Shriya Maiya, Mangaluru
6.15pm: Bharatanatyam thematic presentation 'Shikhandi' by Himanshu Srivastava, New Delhi
7pm: Duet Bharatanatyam presentation by Renjith Babu & Vijna Vasudevan, Chennai
At: Don Bosco Hall, Mangaluru

February 2 - 4, 2018 Thiruvaiyaru, Tamilnadu
Prakriti Foundation presented 10th edition of the FESTIVAL OF SACRED MUSIC as an initiative to acquaint the people of Thanjavur district to exceptional performances and new worlds of music, in addition to making the world aware of the rich heritage and tradition of the town, thereby encouraging heritage preservation and rural tourism. This year features a unique blend of artists and music from the country and abroad.
-Feb 2, 7pm: Vocal youth concert by Madras Youth Choir and Baby Sooryagayatri, Kalyan Mahal
-Feb 3, 7pm: Percussion concert curated by Jus Drums Murali, Panchanadeeswarar temple
-Feb 4, 7pm: Vocal concert by Aruna Sairam and Domonique Vellard, Pushya Mahal Ghat.
Info: 8754415362 / 8608685156 /

January 25 - Feb 4, 2018  Mumbai
NCPA presented MUMBAI DANCE SEASON. For the very first time, Mumbai witnessed a classical and folk dance season of this stature. The season focussed on bringing together the city’s finest dance artists and institutes to create an extraordinary mélange of dance presentations which was performed across locations in Mumbai.
-25th Jan: Showcase of eight classical dance forms from India comprising a number of solo, duet and group performances. The lineup included artists such as Vaibhav Arekar, Debi Basu, Darshana Jhaveri, Lata Sana Devi, Vaidehi Parashurami, Bhakti Bhatawadekar, Parinita Shah, Prachee Shah Paandya etc. At Tata Theatre, N.C.P.A., Nariman Point, 6.30pm
-26th and 27th Jan: Kanak Rele’s Nalanda University presented a two day workshop for senior dancers on exploring choreographies. At Plot A-7/1, N.S. Road No. 10, J.V.P.D. Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400 049, 10am
-27th Jan: The season showcased a lecture demonstration conducted by Joanna De Souza and Misty Wensel on What, Why and How. At Sea View Room, NCPA, 11.30am to 1.30pm
The Bandra Classical Utsav organized by Nandini Ashok was also part of the NCPA Mumbai Dance Season which was showcased in Bandra, 6pm.
- 28th Jan: NCPA hosted Nritya Basant workshop co-conceptualized by Renu Sharma who celebrated the beauty of nature in Indian classical dance. At Sunken Garden, NCPA, 3pm to 5pm.
Lok Gatha - a folk dance presentation entailed another workshop this time by Shama Bhate on collaborations with folk dance forms. At Sunken Garden, NCPA, 5pm to 6pm
Lok Gatha also presented Pratimb by Chhauni Mayurbhanj Chhau Performing Unit from Balipatna, Orissa and India Route - Folk dances of India by Vaishali Sagar and troupe. At Experimental Theatre, NCPA, 6.30pm.
- 29th & 30th Jan: There was an array of research paper readings youngsters and discussions with seniors on – Role of theory and practice in Indian Classical Dance. At Bharata College of Fine Arts and Culture, Dadar, 10am to 12 noon
Mandakini Trivedi and Jayashree Rajagopalan conducted a lec dem on “Abhinaya” and “Karanas” resp. At Thiruchembur Murugan Temple, Cheddhanagar, Chembur, 10am to 5pm
Importance of Nattuvangam and Music in Bharatanatyam by Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram and Saraswati Subramanian. At Yoga Vidya Niketan, Vashi, 7pm to 9pm
- 1st  Feb: NCPA Mumbai Dance Season inaugurated Natyanjali 2018. The event had a special performance by Bragha Bessell. The same day showcased Nruttamaalika – an exclusive confluence of different classical styles by all gurus of Mumbai. At Sri Subramania Samaj Temple Complex, Cheddanagar, Chembur, 6.30pm
- 2nd & 3rd Feb: Two-day Kathak workshop by Mangala Bhatt. At Sangeet Mahabharti, Juhu, 3pm to 6pm
-3rd Feb: Gauri Sharma Tripathi’s open class on ‘Riyazz’ with tabla and understanding nuances of Layakar will be hosted at Ankh Studio, Deonar, 8am to 10am
Two lec dems - Lateral teaching in Bharatanatyam by Nalini Raghu; Bharatanatyam: My journey from 1963 to 2018 by Sucheta Bhide Chapekar. At Nahar International School, Andheri, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
- 4th Feb: A Manipuri lecture-demonstration celebrating the birth centenary of Guru Bipin Singh by research scholar and Manipuri exponent Darshana Jhaveri and Lata Sana Devi. At GDAT, NCPA, 11.30am
28th year of the Pt. Durgalal Festival - Vyjayanthi Kashi and Prateeksha Kashi took the stage with Kuchipudi and Mangala Bhatt with Kathak. At Kalaangan Amphitheatre, Sangit Mahabharti, Juhu, 6.45pm

February 3, 2018 Chennai
JustUs Repertory presented WHEN THINGS FALL APART - A play about lost souls in the Mahabharata.
 “I have always been fascinated by Drona –veteran of the military arts, guru to the royal Kuru clan. But I am haunted by questions: What drives Drona, a self-made warrior, teacher, and statesman, to do great and terrible things by turn? What about Drona's unhappy wife Kripi? His wayward son Ashwatthama? Aren't Drona, Kripi, and Aswatthama rent apart - and within, by jealousy, greed, intolerance and lust for power? The same forces shattering our world today?” says writer-director Gowri Ramnarayan.
Cast: V Balakrishnan, Vinodhini Vaidyanathan, Akhila Ramnarayan
Music: Sheejith Krishna
At: RR Sabha, Mylapore, 6.30pm
Info: 91 98400 89030 /

February 3, 2018 Pune

Prerana Deshpande, a Kathak dancer, artist, and composer based in Pune completes 25 years of formal teaching with her institute Nrityadham. The celebration of Nrityadham’s 25th year commenced with the event SPACE where Nrityadham’s own senior students performed ‘Taal Mala’ - a concept of Guru Pt Mohanrao Kallianpurkar. Space also featured Odissi choreographies by Guru Ratikant Mohapatra and his Srjan Ensemble.
Venue: Yashvantrao Chavan auditorium, Pune, 7.30pm.
Info: Rucha 8806465702 / Devika 8007976715 /

February 2 & 3, 2018 Aluva, Kerala

Nepathya presented Prabandhakoothu RAMAYANAM presented by Nepathya Rahul Chakyar on Feb 2 and by Nepathya Sreehari Chakyar on Feb 3.
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam, 6.30pm.
Info: (0484) – 2470106 / +91 94472 09421 /

January 30 - February 3, 2018 Chennai

Kalakshetra Foundation presented BHAVA BHAVANAM NITHYA NOOTHANAM Kathakali festival.
-30 Jan: ARJUNA VISHADAM by Kerala Kalamandalam
-31 Jan: CHYAVANA CHARITHAM by PSV Natya Sangham
-1 Feb: NEELAMANEEYAM by International Centre for Kathakali, New Delhi
-2 Feb: BHISHMANUTHAAPAM by Kalakshetra Foundation
-3 Feb: KARNA PARVAM-PART 2 by Gandhi Seva Sadanam Kathakali Academy
At: Rukmini Arangham, 6 to 8.30pm
Info: 24524057 / 24520836

February 2, 2018 Aurangabad

PAÑCĀTMIKĀ: The origin, existence and future, dance performance by Parwati Dutta and Mahagami Ensemble - from the ancient concepts related to our origin to its manifestation in the creative traditions through the co-existence of life, nature and creative journey and finally to the search of 'light' for future. Concept, music design & choreography: Parwati Dutta
At: Rukmini Sabhagriha, MGM, 7.30pm

February 2, 2018 Bangalore

Natya Stem Dance Kampni presented Chhandam Dance Company and Fadadance Canada in BARDO, a unique 12 member dance production created by Canadian Kathak maestro Joanna De Souza with contemporary dancer Misty Wensel with live music by Ian De Souza &  Santosh Naidu.
At: Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, 7pm

February 2, 2018 Kolkata

Calcutta School of Music presented Vaibhav Arekar and his Sankhya Dance Company in MARGA THE PATH and NAMA MHANE
At: GD Birla Sabhagar, 6.30pm. By invitation only.

February 2, 2018 Mumbai
India Foundation for the Arts in collaboration with the School of Environment and Architecture (SEA), Mumbai presented EARCHAEOLOGY: STRUCTURE OF ACOUSTIC SPACES, a presentation by Umashankar Mantravadi, a senior Indian sound technician and inventor, followed by a discussion with Nida Ghouse, writer and curator.
Umashankar spoke not only talk about his project in archaeoacoustics, an area of research dealing with the acoustic properties of ancient performance spaces, but also demonstrated the working of his acoustic system. For this project, Umashankar aurally mapped two ancient performance sites-Nagarjunakonda in Andhra Pradesh and Vadakkamnathan Temple in Kerala. The project attempts to challenge the dominant visual understanding of the history of these sites, to recognise the significance of their sonic properties in the building and conservation. His study also examines the effects of industrialisation on our current listening practices. He engaged with these ideas, and talked about his inventions and experiences of the project.
At: School of Environment and Architecture, Eksar Road, Borivali (W), Mumbai 400091, 6.30pm