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January 30, 2018 Chennai

SPIC MACAY & SRF Foundation organise VIRASAT Festival all over Tamilnadu & Pondy this year.  Spicmacay Chennai is organising the inaugural performance of Kathak by dancer & Guru Prerana Shrimali (a senior Kathak guru at the Kathak Kendra in New Delhi) and her team from Delhi.
At: Dr MGR Janaki College of Arts & Science for Women, 11 & 13, Durgabai Deshmuk Road, R.A Puram, Chennai 600028, 11:45am to 12:45pm
Contact Chinmaya Raja: 97890 59024 / spicmacay.tamilnadupondy@gmail.com

January 30, 2018 Dharwad

Abhinava Dance Company presented few special choreographies at Dharwad organised by the Karnataka Sangeetha Nritya Academy.
Venue: Srujana Rangamandira, Dharwad, 6.30pm
For details contact : indu@abhinavadancecompany.com

January 30, 2018 Mumbai
 
RIVAYAAT- Aditi Mangaldas presented her classical Kathak solo SEEKING THE BELOVED at the Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
Info: www.aditimangaldasdance.com

January 30, 2018 New Delhi
Desmania in asociation with Gati Dance Forum presented a conversation with Jonathan Hollander of Battery Dance Company, sharing his journey of ‘Making dance meaningful and taking it beyond borders.’
At the Atelier, F 213C Lado Sarai, 6.30pm
Info: (011) 46576170 / sandhya@desmania.com

January 29, 2018 Chennai
Kalakshetra Foundation’s new Rukmini Arangham was inaugurated by its Chairman, N.Gopalaswami at 9.05am. Pancharatna Kriti by the Music faculty and BN recital by the dance faculty followed.
Info: (044) - 24524057

January 26 - 29, 2018 Naldurg, Latur & Hyderabad
Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape for January 2018:
-26th Jan: JANI MHANEY for the Orphanage, Aple Ghar at Aple Ghar, Naldurg, near Solapur at 3pm.
-27th Jan: SAVITRI VADATEY for Zilla Parishad High School, Govind Nagar, Near Latur at 7pm.
-29th Jan: LEELAVATI at the meeting of International Congress of Cell Biology 2018(CSIR) at CSIR, Hyderabad at 7pm
Contact: info@smitalay.com

January 28, 2018 Santa Clara, CA
Yuva Bharati presented KALPANA: A choregraphic showcase, coordinated by Deepa Mahadevan featuring:
-InSyncKathak Dance School
Anupama Srivastava, Reva Srivastava, Bhavi Asnani, Tanvi Deshpande, Saanvi Ranadive, Sayali Ranadive, Swarali Cholkar, Sia Agarwal, Rishitha Kona.
-NrithyaNivedhan School of Dance
Bhuvana Venkatesh & Harshitha Venkatesh -
-Nrithyollasa Dance
Haripriya Sundaresh, Vidya Ravikumar, Ritika Ravi, Swathi Subramanian
-Pampa Dance Company
Kamakshi Narasimhan, Manisha Murgude, Divya Ravi, Jisha Jacob, Deepti Chafekar, Keerthana Ananda , Shreedevi Rao, Suchita Kaundin
-Radhika Shankar’s students
Tara Shankar, Menaka Shankar and Sonia Shankar
-Thiruchitrambalam Dance Company
Pavithra Nagarajan , Aditi Cuddalore, Kriya Ramkumar, Gayathri Baskar, Shivika Dass, and Srija Pamujula
-Seniors dancers for several dance schools
Kavita Thirumalai, Chethana Sastry, Janani Narayanan, Priya Bhatt, Shrividhya Srinivasan, Kiran Umesh, Vinay Srinivasan, Meghah Vuppalapaty, Shruthi Aravindan, Sumana Krishnakumar, Kriya Ramkumar, Aditi Cuddalore, Vaishnavi Dornadula, Adhirai Karthik
Venue: Mission Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95051at 4pm
Info: info@yuvabharati.org

January 28, 2018 Mumbai

Lok Gatha is a platform created by the NCPA to help promote and preserve tribal and folk traditions and rituals. Just like classical dances, folk dance forms require training from a young age in order to achieve perfection and expertise. While dancing in groups, the folk artistes undergo rigorous rehearsals and riyaaz in order to sync with their fellow troupe dancers. For its presentation this year, the Mayurbhanj Chhau Performing Unit from Balipatna, Orissa, took the stage. Under the guidance of Kathak exponent Shama Bhate who has extensively worked with Chhau dancers for many years, the presentation showed stories of Shiva and Hanuman performed by the group in chhau and Kathak. The evening also featured folk dances by Mumbai-based folk artiste Vaishali Sagar along with her troupe. Tera taali from Rajasthan was performed by women belonging to the Kamara community. The dancer strikes on the cymbals tied to the different parts of her body to the beats of the accompanying song. In Hojagiri, from Tripura, women dance while balancing a bottle on the head and earthen lamp in the hand, while only the lower half of the body is moved. In dangi nritya, men and women join hands forming a chain or shrinkala making serpentine movements with one of them leading. The movements are very fast, swift and create various choreographic patterns in the fraction of a second. Gudum baja from Madhya Pradesh is a tribal dance in which dancers play gudum along with shehnai, manjira, timki, dhafla and ghungroo.
At: Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm

January 28, 2018 Chennai

The Kirans Academy of Natya (Gopukiran and Ashin Kiran) presented RAVANEEYAM, multi media based Bharatanatyam production. 
At: Music Academy, 6.15pm.
Info: 98414 01680 / gopukiran@gmail.com

January 28, 2018 Chennai

Bonjour India in association with Alliance Francaise of Madras & Prakriti Foundation presented HAKANAI - a digital dance performance - a solo choreographic performance linking art and technology by French performing arts company, Adrien M & Claire B, along with  contemporary dancer from Bangalore, Priyabrat Panigrahi.
Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7.30pm
Info: 8754415362 / 8608685156 / prakritifoundation@gmail.com

January 28, 2018 Bangalore

Indu Santhosh, disciple of Shobana Bhalchandra, presented thematic Bharatanatyam recital SARVAANTARAH inspired from the mystic poems of Akka Mahadevi, Lalleswari and the hymns of AdiSankaracharya.
At: Indiranagar Sangeet Sabha, Indiranagar, Bangalore, 4.45pm
Info: svindu86@gmail.com

January 27 & 28, 2018 Bangalore

Praveen Kumar’s Chitkala ensemble performed at
-Jan 27: Sri Rama Mandira, 9th Cross, Malleswaram, 6.30pm
-Jan 28: Shankara Foundation for Dance Jathre, 8pm

January 26 & 28, 2018 Mumbai
  
Uma Dogra’s schedule for Jan 2018.
- 26th Jan:  Indrayanee Mukherjee, disciple of Uma Dogra, Kathak solo - Mumbai
- 28th Jan: Students of Uma Dogra School of Kathak, at NCPA in Mumbai for  Dance Season
Info: umadogra@gmail.com

January 11 - 28, 2018 Mathura, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Japan, Singapore

Schedule for Guru Gajendra Panda and disciples.
-Jan 11: Guru Gajendra Panda and principal dancers of Tridhara presented Odissi Dance Production DEVI DASABIDHAM for SAI NRUTYA UTASHAV 2018 at World Shirdi Sai Trust Auditorium, Chennai, 7pm
-Jan 12: Anchal Pandey presented Odia Abhinaya-Manaudharana for KRISHAN RANG MAHOTSHAV, at Krishna Janmabhumi, Mathura, 7pm
-Jan 13: Guru Gajendra Panda & Tridhara group presented group Odissi DEVI DASABIDHAM at Open air theatre, Mahabalipuram, 6pm
-Jan 14: Tridhara Group presented group Odissi GANANAYAKA for Tamilnadu Tourism Fair, at Tourism Fair Hall, Chennai, 7pm
-Jan 17: Gajendra Kumar Panda and principal dancers of Tridhara, Bhubaneswar, presented YOGINI YOGA ROOPA for Umid Esia Award Festival at Bhanja Kala Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 7pm
-Jan 21: Masae,Yukiko, Akemi & Michiko, Odissi Dance Workshop, for A DAY OF ODISHA organized by Chisato Miura, Head of Japan chapter of Tridhara and Akhada, at Studio Fanfan, Japan, 11am
-Jan 27: Tridhara group presented GANANAYAKA for 2nd BHARAT EKTA UTSHA, Triveni Kala Sangam, 6pm
-Jan 28: Sasmita Pal, ODISSI DANCE WORKSHOP on Sthayee Nritya for International Odissi Dance Workshop at Tampien Community Hall, Singapore, 10am to 4pm
Info: pandagajendra989@gmail.com

January 27, 2018 Nashville, TN

Sahana Balasubramanya presented a thematic margam on the goddesses of Hindu mythology. DEVI SARVAMAYAM.
At: Sri Ganesha Temple, Temple auditorium at 6pm, Nashville, TN.
Info: hbsahana@gmail.com

January 27, 2018 Hyderabad

MADHAVA MAMAVA KRISHNA based on Krishna Leela, a 6th annual day celebration of Deepa Bharath’s Bhavam Nrityalaya, was held at Phoenix Arena. The sisters Deepa Bharath and Anitha Rajagopalan performed along with their thirty seven students in vibrantly colored costumes with their own guru Bhavani Anantharaman as chief guest.
Info: bhavam.nrityalaya@gmail.com

January 27, 2018 Chennai

Radhika Pillai’s Kalyani Natyalaya presented NRITHYA MAHOTSAV 2018, Fesitval of Bharathanatyam, in association with Madras Music Academy, featuring BN dancers from Gujarat - Guru Jalpa Patel and students, Guru Jignesh Surani, Guru Nira Shah and students.
At: Kasturi Srinivasan Hall (Mini Hall), Music Academy, 6pm
Info: +91 7358183266 / radhikavpillai@gmail.com

January 24 & 27, 2018 Bangalore
-Jan 24: Bharatanatyam solo and choreography of dance drama SRI RAMA RAGHU RAMA by Chitra Arvind as part of Nupura for Kinkini Nrityotsava at JSS Auditorium, Bangalore, 6pm
- Jan 27: Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary dance by Rhythmotion at Vishwa Vihaar, Bangalore, 7pm
Info: rhythmotion.dance@gmail.com

January 5 & 27, 2018 Cuttack, Bali
Kshithija Kasaravalli’s schedule:
-Jan 5:  9th Cuttack Mahotsav -International Dance and Music Festival
Venue: Sarala Bhavan, Near Biju Patnaik Square (in Odia - Biju Patnaik Chhak), in front of Tulasipur P.O. Cuttack 8, 8pm
-Jan 27: Saptarang International Festival of Indian Art and Culture, Bali
Venue: Art Centre Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 10.45am
Info: +919844301648 / kshithija.kasaravalli@gmail.com

January 26, 2018 Bangalore
 
Karnataka Sangita Nritya Academy presented Padmaja Suresh in NAMO ARIHANTANAM on the occasion of forthcoming Mahamastakabhisheka of Lord Bahubali.
At: Glasshouse, Lalbaug, 10am
Info: padmajasuresh@hotmail.com

January 17 - 26, 2018 Gujarat
Schedule for Suprava Mishra and Aum Arts Academy.
-17th Jan: Performance at Riverfront, Ahmedabad, for the visit of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Israel Prime minister.
-19th Jan: Theme Apsara at SABARMATI FESTIVAL 2018
-20th Jan: MODHERA FESTIVAL at Modhera Sun temple
-26th Jan: Production QUEEN’S STEPWELL a celebration of womanhood for the Odisha exhibition at Ahmedabad Haat.
Info: supravamishra@gmail.com

January 25, 2018 Mumbai
Mumbai Dance Season - A Prelude: Initiated by the NCPA, the prelude to the Mumbai Dance Season witnessed performances by multiple dance schools spread across Mumbai. This one-of-a-kind event is set to create history and has been co-conceptualised by stalwarts such as Jhelum Paranjape and Uma Dogra.
At: Tata Theatre, 6.30 pm

January 11 - 25, 2018 Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Thrissur

Schedule for Anita Ratnam
-11th Jan, Kolkata: Oxford Junior Literary Festival, 12.10 to 12.40pm
St.Paul’s cathedral
Children’s Storytelling Animation Workshop. Anita Ratnam showed how to tell stories through dance. For Middle School.
-13th Jan, Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel Literary Meet, 12.45pm
Liberation Through Sita: Volga, Anita Ratnam and Samhita Arni examined how Sita's fate has been questioned by artistes over generations. In conversation with Panchami Ukil.
Venue: Mango Orchard, Trident Hotel
Anita presented A MILLION SITAS at 6.30pm
Venue: Mango Orchard, Trident Hotel
-19th Jan, New Delhi: STONE.. SNA Award performance at Meghdoot Theatre
-25th Jan, Thrissur: Panel at the ITFoK Theatre Festival, Seminar on Curation, 2pm to 4pm
Moderator - S Surendranath
Panelists: Dr. Anita R Ratnam, Jayachandran Palazhy, Abhilash Pillai
Venue:  Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, Outdoor 2, Thrissur, Kerala 680020
http://theatrefestivalkerala.com/#theatreofthemarginalized
Info: arangham@gmail.com

January 24, 2018 Chennai
Kalakshetra presented Monthly Program featuring
Namasankeerthanam by 'Sri Mathre' Bharatwaj, 5- 5.45pm / Kathak performance by Nikita Dilip Banawalikar, 6- 6.45pm
At: Tagore Hall.
Info: (044) - 24524057

January 23, 2018 Bangalore
Veena Murthy Vijay presented SUKHA BHOOMI-THE STORY OF AGASTHYA for Bangalore Environment Trust.
At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 6pm.
Info: 98447 46077

January 21, 2018 Bangalore
The sixth edition of TARANGA RANGA monthly concert series, with Bharatanatyam recitals by Suma Rajesh, Priyanka J. Rao and Ramya Suresh, celebrated the choreographies of Guru B. Bhanumati and Guru Sheela Chandrashekhar.
At: 5:30 pm at Vijayaranga, 17th Cross Rd, Vijayanagar, Bangalore.
Info: akshara@ssfa.in

January 21, 2018 Chennai

Lakshmi Vishwanathan presented MY THYAGARAJA as narrated by Bangalore Nagaratnammal.
At: Music Academy, 6pm

January 3 & 21, 2018 New Delhi
  
Schedule for Sharon Lowen
- Jan 3: Odissi studio performance by participants of  Manasa-Art Without Frontiers Workshop, 7pm.
- Jan 21: Vajra Nritya - Ritual dance of Odisha taught by Chokyi Palmo at Manasa-Art Without Frontiers Workshop, 7pm
At: Manasa Studio, E-133 Amar Colony, Kalka Devi Marg, Lajpat Nagar IV, (near Kailash Colony Metro Station)
e-mail: sharonlowen.workshop@gmail.com

January 20, 2018 Bangalore

Anitha Rajagopalan’s Bhavam Nrityalaya, an institution dedicated to Kalakshetra bani of Bharatanatyam, presented BHAVA MARGAM as part of a gala Pongal cultural celebrations organized by Concorde Manhattans, Electronic City. Bhava Margam, attempted to take selected compositions from a traditional Margam like a Pushpanjali, Alarippu, Shabdam and Thillana and intertwined them with more popular compositions. A thematic composition ‘Krishna Madhurasa’ was presented by 20+ students of Bhavam Nrityalaya in the age group of 5 to 15 along with Anitha Rajagopalan as part of the evening recital.
Info: bhavam.nrityalaya@gmail.com

January 20, 2018 Bangalore

Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran presented the Rasika Dance Ensemble in SWAMINATHA SWAMI - Tales of the Warrior Lord Subramanya, as part of RASAYAANA -  Festival of Dance organised by Nrithyanjali.
Concept, Choreography and Direction: Kiran Subramanyam
At: ADA Rangamandira, J C Road, Bangalore, 6pm
Info: ramyaj752@gmail.com

January 20, 2018 Chennai

Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bangalore, presente RANGANATHAM BHAVAYAMI at Arulmigu Ranganatha Perumal Temple, Thiruneermalai, Chennai from 5.45 to 6.45 pm.
Info : kavyakasinathanv@yahoo.co.in  / 9341248059

January 20, 2018 Kolkata
  
Swaranjali presented NRI MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 featuring Manisha Paul (Kathak), Deeptharka Dhar (Bhajan), Subhasish Basu (hamsa veena), Samir Jana (vocal), Veena C Seshadri (Bharatanatyam)
At: Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, DD Blaock 27A/1, Salt Lake, Kolkata 64, 4.30pm.
Info: 99103 00319 / sitarsubrata@gmail.com

January 18, 2018 Delhi

Natya Ballet Centre presented WITHIN by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company-The Drishtikon Dance Foundation, at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, 7pm
www.aditimangaldasdance.com

January 18, 2018 Mumbai

CONFLUENCE: KATHAK AND FLAMENCO, by Dr. Anonna Guha and Paris Laxmi was presented for India and the World as a collaboration between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), the British Museum in London and the National Museum, New Delhi, with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
India is changing and so is the world. There is exchange - socially, economically and culturally. This coming together was symbolized by Confluence - classical dance Kathak and Spain’s Flamenco. The performance highlighted the intricacies unique to Kathak and Flamenco, while also bringing out the similarities in a vibrant jugalbandi / fusion by Anonna Guha (Kathak) and Paris Laxmi (Flamenco) for a duration of 30 minutes.
Venue: Bandra Fort, Bandra, Mumbai, 7pm
Info: anonna@nrityanjali.org.in /anonnaguha.yolasite.com

January 14 - 16, 2018 Bhubaneswar
The MUKTESWAR DANCE FESTIVAL took place at the beautiful Mukteswar temple premises, 6 to 8.30pm.
Schedule

January 5 - 16, 2018 Kolkata
  
Schedule for Rhythmosaic.
-Jan 5: Performance by ICCR scholar Vihanga Rukshan at Govindam Kutty Dance Festival at Gyan Manch organized by West Bengal Dance Group Federation.
-Jan 6 & 7: Performance SHAAM-E- RANG by AADC Dance Company headed by Anuj Mishra and his family on 6th and 7th January 2018 supported by Rhythmosaic, Open Doors, AlkaJalanFoundation.
6th Jan - Daga Nikunj, 6.30pm / 7th Jan - ICCR Kolkata, 6.30pm
-Jan 12: Performance by Vihanga Rukshan and Ama Nethmi, ICCR scholars at Happenings organized by Open Doors and Happenings at Loreto House.
-Jan 16: World Premiere of Ekalavya-  A Rhythmosaic Production on 16th January at Gyan Manch Kolkata 6.30pm.
Info: rhythmosaic@gmail.com

January 6 & 14, 2018 Dubai & Thane
 
Bala Devi Chandrashekar presented KARNA: DESTINY’S CHILD
-Jan 6, 6.30pm: Indian Consulate Auditorium, Dubai
-Jan 14, 7pm: Sanskruti Arts Festival, Thane
e-mail: info@shreepadmanrityam.org 
Info: www.baladevichandrashekar.com

January 13, 2018 New Delhi
Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - The Drishtikon Dance Foundation's second initiative
DRISHTIKON HOME-STUDIO BAITHAK: Season II, opportunity for young dancers and musicians to showcase their artistry in an intimate atmosphere.
Bharatanatyam and Odissi recital by Sooraj Subramaniam
Kathak solo by Aamrapali Bhandari
Hindustani vocal by Faraz Ahmed
At: Drishtikon Dance Studio, 6pm.
www.aditimangaldasdance.com

January 12, 2018 Mumbai
  
Vismay and B2B - Between 2 Beats: Kathak by Maulik Shah- Ishira Parikh & Anart Dance Company
Hum Ek Hain: Folk Dances by Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali. An NCPA presentation
At: Tata Theatre, 6.30 pm

January 12, 2018 Mumbai
  
HUM EK HAIN - Folk dances of India by Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali, an NCPA presentation.
Hum Ek Hain is choreographed and directed by dance scholar and choreographer, Guru Dr. Tushar Guha and is based on his 32 years of intensive research on Indian Folk Dances across Indian provinces and States. In keeping with India's rich tapestry, Hum Ek Hain wov the cultural magic through Folk dances from different provinces of India. A folk dance form unique to each state of India was selected to bring forth the cultural diversity while depicting the common occasions for celebration. The repertoire set to 55 minutes included Kaikottikali from Kerala, Adivasi from Tamil Nadu, Raungaboti from Odisha, Marwari dance from Rajasthan,  Baul from West Bengal, Gadwali from Uttarakhand, Baliya from Maharashtra, Dandiya from Gujarat and Hum Ek Hain - celebrating India’s cultural diversity.
Venue: Tata Theatre, NCPA, 6.30pm
Nrityanjali: 022- 25967388 / nrityanjali@nrityanjali.org.in / www.nrityanjali.in

January 11, 2018 Chicago, IL
 
Chicago Dancemakers Forum launched its 15th Anniversary year with a series of public dialogues about envisioning the future of Chicago Dance in relationship to its past: an opportunity for artist-to-artist exchange. This discussion featured Natya Founder and Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan (2004 Lab Artist) and Jumaane Taylor (2017 Lab Artist) and included information and application insights on the signature Lab Artist Awards program. Chicago Dancemarkers Forum's Lab Artists are awarded a $15,000 cash grant and a year of mentorship to support the research, development and performance of a newly choreographed work.
At: The American Rhythm Center: 410 S Michigan Ave, 3rd floor, Chicago, IL, 3:30 - 5pm
This event was co-hosted by American Rhythm Center and Natya Dance Theatre.
Contact: info@natya.com

January 11, 2018 Chennai

The Dhananjayans gave a lecture /demo at IIT Madras at 2pm as part of Saarang Festival 2018.
Info: bkalanjali@gmail.com

January 11, 2018 Chennai
 
Indira Kadambi is set to bring back to the stage, a 3 and half hour long solo Bharatanatyam performance PARIPOORNA MARGAHA (“the Complete Path”). Revisiting the traditional method of presenting a full body Bharatanatyam repertoire is a needed step in preserving the history of the dance. With this performance, Kadambi hopes to inspire the younger generation to look into the art more deeply and commit to full length traditional recitals overcoming the contemporary challenges. Music - by her husband T.V. Ramprasadh, Carnatic musician and scholar.
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 5pm
Info: indirakadambi@gmail.com

January 8 & 9, 2018 Bhubaneswar
Srjan & GKCM Odissi Research Centre presented ANTARDRISHTI, moving towards excellence, following the insight of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra, celebrating his 92nd Birth Anniversary.
-8th Jan:
Violin recital by Sarada Prasanna Das (Varanasi)
Solo presentation in Odissi by Rahul Acharya & Sujata Mohapatra
Innovative group dance recitals by Srjan Ensemble. Choreography by Ratikant Mohapatra.
-9th Jan:
Hindustani vocal recital by Kshitiprakash Mohapatra
(Accompaniment on tabla by Biswaranjan Nanda & mardala by Arup Das)
Solo presentation in Odissi by Rajashri Praharaj
Duet presentation in Odissi by Leena Nanda & Bharati Mishra
Innovative group dance recitals by Rudrakshya Foundation
At: Rabindra Mandap, 6.45 pm

January 3 - 9, 2018 Santiago, Chile and Sao Paulo

Astad Deboo and the Manipuri drummers travelled to South America to present RHYTHM DIVINE II – RIVER RUNS DEEP, for the 25th anniversary of the International Arts Festival starting 3rd January and performances on the 5th to 7th Jan, workshops on the 8th and 9th January at the festival.
Schedule: https://santiagoamil.cl/en/pro gramacion/danza-en/rhythm-divi ne-ii-river-runs-deep/
Info: astaddeboo@gmail.com

January 3 - 9, 2018 Chennai
Music Academy’s DANCE FESTIVAL
http://musicacademymadras.in/conference-and-concerts/dance-festivals/dance-festival-2018

January 7, 2018 Bangalore
    
VRC Academy of Music and Dance presented MURALIGAANA, an adaptation of the traditional Ragam Tanam Pallavi of Carnatic music into Bharatanatyam as part of their dance festival  performed by Shivaranjani Harish. Preceding this was a unique invocatory item in the format of an Alarippu performed by Rasika Kiran and Pallavi Bharadwaj.
Concept, Choreography and Direction: Guru Kiran Subramanyam
At: A.D.A. Rangamandira, J C Road, Bangalore, 7.30pm
Info: ramyaj752@gmail.com

January 6, 2018 Pune

ARTITUDE DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 – MARGAM UNMESH. Pune based Artitude organizes 2 day dance festival each year. This year the first day of the festival, ‘Margam Unmesh’, a CD album with compositions specially composed in Carnatic music according to Margam (sequence) in Bharatanatyam was released.  This treasure of fifty new and original compositions of Smita Mahajan will now be available for the connoisseurs along with the book containing the lyrics and meaning of these, which was published simultaneously. The Chief Guest for this ceremony was Kathak Guru Shama Bhate and Dr. Sucheta Chapekar, senior Bharatanatyam exponent.
Dancer-composer-lyricist Smita Mahajan has written the lyrics of Mallari, Pushpanjali, Jatiswaram, Varnam, Padam, Tillana compositions in Hindi and Marathi herself and also composed the tunes and music for the same. The evening featured performance by Smita and her disciples on select compositions from the album in Bharatanatyam style.  However, disciples of Shama Bhate performed compositions from the same album in Kathak Style. This may be the first time that a Kathak performance was performed on compositions of a Bharatanatyam dancer.
At the Bal Shikshan Mandir auditorium, Kothrud, Pune, 6pm.
Info: smita_m@hotmail.com

January 3 - 6, 2018 Bangalore
NIRANTHARAM 2018
Jan 3:
-Discourse on Sri Ramanuja Vaibhavam by Andal Sriram
-Bharatanatyam by Prerana Atreya (disciple of Padmini Chari)
-Bharatanatyam by D. Keshava, Switzerland
-Odissi: Vandana Supriya and Radhika Makaram
Venue: Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560003, 5:30pm
Jan 4:
-Carnatic vocal concert by Arjun Srivatsav (disciple of S Shankar) accompanied by Pranav Swaroop - violin, Vinay Nagarajan - mridangam
-Bharatanatyam SAATVIKA - EXPRESSIONS OF THE SOUL by Pratibha Prahlad
-Carnatic vocal concert by T. V. Shankaranarayan, accompanied by B.K. Raghu – violin, Tumkur Ravi Shankar – mridangam, Bhargava Halambi - khanjira
Venue: Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560003, 5:30pm
Jan 5:
ABHINAYA ANUBHAVA by senior dancers Usha Dathar, Asha Gopal, Dr.Vasundhara Doreswamy, Bhanumathi, Veena Murthy Vijay, Vyjayanti Kashi, Padmini Ravi, Manju Bhargavi, Deepak Mazumdar,Gopika Varma, Nagaraj and Suparna Venkatesh
Venue: Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru 560003, 5:
Jan 6:
In the presence of his holiness Sri Sri Yadugiri Yatiraja Narayana Ramanuja Jeeyar Swamy
-Sangeetha Sambhrama presents SAMBHRAMA PURASKAR AWARDS to Lalgudi Rajalakshmi, M. Vasudeva Rao, Padmini Chari, Akhila Iyer, Venugopala Raju, D. Keshava.
-KRISHNA LEELA - a musical-dance production by 60 dancers and stalwarts from the Carnatic classical & movie fields performing with live orchestra incorporating classic Kannada movie songs. Conceptualized and curated by: Dr. P. Ramaa
Performance & Choreography: Kiran Subramanyam & troupe, Praveen Kumar, Soundarya Igoor & troupe, Surya N Rao & troupe, Padmini Jagadeesh, Mithun Shyam& troupe, Manognya Balaraju & troupe
At: Chowdiah Hall, 5.30pm
Info: pramaa_20@yahoo.com

January 3 & 6, 2018 Bangalore
 
On Jan 3, D Keshava (Kalasri, Switzerland) performed for Nirantharam dance and music festival at Seva Sadan, 5pm. On Jan 6, Keshava received the SAMBRAHMA PURASKAR at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 5.30pm
Info: keshava@kalasri.com / www.kalasri.com

January 5, 2018 Chennai

Jyotsna Vaideeswaran presented Margam a Bharatanatyam concert for Brahma Gana Sabha's 2018 Dance Festival. Accompanied by Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy - nattuvangam, Binu Gopal - vocal, Siva Prasad - mridangam, Rijesh Gopalakrishnan - violin
Venue: Sivagami Pethachi Hall (M.Ct.M School), Luz Church Road, 6:15pm to 7:30pm
Info: jyothuv@gmail.com

January 5, 2018 New Delhi

SHYAM PRIYA, cultural evening in the honour of great maestros - Kathak maestro Guru Munna Shukla and emminent Odissi Guru Durga Charan Ranbir. Guest of Honour: Ranjana Gauhar
-Hindustani Classical vocal recital by Sanjeev Shukla, disciple of Sonia Roy and Dr. Ojesh Pratap Singh
-Kathak dance presentation by Ruchi Saini and R.Bhargavi Sudharshan (disciples of Guru Munna Shukla)
-Odissi dance presentation by Manoranjan Nayak and Raseswari Nayak (disciples of Guru Durga Charan Ranbir)
Venue: Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 7pm
For details please contact-+919812929303 and +919650552343

January 4, 2018 Mumbai
 
NCPA presented UNRAVELLED, Bharatanatyam by Dr. Janaki Rangarajan. Unravelled is a new solo production that explores the unseen layers of the iconic Draupadi. What is it about this woman that has captured the imagination of poets and writers for so many centuries? So much so that she is worshipped as a goddess – Draupadi Amman. Through Bharatanatyam and the spoken word in English, Unravelled is a dance-theatre production based on a contemporary script that draws inspiration from the Mahabharata and folk traditions.
At: Experimental Theatre, 7pm

January 4, 2018 New Delhi
Rachana Yadav performed AARADHYA (extract) and paid tribute to 101 years of M. S. Subbulakshmi at BHAVANJALI organised by Ministry of Culture and Sharda Nritya Niketan
At: Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, 6:30pm.

January 2, 2018 Chennai
Kalakshetra’s Monthly Program
-Carnatic vocal recital by Jayashree Vaidyanathan 
Violin - Thirumarugal Dinesh Kumar, mridangam - Manikkudi S. Chandrasekar
6pm - 7.15pm at Tagore Hall
-Thematic Bharatanatyam performance on ‘Nagarathnammal's Dream and Becoming Subbulakshmi’ by Dr. Priya Srinivasan & Uthra Vijay
7.15pm - 8.30pm at Tagore Hall
Info: (044) - 24524057

January 2, 2018 Chennai
 
Roopa Guha, Chitra Chandrashekhar Dasarathy's disciple, performed for Indian Fine Arts Society. She presented a new varnam on a Maratha King (A Tanjore Quartet composition), choreographed by Chitra. 
At: Ethiraja Mandapam, Alwarpet, 11.30am
Info: roopaguha@gmail.com

January 2, 2018 Thanjavur
 
Bala Devi Chandrashekar presented BRIHADEESWARA: FORM TO FORMLESS - through the eyes of a Devaradiyaal
At:  Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur, 7pm
e-mail: info@shreepadmanrityam.org 
Info: www.baladevichandrashekar.com

January 1, 2018 Chennai

Bharata Kalanjali & Krishna Gana Sabha presented a Bharatanatyam performance by Sushmita Rajtilak.
At: Kamakoti Hall, Krishna Gana Sabha, 3pm
Info: bkalanjali@gmail.com

December 22, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018 Aluva, Kerala
Nepathya presented 10TH KOODIYATTAM FESTIVAL with focus on AGNIPRAVESANKAM, the 7th chapter of Ascharyachoodamani in full.
Schedule
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam
Info: margimadhu@yahoo.co.in