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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

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 :  / 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 /

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

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.

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

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.

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 / /

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.

January 11, 2018 Chennai

The Dhananjayans gave a lecture /demo at IIT Madras at 2pm as part of Saarang Festival 2018.

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

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: gramacion/danza-en/rhythm-divi ne-ii-river-runs-deep/

January 3 - 9, 2018 Chennai
Music Academy’s DANCE FESTIVAL

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

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.

January 3 - 6, 2018 Bangalore
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

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
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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

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

January 2, 2018 Thanjavur
Bala Devi Chandrashekar presented BRIHADEESWARA: FORM TO FORMLESS - through the eyes of a Devaradiyaal
At:  Brihadeeswara Temple, Thanjavur, 7pm

January 1, 2018 Chennai

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

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