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March 31, 2018 Palo Alto, CA
Yuva Bharati presented KUCHIPUDI FESTIVAL.
4pm - 5.30pm: Vyjayanthi Kashi & Prateeksha Kashi from Bangalore
5.30pm - 7.30pm: Malliak Yelleswarupu, Anjali & Meena Vemuri, Lalitha Sindhuri
At: Cubberly theatre, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto

March 31, 2018 NYC

VOICE OF KATHAK by Anjali Nath & Shefali Jain
At: Alvin Ailey Citigroup Theater, 7pm

March 31, 2018 Puttur

Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bengaluru, performed at Nrityaantaranga, Puttur Mookambika Cultural Academy, Puttur, 6 - 7pm
Info : / 9341248059

March 31, 2018 New Delhi
Indian Revival Group celebrated 70 years and presented a dance theatre EK THA RAJA, the exemplary story of a Prince of Gujarat. The story of Gopaldas known as Darbar Saheb, the beloved and just ruler of principalities in Saurashtra. A story about the life and times of a leader of absolute honesty and pure patriotism. This is a tribute to all the remarkable individuals, who lived and struggled for a free and more just India.
Design, Direction and Choreography by Yog Sunder Desai and Papiha Desai.
At: Meghdoot Open Air Theatre, Sangeet Natak Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi, 7pm to 8pm

March 28-31, 2018 New Delhi
Gandharva Mahavidyalaya’s Pt Vinaya Chandra Maudgalya Birth Centenary Celebrations.
-March 28: Orchestras conducted by Jagdeep Singh Bedi, tabla ensemble by Shamim Ahmad, children’s choir by Sawani Mudgal, grand choir by Madhup Mudgal
-March 29: Odissi dance ensemble with Madhavi and Arushi Mudgal, Shalakha Rai, Shobha Bisht
-March 30: Kathak ensemble with Moumala & Monisa Nayak
-March 31: Bharatanatyam ensemble with Trishneela Barkakoti
Venue: Gandharva Mahavidyalaya, 7pm

March 8 & 31, 2018 Mumbai & Bangalore
Schedule for Sharmila Mukerjee & Sanjali
-8th March, Mumbai: Sharmila Mukerjee performed KAIKEYI as part of the 24th International Women's Day presented by Smitalay, at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi at 7.15pm.
-31st March, Bangalore: Sanjali presented HANSIKA (an adaptation of Swan Lake) choreographed and directed by Sharmila Mukerjee at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 6.30pm
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March 30, 2018 Bangalore
Abhinava Dance Company, Bangalore is attempting to revive a unique festival that was celebrated in Ancient India.Madanothsava, a spring festival that was celebrated 1600 years ago when people rejoiced at the arrival of Spring through music, dance, poetry, plays, games and community interaction was curated under the guidance of Shatavadhani Dr. R Ganesh who has conceived, written songs & devised activities connecting the theme.
Featured performances by eminent artists included Usha Geethe by Ustad Fayaz Khan, Painting by BKS Varma, Aashu Kavithe by Dr. R Ganesh, music by Kumaresh and Jayanthi, Creative music by Praveen Rao & Chakrafonics, Standup Comedy by Krishne Gowda,  Dance by Abhinava Dance Company, Sand Art by Raghavendra Hegde, Glow Art by Vinay Hegde, NAYAKA presentation in dance by Sathyanarayana Raju, Praveen Kumar, Parshwanath Upadhye & Naveen Hegde, Odissi by Madhulita Mahopatra, young music band Soule, percussion ensemble - Laya Lavanya, Beat Gurus & more. "Sahakarabhanjikothsava & Char Chari Nrithya" - Community interactive games were reconstructed on the occasion
MADANOTHSAVA was a full day carnival starting from 7:30am to 9:30pm at the premises of Ramanjaneya Temple, Hanumantha Nagar, Basavanagudi,Bangalore.

March 30, 2018, Gurgaon
Geeta Chandran’s Natya Vriksha Dance Company inaugurated the 2ND ANNUAL GURUGRAM KALA UTSAV at the Rangbhoomi Open Air Theatre, Sector 29, Gurgaon, 6.30pm. Geeta Chandran received the Gurugram Gaurav Samman.

March 30, 2018 New Delhi
Guru Kanaka Sudhakar presented NAGARATHNAMMA - PACHARATNA PACHARASAM NATYA, dance drama production on life of legendary Carnatic musician & Devadasi
At: Delhi Tamil Sangam, 6.30pm.

March 29 & 30, 2018 Aluva, Kerala
Nepathya presented:
-March 29: Koodiyattam THOORANAYUDHAM by Nepathya Vishnuprasad
-March 30: Koodiyattam SUBADRADHANANJAYAM by Nepathya Yadukrishnan
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam, Kurumassery, Aluva 683578, 6.30pm.
Info: (0484) – 2470106, 94472 09421 /

March 26-30, 2018 Bangalore
WORKSHOP FOR PROFESSIONAL DANCERS by dancer, actor and choreographer Antonio Carallo who shared his aesthetic with professional dancers in Bangalore. He has worked with some of the world’s most prestigious dance organisations, ranging from the Pina Bausch Company and Jerôme Bel to Amos Gitai, amongst others. The focus in this workshop was body consciousness, movement and creativity.
At: Attakkalari, 10am to 1pm

March 27 - 29, 2018 NYC
Jiva Dance and music ensemble visited 92StY for the acclaimed "Musician's Introduction Series" - aimed at exposing children to the world's diverse artistic legacies accompanied by Kasi Aysola on nattuvangam, Vignesh Ravichandran on vocals, Sriram Ramanan on mridangam, Arun Ramamurthy on violin.
At: Kaufmann Concert Hall, 1395 Lexington Ave, NYC, 10am & 11.30am
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March 17 - 25, 2018  St.Louis, MO
Schedule for Soorya Performing Arts.
-March 11: Kathak by Sara Parikh - Youth Baithak performance
-March 17: Hidden stories from East-Shaalivahana and Foolish Scholars in BN style with repertoire, Rockwood Summit High School, 6pm to 9pm
- March 25: Kathak by Samanvitha Kasthuri – Youth Baithak performance

March 25, 2018 Chennai

SAMBHAVAMI YUGE YUGE is a dance production based on the avatars of Vishnu as told in the Srimad Bhagavatham. The music for the production has been composed by the Lalgudi siblings- GJR Krishnan and Vijayalakshmi. The dance has been choreographer by Sangeeta Iswaran. The event marked the launch of the audio CD of this production which serves as a unique tool and resource material for performers and students of dance. Presented by Kalakshetra Foundation and Lalgudi Trust.
At: Rukmini Arangham, Kalakshetra, 5.30pm

March 25, 2018 Chennai

Bharata Kalanjali presented Bharatanatyam recital by Sadhashi Bhaskar.
At: Bharata Kalanjali, 6 Jeevaratnam Nagar, 1st St, Adyar, Chennai 600020, 9.30am

March 24, 2018 NYC
ABHINAYA BAITHAK, an informal presentation of the art of abhinaya by three performers of Indian classical dance - Sonali Mishra from Bhubaneshwar, Bharati Penneswaran from Aalokam in NY, and Sonali Skandan from Jiva Performing Arts in NY.
At: 450 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215, 6pm

March 23, 2018 Bangalore

Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran presented the Rasika Dance Ensemble in SAMBHRAMA - The Dance of Celebration.
At: Sevasadan, Malleswaram, Bangalore, 6.30pm

March 7, 10 & 23, 2018 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.
March 7: Artrix Arts Centre, Bromsgrove, 8pm
March 10: Eastwood Park Theatre, Giffnock, 7.30pm
March 23: Swindon Dance, Swindon, 7.30pm

March 22, 2018 Bhubaneswar
Aradhana Dance Academy (Chitrasena Swain & Dr.Snehaprava Samantray) presented SWAKSHYARA, featuring Aradhana, Pranam Utkal, Mare Bana in Odissi style, Panchadeba Stuti and Bandha Nritya in Gotipua style.
At: Rabindra Mandap, 6.30pm
Info: 9776303104 /

March 3, 18 & 22, 2018 Kolkata, Delhi, Jaipur

YASHTI sees award winning choreographer Hemabharathy Palani and acclaimed Spanish composer Miguel Marin create a sensorial and multi-layered portrait of a woman through anecdotes by delving into the cultural memories of other women who have chosen an alternative path. Yashti is co-produced as part of BENCH Project by 2 Faced Dance Company and Attakkalari as part of Re-imagine India of the Arts Council England. The India performances are supported by Samabhavana Festival, Jawahar Kalakendra, Spanish Embassy and Instituto Cervantes.
- 3 March, Kolkata, 7pm at ICCR Auditorium
-18 March, Delhi, 7pm at Instituto Cervantes (tbc)
- 22 March, Jaipur, 6.30pm at Jawahar Kala Kendra
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March 21, 2018 New Delhi

Performance by Geeta Chandran and her Natya Vriksha Dance Company at NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CREATIVE ARTS, hosted by Impresario India
at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003, 8pm

March 21, 2018 Guwahati
Dotara Sanskritik Samaj presented PALASH UTSAV 2018 is the largest ethnic spring Festival of Assam on the occasion of World Poetry Day
* Conferring of "Dotara Palash Samman 2018".
* Recitation of Poems by eminent Poets.
* Sattriya Dance - by Sangeet Sattra, Guwahati.
* Creative Dance Performance by Malyasree Choudhury representing Saumitra Shankar Dance Academy, Silchar.
* Ethnic Dance of North-East by Oikotaan.
* Dance led by Saumi Sarkar.
* Vocal - Provati Chakraborty, Saswati Chakraborty, Joydeep Dey, Monimita Goswami, Anuradha Das, Chandan Bhadury and Parbati Bhattacharjee.
* Dance by Amrita Nath.
At: Dighalipukhuri Park, Ambari, Guwahati, 4.30pm
Info: +919435870277 /

March 16 & 21, 2018 New Delhi & Jaipur

Attakkalari Dance Company began its national tour of BHINNA VINYASA with Delhi where the company participated at the prestigious 8th Theatre Olympics presented by National School of Drama. This was followed by the Navras Festival in Jaipur at the iconic Jawahar Kala Kendra. Workshops and other outreach programs were scheduled in Delhi and Jaipur as well. Bhinna Vinyasa is co-produced by Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts (Bangalore), Fondazione Fabbrica Europa (Florence) and TNQ Pvt Ltd. The production featured international artists Luca Brinchi (digital artist), Andres Morte (Dramaturge), Martin Lutz (composer) and esteemed Carnatic musicians working with artistic Director Jayachandran Palazhy and the dancers.
-16 March, Delhi, 7pm at Abhimanch Theatre, National School of Drama
-21 March, Jaipur, 7pm at Jawahar Kala Kendra

March 20, 2018 Bhubaneswar
TYAGA, a classical dance drama was presented by Rajashri Praharaj and Srjan ensemble. Tyaga is the moving story about two women from whom we learn the value of devotion and sacrifice. Lakhyaheera, forced into prostitution by tragic circumstances. Anasuya, a princess- beautiful and devout. The choreography is by Guru Ratikanta Mohapatra, the music is composed by Lakshmikant Palit, the script by Jaydev Das, and lights by Debiprasad Mishra.
At: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar

March 19, 2018 New Delhi
Strings N Steps presented STRINGS N STEPS GLOBAL AWARD to many luminaries followed by inaugural dance performance by Pratham Barsh (First Year) students of the organization (Delhi branch), followed by a Strings N Steps group performance - "An Amalgamation of Indian Classical Dance and Music", by Neel Ranjan Mukherjee (Hawaiian Guitar), Sangeeta Majumder & Pradipto Kumar (Kathak dance), Zuheb Ahmed Khan (tabla), Himanshu Dutt (flute), Nalini Nigam (vocal), Bhanu Sisodia (pakhawaj). This was followed by a performance by Pandit Barun Kumar Pal (Hansa Veena recital) accompanied by Ustad Akram Khan (tabla).
At: Stein Auditorium, Indian Habitat Centre, New Delhi, at 6:30pm.

March 17-19, 2018 Bhubaneswar
Guru Pankaj Charan Odissi Research Foundation presented 24TH GURU PANKAJ UTSAV
-March 17: Atrayee Dutta (Kolkata), Chirasrota Khuntia (Sakhigopal), Srijita Sanyal (Dubai), Doulglas Ridings (USA)
-March 18: Akankshya Kumari (Bhubaneswar), Chirashri Roy (Kolkata), Shally Srivastava (New Delhi), Moria Chappell (USA), Gouri Sankar Tripathy (Bhubaneswar)
-March 19: Sanchita Bhattacharya (Kolkata), Paridhi Joshi (Bengaluru), Bharti Mishra (Bhubaneswar), Rasika Gumaste (Pune), Tapan Kumar Sahoo (Bhubaneswar)
At Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 6.30pm
Contact: 9861071507 / 9438298190

March 17 & 18, 2018 Washington DC
Spilling Ink premiered SRISHTI LAYANKARI dance drama that parallels the law of conservation of energy with the story of Shakti, in the form of the Hindu goddess Tripura Sundari and her tremendous powers to create and destroy. Drawing from Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi, the work creates a vast canvas soaked in religious fervor.
Saturday, March 17, 8pm / Sunday, March 18, 4pm
At: Dance Place, 3225 8th Street NE, Washington, DC 20017

March 18, 2018 CA
Jayendra Kalakendra presented its next-generation students in NATYA MANJARI - A Confluence of Dance. This was to raise funds for two very worthy causes. Mithil Prasad Foundation - A foundation to raise money to help in the research of Childhood Brain Cancer (DIPG) and Community Seva - a non-profit organization that helps cook and serve the poor in the Bay Area.

March 18, 2018 Bangalore
International Arts and Cultural Foundation, Bengaluru, headed by Srivatsa Shandilya presented the women World Arts Festival series. The UGADI CLASSICAL MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL featured music program by Dr. Deepti Navaratna and Bharatanatyam by Divya Hoskere, disciple of P Praveen Kumar.
At: Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bengaluru, 6pm
Info: 9845106655 /

March 18, 2018 Chennai

Bharata Kalanjali presented Bharatanatyam performance DAKSHINA by Saarangka Thayaalan, disciple of Shyama Thayaalan (Toronto).
At: Bharata Kalanjali, 6 Jeevaratnam Nagar, 1st St, Adyar, 10.15am
Contact Anupama Satyajit: 9884116361

March 17 & 18, 2018 Mumbai
NCPA presented LIVING TRADITIONS - THE SONG OF THE YAKSHAS: Yakshagana from Coastal Karnataka. NCPA presented a variety of acts from the remotest pockets of the country in an attempt to preserve the rich folklore that is the hallmark of Indian culture. This year, Living Traditions ventured into its tenth edition with an enthralling showcase of theatre forms from coastal Karnataka. Well-known troupes from Udupi presented the two main variants of Yakshagana over the course of two days. On both days, the performance was preceded by a presentation by the well-known Tulu and Kannada scholar Dr. Purushottam Bilimale, who is currently the Chair of Kannada Studies at the Jawaharlal Nehru University.
-March 17: Chakravyuha in Tenkutittu (Southern style) by Theatre Yaksha
-March 18: Jatayu Moksha in Badagutittu (Northern style) by Yaksharanga
At: The Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm
Info: (022) - 66223724/ 66223754

March 2 - 18, 2018 Mumbai, Pune

Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape for March 2018.                       
-2nd March:  Solo Odissi performance by Ankur Ballal for the INDIA INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL for Aratrika Institute of Performing Arts at Urban Haat, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai at 5pm.
-3rd March: Odissi performance for the India International Dance Festival for Aratrika at Urban Haat, CBD Belapur, Navi Mumbai at 7.30pm.
-8th March: Smitalay celebrated INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY for the 24th year, opening the 4 day festival hosted by Pu. La. Despande Maharashtra Kala Academy, with a classical dance presentation on KAIKEYI in 3 classical styles, Bharatanatyam by Dhananjayans from Chennai,  Kathak by Uma Dogra from Mumbai and Odissi by Sharmila Mukherjee from Bangalore at Main Auditorium, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai at 7.15pm.
-10th March: Smitalay’s student Sumedh Pawar performed DURGA  in the Classical Dancers Youth Festival, a part of the 4 day International Women’s Day Festival hosted by Pu. La. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai at 4.30pm.
-11th March: SAVITRI VADATEY for International Women’s Day Festival hosted by Pu. La. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy at Mini Theatre, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai at 4pm.
-11th March: SAVITRI VADATEY for Rashtra Seva Dal at Sane Guruji Vidyalay Hall, Dadar, Mumbai at 7pm
-18th March: JANI MHANEY & CHOKA MELA for Athashri at Pashan, Pune at 6pm.
Info: (022) - 2661 6398/2661 5463 /

March 17, 2018 Bangalore

MALA is an explorative Bharatanatyam solo choreographed and presented by Rukmini  Vijayakumar. This work explores the dynamics of movement pushing Bharatanatyam vocabulary into a contemporary context while retaining and adhering to the original classical vocabulary.The music composition is by Rajkumar Bharathi and light design by Pritham Kumar.
Venue: ADA Rangamandira, JC Road,Bangalore, 2pm and 8pm

March 15, 2018 Vancouver, Canada

The Dance Centre presented DISCOVER DANCE! SERIES by Mandala Arts & Culture - the beauty of the classical Indian dance style of Bharatanatyam with dancers Kiruthika Rathanaswami, Arno Kamolika anmd Malavika Santhosh.
At: Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, 12pm
Info: 604.606.6400 |  

March 15, 2018 Bradford, UK

Kala Sangam presented a mixed program, featuring Möbius Dance in an evening created with and by artists based in the North of England. The triple bill included a short dance film entitled Encounter One featuring artist Ben Skinner, dancers Stefania Pinato and Amarnah Ufuoma Amuludun with original music by Otis Jones; and two new thought-provoking, theatrical and dynamic dance works created by Susanne Thomas and Valentina Golfieri performed by Ana Fernández Melero, Tom Davis Dunn and Stefania Pinato.
At: St Peter's House, Bradford, 7.30pm

March 15, 2018 New Delhi

Gati’s BODY SPACE TIME - a 4-month certificate course in dance technique and choreography. In a collaboration with the FICA Reading Room, the Body Space Time Conversations Series invited a range of practitioners into the studio, engaging them in a conversation about performance and its intersection with other disciplines - a context for the participants of the Body Space Time course, allowing them to engage with creative processes through their own practice and a wider dialogue. It also created a space for practitioners to share their practice with the larger public, triggering a critical discourse that links various methodologies and forms.
The series featured Maya Krishna Rao, a Delhi-based actor, director, writer, and educator, who, starting from her training in Kathakali, ventured into innovative theatre practice. She spoke about creative triggers in performance making, and the process of examining one's own work with a critical eye.
At: FICA Reading Room, Gati Studios, S-17, Khirkee Extension, Opp. Select City Walk, New Delhi 110017, 5.30pm.
Info: +91 11 9971406113

March 12 - 15, 2018 Bahamas

Sivananda in the Bahamas presented a classical Indian Music and Dance Festival featuring Sohini Ray (Manipuri) on March 14, GS Sachdev (flute) on March 15, Swapan Chaudhuri (tabla), Jayanti Sahasrabuddhe (Hindustani vocal), Raginder Singh Momi (violin) and Nitin Mitta (tabla).

March 10 & 11, 2018 New Delhi
Reela Hota, The Festival Director ,The Rays of Wisdom society supported by Ministry of Culture in collaboration with ITDC organized INTERNATIONAL ANCIENT ARTS FESTIVAL/SYMPOSIUM, 2018 to bring together the modern and the traditional, scholars and artists to demonstrate the scientific basis of traditional arts and their integration in our day to day lives. The symposium highlighted the deep connection between Science, Spirituality and the Ancient Performing Arts. There were performances by the World Music Group Nandighosha from Switzerland, Djembe player Babara Bangoura from Guinea and Kathak by Guru Shikha Khare. Odissi dance on Vedas by Reela Hota with a fashion show on healing colors was one of the highlights of Day 1. Designers Jainee and Mala, choreographed and conceptualized by Yoga Guru Bijoylaxmi Hota.
At: Ashok Amphitheatre, Dipomatic Enclave, Chanakyapuri, 7pm

March 7 - 11, 2018 Melbourne, Australia
Attakkalari’s Artistic Director, Jayachandran Palazhy was invited by Dancehouse Melbourne for the 2018 KIER CHOREOGRAPHY AWARDS, Australia’s first major choreographic award program supported by the Australian Arts Council.
Info: /

March 4 - 11, 2018 Kolkata

Pickle Factory Season 1 presented an eight day festival of performances, conversations, workshops and more, featuring the work of four internationally acclaimed Indian artists:
Padmini Chettur, Daminee Benny Basu, Preethi Athreya, Kapila Venu. Pickle Factory Season 1 was curated by Vikram Iyengar and presented by the Pickle Factory Dance Foundation in collaboration with Ranan.
4 March: Padmini Chettur, Beautiful Thing 2
5 March: Daminee Benny Basu, Project Stereotype 2
6 March: Daminee Benny Basu, Project Stereotype 2
9 March: Preethi Athreya, The Lost Wax Project
11 March: Kapila Venu, Saundaryalahari
Email or call +91 90736 52262

March 4 - 11, 2018 Mumbai, Hyderabad, Nagpur
Schedule for Uma Dogra and disciples.
- 4th March: Performance by  Uma Dogra's disciples Indrayanee Mukherjee, Sarita Kalele, Rachana Parulkar and Gautami Angorkar in IIDF, Navi  Mumbai
- 5th March:.Indrayanee Mukherjeee and Rachana Parulkar, Hyderabad
- 8th March: On Women's Day, production KAIKEYE, solo act by Uma Dogra organised by Smitalay, Mumbai
- 10th March: Akhila Nair solo Kathak at KINKINI FESTIVAL, Mumbai
-11th March: Uma Dogra and her disciples performed for dance festival in Nagpur.

March 10, 2018 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Aditi Mangaldas presented classical Kathak solo, Debadhara Festival, Kuala Lumpur.

March 10, 2018 Mumbai
Various artistes performed at the KINKINI FESTIVAL, classical dance national youth festival, on the occasion of Mahila Kala Mahotsav presented by Serfojiraje Bhonsale BNT & R Centre in association with P. L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Govt. of Maharashtra.
At: P. L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, mini auditorium, Prabhadevi, from 3.30pm
Info: +91 9869205891

March 9, 2018 Bangalore
SAMANVAY ARTS FESTIVAL 36th year (Directed by Dr.Veena Murthy Vijay) presented NAMAMI SHANKARAM, a Mohiniattam thematic presentation on Adi Shankaracharya by Gopika Varma followed by Bharatanatyam by Ashwini Viswanathan and Sandya Tandava by Samanvay Dance Company students.
At: Seva Sadan, 6pm.

March 9, 2018 Mumbai

Acting Studio Mumbai and Natya Bharti Delhi presented PANCHKANYA, story of five women, who move from perception into action rather than resignation. Deepak Qazir Kejriwal, Suneel Sinha, Shyam Kishore, Madhumita Vidyarthi, Aparna Ghosal, Vaishnavi Karmarkar, Juune Obberroi, Palak Jaiswal, Vikram Mehra, Charudutt Sapra, Saavan Kumar and Rumit Sharma.
Written by Mahesh Badal and Ravi Sharma, directed by Ravi Sharma.
At: Sathaye College, Dixit Rd, Vile Parle (E), Mumbai 400057, 7pm

March 8, 2018 Chennai
Kalakshetra presented monthly program featuring Mohiniattam by Uma Bhattatripad and Carnatic violin by Arushi Ramesh
At: Tagore Hall, 5pm to 7pm.
Info: (044) - 24524057

March 8, 2018 Mumbai

Jnanapravaha presented a lecture on DVARAVATI CIVILIZATION: WHAT? WHEN? WHERE? WHY? by Peter Skilling.
A polity named Dvaravati in Central Thailand of the seventh to eighth centuries is attested by epigraphy and Chinese records. In modern Thai scholarship, Dvaravati has become a multipurpose term for a historical period, an art style, a culture, a kingdom or even an empire, lasting anywhere from one to two hundred years to five hundred years and more. Almost no written historical details survive, and what we know about Dvaravati is derived largely from artefacts and material culture. Inscriptions, often fragmentary, reveal a Buddhist culture that used Pali, a court and Brahmanical culture that used Sanskrit, and a local culture that used Old Mon. New discoveries from the prehistoric period onwards have challenged earlier ideas about the history of the Southeast Asian mainland, calling for new paradigms and raising new questions. Our understanding of the relations between early Southeast Asia and South Asia is gaining greater depth and breadth. The lecture presents an introduction to the civilization of Dvaravati and mainland Southeast Asia and discusses some of the current questions.
Peter Skilling received his PhD from l’Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Sorbonne, Paris). He is a Professor of the French School of Asian Studies (EFEO), based in Bangkok (retired). He is also Special Lecturer at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, and Honorary Associate, Department of Indian Sub-Continental Studies, University of Sydney, Australia. Professor Skilling’s main field of research is the archaeology, history, and literature of Buddhism in South and Southeast Asia. Other interests include the early history of Mahayana Buddhism, the Pali literature of Southeast Asia, and the history of the Buddhist order of nuns.
At: Jnanapravaha, Queens Mansion, 3rd Floor, G. Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400001, 6.30pm
Ph: +91-22-2207 2974 / 2207 2975

March 8, 2018 Mumbai
Smitalay celebrated International Women’s Day with performances on KAIKEYI by Uma Dogra (Kathak) and Sharmila Mukerjee (Odissi).
At: Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, 7.15pm

March 8, 2018 New Delhi

Multi-style dance production VANDE MATARAM salutes the feminine energy that governs the universe. The dance production is conceived & choreographed by Prathibha Prahlad.
At: Amphi Theatre, IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi, 6pm.

March 7, 2018 Chennai
Alarmel Valli performed Bharatanatyam as part of SPIC MACAY's SRF Foundation VIRASAT 2018 in association with Classical Arts Club & Classical Music Club of IIT Madras, followed by Hindustani vocal by Pandit Jayateerth Mevundi.
At: Central Lecture Theatre, IIT Madras, 7pm to 10pm.
Info: 90031 32487 / 91492 78895

March 6, 2018 New Delhi

Kathak dancer Shivani Varma presented CHAMPARAN SE BABU, An Ode to Mahatma Gandhi in Kathak. Conceptualized and choreographed by the artist herself,  Champaran Se Bapu is a glimpse of the final chapter of India's fight for Independence. It is a story woven together by some of the Mahatma’s favourite hymns and portrays a belief in his continuing relevance as an humble offering to his greatness. With a new chapter on Partition, the performance commemorated 70 years of Partition. Vocals: Rajini Sanyal, tabla: Yogesh Gangani, sitar:  Khaled Mustafa, shehenai & flute: Vikas Babu, israj: Arshad Khan
At: the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, 7pm.

March 5, 2018 Chennai
Nivedita Ganeshram, disciple of Anitha Guha presented a solo recital for Parthsarathy Swami Sabha.
At: RK Swamy Hall, 7:15pm

March 4, 2018 Plano, TX

Grace And Grooves Indian Performing Arts presented ABC of D-World: American Born Cultured Desi Ki Duniya. A story of Indian American who continues to practice culture, language, lifestyle and of course, the dances. It is all about how beautifully we practice our own roots and values when dance becomes the easiest way, with Indian Folk Dances, Bharatanatyam and Bollywood.
At: Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Avenue, Plano, TX 75074, 3:30pm – 6pm

March 4, 2018 Chennai

Sheejith Krishna presented EKATVAM, a solo work he has choreographed accompanied by OS Arun on vocal, KP Ramesh Babu on mridangam, Rakesh KP on nattuvangam, Easwar Ramakrishnan on violin, JB Sruthisagar on flute, and Venkatesh Krishnan on lighting design
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 6.30pm

February 20 - March 4, 2018 Kolkata
DANCING WITHout DANCERS for Pickle Factory Season 1-Exhibitions
The ephemeral act of dance usually requires artists and audiences to be in the same space at the same time. DANCING WITHout DANCERS presented a collection of video and photographic installations from India and abroad, which offered ways of encountering the moving body and movement artists in their physical absence. They are present in the works as artefacts, as the focus of the piece, as a creator or collaborator, or even as memories and experiences. The eclectic selection brought together current and older pieces, and archival material along with special presentations by dancers. The design and layout of the exhibition, attempted to provide the experience of movement and space to shift how we engage with the audio-visual, transient art forms of dance and movement, blur the assumed compartments between art forms, and re-frame the relationships between artists, art works and audiences.
The installations included:
Varnam, a 3 screen video installation by Padmini Chettur
Endangered Species, a photo collage of a piece by choreographer Siobhan Davies made in response to a voyage to the Arctic. Photographer: Victoria Long
Big Dance Shorts India, a set of 4 dance films presented by Big Dance, Channel 4 and the British Council
An installation of archival works by Project Performance by Jadavpur University focussing on elements of dance history in Calcutta
An installation of photographs created by Calcutta Instagrammers working with local dancers and movement artists
25 February: Dancing In and Out of Contact - a workshop for grandparents and grandchildren by Janis Claxton
1 March: Adda with Padmini Chettur - a talk by the artist on her aesthetic and artistic journey as a thinker-choreographer-dancer
At: Emami Art Gallery: Mondays closed, 10am to 6pm
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March 3, 2018 Chennai
Dakshina Chitra presented UTSAVAM 2018, the 3rd edition of its annual music, dance and theatre symposium. The program this year was curated with the intention of discussing the various aspects that connect rural and urban culture of performance art through talks, lecture demonstrations, panel discussions, performances and conversations to explore the critical factors that give these forms life, to understand the centre of their creativity and their artistic influences and connections to other forms of folk and/or classical art.
On this occasion, DakshinaChitra also launched the book, “Mannin Marabu”, The Tamil landscape - Culture and Traditions. The book has been sponsored by Rane Foundation and the Ministry of Culture.
The symposium featured interactive sessions with experts in each field juxtaposed by depictive dance and music performances, by some of the finest exponents of each form.
Venue: Dakshina Chitra, Muttukadu¸9.30am - 6pm
For more info: or contact / +91 9790924889

March 3, 2018 Chennai
Kalavaahini Trust presented the Fellowship Award Program 2017-18 feauring Shashwati Garai Ghosh (Odissi) in ‘Dhwani-Sound & Silence’ and Christopher Guruswamy (BN) in ‘Sadaya-My Merciful Lord.’
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 6pm.
Info: +91 96635 48344

March 2, 2018 Kochi, Kerala

S.Vijay Kumar performed at a program organized by Edapally Nrithaswadaka sadassu.
Venue: Changampuzha Park, Edapally, Cochin, 6pm

March 2, 2018 Pune

Vaibhav Arekar and Sankhya Dance Company presented SHRIMANT YOGI, a thematic Bharatanatyam presentation.
At: Balgandharv Rang Mandir, Shivaji Nagar, 7pm

February 22 - March 2, 2018 Chennai
Kalakshetra presented its FEBRUARY FESTIVAL.
Info: (044) - 24521169 / 24520836

March 1, 2018 Bangalore
Srivatsa Shandilya and International Arts and Cultural Foundation, Bengaluru, presented All Women World Arts Festival, Classical Dance Ballet Festival
MEERA THE SOUL DIVINE: Choreography, Visualization & Direction by Chitra Visweswaran
MAHA SHAKTHI: Choreography, Visualization & Direction by Dr. Suparna Venkatesh
At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vaiyalikaval, Bengaluru, 6pm
Info: 9845106655 /