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May 18 & 31, 2019 Chicago

Natya Dance Theatre was a part of STOMPING GROUNDS 2019, free "Performalogues" around the city.
May 18, 7:30pm: Irish American Heritage Center
May 31, 7.30pm: Harris Theatre
Info: info@natya.com



May 31, 2019 London

Vena Ramphal presented THE SHAPE OF STILLNESS,  juxtaposing fluid movement with Bharatanatyam’s linear shapes. Set to Sanskrit sounds and percussion the piece explores the primal movement of the cosmos from a central still point (bindu) into complex patterns.
At: Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4ES, 7.30pm



May 27 - 31, 2019 New Delhi

For the past 10 years Artsastra Gallery, New Delhi has been bringing forth the traditionally  and meticulously rendered workshops, dedicated to  the ancient dance form of Kathak. KATHA KAHE SO KATHAK is chosen aptly for this workshop by Guru Munna Shukla, aiming to delve into the rich legacy of the sahitya in Kathak. These sessions conducted in the baithaki style are about Guruji sharing his vision, rare memories, his knowledge and understanding through his talks, lec-dems, performances and compositions. This workshop celebrates the tradition of ‘Maukhik Vidya’ or oral communication.
At: Saraswati Music College, A1/226 Safdarganj Enclave, 4pm to 6pm
Info: 98113 44061 / ruchisaini.smc@gmail.com



May 25 & 31, 2019 Mangalore & Pune

Solo performance by Navia Natarajan.
- May 25, 6pm: For felicitation program (Kalashri Vandana) for Guru Rajashree Ullal on the occasion of her being conferred with the State “Karnataka Kalashri Award” for her contribution in the field of Bharatanatyam.
Venue: Town Hall, Mangalore
- May 31, 6:30pm: For Horizon series of ICCR
At: Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Pune Kendra, 407-408 Shivajinagar, Senapati Bapat Rd, Pune 411016.
Info: navnat_9@yahoo.com



May 30, 2019 NYC

Asia Society presented DANCING MY TRUTH, API Heritage Month Celebration. Asian-American choreographers/dancers share personal stories told through dance in a range of work from the poignant to the humorous. These short, five-minute personal movement pieces seek to celebrate a variety of Asian America perspectives from artists of different generations, including Eiko Otake, Parijat Desai, Thea Little, Muna Tseng and Yoshiko Chuma, among others.
At: 725 Park Avenue, 7.30pm
Info: info@parijatdesai.org



May 21 - 30, 2019 Melattur, Tamilnadu
Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam presented 79TH BHAGAVATA MELA NATAKA MAHOTSAV.
Schedule
Venue: Varadaraja Perumal sannadhi, Melattur
Contact S Natarajan: +91 94431 27000 / melattur.bhagavatamela@gmail.com



May 22 - 29, 2019 Singapore, Bhubaneswar
    
Schedule for Odissi Guru Gajendra Panda and Tridhara.
- May 22 – 27: Guru Dr. Gajendra Ku. Panda, Madhusmita Pattnaik, D.Priyanka, Aarya Nande, Ananya Kanna (Kuala Lumpur), Vidhi Sengupta, Khirabdhi Mohapatra and Dikhya Rath presented DEVI DASAVIDHAM for BHARAT SANSKRUTI YATRA.
*At Sardar Hall, Singapore, 6pm
*Global India International, Singapore, 6pm
Sponsored by High Commissioner of India, Singapore, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, and HAMS, Kolkata.
-May 29: Tridhara presented an evening of Odissi for valedictory ceremony of International Odissi Dance Workshop.
At: Open air theatre, Bhubaneswar, 6.30pm to 9pm
Info: pandagajendra989@gmail.com



May 28, 2019 Palakkad, Kerala

Kalasagar celebrated the 95th birth anniversary of chenda maestro Kalamandalam  Krishnankutty Poduval titled ORU PIRANALINTE ORMAKAYI by presenting the KALASAGAR AWARDS 2019 to artistes aged between 40 to 70, who have been selected based on the nominations sent by art lovers. The highlight of the event was Kathakali play NALACHARITHAN ONNAM DIVASAM (Uthara Bhagam) in which Kottakkal Devadas donned the role of King Nala for the first time, Sadanam Krishnankutty (Damayanthi), Kalamandalam Ramachandranunnithan (Hamsam). Vellinezhi Haridas, Ranjini Suresh, Kalamandalam Chinosh Balan, FACT Biju Bhaskar, RLV Anuraj, Kalamandalam Babu Namboodiri, Kalamandalam Viswas, Kalamandalam Krishnadas, Kalamandalam Venumohan, Kottakkal Ravi, Kalanilayam Vishnu, Eroor Sasi and other eminent artists participated in the program.
At: Kalikotta Palace, 5pm
Info: kalasaagar@gmail.com



May 27, 2019 Chennai
  
'The Mylapore Trio' Amarnath, Surendranath & Aparna, Sugathan and members of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation presented 160th KALA POSHAKAM monthly concert.
5.30pm to 7pm: Carnatic music - Veena recital by Jayalakshmi Shekar (Chennai). Accompanied on mridangam - Shertalai Ananthakrishnan, ghatam - Trichy Murali.
7pm to 8.15pm: Carnatic music - Vocal recital by Swetha Sriram (Chennai), disciple of Bombay Jayashri. Accompanied on violin - Thirumarugal Dinesh Kumar, mridangam - Srivanchiam Sriram.                  
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha (Mini Hall), T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18.
Contact: 9382698811 / 9791127255
www.srimylaporetrio.blogspot.in



May 27, 2019 Singapore

Natyaranjini Centre for Dance Excellence, M.S. Srilakshmi and her students presented Bharatanatyam performance for VASANTOTSAVAM 2019.
Venue: Sri Srinivasa Perumal Temple,397,Serangoon Road, Singapore 218123, 8:30pm
Info: mssrilakshmi@gmail.com



May 26, 2019 Bangalore

Rasika Kiran, daughter and disciple of Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran performed for ANANYA NRUTHYOLLASA organised by Ananya.
At: 6.30pm at Sevasadan, Malleswaram, Bangalore.



May 26, 2019 Ujjain

Kshithija Kasaravalli performed for the 1st Krishna Sandipani Mahotsav 2019.
Info: kshithija.kasaravalli@gmail.com / +917349698572



May 26, 2019 Melbourne
Sruthi Laya Kendra presented MELBOURNE TRINITY FESTIVAL & NANDIKESWARA FESTIVAL, 2pm to 10pm
Schedule
Info: ravi.narmatha@gmail.com



May 19 & 26, 2019 California
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar and Arpana Dance Company.
- Sunday, May 19: SAMARPAN, annual recital, Portola High School Theater, Irvine CA
- Sunday, May 26: Arangetram -  Anjal Jain, Campus Theatre, Fullerton CA
Info: ramya@danceramya.com



May 17, 25 & 26, 2019 Mumbai & New Delhi

Dance Drishtikon presented 10X10, 10 short pieces bound together by a single conceptual thread. What do the numbers say to you? Conceptualized, choreographed and danced by the Drishtikon repertory & disciples of Aditi Mangaldas.
Concept of 10x10, curation and mentoring for all the pieces: Aditi Mangaldas
-May 17 at 6.30pm: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
-May 25 at 7pm & May 26 at 3pm & 8pm: The Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Rd, Chhatarpur, New Delhi 110030 (Oddbird Theatre & Foundation)
Info: +91 9810566044 / prajyolita@aditimangaldasdance.com
www.aditimangaldasdance.com



May 25, 2019 San Francisco, CA
Abhinaya Dance Company was featured in the SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL where excerpts of ‘Stories of Justice’ was performed.  
At: the Cowell Theater in San Francisco
Info: abdanceco@gmail.com



May 4 - 25, 2019 Arizona & California

Shambhavi's International School of Kathak (SISK) performances in USA in May.
-May 4: Nritya Shaily School of Kathak invited SISK Dance Ensemble to Phoenix, AZ.
Venue: Deer Valley High School Performing Arts Center, Glendale, AZ, 4pm
-May 11: SISK organized EKAL VIDHA as a part of its Baithak concert series.
Bharatanatyam Solo by Yashoda Patankar (disciple of Guru Dr. Sucheta Bhide-Chapekar)
Kathak solo by Asmita Thakur (disciple of Guru Shambhavi Dandekar and artistic director: Kalanubhuti School of Kathak, Pune)
Venue: Fairbrae Swim and Tennis Club, Sunnyvale, CA, 6pm
-May 25: SISK Dance Ensemble performed in SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL.
Venue: Cowell Theater, Fort Mason Arts Center, San Francisco, CA, 5.30pm
Info: kathakshambhavi@gmail.com /  www.siskdance.com



May 3 - 25, 2019 Spain, Italy, France
Schedule for Ileana Citaristi for May 2019
- 3rd May, Valladolid, Spain: Odissi dance performance SRINGARA, SHADES OF LOVE at Casa de la India, Valladolid, 8.30pm
- 4th May, Valladolid, Spain: Workshop Odissi-Chhau dance for dancers and theater workers at Casa de la India, Valladolid. 11am to 2pm
- 7th May, Rome, Italy: Odissi performance ‘Shringara, le sfumature dell’ amore nella danza Odissi’ preceded by lec-dem on Rasa theory at Sala Odeion, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, 5pm. Organised by International Institute South Asian Studies.
-18th May, Bergamo, Italy: Performance SRINGARA, SHADES OF LOVE at Nigrignano, Sarnico, 9pm. Organized by Associazione Cultural Il Ponte and Sarnico Municipality.
- 25th May, Paris, France: Odissi dance Master Class on ‘Chari-s and Arasa-s in Odissi’, at Studio Buenos Aires, 1.30pm - 4.30pm
Info: ileana5@hotmail.com



May 24, 2019 Sydney, Australia

Ahal Dance Company presented ‘Moving Canvas - Hues of Bharatanatyam’ for MCA ART BAR Vivid Edition at the Australian Museum of Contemporary Arts, curated by Shahmen Suku. Ahal Dance Company performed moving through the gallery space of the museum, like a painting in motion. 
At: Museum of Contemporary Art, 140 George St, The Rocks, Sydney, NSW 2000, 7.30pm
Info: agaldance@gmail.com



May 24, 2019 New Delhi

DRISHTIKON BAITHAK SERIES in collaboration with OddBird Theatre & Foundation presented Bharatanatyam solo by Himanshu Srivastava.
The Contemporary Dance-Theatre solo ‘Society Against Kamasutra and Uncouth Men’ (S.K.U.M.) by Urvi Vora tries to write a new feminist manifesto. SKUM Manifesto is a satirical, contemporary-dance-cum-stand-up-comedy-act, performed by the museum object, ‘Woman In Saree’ and her copy of the Kamasutra as its starting point.
Curated by Aditi Mangaldas
As a bonus, all ticket holders for this baithak had access to an informal talk at the same venue by Aditi Mangaldas at 7pm on ‘Tradition and Modernity in Indian Dance.’
Venue: The Dhan Mill Compound, 100 Feet Rd, Chhatarpur, New Delhi 110030, 7pm
Info: +91 9810566044 / prajyolita@aditimangaldasdance.com
www.aditimangaldasdance.com



May 23, 2019 Hyderabad

Ananda Shankar Jayant and Shankarananda Kalakshetra presented TALES FROM THE BULL AND THE TIGER. Dedicated to the memory of musician Sathiraju Venumadhav, who was an integral part of the institution  
At: Ravindra Bharati, 6.45pm
Info: ananda.jayant@gmail.com



May 19, 2019 Houston, TX

Samskriti and Utsav Music presented GANGA TO KAVERI featuring: Ganga by Astha Dixit, Yamuna by Bhavana Reddy, Brahmaputra by Aparupa Chatterjee, Narmada by Nitya Narasimhan, Kaveri by disciples of Guru Rathna Kumar.
At: Match, 3400 Main St, Houston, TX 77002, 4pm



May 19, 2019 San Jose, CA

In new choreography SHEDDING LIGHT Rasika Kumar (Abhinaya Dance Company) collaborated with Nadhi Thekkek (Nava Dance Theatre, SF) and Sahasra Sahi Sambamoorthi (Navatman Dance, NYC) as they explored the normal female life...and its boiling points. This production is inspired by the #metoo movement and its pervasiveness. Rasika, Nadhi, and Sahi have been developing this work over the last 2 years. Bay Area native Roopa Mahadevan has composed the music.
Musicians: Roopa Mahadevan (vocal & music composition), Malavika Walia (nattuvangam), Aarti Shankar (violin), Aditya Ganesh (mridangam)
Produced by Rasika Kumar, Nava Dance Theatre, and Navatman
Supported by Abhinaya Dance Company
At: Independence High School, 617 N Jackson Ave, San Jose, CA 95133, 3pm
Info: abdanceco@gmail.com



May 19, 2019 River Forest, IL

Natya Dance Company’s students presented their 44th May showcase.
At: Dominican University, Performing Arts Center, 7900 Division St., River Forest, IL 60305
Info: info@natya.com



May 18 & 19, 2019 Los Altos Hills, CA
Tarangini presented SMRITI MAALIKA, a garland of memories, featuring select pieces from the Tarangini portfolio. It included a tribute to the late Kathak maestro Pt. Vijai Shankar, who was a beloved mentor to Anuradha Nag and Tarangini students in the school’s early years. The dancers presented two different, unique collections from the school's repertoire.
At: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, 5pm
Info: tarangini@sbcglobal.net



May 18 & 19, 2019 New Delhi

Debadhara presented 2ND DELHI SANSKRITIK MAHOTSAV.
- May 18: Odissi by Kasturi Pattanaik & disciples, BN by Swagata Sen Pillai & disciples, Kathak by Nalini-Kamalini
- May 19: Sarod by Ayush Mohan, Hindustani classical vocal by Meeta Pandit, Sufi Nizami Brothers
At: Triveni Kala Sangam, 6.30pm.
Info: 98104 14843 / debadharadelhi@gmail.com



May 17-19, 2019 Bangalore

Anandi Arts Foundation & Swaralaya presented BHAAVA, an art festival with three nights of dance, theatre, and music based on the interpretation of emotion, featuring Ramli Ibrahim & Bichitrananda Swain in ODISSI ON HIGH on May 17, BALI by the Adishakti Theater on May 18, a musical evening with Srivinas Doraiswamy, Stephen Devassy, and the legendary Shiv-Hari combo on May 19.
At: Ravindra Kalakshetra, 6pm
Info: +91-78995 49696 / info@anandiarts.in



May 18, 2019 Monmouth Junction, NJ

Bala Devi Chandrashekar presented BRIHADEESWARA - FORM TO FORMLESS, through the eyes of a Devaradiyal.
Venue: Crossroads Middle school auditorium North, Monmouth Junction NJ, 2pm
Presented by IACRF.
Info: baladevichandrashekar@gmail.com



May 17 & 18, 2019 London

Seeta Patel re-imagines the iconic ballet RITE OF SPRING through Bharatanatyam.
At: The Place, 17 Duke's Rd, Kings Cross, London WC1H 9PY, 7.30pm



May 17, 2019 Austin, TX

Through Indian mythology, concepts of nature, gender and the divine were explored in an evening of Bharatanatyam by Anuradha Naimpally, followed by a discussion.
At: Austin Central Library, 7pm.
Info: anu@austindanceindia.com



May 8 - 17, 2019 UK
 
Amina Khayyam Dance Co presented A THOUSAND FACES. Blending elements of Kathak with physical theatre and mime, A Thousand Faces subverts the imagery of Bollywood beauty and Hollywood glamour to explore the objectification of women in indiscriminate abuse and violence.
Performers: Amina Khayyam, Jane Chan
Musicians: Debasish Mukherjee (tabla), Lucy Rahman (vocals), Iain McHugh (cello)
-8 May, 7.30pm: Gulbenkian, Canterbury
-9 May, 7.30pm: Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry
-14 May, 7.30pm: Courtyard, Hereford   
-17 May, 7.45pm: Northern Stage, Newcastle 



May 4 - 17, 2019 India
Ramli Ibrahim’s Sutra dance Theatre and Guru Bichitrananda Swain’s Rudrakshya presented ODISSI ON HIGH in their India tour.
Schedule



May 15 & 16, 2019 New Delhi
At the two part illustrated talk titled ‘Profiling the History of Indian dance in the United States of America’ Arshiya Sethi spoke for about 60 mins with additional time for remarks by the Chair, former Foreign Secretary and former Ambassador to the United States of America, Ambassador Lalit Mansingh, and for the Q & A. In these talks, she started by describing the 19th century visit of professional dancing women of India and took the talk through the growth of the idea of Indian dance among early American dancers, to those American pioneers of Indian dance who traveled to India, learning from masters and in turn contributing to the revival of Indian dance in India. She touched upon a variety of reasons that explain the migration of Indian dancers to America, including legislation in India and loosening visa regimes in USA, concluding with an overview of Indian dance in America today, including the globalization of Bhangra and Bollywood dance. The program was a collaboration between IIC and Kri Foundation as part of the latter’s 15th year celebration.
At: IIC in Seminar room 2 & 3, First Floor, Kamladevi Complex, India International Centre, Max Mueller Marg, at 6.30pm
Info: arshiyasethi@gmail.com



May 15, 2019 New Delhi
 
Kevin Bachan from Trinidad, a senior student of Guru Ranjana Gauhar presented an evening of Odissi dance titled NAYIKA KE MANOBHAV. In the present times, only female dancers are performing the different emotive roles of the Nayika-based themes. To bridge this gap, Vinod under the guidance of his Guru is attempting to explore the tradition of the dancer who is a devotee seeking the supreme, symbolised by the Nayika who is eternally related to her beloved, the Lord. These compositions are set to the tune of the literary works of Jayadev, Surdas, Swati Tirunal and Vidyapati.
At: Stein auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi, 7pm



May 14, 2019 Bangalore
Shekar Dance Academy hosted PUTTANI HEJJE, a national music & dance festival for budding artists aged 7-15 years.
Music:
Flute ensemble, students of Gokulam School of Music (Guru H S Venu Gopal)
Drums Concert by Arnav Vikrant (Guru Abhinav Yogesh & Guru B.C. Manjunath)
Chende (Yakshagana Style), Ninaad (Anoor AnanthaKrishna Sharma)
Dance:
Bharatanatyam, Kaushik & Rishab (Guru Dr. Sanjay Shantaram)
Odissi, Angeleena Avnee (guru Madhulita Mohapatra)
Kuchipudi, Somnath (Guru Dr. Patnam Sivaprasad)
Kathak, Manu Jagadish (Gurus Hari & Chethana)
Mohiniattam, Anjana Prasad (Guru Shanu Mohan)
Guest performance:
Bharatanatyam, Nithyashree aged 6 (Guru Shekar Rajendran)
Kathak, Pradyotha Ambareesh aged 5 (Gurus Nirupama & Rajendra)
Venue: Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram, 6pm
Contact Shekar Rajendran: +91 9844115778 / shekar.rajendran@gmail.com



May 14, 2019 Chennai

Odissi on High, a dance production by the Sutra Foundation and the Rudrakshya Foundation premiered in Chennai. Aalaap collaborated with Spirit of the Earth by organising a morning of talk followed by healthy munchies at Spirit of the Earth. The event, titled GOODNESS GRACIOUS featured Odissi exponent Ramli Ibrahim who spoke about good foods for a healthy body, mind and soul. The conversation was moderated by Krithika Shurajit.
At: Srinidhi Apts, #4 Desika Rd, CIT Colony, Alwarpet, 11am to 11.45am.
Info: +91 95000 82142 / +91 98410 07360 / aalaap.concepts@gmail.com



May 14, 2019 New Delhi

Bharatanatyam artists Bhadra Sinha, Gayathri Sharma and Santnu Chakrabarty came together to present SITAYANA – a dance-drama interpretation of Sita’s journey and its relevance in the modern day context. The dancers presented Sita's perspective in what is surely the story of one woman's strength and will power, and resonated with the life experiences of modern day women - from the myriad depths of her love and her desires, to her sacrifices and her resolve.
Choreographed and conceptualized by Guru V Krishnamoorthi, this presentation was dedicated to the spirit of women.
Venue: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, 7pm
Info: gayathribbc@gmail.com



May 13 & 14, 2019 New Delhi
IGNCA presented SANSKRITI SAMVAAD SHRINKLA series celebrating the birth centenary of Balasaraswati.
Schedule
May 13 from 6pm and May 14 from 11am to 1.30pm
At: IGNCA, Auditorium, CV Mess, Janpath
Info: +91 95994 43393



May 12, 2019 Hyderabad

Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala participated in 252nd Birth Anniversary celebrations of Saint Tyagaraja in TYAGARAJA SANGEETHA NRITHYA ARADHANA with musicians and dancers paying tribute to the saint composer. It was started by the talented musical duo Swetha Prasad and Renuka Prasad, along with dancer Promod Kumar Reddy. 60 to 80 artists participated in the Sangeetha Nrithya Rasam.
Info: contactus@kalapradarshini.com



May 2 - 12, 2019 USA

Schedule for Dr. Sunil Kothari.
-May 2 to 5, Charlotte, North Carolina University: Participated in a dance seminar
-May 7, NYC: Illustrated talk and screenings of rare films on Ram Gopal and Mrinalini Sarabhai at New York Public Library, 18 W 53rd Street, opposite MoMa, between 3.30 and 5.30pm
-May 12, Princeton, NJ: Panel discussion with local dancers at Shila Mehta's dance academy at Princeton,  2pm.
Info: sunilkothari1933@gmail.com



May 11, 2019 NYC

The India Center Foundation and Chris Wink, Founder of Blue Man Group presented BHARATANATYAM: MY INNER FLAME, an evening with Geeta Chandran. Geeta wove together abstract notions such as joy, beauty, myth and spirituality while offering glimpses into Indian culture and history, 5pm to 7pm.
Info: info@theindiacenter.us



May 10, 2019 Kuala Lumpur
Bharatanatyam dancer Neha Mondal Chakravarty premiered her solo dance theatre THE UNHEARD PLEA revolving around Draupadi. Music by Sudha Raghuraman.
At: Shantanand Auditorium, Temple of Fine Arts, 8pm



May 10, 2019 Bangalore

A thematic presentation KARUNADA DASHA DEGULA DARSHANA by Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Guru Mithun Shyam.
At: Kapppana Angala, JP Nagar, 1st Phase, 6pm.
Info: kavyakasinathanv@yahoo.co.in / +91 93412 48059



May 1 - 8, 2019 New Delhi
      
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presented KENDRA DANCE FESTIVAL.
-Wednesday, May 1: SHREE DURGA, whose persona resonates even in today’s context, where there is daily exposure to the atrocities on women. When the Gods give boons they themselves become victims of these boons and it is then that they invoke Shree Shakti; Feminine Power, to vanquish demons in society, demonstrating that female power conquers over the several mindless demons of society. Production & Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh
-Thursday, May 2: ABHIMANYU, whose story of youthful enthusiasm and selfless valour, torn asunder by vested interests and vicious hostilities, is the root of an injustice that we all feel acutely, but in different ways. Abhimanyu leaves his mortal remains and ascends the celestial path. He imparts the lesson that violence is useless in settling any dispute. There are no winners in a battle - the spoils of war being not riches - but senseless death and desolation. Production & Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh
- Friday and Saturday, May 3 & 4: MEERA’s glory lay in her ability to articulate through poetry, the turbulence that transpired in her life. Her life seems to be a metaphor for most women, where centuries later, Meera’s name lives on. Wherever Meera went, she spread the message of liberation and urged an inner awakening, through the effervescence of her poetry. Production & Direction: Shobha Deepak Singh
- Wednesday, May 8: ODISSI ON HIGH showcasing the magic of Malaysia's Ramli Ibrahim's excellence as choreographer, dancer and costume designer, who translates the Odissi dance form into a celebration with his troupe of artists, who carry the traditional Odissi dance form into a contemporary crescendo. Artistic Direction: Ramli Ibrahim and Guru Bichitrananda Swain
At: Kamani Auditorium, 7pm to 8.30pm



May 5 & 6, 2019 Cambridge, MA

Geeta Chandran’s schedule in US.
-May 5: India Caucus, Harvard Kennedy School, presented Geeta Chandran in dialogue with Neha Bansal (MC/ MPA Kennedy School)
Venue: Littauer L 332 Harvard Kennedy School, 6.30pm to 7.15pm
-May 6: Performance at MIT, Wong Auditorium, 6pm to 7.30pm
Info: geetachandran@gmail.com



May 5, 2019 Darien, IL

Natya Dance Theatre presented Jothi Raghavan’s GODHA, a solo dance production strung together with the outpourings /poems /pasurams of the mystic poets Periazhwar and his daughter Godha popularly known as Andal. The dance theater production portrays the devotion and love of the father Periyazhwar and daughter Andal for Krishna. Original music composed by Rajkumar Bharathi.
At: Hinsdale South High School, 7401 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien, IL 60561, 3pm
Info: info@natya.com



April 25 - May 5, 2019 Chennai

Summer Camp conducted by Kala Pradarshini kept in mind education blended with excellent teachers. It was a package of small doses of various art forms like Bhajans (Anusuya), Gymnastics (Rajesh), Doodle & Mandala Art (Sridevi), Creative Dance (Nedeesh), Dance Make-up (Murugan) and Lifesaving First-Aid & CPR (Alert NGO). The camp concluded with a valedictory function with Prema Sathish as the guest of honor. As part of the camp, all the kids were taken on an educative trip to Bharatha-muni temple (Bharatha-Ilango Foundation for Asian Culture), where Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam gave away the certificates.
Info: contactus@kalapradarshini.com



May 4 & 5, 2019 Bangalore

ICPA presented SUTRA Naatya Sangeetha Utsava.
- May 4
6.45 to 7.15pm: Sangeetha Kacheri by Ramya
7.15 - 7.35pm: Vinaya Narayanan – Mohiniattam, Bangalore
7.35- 7.45pm: Roopa Sarkar- Bharatanatyam, Kolkata
7.45 to 8pm: Sampada Pillai - Kathak, Kolkata
8 to 8.15pm: Ambali Praharaj- Bharatanatyam, Mumbai
8.15 to 8.30pm: Garima Bhattacharya – Odissi, Kolkata
8.55 to 9.05pm: Anjana Ramesh – Bharatanatyam, Bangalore
- May 5
5.30pm: Inauguration
5.40 - 5.50pm: Mohiniattam- Namita K Saji (Thrissur)
5.50- 6pm: Bharatanatyam- Devikrishna Balakrishnan (Thrissur)
6 - 6.30pm: Prasthithi (Bharatanatyam), presented by ICPA Bangalore and Angik Team Kolkata 6.30 to 7pm: Ardhanari, Kuchipudi by Dr Ratheesh (Bhilai)
Odissi by Sandya Manoj (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia )
7 - 7.30pm: Prahlada Pattabhishekam, Kuchipudi by Ashwin Sureshan & Navin Satheeshan (Thrissur) 
7.30 to 8pm: Sampoorna Ramayanam in Kerala Natanam (Dr Joy Krishnan -Trivandrum) and Mohiniyattam (Vineeta Srinandan - Mumbai)
8 to 10pm: Bali Vadham, Kathakali by Kalamandalam Hari R Nair with Kerala Kalamandalam artists along with ICPA junior artists
Venue: Yelahanka-Seshadripuram First Grade College, Auditorium, CA Site, #26 Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore 560064
Info: 9902171819 / icpabangalore@gmail.com



May 4, 2019 New Haven CT
At the Bhakti Conference at Yale University, New Haven, Geeta Chandran presented SAMAGAMA LEELA: A DANCER’S JOURNEY and Hari Krishnan and group presented COME TO ME with special input from Dr. Davesh Soneji.
At: Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue, 7.30pm to 9.30pm
Info: geetachandran@gmail.com



May 4, 2019 New Delhi

DRISHTIKON presented BAITHAK SERIES in collaboration with Serendipity Arts Foundation featuring: Contemporary Dance based on Kathak by Manoj Sonagra; Kathak & Contemporary dance based on Kathak / Duet by Diksha Tripathi & Tripti Gupta
Curated by Aditi Mangaldas
Venue: C-340, Chetna Marg, Block C, Defence Colony, New Delhi 110024, 7pm
Info: +91 9810566044 / prajyolita@aditimangaldasdance.com
www.aditimangaldasdance.com



May 3, 2019 Bangalore

Trayi, a collaboration of three soloists -Ramaa Venugopalan, Radhika Ramanujan and Anuradha Venkatraman from Bangalore, presented a new production  APĀRA THE UNBOUND.
At: Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, 7pm
Info: ramaa17@gmail.com



May 2, 2019 Bangalore
Rhythmotion performed Contemporary dance as part of "Guru Namana"  on the occasion of Guru Dr. Maya Rao's birth anniversary.
At: Seva Sadan auditorium, 6:30 pm
Info: rhythmotion.dance@gmail.com



May 2, 2019 Chennai

Kavya Muralidaran (daughter and disciple of Madurai R Muralidaran) presented her first group choreography AKHANDA MARGAM by her ensemble VivRtti Dance Company.
The performance showcased a full Bharatnatyam repertoire set to Kanda Jathi Ata Talam which consist of  14 Aksharas (beats) in a cycle. The music scored by Madurai Muralidaran including maestro players such as DA Srinivas on the mridangam and Rajesh Vaidhya on the veena. The dancers of VivRtti Dance Company - Kavya Muralidaran, Shravanthi Sainath, Simran Sivakumar, Saudamini Rao and Dhiksha Kishore. Light design by Murugan.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 6.30pm



April 29 - May 2, 2019 Bangalore
Shrishti Center of Performing Arts & Institute of Dance Therapy presented SHRISHTI GOLDEN JUBILEE GLOBAL FESTIVAL
-April 29:
5.30pm: Inauguration, Archana Rao, Guru Padma Subrahmanyam
6.00 Biswajit Dash, Odissi, Bhubaneswar
6.20 Saraswati Rajathesh
6.40 Advika Lakshmi Prasad, Guru Sushma Sridhar
7.00 Suda, Guru Nandini Eshwar, Bharatanatyam, Mysore
7.20 Yashaswini, Guru Mysore Nagaraj, Kathak
7.40 Natyeswara Natya Sanga, Guru Satish Babu
8pm: Saraswati Rajathesh, Kuchipudi
-April 30:
6.00 Natya Saraswati
6.15 A.V.Satyanarayan- Mahan Buddha –One man show
6.20 Swarda Dekhane, BN, Pune
6.40  Videhi Kulkarni, Guru Manju Bhargavi, Kuchipudi
7.00 Harshita Chanrashekar
7.20 Sarasvati
7.30 Abhivyakthi –Guru Manasi Pandya
- May 1: (6pm to 6am)
6.00 Ganesh Stuti, Maya Dance Ensemble
6.10 Pallavi and Group, BN
6.20 Sridevi, BN, Guru Manjula Paramesh
6.40  Shrishti Award presentation
7.10 Sarasvati Rajatesh 
7.20  Nagashree Pravlik,
7.40  Amartya Chatterjee Ghosh, Kathak
8.10  Shristi Sangeet
9.00 Yamuna Srinidhi,  Guru Nandini Eswar, BN
9.20   Bhaja Govindam, dance drama by Shristi Center
10,00 Satriya Dance by Sangeet Natak Academy Awardee Guru Haricharan
10.40  Pt Narasimhalu Vadavate, Clarinet
11.20  Sunupura School of Dance Bharathanattyam Bengaluru
11.40 Shekar Rajendran
12am: Mahdura Mukharje
00.20 Sagar and group, Tumkur
00.40 Kavya Chandrashkar
01.00  Arkadev Bhattacharya
01.20 Muduka Datta
1.40  Sakshi Srinivasan, Guru Poornima Gururaj
2.00 BVVSN Raju, Sri Satya Kuchipudi Kalanilayam, Chintal, Hyderabad.
2.20 Rakshita Suresh
2.40  Rajparesh
3.00 Veena C & Tejaswini
3.20 Abhisikta Maitra, Kolkota
3.40 Manju
4.00 Sarasvati
4.10 Anisha Roy
4.30 Shantha Srikanth
5.00 Nartana Academy of Performing Arts, Bengaluru
5.30 Poorva School of Bharatanatyam, Baroda, Guru Sharad Pandya
6am: Vande Mataram
-May 2:
6.00 Trina Roy, Kolkata
6.20 Amartyya Chatterjee Ghosh, Pune
6.40 Dr. A.V.Satyanarayana, Bengaluru
6.50  Soma Ghosh, Kolkata
7.10 Pravin Joshi, Delhi
7.40 Hindoli Niogi, Kolkata
8.00 Articulate Nagaraj, Bengaluru
At: Nayana Auditorium, Ravindra Kalakshetra Complex
Info:  dancetherapyindia@gmail.com / 09845698089



May 1, 2019 Bangalore

SARVASYA - Quest for Oneness, originally crafted solo Bharatanatyam feature by Divya Ravi that explores regional and individual variations in the search for Oneness with the Supreme Being, through lesser-known Bhakti Poetry.
Venue: Seva Sadan Auditorium, 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, 5.30pm
Info: divyaravi1891@gmail.com



May 1, 2019 Mysore

Abhivyakti Cultural Trust, Bangalore, presented KALA NIRANTANAM festival of dance and music. Raghu Nandan S was the festival director. Disciples of Guru Dr Sharad Pandya, Vadodara (4.30pm) and disciples of Sandesh Bhargav, Mysore (5pm) presented Bharatanatyam. Students of Dr. Sukanya Prabhakar, Mysore, presented Carnatic classical music (5.30pm).  Dance drama SRI SUNDARA KANDA (6pm) by Raghu Nandan S and his disciples based on the philosophical, spiritual, psychological and political factors that come within the inside out journey of Sri Hanuman by 15 dancers. In the lead roles: Hanuman- Raghu Nandan S, Sita: Manasi, Rama: Bhoomika, Ravana: Raghu Narayan,  Indrajit: Samhita, Vibhishana: Bhavya, Lankini: Harshitha
At: Kalamandira, Mysore
Info: manasipandya@gmail.com



April 28 - May 1, 2019 Thrissur
SiLa Centre for Performing Arts, Thrissur organized a four-day performing arts festival, SILA PERFORMING ARTS FESTIVAL 2019
-April 28: VEENDUM BHAGAVANTE MARANAM (Malayalam Theatre Production)
Directed by Hazim Amaravila based on the story written by KR Meera.
Presented by Kanal Samskarika Vedhi, Trivandrum
-April 29: NAATYA PRAPANCHAM - through her universe (Kuchipudi recital) by Sreelakshmy Govardhanan
-April 30: EPHEMERAL FRAGRANCES (Contemporary dance production) by Vaishak Raj and team, New Delhi.
-May 1: NAATTU MOZHI - the vernacular (Bharatanatyam production) by Dr. Rajashree Warrier
Venue: K T Muhammed Memorial Regional Theatre, Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, Thrissur, 6.30pm
Info: silaperformingarts@gmail.com




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