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November 30, 2017 Bangalore

Bansi Bilas presented PRATIBIMBA - A Reflection. Guru Deba Prasad Das style of Odissi is known for its pristine qualities and immaculate compositions. His fascination for exploring and deriving inspiration from the tribal and folk dance movements gave Deba Prasad's style a special vigour and verve which became the hallmark of his style. Bansi Bilas brought together three followers of this style, Sangeeta Dash, Leena Mohanty and Debasish Pattnaik to present some rare compositions of the Guru and his disciples.
At: Sevasadan, Malleswaram, Bangalore at 6.30pm.
Info: +91-9632960144 /

November 15 - 30, 2017 Bangalore, Thirukurungudi

Schedule for Natya Stem Dance Kampni
- 15 Nov:  NSDK performed ‘Co-existing with  tradition to modernity’ for Swissre. 
- 17 Nov: Ravindra Kalakshetra – ‘Under the Raintree Women's Cultural Festival’ - Kampni director Madhu Nataraj curated the dance quotient of this first of its kind women's Biennale, exploring feminism and feminity through myriad dance forms, featuring eminent dancers from the genres of classical, folk and contemporary dance.
- 30 Nov: The Kampni performed a specially designed Kathak recital at the Thirukurungudi temple for the annual Kaisiki Natakam festival.

November 21 - 29, 2017 Hong Kong & Guangzhou
Jayachandran Palazhy as an invited special delegate was in Hong Kong and Guangzhou. In Hong Kong, Jayachandran was part of the City Contemporary Dance Festival, meeting and networking with promoters from across the world. In Guangzhou he attended the Guangdong Dance Festival and participated in their networking platform.

November 18 - 29, 2017 Sydney, Bowral, Canberra
Vikram Iyengar joined 20 Australian peers as one of the five Asia-Pacific participants who joine the Arts Leaders programme offered by the Australia Council for the Arts under their Leadership programme.

November 4 - 29, 2017 Odisha, Chattisgarh, Japan

Schedule for Guru Gajendra Panda and Tridhara.
-Nov 4, Baramba, Odisha: Odissi dance drama KRISHNAYA TUBHYAM NAMAH by principal dancers of KVK, Cuttack, for Chadakhai Mahotsav.
At: Shri Bhismeswar Mahadev Temple, 7pm
-Nov 4, Raipur, Chattisgarh: DEVI DASABIDHAM by Aarya Nande, principal dancer of Tridhara, for Rajyotshav.
At: Pt. Syamaprasad Mukherjee  Amphitheatre, Chattisgarh, 7pm
-Nov 10, Baramba, Odisha: Odissi dance drama SAKHIGOPINATHA for Chadakhai Mahotsav by principal dancers of Tridhara.
At: Open-air Kabichandra Mandap, 7pm
-Nov 13, Nagoya, Japan: Display video of Guru Gajendra Panda’s Japan tour 2017 for 3rd  AKHADA-2017.
At: Studio Funfun, 5pm
-Nov 19, Moriama, Japan: Ganesh Tandav by Chisato Miura and principal dancers of Tridhara, Japan, for 17th Moriama Cultural Festival.
At: Moriama Cultural Hall, 7pm
-Nov 25, Sambalpur, Odisha: Odissi dance drama YOGINI YOGA ROOPA by principal dancers of Tridhara, Bhubaneswar, for Foundation Day.
At: Amphitheatre, 7pm
-Nov 29, Nagoya, Japan: Odissi Dance Workshop by Chisato Miura and Masae, in memory of Guru Debaprasad Das.
At: Studio Funfun, 4pm

November 1 - 27, 2017 Benaras, Hampi, Bangalore, New Delhi
Schedule for Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha
- 1 Nov: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed at the Ganga Mahotsav in Benaras, Uttar Pradesh.
- 4 Nov: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed at the HAMPI UTSAV in Karnataka.
- 6 Nov: Hosted by Faculty Head Dr. Vasanth Kiran at Reva University, Bangalore, Geeta Chandran joined dancers Lakshmi Vishwanathan and Manju Bhargavee in a freewheeling discussion on classical dance - the way forward.
- 14 Nov: As part of the Delhi International Arts Festival 2017, Geeta Chandran’s performance in and as Ravana was part of an evening of classical dance based on the Ramayana.
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi.
- 16 Nov: Geeta Chandran presented an illustrated lec-dem on Bharatanatyam under the aegis of SPIC MACAY at the Japuria School, Vasundhara.
- 25 Nov: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed as part of the ongoing Mandala Celebrations at the Ayyapa Temple, Sector 2, R.K. Puram, New Delhi.
- 27 Nov: To mark the silver jubilee celebrations of India Habitat Centre, Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company presented ANEKANTA at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi 

November 26, 2017 Chennai

Eka Aneka Festival on PRATHISANDHI RAMAYANA organised by Dasyam featured Uma Dogra (Kathak), Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam), Deepika Reddy (Kuchipudi), Dr.Arvind Subramaniam, and Kalairani.
At: Narada Gana Sabha, 6pm

November 25 & 26, 2017 Bangalore

Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI) with (Psychology Dept) Christ University presented its 4th Annual International Conference: ‘Multi-faceted Movement Approaches: Enhancing the Mind-Body Nexus’ - 25th/26th November, Christ University, Bengaluru.
Sessions @ the Conference – Blending Practice with Theory:
-‘Introduction to Dance / Movement Therapy’: Reetu Jain (Therapeutic Movement Practitioner, Co-Founder, CMTAI), USA / New Delhi
-‘What’s in a role: Stories & Drama Therapy’: Anshuma Kshetrapal (Drama & Movement Therapist, Director, Color of Grey Cells), UK / Delhi / Bengaluru
-‘Mindfulness & Therapeutic Presence for Practitioners’: Anubha Doshi (Arts-based Therapist, Counsellor, Director, Artsphere), Pune 
-‘The Puzzle of Progress in Expressive Arts Therapies’: Avantika Malhautra (Expressive Arts Therapist / Psychologist, Director, Soul Canvas), Pune
-‘Active Imagination Using Movement’: Brinda Jacob Janvrin (Expressive Arts Therapist / Counsellor, Director, SMART), Bengaluru
-‘Art Psychotherapy & Family Constellation Work’: Charitra Ballal (Psychotherapist / Visual Art Therapy Practitioner), UK / Bengaluru
-‘Gesture & Dance in Storytelling Therapy’: Dr.Eric Miller (Storytelling Therapist, Director,  World  Story Telling Institute), USA / Chennai
-‘Embodiment in Shadow Theatre’: Evan Hanstings (Drama Therapist, Director, Shadow Liberation), (USA / Bengaluru)
-‘Dance Movement Therapy & Psycho-social Support in Communities’ Katia Verreault (Dance Therapist, Director, A Moving World Foundation), The Netherlands / Nepal
 -‘Henna & Healing in Art Therapy’: Krupa Jhaveri (Visual Art Therapist, Director, Sankalpa), USA / Auroville
-‘Relevance of Posture & Movement in Psychodrama’: Magdalene Jeyarathnam (Psychodrama Therapist & Counsellor, Director, East-West Counselling Centre), Chennai
-‘Letting the Body Lead Therapeutic Work’: Maitri Gopalakrishna (Drama Therapist & Counselling Psychologist), Bengaluru
-‘Engaging with the Shadow through Drama, Movement & Metaphor’: Mike Clarke (Drama & Movement Therapist), UK
-‘The importance of Skill sharing in Music Therapy’: Nina Cherla (Music Therapist, Regional Director, The Music Therapy Trust), UK / New Delhi
-‘Relationship between Drama & Empathy’: Parusuram Ramamoorthy (Drama Therapy Practitioner, Director, VELVI). Madurai
-‘Role of the Embodied Therapist in Movement Psychotherapy’: Preetha Ramasubramanian  (Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Director, KINESTHETICS), UK / Chennai
-‘Dance Movement Therapy for Families of Children with Autism’: Ritu Shree (Dance Movement Therapist / Psychologist, Children First), USA / New Delhi
-‘Kestenberg Movement Profile: Exploration of Tension Flow Rhythms’: Tarana Khatri (Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Co-Founder, Synchrony), UK / Chennai,
- ‘Therapeutic Dance in Education’: Tripura Kashyap (Movement Therapist/Dance Educator, Co-founder, CMTAI) USA / Bengaluru
- ‘Drama Therapy: The Hero’s Journey’: Vanitha Chandrasegaram (Drama Therapist), UK / Malaysia
Alongside mentioned sessions there were Panel Discussion, Film Screenings, Informal Discussion groups on Movement Therapy and Movement Jam!
For info, please contact Janavi @ 088848-69163 or  (

November 23 - 25, 2017 Bahrain
Deepa Narayanan & Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation Ensemble presented solo/group Kuchipudi Performance for 70th Independence Day celebrations, organised by Ministry of Culture, Indian Embassy Baharain.
Contact: /+919845315272
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November 15 - 22, 2017 UK

Amina Khayyam Dance Co presented ONE and A THOUSAND FACES. Sensitised by the global refugee issue, Amina Khayyam returns to the fundamental principle of Indian philosophy and classical arts of the cyclic phenomenon, where there is no beginning nor an end, to propose that we are all but refugees of time undermining how we become territorial of our habitat. Acccompanied by Debasish Mukherjee (tabla), Lucy Rahman (vocals), Alastair Morgan (cello).
Choreography: Amina Khayyam
Performers:  Jane Chan, Harmage Singh Kalirai and Amina Khayyam
- 15 Nov, 7.30pm: ONE at Dance Woking / Rhoda McGaw Theatre, The Ambassadors, Peacocks Centre, Woking GU21 6GQ
- 16 Nov, 7:30pm: A THOUSAND FACES at Luton Library Theatre
- 22 Nov, 7:30pm: A THOUSAND FACES at Old Market Theatre, Brighton

November 22, 2017 Kuala Lumpur

Dr. Sunil Kothari spoke on one of world’s most enigmatic male dancers - the legendary Ram Gopal (of Burmese mother) with new controversial archival materials at NSCBA, India Cultural Centre, 7.30pm 

November 22, 2017 New Delhi
Navtej Johar gave a talk on "Between prefix and suffix: questioning the moral code in Indian Aesthetics" where he tries to challenge the predominantly linear and moral convention of the bhava-rasa theory by viewing it within the more abstract realms of Linguistics and Poetics. He also touched upon the sphota theory of Bhartrihari and the pratibhijna of Abhinavagupta.
At: IIC, (Seminar rooms 2 & 3), 6.30pm

November 21, 2017 New Delhi
After doing the street performances both in India and Norway in 2016, Sudesh Adhana presented the stage version of his work UNTAMED DONKEYS. This work is a reaction to the recent crimes against women in India. Though this is a global phenomenon the work investigates into the gang rapes that have become frequent from past few years in India as its case study. One must think this is the outcome of suppressed  mindset, and solution is never going to be achieved by punishment. Funded and supported by the Norway Arts Council and Oppland Culture.
Concept & Choreography: Sudesh Adhana
Performers: Sumesh Vazhukkal Mayilswamy, Rahul Chhetri, Lalit Khatana, Vijay Rawat, Deepak Kurki Shivaswamy, Sudesh Adhana, Miraz
Light designer: Niranjan Gokhale
At: Kamani Auditorium, 7pm

November 15 & 20, 2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Samudra Performing Arts presented Samudra Season Theatre 2017
Samudra is based in the beautiful village of Vakkom (near Varkala in Thiruvananthapuram) which is bestowed with natural beauty.  Through the season theatre, they aim at international audience and this theatre serves as a meeting place for tourists interested in art and culture.  The concept and ambience is created with natural elements for lighting and stage setting.
On 15 & 20 November, 7pm on both days
At: Vakkom, Varkala, Thiruvananthapuram
Contact: +91 9847324192 (Madhu) +91 9447451606 (Sajeev)

November 19, 2017 St.Louis, MO
In this 8th of the baithak series, Soorya Performing Arts presented a lec- dem and a dance performance. What's Maargam - Guru Seema Kasthuri introduced the concept of 72 parent raagas of Carnatic music. She explained the idea, creation and appreciation of these 72 melakarta or parent raga in a brief lecture demo. Bharatanatyam by Sadhana Mathesh who has performed in many major projects of Soorya Performing Arts.
Venue: Soorya Performance Space, 236 Old Meramec Station Road,  Manchester, MO 63021, 5pm - 6:15pm.

November 19, 2017 Mississauga, ON
Sampradaya Dance Creations presented another installment of its Horizon Series - EMERGING ARTIST PERFORMANCE SERIES, featuring classical dancers - Naren Ganesan (Sanskriti Temple of Fine Arts,  Edmonton) and Taniya and Puneet Panda (Georgia, USA).
Venue: Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga, ON, 4pm

November 19, 2017 Bangalore
As part of JHENKARA UTSAVA, Kalamshu's Cultural Festival, coinciding with 12th anniversary celebration of Kalamshu, events are lined up for 3 months starting in November till February. In this first event, performance by Guru Amarnath Ghosh, Bharatanatyam & Kuchipudi
At: Kalamshu Kalachavadi, #438, 3rd Main, 3rd Cross, Kalyan Nagar, 2nd Block, 1st Stage, Nagarbavi, Bangalore 560072, 5.30pm

November 19, 2017 Chennai

Justus Repertory presented NIGHT’S END. Set in a reserve forest in Rajasthan, India, NIGHT’S END unfolds the story of Krishnan Nair (Sheejith Krishna). Born into a family of classical Kathakali artistes and trained in the art from childhood, Krishnan runs away from his native village in Kerala, and becomes a forest guard in a tiger sanctuary. In moments of emotional intensity, the artist in him finds solace in dancing. The plot moves through Krishnan’s attempts to enlist the help of the Mogiya, nomadic tribals who were traditionally hunters, in saving the tiger, his friendship with Billu Mogiya the drummer, his romance with Chandni Mogiya (Akhila Ramnarayan), and his encounters with the poaching mafia. Night’s End is a tale of betrayal, abandonment and loss in which the actions of humans —indigenous peoples, settlers, tourists, the state, the media—powerfully affect the fragile eco-system we inhabit. Night’s End is also a love story.
Playwright and Director: Gowri Ramnarayan
Featuring: Sheejith Krishna & Akhila Ramnarayan
Lighting Design: Krishnan Venkatesh, Sound: Rakesh Pazhedam
Venue: Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Mylapore, 6:30pm.
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November 19, 2017 Mysore
Articulate Festival coordinated by Mysore B Nagaraj, is conducted on 3rd Sunday of every month. In its 18th series, Pavithra Manjunath & Gayathri Maiya, Shalini Paramesh & Malini Paramesh performed Bharatanatyam in duet format while in Kathak, Ruma Shil and Seema Viswanath performed solo.
At: the Premier Convention Hall, Premier Studios, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore 570012, 6pm.
Info: 9341288391 /

November 18 & 19, 2017 London
Sujata Banerjee Dance Company presented HEMANTIKA FESTIVAL
- 18 Nov, 7pm: Kathak performances by senior Sujata Banerjee Dance Company students, Shamaa Dance Company, Urja Thakore's Pagrav Dance Company, the Barcelona Kathak Project and Archita Kumar among others. The evening also featured the finals of the international leg of the of Pandit Birju Maharaj’s Kalashram Kathak competition 2017.
Venue: Patidar House, 22 London Road, Wembley HA9 7EX
-  19 Nov, 2pm-3.30pm: The annual showcase of Sujata Banerjee Dance Academy students. This year’s theme was Lord Hanuman as a symbol of strength, loyalty and friendship. There was also a performance by the  Centre of Advanced Training (Yugavati) Birmingham.
Venue: The Drum at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ
-19 Nov, 5pm-7pm: The grand finale of the festival - an exclusive performance by Pandit Birju Maharaj and other notable Kathak performers Saswati Sen, Fasih Ur Rehman and Sujata Banerjee. Produced specially for Hemantika, ‘The journey of Kathak’ showcased the history of Kathak through the ages and regions with all its grace and glory.
Venue: The Drum at Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley HA9 0FJ
Info: / +44(0)7427944893

November 17 - 19, 2017 Hyderabad

Lasyakalpa Foundation presented its fourth annual event, Thrai Varnyam, a three day dance festival held in association with Department of Language and Culture, Government of Telangana.
Nov 17, Kuchipudi: Solo by Katyayani Ganti, dance drama by Hari Ramamurthy and team.
Nov 18, Odissi: Solo by Lingraj Pradhan, thematic presentation by Aruna Mohanty
Nov 19, Kathak: Solo by Swati Sinha, group presentation by Nirupama - Rajendra
At: Ravindra Bharathi, 6pm
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November 16 - 19, 2017 Oakland, San Francisco, CA

BROKEN SEEDS still grow, a production staged on four days, presented by Nadhi Thekkek and Nava Dance Theatre. Music composed by GS Rajan, choreography by Nadhi and artworks by Rupy C Tut. The orchestra had Sindhu Natarajan - vocals, Santosh Chandru – mridangam / ghatam / kanjira / kunnakol, GS Rajan - flute and Chris - cello.
Venue: The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland, 8pm, Sunday 7pm

November 11 - 19, 2017 London & Mumbai

- Nov 11: IMMERSED by Aditi Mangaldas at Indian Adventures of Sitar and Dance at Darbar Festival. 
At: Sadler's Wells, Sadlers Well Theatre, EC1R 4 London, 7pm
- Nov 17: UTSAV by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company-The Drishtikon Dance Foundation at NCPA, Mumbai.
- Nov 18 & 19: As a part of the Masterclass series, Aditi Mangaldas conducted a two-day Kathak workshop.
NCPA, West Room 1, 10am to 5pm

November 5 - 19, 2017 Bangalore, Hyderabad
Schedule for Abhinava Dance Company
- Nov 5, Bangalore: Abhinava Dance Company presented SAMBHRAMA at the Indian Road Congress Meet, Palace Grounds, 6.30pm
- Nov 10, Bangalore: Abhinava Dance Company presented SAMBHRAMA for the Second Indian Cancer Congress, Convention Hall, 6.30pm
- Nov 11, Hyderabad: Nirupama, Rajendra, Rohini Prabhath & Naveen Hegde offered a classical concert for (SICA) South Indian Cultural Association - a non profit organisation for Carnatic music and dance.
Venue: Ravindra Bharati, 6.30pm
- Nov 19, Hyderabad: Nirupama Rajendra and Abhinava Dance Company presented KATHAKITATHOM for dance festival conducted by Lasya Kalpa Foundation.
Venue: Ravindra Bharati, 7.30pm
For details contact: +919902355722

November 18, 2017 Salzburg, Austria
Post Natyam is 13 years old this Fall. They came together artistically (if not physically) in Salzburg, in ‘Back to the Beautiful - Participatory and Performative Actions in Three Rooms.’ Back to the Beautiful is a dialogic collaboration with Salzburg-based choreographer Tomaž Simatović. The cellar room contained a performance installation, a Post Natyam Collective collaboration spearheaded by Sandra with Cynthia, with video content created by Cynthia, Sandra, and Shyamala, and video art remixed by Meena. This project is one of the manifestations of their current long distance process, Borders Resurfacing, which is artistically investigating themes of water, borders and migration. 
At: Anton-Neumayr-Platz 2, 5020 Salzburg, 3.30pm.

November 17 & 18, 2017 Lexington, MA
At TRINETHRA - The Third Eye Festival of Dance, Mesma Belsare presented NATYAMEKHALA / ORNAMENT OF DANCE: an evening that explored Hindu and Buddhist images from Rudra and Ranganatha to the Red Tara. Dance, visual art and costume design by Belsare highlighted links between movement and the (seemingly) static imagery in traditional Indian arts.
Dance direction was by Dr. Maya Kulkarni. Trinethra was a two-evening dance festival curated by Jayshree Rajamani and featured dancers from Massachusetts and New York.
- Nov17:
6:30 - 7pm - Kuchipudi by students of Sailaja Thummulla
7:10 - 7:55pm - Mohiniattam by Resmi Narayanan
8 - 9pm - The Layers of Love - diverse nayikas, a special Bharatanatyam presentation of Padams and Javalis by the Bharathakalai Performing Troupe
- Nov 18:
6 - 6:45pm - Manipuri by Krishnakali Dasgupta
7 - 8:30pm - Natyamekhala: an evening of original new dance works by Mesma Belsare
At: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA, 6:30-9pm

November 18, 2017 Bangalore
Rhythmotion in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations and National Gallery of Modern Art presented the fourth edition of CHALANA - DANCE FOR A CAUSE 2017, an evening of Indian classical and Contemporary dance, in aid of the Deaf Aid Society
At: NGMA, Palace Road, Bengaluru, 4pm
Info: 98452 57113 / 98800 27082

November 18, 2017 Bangalore

International Arts & Cultural Foundation celebrating 5th Year presented SHANDILYA, classical music & dance festival.
- ‘Myriad Faces of Maddened Maiden’ performed by Mantap Prabhakar Upadhya, written & directed by Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh
Vocal:  Vasudha Balakrishna, flute: Jayaram Kikkari, mardal: A.P Pathak
- Kathak solo dance featured ‘Madhuradvaitam’ choreographed & performed by Mysore B Nagaraj, written by Shatavadhani Dr. R. Ganesh
At: Sevasadan Auditorium 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, 5.30pm
Event by Shandilya Srivatsa: 9845106655 /

November 18, 2017 Chennai

Shruthe Raammohan, daughter/disciple of Sasirekha Raammohan performed under the auspices of Natyarangam. She was accompanied by Murali Parthasarathy on vocal, Sriram on the mridangam and Easwar on the violin.
At: Narada Gana Sabha, Mini Hall, 6 to 7.15pm
Info: / 94440 19024

November 18, 2017 Chennai
Urmila Sathyanarayanan performed for Indisha's SADHANA SADHITHAM, a three-day dance festival at Narada Gana Sabha, 7:30pm

November 17, 2017 Singapore
Apsaras Arts presented ANJANEYAM, Hanuman's Ramayana, at Kalaa Utsavam, with guest artistes VP Dhananjayan, CK Balagopalan, Hari Padman, Lavanya Ananth and Roshni Pillay Kesavan. Choreography is by Mohanapriyan Thavarajah, Jayanthi Subramaniam, Hari Padman and Osman Abdul Hamid. Music by Rajkumar Bharati, concept, script and direction by Aravinth Kumarasamy. Anjaneyam also feaured Era Dance Theatre (Singapore) and Bimo Dance Theatre (Indonesia) in a juxtaposition of Indian and Southeast Asian performance elements.
At: Esplanade Theatre, 8pm

November 16, 2017 Bangalore

Sanjali Centre for Odissi Dance presented SUCHARITAA, a confluence of three dance forms presenting women in Indian mythology in a new dimension, featuring: Gopika Varma as Kunti, Sharmila Mukerjee as Kaikeyi and Vyjayanthi Kashi as Sharmishte.
At: Seva Sadan, Malleswaram, 6.30pm

November 16, 2017 Chennai
Lakshmi Vishwanathan presented solo HRDAYA VILASAM based on love poems.
At: Narada Gana Sabha, 6pm

November 15 & 16, 2017 New Delhi

Samantaa Dance Co (established by Amit Khinchi & Shubhi Johari disciples of Rajendra Gangani and Jai Kishan Maharaj respectively) presented 2nd edition of NAVAL KATHAK UTSAV. The company organizes a series of dance festivals throughout the year. Naval Kathak Utsav is a festival of young and upcoming Kathak dancers.
- 15th Nov, 6.30pm
Duet by Radhika Sathe & Eshani Sathe Akola
Trio by Kanchan, Gauri, Nandini, disciples of Pt Birju Maharaj & Saswati Sen, Kalaashram
Group presentation by Kathak Kendra Repertory, New Delhi
Venue: Triveni Kala Sangam, Tansen Marg, Mandi House
- 16th Nov, 6.30pm
‘SAMANTAA’ a duet production by Amit Khinchi & Shubhi Johari
Venue: LTG Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House
Info: / 99586 75555

November 11 & 14, 2017 Lugano & Lyon
Shantala Shivalingappa presented AKASHA in Kuchipudi style.
- 11th Nov, 8.30pm: LAC, Lugano Arte e Cultura, Sala teatro, Piazza Bernardino Luini, Lugano, Switzerland
- 14th Nov, 8.30pm: La Maison de la Danse, 8 avenue Mermoz, Lyon, France.

November 14, 2017 Chennai

Bharata Kalanjali and Naada Inbam presented a Bharatanatyam recital by Arun K Velayudhan in memory of late Rajesh Balakrishnan, under the commemorative scholarship scheme of ‘Shiva Saroja Sangeetha Natya Scholarship Award’ instituted by Mrudani School of Perf Arts (USA).
At: Ragasudha Hall, Luz, 6.30pm.
Info: 24911125 / 99401 97993

November 13, 2017 Berlin

MARGAM, a solo Bharatanatyam dance recital by Deepika Panchamukhi
At: The Culture Wing of the Embassy of India, 6pm

November 13, 2017 Chennai
Ranga Mandira Academy of World Dance/Performance and Indic Studies collaborated with USIEF to bring the Fulbright scholar Dr. Debra McCall to conduct a special workshop on Laban Movement Analysis. This workshop explored stylistic differences between personal movement and movements from other cultures.
Venue: 136.1 Yoga Studio, TTK Rd, 10am - 1.30pm
For details, contact Kuzhali Jaganathan: +91 9952910972

November 12, 2017 Chicago, IL

In honor of the 1000th birthday of Ramanujar, Natya Dance Theatre and the Greater Chicago Vedic Society presented a day of performances.
12:30pm: "Ettram Thantha Yatirajar: The Best Amongst Reformers", a play in Tamil by the Greater Chicago Vedic Society
3pm: "Ramanujarya Divyagyna: The Preceptor Par Excellence", a discourse by Dushyanth Sridhar
4:30pm: World premiere of "Ramanuja Darshanam: The Beacon of Spiritual Light" by Natya Dance Theatre, with concept and script by Swami Dushyanth Sridhar, music by Rajkumar Bharathi, and choreography by Hema Rajagopalan
In addition, the event included the book release of Ramanuja - Hindu Saint of the Millennia ... Saint who Reshaped Hinduism with Optimism by Ranganathan Hemmige.
At: Oswego East High School, 12.30pm to 6pm

November 12, 2017 Lugano Switzerland
-BHAIRAVA (short-film) | Marlene Millar et Philip Szporer
Bhairava evokes facets of Shiva, the Lord of Dance, as both the destroyer of evil and the guardian of time. He is fierce and drives terrible deeds, but he is also the Divine Protector and Supreme Guardian; his intention springs from pure compassion. In this work, carried by a strong and deeply evocative musical score and by the singular energy of the ancient site of Hampi, dancer and choreographer Shantala Shivalingappa embodies the presence and distinctive qualities of Bhairava.
-SHANTALA (documentary film) | Ezra Belotte-Cousineau, is a 52-minutes portrait of Shantala Shivalingappa: the film follows her across the world, allowing us to witness how she expresses the unique cultural and spiritual traditions of Kuchipudi, as well her journey in contemporary dance, through diverse collaborative works.
These two movies were sreened at LAC Lugano Arte e Cultura, Lugano Switzerland, starting at 2pm

November 12, 2017 Chennai
Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation conducted 142nd KALA POSHAKAM Monthly Concert.
5.30pm: Bharatanatyam recital by Resmi Govindankutty (Kalakshetra Alumna).
7pm: Bharatanatyam recital by Nikitha Gopalakrishnan (Disciple of Saikripa Prasanna).
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha (Mini Hall), T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18
Info: 9382698811 / 9791127255 /

November 12, 2017 New Delhi
The Hyderabad Branch of Natya Tarangini has completed 10 years of its establishment.  On this occasion, gurus Raja - Radha Reddy premiered their production NATYA RASĀNUBHUTI - AESTHETIC DELIGHT OF DANCE along with the Natya Tarangini's outstanding disciples.
At: Kamani auditorium
Info: 011 - 29565540 / 29565245 /

November 12, 2017 Mysore

Articulate Festival-UDGAMA-1- a festival celebrating dance prodigies in the age between 8 and 15 years. Articulate Festival, conducts on 3rd Sunday of every month, a classical dance festival where upcoming dance artists showcase their mastery. It was felt by the coordinator Mysore B Nagaraj, that platforms be given for dance prodigies in the age between 8 and 15 years and hence this festival. Bhoomika, Divyasree, Anjana Suresh Kumar (students of the Bhushans, Mysore) and 6 member ensemble of Sai Arts International, Bangalore, presented Bharatanatyam, Vaibhavi Shetty and Vaishnavi Shetty (disciples of Sri Begar) performed Yakshagana, Shashank Udyavara (disciple of Mysore B Nagaraj) performed Kathak, Madhusudhan (disciple of Sanjay Shantaram) performed Kuchipudi and Parvaty K. Nair, Hitha Hemanth (disciples of Sridevi Unni) performed Mohiniattam.
At: Premier Convention Hall, Premier Studios, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore 570012, 5pm.
Contact Mysore B Nagaraj: 93412 88391 /

November 12, 2017 Pune

Nrityayatri presented UTKARSH - A Children's Day special programme.
Panchatantra stories by Pavithra Srinivasan
Bharatanatyam by Sreedevi Nrithyalaya, students of Guru Sheela Unnikrishnan
Venue: Tilak Smarak Mandir, Pune, 10.15 am
For tickets: 98500 43356 /  98811 48850 /

November 11 & 12, 2017 San Jose, CA
APOORVA KATHA (Remarkable tales) - the struggles of Cesar Chavez
Saturday, November 11 at 7pm, Sunday, November 12 at 4 pm
Venue: School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose

November 11 & 12, 2017 Aurangabad

Mahagami presented TASMAI SHREE GURAVE NAMAH, 2-day Dance Festival as a tribute to Guru-Shishya Parampara. Around 120 selected disciples of the Gurukul performed Kathak & Odissi. Also, the ‘Prashikshaks’ (teachers) and Parwati Dutta – Director & Guru of Mahagami presented short performances on both days
At: Rukmini Sabhagriha, Mahagami, 7pm

November 9 - 12, 2017 London, UK
DARBAR FESTIVAL at Sadler’s Wells for the first time, reaching out to its sister art form by presenting classical dance as well as music. Alongside revered musical masters of the Indian subcontinent and new talents, Darbar and Sadler’s Wells joined forces to offer an unprecedented classical dance programme specially curated by Sadler’s Wells Associate Artist Akram Khan. Also throughout the festival was the Red Dress Project, a performance and photography project offering a unique insight into India in the 21st Century. Darbar Festival was part of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017 celebrating deep culture ties and the 70th anniversary of Indian independence.
-9 Nov: Akram Khan, Patri Satish & Pravin Godkhindi
-10 Nov: Mythili Prakash, Debasmita Bhattacharya & Dheerendra Tiwari
Secret of Midnight Ragas
-11 Nov: Escape Through Morning Ragas
Afternoon Raga Effect
Talk with Akram Khan
Aditi Mangaldas, Mavin Khoo & Sahana Banerjee
Benares Rhythm Essentials
-12 Nov: Spirit of Morning Ragas
Rhythm Unleashed
Ustad Nishat Khan and Pandit Kaivalyakumar
Seeta Patel
At: Sadler's Wells, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R

November 11, 2017 Mumbai
Astad Deboo premiered a new solo work LIMINAL designed especially for the intimate Studio Tamaasha space in which he explored ideas of unrest, suppression and turmoil, choreographed to some amazing music composed by U Srinivas, Michael Brook, and Paul Giger followed by a conversation with Astad.
At: Studio Tamaasha, 76 Aram Nagar 2, behind Physioflex gym, Versova, 8pm

November 9, 2017 NYC

Jiva's 10 Year Anniversary Gala - a special evening commemorating 10 years. The program featured performances by Jiva Dance, Indian classical music talents, as well as a celebration of Jiva's 10 years of art making.
Dance: Jiva Dance Company-Sonali Skandan, Maya Kappil, Aishwarya Madhav and Aishwarya Sriram
Music: Abhik Mukherjee - Sitar, Monir Hossain- Tabla
Special Dance by Jiva's first Arangetram student Aditi Narayanan
Keynote Speaker Sabrina Dhawan - well known screenwriter and producer, known for her work on Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding
At: DAG Modern, 6.30pm

November 9, 2017 Mumbai

Every year, the NCPA organises the Contemporary Dance Season with a view towards showcasing performances that combine innovation and cutting-edge choreography from some of the most prominent dancers of this genre from India and abroad. NCPA presented PADME and PRISM by Anita Ratnam & troupe. Padme is a contemporary Indian dance performance produced by dancer, actor and arts’ administrator Anita Ratnam and choreographed by Netherlands-based choreographer Kalpana Raghuraman. Padme brings together classically trained dancers from different dance schools, training styles and backgrounds.
At: Experimental Theatre, 7pm

November 8, 2017 Stamford, UK

Sonia Sabri presented VIRAGO, a performance about beauty and fragility illuminating elements of what the media perceives as 'the woman' and the pressure that creates; yet still presenting empowerment and hope.  
At:  Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's St, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DL

November 7, 2017 New Delhi

In the ongoing series of creating new choreographies annually, Centre for Indian Classical Dances showcased DIVYALOK - Abode of Divinity dedicated to Swachh Bharat Mission by Dr. Sonal Mansingh. It featured Centre’s Repertory dancers with music by Shubhendra Rao, Saskia Rao and Ariane Gray Hubert.
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, 7pm.

November 7, 2017 Bangalore

Attakkalari Dance Company put together a very special showcase for His Royal Highness Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. The journey to this began earlier this summer when artists from Attakkalari Centre for Movements Arts and Co Wayne McGregor collaborated on a digital dance project conceived by acclaimed British choreographer Wayne McGregor as part of British Council’s UK-India 2017: Year of Culture. Titled MIXTHEBODY, the project is entirely virtual allowing people to choreograph infinite dance pieces through a series of exciting algorithms they can put together on their digital devices. Following the digital launch of the project, British Council India invited Attakkalari to present a live choreographic response to a sequence chosen by none other than HRH Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall.
It was an action-packed day; 7 November, Attakkalari Dance Company all set for the showcase through their rigorous rehearsal, Artistic Director Jayachandran Palazhy had to take the royal couple through the digital aspects of MixTheBody ending with the 20-minute performance. It all ended with a full house, standing ovations, a personal photo-op with the British Royals (the Prince and Duchess complimented the artists on their core strength and artistry).

November 6, 2017 Bangalore
Drishti Art Centre presented NRITYARPANA, celebrating 17 years of journey into classical dance. The evening featured Bharatanatyam performance by the students of Drishti, disciples of Anuradha Vikranth
At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru, 6pm.
Info: 98441 91888 /

November 6, 2017 Bangalore

NRITHYA MANJARI, a solo Bharatanatyam recital was presented by Preethi Prashant Menon under the guidance of Raghu Nandan S on the occasion of Sri Kanaka Dasa Jayanthi. The accompanists: Cymbals, choreography, direction: Raghu Nandan S, vocal: Bharti Venugopal, violin: Mattur Srinidhi, flute: Vivek Krishna, mridangam: Ramesh, rhythmpad: Raghavendra
At: Seva Sadan auditorium, Malleshwaram, 10am
November 5, 2017 Bangalore

Naatyakalakshetra presented 10th year celebration series.
- Utsava of dance by noted dances schools of Bangalore at 4.15pm
Naatyakalakshetra of Prashanth Gopal Shastry
Shambhavi School of Dance of Guru Vyjayanthi Kashi
Nartana Keertana Center for Performing Arts of Guru Soundarya Srivathsa
Nrityakala Mandiram School of Dance of  Guru B.Bhanumathi and Guru Sheela Chandrasekar
Prashanth Gopal Shastry & Hema Prabhath
Suma Krishnamurthy & Usha Dinakar (Guru Dr Lalitha Srinivasan)
Anusha S, Aruna N, Shreya B & Tejashree S (disciples of Guru Revathi Narasimhan)
Yakshagana - Artists of Yakshadegula Guru K Mohan
NRITHYA PRABHA was awarded to Guru Revathi Narasimhan
At: Udaya Bhanu Kalasangha, Gavipuram, Basavangudi.
Info: 95351 47234

November 5, 2017 Kolkata
Deshopriyo Kolkata Cultural Centre presented MOKSHA  DANCE FESTIVAL featuring:
A tribute to Gauhar Jaan by Sushmita Banerjee and disciples (Kathak)
Shakti by Shinjan Nrityalaya (Odissi) with Aloka Kanungo and disciples
At: Rabindra Sadan, 6pm.
Info: 98300 59449 / 98312 10470 /

November 5, 2017 Thiruvananthapuram
Navia Natarajan performed for Soorya Parampara at Cobank auditorium, 6.30pm

November 4, 2017 Coconut Creek, FL

Diverse Element Dance Company presented Bharatanatyam For New Audiences in its 9th season by Jaan R. Freeman (Disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar, Senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati)
Venue: Silfida Ballet Academy, 4690 North State Road 7, Suite 203, 2nd Floor, Coconut Creek, FL 33072, 6pm-7:30pm / (540) 897-0327

November 4, 2017 Reading, UK 

Kalakunj presented Heritage Lottery Funded Project KRISHNA: THE MYTHOLOGICAL HERO. This not-for-profit project has explored the entity Krishna, via various resources based in the UK, in his artistic, spiritual and cultural forms. Kalakunj and its participants have embarked on a learning journey to gain and share knowledge and awareness about Krishna in the local community; and this event, including workshops, seminar and performances, concludes this community-driven work. 6 internationally renowned researchers, presenters and performing artists led seminar and workshops surrounding their work on Krishna in academic pursuits and their respective art forms providing the unique opportunity to explore Krishna related culture and the surrounding expert research which are seldom seen in the public domain with a Q&A.
10am-12pm: Seminar with Dr. Ann David, Dr. Mark Hamilton, Dr. Shalini Sinha.
2pm-6pm: Workshop & performances by Anusha Subramanyam (BN), Arunima Kumar (Kuchipudi), Ranjana Ghatak (singer)
Venue: 3sixty, Reading University Students' Union, University of Reading, Whiteknights, RG6 6AZ Reading
Contact Ananya Chatterjee: 07717436720 /

November 4, 2017 Bangalore

Rasika Arts Foundation presented SHARAVANA BHAVA - Tales of the Warrior Lord Subramanya, conceived and directed by Guru Kiran Subramanyam and performed by the Rasika Dance Ensemble.
At: ADA Rangamandira, J.C.Road, Bangalore, 6.30pm

November 2 - 4, 2017 NYC
STORIES BY HAND, Preeti Vasudevan’s autobiographical solo that combines language, music and dance to tell its witty, poignant, and tragic stories, received its world premiere at New York Live Arts. Vasudevan’s collaborators included Paul Kaiser (literary dramaturg), Robert Wiezel (lighting designer), and Paul Jacob (composer) - a unique perspective on what it means to be an Indian woman living in the United States in 2017. There was a post-performance discussion between Bill T. Jones and Preeti Vasudevan on Nov 3.
At: New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York City, 7.30pm
Info: /

October 1 - November 4, 2017 USA & Canada

Leela Samson and Spanda Dance Company’s Fall 2017 North America tour of NADI.
- Oct 1: Presented by Kalaanjali School of Dance
Venue: Waunakee High School Performing Arts Center, Waunakee, WI, 2pm
More Information: Meenakshi Ganesan (
- Oct 7: Presented by Natya Dance Theater and Nrityanjali School of Dance
Venue: Pfeiffer Hall North Central College, Naperville, IL, 4pm (
- Oct 8: Presented by Isha Foundation and Kala Vandanam
Venue: Hopkins High School, Hopkins, MN, 5pm
- Oct 13: Presented by Dhvani India Performing Arts Society of Central Ohio
Venue: Peggy McConnell Arts Center, Worthington, OH, 7pm (
- Oct 14: Presented by Dakshina Dance Co.
Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington D.C., 7.30pm (
- Oct 15: “Spanda in Studio” presented by Navatman
Venue: Pearl Studios, #414, New York, NY, 3pm (
- Oct 21: Presented by Bharatiya Sangeetha Sangham
Venue: Vanier College Auditorium, Saint-Laurent, QC, 6pm (
- Oct 22: Presented by Silamboli Kshetram Dance Company
Venue: Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Toronto, Scarborough, ON, 6.30pm
More Information:
- Oct 29: Presented by CMANA and Sanskriti School of Dance
Venue: North Brunswick High School, North Brunswick, NJ, 5pm
Contact Chitra Ramaswamy (
- Nov 4: Presented by Isha Foundation
Venue: Andover Collins Center, Andover, MA, 5pm

October 29 - November 4, 2017 Uttarakhand
NATYASHASTRA WITH ABHINAVABHARATI: A 7day Vyaakhyaa by Bharat Gupt (medium: Hindi) - lectures-interactions to provide a detailed exposition of all the principles of performance in each of the 36 chapters of the NS and relate them to the present genres of performance such as plays, cinema and painting and sculpture.The text of NS is made a spring board to analyse and contrast many classical ideas with Indian modernity not only in the area of performing arts but in the approach to life as a whole. Related paradigms of Hindu performance such as leelaa, avataara, charitra of gods as human, concepts of saguna and nirguna worship were closely related to the ethos of NS performance. Limitations of religious cultures that do not allow mimesis of incarnation or depiction of holy lives were also discussed. Puritanic, secular or propagandist approaches to art, and drama in particular, were contrasted with the Vaishnava ethos that allows full scope of depiction of the divine as human and the human as divine.
Session timing: 9am-12pm and 4pm-6pm
Inaugural session on first day, Oct 29 will be at 4-6pm. Course ended on 4th Nov at 10am.
Venue: A Study Camp in the Himalayan Centre of Madhuban (Aurobindo Ashram), Talla Ramgarh, Uttarakhand

November 3, 2017 Bradford,UK

Kala Sangam presented the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company, a group of international artists from Kerala to perform this legendary art form. With a story similar to Snow White, this performance is perfect for families. Featuring live music, Kathakali uses drama, dance, costumes and make-up to create one of the most visually exciting and powerful forms of theatre in the world.
Make-Up Demo: 4-5pm, Music and Dance Workshop: 5-6pm, Performance: 7-9pm
At: Kala Sangam, St Peter's House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY

November 3, 2017 Chennai

Taneira presented THARI- THE LOOM, a dance performance by Malavika Sarukkai and group, a fundraiser event to celebrate 20 years of Dakshina Chitra - an endeavor to create a dynamic "dance cloth" that explores the artistic relationship of the dancer and the weaver. Thari - The Loom weaves together inputs from many artists. Sumantra Ghosal is Creative Collaborator (filmmaker of - The Unseen Sequence made on the artistry of Malavika Sarukkai). Commissioned music for the production is by Guru Prof.C. V. Chandrasekhar and Aditya Prakash. The dancers in the production - Jyotsna Jagannathan, Shruthipriya Ravi, Aditya PV, Shreema Upadhyaya and Nidhaga Karunad BM. Gyandev Singh has created the unique light design. Music production and sound design is by Sai Shravanam.
Venue: Music Academy, 7pm
Info: 9841025166 or 9790924889

November 1, 2017 Bangalore

International Arts and cultural foundation presented CHANDRAMA, Apoorva Malladi's latest solo thematic production. A contemplative  soliloquy through Bharatanatyam, from the moon to the light within,  conceptualized and choreographed by US based artist herself to music composed by musician Tejas Mallela.
At: Sevasadan Audotrium, 14th Cross, Malleshawarm.
Info: 9845106655 /

November 1, 2017 Mumbai

Sri Raja Rajeshwari Bharatanatya Kala Mandir and Sri Shanmukhananda Fine Arts and Sangeetha Sabha celebrated the birth centenary of Guru T.K. Mahalingam Pillai (1917 - 2017). A special cover was released by Dr.HC Agrawal (Chief Post Master General, Maharashtra Circle) followed by tributes paid by Babaji Rajah Bhonsle (Chathrapathy of Thanjavur), Dr.BM Sundaram and Dr.Padma Subrahmanyam.There was NATYA SAMARPANAM by 100 dancers and a short film on Guruji with his rendition of rare padams.
At: Sri Shanmukhananda Chandrasekarendra Saraswati auditorium, 6.30pm