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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 Hyderabad
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.
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 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