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October 16, 2017 NYC

Sonali Skandan is one of the headliners of WISE FRUIT. Wise Fruit, curated by Brinda Guha, is an artistic showcase dedicated to the feminine divine. All proceeds go directly to Planned Parenthood Action Fund of NYC.
At: Hudson Terrace, 621 W 46th Street from 7:30pm-11pm

October 15, 2017 Palo Alto, CA

Yuva Bharati presented SABDA MANJARI - A collection of Kuchipudi Sabdams.
The concert revived rare sabdams in Kuchipudi, performed by young and talented Kuchipudi dancers from Bay Area for music specially composed by D S V Sastry. Inspired by the book Kuchipudi Sabdams by Rajyalakshmi Seth. Group choreography by Revathi Komanduri and Jyothi Lakkaraju.
At: Cubberly Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 4pm

October 15, 2017 Mysore
ARTICULATE FESTIVAL, coordinated by Mysore B Nagaraj, is conducted on 3rd Sunday of every month. The 17th edition featured Pavithra Kannan in solo BN, Samudyatha and Samanvitha  in a duet (BN), Laxminarayan Jena (Kathak) and Shrruthi M (Mohiniattam).
At: Premier Convention Hall, Premier Studios, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore 570012, 6pm .
Info: 93412 88391 /

October 15, 2017 Chennai

Kala Pradarshini celebarted 95th birthday of singer Ghantasala. His compositions and evergreen songs choreographed by Parvati Ravi Ghantasala were presented along with 95 disciples.
At: Narada Gana Sabha, 5.30pm
Info: / +91- 98401 57090

October 14 & 15, 2017 Aluva, Kerala
Nepathya presented Koodiyattam SUBADRADHANANJAYAM by Nepathya Rahul Chakyar on Oct 14, and Chakyarkoothu RAMAYANAM by Nepathya Sreehari Chakyar on Oct 15.
At: Nepathya’s kothambalam, Aluva, 6.30pm.

October 14 & 15, 2017 Singapore

Soorya (Singapore) presented TRANSCENDENCE: TRANSCENDING GENDER, a classical dance production exploring the transience of gender using Indian mythology challenging preconceived notions of gender identities and stereotypes. Haleem Khan, Kuchipudi dancer, and cine actor, following the Rupanurupam style,  who is famous for his impersonation of female roles, Irijanlakkuda Krishnakumar, prominent male dancer performing the exclusively female dance form of Mohiniattam and Maalika Panicker of Singapore, Bharatanatyam dancer.
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio, 7pm
Contact: 9389 0407 /

October 13 - 15, 2017 Bangalore
Karnataka Nirityakala Parishath presente ANKURA 2017.
- Oct 13: Rashmi Thaper (BN), Dhanyasree Prabhu (BN), Namitha Balagopal (Mohiniattam), Bhuvana G Prasad (BN)
- Oct 14: Bianca Radhakrishna BN), Sheetal Hemanth (BN), Chitra Centre for Perf Arts (BN), Divya Hoskere (BN)
- Oct 15: Suchitra Diwakar (BN), M Ananya (BN), Shrividhya N Bharadwaj (Kathak), Preeti Bharadwaj (BN)
At: Shukra Auditorium, 15th Cross, opp Girias showroom, Malleswaram, 6pm.
Info:  / 9844089035 / 080-23374712

October 12 - 15, 2017 Chennai
Kalpashree Performing Arts Centre Trust (Bangalore) celebrated with KALPASHREE NATARAJOSTAVA for its 29th anniversary.
At: RK Swamy hall & Kapaleesewarar temple, Mylapore

October 7 - 15, 2017 Bangalore
- Oct 7: Nirupama Rajendra presented a talk on ‘Multi disciplinary approach to ensemble production’ at Nitya Nritya Conference.
Venue: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 10.30am 
- Oct 14: Nirupama, Rajendra and Abhinava Dance Company presented Abhinava's special productions in memories of Late Dr.Sulochana Gunasheela.
Venue: Ritz Carlton, 6pm
- Oct 15: Films have interesting stories to tell. To bring forth a deeper understanding of performing arts, Abhinava conducts CHITRARANGA, a quarterly activity which entails the screening of variety of excerpts from films led by Shatavadhani Dr. Ganesh. These sessions throw light on various aspects of choreography, music, story concepts and play of emotions.
Venue: Abhinava Arts Space, 10am
For details contact: / +919902355722

October 14, 2017 Washington D.C
Kala Vandanam presented excerpt of RITU - THE SEASONS at Dakshina Fall Festival of Indian Dance.
Venue: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 7.30pm

October 14, 2017 New Delhi

Aparna Rajaraman Balaji celebrated the 5th anniversary of Shubhanu Nrithyakshetram with a BN recital by her students accompanied by Dr Vasudevan Iyengar on vocal, Keshavan Perumal on mridangam, Rohit Prasanna on flute, and Aparna on the nattuvangam.
At: IIC, 6.30pm
Info: / 98109 59288

October 12-14, 2017 Washington DC
Dakshina presented its 14th Annual Fall Festival of South Asian Arts.
- Oct 12: Mallika Sarabhai and Darpana presented CLASSIC TO CONTEMPORARY in form and theme.
- Oct 13: Rama Vaidyanathan presented MAD AND DIVINE, An insight into the life and teachings of the 13th century Saint Janabai from Maharashtra and the 14th century Saint Lalleswari or Lalded as she was fondly called, from Kashmir. Mad and Divine was first commissioned by the Mad and Divine Festival held by the Kartik Fine Arts Chennai (2011) curated by Anita Ratnam.
- Oct 14: Leela Samson and Spanda Dance Company presented NADI. From Sufi fakirs in the North to Baul singers in Bengal to Sangam poetry and classical composers in the South – an ocean of poetry has been penned inspired by the river. NADI seeks to explore the love and longing, the physical changes and the deep philosophy that the river inspired through the centuries-old voices of India’s poets.
At: Atlas Performing Arts Center, 7:30pm

October 12 & 13, 2017 Washington DC
As part of a weeklong residency with Daniel P. Singh's Dakshina Dance Festival, New York based choreographer Parijat Desai performed her new solo in development O.O.F. (studies in the opposite of fear) as part of a showcase with two DC artists, immediately preceding the main festival show, October 13. A version of the piece was also performed in the lobby prior to the Thursday and Saturday festival shows.
At: Atlas Center for Performing Arts

October 13, 2017 New Delhi

Taneira presented THARI - THE LOOM by Malavika Sarukkai. Thari explores the design and play of thread, together with ideas of the constant and variable, the eternal and changing - the warp and weft. Through inventive dance design and specially commissioned poetry & music - colour, design & motif assume mythic and philosophical dimensions, such that the saree becomes a metaphor for life itself.
The production weaves together inputs from several artists across India such as Sumantra Ghosal on creative collaboration, Prof. C. V. Chandrasekhar and Aditya Prakash on music production, Sai Shravanam on sound engineering and Gyandev Singh on light design. Malavika Sarukkai’s group of dancers- Jyotsna Jagannathan, Aruna Balagurunathan, Shruthipriya Margabandhu Ravichandran, Navyashree KN and Shreema Upadhyaya.
At: Kamani Auditorium, 7.15pm

October 13, 2017 Singapore

As part of Got to Move, an initiative by the National Arts Council (NAC), to celebrate the diversity of dance in Singapore, Maya Dance Theatre presented a preview of its latest work, ANWESHA-BEYOND THE DARKNESS! which addresses the relevant yet less discussed subject of mental well-being; delving into the ‘urban-ness’ of society and its intangible pressures that result in a state of reduced mental wellness. Artistic director and  choreographer, Kavitha Krishnan,  co-choreographers, Shahrin Johry and Danang Pamungkas (Solo, Indonesia).
At: Apsara Asia Studio, 114 Lavender Street CT Hub 2 #08-75, Singapore 338729, 7:45-9pm

October 10 & 12, 2017 Kerala

New Jersey based Bharatanatyam exponent Bala Devi Chandrashekar presented KARNA at the Soorya Festival in Kerala.
- 10th Oct: Palakkad – Swaralaya, 7pm
- 12th Oct: Trivandrum - Co Bank Auditorium, 6.45pm
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October 11, 2017 Bangalore

Drishti Art Foundation in association with Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan presented An Evening of Folk Dances by Al-Horryia Folk Troupe from Egypt.
At: Khincha Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, 6.30pm

October 2, 10 & 11, 2017 Mumbai, Mysore & Delhi
Schedule for Uma Dogra and disciples
- Oct 2: Indrayanee Mukhejee and Sarita Kalele, Kathak duet, Iskcon Hall, Juhu, Mumbai 
- Oct 10: Akhila Nair, disciple of Uma Dogra, solo Kathak performance in Pallovotsav in Mysore.
- Oct 11: Indrayanee Mukherjee, disciple of Uma Dogra, solo Kathak performance in Azad Bhavan ICCR, New Delhi
Info: 9820711418 /

October 9, 2017 Mumbai

Marg released its issue CONTEMPORARY DANCE IN INDIA guest edited by Astad Deboo and Ketu H Katrak. Eminent critic Leela Venkataraman unveiled the magazine. The evening featured performances curated by Astad Deboo.
At: Black Box, G5A Foundation for Contemporary Culture, G5A Laxmi Mills Estate, Shakti Mills Lane, Off Dr E Moses, Rd, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai 400011, at 7pm. (022) – 24909393

October 8, 2017 St Albans, UK

Divya Kasturi presented a trio of works illustrating some of the rich and varied cultural tapestry of South Asia. To Varnam … with Love, is a new work created as part of The Place’s research and development programme Choreodrome 2017. An interweaving of personal and artistic lineage, historical nostalgia and reverence for tradition.
DKC Singers presented Gaana Manjari - A bouquet of compositions spanning classical carnatic, semi-classical and bhajan.
Darshan - A piece glorifying Bharatanatyam in all its divine splendour, this work sees video design integrated with classical choreography.
At: Trestle Arts Base, Russet Drive, St Albans AL4 0JQ, 5.30pm

October 8, 2017 Bangalore

Bhoomika M. Gowda presented a Bharatanatyam recital on the compositions of Purandhara Dasaru and Maharaja Swati Tirunal. Nattuvangam - Raghunandan S, vocal-Vinay Raj Maanya, mridangam - Janardhan Rao, flute-Mahesh Swamy, rhythm pad-Raghavendra
At: Seva Sadan, 6pm

October 6 - 8, 2017 St. Louis, MO
Soorya Performing Arts presented KALANAVARATHRI celebrated in the spirit of Navarathri festival to help each other and also to create awareness of our art forms.
- Oct 6: Performances by Nithya Kasibhatla, Samanvita Kasthuri, Shree Govani, Smruthi Rath from 6:30 - 9:30pm
- Oct 7: BHAKTI PATHA by Guru Prasanna Kasthuri with Seema Kasthuri on vocal, Samanvita Kasthuri on nattuvangam, Srinivas Venupuri on mridangam, Savitha Vishwanath on violin - a presentation of Nava bhakti or nine devotion through Bharathanatyam.
At Gandhi Centre, Manchester, MO, from 6:30 - 9pm
- Oct 8: Hurricane Victims Fundraising by more than 50 artistes, an Indian community wide event of dance, music and theatre to support people of Florida and Texas, who faced natural calamities - Irma and Harvey.
At: Gandhi Center, 717 Weidman Rd, Manchester, MO 63021, 3 - 6pm
Info: / 314-397-5278

October 6 - 8, 2017 Slovenia
CID's DANCE PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE IN SLOVENIA, in Velenje - participants from all countries.

October 6 - 8, 2017 Bangalore

NITYA NRITYA is a premier conference and festival of Indian dance in Bangalore that has been carefully nurtured by Lalitha & Srinivasan of Nupura for the last 27 years and is currently presented under the stewardship of Dr V.K. Aatre. This year the conference (10am – 1pm) on the 7th and 8th October at the Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan addressed the allure of the Ensemble productions and its approach, design and associated challenges. Seasoned and upcoming dancers presented their experiences. The conference also presents performances on both days post the lecture demonstrations and discussions.
- 6th October, 6.15pm
Nitya Nritya presented Navia Natarajan at 6.45pm followed by Dr. Anupama Kylash who presented the works of the Telugu Vaggeyakaras with the rarely seen Kuchipudi dance form Vilasini Natyam, at 7.45pm
At: Khincha Memorial Hall, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan
- 7th October, 6.30pm
The thematic ‘Celebrating Thyagaraja’ to commemorate his 250th birth anniversary was the central piece featuring Veena & Dhanya Nair performing  Mohiniattam, the Nupura Ensemble performed Bharatanatyam (7.15pm)  and Avijit Das presented a Kuchipudi solo (8pm).
At: Krishnadevaraya Kalamandira
- 8th October, 6.30pm
Chitra Arvind and Dr. Seshadri Iyengar concluded the thematic ‘Celebrating Thyagaraja’ on the final day. At 7.30pm, Odissi Dance ensemble led by Sharmila Biswas was the finale.
At: Krishnadevaraya Kalamandira
Info: 98455 17610 / 98452 02766

October 1, 7 & 8, 2017 Bangalore
Schedule for Chitra Arvind & Rhythmotion
- Oct 1, 5.15pm: Rhythmotion performed Kathak and Bharatanatyam, at Nayana auditorium, Kannada Bhavana, J C Road, as part of Nrithya Utsava 2017
- Oct 7, 6.30pm: Presented dance drama SRI RAMA RAGHU RAMA choreographed for the Nupura ensemble as part of the Nupura Nitya Nritya festival, at Sri Krishnadevaraya Kala Mandira, behind Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram, Bengaluru
- Oct 8: Bharatanatyam duet CELEBRATING THYAGARAJA by Chitra Arvind and Dr.Seshadri Iyengar for Nupura Nitya Nritya festival on 8th Oct 2017 at Sri Krishnadevaraya Kala Mandira

October 7, 2017 Naperville, IL

Co-presented by Natya Dance Theatre and Nrithyanjali School of Dance, Leela Samson's Spanda Dance Company brought NADI to the Chicago area. Spanda Dance is a group founded in 1995 that presents works conceived and choreographed by Leela Samson, explores group dynamics in Bharatanatyam. Spanda seeks to establish a relevant dialogue between dance, music and stage craft.From Sufi fakirs in the North to Baul singers in Bengal to Sangam poetry and classical composers in the South, an ocean of poetry has been penned inspired by the river. NADI explores the love and longing, the physical changes and the deep philosophy that the river inspired through the centuries-old voices of India's poets. NADI includes eclectic selection of poems in different languages and musical genres from the thumris of Varanasi, to Tagore's melodies and the Baul renderings of Bengal, to Sangam poetry, the previous centuries Dikshitar, and to modern-day Girish Karnad of the South. These pieces are tied together by Rajkumar Bharathi, who has used some traditional tunes and has re-composed others to create dialogue between music genres and between languages of the vast nation of India. NADI is a common link with elements like the river teaching man the usefulness and beauty of nature and our link to it.
At: Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 East Benton Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540, 7pm
Info: / 312-212-1240

October 7, 2017 Houston, TX

Samarpan presented BN recital by Renjith and Vijna
At: The Kaplan Theatre, Houston, 4pm
Contact Padmini Chari: 281-537-1044

October 6, 2017 Aurangabad

A baithak of Indian classical dance to mark the contribution of Guru Parwati Dutta to art and culture during her 20 years of association with Mahagami Gurukul. Kathak by Amruta Gogte Paranjpe and Bharatanatyam by Swarada Bhave.
At: Mahagami campus, 6.30pm

October 4 & 6, 2017 Palakkad & Bangalore

Schedule for Navia Natarajan
- Oct 4, 6pm: Performance for Swaralaya Samanvayam 2017at Raapadi auditorium, Fort Maidan, Palakkad, Kerala
- Oct 6th, 6:15pm: Performance for Nitya Nritya festival by Nupura School of Bharatanatyam at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore

October 5, 2017 Warangal

Bharatanatyam dancer Archana Karry, Manjeeram Academy of Fine Arts, Hyderabad, gave TedX talk followed by performance.
Venue: TedX talk - NIT Warangal
Info: /

October 3, 2017 Bangalore

Kampni's choreographies THE COSMIC DANCER and HARMONY were presented at the Global Festival of Spiritual Sciences in Pyramid Valley at 8.30pm

September 23 - October 3, 2017 Japan

Guru Gajendra Kumar Panda and Tridhara toured Japan.
- Sept 23 & 24: Odissi dance workshop at Nagoya organized by Tridhara Japan
- Sept 26: Folk dance sambalpuri workshop at Kawasaki, Kanagawa organized by Kaajal Mishra
- Sept 27: Odissi dance workshop at Kawasaki, Kanagawa organized by Kaajal Mishra
- Sept 29: Odissi & Sambalpuri program at Seto, Aichi, organized by Misonopia
- Oct 1: Namaste India in Kariya festival at Kariya, Aichi, organized by KIFA (Kariya International friendship Association)
- Oct 3: AKHADA, Nagoya program, organized by Tridhara Japan

October 2, 2017 Bangalore

Utsav Music presented GANGA TO KAVERI - Connecting Rivers Through Dance. This production is an attempt to connect the different Indian Rivers through several classical Indian dance styles, paving the way for national artistic integration! This production will take us river rafting with traditional songs and dances that visualise the beauty of the various rivers of India connecting them artistically. Each dancer has been assigned one popular river of India and the dance presentations will mostly be in a solo format. The invocation and finale numbers of the production will, however, be performed altogether as a Jala Sangamam!
River Yamuna: Prateeksha Kashi (Kuchipudi), River Narmada: Divya Ravi (Bharatanatyam),
River Brahmaputra: Abhaya Lakshmi (Odissi), River Ganga: Priyanka Rajasekar (Kathak),
River Kaveri: Matangi Prasan (Bharatanatyam)
Narration: Dr Chithra Madhavan, Vocal: Varijashree Venugopalan, Music: Praveen D Rao
Concept and Production: Churchill Pandian
At: ADA Rangamandira, 6.30pm
Contact: +91 9282122550

October 2, 2017 Kochi

Dharani presented a Bharatanatyam recital by BK Shafeekuddin and Shabana Shafeekuddin (disciples of The Dhananjayans)
At: Pastoral Orientation Centre, Palarivattom, Kochi, 6.45pm

October 1, 2017 Bangalore
Naatyakalakshetra presented NRITHYA UTSAVA 2017 featuring BN by Prashant Gopal Shastry and Hema Prabhat, solo Bharatha Nrithyam by Niveditha Arjun, Kuchipudi and Kathak by Surya Rao & Prathama Prasad Rao, Odissi by Kohal Das and Vivekini Das. 
Nrithya Prabha award to Guru Veena Murthy Vijay
At: Nayana Ranga Mandira, JC Road, 6.15pm
From 4pm to 6pm, UTSAVA OF DANCE by noted dance schools of Bangalore - students of Naatyakalakshetra, Sukruthi Natyalaya, Nrityantar, Rhythmotion, Kalabharati BVB, Chithkala School of Dance, Sai Arts International and Nupura, performed.
At: Naatyakalakshetra, # 3, B 105 Century Marvel Kempapura Hebbal, Bangalore 24
Info: 95351 47234 /