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September 30, 2017 Srirangam

The Mylapore Trio - Surendranath, Amarnath, Aparna - and Sugathan Mohandass conceived, created and executed a thematic Golu for the fourth time at Srirangam Temple, on the theme “Bhakthiyum Mukthiyum Sriman Narayanane.” Sugathan got the rare opportunity to dance in front of the Golu in the temple on the day of Vijayadasami. He performed to apt songs “Sri Rangapura Vihara”, “Enpalli Kondeer Ayyaa Sri Ranganathaa” and “Pralaya Payo” Jayadeva’s Ashtapadi in consonance with the Bhakthi bhaava and Mukthi bhaava in various forms, narrating the essence of the theme.

September 29 and 30, 2017 Philadelphia, PA

Presented by the Courtyard Dancers, FACING EAST festival enriched the mosaic of immigrant cultures in America by performing India’s multicultural heritage.
Akshara, Sreyashi Dey- Odissi
Dakshina Daniel Phoenix Dance Company- Bharatanatyam
Abhik Mukherjee- Sitar; Tejas Tope- Tabla
Courtyard Dancers, Pallabi Chakravorty-Kathak
Venue: Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, 8pm
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September 23 & 30, 2017 NYC

Daya Arts presented TWIN RIVERS, a multidisciplinary work which explores the similarities between West African, West Indian, & Indian spirituality. Seamlessly incorporating dance, music, poetry, fashion, & visual art, this production focuses on the iconography & performance rituals associated with certain orishas in the Yoruba tradition & certain Hindu gods & goddesses.
Concept, choreography, & script: Kiran Rajagopalan
Dramaturgy & art direction: J. Wesley Beeks
Featured artists: Tony Yemaya, Sheriden Booker, Sharanya Manivannan, Jamara Wakefield
Sept 23 @ 12pm:  Autumn Moon Festival (Staten Island, NYC)
Sept 30 @ 5pm:  Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden,1000 Richmond Terrace,  Staten Island, NY 10301. Followed by Q & A.

September 30, 2017 Bangalore
On this auspicious day of Vijayadasami all the 400 dancers of ADC came together to share their artistry through an informal performance in an open class in the presence of their family and friends. They sang, danced & recited chants as a mark of worship to Goddess Saraswati - the goddess of wisdom, knowledge, learning, music and arts.
Venue: Abhinava arts space, 5pm to 7pm
For details contact: / +919902355722

September 30, 2017 Singapore

Maharaja Swati Thirunal’s prolific works were presented in three dance styles by dancers Rama Vaidhyanathan (Bharatanatyam), Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam), Shantha Ratii (Kuchipudi). Presented by Shantha Ratii Initiatives and Kairali Kala Nilayam.
Venue: Singapore Repertory Theatre, 7:30pm

September 26 - 30, 2017 New Delhi

Sahitya Kala Parishad, Dept of Art Culture and Languages, and Govt of Delhi presented PURANA QILA DANCE FESTIVAL.
- Sept 26: THE GAME OF DICE by Santosh Nair and Sadhya group (contemporary)
- Sept 27: NAMAMI GANGE by Saroja vaidyanathan and Ganesa Natyalaya (BN)
- Sept 28: TRADITION TO CONTEMPORARY by Kiran Segal and Nrithya Sangeet Vidyalaya (Odissi)
- Sept 29: VIVARTA by Kumudini Lakhia and Kadamb (Kathak)
- Sept 30: DRAMATIC TALES by Vanashree Rao and Rasa United (Kuchipudi)
Venue: Old Fort complex, Mathura Rd, New Delhi 110003, 7pm daily.

September 25, 27 & 30 Nemily, Bangalore

Schedule for Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bangalore.
25th - Bala Devi Temple, Nemili, Tamilnadu, 10.30am
27th - Shri Maheshwari Devasthana Trust, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore,6.15-7.30pm
30th - Jai Santoshi Maa Bhavasar Kshatriya Association, Bangalore Tamil Sangam, 6.30-7pm
Info: / 9341248059

September 20 - 30, 2017 Srirangam
The Mylapore Trio - Surendranath, Amarnath, Aparna - and Sugathan organized a huge thematic Golu for the fourth time at Srirangam Temple on “Bhakthiyum Mukthiyum Sriman Narayanane” which signifies that Beginning and End is Lord Narayana himself. There were more than 35 bays describing various forms of Bhakthi and Mukthi in which around 200 concepts, episodes and anecdotes related the theme displayed elaborately. The Vishwaroopam of Lord Narayana with Navavidha Bhakthi on the central dais, the Padma Pushkarani, and the Paramapadam were the highlights. Lakhs of people from different cross sections of the society as well as from overseas witnessed the festival at the sacred 1000-pillared hall in the Srirangam Temple during those ten days. Adding to the already thronging crowd, this year the ‘Cauvery Pushkaram’ brought in thousands of devotees from Andhra.

September 4 - 30, 2017 New Delhi

Schedule for Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha
- 4 Sept: Sharanya Chandran presented a solo Bharatanatyam performance at the Japanese embassy in New Delhi in Shantipath as part of a reception hosted by Japanese Ambassador to India - H.E. Kenji Hiramatsu, in honor of Shobana Kamineni, Executive Vice Chairperson of Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited, who has been elected as the New chairman of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry).
- 6 Sept: Dr. Sneha Chakradhar, disciple of Geeta Chandran and Guru K.N Dakshinamoorthy, embarked upon a spiritual journey of self discovery through the works of Tulsidas, Meerabai and Kabir in  TUMEKAM in an evening of Kathak and Bharatanatyam presented by Kala Kunj.
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
- 8 Sept, 5.30pm: Divya Saluja, disciple of Geeta Chandran, presented an evening of Bharatanatyam for the ASEAN Diplomats hosted by the Ministry of External Affairs at MEA - Foreign Service Institute, at Ber Serai. The dance recital was presented during the cultural evening organized specially for these delegates.
- 8 Sept: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company performed at the Hotel Le Meredien  (corporate show)
- 9 Sept, 6:30pm: Geeta Chandran delivered the R.C. Poduval Memorial Lecture at the International Kathakali Centre in Delhi. Lecture: Creativity in the Classical Idiom - Some thoughts
- 16 Sept, 6.30pm: Chinmaya Centre for World Understanding presented BHAKTI PRAVAH, a classical dance performance by Geeta Chandran, prefaced by a lecture CELEBRATING BHAKTI by Swami Prakarshananda, Head, Delhi Chinmaya Mission.
At: Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 89 Lodi Estate, New Delhi-110003.
- 23 Sept: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha performed at Ganesha Natyalaya’s NITYA AKHANDA NRITYAM, the overnight celebration of the 80th birthday of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan
- 26 Sept: Radhika Kathal, disciple of Geeta Chandran performed for the Sarita Vihar Durga Puja Pandal
- 27 Sept: Disciples of Dancer Geeta Chandran presented their annual performance at the Gulmohar Park/Neeti Bagh Durga Puja Padal, 7:30pm.
- 29 Sept: To celebrate America-India week, Sandya Das, disciple of  Geeta Chandran presented a short performance at the American Center in New Delhi.
- 30 Sept: Annual Vidyaarambham celebrations took place at Natya Vriksha Studio.

September 15 - 29, 2017 USA
Viva Kultura presented DISCOVER INDIA, an evening of dance, theater, martial arts & live music. Since time immemorial India has been nourished by great tales of wisdom, love and adventure, shared from generation to generation. A group of 50 artists from 15 different countries came together in a fusion of live classical music, Bharatanatyam dance, modern jazz, hip hop, ballet, acrobatics and traditional Indian folk dance to present a 3-hour foray into the heart of Indian cultural expression.
Sri Nama Velez, Theatrical Director / Stephen Bell, Musical Director
Vaibhav Arekar, Dance Director /  Padma Heidmann: Martial Arts Director
-Sep 15: The Kelly Theater West Liberty University, 208 University Drive, West Liberty, WV 26074, 4pm
-Sep 16: New Vrindavan Palace of Gold, 3759 McCrearys Ridge Rd, Moundsville, WV 26041, 2pm
-Sep 17: Dublin Abbey Theater, 5600 Post Rd, Dublin, OH 43017, 4pm
-Sep 21: Buffalo State University, Campbell Student Union, 1300 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY 14222, 6pm
-Sep 22: Rochester Fringe Festival, School of the Arts | Allen Main Stage Theatre, 45 Prince Street, Rochester, NY 14607, 5.30pm
-Sep 23: Philadelphia Eakins Oval, 2451 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Philadelphia, PA 19130, 2pm
-Sep 25: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139, 6pm
-Sep 26: Uni of Maryland, Maryland memorial chapel, 7600 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740, 6pm
-Sep 27: Rutgers University, Livingston Student Center, 84 Joyce Kilmer Avenue, Piscataway, NJ, 7pm
-Sep 29: Pennsylvania State University, HUB-Robeson Center, State College, PA 16801

September 29, 2017 New Delhi

Bharatanatyam performance by Sandya Das (disciple of Geeta Chandran)
At: American Center Auditorium, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi 110001, 6pm

September 28, 2017 Bradford, UK

OUTLANDS is a triple bill of contemporary dance, that showcases and celebrates up and coming female choreographers commissioned as part of 2Faced Dance Company’s The BENCH India and UK program. It features Hemabharathy Palani, Roonita Mookerji and choreographer Emma-Jayne Park from the UK. These extraordinary female choreographers present an intimate evening of work, to mark the deep cultural ties between India and the UK as part of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017. The works presented in OUTLANDS has been commissioned by The BENCH.
At: Kala Sangam, St Peter's House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford BD1 4TY, 7.30pm

September 28, 2017 Derby, UK
Continuing thecelebration of UK-India Year of Culture, Deda presented a triple bill evening of South Asian Dance features artists from across the Midlands including Kathak piece Salaam from Sonia Sabri Company and contemplative three from collaborators Subhash Viman, TJ Lowe, Andy Hamer, Jean Abreu and Morph Dance Company. Completing the line-up was Vidya Patel, presenting brand new work The Beginning exploring the roots of the Kathak form.
At: Déda, Chapel Street, Cathedral Quarter, Derby, DE1 3GU, 7.30pm

September 27 & 28, 2017 New Delhi

Centre for Mohiniattam and IIC presented MOHINIYATTAM FESTIVAL
- 27th Sept : SITA SAMBHASHANAM, a unique choreography by Bharati Shivaji, where she has collaborated with the major female dance traditions of Kerala, namely Nangiar Koothu by  Kalamandalam Girija Devi & Kathakali by Kalamandalam Anil Kumar.
- 28th Sept: SITA RAM PARINAY - perhaps the first attempt of its kind in presenting an adaptation of Ramcharitmanas in the Mohiniattam idiom. It has been specially choreographed to incorporate and highlight the regional musical style popularly sung in North India.
Dancers : Bharati Shivaji, Vijayalakshmi, Dr.S. Vasudevan, Manjula Murthy,  Vani Pahwa, Deepti Nair, Samrita Menon, Anaghashree, Alexandra Vodopyanova, Megha Nair, Meenakshi  Jaykumar, Aditya, Apoorva Choudhary, Manini Menon, Kuleshwar, Pradeep, Kalamandalam  Anil Kumar
Concept & Choreography: Bharati Shivaji, Music: Sujeet Ojha
At: Kamaladevi Complex Auditorium, India International Centre, Lodi Road, 7pm.
Info: centreformohiniyattam@gmail. com

September 8 - 26, 2017 Bangalore
Schedule for Madhu Nataraj and Natya Stem Dance Kampni
- 8th Sept: Madhu Nataraj and the Kampni performed a unique choreography for Intel -celebrating Inclusivity and Harmony 
- 15th Sept: NSDK conducted a lecture demonstration and workshop at the Natya STEM Studio on the evolving Indian dance heritage for a group of students from Em Lyon Business School, France
- 15th Sept:  Kampni director Madhu Nataraj along with the Kampni presented RAMANUBHAVA - Experiencing the Adikavya through Indian Dance' at an international conference- "Connecting Cultures- Ramayana Retellings in South India & Southeast Asia" at the NIAS auditorium at 6.30 pm.
- 26th Sept: NSDK presented an evening of Indian Contemporary dance for Vista

September 6 - 25, 2017 Bangalore
Bengaluru International Arts Festival (BIAF) 2017, 10th year celebration of Harmony through Arts, 11 days - 10 venues across Bengaluru.

September 24, 2017 Bangalore

Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation, Bangalore, presented GURU VANDANAM honoring Guru Bala Kondala Rao.
-Documentary screening & felicitation
-Kuchipudi solo: Payal Ramchandani, Delhi
-Kuchipudi duet: Sita Lakshmi Prasad & Pasumarthi Mruthyunjaya Sarma
-Kuchipudi group: Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation Ensemble- Choreography Deepa Narayanan
Venue: Shukra Auditorium, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, 6pm.
Info: / 9845315272

September 24, 2017 Chennai

Dance theatre MY TYAGARAJA, a poignant tribute as narrated by Bangalore Nagaratnamma, presented by Lakshmi Vishwanathan and her troupe.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 6.30pm

September 22 - 24, 2017 New Delhi
Natya Tarangini - Raja Radha Reddy Centre for Performing Arts presented the 21st Edition of PARAMPARA SERIES festival of music and dance. 
- Sept 22:
Raja Radha Reddy & Natya Tarangini students - Kuchipudi
Purbayan Chatterjee & Rakesh Chaurasia - jugalbandi of sitar & flute
- Sept 23:
Ustad Rashid Khan - Hindustani classical
Dr. N. Rajam along with Dr.Sangeeta Shankar, Ragini & Nandini Shankar - three generations on the violin
- Sept 24:
Rajashree Shirke - Kathak
Ramakant & Umakant Gundecha - Dhrupad
At: Kamani Auditorium, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, 7pm

September 23, 2017 Oswego, IL

Natya Dance Theatre presented Mallika Sarabhai's OUT OF BOUNDS + FINDING MY VOICE (double bill).
The lyrics for Bharatanatyam were written many hundred years ago, when humanity's primary concern was the longing to find god or be united with the eternal One. The lyrics were primarily in Tamil and Telugu with later dancers bringing in the voices of Kabir, Meera and other medieval poets.Today some of us wish to speak of other, more current issues and thoughts, still using the sophistry of the dance style of Bharata Natyam. Finding My Voice brings to audiences thoughts on global warming, live in relationships, an atheist's relationship with the goddess, sexual preferences and the growing intolerance in the world, all in the strictest and most complex Pandanallur Bharatanatyam vocabulary.
In Out of Bounds, Revanta Sarabhai and Pooja Purohit pose the question: what happens when you dissect Bharatanatyam to its core? The two dancers look for a new narrative, while their bodies still carry traces of the past. We see, in three chapters, a man and a woman transform the pure form of their dance to a story about relationships.
Choreography: Mallika and Revanta Sarabhai
At: Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego, IL 60543, 5pm
Info: / 312-212-1240

September 23, 2017 NYC

New Jersey based Bharatanatyam exponent Bala Devi Chandrashekar presented KARNA - DESTINY'S CHILD at the Symphony Space, 7pm

September 23, 2017 Chennai

Naatyakalakshetra presented Celebrating Navrathri through dance - Prashanth Shastry and Hema Prabath, Manasa Sriram, Manasa Mukund and Sahitya V.
At: Ayyappan temple, KK Nagar, 7pm

September 23, 2017 New Delhi
On 94th birth anniversary of  Narendra Sharma, Bhoomika rededicated it newly built NARENJAYAN STUDIO to arts community. Inauguration was by renowned artists Chameli & A. Ramachandran. Program included screening of A LIFE IN DANCE, premiere of STLL FRAMING - dance films by Bharat Sharma.
At: 53, Bharati Artists Colony, Vikas Marg, Delhi 110092, 6pm
Info: 99100 52716

September 23, 2017 New Delhi

Ganesa Natyalaya organised 27 hours of continuous Bharatanatyam performances NITYA AKHANDA NRITTAM by eminent gurus, professionals and artistes from all over the world from 10am on Sept 23, and carried on till 1pm on 24 Sept - under the purview for various world records as LONGEST DANCE MARATHON RELAY.
At: Ganesa Natyalaya premises, C-16 Qutab Institutional Area, New Delhi.
Info: 98105 46646 / (011) 26862995 /

September 22 & 23, 2017 Sydney

Presented by FORM Dance Projects, URBAN KALI is a multi-disciplinary performance that integrates dance, installation and film. Urban Kali explores themes of female 'shame', a concept prevalent throughout Indian society and many other cultures. Through performing iconography of the Hindu Goddess Kali, Rakini Devi creates a mythical persona to protest misogynist attitudes and atrocities. Drawing on her Kolkata origins, classical Indian dance forms and visual arts practice, Rakini showcases the female form as both ritual and artefact.
Creator and performer: Rakini Devi / Sound and film designer: Karl Ford
At: Riverside Theatres - Corner of Church and Market Streets, Parramatta, 8pm
Info: (02) 8839 3399

September 21 - 23, 2017 New Delhi

Radha Anjali & Natya Mandir Dance Company presented a thematic performance ‘View on Mahabharata - a story of war and peace’ in the LALITARPAN FESTIVAL on 21st September at Habitat Centre, Stein Auditorium, at 7pm. They performed on 22nd September at the AUSTRIAN EMBASSY and on 23rd September at Ganesha Natyalaya’s NITYA AKHANDA NRITYAM, celebration of the 80th birthday of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan.

September 17 & 23, 2017 Aurangabad & Mumbai
Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape for September 2017.
- 17th Sept, Sunday:  Solo performance by Jhelum Paranjape at the 10th Anniversary ceremony in memory of Akshta Prakash Kulkarni organized by Tejaswini Memorial Trust and J J School of Performing Arts, Aurangabad
At: Yashwantrao Chavan Natya Mandir, Aurangabad, 7pm.
- 23rd Sept, Saturday:  Solo performance by Ankur Ballal for Sangeet Nritya Yatra  2017 organized by Sharda Sangeet Vidyalaya on the occasion of their 90th Anniversary.
At: Sharda Sangeet Vidyalaya, Bandra East, Mumbai, 5.30pm. 
Info: 84528 57029 /

September 22, 2017 San Jose, CA

Nitya Narasimhan, student of Rukmini Vijayakumar, presented Bharatanatyam Margam for SRRT Navarathri Festival.
Venue: Sri Rajarajeswari Temple, San Jose, California, 7pm

September 22, 2017 Bangalore

Soundarya Srivatsa, Sathyanarayana Raju and Praveen Kumar celebrated their Guru Narmada’s birthday remembrance with LEGACY-Remembering the Roots, a program devoted to her choreographies.
At: JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar, 8th Block, 6.30pm

September 22, 2017 Kolkata
Dancers Guild presented Chauni & Shiva Tandava (Chhau) by Madhumita Paul, RHYTHM OF MANIPUR by Meitei Jagoi, Devjani Chaliha’s School for Manipuri dance.
At: Manjushree Sabagriha, Mrittika, DD 19 Salt lake, Kolkata 700064, 6.30pm
Info: / 98302 04412

September 20, 2017 Wirksworth, UK
‘DASTAAN’ - a performance experience in 2 halves of projected film with live music. Set up in a silent film style scenario, it is played by 5 musicians of different musical genres, backgrounds and faiths, including Sonia Sabri Company's musical director Sarvar Sabri. 'Dastaan' (means ‘story’ or ‘story of our life’) explores the traditional Persian calligraphy known as Nasta’liq and celebrates it as an art form in its own right. In ‘Dastaan’ the audience see calligraphy come alive and dance across the screen.
At: Wirksworth Festival, Wirksworth DE4 4EU, 9am

September 14 & 22, 2017 Baroda & Thane

Schedule for Uma Dogra and disciples. 
- Sept 14: Dance performance in Baroda at Baroda University
- Sept 22: Uma Dogra with group for SPICMACAY in Lodha School, Thane.
Info: 9820711418 /

September 1 - 21, 2017 Chennai, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore

The 11th year of The Park’s New Festival was held across six cities- Chennai, New Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Bangalore. The festival is conceptualized and curated by The Park Hotels along with Prakriti Foundation.
*Contemporary Dance - The Performances and choreographers: Folktale by Surjit Nongmeikapam from Manipur, F4 by Virieno Zakiesato from Nagaland, Awakening by Parth Bharadwaj, Hands & Face Projects by Diya Naidu and Architect of Self-destruction by Abhilash Ningappa from Bangalore.
*Theatre - Anu Menon (aka) Lola Kutty is a VJ on Channel V.  In her show Celebrity Forum/Lola TV, Lola Kutty plays interviewer to celebrities esp. Bollywood personalities.  Lola’s shows don’t involve vulgar, corny or spicy humour rather; they rely on witty asides and straight-faced questions for humour.
*Music - Roopa Mahadevan is a versatile vocalist rooted in Carnatic classical tradition. She is the artistic director of the NYC based Navatman Music Collective.
- Chennai
1 Sept, 7pm: Theatre performance by Anuradha Menon (aka) Lola Kutty, at The Park
2 Sept, 7pm: Music performance by Roopa Mahadevan, at The Park
3 Sept, 7pm: Contemporary Dance performance by Surjit Nongmeikpam, at Spaces
- Delhi
5 Sept, 7pm: Music performance by Roopa Mahadevan, at The Park
6 Sept, 7pm: Theatre performance by Anuradha Menon (aka) Lola Kutty, at The Park
7 Sept, 7pm: Contemporary Dance performance by Surjit Nongmeikpam, at Shri Ram Centre
- Kolkata
8 Sept, 7pm: Music performance by Roopa Mahadevan, at The Park
9 Sept, 7pm: Contemporary Dance performance by Surjit Nongmeikpam, at Gyan Manch
10 Sept, 7pm: Theatre performance by Anuradha Menon (aka) Lola Kutty, at The Park
- Mumbai
12 Sept, 7pm: Contemporary Dance performance by Surjit Nongmeikpam, at Sitara Studio
13 Sept, 7pm: Music performance by Roopa Mahadevan, at G5A Foundation for Contemporary
14 Sept, 7pm: Theatre performance by Anuradha Menon (aka) Lola Kutty, at Sitara Studio
- Hyderabad
15 Sept, 7pm: Contemporary Dance performance by Surjit Nongmeikpam, at Ravindra Bharati
16 Sept, 7pm: Music performance by Roopa Mahadevan, at The Park
17 Sept, 7pm: Theatre performance by Anuradha Menon (aka) Lola Kutty, at The Park
- Bangalore
19 Sept, 7pm: Contemporary Dance performance by Surjit Nongmeikpam, at Guru Nanak
20 Sept, 7pm: Music performance by Roopa Mahadevan, at The Park
21 Sept, 7pm: Theatre performance by Anuradha Menon (aka) Lola Kutty, at The Park
Contact Tahmeen Mehtab for more info: 09999990520 /

September 15-19, 2017 Junagarh, Ahmedabad
For 5th GIRNAR MAHOTSHAV-2017, principal dancers of Kala Vikash Kendra presented Durga Tandav.         
At: Agriculture Auditorium, Junagarh, 7pm  

September 17, 2017 Downers Grove, IL

Natya Dance Theatre celebrated 43 years of preserving, perpetuating, and performing Bharatanatyam with RASA EXPERIENCE, a luncheon in support of Natya programs and student scholarships. The luncheon featured performances in remembrance of T. S. Sankaran and Suseela Ramaswamy.
At: Ashyana Banquets, 1620 75th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516, 11:30am - 3pm

September 17, 2017 St.Louis, MO

Soorya Performing Arts presented Baithak series featuring Bharatanatyam by Sanjana Anand.
At: Just Dancing Studios, 235 Old Meramec Station Rd, Manchester, MO 63021, 5pm.

September 16 & 17, 2017 Fullerton, CA
Arpana Dance Company’s presentation of CELLULOID CLASSICS 2 featured a repertoire of songs from an era well before Bollywood became a household name and go beyond just rhythm based songs performed by Bollywood dancers. The range covers the contemporary to the classical genre of film songs performed by dancers trained in the classical dance forms. Choreographers Radhika Shurajit and Ramya Harishankar.
-Sept 16: Fullerton College Campus Theatre @ 7pm.
-Sept 17: CPMA Auditorium @ 6pm to benefit PUSE (Parents United Special needs Education), a non-profit organization that serves South Asian families with special needs in greater San Diego.
Info: /

September 17, 2017 Bangalore

Bharatanatyam exponent Raghu Nandan S presented premiere of PURANDHARA PALLAVI.
Natuvangam (Research, concept, choreography and Direction) Raghunandan S, music direction and vocal: Bharati Venugopal, mridangam: Janardhan Rao, flute: Vivek Krishna, violin: Mysore Dayakar, rhythm pad: Raghavendra
At: Seva Sadana, Malleshwaram, 10am

September 16 & 17, 2017 Aluva, Kerala

Nepathya presented Koodiyattam THORANAYUDHAM (Sankukarna’s entry) by Nepathya Sreehari Chakyar on Sept 16 and Chakyarkoothu RAMAYANAM by Nepathya Rahul Chakyar on Sept 17.
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam, Kurumassery, Aluva 683578, 6.30pm
Info: (0484) - 2470106, 94472 09421 /

September 15 - 17, 2017 New Delhi

Gandharva Mahavidyalaya organized PRASTAAR, a festival of young dancers
- Friday, 15th Sept
Bhavajan Kumar: Bharatanatyam / Sanjukta Sinha: Kathak
- Saturday, 16th Sept
Arushi Mudgal: Odissi / Purvadhanashree: Vilasini Natyam
- Sunday, 17th Sept
Navia Natarajan: Bharatanatyam / Monisa Nayak: Kathak
At: Kamani Auditorium, 6.30pm.
Info: / (011) - 23238784, 23233791

September 6 & 17, 2017 Bhubaneswar & New Delhi

- Sept 6: Navia Natarajan performed for the Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award Festival
At Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneshwar, 6.30pm
- Sept 17: Navia performed for PRASTAAR, a unique 3 day dance festival organized by Gadharava Mahavidyalaya.
At: Kamani Auditorium, 6.30pm

September 16, 2017 Santa Clara, CA
Yuva Bharati presented BN in first part of the program by Shruti Menon and Meghah Vuppalapaty followed by BHAVANUBHUTI, celebrating Kshetrayya, featuring Divya Devaguptapu with a live orchestra.
At: Mission Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95051, 4pm.

September 16, 2017 Bangalore

Riddham Kathak School (Bangalore) in association with Rujuta Soman Cultural Academy (Pune) presented ADHIYATT, an evening of Guru Rohini Bhate’s unique Kathak choreographies.
At: ADA Rangamandira, 6pm
Info: 99009 08844 /

September 16, 2017 Bangalore
International Arts & Cultural Foundation headed by Shandilya Srivatsa presented BRUKUMSA, classical dance festival that focuses on woman impersonation.
Andhra Natyam by Guru Kalakrishna
Surya Rao, disciple of Guru Veena Murthy Vijay
Basavaraja, disciple of Guru Md. Ghouse
At: Sevasadan Auditorium, 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, 6pm
Info: 9845106655 /

September 16, 2017 Chennai

Natyarangam presented POORNA MARGAM by G Narendra & Deepa
At: Narada Gana Sabha mini hall, 6pm

September 16, 2017 Mumbai

MAARGAM, an evening of Bharatanatyam by Rukmini Vijayakumar
Venue: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA Mumbai, 5pm

September 16, 2017 New Delhi

Chinmaya Centre for World Understanding presented BHAKTI PRAVAH, a classical dance performance by Geeta Chandran. The performance was prefaced by a lecture CELEBRATING BHAKTI by Swami Prakarshananda, Head, Delhi Chinmaya Mission.
At: Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, 89 Lodi Estate, New Delhi110003, 6.30pm.

September 2 & 16, 2017 Bangalore & Vishakapatnam
Schedule for Nirupama, Rajendra & ADC
- Sept 2, Bangalore: Nirupama & Rajendra presented Kathak duets for the 49th DANCE DISCOURSE organised by Ashish Khokar.
Venue: Alliance Francaise, 6.30pm to 8.30pm.
- Sept 16, Vishakapatnam: Abhinava Dance Company presented KATHAKITATHOM - The Rhythm of Nirvana
Venue: Vizag Conventions, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
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September 15, 2017 Berkley, CA
Tarangini School of Kathak Dance co-sponsored An Evening with Mallika Sarabhai - Dance to Change the World: The 6th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture.
At: Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium, Berkley Uni of California, 4 - 6pm

September 14, 2017 New Delhi
Exhibition titled REFLECTIONS, man and nature in the paintings of Bireswar Sen, followed by a Kathak recital by Aditi Mangaldas.
At: National Gallery of Modern Art, Jaipur House, New Delhi 110003, 6pm

September 14, 2017 Rajkot, Gujarat

Suprava Mishra’s Aum Arts Dance Academy presented QUEEN’S STEPWELL, a celebration of womanhood through water, in Odissi dance style based on the Rani ki Vav in Patan, Gujarat.
At: Pramukh Swamy Auditorium, Rajya Rd, Rajkot, 8.30pm

September 10, 2017 Naperville, IL
Samskriti Foundation presented ‘TEJAS - new dimensions in Bharatanatyam’ by Viraja Mandhre and Shyamjith Kiran (alumni of Kalakshetra, Chennai). They presented their choreographies that highlighted 'innovation within tradition.' The dance performance was preceded by a music concert by the Samskriti Music Ensemble presenting Samskriti's signature Carnatic music repertory.
Venue: Center Stage Theater, 1665 Quincy Avenue Suite 131, Naperville, IL 60540, 3pm

September 9-10, 2017 New Delhi
The principal dancers of Tridhara BBSR, presented group Odissi DASAMAHAVIDYA for 4th Bharat Utsav2017.
At:  India International Centre, 7pm 

September 9, 2017 Washington, DC
Inspired by the poignant poetry from Satya Palaparty's A SYMPHONY OF TEMPLE BELLS, Spilling Ink presented a performance that amalgamates verse, music, dance, theatre and visual art followed by a book release and reading.
Venue: First Congregational United Church of Christ, 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001, 7pm

September 9, 2017 Bangalore
YASHTI, the latest solo choreography by Attakkalari’s rehearsal director Hemabharathy Palani was premiered at Bangalore. In Yashti, Hemabharthy creates a sensorial and multi-layered portrait of a woman through anecdotes by delving into the cultural memories of other women who have chosen an alternative path. Linking haunting images of love, jealousy, confrontation and redemption, Yashti is raw and honest poetry where a single voice echoes multiple truth. 
At: Gurunanak Bhavan, 7pm
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September 9, 2017 Bangalore
After 12 years of training, Abhinava student Vishruthi Acharya presented a full fledged Kathak concert accompanied by live music ensemble, at DSI, 6.30pm

September 9, 2017 Mangalore
Nrityaangan presented MANTHANA 2017 featuring Adithya PV and Meenakshi Srinivasan
At: Don Bosco Hall, 5.45pm

September 9, 2017 Thirukadayur

Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam and Bhagavata Mela Foundation, Thanjavur, presented SRI MARKANDEYA JANANAM - KAALA SAMHARAM composed by Melattur Venkatrama Sastry.
At: 100 Pillar Mandapam, Sri Abhirami Amirthakadeswar temple, Thirukadayur, 6pm

September 8, 2017 Bangalore
The Structural School of Fine Arts and Bharadwaj Foundation for the Arts presented Taranga Ranga, a monthly concert series, featuring BN by Sushmita Suresh and Kuchipudi by Gururaju
At: 49, Vijayaranga, 17th Cross, Vijayanagar, Bangalore 560040, 5.30pm
Info: 94483 86840 /

September 8, 2017 Chennai

Goethe-Institut Chennai presented TO BE DANCED, a contemporary dance-work (45 minutes) choreographed by Anoushka Kurien - a dancer/choreographer as well as a long-standing associate of Basement 21. 'To be danced' lies in the space between why we move and the need to begin dancing, ranging between impulse and what becomes interaction. It is a solo, performed live along with video. An informal conversation followed the performance.
Choreography & Performance - Anoushka Kurien
Light - M. Natesh, Sound - Darbuka Siva, Film - Anirudh Menon
Technical Support - Deepa Vaswani, Raymond Selvaraj
At: Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai, Rutland Gate 5th Street, Nungambakkam, 7pm.

September 8, 2017 Thiruvananthapuram

Kerala Tourism department presented Mohiniattam solo performance by Kalamandalam Dhanusha Sanyal.
Venue: Vyiloppilly Samskrithi Bhavan, Thiruvananthapuram, 6pm

September 5, Chennai

The Mylapore Trio, Sugathan and members of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation conducted 140th KALA POSHAKAM Monthly Concert.
5.30pm: Carnatic vocal by Raam Manikandan (disciple of Prof. P.P. Ramakrishnan)
6.15pm: Mridangam concert by Pudukottai S.Krishnan and students of KPL Academy
7pm: Bharatanatyam recital by R. Mahalakshmi, disciple of Archana Mahesh
Venue: Narada Gana Sabha (Mini Hall), T.T.K. Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 18.
Info: 9382698811 / 9791127255 /

September 1 - 4, 2017 Edmonton, Canada

Sanskriti-Temple of Fine Arts presented its second annual conference for Classical Fine Arts GNANA SHALA 2017.  Young students and dancers belonging to the various dance schools presented feature production "Astam - Duality of Movement" on Sept 1 (Festival Place, Sherwood Park, 6.30pm). The workshop component of this year's conference was conducted by  Harikishan S Nair, a professional dancer, teacher and choreographer, from Toronto (Sept 2 - 4, at Usha Kala Niketan, Gateway Lanes, 403 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton)
Info: / 780 243 0050

September 2 & 3, 2017 Milpitas, CA
Special opening item Kuchipudi Satakam choreographed by Guru Bala Kondala Rao, awards to senior artistes, lec-dems (by Pappu Venugopal Rao, Rathna Kumar, Sumathy Kaushal, Yashoda Thakore, Ramaa Devi, Anupama Kylash, Sumitra Velury, Shoba Natarajan, Roxanne Kamayani Gupta) special solo and group performances, special presentation by gurus.
At: Dr.Hamireddy Lakireddy Bhavan, 1521 California Circle, Milpitas, CA, 9am – 10pm

September 1 - 3, 2017 Pondicherry

Kalarigram presented a dance theatre show BHU/EARTH, inspired by Kalaripayattu, the journey of a man looking for connection with himself and Nature. Bhu/Earth is produced by Ritam Auroville and Kalarigram and the French theatre company Les Porteurs d ' eau.
At: Kalarigram, Udayan, Edeyanchavidi Road, near Adishakti, Auroville P.O, 7.30pm
Info: (0413) - 2622091 /

August 31 - Sept 3, 2017 Bangalore

Jagriti in association with Whitefield Rising presented SWARTAAL festival of dance and music.
- Aug 31: MD Pallavi (Hindustani classical), 6.30pm
Iman Das (Hindustani classical), 8pm
- Sept 1: P Praveen Kumar (BN), 6.30pm
Shubha Nagarajan & Srividya Angara (BN), 8pm
- Sept 2: Savitha Karthik (Carnatic music), 6.30pm
Manohar Patwardhan & Nishant Panickar, 8pm
- Sept 3: Ipsita Mishra & Daniel Freddy (Kathak), 6pm
Special performance by dance teachers of Whitefield, 8pm
Venue: Jagriti, Ramagondanahalli, Varthur Rd, Whitefield, Bangalore 560066
Info: / (080) - 4124 2879

September 2, 2017 Torrance, CA

Shakti School of BN presented NATYA MAHOTSAV, a festival of dance dramas. This festival celebrated the dancers of Shakti who have kept the dance in their lives post arangetram. The two works, ‘The Women Behind the Bow’ and ‘Amba Shikhandi’.
At: James Armstrong Theatre, Torrance, CA, 4pm

September 2, 2017 Monroe, NY

KRISHNA LEELA dance drama by the East-West School of Dance, directed by Pandit S.N. Charka                     
At: Blue Sky Center, Ananda Ashram, 13 Sapphire Road, Monroe, NY 1095, at 8:30pm
Info: 845.782.5575/783.7514  /

September 2, 2017 New Delhi
Drishtikon Dance Foundation hosted its first baithak to give young dancers an opportunity to showcase their artistry in an intimate atmosphere.
Tabla and Pakhawaj jugalbandi by Mohit Gangani and Ashish Gangani
Kathak and Contemporary solo by Minhaz
Bharatanatyam solo by Suhail Bhan
At: Drishtikon Dance Studio, N-75/4/2, Sainik Farms South Avenue, Lane - W 17 (Main), New Delhi 110062, 7pm

September 1, 2017 Bangalore

Naatyakalakshetra Mumbai, Chennai & Bangalore presented NRITHYA UTSAVA 2017 celebrating its 10th year festival series (Founder Late Guru Prabhavathi Gopal Shastry)
SANGEETHA PRABHA awarded to N Uma Shambhoj.
6.20 pm:  Carnatic Vocal Concert by  Archana Bhoj (Disciple of Dr. T S Sathyavati )
Carnatic Vocal by N Uma shambhoj & her family members
7pm:  Nrithya Samarpanam by disciples of Prashanth Gopal Shastry
Bharatanatyam by Sanjana Sivakumar & Sharanya Sivakumar (Kerala)
Nattuvangam- Prashanth Gopal Shastry, vocal- Harini Sridhar, mridangam –Vidwan Sri R Purushotham, violin –Madhusudan
Venue: ADA Ranga mandira ,Opp Ravindra Kalakshetra, J C Road , Bangalore, 6.20pm
Info: / 9841078182