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August 1 - 31, 2018 USA

Shekar Rajendran along with his Guru Dr. Sanjay Shantaram perform in dance festivals, concerts, temples across USA.
-1st - 5th August: San Fransisco for Vidya Dance Academy
-6th - 12th Aug: SV Temple for Natyapriya School of Dance, Colombus, Ohio
-12th - 16th Aug: Corpus Christi, Texas
-17th - 25th Aug: New Jersey
-25th - 31st Aug: Washington DC

August 3 - 24, 2018 USA
Shambhavi’s International School of Kathak presents Pandit Rajendra Gangani’s USA concert and workshop tour.
- August 3, 7pm: Kathak Vidha: Traditional Kathak solo performances by Shambhavi Dandekar, Swati Sinha and Pt. Rajendra Gangani. 
Mission City Center for Performing Arts, Santa Clara, CA 95051
- August 5, 4 pm: Kathak Aayaam: Kathak performance by Meenal Chakradeo with troupe, Swati Sinha, Pt. Rajendra Gangani. 
Lincoln Performing Arts Auditorium, San Diego, CA 92113
- August 7-12: Gurukul Kathak Retreat (West Coast) with Pt. Rajendra Gangani. Residential retreat for Kathak students and teachers.
Mount Madonna Center, Watsonville, CA 95076
August 16-20: Gurukul Kathak Retreat (East Coast) with Pt. Rajendra Gangani. Residential retreat for Kathak students and teachers.
Pearlstone Center, Reisterstown, MD 21136
August 24, 7.30 pm: Kathak Nritya Sandhya: Performance by Shambhavi Dandekar and Pt. Rajendra Gangani.
Grand Clubs Auditorium, Plano, TX 75075

August 4 - 26, 2018 California & Canada
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar and Arpana Dance Company.
- Aug 4: Arangetram of Anya & Kyra Shah, Irvine, CA
- Aug 5: Arangetram of Amirta Srinivas, Irvine, CA
- Aug 10: CELLULOID CLASSICS @ The Great Indian Festival, Ottawa, Canada, 7.30pm
- Aug 25: Arangetram of Yuvika Salman, Fullerton, CA
- Aug 26: VIBHAVANA, solo performance by Visalini Sundaram, Irvine, CA

August 9, 19 & 24, 2018 USA

Bhavana Reddy presents solo Kuchipudi concerts in USA.
 -9th August, Kennedy Centre Millenium Stage, Washington DC
-19th August, Drive East Festival, New York
-24th August, Drive East Festival, San Francisco

August 13 - 26, 2018 NYC & San Francisco

Navatman’s DRIVE EAST takes place at LaMama Theater in NYC and Joe Goode Theater in SF.
- Aug 13 – 19, NYC:
- Aug 22 - 26, San Francisco:

August 16 & 26, 2018 California

Upcoming events in August for Abhinaya Dance Company
- August 16th @ 7pm - Indo American Heritage Month
San Leandro Public Library, San Leandro
- August 26th @ 7pm - Ann Woo Memorial Showcase
Center for Performing Arts, San Jose
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August 18, 22 & 25, 2018 NYC & San Francisco

Prabal Gupta, disciple of Guru Sadanam Balakrishnan, presents Kathakali recitals in the USA.
- Aug 18: CLEOPATRA - A Kathakali adaptation of Shakespeare’s Anthony and Cleopatra for Drive East Festival.
Script–Shankar Rajaraman, Expert guidance – Guru Sadanam P.V Balakrishnan
Vocal support –Sadanam Sivadasan and Sadanam Jyotish Babu, Chenda and Edakka –Sadanam Ramakrishnan, Maddalam –Sadanam Devadasan.
Language – Sanskrit, English Narration – Prabal Gupta
Venue: La Mama Experimental Theater Club, 66 E 4th St, New York, NY 10003, 7.15pm
- Aug 22: Sangam Arts presents a lec dem by Prabal Gupta on Kathakali and a comparative analogy of Kathakali with respect to Bharatanatyam and Odissi.
Venue: Cubberley Community Centre, Dance Studio G6, 7pm to 8.30pm
- Aug 25: Kathakali for the Drive East Festival, San Francisco
Venue:  Joe Goode Performance Space, 7.15pm

August 18 & 26, 2018 NYC & San Francisco

Rasika Kumar & Abhinaya Dance Company perform at Navatman Drive East Festival. Highlights include Rasika Kumar's choreography in Jwala & Prithvi Sooktam.
- Aug 18: La Mama Experimental Theater, 66 E 4th St, New York, 6pm
- Aug 26: Joe Goode Theater, 401 Alabama St, San Francisco, 2pm
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August 19, 2018 Palo Alto, CA

Bharata dance & Allied Arts (Ganesh Vasudeva and Kavita Thirumalai) announce ‘IDIA: I DANCE hence I AM,’ a day long conference style Bharatanatyam festival filled with Performances, Panel Discussion and Expert Talks.
9.30 – 10am Registration and Seating
10 - 10.10am: Opening of the festival: Invocation by Snigdha Venkataramani
10.15 - 11.15am: Solo Bharatanatyam by Apoorva Jayaraman, Chennai
11:20 - 11.40am: Expert Talk by Asha Ramesh
11.45 AM - 12.30pm: Solo Bharatanatyam by Kalaisan Kalaichelvan, Toronto, Canada
1.30 - 2.20pm: Panel Discussion
2.30 - 3.15pm: Solo Bharatanatyam by Priya Ramadoss, Fremont, CA.
3.30 - 3.50pm: Expert Talk
4-5pm: Solo Bharatanatyam by Aishwarya Balasubramanian, New Hampshire
6.30 – 8pm: Solo Bharatanatyam by Mythili Prakash, Los Angeles, CA
At: Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, California 94306

August 19, 2018 Ottawa, Canada

Odissi dance drama VAISHNAV JANA TO TENERE KAHIYE performance by Suprava Mishra for South Asian Festival , Hosted by Vedic Sanskruti
At: Ottawa City Hall, Canada

August 22, 2018 Delhi

Alpana Society invites you to BHOOMI PRANAM 2018, an evening of Odissi dance with mancha pravesh by Disha Kannan, senior disciple of Guru Alpana Nayak, and PANCHA BHOOTA, a group choreographic presentation.
At: CD Deshmukh Auditorium, IIC, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi 110003, 7pm
Info: / 23076677

August 22 - 26, 2018 Edinburgh

Shane Shambhu presents CONFESSIONS OF A COCKNEY TEMPLE DANCER. Shane Shambhu offers a funny, honest and engaging bilingual solo with an acclaimed team of collaborators. Reflecting on his personal journey of growing up in East London and learning and performing Indian dance in the UK, Shane plays with the ways in which race, language, identity and culture have defined him. You'll laugh out loud as he practises his dance and imagines himself as 'Shane the Hero' behind a brick wall in the school playground.
At the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Dance Base, Edinburgh, 7.45pm

August 23, 2018 Bangalore

Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran present their disciples Rasika Kiran and Pavithra Krishnamoorthy in a Jugalbandhi of Bharatanatyam (by Rasika Kiran) and Yakshagana (by Pavithra Krishnamoorthy) as part of the Jugalbandhi Series organised by the Department of Communication Studies, Mount Carmel College and Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
At: the Main Auditorium, Mount Carmel College, Vasanthnagar, Bangalore, from 3pm to 5pm

August 24, 2018 Mumbai

NCPA presents Utsav Music’s GANGA TO KAVERI, multi-dance style presentation, with traditional songs and dances that visualize the beauty of various rivers of India. Rivers such as Ganga, Yamuna, Brahmaputra and Kaveri will be portrayed by Vidha Lal (Kathak), Prateeksha Kashi (Kuchipudi), Vrinda Chadha (Odissi) and Lakshmi Gopalaswamy (Bharatanatyam).
At: Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm

August 24, 2018 New Delhi
IGNCA presents screening on the life of M.T. Vasudevan Nair titled A MOMENTOUS LIFE IN CREATIVITY. He is acclaimed as one of the foremost authors and thinkers in contemporary Indian literature. What make his works significant are his perceptions of the deeper contradictions of human nature and the uncanny insights into the fugitive shades of human emotions.
Director:  K.P. Kumaran; Duration: 72 minutes
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3, Dr. Rajendra Prashad Road, New Delhi, 5.30pm  Contact: (011) – 23388815 /

August 25, 2018 Bangalore
THE GODDESSES DANCES workshop – Mindfulness | Movement | Meditation created by Sydney based healer Bindu Narula and STEM director Madhu Nataraj.
For registrations write to

August 25, 2018 Bangalore

International Arts & Cultural Foundation, Bengaluru headed by Srivatsa Shandilya, a photo journalist by profession, presents 2nd edition of TRANS ARTS FESTIVAL  - an exclusive arts festival  performed by the noted artists from the transgender community. Curtain raiser featuring Narthaki Nataraj will be followed by the main festival in 3rd week of September  featuring  accomplished artists from the Transgender  Community of national and International repute and encompass theater, music, dance performances and movie screenings.
At: Sevasadan, 14th Cross, Malleshwaram, 5pm
Info: 9845106655 /

August 25, 2018 Chennai
Kalakshetra Foundation in association with Aanmajothi presents KALASAMVRIDHI featuring Carnatic vocal by Gopika Harindranath at 6pm and Bharatanatyam by Anju N Chandran at 7.30pm
At: Narada Gana Sabha mini hall

August 25, 2018 Chennai
On the occasion of Guru-Pournima, Kathak Abhijaat presents SAMARPAN.
Bharatnatyam solo by Jagyaseni Chatterjee, disciple of Dr. Lakshmi Ramaswamy
Kathak solo by Swati Potulwar, disciple of Guru Prerana Deshpande
At: Rasika Ranjini Sabha Mini Hall, Mylapore, 6.30 to 8.30 pm
For details contact 9500129171 / 7358768881

August 25, 2018 Richardson, TX

Anuradha Nag and her troupe perform at the India Dance Festival organized by ICMC of Dallas.
At: University Theater, University of Texas at Dallas (UTD), 800 W. Campbell Road, Richardson, Texas 75080, 7.30pm

August 27, 2018 Bhubaneswar
Odissi Guru Mayadhar Raut will receive the GURUSHREE SAMMAN-2018 from Pragnya Nrutyayan, Bhubaneswar.  On this occasion, his disciples will showcase his choreographic compositions. Guru Mayadhar Raut is one of the pioneering spirits who codified, redefined and restructured Odissi dance to bring it to the level of a classical dance form in the 1950s.
At: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 6pm

August 28 & 29, 2018 Chennai
Prakriti Foundation presents its biennial event, PRAKRITI EXCELLENCE IN CONTEMPORARY DANCE AWARDS (PECDA)! A platform for contemporary dance forms, the 4th edition of PECDA aims to take artistes beyond their journey on the stage, helping them develop into holistic performers. Curated by author and dance producer Karthika Nair, this year will feature 23 shortlisted works-in-progress by various choreographers. It’s time to give contemporary dance its due, bolstering the artistes who are committed to developing it into a full-fledged performance art! 
At the Museum Theatre, Chennai

August 30 - September 21, 2018 India
The Park’s New Festival, conceived and curated by Prakriti Foundation, is all set to showcase Indian and international artists, highlighting both classical and experimental art. This year’s TPNF, the twelfth edition, runs across 6 cities. Presenting a dance performance by Preeti Vasudevan, a music concert by IndoSoul, a stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram and Utsav Chakraborthy, and an art talk by Ana Lamata in Chennai, Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata and Hyderabad.
Aug 30, 7pm: Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul, Sansara Hall, The Park
Aug 31, 7pm: Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan, Museum Theatre
Sept 1, 7pm: Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty, Sansara Hall, The Park
Sept 2, 7pm: To See or Not To See - A talk by Ana Lamata, Screening Room, The Park
Sept 4, 7pm: Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan, ADA Rangamandira
Sept 5, 7pm: Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show, The Oak Room, The Park
Sept 6, 4pm: To See or Not To See - A talk by Ana Lamata, Blue Box, The Park
Sept 6, 7pm: Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul, The Oak Room, The Park
Sept 7, 7pm: Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan, Sitara Studio
Sept 8, 4pm: Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty, G5A
Sept 8, 7pm: To See or Not To See - A talk by Ana Lamata, G5A
Sept 9, 7pm: Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul, G5A
- Sept 11, 7pm: Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty, Mantra, The Park
Sept 12, 7pm: Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan, Shri Ram College of Commerce
Sept 13, 4pm: To See or Not To See - A talk by Ana Lamata, Agni, The Park
Sept 13, 7pm: Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul, Mantra , The Park
Sept 14, 7pm: Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan, ICCR
Sept 15, 7pm: Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul, Galaxy Hall, The Park
Sept 16, 4pm: To See or Not To See - A talk by Ana Lamata, Boardroom, The Park
Sept 16, 7pm: Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty, Roxy, The Park
Sept 18, 7pm: Stories by Hand by Preeti Vasudevan, University of Hyderabad, Fine Arts Dept
Sept 19, 7pm: Noise Over Artists- A stand-up comedy show by Rajiv Rajaram & Utsav Chakraborty, Trillion Ballroom, The Park
Sept 20, 7pm: Two Sides of Karma by IndoSoul, Kismet, The Park
Sept 21, 4pm: To See or Not To See - A talk by Ana Lamata, Kismet Screening Room, The Park