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June 6 - 21, 2018 Kolkata
Sapphire programs in June:
- 6th June, 7pm, Sapphire Quarterly Art Series 2018-19, Quarter I, Edition XXXVII
Sapphire Creations in continuation of its celebrated SAPPHIRE QUARTERLY ARTS SERIES launch SUBIJOYA DANCE FOUNDATION in loving memory of Subinoy Chakraborty and Bijoya Chakraborty, parents of Sudarshan Chakravorty. This evening will bring together people who have supported Sapphire over the years, introduce the trustees and also respected Chairs of the various vectors created for the Foundation. The evening will premiere Version 1 of dance theatre production Ki- Ta- Re-Ba with anecdotes and music of longing, waiting and love with some eminent singers of the city and Sapphire dancers
At: Bengal Lounge, Bengal Chamber of Commerce, 7pm (entry by invitation)
- 15th June, GD Birla Sabha Ghar, 7pm, Monoplay RANGINI
Sudarshan Chakravorty choreographs a 70 mins monologue by award winning actress Gargee Roychowdhuri  enacting the journey of a woman from her village to the stage with a realisation of the various patriarch impediments and norming that she has to counter with dance, live songs and music presented by Friends Communication.
- 21st June, Kala Mandir, 3pm and 7pm, KOHINOOR- Musical Journey of the revered gem of India
Sudarshan Chakravorty choreographs with 50 dancers and 40 actors a multilayered musical play KOHINOOR by musical duo Soumyajit & Sourendro of YOU&I fame. This musical is the journey of India’s most revered gem Kohinoor from the mines of Allauddin Khilji to the crown of Queen Victoria.

June 9 - 30, 2018 Europe

Summer 2018 performance tour of Bala Devi Chandrashekar.
- 9th June: BRIHADEESWARA: FORM TO FORMLESS, through the eyes of a Devaradiyal, at Diamant Theater, The Hague, Netherlands 
- 12th June: Natyashastra, Lecture cum demonstration, Paris
-  16th June: KARNA: DESTINY'S CHILD at Whitburn Academy Auditorium, Livingston, Scotland 
-  17th June: BRIHADEESWARA - FORM TO FORMLESS, through the eyes of a Devaradiyal, Vani Fine Arts and Bhavan, London 
-18th June: BRIHADEESWARA - FORM TO FORMLESS, through the eyes of a Devaradiyal, UNESCO, Paris
- 19th June: BRIHADEESWARA - FORM TO FORMLESS, through the eyes of a Devaradiyal, at Riga, Latvia   
- 20th and 21st June: workshop at Riga
- 26th June: Relationship of Margi Tradition of Natya Shastra to Temple ritual and Iconography,  Lec Dem, Tagore Center, Berlin
- 27th - 30th June: Performance and workshop in Athens

June 11 - July 4, 2018 Vancouver, BC
Schedule for Jai Govinda Dance Academy
- June 11: Bharatanatyam lecture demo by Jai Govinda with dancers Aishwarya Roshan and Grihalakshmi Soundarapandian for the Asian study department of University of British Colombia *UBC.
- June 28 to July 4: Abhinaya workshop by Bragha Bessell (Chennai) at Asian studies building, UBC.

June 15 - 28, 2018 Kerala

SNA Kutiyattam Kendra (Centre for Kutiyattam), Thiruvananthapuram, presents the following programs.
-June 15: Mizhavu Thayampaka by Kalamandalam Rajeev, Chengampuzha Park, Edapally, 7pm
-June 16: Kutiyattam by Kalamandalam Kanakakumar, ICK, Thrippunithura, 6pm
-June 18: Nangiarkoothu by Kalamandalam Rasmi, Koothambalam, Harippad, 6pm
-June 28: Kutiyattam by Sooraj Nambiar, Theerthapada Mandapam, Thiruvananthapuram, 6.30pm
Info: 0471-2352121 /

June 16 & 24, 2018 Chennai
As part of the meaningful learning of art series towards the BK 50, Bharata Kalanjali is conducting two Learning Sessions. These sessions are also open to other dancers who are keen to attend. Both these Learning Sessions are for advanced students of Natya who wish to deepen their engagement with the arts through meaningful interaction with society through teaching methodology.
- “Personal practice insights towards teaching” by Pallavi Pathak
On Saturdays Starting June 16th, 7:45am
- “Know your Art & Society” by V R Devika
On Sundays starting June 24th, 11:15am
For more details: or call Anupama Satyajit @ +91988116361

June 22, 23, 24, 2018 Bangalore
Nirupama Rajendra and T.D Rajendra  will be conducting a Kathak workshop for Shivapriya School of Dance for 3 hours.
Venue: Shivapriya School of Dance, Bangalore.
For details contact :

June 23, 2018 Ahmedabad

Nirmiti Performing Arts presents NRITYAM, its 5th upcoming event.
At: H K Auditorium, Ashram Road, Ahmedabad, 8pm

June 23, 2018 Bangalore

Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, presents a Bharatanatyam recital as part of KALAYANA (a festival on the occasion of 10th year anniversary of Natya Sankula)
At: Padmini Rao Parampara Kalakshetra, Banashankari 3rd Stage, Bangalore, 7 - 8.15pm.
Contact: 9341248059 /

June 23, 2018 Chikkaballapur, Karnataka

Om Shree Sai Centre for Performing Arts is organizings the “Guinness Book of World Records, Asia and India Book of Records” event with the concept of “Sasya Shyamalaam Maataram Vande Maataram” to
stop global warming due to massacre of trees in the name of Globalisation - Don’t Cut Trees, Go Green, Green India, Green Earth - via Bharatanatyam named as ‘Sword Dance’ at Chikkaballapur near Bangalore, Karnataka. More than 2000 plus Dancers from all over India are participating and supporting the event. Applications are invited.
For info: 9448963207, 8762134456 /

June 23, 2018 Hungary

Bharatanatyam performance by Radhika Shetty for the Ganga - Danube Cultural Festival of India.
10.30am: Eger city, 6.30pm: Nyíregyháza city
Advanced Course in Bharatanatyam from 25th to 27th June, Budapest
For more details write to

June 23, 2018 Palo Alto, CA
UNRAVELLED by Janaki Rangarajan is a solo production that explores the unseen layers of the iconic Draupadi. Through Bharatanatyam and the spoken word in English, UNRAVELLED is based on a contemporary script that draws inspiration from Vyaasa Mahabharata and folk traditions. TRADITION AND TRANSCENDENCE by Navia Natrajan features innovative choreography to vedic hymns and devotional pieces and will be followed by THE EARTHEN POT. Containing the ashes of a loved one seems to entice her on an exploration of the idea that there is more to death than the human mind can gauge.
At: Cubberly Theatre, 4pm

June 23 & 24, 2018 NJ

- June 23, Paramus, NJ: Kiran Rajagopalan performs Bharatanatyam at the Bergen County Multi-cultural Free Family Fun Day in Van Saun Park at 12:30pm
- June 24, North Brunswick, NJ:  Kiran performs Bharatanatyam for Nritya Creations' NAACH 360 in North Brunswick High School Auditorium at 4:30pm

June 24, 2018 Goa
Jayachandran Palazhy, artistic director for Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, presents a lecture presentation at Museum of Goa on“Traditional Physical Wisdom, Innovation and Technology” at 11 am. The talk will focus on exploring the possibilities of concepts of body and principles of movement in traditional vocabulary and emerging stage technologies in creating new works in the field of contemporary dance.

June 24, 2018 Madurai
Kalai Koodam Academy of Performing Arts presents AICA DANCE FESTIVAL (Appreciation of Indian Classical Arts) featuring Sattriya by Meenakshi Medhi, Kathak by Garima Arya, Kuchipudi by Ashrita Keshav, Odissi by Atrayee Dutta and Bharatanatyam by disciples of Murugashankari Leo.
At: Chamber of Commerce Hatsun Auditorium, 5pm

June 24, 2018 Basel, Switzerland
To celebrate INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY, Open Air Yoga conducted by Guru D Keshava at Birsköpfli Basel on the Rhine river bank (near Breite I Tram Nr. 3 or Bus Nr. 36, stop Breite). In case of rain the event takes place at the Kalasri Studio, Freie Str. 3, Basel
All are welcome and free participation. Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat.
Please register:
In collaboration with Embassy of India, Berne

June 28 & 29, 2018 Chennai
Divyanjali, in collaboration with All India Dancer’s Association (AIDA) is organizing SANGEET INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL. Artists from Bangkok, Mumbai, Australia, Tirupathi, Muscat, etc are participating in this event.
-June 28
Veena by Srivani Yalla
BN by Gayathri Suryanarayanan
ARANGANUM ARINYARGALUM by Kanagasabai School of BN
- June 29
BN by Prarthana Subhalakshmi Ananthanarayanan
BN by Deepesh Hoskere
Kathakali by Renjish Nair
BN by Manju V Nair
Group performance by disciples of Meena Elankumaran
At: The Mylapore Fine Arts Club, 6pm

June 28 - July 1, 2018 Singapore
Inaugurated in 2015, the annual BHASKAREEYAM FESTIVAL celebrates the life of the iconic KP Bhaskar, founder of Bhaskar’s Arts Academy & Nrityalaya Aesthetics Society. This year, music and dance artistes from various genres perform over four evenings. Four dedicated individuals who have contributed greatly and continue to strive relentlessly to ensure the Arts remain a part of the lives of the next generation will be honored.
At: Goodman Arts Centre Black Box, Singapore, 7pm
Info: (+65) 6396 452 /

June 29, 2018 Bangalore

Akshara Bharadwaj presents solo Bharatanatyam performance called SRINGARA TARANGINI, a stage adaptation of her MA research thesis titled, 'Exploring Sringara in Haridasa Literature'. She presents a whole margam in Dasa sahitya, which is a first of its kind presentation and thematically all the compositions are in Sringara rasa, with a nayika each in different avasthas- which is the unique aspect of the performance. Hosted by ICCR and Dept.of Kannada and Culture.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore, 6.30pm

June 29, 2018 Kolkata

South Gurukul Society presents BAHANA inspired by Devatas and their Vahanas. The Indian dance space is abundant in its depiction of gods and goddesses, with innumerable delineations of mythology and countless portrayal of the deities in their varied forms. However, there is none that delves into the discourse on their ‘Vahanas’ or mascots. Why did they need them? Divine attributes made the gods and goddesses capable enough to travel anywhere on their own. What was the purpose of the Vahanas? Sutapa Talukdar explores this yet-unexplored facet of Indian mythology and brings alive her exposition through a blend of creative dance style, music and innovative stage representation.
Script:  Saberi Rakshit, Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Choreography: Sutapa Talukdar
Music: Pt. Shuvankar Banerjee, Narration:  Barun Chanda
At: ICCR Satyajit Ray Auditorium, 6.30pm