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Chennai Season schedule

January 3 & 21, 2018 New Delhi
  
Schedule for Sharon Lowen
- Jan 3: Odissi studio performance by participants of  Manasa-Art Without Frontiers Workshop, 7pm.
- Jan 21: Vajra Nritya - Ritual dance of Odisha taught by Chokyi Palmo at Manasa-Art Without Frontiers Workshop, 7pm
At: Manasa Studio, E-133 Amar Colony, Kalka Devi Marg, Lajpat Nagar IV, (near Kailash Colony Metro Station)
e-mail: sharonlowen.workshop@gmail.com

January 5 & 27, 2018 Cuttack, Bali
Kshithija Kasaravalli’s schedule:
-Jan 5:  9th Cuttack Mahotsav -International Dance and Music Festival
Venue: Sarala Bhavan, Near Biju Patnaik Square (in Odia - Biju Patnaik Chhak), in front of Tulasipur P.O. Cuttack 8, 8pm
-Jan 27: Saptarang International Festival of Indian Art and Culture, Bali
Venue: Art Centre Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia, 10.45am
Info: +919844301648 / kshithija.kasaravalli@gmail.com

January 11 - 25, 2018 Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Thrissur

Schedule for Anita Ratnam
-11th Jan, Kolkata: Oxford Junior Literary Festival, 12.10 to 12.40pm
St.Paul’s cathedral
Children’s Storytelling Animation Workshop. Anita Ratnam shows how to tell stories through dance. For Middle School.
-13th Jan, Bhubaneswar: Tata Steel Literary Meet, 12.45pm
Liberation Through Sita: Volga, Anita Ratnam and Samhita Arni examine how Sita's fate has been questioned by artistes over generations. In conversation with Panchami Ukil.
Venue: Mango Orchard, Trident Hotel
Anita presents A MILLION SITAS at 6.30pm
Venue: Mango Orchard, Trident Hotel
-19th Jan, New Delhi: STONE.. SNA Award performance at Meghdoot Theatre
-25th Jan, Thrissur: Panel at the ITFoK Theatre Festival, Seminar on Curation, 2pm to 4pm
Moderator - S Surendranath
Panelists: Dr. Anita R Ratnam, Jayachandran Palazhy, Abhilash Pillai
Venue:  Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi, Outdoor 2, Thrissur, Kerala 680020
http://theatrefestivalkerala.com/#theatreofthemarginalized
Info: arangham@gmail.com

January 11 - 28, 2018 Mathura, Chennai, Bhubaneswar, Japan, Singapore

Schedule for Guru Gajendra Panda and disciples.
-Jan 11: Guru Gajendra Panda and principal dancers of Tridhara present Odissi Dance Production DEVI DASABIDHAM for SAI NRUTYA UTASHAV 2018 at World Shirdi Sai Trust Auditorium, Chennai, 7pm
-Jan 12: Anchal Pandey presents Odia Abhinaya-Manaudharana for KRISHAN RANG MAHOTSHAV, at Krishna Janmabhumi, Mathura, 7pm
-Jan 13: Guru Gajendra Panda & Tridhara group present group Odissi DEVI DASABIDHAM at Open air theatre, Mahabalipuram, 6pm
-Jan 14: Tridhara Group present group Odissi GANANAYAKA for Tamilnadu Tourism Fair, at Tourism Fair Hall, Chennai, 7pm
-Jan 17: Gajendra Kumar Panda and principal dancers of Tridhara, Bhubaneswar, present YOGINI YOGA ROOPA for Umid Esia Award Festival at Bhanja Kala Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 7pm
-Jan 21: Masae,Yukiko, Akemi & Michiko, Odissi Dance Workshop, for A DAY OF ODISHA organized by Chisato Miura, Head of Japan chapter of Tridhara and Akhada, at Studio Fanfan, Japan, 11am
-Jan 27: Tridhara group presents GANANAYAKA for 2nd BHARAT EKTA UTSHA, Triveni Kala Sangam, 6pm
-Jan 28: Sasmita Pal, ODISSI DANCE WORKSHOP on Sthayee Nritya for International Odissi Dance Workshop at Tampien Community Hall, Singapore, 10am to 4pm
Info: pandagajendra989@gmail.com

January 17 - 26, 2018 Gujarat
Schedule for Suprava Mishra and Aum Arts Academy.
-17th Jan: Performance at Riverfront, Ahmedabad, for the visit of Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi and Israel Prime minister.
-19th Jan: Theme Apsara at SABARMATI FESTIVAL 2018
-20th Jan: MODHERA FESTIVAL at Modhera Sun temple
-26th Jan: Production QUEEN’S STEPWELL a celebration of womanhood for the Odisha exhibition at Ahmedabad Haat.
Info: supravamishra@gmail.com

January 18, 2018 Mumbai

CONFLUENCE: KATHAK AND FLAMENCO, by Dr. Anonna Guha and Paris Laxmi will be presented for India and the World as a collaboration between Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), the British Museum in London and the National Museum, New Delhi, with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
India is changing and so is the world. There is exchange – socially, economically and culturally. This coming together will be symbolized by Confluence - classical dance Kathak and Spain’s Flamenco. The performance will highlight the intricacies unique to Kathak and Flamenco, while also bringing out the similarities in a vibrant jugalbandi / fusion by Anonna Guha (Kathak) and Paris Laxmi (Flamenco) for a duration of 30 minutes.
Venue: Bandra Fort, Bandra, Mumbai, 7pm
Info: anonna@nrityanjali.org.in /anonnaguha.yolasite.com

January 18 & 30, 2018 Delhi & Mumbai

Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company
-Jan 18: Natya Ballet Centre presents WITHIN by Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company-The Drishtikon Dance Foundation, at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, 7pm
-Jan 30: Aditi Mangaldas will be performing a solo piece RIVAAYAT at The Nehru Centre, Mumbai.
www.aditimangaldasdance.com

January 20, 2018 Bangalore

Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran present the Rasika Dance Ensemble in SWAMINATHA SWAMI - Tales of the Warrior Lord Subramanya, as part of RASAYAANA -  Festival of Dance organised by Nrithyanjali.
Concept, Choreography and Direction: Kiran Subramanyam
At: ADA Rangamandira, J C Road, Bangalore, 6pm
Info: ramyaj752@gmail.com

January 20, 2018 Chennai

Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bangalore, will present RANGANATHAM BHAVAYAMI at Arulmigu Ranganatha Perumal Temple, Thiruneermalai, Chennai from 5.45 to 6.45 pm.
Info : kavyakasinathanv@yahoo.co.in  / 9341248059

January 20, 2018 Kolkata
  
Swaranjali presents NRI MUSIC AND DANCE FESTIVAL 2018 featuring Manisha Paul (Kathak), Deeptharka Dhar (Bhajan), Subhasish Basu (hamsa veena), Samir Jana (vocal), Veena C Seshadri (Bharatanatyam)
At: Rabindra Okakura Bhavan, DD Blaock 27A/1, Salt Lake, Kolkata 64, 4.30pm. All are welcome.
Info: 99103 00319 / sitarsubrata@gmail.com

January 21, 2018 Bangalore
The sixth edition of TARANGA RANGA monthly concert series, with Bharatanatyam recitals by Suma Rajesh, Priyanka J. Rao and Ramya Suresh, celebrate the choreographies of Guru B. Bhanumati and Guru Sheela Chandrashekhar.
At: 5:30 pm at Vijayaranga, 17th Cross Rd, Vijayanagar, Bangalore.
Info: akshara@ssfa.in

January 21, 2018 Chennai

Lakshmi Vishwanathan presents MY THYAGARAJA as narrated by Bangalore Nagaratnammal.
At: Music Academy, 6pm

January 24 & 27, 2018 Bangalore
-Jan 24: Bharatanatyam solo and choreography of dance drama SRI RAMA RAGHU RAMA by Chitra Arvind as part of Nupura for Kinkini Nrityotsava at JSS Auditorium, Bangalore, 6pm
- Jan 27: Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary dance by Rhythmotion at Vishwa Vihaar, Bangalore, 7pm
Info: rhythmotion.dance@gmail.com

January 25, 2018 Mumbai
Mumbai Dance Season - A Prelude: Initiated by the NCPA, the prelude to the Mumbai Dance Season will witness performances by multiple dance schools spread across Mumbai. This one-of-a-kind event is set to create history and has been co-conceptualised by stalwarts such as Jhelum Paranjape and Uma Dogra.
At: Tata Theatre, 6.30 pm

January 25 - Feb 4, 2018  Mumbai
NCPA presents MUMBAI DANCE SEASON. For the very first time, Mumbai will witness a classical and folk dance season of this stature which will be every dance enthusiast’s reverie. The season will focus on bringing together the city’s finest dance artists and institutes to create an extraordinary mélange of dance presentations which will be performed across locations in Mumbai.
-25th Jan: Showcase of eight classical dance forms from India comprising a number of solo, duet and group performances. The lineup will include artists such as Vaibhav Arekar, Debi Basu, Darshana Jhaveri, Lata Sana Devi, Vaidehi Parashurami, Bhakti Bhatawadekar, Parinita Shah, Prachee Shah Paandya etc. At Tata Theatre, N.C.P.A., Nariman Point, 6.30pm
-26th and 27th Jan: Kanak Rele’s Nalanda University will be present a two day workshop for senior dancers on exploring choreographies. At Plot A-7/1, N.S. Road No. 10, J.V.P.D. Scheme, Vile Parle (West), Mumbai 400 049, 10am onwards
-27th Jan: The season will showcase a lecture demonstration conducted by Joanna De Souza and Misty Wensel on What, Why and How. At Sea View Room, NCPA, 11.30am to 1.30pm
The Bandra Classical Utsav organized by Nandini Ashok will also be part of the NCPA Mumbai Dance Season which will be showcased in Bandra, 6pm onwards.
- 28th Jan: NCPA will host Nritya Basant workshop co-conceptualized by Renu Sharma who will celebrate the beauty of nature in Indian classical dance. At Sunken Garden, NCPA, 3pm to 5pm.
Lok Gatha – a folk dance presentation will entail another workshop this time by Shama Bhate on collaborations with folk dance forms. At Sunken Garden, NCPA, 5pm to 6pm
Lok Gatha will also present Pratimb by Chhauni Mayurbhanj Chhau Performing Unit from Balipatna, Orissa and India Route - Folk dances of India by Vaishali Sagar and troupe. At Experimental Theatre, NCPA, 6.30pm onwards
- 29th & 30th Jan: There will be an array of research paper readings youngsters and discussions with seniors on – Role of theory and practice in Indian Classical Dance. At Bharata College of Fine Arts and Culture, Dadar, 10am to 12 noon
Mandakini Trivedi and Jayashree Rajagopalan conduct a lec dem on “Abhinaya” and “Karanas” resp. At Thiruchembur Murugan Temple, Cheddhanagar, Chembur, 10am to 5pm
Importance of Nattuvangam and Music in Bharatanatyam by Harikrishna Kalyanasundaram and Saraswati Subramanian. At Yoga Vidya Niketan, Vashi, 7pm to 9pm
- 1st  Feb: NCPA Mumbai Dance Season will inaugurate Natyanjali 2018. The event will have a special performance by Bragha Bessell. The same day will showcase Nruttamaalika – an exclusive confluence of different classical styles by all gurus of Mumbai. At Sri Subramania Samaj Temple Complex, Cheddanagar, Chembur, 6.30pm
- 2nd & 3rd Feb: Two-day Kathak workshop by Mangala Bhatt. At Sangeet Mahabharti, Juhu, 3pm to 6pm
-3rd Feb: Gauri Sharma Tripathi’s open class on ‘Riyazz’ with tabla and understanding nuances of Layakar will be hosted at Ankh Studio, Deonar, 8am to 10am
Two lec dems - Lateral teaching in Bharatanatyam by Nalini Raghu; Bharatanatyam: My journey from 1963 to 2018 by Sucheta Bhide Chapekar. At Nahar International School, Andheri, 4.30pm to 7.30pm
- 4th Feb: A Manipuri lecture-demonstration celebrating the birth centenary of Guru Bipin Singh by research scholar and Manipuri exponent Darshana Jhaveri and Lata Sana Devi. At GDAT, NCPA, 11.30am
28th year of the Pt. Durgalal Festival which will have Vyjayanthi Kashi and Prateeksha Kashi taking the stage with Kuchipudi and Mangala Bhatt with Kathak. At Kalaangan Amphitheatre, Sangit Mahabharti, Juhu, 6.45pm

January 26 - 29, 2018 Naldurg, Latur & Hyderabad
Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape for January 2018:
-26th Jan: JANI MHANEY for the Orphanage, Aple Ghar at Aple Ghar, Naldurg, near Solapur at 3pm.
-27th Jan: SAVITRI VADATEY for Zilla Parishad High School, Govind Nagar, Near Latur at 7pm.
-29th Jan: LEELAVATI at the meeting of International Congress of Cell Biology 2018(CSIR) at CSIR, Hyderabad at 7pm
Contact: info@smitalay.com

January 27, 2018 Nashville, TN

Sahana Balasubramanya presents a thematic margam on the goddesses of Hindu mythology. DEVI SARVAMAYAM.
At: Sri Ganesha Temple, Temple auditorium at 6pm, Nashville, TN.
Info: hbsahana@gmail.com

January 28, 2018 Bangalore

Indu Santhosh, disciple of Shobana Bhalchandra, presents thematic Bharatanatyam recital SARVAANTARAH inspired from the mystic poems of Akka Mahadevi, Lalleswari and the hymns of AdiSankaracharya.
At: Indiranagar Sangeet Sabha, Indiranagar, Bangalore, 4.45pm
Info: svindu86@gmail.com

January 28, 2018 Mumbai

Lok Gatha is a platform created by the NCPA to help promote and preserve tribal and folk traditions and rituals. Just like classical dances, folk dance forms require training from a young age in order to achieve perfection and expertise. While dancing in groups, the folk artistes undergo rigorous rehearsals and riyaaz in order to sync with their fellow troupe dancers. For its presentation this year, the Mayurbhanj Chhau Performing Unit from Balipatna, Orissa, will take the stage. Under the guidance of Kathak exponent Shama Bhate who has extensively worked with Chhau dancers for many years, the presentation will show stories of Shiva and Hanuman performed by the group in chhau and Kathak. The evening will also feature folk dances by Mumbai-based folk artiste Vaishali Sagar along with her troupe. Tera taali from Rajasthan is performed by women belonging to the Kamara community. The dancer strikes on the cymbals tied to the different parts of her body to the beats of the accompanying song. In Hojagiri, from Tripura, women dance while balancing a bottle on the head and earthen lamp in the hand, while only the lower half of the body is moved. In dangi nritya, men and women join hands forming a chain or shrinkala making serpentine movements with one of them leading. The movements are very fast, swift and create various choreographic patterns in the fraction of a second. Gudum baja from Madhya Pradesh is a tribal dance in which dancers play gudum along with shehnai, manjira, timki, dhafla and ghungroo.
At: Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm

January 28, 2018 Santa Clara, CA
KALPANA : A CHOREGRAPHIC SHOWCASE featuring dances choreographed and performed by talented artists of Bay Area dance schools. Coordinated by Deepa Mahadevan.
Venue: Mission Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA 95051, 4pm