March 1 - 31, 2017 Allahabad, Delhi, Patna

Schedule for Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha
-1 March:  Geeta Chandran will attend the 87th Founding Day of Allahabad Museum. Her senior disciple Sneha Chakradhar presents a short performance and will also be honoured by the Museum.
-3 March: At the gala celebrations to mark the 30th Anniversary of Dua Associates and the 20th Anniversary of Dua Consulting, Geeta Chandran presents the invocation at Delhi Gymkhana Club. (By invitation only)
-5 March: Natya Vriksha dancers perform for Sahitya Kala Parishad at Central Park, Connaught Place, Delhi.
-8 March: At the observance of International Women’s Day at the British Council in New Delhi, Geeta Chandran presents a short performance highlighting gender issues.
-10 March: At the launch of Shakti Maira’s book ‘The Promise of Beauty and Why it Matters,’ Geeta Chandran performs at 7pm in the IIC Art Gallery on ‘Beauty – The Frontiers Within.’
-21 March: In a conversation with Poonam Surie, Geeta Chandran speaks of her “So Many Journeys” with dance and her efforts to “en-dance” the universe! The private event is being hosted by the Foreign Affairs Spouses Association at the residence of the Foreign Secretary. (For members only)
-22 March:  Natya Vriksha Dance Company participates in SANKRITI choreography being presented at Purana Qila by Seher. Sankriti is directed by Madhavi Mudgal.
-26 March: Geeta Chandran performs in Patna for Spic-Macay’s State Convention
-27-31 March: Intensive Workshop on Bharatanatyam for Spic-Macay Virasat conducted by Geeta Chandran at IIT New Delhi.

March 8 - 31, 2017 Kolkata, Delhi, USA
Performances, Demonstrations, Workshops by Sapphire Creations Dance Company
- 8th March: Workshop led by Sudarshan Chakravorty and Sapphire repertory members as part of INCRES (INspiring Artistic Sensibilities on your Campus). Workshop is on floorwork, Release Technique, Indian aesthetics, and demonstration on pollution free environment and cleanliness
At: Future School at Sonarpur, 11.30am onwards
- 8th March: Sudarshan Chakravorty is a speaker in a panel organised by Public Relation Society of India in Kolkata talking about the topic ' Why The World should Move Towards Neutrality' on the occasion of International Woman's day at Hotel Sonnet in Kolkata, at 6pm.
- 9th March: Workshop led by Sudarshan Chakravorty and Sapphire repertory members as part of INArtSyC (INspiring Artistic Sensibilities on your Campus). Workshop is on 'Dynamics of Stillness' and on pollution free environment and cleanliness
At: Sushila Birla Girls High School at AJC Bose Rd, 11.30am onwards
- 9th to 22nd March: Sudarshan Chakravorty visits USA to give workshop and choreograph 150 dancers from Bay area in Fremont to be part of the Opening Ceremony of North America Bengali Conference to be held in July in San Francisco.
- 17th-30th March: Acclaimed choreographer Mary Carbonara visits Kolkata to be part of the International Choreographers' Residency in Sapphire (INCRES) with an 8 hour class each day to create a new piece with both Repertory members and senior students of Academy at SappTop,   11.30am to 8.30pm
- 21st March: Sapphire Creations performs with eminent musicians like Tanmoy Bose, Jyoti Shankar and so on in a program called SOUNDSCAPES collaborating with classical music and Contemporary dance at Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, 7pm
- 31st March: Sapphire Creations organises the ANNUAL SAPPHIRE GALA as part of the 4th Quarter of Sapphire Quarterly Series with performances by Sapphire repertory members, Academy students and also showcasing the outcome of Residency by Mary Carbonara and CERTIFICATION CEREMONY of successful students at Minerva Theatre, Beaden St. Kolkata 6.30pm onwards.

March 11 & 29, 2017 Birmingham & Wolverhampton, UK
Sonia Sabri Dance Company presents VIRAGO (formerly NuBody).Virago explores the light vs dark and the real vs fairytale versions of female existence. The work looks at female body image and in particular women’s complex relationship with their own bodies, teasing the audience with perceptions and misconceptions of the female and gender.
- 11th March: mac Birmingham, Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, B12 9QH  
- 29th March: The Arena Theatre, Wulfruna St, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE

March 24 & 31, 2017 Bangalore

Natya’s B.A. students have been tasked to create contemporary ballets of their own design in unique choreographies on a relevant social issue. Drawing from a wide variety of movement vocabularies, the students have curated music from across world genres, and designed costumes, stage properties, and lighting. Please come and support the students in their final performances.
At: Seva Sadan, Malleswaram,11am 
Info: (080) - 23348645 /

March 25 - 29, 2017 Kottakal, Kerala

Deepa Narayanan, Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation, Bangalore, gives Kuchipudi Workshop & Performance at Kottakal for Spicmacay North Kerala Chapter.
Info: /+919845315272

March 27 - 29, 2017 New Delhi

Teamwork Arts in partnership with ICCR presents a three day festival of Contemporary Dance titled EXPRESSIONS, curated by Dr Suresh K Goel.  With the growing popularity of dance globally and interaction of dance practitioners of different forms across the world, many classical dancers have also stepped into the realm of contemporary dance through exploration of one or many dance styles. This aims to showcase an Indian and an international production each, offering the Indian audiences an interesting comparison between contemporary dance traditions from India and the West.
- March 27: MEIDHWANI by Attakkalari, Bangalore
- March 28: JINX 103 by Campagnie Jozsef Trefeli, Switzerland
KIN by IceCraft Dance Company, Sanjukta Sinha, Ahmedabad
- March 29: IT COULDN’T HAVE HAPPENED BEFORE by Dafi Dance Company, Israel
DESOLATAE & SKIN by Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company, Kolkata
At: Shri Ram Centre, 7pm. All are welcome.

March 28 - April 2, 2017 Toronto, Canada

16TH KALANIDHI INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF INDIAN DANCE: WHIRLING STREAMS goes global with live and live-streamed performances, symposium, and film retrospective. The fest is dedicated to Sudha Khandwani, Founder and Artistic Director of Kalanidhi Fine Arts of Canada, who passed away in November of 2016 leaving an extraordinary history of international Indian dance through her fifteen archived festivals (1993 to 2014). With the passing of Sudha, her sister, dancer and choreographer Menaka Thakkar, has agreed to finish the Festival as its Artistic Director with the intention to continue the work of spreading a passion for Indian dance as an art form.
All events on stage at Harbourfront Centre will be live streamed and performances will be available at select film theatres such as Cineplex during the Festival and available on-line over the internet as well.
-Performances: The festival will present over 40 dancers from Canada and India. Performers include Menaka Thakkar Dance Collective (Toronto), Santosh Nair, Sadhya Dance (India),  Bhavajan Kumar Dancers (Toronto), and solos by Menaka Thakkar (Toronto), Kasturi Mishra (Ottawa), Sujata Mohapatra (India), Parul Gupta (Toronto), Riya Alika Mittal (Edmonton), Nivedha Ramalingham (Toronto), Monica Shah (Vancouver), Mark Medrano with Roger Sinha  (Montreal), Reshmi Chetram (Toronto), and more.
-Retrospective and Symposiums: on the use of technology for teaching Indian dance on-line, hosted by Menaka Thakkar takes place on April 2. Free admission to all events. 
10am - 12pm: Demonstration/Symposium on Technology
2pm - 3pm: Film History Retrospective of Contemporary Indian dance
3pm - 5pm: Symposium on Contemporary Indian dance happening in India
- Pre-Festival events: Kalanidhi paid tribute to Sudha with live-streamed events on Dec 18, 2016 and Jan 22, 2017 that featured memorable performances and new works from past participants, and will do so again on March 5 at Menaka Thakkar Dance Studio at 4:30pm.
-The Artistic Director for the Kalanidhi International Festival of Indian Dance is Menaka Thakkar. The Executive Director is Rasesh Thakkar.
Location: Fleck Dance Theatre, Harbourfront Centre, 207 Queens Quay W., 3rd Floor, Toronto, ON
Show Times: Tuesday to Friday 7:30pm; Saturday 10:30am, 1:30pm & 7:30pm; Sunday 10am,  2pm, 3pm
Tickets: Harbourfront Centre Box Office at 416-973-4000 /

March 29, 2017 Bangalore

Rasika Kiran, daughter and disciple of Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran will perform as part of Sri Ramanavami celebrations.
At: Sri Rama Kalyana Mandira, 3rd Cross, Sriramapuram, Bangalore 560001, 6.30pm.

March 29, 2017 Chennai
Kalakshetra Foundation presents VAHANAS – OUR VEHICLE FOR MOKSHA, a talk by Pradeep Chakravarthy followed by a dance presentation by students of Kalakshetra
Choreography: K. P. Rakesh 
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra Foundation, 6pm. All are welcome.
Info: (044) – 24524057

March 29, 2017 New Delhi
IGNCA presents a lecture on Ananda K. Coomaraswamy by noted Hindi author Nirmal Kumar.
Ananda K. Coomaraswamy is this century's pioneering art historian, metaphysician and interpreter of Indian culture to the West. Contemporary Indian writer Nirmal Kumar is a one-man bridge between the east and the west today. So do the West and East differ? Are they two halves of human knowledge waiting to fuse and express eternal truth collectively. To walk that enigmatic garden, Nirmal Kumar speaks of Coomaraswamy the "groundbreaking theorist" at the IGNCA.
Venue: IGNCA Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi, 4pm
Contact: (011) - 23388333

March 29, 2017 Wolverhampton, UK
Sonia Sabri Company presents VIRAGO, a new dance-digital solo production from Sonia Sabri, collaborating with Ludic Rooms. Virago means ‘female warrior’ in Latin and Vira is ‘the brave one’ in Hindi. A virago is a woman of great stature, strength, and courage. The show explores the choices and decisions we must make as we go through life regardless of gender: there is no clear path to do the right thing, only options, and not all of them are easy. Sonia’s signature ‘Urban Kathak’ language merges on stage with digital artistry, alongside a sound-score combining spoken word and music, with diverse influences: a cacophony of voices from Europe, the Middle East, South Asia and Africa, representing and speaking to women worldwide.
At: Arena Theatre, Wulfrana Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SE, 7.30pm

March 30 & 31, 2017 Aluva, Kerala
On March 30, RAMAYANAM Chakyarkoothu by Nepathya Yadukrishnan
On March 31, Nangiarkoothu GEETAGOVINDAM by G. Indu, second performance of the series
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam, Aluva, 6.30pm

March 31, April 1, 7, 8, 2017 NYC
Parijat Desai Dance Company presents an excerpt of JUSTLIKETHAT in the 18th annual E-Moves! Festival. JLT blends dance, theater, music, and lots of newspaper to poke fun at Indian news writing. Parijat is joined by dance artist Saju Hari (UK/Kerala), theater maker/dancer Riti Sachdeva, vocalist Roopa Mahadevan, and multi-percussionist Philip Mayer.
At: Harlem Stage, 150 Convent Ave, New York, New York 10031, 7.30pm