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October 6 & 20, 2018 San Jose, CA
Schedule for Abhinaya Dance Company
-Oct 6 @ 3pm – STORIES OF JUSTICE, free preview at the Alviso Branch library, 5050 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95002
-Oct 20 @ 1pm – STORIES OF JUSTICE, free preview at the Children’s Discovery Museum,   180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

October 10 - November 5, 2018 New Delhi
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents its  62nd consecutive year of the oldest national and international SAMPOORNA RAMLILA, produced and directed by Shobha Deepak Singh  (Director, SBKK). This year’s Ramlila is dedicated to Former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The age old mythology will be staged incorporating exemplary production values such as lighting, choreography, music, costumes, ornaments and animations – thus making it an outstanding production, daily from 6.30pm to 9.15pm
At the Kendra Lawns, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi. Entry by tickets.
Contact the Kendra office: (011) – 43503333 / 23386428 / 29.

October 12 - December 18, 2018 Mexico, Mumbai, Singapore, Goa
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October 13 - 18, 2018 New Delhi
Aryan Heritage Foundation presents a Broadway style Ramlila called SAMPURN RAMAYANA - IN 3 HOURS. Modern technological ingredients are offered in terms of music, sound, choreography, lighting, stage design, and costumes. Sampurn Ramayan presents an exuberance of mythology in a contemporary context. Sampurn Ramayana is directed by Shashidharan Nair and choreographed by Papiha Desai. The show is performed by over 120 professional actors and dancers. Music directors of the show are Chandra Kamal and Bharat Kamal. Title song of the show is sung by Udit Narayan and Ravan’s introduction is sung by Kailash Kher. Narrator's voice over is done by Mukesh Khanna.
At: Netaji Subhash Place, Opposite NDM 2 Mall, Pitam Pura, New Delhi, 7pm to 10pm  
Ph : 9810290925. Free entry (By invitation)

October 13 - 28, 2018 Aurangabad
AURA AURANGABAD concerts curated by Parwati Dutta are on 13-14 Oct, 20-21 Oct and 27-28 Oct.
At: Mahagami Gurukul, N6 CIDCO, Aurangabad 431003, 7.30 to 8.30pm
For details: / 9372093189

October 15 -16, 2018 Irvine, CA
CRCB (Cultural Resonance in Contemporary Bodies) Dance Festival features performances by three Asian-American female choreographers,  Parijat Desai, Miki Orihara, and Danah Bella, who experiment with classical and modern forms of diverse cultural traditions. The festival explores new narratives regarding culture, difference, and social justice through the art form of embodied performances. Curated by Dance Department and Asian American Studies faculty.
At: University of California, Irvine, William J. Gillespie Performance Studios, 7pm. Free entry.

October 16 & 17, 2018 New Delhi
Aradhana Dance foundation presents NRITYA BASUDHA 2018.
- Oct 16:
Guru Sachidananda Das on the mardala Vadan with a solo performance.
An Odissi item by Guru Panchanan Bhuyan.
Odissi item by Guru Kasturi Pattanaik's group
Dance Drama – Moha- Maya by Aradhana Dance members
-Oct 17:
Odissi vocal by Guru Bijay Kumar Jena
Odissi by Guru Kabita Dwibedi
Talapratidhwan by Aradhana Dance members.
Venue: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 6.45pm
Info: 9868569615.

October 18, 2018 Bangalore

SRI SUNDARA KANDA directed by Raghu Nandan S, is based on the philosophical, spiritual, psychological and political factors that come within the inside out journey of Sri Hanumaan.
Nattuvangam: Dr. B K Shyam Prakash,  music composition & vocal: Vinay Raaj Maanya, flute: Mahesh Swamy, violin: Hemanth, mridangam: Ramesh, rhythm pad: Arun kumar
At: H N Kalakshetra Auditorium , 36th Cross, 2nd Main Rd, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bengaluru 560070, at 4.30pm

October 19, 2018 London

Akademi joins the BBC Singers and their Chief Conductor Sofi Jeannin as they return to Milton Court for a program of early French music with a twist. Artists from Sanskriti UK and Ankh Dance will perform Bharatanatyam and Kathak inspired pieces, in a contemporary interpretation of dances from Rameau’s operas.
At: Milton Court Concert Hall, London EC2Y 9BH, 7.30pm

October 19, 2018 NYC
Navatman Productions present RAMAYANA: THE PRICE OF LOYALTY. Rama, the beloved prince of Ayodhya, is sentenced to live as a hermit for 14 years. He leaves his home with his wife Sita and brother Lakshmana. Through their travels, they encounter monkey-princes, the son of the wind, golden deer and even get themselves entangled with demons for an epic saga of love, justice and righteousness.
At: Symphony Space , 2537 Broadway at 95th St., 7.30pm

October 19 - 25, 2018 Kerala
SNA Kutiyattam Kendra Thiruvananthapuram presents:
- Oct 19: Nangiarkoothu by Dr.Indu G, Changampuzha Park, Edapally, 7pm
- Oct 20: Mizhavu Thayampaka by Kalamandalam Jayaraj, ICK, Thripunithura, 6pm
- Oct 25: Koodiyattam by Margi Sajeev Narayana Chakyar, Theerthapada mandapam, Thiruvananthapuram, 6.30pm
Contact: (0471) - 2352121, 2354455

October 20, 2018 Bangalore

Rasika Arts Foundation presents a Bharatanatyam recital by Archana H.R, disciple of Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran at Sevasadan, Malleswaram, at 6.30pm. 

October 20, 2018 Chennai
Ranga Mandira Academy presents this year's T.S.Parthasarathy Memorial Lecture by Dr Pallabi Chakravorty (Swarthmore College, USA) whose work as a Kathak performer-researcher and anthropologist is very important to the discourse on Dance History. The lecture ‘Whose feminism? Indian dance history through the tawaif and the item girl’ is on Oct 20th in the morning from 10am to 12pm. That afternoon, she conducts a workshop on "Choreography and Improvisation using Thumri in courtly traditions" from 2pm to 5pm (Registration: Rs.500).  To Bharatanatyam dancers, this will be a great opportunity to explore and absorb from a form like Kathak. Ranga Mandira has collaborated with The Madras Literary Society to present the day at their historic and beautiful library space.
At: The Madras Literary Society, College Rd, DPI Compund, Chennai 600092
Contact: +91 63836 86014 /

October 21, 2018 Chennai
Padmaja Suresh presents ROUSING THE ATMARAMA, at Tattwaloka, Eldams Road, 6pm.

October 21 - November 4, 2018 Irinjalakuda
Natana Kairali presents next NAVARASA SADHANA WORKSHOP for actors and dancers conducted by Guru G Venu.
Info: / 98464 52933

October 27, 2018 Bangalore

Padmalaya Dance Foundation and International Dance Alliance (Bangalore Chapter) present the annual theme-based dance festival IDA 2018: Chitrakatha.
Dr. Lakshmi Ramaswamy’s Sri Mudhraalaya
Padmalaya Ensemble: Direction- Padma Murali
Samskruthi Ensemble: Direction- Satyanarayana Raju
Meghna Das and Matangi Prasan
At: ADA Rangamandira, JC Road, Bangalore,  6pm
For info & passes: +91 98454 21009 /

October 27, 2018 Chennai
Association of Bharatanatyam Artistes of India (ABHAI) in association with Sri Rasika Ranjani Sabha, will be conducting NRITYA PRAKASHAM - Diwali Festival, with performances by renowned and upcoming artistes.
At: Rasika Ranjani Sabha, Auditorium 2, Mylapore, 6pm to 9pm
Info: /

October 27, 2018 Leicester, UK

Nupur Arts presents YUVA NARTAN featuring Odissi dancer Sooraj Subramaniam, Kuchipudi dancer Arunima Kumar, Kathak dancer Vidya Patel and musician Shammi Pithia (London), who will present an extract from their current tour Converse commissioned by Sampad Arts. This event also features Bharatanatyam dancer Subhash ‘Viman’ Gorania and Kathak dancer Kesha Raithatha. There will be a very special music performance by Kaviraj Singh Dhadyalla on santoor and vocal with tabla by Bhinderjit Neer, featuring a rhythmic collaboration with Kathak dancer Seetal Kaur showing the nuances of abhinaya.
At: Curve Theatre, Leicester, 7pm

October 27 & 28, November 2, 2018 New Delhi

DASTAAN LIVE by Sandbox Collective is an exploration of the Indian condition through a multi-arts experience that combines live music with the visual arts, sound & light design to tell the story of New Delhi. With music composed by Anirban Ghosh and Sumant Balakrishnan at its foundation, Dastaan live is driven by visuals and poetry from Faiz Ahmed Faiz, Sahir Ludhianvi, Majaz, Nazir and Baba Nagarjuna. The artistes seek to explore new ways to make the show more immersive for audience members and provide a forum to cast light on their own experiences and perspectives on the issues raised during the performance. 
Musicians: Anirban Ghosh (composer / bass guitar / backing vocals), Sumant Balakrishnan (composer / guitar / vocals), Jagtinder Singh Sidhu (hindustani vocals), Nikhil Vasudevan (drums / backing vocals), Shubhanshu Singh (guitar / backing vocals), Sudheer Rikhari (vocals / poetry), Varun Gupta (percussions / sound design / backing vocals)
Oct 27 & 28: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road (Old World Theatre Festival), 7:30pm
Nov 2: Thyagaraj Stadium (part of the Climate Jamboree Conference of TERISAS), 8pm

October 27 - 31, 2018 Tyre, Lebanon

With the aim to create a net of culture relationships amongst the population of the villages of Lebanon as well as spaces where artists from an international community can share with local artists different levels of experience, Tiro Association for Arts has launched the ARTS BUS CARAVAN project. Tiro association for Arts is an independent Lebanese association that has been working since 2014 in the opening of spaces where performing Arts and creativity in various artistic fields can be expressed and shared by different communities.
Currently, the association is working hard in the reopening of the Rivoli Cinema in Tyre, South of Lebanon. The Rivoli was closed for 29 years and Tiro for Arts wants to officially reopen it to host Tiro Art Festival 2018 that will be held between 27 October and 31 October. The festival will be supported by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, Lebanese Ministry of Tourism and Drosos Foundation, and will bring together theater performances, music concerts and short films.

October 31, 2018 Mumbai

AMRITAMAHOTSAVA is the celebration of the 75th birthday of the Guru by the Shishya. Amritamahotsava of Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam is being celebrated by her disciple Dr.Jayashree Rajagopalan, director Nrithyodaya The Academy of Performing Arts Mumbai, in association with Sri Shanmukhananda Sangeeta Sabha. Jayashree Rajagopalan presents a thematic production titled UJJIVANA  - Reliving the Revival, drawing inspiration from the life of her guru. This is followed by CHHAND SOUNDARYA by the teachers of ABHAI Mumbai, showcasing the similarity between the Tiruppugazh Chhanda talams and the Manipuri talas. A film on Dr.Padma will precede her felicitation.
At: Shanmukhananda Auditorium , Mumbai, 6.30pm
Info: +91 98706 95335