June 4 - 30, 2019 Kolkata, USA
Schedule for Sapphire Creations Dance Co
- 4th June: RITURANGA: A Symphony of Seasons set to philharmonic
orchestra celebrating the seasons of India in the context of climate
change. This evening also observes 1st anniversary of Subijoya Dance
Foundation created in memory of parents of choreographer Sudarshan
Chakravorty. The evening honours dancer Priti Patel, theatre person
Debesh Chattapadhyay, music composer Prabuddha Banerjee, elocutionist
Pranati Tagore, actor Riddhi Sen with SUBIJOYA AWARDS (Subinoy &
Bijoya Chakraborty Smriti Purashkar)
At: GD Birla Sabhaghar, Kolkata, 7pm
Entry ticket @ 200/- & 300/- (Call 9830277603 / 9836271565 for details)
- 7th June: Celebrating Eid -ul-Fitr, Sapphire presents the empanelled
artistes of Subijoya Dance Foundation in RHYTHM DIVINE set to Sufi and
Islamic devotional songs
At: The Park, 8pm. Entry by invitation
- 14th June: Sapphire Creations Dance Co perform for the launch of a
product in a corporate event where dancers perform a shadowraphy and
also an interactive dance with LED screen where dancers respond with
movements to moving objects on screen.
At: JW Marriot, 7pm. Entry by invitation
- 18th June- 30th June: Sudarshan Chakravorty leads a 8 member team to
USA to perform in NORTH AMERICAN BENGALI CONFERENCE and also choreograph
the Opening and Closing ceremony of the same conference with more than
70 participants from various cities in East coast. The choreographic
workshops borrow from the idiom of physical vocabulary of contemporary
dance of Sapphire and recreates it in the context of Bengal's unique
cultural lexicon training the young gen-next of the Bengali diaspora.
At: Baltimore, Virginia, Washington, Maryland
June 6 - 30, 2019 Aurangabad
- 6,7,8 June: Dance Immersion conducted by Parwati Dutta from 6-8 pm at MAHAGAMI Gurukul. Accommodation available for outsiders.
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-16 June: Navapallava Dance concert at Mahagami
-29 & 30 June: KALIDAS DIVAS at Rukmini Sabhagriha, Aurangabad
Concept & Choreography: Parwati Dutta
June 13 - 30, 2019 Europe
Summer performance tour of Bharatanatyam exponent Bala Devi Chandrashekar
-13th & 14th June: Workshop, The Hague, Netherlands
-15th June: ‘Karna - Destiny's Child,’ Theater de Omval, Deiemen, Netherlands
-18th June, 7pm: ‘Karna - Destiny's Child,’ Pallas Theater, Nicosia, Cyprus
-19th June, 7pm: ‘Karna - Destiny's Child,’ Attikon Theater, Paphos, Cyprus
-21st & 22nd June: Workshop at the Bhavan, London
-23rd June, 6pm: ‘Brihadeeswara - form to formless, through the eyes of a Devaradiyal,’ Bhavan, London
-28th June: Workshop, Riga, Latvia
-29th June, 6pm: ‘Shiva Panchaksharam,’ Riga, Latvia
-30th June: Workshop, Riga, Latvia
For more info: www.baladevichandrashekar.com
June 19 - 23, 2019 Bangalore
Satkara presents SAHANARTANA Series IV, a free course on the
basics of Sattriya dance conducted by Meenakshi Medhi (disciple of
Jibanjit Dutta and Haricharan Bhuyan Barbayan) from 4pm to 6pm.
At: SSCSB Namghor, I Cross St, Maruthi Nagar, Lakshminarayanapura,
Chennappa Layout, Chinnapanahalli, Bangalore 560037
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June 20, 2019 Birmingham, UK
Pt Rajendra Gangani shares his knowledge and experience on the special
aspects of the Jaipur gharana of Kathak through an informal and
interactive performance and discussion session facilitated by artist
Sonia Sabri. Accompanying artists of the evening are Sarvar Sabri
(tabla) and Kaviraj Singh (harmonium and vocal). This event is presented
in partnership with Sampad and Sonia Sabri Company.
At: MAC, Birmingham, 7pm
June 21, 2019 Chennai
Dance Academy presents SNAKE & LADDER, a contemporary production by
Navarasa Dance Theatre, Los Angeles, featuring Bharatanatyam,
Kuchipudi, Kathakali, martial arts, Kalaripayattu, folk, modern, yoga,
and aerial acrobatics. Written by filmmaker S.M. Raju, choreographed and
directed by Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda, music by Isaac Thomas
Kottukapally. Madhurima Narla plays the snake and puppeteer, while
Aparna Sindhoor plays death and mother, and Anil Natyaveda plays the
prince. The Warrior/Prince has returned from war and he is suffering
post-traumatic stress disorder. Death comes to take his life and the
life of an Artist. The prince challenges Death to a game of snake and
ladder so he can stay alive. Will he succeed in saving himself and the
artist or will Snake get him? Will Death allow him to heal and heal
At: Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Rd, 6.30pm. Ticketed show.
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June 21, 2019 Leeds, UK
SUMMER SOLSTICE FESTIVAL 2019. Jugalbandi will open the evening
with a duet between Kirpal Singh Panesar and Kaviraj Singh accompanied
by Kousic Sen. Beginning with a soothing alaap, the artists will take us
on a journey of melodies, rhythm and speed on their respective
instruments. The three musicians will be joined on stage by Kathak
maestro Pt. Rajendra Gangani for a display of virtuosity and exuberance
for the second half of the evening.
-8 - 8.20pm: Pre-show conversation ‘The Art of Appreciation: North Indian Classical Music and Dance’
-8.30 - 9.30pm: Jugalbandi / 9.30 - 10pm: Interval
-10 - 11.30pm: Ojas - The Power of Kathak dance
At: Seven Arts, Leeds, LS7 3PD
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June 21 & 22, 2019 Gloucester, MA
In SYNERGY: Dance, Poetry and Photography, three women artists exploring
three different creative media come together to weave creative
narratives on stage and offer thought provoking performances. Featured
artistes are dancer Mesma Belsare, Carla Kimball and Lida Winfield.
Sponsored by Susan Frey and Charles J Stiner
At: Rogers Street Theatre, 68 Rogers Street, Gloucester, MA 01930, 7:30-9:30pm
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June 22, 2019 NYC
Surabhi Bharadwaj brings a grace to her Bharatanatyam that includes
karana based movement, creating a unique choreographic perspective to
her solo work. She will present ASRUTAM - THE UNHEARD VOICE OF
DEVADASIS, a solo program that connects women of all generations to the
voices of the early Devadasis - those who devoted their lives to dance
when it the form was still tied to the patronage of temples.
At: Navatman Studios, 38 W 32nd St, Suite 300, NYC, 4pm to 5pm
June 22 & 23, 2019 Pondicherry
Adishakti in association with Perch presents PEBET by Kalakshetra
Manipur written by Heisnam Kanhailal at 7pm at Adishakti Theatre. There
will also be film screenings on both days followed by a short Q & A
with the directors: THEATRE OF THE EARTH by Oinam Doren on 22nd at 11am /
IMA SABITRI by Bobo Khuraijam on 23rd at 11am.
June 22 - 27, 2019 France & Italy
Srinidhi Raghavan will teach a series of Bharatanatyam workshops in
Paris, France, on June 22nd and 23rd, and in Rome, Italy, on June 24th.
-Her workshop in Paris is organized by Compagnie Shantam, on June 22 at
3pm at Studio Bleu 20ème and on June 23 at 10am at Studio Bleu 9ème.
-Her next workshop will be at L’Arco, Rome on 24th June.
-She will be performing her signature solo production VOICES at Teatro Hamlet in Rome on June 25th, at 9pm
-in Bergamo at Arcate D'Arte 2019, a festival organized by Teatro Tascabile di Bergamo, on June 27th at 9pm
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June 23, 2019 Vancouver
Mandala Arts and Culture presents Bharatanatyam performance by students and graduates of Jai Govinda Dance Academy.
At: Surrey Arts Centre, Main Stage, 13750, 88th Avenue, Surrey, 2pm
Admission 15$ / info: 604-501-5566
June 23 & 26, 2019 California & Morocco
Kathak exponent Sharmila Sharma performs:
- June 23rd at Hermosa Beach Playhouse, Hermosa Beach, CA,
with Nupur Academy LA
- June 26th at Mawazine Festival Rhythms of the World, Rabat
June 25, 2019 London
In a special curation by Chitra Sundaram, Akademi launches the
first of its dance dialogue series with the London debut of Dr.
Swarnamalya Ganesh in GLITTERING TALES: DANCING FOR RAJAHS,
NAWABS, AND THE MEN OF THE RAJ, as they explore Sadir, the
historic precursor to the classical style of Bharatanatyam. This
event presents the her-story of the Sadir dancer; her repertoire
and her reputation as an articulate, charming and sophisticated
performer. Swarnamalya will share the experiences of seeking out
hereditary dancers; piecing together closely guarded anecdotes and
repertoire pieces. Nearly eighty-five years after Sadir
disappearing into Bharatanatyam, we begin to embrace both, joining
the discourse of multiple histories. The discussion and
demonstration will both trace and move beyond the narratives of
erasure and caste politics behind present-day Bharatanatyam. The
evening will include a 10 minute Q&A.
At: Asia House, London, 6.45pm
June 25, 2019 Berlin
Bharatanatyam by Saroja Vaidyanathan and disciples.
At: Auditorium, Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstr. 17, 10785 Berlin, 6pm. Free entry
June 29, 2019 New Delhi
SAMAGAMA LEELA is an autobiographical journey into the ocean of
Bhakti/Devotion by Bharatanatyam dancer Geeta Chandran on how bhakti
impacted her life - from early childhood and through her journey through
life as a classical dancer, and how it influenced her as a person.
The performance will be introduced by Acharya Shrivatsa Goswami, Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana, Vrindavan, UP
At: CD Deshmukh Auditorium, India International Centre, 40 Lodi Estate,
New Delhi 110003, 6.30pm. Entry is open and free; Seating on first come
first served basis
June 29 & 30, 2019 Austin, TX
Austin Dance India presents SACRED EARTH STORIES connecting mythologies
of the earth from different cultures to current global issues of
sustainability and climate change. Traditional Bharatanatyam, spoken
word commentary, traditional gestures, rhythm, and world music merge to
create a dancescape linking the past and present. Inspiring stories of
Bhoomi Devi, Mother Earth from Indian mythology; Gaia of Greece,
primordial Earth goddess; and Pachamama, the Andean goddess of Fertility
and Abundance are woven into the narrative of Sacred Earth Stories.
Accompanying this original choreography led by Artistic Director,
Anuradha Naimpally, is an original music score played by some of the
finest musicians in Central Texas.
At: Emma Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Centre, 600 River St, 7pm on June 29, 2pm on June 30.