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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
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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
Info on whatsapp: +91 9706458699 /

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

Tanmaya 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 others?
At: Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Rd, 6.30pm. Ticketed show.
Info: +919885096681 /

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
For more info, contact SAA-UK on 0113 244 5523 or email

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
Info: 978 325 6450 /

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 (Morocco)

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
Info: 030-25795105

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.