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October 17 - 25, 2020
 
Divyanjali's first ever virtual production ABHIRAMI ANDHADHI on the 9 Benefits to Humankind is to be webcast during Navaratri.  In addition Divyanjali hosts its first ever virtual dance festival KALARPANAM, EDITION 5, which gives young artists a stage to perform. This live series will be featured in Divyanjali’s social media handles (Facebook and Instagram) at 6.30pm
Info: divyanjali.divineoffering@gmail.com


October 18 - 24, 2020

Sapphire Creations events and performances:
- 18th Oct: After successful Edition 1 and 2 in August and September, Sapphire Creations Dance Company presents Edition 3 of its initiative DANCE VIVID which is India's first digital dance concert monthly series livestreamed. This edition premieres three new short works by Sapphire repertory to be performed and livestreamed from TOPCATCCU livestream lab. It's supported by Ministry of Culture, Govt of India, EZCC, Caring Minds, Mukharochak, Aditya Birla Insurance, Smokeinc, TOPCATCCU, & Kutchina Foundation.
TopCatCCU, OffBeatCCU, Kolkata, 7pm
- 22nd Oct: Sapphire Creations in collaboration with Bangla Podcast based in Ohio, USA presents SAPPHIRESCOPE as a digital concert to be shown live from Bangla Podcast page for the Bengali diaspora in USA during the Durga Puja.
Time (TBA)
- 24th Oct: Sapphire Creations Dance Company presents SAPPHIRESCOPE as a mosaic of Popular, Fusion and Contemporary dances in JW Marriot together in collaboration with Bangla Folk Fusion Band MonFokira.From 1pm-3pm (TBC)
Info: sapphirecreations@yahoo.com


October 23 - 25, 2020
BEYOND BORDERS International Festival of Classical Dance and Music - 3rd Edition curated by Dr. M.S.Srilakshmi, Natyaranjini, Centre For Dance Excellence, Singapore, features promising young performers and eminent senior artistes from Singapore, Malaysia, India, Middle East, USA and South Africa.
Music: Mandolin, Sarod, Mridangam - Layavinyasam (along with flute, morsing and khanjira) and refined vocal renditions
Dance: Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi and Kathak
On Natyaranjini YouTube Channel and Facebook Page
Time: 5pm to 7.30pm IST / 7.30pm to 10pm SGT.
Info: mssrilakshmi@gmail.com


October 24, 2020

Anuradha Vikranth presents Sri Mahashakti SIMHANANDINI, a unique dance feature for the online Navaratri Music and Dance Festival presented by Vidwan R K Srikantan Trust, SVN Music Academy and RMV Sangeetha Sabha.
This composition sings the glory of Goddess Durga. She is seated on her majestic Lion and is ready to conquer all evil. She was created to fight the demon Mahishasura and grant victory to all that is good. Simhanandini is the ancient ritualistic dance tradition where a lion is born from the dance movements (movement of the feet). This is called the Chitra Nritya. This was practiced by the devadasis as a ritualistic dance in the temples of South India. You will see how the dancer sketches the lion, the "Simhavahana"  while dancing on the colored powder spread on the floor. This will be in the rare Simhananda Tala in which one single avarta (Rhythmic cycle takes 128 aksharas or beats).
Time: 6.30 pm, live on Shaale.com
Link: live.shaale.com/navaratrifestival
Info: drishtiartcentre@gmail.com


October 24, 2020
 
Samvad Boston announces TÊTE-À-TÊTE, a new series of live conversations and debates on matters affecting the world of classical Indian arts today. The first session is on the GURU SHISHYA PARAMPARA, a well known tradition of learning classical Indian music and dance through prolonged association between a teacher and a student. Bharatanatyam dancer Mythili Prakash and Hindustani vocalist Samarth Nagarkar join Mesma Belsaré (moderator) to discuss the current state and relevance of this tradition.
On Samvad’s YouTube channel: 11am (New York), 8:30pm (New Delhi), 4pm (UK)
Contact: samvadboston@gmail.com


October 25, 2020
  
On the occasion of Saraswati Puja, AIM for Seva presents a special virtual event IN AID OF EDUCATION OF THE GIRL STUDENT. Highlights of this programme include a thought-provoking Vedanta lecture by one of the greatest spiritual master of contemporary times, Pujya Swami Dayananda Saraswati and a dance production by Kalakshetra Foundation. The program will begin with the dance production ‘Saraswati Antarvahini’ by Kalakshetra Foundation which brings to life the concept of ‘Saraswati’ – a timeless idea that cannot be captured in a given space.The dance will be followed by a talk by the Founder of AIM of Seva. The lecture is from the Vedanta camp held at the Swami Dayananda Ashram, Rishikesh, Uttarakhand, in April 2009 on the text 'Hastamalakiyam'. Through this discourse, Swami Dayananda Saraswati makes one understand that Ishvara is not a matter of belief, but a matter of understanding.
One-fifth of AIM for Seva’s flagship project Chatralayams (or free student hostels) are for girls. Through a network of 21 Chatralayams across 8 states, AIM for Seva has been helping girls to complete their formal education, gain economic independence, develop their innate potential and fulfil their aspirations. At the Chatralayams, girls receive uninterrupted access to formal education, after school support, uniforms and books, nutritious meals, yoga and extracurricular activities, help with personal grooming and hygiene, health check-ups and medical care. All of these services are provided free of cost.
Time: 6 to 7.30pm (IST)
Registration and attendance for the programme is free. Please log into www.aimforseva.in to register, and the link will be shared with you.
For all queries, please email pujyaswamiji90@gmail.com or call Mr.Chandrasekaran at +91-95000 61497.


October 25, 2020 San Francisco, CA

Students of Junior Dance Company of Abhinaya Dance Co, Kirtana Romfh and Aditya Romfh  perform live in San Francisco as a part of the San Francisco's International Arts Festival, at 2.15pm.
Info: abdanceco@gmail.com


October 28 & 29, 2020

REVISITING SRI GEET GOVINDAM is a 2 day Talk/Dance presentation curated by Ranjana Gauhar.
- Day 1 (28th Oct) will feature a talk by Ranjana Gauhar giving the history and an insight into the Geeta Govindam and Jayadeva, followed by the dance drama ‘Sri Geet Govindam’ by Ranjana Gauhar and Utsav’s Repertory.
- Day 2 (29th Oct) will feature eminent artistes for their talk/dance presentations on the various ashtapadis of Geeta Govindam such as Shovana Naryan, Geeta Chandran, Gopika Varma and Sujata Mohapatra.
Live on Facebook and YouTube handle of Ranjana Gauhar, 7pm
Info: ranjanaodissi@gmail.com


Oct 29 - Nov 22, 2020
Natya Tarangini, the Performing Arts Centre of Dr.s Raja-Radha Reddy & Kaushalya Reddy has partnered with United Nations in organising the PARAMPARA SERIES Online Festival 2020 on the YouTube channels of United Nations & Raja Radha Reddy as a cyber festival to be launched on 27 October under a 4 weekends virtual series. ‘Parampara Series - National Festival of Music & Dance’ will be telecasting the performances from its archives of legendary artists who were part of the festival since its initiation. From 8pm onwards.  - youtube.com/user/RajaRadhaReddy
Schedule
Info: reddy.art76@gmail.com


November 21 - 23, 2020
This year, Anitha Guha celebrates BHAGAWAN SRI SATHYA SAI BABA’S 95TH JAYANTHI and BHARATHANJALI’S 30TH YEAR ANNIVERSARY with a 3 day program online.
- Nov 21: Day 1 will showcase a select number of solo performances by the senior most students of Bharathanjali - Aishwarya Balasubramanian, Medha Hari, Sathvikaa Shankar, Janane Sethunarayanan, Yatin Agarwal, Nivedita Ganeshram, Smrithi Krishnamoorthy, Priyanka Raghuraman, Lakshitha Saravanan, Sweta Shankar and Jyothsna Akilan.
- Nov 22: Day 2 is exclusively for artistes who have been a part of Anitha Guha’s Nritya Natakams - Dr. Janaki Rangarajan, Maalika, Nidheesh Kumar and Indhu Nidheesh, Renjith and Vijna, Pavitra Krishna Bhat, Mithun Shyam, Yogesh Kumar Somana, Jayalakshmi Anand and Anand Sachidanandan, Sumithra Subramanian, Shruthipriya Ravi, Kailasanatha PK, Arjun Rakesh and Ashwin Sidhaarth, and finally Madhusudhanan and group.
- Nov 23: On Day 3, Bharathanjali premieres NAMA RAMAYANA choreographed by Anitha Guha with 60 artsites. Along with this will be a few group presentations by the young students of Bharathanjali who are trained by the faculty members online, and also a few favourite excerpts from the yesteryear productions will be showcased.  
The programs will be premiered live on the YouTube channel of Bharathanjali at 6.30pm (IST)
Info: anithaguha@yahoo.com


December 5 & 6, 2020
CMTAI's 7TH ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Movement & Other Arts Therapies: Encountering The New Normal, goes virtual this year.
CMTAI is bringing together movement and other creative arts therapists/practitioners from across continents to re-think and re-imagine the purpose, medium, and meaning of our disciplines in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, or the ‘New Normal’. As a dynamic global community, we will explore how we can contribute to mental health and well-being during the pandemic and post-pandemic era by sharing multicultural artistic approaches and tools and techniques from our praxis that address resilience-building and psychological fallouts like anxiety and depression. This year's conference will include four parallel sessions for a given time slot (a total of 28 sessions), research presentations, poster presentations, a panel discussion and virtual networking spaces.
Time: 8am to 6:30pm (IST)
Register at: cmtai.org
Info: info@cmtai.org





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