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
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, &
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.
- 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
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
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.
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
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
On Samvad’s YouTube channel: 11am (New York), 8:30pm (New Delhi), 4pm (UK)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
- 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
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
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
- 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)
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