April 1, 14 & 29, 2018 Bangalore, Delhi, Mumbai
Schedule of Sai Sanjana Edara, disciple of Meenakshi Chitharanjan.
-April 1 @ 6.30pm: Shukra Auditorium, Malleswaram , Bengaluru for Sai Nrithyotsav 107.
-April 14 @ 11am: ICCR Azad Bhawan, New Delhi for IIDF.
-April 29: International Dance Day Atharotsav 2018 @ Mysore Association, Mumbai.
April 1 - 29, 2018 Nagpur, Mumbai, Pune
Schedule for Uma Dogra and disciples.
-1st April: Uma Dogra with Suhani Singh and Diksha Rawat, perform at ATULYA BHARAT DANCE FESTIVAL organised by SCZCC, Nagpur
- 13th April: BEYOND, a new choreography by Uma Dogra, with Akhila Nair and Ayan Banerjee at MUDRA FESTIVAL, NCPA, Mumbai
-14th April: Kathak solo by Uma Dogra in PRAYAAG DANCE FESTIVAL,
presenting RADHA of Jayadeva’s Geet Govind and Radha in Thumri, Mumbai
-29th April: Uma Dogra’s solo productions MANTHARA and KAIKEYI for Kathak Mahotsav, Pune, organised by Kathak Kendra, New Delhi
April 6 - 27, 2018 USA & Canada
On its first international tour of 2018, the Nrityagram Ensemble performs SRIYAH in four cities across USA & Canada.
- April 6, 7:30pm: Newman Center for the Performing Arts, University of Denver, Denver, CO
- April 18, 8pm: The Flato Markham Theatre, Markham, ON, Canada
- April 25, 7pm: Jim Wise Theater, NJIT Campus, Newark, NJ. Free admission.
- April 27, 7:30pm: Weill Hall, Green Music Center, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, CA
April 12 - 30, 2018 Bhubaneswar, Delhi, Ahmedabad, Jharkhand
Schedule for Tridhara, Guru Gajendra Panda and disciples.
-April 12: Guru Gajendra Panda and principal dancers of Tridhara present
Odissi Dance Production DEVI DASABIDHAM for BRAMAGIRI UTASHAV 2018 at
Bramhagiri open air theater, Brahmagiri, 7pm
-April 13: Tridhara presents Odissi KRISHNAYA TUBHYAM NAMAHA at
Sapteswari Kalakshetra classical music and dance festival, at Rabindra
Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 7pm.
- April 14: Anchal Pandey, disciple of Guru Gajendra Panda, receives
National Heritage award 2018 presented by the institution of national
glory and heritage, at Rohini Vihar, New Delhi.
- April 14: Dipika Priyadarshini, disciple of Guru Gajendra Panda
presents solo Odissi, an odia abhinaya, MANA UDHARANA by Kabisamrat
Upendra Bhanja on occasion of National Ambedkar Jayanti at IDCOL
Auditorium, Bhubaneswar, Organized by State Bank of India.
- April 14: Kala Vikash Kendra, Cuttack, presents group Odissi KRISHNAYA
TUBHYAM NAMAH, at Singhbhum, Jharkhand, on the occasion of Odia
Nababarsha Utsav sponsored by Dept. of Culture, Govt. of Odisha.
-April 14: Gajendra Panda & Tridhara group presents group Odissi
GANANAYAK PANCHAKAM at Capital Day Foundation Festival, Open air
theatre, I.G. Park, Bhubaneswar. Sponsored by Dept of Culture, Govt. of
Odisha, at 6pm.
- April 14: Tridhara group presents Odissi dance drama SAKHI GOPINATHA
at Bishubha Mahotsav 2018, at open air theatre of Bata Mahaveer temple,
-April 15: Guru Gajendra Panda and principal dancers of Tridhara,
Bhubaneswar, present YOGINI YOGA ROOPA at inaugural ceremony of 39th
National Baishakhi Award festival at 6pm at Rabindra Mandap,
Bhubaneswar, and at 7pm organized by Chinta O Chetana, Bhubaneswar.
-April 24: Aarya Nande, disciple of Guru Gajendra Panda, presents solo DASAMAHAVIDYA at Aradhana Mahotsav at Ahmedabad at 7pm.
- April 29: For World Dance Day, Tridhara organizes NRUTYA GURU
BHUBANESWAR MISRA AWARD 2018 at Munshi hall, Bharatiya Vidya Bhawan,
Bhubaneswar. All artists of Tridhara present solo and group performance
- April 30: Tridhara presents Odissi dance drama SAKHI GOPINATHA at Shri
Jaganathayana 2018 organized by Odisha Sangeet Natak Akademi, Dept of
Culture, Govt of Odisha, at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
April 13 - 18, 2018 New Delhi
META 2018 - Watch the 10 nominated plays over a weeklong theatre fiesta.
April 13, 21 & 22, 2018 Mumbai
NCPA presents the MUDRA DANCE FESTIVAL that celebrates oneness as theme this year.
-April 13: BN by Sanddhya Pureccha, contemporary dance by Astad Deboo,
Kathak by Uma Dogra, multi style presentation conceptualized by Lata
-April 21: BN by Priyadarsini Govind, Kathakali by Sadanam Balakrishnan
-April 22: Odissi by Sujata Mohapatra, Kathak by Aditi Mangaldas
At: Tata Theatre, NCPA, 6.30pm
Info: (022) – 66223724 / 54
April 15 - 29, 2018 Bangalore & Guruvayoor
Schedule for Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bengaluru.
-15th April: Taranga Ranga, Vijayaranga, 17th Cross, Vijayanagar, Bangalore, 6pm
-18th April: Melpathur Auditorium, Guruvayoor Temple, 6am - 7.30am
-29th April: Shristi World Dance Day, Kannda Bhavana, J C Road, Bangalore, 6pm
Info : firstname.lastname@example.org / 9341248059
April 19, 2018 NYC
CUNY Dance Initiative Showing - Jiva Dance will be presenting a rough
work-in-progress showing at Queens College as part of their CDI
residency. Their work will focus on an excerpt of their upcoming
production - working title THE FOUR HORSEMEN.
At: Studio 101A Rathaus Hall, Queens College, 3:10 - 4:25pm
April 20, 2018 Bangalore
Rasika Kiran, daughter and disciple of Gurus Kiran Subramanyam and
Sandhya Kiran performs for the EFCEP series organised by Indian
Council for Cutural Relations and Department of Kannada and Culture.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore, 6.30pm.
April 20 & 21, 2018 Bangalore
Bharatanatyam and spoken word narrative exploring south Indian courtesan
poetry guided by Natya Shastra in GOD AS A CUSTOMER with choreography
by Padmini Ravi, music by Karthik Hebbar and direction by Deepti
April 20 at 7.30pm / April 21 at 6pm & 8pm
At: Alliance Francaise, Thimmaiah Road, Vasanat Nagar, Bangalore 560052.
April 21 & 22, 2018 NYC
World Music Institute presents DANCING THE GODS festival.
-April 21, 8pm: Kuchipudi by Amrita Lahiri, who presents the US premiere
of MURCHHANA - THE SPIRIT OF SANGEET which she created under the
mentorship of Sharmila Biswas. She will be accompanied by live music.
-April 22, 7pm: Dancing Monks of Assam (from Majuli Island) &
Sattriya Dance Company of Madhustima Bora and Perona Bhuyan from
Philadelphia will perform the premiere of SATTRIYA: AN ODYSSEY OF THE
SPIRIT, choreographed by Bhabananda Barbayan.
Pre-show Lec-Dem by co-curator Rajika Puri one hour before show time. Post-Show chat & chai reception with the performers.
At: Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
April 22, 2018 Mumbai
Aditi Mangaldas presents WIDENING CIRCLES,
Venue: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai, 6.30pm
April 22, 2018 New Delhi
The 7th edition of NRITYA DHARA - A Constant Flow of Dance (a festival
of Indian classical dances) is organized by Shri Sudha Centre for
Performing Arts. Performances by: Rashmi Aggarwal (Bharatanatyam),
Sarita Misra (Odissi), Sangita Chatterjee (Kathak), Meenu Thakur
Venue: ICCR Auditorium, Azad Bhawan, I.T.O, New Delhi, 6:30pm
April 22, 2018 New Delhi
Suprava Mishra presents VAISHNAV JANA TO, a duet with Priyanka Pati for Pravasi Odisha Utsav, inauguration at 11.30am
Venue: Markandeya Bhawan,Chhatarpur, New Delhi
April 22, 2018 Downer’s Grove, IL
Natya's RASA EXPERIENCE: DANCE CONNECTIONS fundraiser will bring Natya
families, alumni and the broader community together to celebrate and
support Natya's goals.
Debut of the film "Hema: The Dance of Life" (40 years in the making!), a
mini parents dance class, win projects created by Natya students about
"What Dance Means to Me", presentation of the first Natya Service Award,
lots of great food and dance!
At: Ashyana Banquets, 1620, 75th St, Downers Grove, IL 60516, 11 am - 2pm
Info: email@example.com / www.natya.com
April 23, 2018 Mumbai
Nupur Zankar celebrates 16 years of Sanskriti Mahotsav. Shila Mehta
presents NIMITTA – Amba Shikandi from the Mahabaratha, as a solo Kathak
Concept, script & choreography: Dr. Kanak Rele
Vocal- Somnath Mishra, tabla- Vivek Mishra, sitar-Alka Gujar, sarangi- Sangeet Mishra
Venue: Veer Savarkar Hall, Sivaji Park, Dadar West, 6pm
Info: +91 98212 18386 / (022) - 28540661
April 24, 2018 Bangalore
Nadam presents a Bharatanatyam Performance by dancer Guru Bragha Bessell
Venue: ADA Rangamandira, JC Road, Bangalore, 6.30pm. All are welcome.
For details contact: (080) - 23444360, 98802 01608
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.nadam.in
April 24, 2018 London, UK
Malavika Sarukkai's Thari - The Loom is inspired by the sari, the unstitched garment from India.
Choreographed by Malavika Sarukkai and performed by a group ensemble,
this production explores the artistic similarities between the dancer
and the weaver creating a dynamic ‘dance cloth’. Presented as part of
Southbank Centre's Alchemy.
At: Queen Elizabeth Hall, 7.30pm
April 24, 2018 NYC
WMI (World Music Institute) Plus Experience: Special screening of I AM SATYABHAMA, followed by Q&A with the producer.
At: The New School, 55 W 13th Street, 6:30pm. Tickets $10
April 26, 2018 Bangalore
Contemporary solo choreographies of the diploma batch of Natya Institute
of Kathak and Choreography, as they engage with and handle a social
issue of the millennium through movement expression.
At: Natya STEM Studio, #37, Bhoomika, 17th Cross, between 4th and 6th Main, Malleshwaram, Bangalore 560055, 11.30am
Info: (080) - 23348645 / email@example.com
April 27, 2018 Ahmedabad
Rasadhwani presents ROMANCING THE LORD!, a Bharatanatyam
performance by Shivangee Vikram based on pada-s/poetries of various
Poetic abhinaya by Dr. Uma Anantani on rendition of poetry by Dr .Ranjana Harish.
Poetry appreciation by Neha Krishna Kumar.
Venue: Ouroboros - Art Hub, Blackbox Theatre, 203, 2nd floor,
Sheetalvarsha complex, opp PC Jewellers, Shivranjani Cross Roads,
Satellite, Ahmedabad, 8.30pm
April 28, 2018 Ahmedabad
Rasadhwani performers led by Shivangee Vikram perform Bharatanatyam as a
part of the World Dance Day Celebrations 2018 of JG College of
Venue: JG Auditorium, JG Campus, Gulab Tower Road, Off Sola Road, Ahmedabad, 8pm
April 28, 2018 Chicago, IL
STOMPING GROUNDS featuring Natya Dance Theatre and Trinity Irish Dance.
This event will feature the Mexican Folk Dance Company of Chicago
alongside Natya Dance Theatre and Trinity Irish Dance Company in a
narrated performance and Q&A with the audience. Stomping Grounds
events are free and open to the public. STOMPING GROUNDS is a free
two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies
from a variety of world cultures.
At: National Museum of Mexican Art, 1852 W 19th St, Chicago, IL 60608, 7.30pm
/ 312-212-1240 / firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29, 2018 New Delhi
Utsav presents SU-TARANG, a celebration of Odissi dance dedicated to World Dance Day by disciples of Guru Ranjana Gauhar.
At: Azad Bhawan, Auditorium, ICCR, 6.30pm
Info: (011)- 24319187 / email@example.com
April 29, 2018 New Delhi
Natya Tarangini celebrates 42nd anniversary and World Dance Day with an
art exhibition at Nandjeet Khemka Art Gallery followed by Kuchipudi
dance by Natya Tarangini disciples.
At: Raja Radha Rangmanch, Natya Tarangini, Pushp Vihar, Sector 6, Saket, New Delhi 110 017, 6.30 to 9pm
Info: (011) - 29565540 / 29565245 / firstname.lastname@example.org
April 29, 2018 Silver Spring, MD
Kalanidhi Dance presents MURCHHANA, a Kuchipudi performance by Amrita
Lahiri. Using some of the typical Kuchipudi solo formats, Amrita, under
the guidance of Sharmila Biswas, created a thematic production about the
eternal spirit of sangeet (music/dance) - Murchhana. The music
composition is by Sudha Raghuraman. Amrita will be accompanied by
musicians all based in USA- Taniya Panda (vocal), Puneet Panda
(nattuvangam), Anjna Swaminathan (violin), and Bala Skandan
At: Cultural Arts Centre, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD, 6.30pm
April 29, 2018 NYC
Jiva Performing Arts presents SOLO STUDIO SHOWCASE, a studio
presentation by its intermediate and advanced students, and guest
artists Aishwarya Sriram, Reshmi Nair, and Thinna Subramanian. This
presentation is part of a series of shows designed to provide the
students with the opportunity to grow as performers – and to provide the
audience with more opportunities to experience Bharatanatyam live.
At: Lucid Body House @ 230 Lexington Ave, NYC, 5pm. Tickets: $10
April 29 & 30, May 1 -3, 2018 Bangalore
A.V.Satyanarayana’s Shrishti Center, Bengaluru is completing 50 years.
To commemorate SHRISHTI GOLDEN JUBILEE, Shrishti is organizing 50 days
program throughout 2018-19. In addition to Bengaluru, it is organising
at pilgrimage centers of Karnataka - Kukke Subramanya, Dharmasthala,
Horanadu, Shringeri, Goa and Delhi
- April 29: Nayana (Ravindra Kalakshetra complex)
5pm: Kavya Kashinath-Guru Mithun Shyam, BN, Bengaluru
5.20pm: Smaranika Jena, Odissi, Bengaluru
5.40pm: Anushree Krishnan, Kalakshetra, Chennai
6pm:Arunava Barman, BN, Kolkata
6.20pm: Bhagya Mahadevappa, BN, Bengaluru
6.40pm: Silpa Mohanty, Guru Sanjaya Kumar Behera, Odissi, Bhubaneswar
7pm: Shekar Rajendran, BN, Bengaluru
- April 30: Nayana (Ravindra Kalakshetra complex)
6pm: Shri Lakshmi, BN, Bengaluru
6.30pm: THE LIGHT OF ASIA, MAHAN BUDDHA – one man shown by A.V.Satyanarayana
7pm:Srinivas and Hirinmayee, BN, Bengaluru
7.30pm: Ramya Suresh, Guru Banumati, BN, Bengaluru
- May 1: Nayana (Ravindra Kalakshetra complex)
5.20pm: Sukla Datta Adak & Sarbani Banerjee, Kathak, Kolkata
6pm: Sanjana – Guru Shobha Naidu, Kuchipudi, Hyderabad
6.30pm: Kabita Kar, BN, Kolkata
7pm: Anushree Chowdary, BN,Kolkata
7.30pm: Shree Lakshmi Ranganath- Guru Padmini Ramachandran, BN, Bengaluru
- May 2: MAYARAO MEMORIAL KATHAK FESTIVAL (Seva Sadan)
6pm: Akshatha Amin
6.20pm: Garima Arya - Guru Pandit Birju Maharaj, Delhi
7pm: Pravin Joshi, Kathak Kendra, Delhi
7.30pm: Mahesh.V. Kawade, Nasik
8pm: Anupama Kowshik, Guru Kishan Maharaj, Delhi
8.30pm: Hari and Chetana, Bengaluru
- May 3 (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road)
Presentation of SHRISHTI NATIONAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR DANCE to Kalamandalam Gopi
MAHAN BUDDHA by Shristi Center
Kathakali by Kalamandalam Gopi
Info: 09845698089, (080) - 26671853 / email@example.com
April 29 & May 6, 2018 UK
Sampad joins forces with MAC to present the UK premiere of a topical new
performance by rising stars of dance and music. How do we deal with
being bombarded with information that has been manipulated and find our
way to the truth? How do we talk about issues that we’d rather not face?
Playful yet thought-provoking, ABOUT THE ELEPHANT reflects the search
for clarity within our existence. The duo are accompanied by composer,
producer and multi-instrumentalist, Shammi Pithia, who performs original
live music for the performance.
Choreographers: Contemporary dancer Connor Scott and Kathak dancer Vidya Patel
Mentor: Kerry Nicholls, Lighting: Chris Cuthbert (UK), Gaurav Sharma (India)
-April 29: Midlands Arts Centre (MAC), Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham, UK Premiere, 7pm
-May 6: Alchemy Festival, Southbank Centre, London, 7.45pm
April 29, 2018 Naperville, IL
Natya presents Rama Vaidyanathan and ensemble in VIVARTANA
Dance transforms my pulse to pace with rhythm and I become one with rhythm /
Dance transforms the space around me and I become one with space /
Dance transforms my body from stillness to motion and I become one with movement /
Dance transforms my soul from singular to plural and I become one with the world
Concept, Script, and Choreography for all pieces by Rama Vaidyanathan.
At: Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 E Benton Ave, Naperville, IL 60540, 5pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.natya.com
April 30, 2018 New Delhi
42nd Foundation Day of Dr. Sonal Mansingh’s institute Centre for Indian
Classical Dances (Shri Kamakhya Kalapeeth) is celebrated with
KALAYAATRA, an evening of classical dance productions, yoga and music
involving her students and Repertory Group with her personal
participation. The 5th Jiwan Ratna Sanman will be conferred on the
legendary Kathak Guru Pt. Birju Maharj on the occasion.
At: Kamani Auditorium Complex, 6:30pm