Follow us

October 2, 2018 Chennai
For Bharatakalanjali's Golden Jubilee Celebrations SWARNA SAMAAROHANAM (1968-2018), the alumni, staff and students are planning a day long presentation by alumni from different parts of the globe from 9am to 9pm. 
At: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Harrington Road Chetput, Chennai 600031.
Info: / (044) - 24911125

October 2, 2018 Mumbai

Nupur Zankar Academy of Performing Arts & Research Centre presents under the series of SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV, "Art Speaks" , a tribute to former PM Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee and in aid of Kerala by classical dance exponents
Uma Dogra - Kathak, Dr. Sandhya Purecha - Bharatanatyam & Shila Mehta-Kathak
Tabla: Vivek Mishra & Satyaprakash Mishra, Vocal-Somnath Mishra, Sitar-Alka Gujjar
Vocal: Shivaprasad,Mridanga: Satish Krishnamurthy
Venue: The Mini Theatre, P.L.Deshpande Sabhagruha, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, 7.15pm
Few donor cards available on the day of the show
Information: 9821218386 / 28540661,

October 2, 2018  St. John's, Newfoundland, Canada

In FESTIVAL OF NEW DANCE, Roger Sinha Company's signature work BURNING SKIN with dancer Mark Medrano and Roger with text and voice, both onstage, is featured.
Burning Skin + Devil's Purse - Double feature program
At: LSPU Hall, 3 Victoria Street, St. John's (NL), 8pm

October 3 - 5, 2018 Bangalore
Nrityantar & Dr. Usha Rk jointly present  DIVYA KSHETRAM - deities and their abodes - a three day dance festival exploring and juxtaposing the Devatas in their geographic, physical and spiritual spaces, featuring some India’s young talent.
-October 3, 2018
Tirupati - Venkateshwara  & Puri - Jagannath
Dr. Soundarya Srivatsa - Bharatanatyam & Madhulita Mohapatra - Odissi
-October 4, 2018
Madurai - Meenakshi   &    Gujarat - Ambaji
Navia Natarajan - Bharatanatyam & Vidha Lal - Kathak
- October 5, 2018
Udupi - Dasara Deva (Krishna) & Nathdwara - Srinath ji (Krishna)
Ragini Chandershekar - Bharatanatyam & Abhimanyu Lal - Kathak
At: Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram, Bangalore 560003, at 6:30 pm

October 6 & 20, 2018 San Jose, CA
Schedule for Abhinaya Dance Company
-Oct 6 @ 3pm – STORIES OF JUSTICE, free preview at the Alviso Branch library, 5050 N 1st St, San Jose, CA 95002
-Oct 20 @ 1pm – STORIES OF JUSTICE, free preview at the Children’s Discovery Museum,   180 Woz Way, San Jose, CA 95110

October 7, 2018 Bangalore

Academy of Bharatanatyam presents a recital by its students Sowmya Krishnan, Aakash Narasipure and Sneha Shree, disciples of Gayatri Keshavan.
At: JSS Auditorium, Jayanagar, 10.45am. All are welcome.

October 7, 2018 Palo Alto, CA
Yuva Bharati presents Bharatanatyam recital by Viraja Mandhre and Shyamjit Kiran, followed by solo performances by Kavitha Thirumalai and Jyotsna Vaideeswaran. 
At: Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 94303, 4pm

October 8 & 11, 2018 Lucknow & Bhubaneswar

Schedule for Padmaja Suresh.
-Oct 8:Lecture demonstration on Science and folklore music and dance as a member of expert panel at the Atal Bihari Vajpayee Scientific Convention Centre, KGMU, Lucknow at India International Science and technology Fair, 11am
- Oct 11:Talk on Rasa-Brahmaswada at National seminar 10.30 am and Bharatanatyam performance at Rabindra Bhavan, Bhubaneswar at the National dance festival Anandini, 6pm

October 13, 2018 Bengaluru

Geeta Sirisha performs for Tharang Utsav, JSS Auditorium

October 13, 2018 Los Angeles, CA
Bharatanatyam dancer and musician Sushma Mohan of Soorya Arts Academy, Los Angeles, will present a multimedia presentation & performance on Temple dance of South India.
At: Porter Ranch Library, 12pm
Entry is free but limited. Contact: (818)-730-0371

October 13, 2018 Paramus, NJ

Jiva Dance and Akshara perform for a special fundraising event for the Sankara Eye Foundation
Akshara will present some new works as well as some of their favorites from their latest album, In Time. Jiva Dance will present a "soft premiere" of their latest production, THE FOUR HORSEMEN, a fresh new work that looks at the here and now – stories that describe what we go through everyday as women living in the world.  It is a series of four vignettes, one in the abstract sense, and three very human that tell tales of disempowerment, concern of a mother, the effects of war on love and lovers, and finally one’s impending death. October 13th
At: Paramus Catholic School, 425 Paramus Rd, Paramus, NJ, 3:30pm- 7pm

October 13 & 14, 2018 Bangalore
Kala Sampada, Bengaluru  presents LAYA LAASYA LAHARI 2018 dance and music festival.
- 13th October
6 - 6.25pm: Inuaguration of the festival
6.30 -7.15pm: Bharatanatyam by Veena C Seshadri, Bengaluru
7.15 - 7.45pm: Sabha karyakrama,Talk on the contribution of Pracheen Kala Kendra to art and society
Felicitation of performing Artists and Distribution of Honorary awards to eminent artists for their contribution in art and society are  Shobha Koser, Registrar,Pracheen Kala Kendra, Manjari Sinha-Writer
7.45 - 8.30pm: Kathak by Sandeep Mallick, Kolkata
- 14th October
6 -6.45pm: Hindusthani Vocal by Sulekha Bhat from Bhopal, accompanied by Jagdeesh Kurthkoti on tabla
7.15-8pm: Odissi by  Pushpita Mishra, Bhubaneshwar
8-8.45pm: Kuchipudi by Vyjayanthi Kashi and Pratheeksha Kashi, Bengaluru.
At: Bharathiya Vidya Bhavan Auditorium, Bengaluru, 6pm

October 13 - 28, 2018 Aurangabad
AURA AURANGABAD concerts curated by Parwati Dutta are on 13-14 Oct, 20-21 Oct and 27-28 Oct.
At: Mahagami Gurukul, N6 CIDCO, Aurangabad 431003, 7.30 to 8.30pm
For details: / 9372093189

October 15 -16, 2018 Irvine, CA
CRCB (Cultural Resonance in Contemporary Bodies) Dance Festival features performances by three Asian-American female choreographers,  Parijat Desai, Miki Orihara, and Danah Bella, who experiment with classical and modern forms of diverse cultural traditions. The festival explores new narratives regarding culture, difference, and social justice through the art form of embodied performances. Curated by Dance Department and Asian American Studies faculty.
At: University of California, Irvine, William J. Gillespie Performance Studios, 7pm. Free entry.

October 21 - November 4, 2018 Irinjalakuda
Natana Kairali presents next NAVARASA SADHANA WORKSHOP for actors and dancers conducted by Guru G Venu.
Info: / 98464 52933

October 27 - 31, 2018 Tyre, Lebanon

With the aim to create a net of culture relationships amongst the population of the villages of Lebanon as well as spaces where artists from an international community can share with local artists different levels of experience, Tiro Association for Arts has launched the ARTS BUS CARAVAN project. Tiro association for Arts is an independent Lebanese association that has been working since 2014 in the opening of spaces where performing Arts and creativity in various artistic fields can be expressed and shared by different communities.
Currently, the association is working hard in the reopening of the Rivoli Cinema in Tyre, South of Lebanon. The Rivoli was closed for 29 years and Tiro for Arts wants to officially reopen it to host Tiro Art Festival 2018 that will be held between 27 October and 31 October. The festival will be supported by the Lebanese Ministry of Culture, Lebanese Ministry of Tourism and Drosos Foundation, and will bring together theater performances, music concerts and short films.

November 3 & 4, 2018 San Jose, CA

Abhinaya's fall concert, STORIES OF JUSTICE, features the Legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., on Nov 3 @ 7pm & Nov 4 @ 4pm
At: School of Arts & Culture at the Mexican Heritage Plaza
Free for Friends of Abhinaya, $50 VIP, $30 Preferred seating, $20 General, $15 Student/Senior, $65 Family of Four
Tickets ($15-$50):
Facebook event page:

November 9 & 10, 2018 Toronto, Canada

MoW! ON THE MOVE will be led by Roger Sinha, for Older & Reckless’ dance series Community Performance Project. As its 41st edition approaches, O&R celebrates age, the depth of artistry and wealth of experience in those who dare to approach mastery in their art form. A cast of 30 pros and amateurs are part of this choreography. Produced by MoonHorse Dance Theatre. 
November 9, 8 pm / November 10, 2 pm and 8 pm
At: Harbourfront Centre, 231 Queens Quay West Toronto

November 16 & 17, 2018 Lexington, MA
Bharatakalai School of Dance presents TRINETHRA FESTIVAL
-Nov 16
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Odissi by Mouli Pal
8pm - 9pm: CHAKRAM, a thematic presentation by the Bharathakalai Performing Troupe
-Nov 17
6pm - 6:30pm: Special Performance - Bharatanatyam by Students of Jayshree Bala Rajamani
6:45pm - 7:45pm: Kathak by Urmi Samadar
8pm - 9:30pm: Yakshaganam by Yaksha Loka, Boston
Venue: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington MA 02421

November 24, 2018 Vancouver, BC

Mandala Arts presents Bharatanatyam by Lavanya Ananth, invited artist from Chennai, at the Roundhouse Community Arts Centre.

November 24 & 25, 2018 London
Curated by Akram Khan, the dance segment of DARBAR FESTIVAL features a Bharatanatyam recital by Renjith Babu and Vijna Vasudevan on Nov 24. The duo performs an unusual new work by the Bharatanatyam / contemporary artist Mavin Khoo. Accompanied by a live orchestra, the pair explore the balance between creation and destruction, and forces of Shiva and Kali.
Nov 25 features Odissi recital by Sujata Mohapatra and Kathak by Gauri Diwakar who performs ‘Hari Ho...Gati Meri’, a solo in four parts inspired by the words of four Muslim poets, each taking Krishna as their subject. This piece has been specially choreographed for Gauri Diwakar by Aditi Mangaldas.
At: Sadler’s Wells, London

December 19 - 23, 2018 Chennai

KADAMBA: THE FLOWERING PATH, the title of the NATYA DARSHAN conference organized by Kartik Fine Arts has very interesting presentations by legends, senior dancers, young budding artistes and artistes from allied fields. The conference concentrates on how Bharatanatyam has evolved, the purpose and relevance of Bharatanatyam . A peek into the past, whilst looking at the present to see how the future unfolds. A dancer cannot stand alone with her knowledge of technique and nuances of Natyam - she needs to have musicality, knowledge of sculptures, appreciate poetry, get inspired by a painting....." natyesmin yenna drishyate" says Bharata.
The pre-events of the conference start from 19th December, inauguration is on the 21st December and the conference is for two days - 22nd and 23rd December 2018.
Convenor: Priya Murle

December 28, 2018 Mumbai

Abhinava Dance Company presents "Rasalila" for the Bhagawat Saptah, Mumbai, 6.30pm
For details contact:

January 10 - 11, 2019, Kolkata
KnIDS presents an International Seminar on Evolution of Tradition: Interrogating Transformations in Traditional Folk Performing Arts, in collaboration with Department  of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Engineering Science and Technology, (IIEST), Shibpur, West Bengal.