October 3, 2019 Zurich, Switzerland
D. Keshava is invited by the Swiss National Museum to conduct Bharatanatyam Workshop, 8pm
Info/Program: www.nationalmuseum.ch / firstname.lastname@example.org
October 3- 4, 2019 Bangalore
The Classroom Series: MOVING BETWEEN LINES is a 2 day intensive workshop
by Sanjukta Wagh. Varied ways of approaching the word and its relevance
and relation to different modes of performance will be discussed and
explored in studio-based tasks. The use of text (mainly verse) through
movement improvisations, various modes of embodiment and sound will be
explored. The workshop is a collective inquiry into the phonetic,
rhythmic and semantic possibilities that can arise in the engagement
with words and their translation into performance.
Sanjukta Wagh is the co-founder of Beej in Mumbai. She has developed a
unique language of dance theatre that uses the idiom of Kathak as the
foundation to build on and draws from her experience of contemporary
dance, theatre and Hindustani music leading to interdisciplinary work.
which is engaged in exploring the creative process and improvisation,
alternative methods of classical dance pedagogy and collaborative
Eligibility: Professional practitioners/artistes with an experience of
at least 5 years in theatre, movement or dance (any style or form),
seeking to share and explore possibilities in collective studio-based
At: Dhurii, 11am to 2pm
To register, write to email@example.com
October 3 - 15, 2019 UK
Joli Vyann present their new show ANIMA that explores the simple act of
breathing in all its forms and how it connects us all. With Joli
Vyann’s unique blend of dance and acrobatics, ANIMA is about the
delicate connection between two people breathing through an emotional
roller coaster, featuring a live musician, voice and wind instruments,
allowing breath to literally become the soundscape for the performance.
Ex-stuntman Jan Patzke and ex-gymnast Olivia Quayle are Joli
Vyann. This dynamic duo use exciting hand-to-hand acrobatics and dance
to explore contemporary issues. See Jan throw Olivia into the air with
ease and Olivia perform balances which seem gravity defying. For the
first time they are joined by a live musicuan - Nao Masuda.
- 3 Oct, 7:30pm: Dance City, Newcastle (0191 261 0505)
- 9 Oct, 8pm: At the Corn Exchange, Dorchester Arts, Dorchester (01305 266926)
- 15 Oct, 7:45pm: Corn Exchange Newbury, Newbury (0845 5218 218)
October 4, 2019 Bangalore
AV Satyanarayana’s SHRISTI GOLDEN JUBILEE
Felicitation to 50 artistes of different schools of thoughts to mark the completion of 50 years of Shristi
Kathak recital by Manasi Joshi
One man show by Dr.A.V.Satyanarayana
At: Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bengaluru, 6pm. All are welcome.
October 5, 2019 Thiruvananthapuram
Divya Ravi presents solo Bharatanatyam Margam at the 48th Dance and Music Festival organized by Regatta Natya Sangeetha Kendra.
At: Priyadarshini Hall, East Fort, 6pm
October 5, 2019 NYC
MOURNING LOSS/CELEBRATING SURVIVAL, a program of music, dance, and
spoken word on National Day of Action Against Domestic Violence,
featuring performances by:
Ivanka Figueroa, dancer; Joy Kelly, actor/storyteller; Regina Ress,
storyteller; Sonali Skandan, dancer; Jeannine Otis, musician; Vissi
Dance Theater. Organized by Healing Voices-Personal Stories, a
non-profit film company creating films that offer the stories of
survivors who have escaped the prison of domestic violence and have
created new lives for themselves. This program is offered to raise
awareness of the scourge of domestic violence. The event includes a
Die-In, symbolic performance by volunteers as a visual demonstration of
the shocking number of women’s deaths due to domestic violence in the
At: St. Mark’s in-the-Bowery Church, 131 East 10thStreet, NYC, 2pm. Free event
For more info: dvdayofoaction.org & firstname.lastname@example.org
October 5 & 6, 2019 California
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar, Arpana Dance Company
- Oct 5: Cerritos Library, Cerritos, CA
- Oct 6: Diwali, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
October 6, 2019 Bangalore
LAYA LAASYA LAHARI 2019 Dance and Music festival is presented by Kala Sampada
Kendra for Fine Arts - Conceptualized by Veena C Seshadri
-10.15am-11.15am: Spirituality: Depiction, practice and essence in Indian dance.
Lecture by S. Jayachandran, Dancer and Research Scholar, Lecturer, IIIT- Hyderabad
-11.15am -11.30am: Audience interaction
-11.40 am-12.40pm: Spirituality in Indian music: Relation to Reality
Lecture by Dr. T.S. Sathyavathi, Musician-Scholar-Performer
-12.40pm-1pm: Audience interaction
-2pm – 3pm: Panel discussion, Moderator - Janani Murali
Panelists: Poornima Gururaj, Vaibhav Arekar, P. Praveen Kumar, Dr. Padmaja Suresh, Dr. Dwaritha Vishwanatha, Dr.Vidya Rao
-3pm - 3.15pm: Audience interaction
-3.30pm-4.30pm: Depiction of Spirituality in Visual Art (Sculpture, Architecture and Painting)
Lecture by Dr. R. H. Kulkarni, Professor & HOD Art History, College of Fine Arts, Karnataka Chitrakala Parishath
-4.30pm-4.45pm: Naada Brahma- A brief introduction by Jagdeesh Kurthkoti, tabla artiste
-4.45pm -5.30pm: Subir Adhikari - Solo tabla, accompanied by Yogesh Ramdas - Harmonium
-6.15pm -7.30 pm: TRAYYANTA, a presentation based on the philosophical
truths culled out of a collective understanding of some major
Upanishads, by Vaibhav Arekar and team
-7.30pm-8.30pm: Nata Sankirtana by artistes of JNMDA -Manipuri
Venue: Seva Sadan Malleshwaram, Bengaluru
October 6, 2019 Kollam, Kerala
Rhythmotion ensemble presents Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary
dance for Soorya Festival Kollam, Kerala at 6:30pm. Direction and
Choreography by Chitra Arvind, Bengaluru
October 7, 2019 NYC
The Thresh Gala celebration features: .
- 2019 Gala Honorees Lourdes Lopez, and Yo-Yo Ma (in absentia) - represented by Silkroad artist Kinan Azmeh
- DRUMMING A DREAM (excerpts), Thresh's new children’s theater production
- L’ORIENT, an opera-in-process between western opera and Indian
Carnatic music, by composer Kamala Sankaram with Roopa Mahadevan
- Duet by Preeti Vasudevan and Amar Ramasar from their working series, ETUDES
- INDIAN LETTERS (preview) from the upcoming Thresh documentary
At: Landmark on the Park, 160 Central Park West, New York, New York 10023, 6.30pm
Info: (917) 216-2664 / email@example.com
October 10, 2019 Washington DC
What is an artist's creative process? How does one respond to the call
to create something original and lasting? Why is the creative process
fundamental to our wellbeing? Mesma Belsaré addresses these questions
with a presentation of her art (paintings, dance & digital art),
with personal anecdotes, and by exploring the value of the arts and art
education for all. An interactive session with the community at
Georgetown University, offered as a part of the OUTober Festival.
For details contact: The LGBTQ Resource Center, Georgetown University, 7 – 8.30pm
Phone: (202) 687 3546 / e-mail: LGBTQ@georgetown.edu
October 10 & 11, 2019 Bangalore
Pracheen Kala Kendra presents KARNATAKA UTSAV
Praveen Kumar (Bharatanatyam)
Pravin Godkhindi (flute)
Pt Vinayak Torvi (vocal)
TS Krishnamurthy (violin trio)
At: Gayaan Samaj Auditorium, Basavangudi, 6pm
October 10 & 11, 2019 Chennai
Natyanjali Trust presents 13TH NARTAKA FESTIVAL.
5pm: Sooraj Subramaniam, (Odissi)
6pm: Award Function - (G. Narendra receives the Nartaka Award)
6.30pm: G. Narendra
7pm: Sridhar Vasudevan
5pm: Sachhidanand Narayankar
6pm: Arjun & Ashwin
7pm: K. Sarveshan
At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai.
All are welcome. Valet parking available.
October 11 & 12, 2019 Philadelphia, PA
Philadelphia- based Courtyard Dancers presents its third edition of
FACING EAST. In this collaborative production, four east coast
contemporary dance companies perform a joint production entitled
PRACTICE/RIYAAZ. Using Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Odissi and Sattriya as
foundational training, these companies will present duets, trios and
group pieces. The dance companies come together to explore the many
dimensions of Riyaaz, drawing from the rich foundations of their
respective styles. Featuring:
Bharatanatyam – Dakshina / Daniel Phoenix Singh
Kathak – Courtyard Dancers / Pallabi Chakravorty
Odissi- Sakshi Productions / Kakoli Mukherjee & Nandini Sikand
Sattriya - Sattriya Dance Company/ Madhusmita Bora & Prerona Bhuyan
At: Fringe Arts Theatre, 140 North Christopher Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 7.30pm
October 12, 2019 Bangalore
An evening of two diverse classical forms - Odissi and experimental
Bharatanatyam featuring two male dancers - Sooraj Subramaniam and Masoom
Sooraj Subramaniam trained in Bharatanatyam and Odissi, and later on in
classical ballet and contemporary dance forms. He now lives in Belgium,
and continues to freelance, collaborating with companies and independent
choreographers on dance commissions across Europe.
Hailing from a family of musicians, Masoom Parmar is a Physiotherapy
graduate, who honed his skills under Guru Jayalakshmi Alva. He currently
trains with Kiran Subramanyam & Sandhya Kiran. He is one of
the few Muslim practitioners of Bharatanatyam.
At: Shoonya - Center for Arts and Somatic Practices, 7.30pm - 9pm (ticket: Rs.250)
Info: +91 78292 54973 / firstname.lastname@example.org
October 12 & 13, 2019 Chennai
Natyanjali Trust presents NATYA UTSAV.
5pm : Pranathi Ramadorai
6pm: Meera Sreenarayanan
7pm: Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya
5pm : Shruthipriya Ravi
6pm: Swetha Prachande
7pm: Meenakshi Srinivasan
At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai.
All are welcome. Valet parking available.
October 17, 2019 London
YAATRA, an evening of solo Kathak and Contemporary dance by British
Indian artist Jaivant Patel Dance. A fresh perspective on South Asian
LGBTQ+ narratives, faith and spirituality, Yaatra celebrates two
cultures and the intersectionality of living in one, while paying
tribute to traditions, heritage and often untold stories of another.
At: Tara Theatre, 356 Garratt Ln, London SW18 4ES, 7.30pm
October 17 & 18, 2019 London
- Oct 17: An intimate evening with Akademi’s founder and celebrated
Mohiniattam artiste Tara Rajkumar with Professor Ann David of Roehampton
University and Tara's disciple, Bindu Rajendran.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, 7pm
- Oct 18: RUMINATION | Akademi at 40 - Tara Rajkumar and former director
Pushkala Gopal attend the event celebrating four decades of Akademi and
the passing on of archive material from 2000 - 2019. The evening will
also see performances by leading UK artists.
At: Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 7pm
October 19, 2019 Philadelphia, PA
WOMEN IN DANCE LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE is a biennial international
conference that presents panel discussions, movement workshops, dance on
film screenings, scholarly paper presentations, individual speeches,
and live concerts. Dancers, choreographers, dance scholars and
filmmakers come together with a mission to “navigate, explore and
reflect on women's leadership by representing innovative and
multicultural dance work, and to celebrate, develop, and promote women's
leadership in dance making and dance related fields...”
Besides performances and workshops, Mesma Belsaré presents a
demonstrative multimedia talk on the role of women in preserving ritual
and performance traditions in specific parts of India. The talk explores
links between the Feminine Divine and ritual worship, ritual dancing,
and performance. It pays homage to the galaxy of women who have
sustained ritual dance traditions in India through millennia.
At: Drexel University Dept of Perf Arts, 3320 Chestnut St, 9am to 10.30am
October 20, 2019 Rockville, MD
The FESTIVAL OF VILLAINS features three choreographers/dancers who will
each present performances based on three characters from Hindu mythology
- Hidimba, Indra & Kubera, with performances by Sreyashi Dey, Kiran
Rajagopalan, Kasi Aysola. Daya Arts presents premiere of VAISHRAVANA
for the Festival of Villains. Commissioned by Prakriti Dance, this
provocative dance-theater production focuses on Kubera (the Hindu,
Buddhist, & Jain deity of wealth), showcases three South Asian
styles of dance, & explores issues of casteism, colorism,
colonialism & capitalism. Co-founder Kiran Rajagopalan has been
working closely with theater director Michael Gardiner (Black Box
Performing Arts Center), Dilhan Pinnagoda (Sri Lankan Dance Academy of
New York), Kasi Aysola (Co-Artistic Director, Prakriti Dance), and
Ramya Sundaresan Kapadia (Assistant Artistic Director, Prakriti Dance).
Co-founder Wesley Beeks is designing & building a striking set for
Festival Curation: Kasi Aysola & Shruthi Mukund
At: JCC Kreeger Auditorium in Rockville, MD, 1pm to 6pm.
October 27, 2019 NYC
The Lotus Dance and Music presents DANCING ACROSS CULTURAL BORDERS
featuring Jiva Dance in BN and Dancing Crane – Georgian dance and
theatre. The festival includes pre-performance discussions and
demonstrations that will provide information on the cultural context and
technique of the art form.
Dancers: Sonali Skandan, Maya Kappil, Amrita Doshi
Nattuvangam: Kiran Rajagopalan, vocals: Vignesh Ravichandran, mridangam: Bala Skandan
violin: Neha Krishnamachary
At: Manhattan Movement Arts Center, 248 West 60th St NYC, 4pm
October 30 - November 1, 2019 Bangalore
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Bangalore International Centre
presents PAST FORWARD: CELEBRATING CRITICAL PRACTICES, an arts festival
over three days. This festival brings together over 60 diverse artistic
expressions through panel discussions, performances, film screenings,
workshops and exhibitions, under its six themes:
At INTERROGATING PASTS, experience the multiple conversations artists
have with the pasts to cherish, challenge and re-interpret it.
Find new possibilities in the art world when there is active dialogue
between diverse art forms to influence and nurture each other at
CONFLUENCE OF FORMS.
Learn about art projects that take inspiration from community knowledge
systems and question community identity/ies at ENGAGING COMMUNITIES.
Discover how artists produce critical art that seek larger truths for our lived experiences at MAKING MEANINGS OF MYTHS.
At THINKING AUDIENCES, understand how audiences shape art making and encourage artists to chart new paths.
At IMAGINING FUTURES, experience diverse artistic visions of society’s future imbued with fear, anxiety and hope.
At: Bangalore International Centre, Bangalore
Info: (080)- 23414681 / 82 / 83 / email@example.com
November 2, 2019 Plano, TX
KONJUM SALANGAI 2.0 (Enticing Anklets), a journey through Tamil cinema by Eyakkam Dance Company.
Venue: Dance Industry Performing Arts Studio, 6614 Communications Parkway, Plano, TX 75024, 6pm to 8pm
Contact Prathiba Natesan: (940) 222-6324 / firstname.lastname@example.org
November 3, 2019 St.Louis, MO
Kiran Rajagopalan presents (N)ĀSTIKA - a Bharatanatyam
lecture-performance with live music for the Vedanta Society of St.
Louis's annual conference. He has chosen an unconventional topic -
Atheism in Hinduism. The intention of this production is to be both
educative of these lesser-known Hindu philosophical schools and critical
of the violence & false propaganda spread by extreme right-wing
Hindu nationalists. The pieces chosen for the performance will draw from
a variety of Indian literary & musical sources - both ancient and
modern - to help illustrate the principle tenants of these atheist
schools and to highlight their influence on secular poetry & music
in Indian classical dance.
November 9, 2019 Vancouver, BC
Mandala Arts & Culture presents Bharatanatyam performance by Renjith and Vijna from Chennai.
At: At the Scotiabank Dance Centre, 677 Davie Street, Vancouver, BC, 7.30pm
November 9, 2019 San Jose, CA
Anita Ratnam presents A MILLION SITAS, a story of love, courage and
hope. Dancer, vocalist, classicist, orator-- all of these parts of her
combine to fiercely reclaim the soul of Sita, who lost everything in the
Ramayana. Ratnam reconfigures the tragic myth as a shared trauma for
women everywhere-- and an opportunity to heal. Presented by EnActe Arts
in collaboration with Indiaspora and Laya Dhwani Academy of
At: Independence High School, San Jose, 3.30pm & 6pm
November 15, 2019 London
APOTHEOSIS - Experience the artistry, fluidity and variance of Indian
Classical dance styles performed against the backdrop of the exquisite
sculptures in the Hotung Gallery.
At: British Museum, London, 4pm to 9pm. Free event
November 15, 2019 London
Viraja Mandhre & Shyamjith Kiran present PAREEKSHANA. A fresh
approach to the orchestral accompaniment sees the inclusion of a string
section, with violins, violas and cellos, in addition to the traditional
orchestra comprising the mridangam, the flute and the veena. The vocals
are by O. S. Arun, Pradeep Vijay and Krithika Aravind (senior disciple
of Smt Bombay Jayashree) The string orchestra is by the Madras Chamber
At: Nehru Centre, 8 S Audley St, Mayfair, London W1K 1HF, 6.30pm
November 24, 2019 Melbourne, Australia
Chandralaya School of Dance presents UNRAVELLED by Dr Janaki Rangarajan,
a dance-theatre production, merging traditional Bharatanatyam dance and
the spoken word in English.
At: Rowville Performing Arts Centre, Humphreys Way, Rowville, VIC 3178, 6.30pm
Contact Deepa Mani: email@example.com / 0466 616 330
December 26 - 30, 2019 Chennai
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha presents the 39the dition of the NATYA KALA CONFERENCE with convenor Rama Vaidyanathan.
At: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, T Nagar, 8am to 3pm
Dec 27, 2019 - Jan 10, 2020 Irinjalakuda, Kerala
G Venu conducts his acclaimed NAVARASA SADHANA workshop for actors and dancers.
Apply with CV/bio to firstname.lastname@example.org
At: Natanakairali, Irinjalakuda.
Info: +91 98464 52933
January 3 - 9, 2020 Chennai
Schedule for Music Academy's 2020 DANCE FESTIVAL
January 7 - 14, 2020 Chennai
Kalakshetra Foundation organizes KALA SIBIRAM 2020 - Bharatanatyam
Residential Camp at Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai. Learn development
& underlying principles of BN, Kalakshetra method of teaching,
lectures on Indian cultural heritage and history, yoga and fitness
training, performances & lec-dems by stalwarts, trip to a nearby
heritage site etc.
Contact: (044) - 24524546 / email@example.com
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