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January 1 - 18, 2019 Chennai, Mysore, Mumbai, Dubai

Schedule for Bala Devi Chandrasekhar
- 1 Jan:  Karna: Destiny's Child - Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai, 7pm
- 3 Jan: Brihadeeswara: Form to Formless - Annamalai University, 6pm
- 5 Jan: Karna: Destiny's Child,  Mysore, 6.30 pm
-13 Jan: Brihadeeswara: Form to Formless - lecture and performance, Utkarsh series, NCPA Mumbai, 6pm
-18  Jan: Brihadeeswara: Form to Formless- Indian Consulate, Dubai, 6pm
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January 3, 2019 Chennai
Navia Natarajan performs at the Annual Dance Festival of Madras Music Academy at 6pm.

January 3 - 9, 2019 Chennai
Music Academy’s DANCE FESTIVAL
At: The Music Academy, Madras, 168, T.T.K. Road, Chennai 600 014
Info: +91-44-2811 2231/ 2811 5162 /

January 4, 2019 Chennai
Guru V.P. Dhananjayan will be one of the panelists speaking at Music Academy  on the topic ‘Teaching 21st century skills through classical dance.’
At: Music Academy’s Kasturi Srinivasan Hall, between 8.30 and 10am. All are welcome.

January 4, 2019 Chennai

Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, performs for Indian Fine Arts Society, Ethiraja Kalyan Nilayam, T.T.K.Road, Alwarpet, 11.15am to 12.30pm.
Info: 9341248059 /

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.

January 13, 2019 Bangalore
Vyjayanthi Kashi & Shambhavi Dance Ensemble present a Kuchipudi recital
Venue: Sri Prasanna Maha Ganapati Devasthanam, Koramangala, Bengaluru, 7:30pm - 8:30pm

January 14 - 19, 2019 Mumbai
Advanced Kathak Classes by Guru Dr. Puru Dadheech organised and hosted by Natanam Studio for performing arts. These are regular classes (once a week every month). Eligibility- Minimum Visharad in Kathak or / and a performing artist for more than at least 3-4 years. These classes are performance oriented.
At: Natanam Studio for Performing Arts, Gala #6, Gate #1, Jagat Satguru Industrial Estate, Vishweshwar Rd, Goregaon East, Mumbai 400063, 4 to 7pm
For further details, / 98200 68181

January 19 & 20, 2019 Mumbai

BHRAMARA FESTIVAL OF DANCE is dedicated to the youth and the millennials.
-Jan 19, 4pm & 7.30pm
LEELA (Odissi) by Arushi Mudgal and troupe: Leela is a presentation of select tales featuring two nayakas or heroes from Indian mythology - Krishna and Ram.
SANJEEVANI (Bharatnatyam) by Parshwanath Upadhye: Sanjeevani tells the tale of Hanuman from his childhood, to his journey to meet Lord Ram until him burning Lanka to rescue Sita.
SON OF THE WIND by Leela Dance Collective: This Kathak dance drama brings to life the hidden hero at the heart of the Ramayana - Hanuman.
-Jan 20, 4pm & 7.30pm
RADHA MADHAVAM (Kathakali) by Sadanam Balakrishnan and troupe: The only traditional play about Rasaleela in Kathakali style, it depicts the story of the divine love between Lord Krishna and the gopikas. 
TARANGINI (Kuchipudi) by Avijit Das and troupe: Tharangam is one of the most popular pieces from the Kuchipudi repertoire, showcasing acrobatic dexterity. The dancers present the story of Kalinga Mardhanam, the subduing of a multi-headed serpent by Lord Krishna.
RAMAYAN (Mayurbhanj Chhau) by Gurukul Chhau Dance Sangam: Scenes from Valmiki's Ramayan are depicted through colourful and energetic dancing in the Mayurbhanj Chhau style.
At: the Royal Opera House, Mumbai

January 26, 2019 Santa Clara, CA
Yuva Bharati presents KALPANA in which artists, teachers and senior students of various dance schools will present self choreographed dance items. ‘Kalpana’ offers a platform for presenting both solo and group choreographies. This opportunity is only for participants who have come to the juncture of choreography in their artistic journey.
At: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe Street, Santa Clara, CA 95051, 4pm

January 28 & 29, 2019 Mumbai

Anitha Guha’s Bharathanjali in association with Cleveland Thyagaraja Aradhana Trust presents VIJAYATHE GOPALA CHOODAMANI (Part 1 & 2).
At: Shanmukhananda hall, 7pm

February 2, 2019 Manjakudi, Tamilnadu
Anitha Guha's Bharathanjali in association with Aim for Seva presents NANDALALA at Manjakudi, 6.30pm.

February 8 - 10, 2019 New Delhi
A celebration of India’s rich heritage, the festival ARTH, an initiative by Zee, features myriad scholars and artists from across the country and overseas, in a confluence of India’s cultural diversity. Shreyasi Goenka is the founder of Arth, Dr. Vikram Sampath is the Festival Director.
The three-city event will bring the audience a wide range of activities including panel discussions, cultural performances, workshops, visual art installations, live art etc. ARTH brings together an array of some of the most brilliant thinkers, scholars, philosophers, Indologists, artists and authors.
The festival will feature celebrated artists, writers and distinguished individuals including T.V. Mohandas Pai, Dr. Sonal Mansingh, Ricky Kej, Bombay Jayashree, Pt. Vishwamohan Bhatt, Tijan Bai; internationally renowned scholars such as, Koenraad Elst, Rajiv Malhotra, Subhash Kak, Manjul Bhargava, Lord Meghnad Desai, David Frawley, Alex Michaels, Vijay Bhatkar, Makarand Paranjpe, Syed Salman Chisty; and authors Aatish Taseer, Amish Tripathi, Sanjeev Sanyal, Kishwar Desai, Ashwin Sanghi, Tavleen Singh, Anand Ranganathan, Yatindra Mishra, Rahul Pandita, Madhu Kishwar and many more. Additionally, audiences can look forward to performances from different parts of India - of the Manganiyars of Rajasthan, Gotipua of Odisha, the Bauls of Bengal, percussion of the North East, the Raas Leela of Manipur, Yakshagana Gombeyaata-the puppet theatre of Karnataka, Qawwali, and other regional forms will be on display. A special children’s session will run concurrently through the day with workshops and discussions curated specially for kids. There would also be a showcase of the different arts and crafts of the country - Patua, Phad, Cherial, Madhubani, Patthachitra, Chittara, Warli, Kalamkari, Masks and Bamboo Crafts of North East India through workshops conducted in live counters. Exhibitions and documentary films too form part of this exciting mélange. 
Entry to the festival is free, after registration on the festival website:
At: IGNCA lawns

February 8 - 10, 2019 Pune
Chinmaya Naada Bindu presents the 9th NAADA BINDU FESTIVAL.
At: Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula, Chinmaya Vibhooti, Kolwan, Pune 412108
Info: / +91 77208 29000