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April 1, 2018 Chennai

Bharata Kalanjali presents Bharatanatyam performance by Uma Ayer.
At: Spaces, 1 Elliotts Beach Rd, Besant Nagar, 6.15pm
Contact Anupama Satyajit: 9884116361

April 1 & 15, 2018 Gandhinagar, Gujarat
Performances by Suprava Mishra and students of Aum Arts Dance Acdemy.
- 1st April: For Odisha day celebration, Odissi dance Ganesh Tandav, Navras and Rangbati Sambalpuri Dance at Town Hall, Gandhinagar, 6.30pm
- 15th April: Internatinal seminar on epic Mahabharatha at ACLSC INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR ON EPIC TRADITION IN WORLD LITERATURE April 15-16. Odissi dance on Mahabharatha and also presentation of paper.
INFLIBNET Centre Infocity, Gandhinagar 382421, 7pm (www.iaclsc2018)

April 2 & 3, 2018 New Delhi
Kri Foundation presents MADHAVI  DANCE FESTIVAL featuring works of two choreographers – NAAMA MHAANE by Vaibhav Arekar & ensemble on April 2, and VIVARTANA by Rama Vaidyanathan &  ensemble on April 3.
At: Stein auditorium, Habitat Centre, 7pm. All are welcome.

April 5 & 7, 2018 Chennai
Celebrating 50 years of The Dhananjayans’ Bharata Kalanjali.
- April 5: An offering by the Natya group, at Bharata Kalanjali, 6 Jeevaratnam Nagar, Adyar, 6pm
- April 7: Bharatanatyam group performance, at Spaces, 1 Elliots Beach Rd, Besant Nagar, 6.30pm
All are welcome.
Contact Anupama Satyajit:

April 6, 2018 Kolkata

Sparsh presents MURCHHANA: ETERNAL SPIRIT OF MUSIC by Sharmila Biswas and the repertoire members of OVM.
At: G D Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata, 7pm

April 7, 2018 Sydney, Australia
Madhuram Academy of Performing Arts presents the 5TH SYDNEY DANCE FESTIVAL of Indian classical dances featuring:
2pm - 3pm: Odissi by local dancer Sanatani Rombola from Brisbane, a disciple of Sujatha Mohapatra.
3.15 - 4.30pm: BN by P Praveen Kumar from Bangalore
5 - 6.15pm: Kuchipudi by Sailaja Narayanaswamy from Chennai
6.45 - 8pm: Kathak by Gauri Diwakar from Delhi
At: Bryan Brown Theatre at Bankstown, Sydney, 2pm to 8pm
Info: / Kalpana Sriram: +61 411 015 396 / Venkata Ramana: 0433 463115

April 7, 2018 Bangalore

The inauguration of Vinaya Narayanan’s Samarpana Mohiniyattam Kalari, in the presence of her Guru Bharati Shivaji, who will conduct a 3 day workshop (April 7 - 9).
At: Samarpana, 3rd Floor, Srinidhi Building, Above Apollo Pharmacy, Jambu Savari Dinne Junction, J.P.Nagar 8th Phase, Bangalore 560076, 11am onwards
Info: Vinaya Narayanan - 9886672824 / Lakshmi Girish - 9900703956 / ; Vinaya Narayanan (@vinaya4mohini) 

April 7, 2018 Milpitas, California
Guru Shradha's Shraddhanjali: A Tribute Offering to Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra
Shirdi Sai Parivaar, 1221 California Circle, Milpitas, California, USA 95035, 2-6pm
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April 13 & 14, 2018 Carnegie, PA
Nandini Mandal’s Nandanik Dance Troupe presents the first ever Indian dance festival, VILAYA: THE CONFLUENCE - Rhythmic harmony in diversity.
-April 13, 6:30pm: Opening act by Mary Miller and Charles Hall, Pung cholom by Jagannath Lairenjam, and panel discussion (7:30-8:30pm)
-April 14, 6:30-9:30pm: Dance festival on main stage
Kalamandalam V.R.Venkitt (Kathakali), Sanjib Bhattacharya (Manipuri), Nandini Mandal (Bharatanatyam), Sreyashi Dey (Odissi), Harikishan S.Nair (Kuchipudi), Sanjukta Banerjee (Mohiniattam), Antara Datta (Kathak)
Dance exhibition open to general public on both days at the Lincoln Gallery adjacent to the hall.
Venue: Andrew Carnegie Music Hall and Library, 300 Beechwood Avenue, Carnegie, PA 15106
Info:  /

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 : / 9341248059

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: / /

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
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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
Info: /  312-212-1240 /

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: / /

May 17 - 28, 2018 Melattur, Tamilnadu
78TH YEAR BHAGAVATA MELA NATAKA MAHOTSAV is scheduled to be held on and from the 17 May, 2018. The centuries old Utsav is held annually with religious fervour in the sannidhi of Lord Sri Varadaraja--the deity of Melattur--as part of celebration of Sri Nrusimha Jayanti. However, the sacred Bhagavata Mela natakam, “Prahlada Charitam” is slated for 19 May 2018.

May 18, 2018 Palo Alto, CA

Narika presents world premiere of a solo dance-theatre production titled STILL I RISE.
Concept and choreography: Vidhya Subramanian
Script - Priya Das and Vidhya Subramanian
Lyrics - Hindi, Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, English by several authors
Music - Rajkumar Bharati / Costume - Sandhya Raman (Delhi)
At: Cubberly Theatre, 7:30pm

May 23, 2018 Chicago, IL
STOMPING GROUNDS visits Chicago’s west side neighborhood at the Garfield Park Conservatory. This event will feature the Chicago Dance Crash and Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater alongside Natya Dance Theatre and the Chicago Human Rhythm Project 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: Garfield Park Conservatory, 300 N Central Park Ave, Chicago, IL 60624, 6pm
Info: /312-212-1240 /

May 28, 2018 Edapally, Kerala

The KALASAGAR AWARDS for exemplary contribution in the field of traditional performing arts will be presented on May 28 when the 94th birth anniversary of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, founder of Kalasagar, will be celebrated at the Changapuzha Park, Edapally with the support of Kathakali Aswadaka Sadassu, Edapally. Kalasagar awards are given in honour of the artistes in the field of Kathakali - Vesham, music, Chenda, Maddalam and Chutty as well as Bharathanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, Ottenthullal, Chakyarkoothu, Koodiyattam, Thayambaka, and Panchavadyam — Thimila, Maddalam, Edakka, Thalam and Kombu. The awardees will be selected through nominations received from lovers of art. The minimum criteria for nomination is that the artistes should be between the ages of 40 and 70, should be well-known performers, gurus, and a permanent resident of Kerala.
Nominations with complete details of the artists should be sent to The Secretary, Kalasagar,
Kavalappara, Shoranur, Palakkad, Kerala on or before April 28.
Nomination form

June 7, 2018 Chicago, IL

STOMPING GROUNDS finale features Natya Dance Theatre. STOMPING GROUNDS  completes its fourth year with the grand finale at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. This event will feature Black Hawk Performance Company, Chicago Human Rhythm Project, Chicago Dance Crash, Ensemble Español Spanish Dance Theater, Mexican Folk Dance Company of Chicago, Muntu Dance Theatre of Chicago, Natya Dance Theatre, Trinity Irish Dance Company, and Trinity Irish Dance Ensemble. STOMPING GROUNDS is a free two-month citywide celebration of authentic, rhythmic dance companies from a variety of world cultures.
At: Pritzker Pavilion at Millennium Park, 201 E Randolph St, Chicago, IL 60601, 6.30pm
Info: /312-212-1240 /

June 15 - 17, 2018 St.Louis, MO
10TH AMERICAN NATYA FESTIVAL will be held in Clayton High School Auditorium. There will be one week workshops for students and teachers from June 9th - 15th, 2018. More details on

June 23, 2018 Chikkaballapur, Karnataka

Om Shree Sai Centre for Performing Arts is organizings the “Guinness Book of World Records, Asia and India Book of Records” event with the concept of “Sasya Shyamalaam Maataram Vande Maataram” to
stop global warming due to massacre of trees in the name of Globalisation - Don’t Cut Trees, Go Green, Green India, Green Earth - via Bharatanatyam named as ‘Sword Dance’ at Chikkaballapur near Bangalore, Karnataka. More than 2000 plus Dancers from all over India are participating and supporting the event. Applications are invited.
For info: 9448963207, 8762134456 /