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November 2 - 4, 2017 NYC
STORIES BY HAND, Preeti Vasudevan’s autobiographical solo that combines language, music and dance to tell its witty, poignant, and tragic stories, will receive its world premiere at New York Live Arts. Vasudevan’s collaborators include Paul Kaiser (literary dramaturg), Robert Wiezel (lighting designer), and Paul Jacob (composer). It is a unique perspective on what it means to be an Indian woman living in the United States in 2017. There will be a post-performance discussion between Bill T. Jones and Preeti Vasudevan on Nov 3.
At: New York Live Arts, 219 West 19th Street, New York City, 7.30pm
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November 4, 2017 Coconut Creek, FL

Diverse Element Dance Company presents Bharatanatyam  For New Audiences in its 9th season by Jaan R. Freeman (Disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar, Senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati)
Venue: Silfida Ballet Academy, 4690 North State Road 7, Suite 203, 2nd Floor, Coconut Creek, FL 33072, 6pm-7:30pm / (540) 897-0327

November 4, 2017 Reading, UK 

Kalakunj presents Heritage Lottery Funded Project KRISHNA: THE MYTHOLOGICAL HERO. This not-for-profit project has explored the entity Krishna, via various resources based in the UK, in his artistic, spiritual and cultural forms. Kalakunj and its participants have embarked on a learning journey to gain and share knowledge and awareness about Krishna in the local community; and this event, including workshops, seminar and performances, concludes this community-driven work. 6 internationally renowned researchers, presenters and performing artists will lead seminar and workshops surrounding their work on Krishna in academic pursuits and their respective art forms. This event provides the unique opportunity to explore Krishna related culture and the surrounding expert research which are seldom seen in the public domain with a Q&A; session to personalise and enhance your experience.
10am-12pm: Seminar with Dr. Ann David, Dr. Mark Hamilton, Dr. Shalini Sinha.
2pm – 6pm: Workshop & performances by Anusha Subramanyam (BN), Arunima Kumar (Kuchipudi), Ranjana Ghatak (singer)
Venue: 3sixty, Reading University Students' Union, University of Reading, Whiteknights, RG6 6AZ Reading
The event has free entry and is open to all to attend, simply requiring a quick registration for attendance at the following website:
Contact Ananya Chatterjee: 07717436720 /

November 6, 2017 Bangalore
Drishti Art Centre presents NRITYARPANA, celebrating 17 years of journey into classical dance. This evening will feature Bharatanatyam  performance by the students of Drishti, disciples of Anuradha Vikranth
At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru, 6pm. All are welcome.
Info: 98441 91888 /

November 8, 2017 Stamford, UK

Sonia Sabri presents VIRAGO, a performance about beauty and fragility. It illuminates elements of what the media perceives as 'the woman' and the pressure that creates; yet still presenting empowerment and hope.  
At:  Stamford Arts Centre, 27 St Mary's St, Stamford, Lincolnshire, PE9 2DL

November 9, 2017 NYC

Jiva's 10 Year Anniversary Gala is a special evening commemorating 10 years. The program will feature performances by Jiva Dance, Indian classical music talents, as well as a celebration of Jiva's 10 years of art making.
Dance: Jiva Dance Company, featuring Sonali Skandan, Maya Kappil, Aishwarya Madhav and Aishwarya Sriram
Music: Abhik Mukherjee – Sitar, Monir Hossain- Tabla
Special Dance by Jiva's first Arangetram student Aditi Narayanan
Keynote Speaker Sabrina Dhawan - well known screenwriter and producer, known for her work on Mira Nair's Monsoon Wedding
At: DAG Modern, 6.30pm

November 11 & 12, 2017 San Jose, CA
Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose presents APOORVA KATHA, the struggles of Cesar Chavez.
Abhinaya Dance Company: Anjana Dasu, Sindhu Natarajan, Lakshmi Venkatesan, Pooja Sohoni, Seetha Venkatadri, Pooja Akella, Snekha Senthilkumar, Shreya Ganapathy, Nyna Velamuri, Vennela Chukka, Simran Kattaura & Anagha Guliam
Musicians: Asha Ramesh (vocalist and composer), Malavika Kumar (nattuvangam), N. Narayan (mridangam and kanjira percussion); Shanthi Narayan (violin); Ravi Gutala (tabla), Ashwin Krishnakumar (flute), Prasant Radhakrishnan (saxophone) & Mariachi Guitar Duo
Choreography: Mythili Kumar and Rasika Kumar
Saturday, Nov11th @ 7pm & Sunday, Nov 12th @ 4pm
At: School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose

November 11 & 19, 2017 Bangalore & Hyderabad
- Nov 11: Abhinava Dance Company presents UPAKRAMA, a preparatory program for promising students of ADC who plan to take dance more seriously. It is an opportunity to perform solo to a small invited audience. This trains the dancer to gain self confidence, motivates them to work hard and introduces the dancer to the concept of performing to live music. It prepares the dancer to face the discerning connoisseurs at professional performances. Catch the next two Upakrama of ADC featuring Spoorthi Ashok and Smruthi Shivaram.
Venue: Abhinava Dance Space, Bangalore, 6pm
- Nov 19: Nirupama, Rajendra and Abhinava Dance Company present KATHAKITATHOM for dance festival conducted by Lasya Kalpa Foundation.
Venue: Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad, 7.30 pm
For details contact: / +919902355722

November 17 & 18, 2017 Lexington, MA
At TRINETHRA - The Third Eye Festival of Dance, Mesma Belsare presents NATYAMEKHALA / ORNAMENT OF DANCE: an evening that explores Hindu and Buddhist images from Rudra  and Ranganatha to the Red Tara. Dance, visual art and costume design by Belsare highlight  links between movement and the (seemingly) static imagery in traditional Indian arts.
Dance direction is by Dr. Maya Kulkarni. Trinethra is a two-evening dance festival curated by Jayshree Rajamani and features dancers from Massachusetts and New York.
- Nov17:
6:30 - 7pm - Kuchipudi by students of Sailaja Thummulla
7:10 - 7:55pm - Mohiniattam by Resmi Narayanan
8 - 9pm - The Layers of Love - diverse nayikas, a special Bharatanatyam presentation of Padams and Javalis by the Bharathakalai Performing Troupe
- Nov 18:
6 - 6:45pm - Manipuri by Krishnakali Dasgupta
7 - 8:30pm - Natyamekhala: an evening of original new dance works by Mesma Belsare
At: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA, 6:30-9pm

November 19, 2017 Mississauga, ON
Sampradaya Dance Creations presents another installment of its Horizon Series - EMERGING ARTIST PERFORMANCE SERIES, featuring classical dancers - Naren Ganesan (Sanskriti Temple of Fine Arts,  Edmonton) and Taniya and Puneet Panda (Georgia, USA).
Venue: Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga, ON, 4pm
Tickets: $15 adults, $10, students, seniors, arts workers

November 25 & 26, 2017 Bangalore

Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI) with (Psychology Dept) Christ University announces its 4th Annual International Conference: ‘Multi-faceted Movement Approaches: Enhancing the Mind-Body Nexus’ - 25th/26th November, Christ University, Bengaluru.
Sessions @ the Conference – Blending Practice with Theory:
-‘Introduction to Dance / Movement Therapy’: Reetu Jain (Therapeutic Movement Practitioner, Co-Founder, CMTAI), USA / New Delhi
-‘What’s in a role: Stories & Drama Therapy’: Anshuma Kshetrapal (Drama & Movement Therapist, Director, Color of Grey Cells), UK / Delhi / Bengaluru
-‘Mindfulness & Therapeutic Presence for Practitioners’: Anubha Doshi (Arts-based Therapist, Counsellor, Director, Artsphere), Pune 
-‘The Puzzle of Progress in Expressive Arts Therapies’: Avantika Malhautra (Expressive Arts Therapist / Psychologist, Director, Soul Canvas), Pune
-‘Active Imagination Using Movement’: Brinda Jacob Janvrin (Expressive Arts Therapist / Counsellor, Director, SMART), Bengaluru
-‘Art Psychotherapy & Family Constellation Work’: Charitra Ballal (Psychotherapist / Visual Art Therapy Practitioner), UK / Bengaluru
-‘Gesture & Dance in Storytelling Therapy’: Dr.Eric Miller (Storytelling Therapist, Director,  World  Story Telling Institute), USA / Chennai
-‘Embodiment in Shadow Theatre’: Evan Hanstings (Drama Therapist, Director, Shadow Liberation), (USA / Bengaluru)
-‘Dance Movement Therapy & Psycho-social Support in Communities’ Katia Verreault (Dance Therapist, Director, A Moving World Foundation), The Netherlands / Nepal
 -‘Henna & Healing in Art Therapy’: Krupa Jhaveri (Visual Art Therapist, Director, Sankalpa), USA / Auroville
-‘Relevance of Posture & Movement in Psychodrama’: Magdalene Jeyarathnam (Psychodrama Therapist & Counsellor, Director, East-West Counselling Centre), Chennai
-‘Letting the Body Lead Therapeutic Work’: Maitri Gopalakrishna (Drama Therapist & Counselling Psychologist), Bengaluru
-‘Engaging with the Shadow through Drama, Movement & Metaphor’: Mike Clarke (Drama & Movement Therapist), UK
-‘The importance of Skill sharing in Music Therapy’: Nina Cherla (Music Therapist, Regional Director, The Music Therapy Trust), UK / New Delhi
-‘Relationship between Drama & Empathy’: Parusuram Ramamoorthy (Drama Therapy Practitioner, Director, VELVI). Madurai
-‘Role of the Embodied Therapist in Movement Psychotherapy’: Preetha Ramasubramanian  (Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Director, KINESTHETICS), UK / Chennai
-‘Dance Movement Therapy for Families of Children with Autism’: Ritu Shree (Dance Movement Therapist / Psychologist, Children First), USA / New Delhi
-‘Kestenberg Movement Profile: Exploration of Tension Flow Rhythms’: Tarana Khatri (Dance Movement Psychotherapist, Co-Founder, Synchrony), UK / Chennai,
- ‘Therapeutic Dance in Education’: Tripura Kashyap (Movement Therapist/Dance Educator, Co-founder, CMTAI) USA / Bengaluru
- ‘Drama Therapy: The Hero’s Journey’: Vanitha Chandrasegaram (Drama Therapist), UK / Malaysia
Alongside mentioned sessions are a Panel Discussion, Film Screenings, Informal Discussion groups on Movement Therapy and Movement Jam! Program is subject to change.
For info, please contact Janavi @ 088848-69163 or  (

November 26 - December 2, 2017 Kolwan, Pune

Theoretical & practical dimensions of communicative & expressive process of performance-art
Designed & Conducted by: Ramaa Bharadvaj
This is a 7-day Bharatanatyam residential learning-lab that envisions dance-making via multiple lenses. Course details:
• Yoga & Cross training - Shatkarma practices - Meditation - Sadhana techniques;
• Enriched movement basics via Sthanaka & Chari from Natyashastra (theory & practical) - Abhinaya-Lab (characterization methods & exercises) - Eleven limbs of Theater Arts & their practical application
• Choreo-Lab (students learn two original choreographed dances) - Showcase performance
Venue: Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula campus, Kolwan, Pune
Eligibility: 5+ years of dance training - Fluency in English
Workshop fee: INR 8000/US $ 230 (Includes triple sharing accommodation & meals)
Phone: 91-77208-29000/91-96898-89153