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Nirupama and Rajendra's
Abhinava Dance Company on
U.S.A and Canada Tour
10th Aug to 15th Sept 2019

August 1, 2019

"Nirupama & Rajendra have a very infectious passion for art"
- Oscar Awardee, Music Composer A. R. Rahman

Immerse yourself in Nirupama - Rajendra's imaginative world of storytelling and innovation as their Abhinava Dance Company defines craftsmanship and excellence through their performances. The internationally acclaimed duo have performed to audiences across the globe and are touring U.S & CANADA this year from August 10th to Sept 15th to present their popular and celebrated duet and group production - ABHISAAR and TAD BHARATHAM! That! is India.

ABHISAAR is a story of "Pursuit" in Nature, Culture and Emotions. The group presentation Tad-Bharatham is a production that features highly cherished aspects of India and her glorious culture that has spread out in a time span of ten millennia.

Nirupama and Rajendra (Photo: Vinod Gowda)

Nirupama and Rajendra, the dynamic dancing couple from Bangalore, India, have over the years created a wave of excitement on the Indian dance scene. The duo are actively involved as dancers, choreographers, artistic directors and producers for over 25 years performing to more than 7 million people across 5 continents.

The principal dancers of Abhinava Dance Company - Ashwin J Prabhath, Naveen R Hegde, Neha Seshadrinath, Ramyashree, Rohini Prabhath, Sanjana Ravi, Shreya Vathsa and Deepa Devasena - are all professional artists with multiple skills as performers, faculty members and production team of Abhinava Dance Company. They have imbibed the skills in the art of Kathak, Bharatanatyam & Natyashastra (Theatre art) from Nirupama and Rajendra.

Ajay Vijendra - Audio Visual and Acoustics Consultant with specialization in Stage Design, Stage Lighting and drapery. He is a certified general music specialist from Berklee College of Music.

Resource and Text: Shatavadhani Dr.R Ganesh
Music Composition: Praveen D Rao, Mysore Manjunath, Pravin Godkhindi & Anoor Anantha Krishna Sharma
Musicians: Maestros Pt. Tarun Bhattacharya, Giridhar Udupa, Faiyaz Khan, Sangeeta Katti, Pt.Subhankar Bannerji, Varijashree, Sruthi Kamat, Gurumurti Vaidya, Sarfaraz Khan
Dance Style: Kathak & Karanas from Natya Shastra
Choreography: Nirupama & Rajendra, Guru Kumudini Lakhia
Dancers: Nirupama Rajendra, T D Rajendra, Ashwin J Prabhath, Deepa Devasena, Naveen R Hegde, Neha Seshadrinath, Ramyashree, Rohini Prabhath, Sanjana Ravi and Shreya Vatsa
Technical Director: Ajay Vijendra
Tour supported by: Infosys Foundation and GMR Group

Abhinava Dance Company (Photo: Arvind Shenoy)


1) Drive East 2019
By Navatman
New York
Venue: Alliance of Resident Theatres (ART New York), 502 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
Date: August 10, 2019 from 8:40pm to 10pm
Day of week: Saturday
Group presentation

2) Association of Performing Arts India
Fort Lauderdale
Venue: Coral Springs Center for the Arts, 2855 Coral Springs Drive Coral Springs, FL 33065
Date: August 11, 2019 from 6pm
Day of week: Sunday
For tickets: 954-344-5990 or
Group presentation

3) Drive East 2019
By Navatman
San Francisco
Venue: Z Space| 450 Florida St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Date: August 18, 2019 from 5pm to 6pm
Day of week: Sunday
Duet presentation

4) Sampradaya Dance Creations
Ontario, Canada
Venue: Sampradaya Theatre, 3250 Ridgeway Drive, Unit #4 Mississauga ON L5L 5Y6
Date: August 24, 2019 at 7pm
Day of week: Saturday
Phone: 905-607.8434
Duet presentation

5) Ohio Navika 2019
Cincinnati, Ohio
Venue: Duke Energy Convention Centre, 525Elm St, Cincinnati, OH 45202
Date: August 31, 2019 from 7:30pm
Day of week: Saturday
Group presentation

6) Philadelphia Ganesh Festival
Venue: Bhartiya Temple, 1612 County Line Road, Chalfont, PA, 18914
Date: Sept 2, 2019 at 8pm
Day of week: Monday
Group presentation

7) Natya Dance Theatre
Venue: Oswego East Performing Arts Centre, 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego, IL 60543
Date: Sept 7, 2019 from 5pm to 7pm, followed by Q&A and Dinner
Day of week: Saturday
Tickets: or
Group presentation

8) Arpana Dance Company
Venue: Hector Godinez Performing Arts Center, 3002 Centennial Rd, Santa Ana, CA 92704
Date: Sept 14, 2019 from 7pm
Day of week: Saturday
Group presentation


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