July 17, 2021
“Dance Conversations: Indian Dance in Southern California, a
Retrospective” spotlighting the inspiring story of Bharatanatyam artiste
and Arpana collaborator, Dominique Delorme. Ramya and Dominique Delorme
discussed the importance of the teacher-student relationship, Indian
dance’s evolution, its ability to change lives, and transcend cultures.
The episode will be available on Arpana Dance Company’s YouTube channel
only for two weeks, so be sure to catch it before it’s gone.
Premiere of this 2nd episode, 5pm PST
July 11, 2021
Melattur Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam presented glimpses of HARISCHANDRA NATAKAMU - Part 1 from 7pm to 8.30pm
July 3, 2021
Arpana Dance Company presented interview series: DANCE CONVERSATIONS -
INDIAN DANCE IN SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA, a Retrospective taking viewers
on a cultural journey, as Ramya Harishankar spoke to collaborators,
mentors, students, peers, and scholars to holistically capture Indian
dance’s growth and influence, not just in the U.S., but all over the
Recorded over the course of 2020, this 10-episode series has brought
together a guest lineup that truly represents the impact of Arpana’s
nearly 40 years of work, and how it will continue to shape Indian
Dance’s space in the American Arts scene.
At 5 pm PST on July 3rd, on Arpana Dance Company’s
YouTube channel, with new episodes premiering every other Saturday. Each
episode will only be up for two weeks after it’s posted.
June 28 - July 2, 2021
Theatre Nisha's next online offering of stories was of the PANCHA-KANYAS -
Ahalya, Draupadi, Kunti, Tara and Mandodari, across five days. The
storytelling was facilitated by V Balakrishnan (Founder and Artistic
Director of Theatre Nisha, Chennai) and Uma Sathya Narayanan
(Bharatanatyam dancer and Carnatic singer).
June 28 to July 2 (5 days) | On Google Meet | 7:30 - 8:10pm IST (40 minutes) | For Ages 18 +