September 13 - Oct 1, 2016 Australia

The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is headed to Australia, for the very first time. ŚRIYAH features Surupa Sen, Bijayini Satpathy and Pavithra Reddy with live music.
Sept 13 & 14: Sydney Opera House Studio, Sydney @ 6:30pm
Sept 25: The Canberra Theatre Centre, Canberra @ 6:30pm
Sept 27 & 28: Studio Underground, Perth @ 6:30pm
Oct 1: Cremorne Theatre QPAC, Brisbane @ 7:30pm
More info

September 15 - November 30, 2016 France
The Indian Embassy in Paris in collaboration with the ICCR presents the second edition of the NAMASTE FRANCE CULTURAL FESTIVAL from Sept15th to Nov 30th. It will take place not only in Paris but in several other cities around France. The festival’s calendar of events offers a rich view of India’s cultural heritage: live performances, movies, exhibitions, seminars, etc.
Info:  (click on the dates to see the day’s program schedule)

September 24 - October 4, 2016 Serbia & Russia

Odissi and Bharatanatyam dancer Manasi Pandya Raghunandan from Bangalore, is invited to Serbia and Russia. 
-24th Sept: National television special guest to talk about Indian culture and performing arts followed by performance of Odissi in Belgrade. 
-25th Sept: Bharatanatyam recital at 23rd international festival opening ceremony at Subotica
-26th and 27th Sept: Paper presentation on Myth in children’s education: Theatre for children in function of psychological development at the National University in Serbia.
-28th Sept: Odissi dance recital at City central square
-29th Sept: Demonstration in Palic
-30th Sept: Finale of master workshop for ballet dancers at creative studio in Serbia based on Natya Shastra.
-1st Oct to 4th: Workshop and performance in Moscow.

September 28 & October 1, 2016 Bangalore & Madurai

India Foundation for the Arts presents CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE by Preethi Athreya and team, exploring the body as a functional being. Watch as the mechanics of the body are unravelled in this unique performance by a group of people who negotiate the force of gravity within their bodies - through the act of jumping! This performance is brought to you with Devika S, Dipna Daryanani, Maithily Bhupatkar, Nidhi Misra, Prabu Mani, Pravin Kannanur, Preethi Athreya, Sekher Narayanan, Sruti Sriram and  Vasanth Selvam.
- Sept 28: In collaboration with St Joseph's College of Commerce, at Xavier Hall, No-163, St Joseph's College of Commerce, Brigade Road, Bangalore 560025, 7pm
- Oct 1: In collaboration with Arul Anandar College, at Arul Anandar College, Karumathur, Madurai 625 514, 7pm

September 29 & October 2, 2016 Tripura & Manipur
India Foundation for the Arts presents Open House at Agartala, Tripura and Imphal, Manipur for conversations on all things IFA! Shubham Roy Choudhury, Program Executive, Arts Practice and Suman Gopinath, Program Executive, Archival and Museum Fellowships, will talk about the programs under which IFA supports various projects, speak about its various other initiatives, and about how you can apply for grants. Suitable for artists, researchers, scholars and anybody who loves the arts! Share feedback or just spend time listening in on some invigorating conversations on the arts while you sip on a hot cuppa or two.
- September 29, 3pm, Government College of Art & Craft, Lichubagan, Agartala, Tripura
- October 2, 4pm, Books & Coffee, Singjamei Thokchom Leikai (Opp Yumjao Lairembi Temple), Imphal West, Manipur
For more details, call Shubham at +91 96634 55546 or write to

September 30, October 1 & 2, 2016 New Delhi

Natya Tarangini presents Parampara Series, 20th National Festival of Music and Dance.
- Sept 30: Raja Radha Reddy, Natya Tarangini, Kuchipudi ; D.Srinivas, D. Sesha Chary & D. Raghava Chary, Veena & Carnatic vocal
- Oct 1: Lokendrajit Singh from Imphal, Manipuri dance ; Ronu Mazumdar, Hindustani flute
- Oct 2: Samudra Group from Kerala, Contemporary dance ; Kaushiki Chakraborty, Hindustani vocal
At: Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, 7pm to 9.30pm

Sept 30, Oct 1 & 2, 2016 St. Louis, MO
Soorya Performing Arts celebrates KALA NAVARATHRI with a music recital every evening by its students.
- Sept 30, 6.30pm: KANAK, Kathak by Nandini K Mehta and Nadam ensemble from Bangalore.
- Oct 1, 6.30pm: LAYA LASYA, dances on goddess Durga, by Radha Sridhar’s Venkateswara Natya Mandir, Bangalore
- Oct 2, 3.30pm: AINDRI, dance production on goddess Durga by Guru Prasanna Kasthuri, with live music.
At: Gandhi Center, St. Louis, MO. Free performances for Navarathri, donations welcome.
Info: 314-397-5278 / /
October 1, 2016 Ahmedabad
Odissi dance by Guru Suprava Mishra and her students of Aum Arts Dance Academy for opening of Navaratri.
At: GMDC ground, Ahmedabad, 7pm

October 1, 2016 Bangalore
Dr. Shashikala Ravi & her students will present STRI - THE DIFFERENT FACETS OF A WOMAN at Sai Nrityotsava 89 organised by Sai Arts International.
Venue: Padmini Rao Parampara Auditorium, No 8. 3rd Main, 8th Cross, CKA Layout, BSK 3rd Stage, 3rd Phase, Bangalore 560085, 6.30pm

October 1, 2016 Bangalore

Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran present the Rasika Dance Ensemble in a Bharatanatyam recital for RASASVADA festival of dance organised by Nrityantar Academy of Performing Arts At: Sevasadan, Malleswaram, 6pm.

October 1, 2016 London

Pagrav Dance Company presents DETOX , new contemporary dance work by Pagrav. Urja Desai Thakore explores the notion of detoxification. Detox explores physical, mental and spiritual detoxification - how through a process of cleansing we can begin to deconstruct notions of excess and consumption. Do we really get completely detoxified or do we get in terms with it or find a balance to cope with this notion?
At: Rich Mix, 7.30pm

October 1, 2016 Skokie, IL

Created by Natya Founder and Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan in collaboration with Eri Mefri, Artistic Director of Indonesia’s Nan Jombang Dance, THE INCOMPLETE GESTURE explores the tension of miscommunication. The centerpiece of The Incomplete Gesture is the lack of a common cultural vocabulary and our struggle to be not only welcomed, but to be understood. The production brings together rhythmic footwork and geometric, lyrical movements rooted in Bharatanatyam with contemporary dance rooted in Indonesian martial arts.
At: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie IL 60077, 8pm
Tickets: $20-38, purchase online or via phone at (847) 673-6300 

October 1, 2016 San Jose, CA
TEJONIDHI is a dance drama based on the teachings of Swami Vivekanananda, choreographed by Swati Daithankar and performed with her senior students.
At: Historic Hoover Theater, 1635 Park Ave, San Jose, CA, at 11am & 3pm

October 1 & 2, 2016 Mumbai
Delhi’s leading theatre group The Films and Theatre Society presents their new production  RAAVAN KI RAMAYAN, featuring actor Puneet Issar in the role of  Raavan. It is a re-look at the history from the point of view of those who lost and never got a chance to tell their side of story. A virtuous king of a prosperous kingdom is outraged at the ravaged modesty of his sister and sets out for a dignified revenge. But he falls for the defiance and audacity of an abducted woman and ultimately throws his kingdom into a great war against the will of many of his ministers, wife including his eldest son. The war within him poses him against the questions of his wife, sons, gods and ancestors and war outside ultimately becomes the eternal war of Sur and Asur with high stakes from history on both sides. What unfolds is an epic hitherto unheard.
Venue: Rang Sharda Bandra Reclamation, Bandra (west) & Sophia Auditorium, Breach Candy
Contact: 09873579796

October 1 - 28, 2016 New Delhi
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents 60th Diamond Jubilee celebration of RAMLILA with the unfolding of the messages of Rama’s enunciations on the wheel of karma; consequences of past deeds, and layers of karma that comprise the journey of life and the larger cosmic purpose that seeks to be fulfilled, where devotion, loyalty, family relationships and respect to elders are paramount. Modern technological ingredients are offered in choreography, music, lighting, costumes. Produced and directed by Shobha Deepak Singh (Director - Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra), it will be presented daily from 6.30pm to 9.15pm at the Kendra Lawns, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi. Entry by tickets.
Info: (011) – 43503333 /23386428/ 29

October 2, 2016 Bangalore
Chitra Arvind speaks about her decade long experience of imparting dance training to the hearing and speech impaired children of The Sheila Kothavala Institute for the Deaf titled ‘Personality development through movement for hearing and speech impaired children’ as part of the three day NUPURA NITYA NRITYA FESTIVAL 2016.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 10:30am

October 2 - 29, 2016 Mumbai, Solapur

Sankhya Dance Company's schedule for Oct 2016
- 2nd Oct: A talk by Vaibhav Arekar: RANGANRUTYA EK PRAVAS
At: Kala Studio, Kala Building, 70 K, 17th Road, near G.A. Kulkarni School, Khar West, Mumbai, 5 to 7pm
 - 5th Oct: Sankhya Dance Company & Vaibhav Arekar present ABHANGARANGA by Sankhya and DEBOTAR GRASH, a solo presentation by Vaibhav Arekar
At: Deenanath Mangeshkar Natyagruha Vile-Parle East Mumbai, 11am
- 22nd Oct: Sankhya Dance Company & Vaibhav Arekar present SHIVA
At: Hutatma Smruti Mandir, Solapur, Maharashtra, 6pm
- 29th Oct: ABHANGARANGA by Sankhya Dance Company & Vaibhav Arekar
At: Ravindra Bagha Mandir, Prabhadevi, Dadar West, Mumbai, 6am

October 3, 2016 Bangalore

Aartiqlate magazine in association with Venkatappa Art Gallery presents SUPER NATURAL, a solo show by graphic artist / dancer Jyotsna Rao with a special performance featuring Karthik Mani on percussion. Music - Neha S Nair, choreography – Sneha Kappanna. This multi disciplinary performance features art, music and dance.
At: Venkatappa Art Gallery, first floor, 4pm
Info: 9880692077 /

October 3, 2016 Bangalore
Natyatharanga presents KARANA KINKINI KALARAVA by students of Shubha Dhananjay.
At: Sri Gayatri Temple, Yashwantpur, 6 to 9pm

October 3, 6 & 7, 2016 Paris & Lisbon

Astad Deboo and the Drummers of Shree Shree Govindajee Nat Sankirtan present RHYTHM DIVINE 11 The River Runs Deep, choreographed by Astad Deboo.
- Oct 3: Opéra de Paris, Place de la Bastille, 75012 Paris, 7pm
- Oct 6 & 7: the Oriente Foundation in Lisbon
October 3 & 10, 2016 Thiruvananthapuram
Rama Vaidyanathan performs for SOORYA FESTIVAL on 3rd Oct with Sudha Raghuraman on vocal, Sumod Sreedharan on mridangam, Uma Govind on nattuvangam and Joby on violin. On 10th Oct, Dakshina Vaidyanathan performs solo.
At Cobank Auditorium, 6.45pm

October 3 - 25, 2016 Vrindavan, Delhi, Varanasi

Schedule for Geeta Chandran & Natya Vriksha
-3 Oct: Geeta Chandran and her Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform for the BSF special gala to welcome a delegation from Bangladesh (for BSF invitees only)
-8 Oct: Geeta Chandran’s young disciples will perform at the annual Durga Puja in Neeti Bagh, South Delhi. All are welcome.
-11 Oct: To celebrate Vijaya Dashami, there will be a special puja at Natya Vriksha Dance Studio, for students and their families only.
-13 Oct: As part of a major festival of Sankeertan Traditions hosted by the Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana in Vrindavan, Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company perform a special repertoire on participatory spiritual sanathan music. All are welcome.
-15 Oct: Geeta Chandran presents the arangetram performance of her disciple Kaveri Mehta at the Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, Lodi Estate, New Delhi. All are welcome.
-16 Oct: On the occasion of Sharad Purnima, Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform Raas on the ghats of Varanasi. All are welcome.
-17 Oct: Geeta Chandran is chief guest at the arangetram of Prihana Bhasin, disciple of Dr. Yamini Krishnamurthi, India International Centre, New Delhi, 6:30pm
-25 Oct: Geeta Chandran is chief guest at the annual day observance of AIR FORCE BAL BHARATI School, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
Info: /

October 4, 2016 Budapest, Hungary

Kirti Ramgopal presents a Bharatanatyam recital at the Indian Embassy at 6pm
Venue: Amrita Sher-Gil Cultural Centre, Indian Embassy, 1025 Budapest, Buzavirag u. 14

October 5, 2016 Berlin, Germany
SITAR EKTARA SANGAM - an evening of classical Indian Raga and traditional Bengali  Baul music. Baul and Jhumur songs by: Papia Das Baul - Vocals, Ektara; Sebastian Dreyer -Sitar, Dotara; Ravi Srinivasan – tabla; Pavel Kaššai – Madol.
At: Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstrasse 17, 10785 Berlin, 6pm.
Info: 030-25795402
October 6, 2016 Bahrain
Rama Vaidyanathan performs with Dakshina Vaidyanathan for the Indian Fine Arts, followed by Kathak recital by Sunil Sunkara and Richa Srivastava.
At: Abdul Rahman Kanoo School Auditorium, 7pm

October 7, 2016 , Bangalore
CILAPADHIKARAM is a grand magnum opus opera , choreographed by Dr. Veena Murthy Vijay, concept by Lalitha Das, direction & lyrics by Meena Das, featuring dancers Mithun Shyam as Kovalan, Prateeksha Kashi as Madhavi, Divya Ravi as Kannagi. This production has 5 styles of dances - Kuchipudi, Kathak, Mohiniattam, Kathakali, Martial arts & folk dance. The music is composed by Praveen D Rao.
Venue:  Chowdiah Memorial hall, Bangalore, 5.30pm
Info: / /

October 8, 2016 Kodungallur, Kerala
Padmaja Suresh performs AMME DEVI SHARANAM, thematic presentation, for the Navaratri utsavam at the temple of Bhagawaty, Kodungallur, at 6pm

October 8 & 9, 2016 New Delhi
MEETING WITH MYSELF; THE THERAPEUTIC RELEVANCE OF STORIES as a tool for the exploration of self and other. Through techniques derived from theater, dance and the psychology of Carl Jung, this theoretical and experiential workshop, we will discuss and demonstrate techniques which can be used for self exploration work as well as be used by practitioners with people from a range of client groups. Thus, participants will journey together, receiving and creating stories and myths and understand how movement, drama and stories can be woven together to create a therapeutic space. The workshop is open to therapists, psychologists, artists, creative arts therapists, storytellers, teachers, special educators, theater makers, healers and all health and wellness experts.
Venue: Rasyana Studio, J-64, Saket, Basement, New Delhi 110017, 10am to 5pm
For queries: / 9811566325

October 8 – 17, 2016 Mumbai
Schedule of Smitalay and Jhelum Paranjape for October 2016.
-8th Oct:Solo Odissi performance by Ankur Ballal  during the Durga Festival at Sharda Sangeet Vidyalaya, Bandra East at 5.30pm.
-14th Oct: Folk dance during the Asian Dermatology Conference 2016 at Hotel Sahara, Mumbai at 7pm.
-17th Oct: Odissi performances by students of Smitalay on the occasion of their Annual Day Celebrations at Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir Hall, Santacruz West, Mumbai at 7.30pm.
Info: /

October 9 - 19, 2016 Pune & Odisha

Schedule for Ileana Citaristi & Art Vision
-9th Oct, Pune: Ileana Citaristi  gives solo Odissi performance in the Parikramaa festival organized by Kalavardhini Charitable Trust at Shankuntala Shetty Auditorium, Karnatak High School, Karvenagar, 6pm.
-13 to16 Oct, Sambalpur: Ileana Citaristi conducts Odissi dance workshop as part of the Rural School Intensive organized by Spic Macay at Sambalpur with an Odissi lec-dem on the 14th of Oct as part of the same project.
-19 Oct, Bhubaneswar: Art Vision repertory group performs its latest Odissi composition AKSHARA, an homage to the Odia language, as part of the annual festival of the Gandharva Kala Kendra at Rabindra Mandap, 7pm. Choreography by Ileana Citaristi, script by Devdas Chhotray and music by Laxmikanta Palit.

October 10, 2016 Gandhinagar
NAVAMI for Durgotsava organised by Purbasa Bengal cultural Association, Navadurga Stuti in Odissi dance by Suprava Mishra and her students of Aum Arts Dance Academy; Nabarasa by Suprava Mishra; New production APSARAS in Odissi by Suprava Mishra and her students.
Venue: Sector 22, Gandhinagar, 8pm

October 10 - 13, 2016 Singapore

Maya Dance Theatre presents Got To Move Programme - AQUARIUM, an open house of its new Creation/Rehearsal space as they share about their artistic pursuits. Various programs are presented by Maya Dance Theatre and partners/ collaborators.
-10 October, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Workshop + Talk: Bharatanatyam - Perfecting Technique, Pushing Boundaries, by Nirmala Seshadri
-11 October, 7.30pm - 8.15pm
Sharing Session & Studio Showing:  Creation of  KA, by Shahrin Johry and Kavitha Krishnan
8.15pm - 9pm
Sharing Session & Studio Showing: The Next PANCHA expounding the element Fire through a female Archetype, Joan of Arc, by Kavitha Krishnan & Maya Dance Theatre 
- 12 October, 4.30pm -5.30pm
Workshop: Roly Poly Family, by Faye Lim
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Studio Showing: Baby Baby Mama Bear, by Bernice Lee
-10-13 October, 10am-12.30pm (Timing subject to change)
Morning Company Classes and Exploration Rehearsals are open for observation.
Advanced/professional dancers are also welcome to inquire about participating in the classes.
Venue: All session at Studio (08-75), Apsara Asia Pte Ltd, CT Hub 2, 114 Lavendar Road, #08-75, Singapore 338729

October 10 & 19, 2016 London, UK
As a part of Festival of Sacred Songs & Dance, Sama Arts Network in association with the Bagri Foundation presents:
- Oct 10: Kathak by Rani Khanam, Bhavan Centre, 7.30pm
- Oct 19: Kathak by Nahid Siddiqui, Logan Hall, 7.30pm

October 10 – 29, 2016 The Hague

The Hague will celebrate the rich Indian dance culture and contemporary developments with the 6th edition of INDIAN DANCE FESTIVAL. Important elements are the Indian Film Festival in Filmhuis, India Dance Festival in Korzo and India Music Festival at the South Beach Theatre and the New Church. 
October 11 & 16, 2016 Bangalore & Mysore

Schedule for Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bengaluru.
- Oct 11: Bengaluru Tamil Sangam, 6.30pm
- Oct 16: Articulate Festival, Premier Complex, Jayalakshmipuram, Mysore, 6.30pm
Info: / 9341248059

October 13 - 16, 2016 Chennai
Schedule for Bharatakalanjali
- Oct 13:  Bharatanatyam by Sandhya Easwar at Kalakshetra, 6.30pm
- Oct 15:  Bharatanatyam by Sarveshan under the auspices of Natyarangam, Narada Gana Sabha Mini hall.
- Oct 16: Bharatanatyam by Sangeeta Balasingam, Music Academy mini hall, 6.30pm

October 13 - 16, 2016 Village Telbaila, Maharashtra

Shaktiyogashrama organizes THE DISCIPLINE AND PRACTICE OF THE TRANSCENDENTAL ARTS, 3 day residential workshop
- KOODIYATTAM by Chakyar Rajneesh Acharya
- ILLUSTRATED TALKS by Mandakini Trivedi
- The 3 day program will culminate in a live performance of Kootiyattam.
- Yoga, Meditation & Environmental Engagement will be a part of the daily routine at the ashram. The residential program will be in the ashram-gurukul mode.
Venue: Shaktiyogashrama, Village Telbaila, 32 kms off Lonavla, Dist Pune, Maharashtra. The ashram is reachable from Mumbai & Pune.
Fees: Rs. 6500 per participant excluding transport. Participants can register as practitioners or observer.
Info:, 98210 85288 (between 10am to 2pm only)

October 13 - 28, 2016 Delhi, Jaipur, Chuncheon (S Korea)
Schedule for Adishakti
- Oct 13: NIDRAWATHWAM at IGNITE Festival of Contemporary Dance, Delhi
- Oct 18: NIDRAWATHWAM at IGNITE Festival of Contemporary Dance, Jaipur
- Oct 18: Master class by Vinay Kumar at IGNITE Festival, Jaipur
- Oct 19: Master class by Vinay Kumar at IGNITE Festival, Delhi
- Oct 24 - 27: Adishakti workshop at Chuncheon International Mime Fest
- Oct 28: GANAPATHY at Chuncheon International Mime Fest

October 14, 2016 Chennai

Kalasagar will be observing GURUSMARANADINAM in memory of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval by honoring legendary gurus Sitarama Sharma and Indira Rajan followed by presentation of Ottenthullal by Krishnapurath Murali.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Mandir, Mylapore
Info: / 9282449995
October 14 - 16, 2016 Singapore

The Chitrasena Dance Company will be performing Rasas - Kandyan Dance at the Esplanade Dance Festival in Singapore at the Outdoor Theatre.
14 Oct: 7.15pm & 9pm, 15 Oct: 6.15pm, 7.30pm & 9pm, 16 Oct: 6.30pm & 8.15pm
Le-dem on Oct 16 on ‘An Introduction to Kandyan Dance’ at Esplanade library, 3pm

October 15, 2016 NYC

Jiva Performing Arts dance students along with Jiva Dance will be performing at 2016 Kids Fest: Stages in the Square, free outdoor festival, Toad Lily Stage on the Oval Lawn, Madison Square Park (enter the park at 24th Street and Madison Ave), 2:30 - 3pm

October 15, 2016 Mississauga, ON

Sampradaya Dance Creations presents another exciting program from their signature presentation series - the Kalangan Series: World of South Asian Art - SILK ROAD MELODY.
Silk Road Melody will showcase the dances and songs of Sufi Mystics from Persia to India featuring Kathak dancer Deepti Gupta of Arzoo Dance Theatre with Mushfiq Hashimi - vocals, Ashok Dutta - tabla & Sach Dhanjal – dilruba. A talk back session with the artists will follow the performance.
Venue: Sampradaya Theatre - 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students, seniors, arts works. To purchase call 905-607-8434.
Tickets will also be sold at the door 1 hour before show.

October 16, 2016 Garland, TX

Kathak Rhythms presents NRITYA ARPAN of pure Kathak nritya, nritta and natya by dancers trained for 8+ years. Live music accompaniment by leading Texas artists on tabla, vocals, harmonium and sitar.
At: Granville Arts Centre, Garland, TX 75040, 4pm
Info: 469-443-8225 /
October 16, 2016 Santa Clara, CA
Yuva Bharati presents Bharatanatyam and Kathak Concert by dancers from across the globe featuring Sujit Vaidya, Nadhi Thekkek and Indira Kadambi, Prashant Shah and team from New York City
At: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA, 4pm

October 16 - 22, 2016 The Hague

Bharatanatyam couple Renjith Babu & Vijna Vasudevan embark on a residence at Korzo, with support of the Kylián Foundation of choreographer Jiří Kylián. They explore new ways of presenting subjects through dance. With a double bill program of classical and modern Bharatanatyam, they show how classical roots can offer new possibilities for the future. Apart from kalari workshop, they premiere their new production TARU.
-16 Oct, 13:00 - 14:30: Workshop Yoga / Renjith Babu (Korzo Kerkstudio)
- 17 Oct, 20:00 - 21:30: Monday Movement Class / Renjith & Vijna
- 20 Oct, 20.00: Premiere of TARU (Korzo zaal)
- 22 Oct, 15:00 - 17:00: Workshop Kalaripayattu (Korzo Kerkstudio)
Info: /

October 17, 2016 NYC

ÉTUDES will be presented at Jacques' Art Nest XI, an intimately curated series on music and dance. Through the generous support of Jacques d'Amboise and his National Dance Institute, Amar Ramasar and Preeti Vasudevan will be performing two completed works as part of their ongoing collaboration towards a full evening.
Venue: The Howard Gilman Performance Space, National Dance Institute Center for Learning & the Arts, 217 West 147th Street, New York, NY 10039, 6:30pm

October 20 - 22, 2016 London
Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company presents UK premiere of INTER_RUPTED. Ancient Kathak is given a contemporary, dizzying spin by dance revolutionary Aditi Mangaldas and her dancers.
Mangaldas is forging a dynamic approach, refashioning traditional vocabulary with 21st century sound, rhythm and light. In the UK premiere of Inter_rupted, she is working with lighting designer Fabiana Piccioli, costume designer Kimie Nakano and composer Sajid Akbar. Aditi is accompanied by six other dancers and musicians live on stage. There is a free post-show talk with members of the company after the performance on  21 October (BSL interpreted). A Dance Umbrella Commission, presented in partnership with the Barbican
At: Barbican, Silk St, EC2, 7.45pm

October 20 - 23, 2016 New Delhi

The International Dance Research Center, Kuchipudi, in association with Andhra Bhavan, New Delhi is organizing a four day Festival, NATYA SAMPRADHAYAM - DANCE JOURNEY OF BHAGAVATHAS in New Delhi. This is a first time venture from the Center to string together a festival showcasing all aspects of the art form Kuchipudi, namely the Kalapam, Yakshaganam, Nruthya Nataka and the solo in one festival.  Featured are Kuchipudi Yakshaganam by Vedantam Venkatanaga Chalapathy & group, nrithya natakam by Chinta Ravi Balakrishna & group, nrithya natakam by Vempati Ravi Shankar & group, solos by Pasumarthy Mrityunja Sarma and artistes from traditional Kuchipudi families and others.
At: Dr. BR Ambedkar Auditorium, Andhra Bhavan, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. All are welcome.

October 21, 23, 29, 30 2016 Berne, Basel Switzerland

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Swiss-Indian dance and music company Kalasri presents the premiere of dance theater HIMALAYA performed by D. Keshava, Anjali Keshava and Sumitra Keshava with the Kalasri Dance Ensemble. Choreographer Guru Keshava connects the dance styles Bharatanatyam and Kathak as well as elements of folk dance and Yoga in a playful dialogue between 10 dancers and 4 musicians.
- Oct 21, Humanushaus, Ruhigen, Beitenwil, Bern, 7.30 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 031 838 11 11
- Oct 23, Theater am Käfigturm, Bern, 6.30 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 031 311 61 00
- Oct 29, Theater Scala Basel, 8 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 061 302 08 62
- Oct 30, Theater Scala Basel, 6.30 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 061 302 08 62

October 22, 2016 Washington DC
Indira Kadambi performs at the Fall festival organised by Dakshina, Daniel Phoenix Singh’s Dance Company. She will present VARSHA RITHU
At: Atlas Performing Theatre, Washington DC.

October 25 - November 6, 2016 UK

Slot Machine Theatre are touring their new family show YOUR TOYS. This show is made by your toys. Grownups and children alike, bring your own toy to the theatre to join in this gigantic adventure. Slot Machine Theatre bring your real toys to life on stage using their unique style of puppetry, original live music and quirky humour. A monstrous force rules the land. Only the bravest can defeat it. On this epic journey, we're all in danger, and only the toys can save us - your toys.
- 25th Oct, 3pm, Theatre Royal Margate (01843 292795)
- 26th Oct, 2.30pm, Quarterhouse, Folkestone
  27th Oct,11am & 2.30pm (01303 760750)
- 29th Oct, 11am & 2pm, Worthing Theatres, Connaught Studio (01903 206 206)
- 6th Nov, 2pm, Cornerstone Arts, Didcot (01235 515144)

October 28, 2016 Surrey, BC
NAAD FESTIVAL of Music, Dance & Film 2016 will feature Kathak dance by Mangala Bhatt (senior disciple of Pandit Durga Lal of Jaipur Gharana) and Naad Fusion Band (Gagandeep Singh-Classical vocal, Dr. Bruce Harding-flute, Surinder Khaira-drums, Amarjeet Singh-tabla, Coach Sandhu-guitar and Baljit Singh-dilruba), along with other talented local artists. Premier of short spoken word film OUR VICTORY written by Ajmer Rode & directed by Gurleen Kaur.
At: Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey BC, 6.30pm  
For more info:  778.883.2627 / 604.725.8700 /