August 6 - 28, 2016 USA

Dr. Sanjay Shantaram and his disciple Shekar Rajendran will be presenting Bharatanatyam duet in unique pieces specially choreographed for the below upcoming festivals
-August 6: MATSYA KANYA dance production in association with Pratham & Laasya School of Dance, East Chapel Hill School, Raleigh, North Carolina, 5pm
-August 20: Bharatanatyam duet performance at Phoenix, Arizona, Krishna Temple, 5:30pm
-August 22 – 27: Folk Dances of India, dance workshop at Aarthi School of Dance, Phoenix, Arizona, 5pm
-August 28: Bharatanatyam duet performance at Corpus Christy, Phoenix, Arizona, 6pm

August 18 - September 2, 2016 Aluva, Kerala
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam, Moozhikulam, Aluva, 6.30pm
Info:  / (0484) – 2470106, 94472 09421

August 25 - 29, 2016 Malaysia
The performance is a part of the ICCR Malaysian program bringing to the audience the aesthetic essence of the TAMIZH ISAI NATANAM, the richness of the art, music and dance in Tamizh, through the ancient delightful compositions of the Tanjore Quartet style. Narthaki Nataraj will be touring Malaysia in the cities of Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh and Pintong.
- Aug 27: Shantanand Auditorium, Temple of Fine Arts, Brickfields, KL, 7pm

August 26-Sept 10, 2016 Durban, Botswana, S Africa

- Aug 26, 27 & 29: An ‘In Conversation’ and workshop by Prof. CV Chandrasekhar at Durban
- Aug 28: The Consulate General of India (Durban) and Natya Ananda presents a Bharatanatyam recital by Prof. CV Chandrasekhar.
At: The Kendra Hall, 4pm. All are welcome.
- Sept 5, 6 & 7: Workshop at Botswana
- Sept 10: Shrutilaya hosted by BHCT Shri Balaji temple, Botswana, 6pm

August 28, 2016 Chicago

Natya presents PADMA - THE EVENING ROSE as part of the Chicago Parks District's Night Out in the Parks series. Performances are free and open to the public. Natya will perform with a live orchestra at Indian Boundary Park (2500 W Lunt Ave, Chicago, IL 60645), 3pm to 4pm.
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August 30, 2016 New Delhi

AADYANT....the infinite, a Kathak dance production based on the journey of the life of a dancer. Presentation by dancers of Samantaa Dance Company with live musicians.
Directors: Amit Khinchi & Shubhi Johari
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, 6.45pm
Info: / 9999358501

August 30, 2016 London

Swati Dance Company presents MAAY BOLI, meaning mother tongue, which researches the influence of Thanjavur Maratha Rulers in developing Marathi text for Bharatanatyam.
Artistic Director & Choreographer: Dr Swati Raut
Guest choreographer: Prof. Hari Krishnan, Artistic Director inDance, Canada
Performers:  Swati Raut, Shruti Raut, Vaidehi Raut
Music and vocals: Pushkala Gopal, Manorama Prasad, Prathap RR and Vijay Venket
At: The Nehru Centre, 8, South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF, 6.30pm

August 31, 2016 Delhi

THE COURTESAN - AN ENIGMA from research project on the ‘The Lost Songs of Courtesans’ conceived and conceptualized by Manjari Chaturvedi.
Darbari Kathak, dance of the courtesan by Manjari Chaturvedi
Narration of stories of courtesans by Neesha Singh
Venue: India Habitat Centre, 7:30pm

August 31, 2016 Shrewsbury, UK

Sonia Sabri Company presents THEY SHALL NOT PASS. Sarvar and Sonia Sabri will be performing a collaborative dance and music piece commissioned by the Shrewsbury festival, including renowned artists across various forms of dance and music disciplines. This will culminate in a colourful performance, a collaboration between African, clog, flamenco and Kathak dance with corresponding live music.
At: Shrewsbury Folk Festival, PO Box 106, Worthen, Shrewsbury, SY5 9XG, 6.30pm

September 1, 16 & 24, 2016 Dharmasthala, Mumbai, Pune

- Sept 1: NATYOLLASH, A thematic Bharatanatyam solo presentation by Dr.Padmaja Suresh, at Sri Keshavananda Bharati Swami Mutt, Kabakaputtur, Dharmasthala District, Karnataka, 7pm
- Sept 16: As a dance team member of Sri Rajarajeshwari Bharatanatya Kalamandir troupe, led by Guru K. Kalyanasundaram at the birth centenary celebrations of M.S. Subbulakshmi.
At: Shanmugananda Sangeeta Sabha, Mumbai, 6pm
- Sept 24:  Enriching education through the arts, a talk demonstration at the Higher Education and Research Society, by Dr. Padmaja Suresh, at the International Conference on Literature, Culture and World Peace 2016 (Pune), at Dnyansagar Institute of Management & Research SKP Campus, near Pune-Mumbai highway, 11am

September 2, 2016 Irvine, CA
Dance Conversations 2016 - Dancing communities, Dancing Cities," a festival of Dance and Music from India is presented by the Ektaa Center and the Arpana Dance Company. As part of it, a panel on WRITING IN DANCE will feature writers and editors from local, national and international magazines / newspapers - V. Ramnarayan (Editor, Sruti magazine, Chennai, India), Mallika Rao (Huffington Post, New York) and Paul Hodgins (OC Register, Santa Ana, CA).
At: Irvine City Hall Conference and Training Center, 7pm
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September 3, 2016 London, UK

Krishnamurti Concert featuring Aditi Mangaldas will celebrate, with Kathak dancer Aditi Mangaldas,  the links between philosopher J Krishnamurti and the arts.
At: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, 7:30pm

September 3, 2016 Monroe, NY
KRISHNA LEELA dance drama directed & choreographed by Pandit S. N. Charka features colorful scenes from the life of Krishna: from his miraculous early years and mischievous childhood to the culmination in the maharaas, his cosmic dance with the gopis – all presented in the dazzling Kathak style.                                                                                        
At: Blue Sky Center, Ananda Ashram, 13 Sapphire Rd., Monroe, NY 10950, 8:30pm
Info: 845-783-7514 / 646-489-7790 /

September 3, 2016 Mississauga, Canada

Sampradaya Dance Creations presents the Aditya Prakash Ensemble in concert under its signature series, the KALANGAN SERIES - World of South Asian Art. Hailing from Los Angles, California, the ensemble is a young, imaginative group of musicians bridging Western and Eastern approaches to performance, creating an innovative, powerful mix of the deep rooted tradition of Indian classical ragas, chants and rhythms with the modern sounds of brass band arrangement, jazz harmony, and hip hop-infused rhythms and spoken word.
At: Sampradaya Theatre in Mississauga, Ontario, 7:30pm
Tickets: $20 adults, $15 students/seniors/arts workers
Call Sampradaya Dance Creations office at 905-607-8434 to get tickets

September 3 - 23, 2016 Delhi, Kolkata, Vrindavan, Goa
Schedule for Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha
-3 Sept, 11am: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform at the annual event, ‘Cheers to Peers’, celebrating and recognizing the talent and excellence of teachers of Shiv Nadar Schools, NCR. Venue: Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon
-3 Sept, 7pm: Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform for the Taj Palace Hotel Black tie Charity Ball 2016 hosted by the TATA Group.  It’s an annual gesture of gratitude towards Indian soldiers, who have made sacrifices and fought valiantly to safeguard our nation. Founded around the concept of contributing meaningfully through opportunities provided to their families or by addressing the soldier's needs in more than simply monetary terms.
-10 Sept, 6:30pm: Geeta Chandran will present the arangetram of her disciple Shreya Dua at the Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, New Delhi.
-11 Sept 7pm: Geeta Chandran will perform her solo work GANDHI: Warp & Weft as part of the 8th Edition of the International Dance Biennale – Interface 2016, at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Kolkata.
-11 Sept, 7pm:  Sharanya Chandran, daughter and disciple of Geeta Chandran, will perform in Vrindavan for the Swami Haridas Sammiti
-13-17 Sept: In Goa, Geeta Chandran conducts a SPIC MACAY Workshop in collaboration with Kala Academy for dance teachers from various schools. The workshop will include teaching them aspects of dance training and pedagogy as well as enhancing their teaching skills. The workshop will be conducted at the Kala Academy, Goa.
- 22 & 23 Sept: As part of Shovana Narayan’s annual Lalit Arpan Fest at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, Geeta Chandran will portray one of the Ashtanayikas based on the poetry of Vidyapati. The 2-day festival at the Stein Auditorium features:
Day I: Vasaksajja: Shovana Narayan (Kathak); Virahotkanthita:  Madhavi Mudgal (Odissi); Swaadhinbhratika: Jaya Rama & Vanashri Rao (Kuchipudi); Kalahantarita: Geeta Chandran   (Bharatanatyam)
Day II: Khandita: Pratibha Prahlad (Bharatanatyam); Vipralabdha: Guru Singhajit Singh & Charu Sija Mathur (Manipuri); Proshitbhratika:  Bharati Shivaji (Mohiniattam); Abhisarika: Ranjana Gauhar (Odissi).
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September 3 - 24, 2016 London, Coimbatore, Bangkok & Romania
Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas and Drishtikon Dance Company
- Sept 3, London: Aditi Mangaldas (solo) presents SEEKING THE BELOVED and ZERO MOMENT for J Krishnamurti – Silence, Music and The Arts festival.
Venue: Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, London SW1X 9DQ, 7:30pm
- Sept 4, Coimbatore: Drishtikon Dance Company presents UTSAV and EXTRACTS for Rajalakshmi Fine Arts
Venue: Sarojini Natraj Auditorium
- Sept 14, Bangkok: Drishtikon Dance Company presents UNCHARTED SEAS for International Festival of Dance and Music
Venue: Thailand Cultural Centre
- Sept 24, Tbilisi, Romania: Drishtikon Dance Company presents WITHIN
Venue: Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre
Info: /

September 4, 2016 New Delhi

BHAV. RAAG. TAAL: Bharatanatyam Expressions, 29th annual dance presentation by  Nrityabharati,  academy for Indian classical dance and music run by SUNAINA NGO. This Bharatanatyam presentation is by 150 upcoming disciples of Guru Kanaka Sudhakar.
At: Ghalib Auditorium,  opp Mata Sundari college,  ITO,  New Delhi 110002, 6:30pm

September 4, Kolkata

To commemorate the 82nd birth anniversary of Manjusri Chaki-Sircar, Dancers Guild presents an evening of dance and lecture featuring memorial lecture by Dr. Sunil Kothari and dance theater CHITRANGADHA by Dancers Guild.
At: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, 6.30pm
Info: 98316 04978 / 98302 04412 /

September 5, 2016 Bhuj, Gujarat
Odissi Dance and Sambalpuri dance featuring productions Astanayika and Vaishnava Jana by Suprava Mishra and dancers of Aum Arts Academy for Ganesh Mahotsav by Shri Jagannath Odiya Samaj, at Rajput Samajwadi, Bhuj, 8pm

September 5 - 11, 2016 Kolkata & Delhi
Sapphire Creations presents the 8th edition of INTERFACE, a platform that engages the experimental, avant garde and reformist artistic fraternity to create a mainstream event that can break barriers between forms, spaces and mindsets. Artistes featured are
-Sept 5, IHC, Delhi: Khambatta Dance Company, Seattle. Free.
-Sept 5, IHC, Delhi: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Malaysia. Free
-Sept 9, ICCR, Kolkata: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Malaysia. Free
-Sept 10, Kala Mandir, Kolkata: Sapphire Creations Dance Company, Kolkata & Khambatta Dance Company, Seattle (ticketed show)
-Sept 11, Nandan 3, Kolkata, 2-5pm: Dance film screenings on Pioneers of Modern Dance in India (Dr. Sunil Kothari) & Dance in Indian Cinema, Interaction and film (Dr. Ratnottama Sengupta)
-Sept 11, ICCR, Kolkata: Geeta Chandran & Natya Vriksha, Delhi & Young Choreographers Forum. Free

September 6, 2016 Delhi

Sanskriti Foundation and IIC present Kuchipudi recital by Amrita Lahiri.
At: IIC main auditorium, 6.30pm

September 6, 2016 Berlin, Germany

Sonali Skandan presents Bharatanatyam recital at Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstrasse 17, 10785 Berlin, 6pm.
Info: 030-25795402

September 8 - 14, 2016 Sweden
Rhythmosaic - Sengupta Dance Company performs and conducts workshop at ABUNDANCE DANCE FESTIVAL, Sweden, presenting production DESOLATE and world premiere of SKIN
*8-10th September, Karlstad, Sweden
-8th of Sept, 11.45am -12.20pm: SKIN - Domkyrkan (Cathedral)
-8th of Sept at 5.40 -6.05pm: DESOLATE - Main stage
-10th of Sept at 12-12.25pm: SKIN- Soltorget
-10th of Sept at 3-3.25pm: DESOLATE - Main stage
Workshop - Approlication
- 9th of Sept,10 -11.30am
*Workshop & Performance at Stockholm, organized by DADA, Artistic Director, Veronica Tjenerd.
Performance on 13th Sept, Workshop 12th - 14th Sept, Dancecentrum

September 9, 2016 London

Akademi presents ILLICIT WORLDS OF INDIAN DANCE, a specially curated evening of dance, film and narration focussed around Anna Morcom's book Illicit Worlds of Indian Dance.
Celebrating the world of India’s female and transgender dancers, Akademi explores the forces of inclusion/ exclusion that have shaped Indian performing arts over the last century. Anna Morcom studied Ethnomusicology and Hindi at the School of Oriental and African Studies, and then a PhD on Hindi film songs. Anna is currently a professor at Royal Holloway. ‘Illicit worlds of Indian dance’ was awarded the Allan Merriam prize, the Society of Ethnomusicology’s (SEM) book award, and the Marcia Herndon prize of the Gender and Sexualities section of SEM.
At: Rich Mix, Bethnal Green, 7.30pm

September 9, 2016 Philadelphia
A Kathak dance BALANCE and photography exhibition will take place on the opening night of the FRINGE ARTS FESTIVAL in Philadelphia. The exhibition will take place at Philadelphia Art Alliance in Center City and is a collaboration between JheeSha Productions (Sharrie Lister   Booker and Jheel Mehta) and Dialogue Photography. The exhibition will speak to the human struggle to balance the pressures of modern day life through a combination of dance, music and photography. The evening will start with a gallery style showing of the photographs plus a Kathak dance performance. The exhibition will end with a short reception which will invite the audience to explore the ideas and ask questions directly to the artists - the dancers and the photographer.
At: Philadelphia Art Alliance, 251 South 18th Street, Philadelphia, 6.30pm to 8.30pm
Contact: / 949 272 6979 or 610 283 6873

September 9 - 25, 2016 Bangalore
-Sept 9: Gandhi Park, Bharathnagar - Folk Festival
-Sept 10: Gandhi Park, Bharathnagar - Folk Festival
-Sept 11: Freedom Park, Sheshadri Road, Bengaluru - Folk Festival
-Sept 16: tba
-Sept 17: Phoenix Market City Mall - 5 Elements - Dance Program
-Sept 18: Phoenix Market City Mall - Dr. Suma Sudhindra & troupe - Carnatic fusion music
-Sept 23: Chowdiah Memorial Hall
-Sept 24: Chowdiah Memorial Hall - Dance by Apsara Arts, Singapore  
-Sept 25: Chowdiah Memorial Hall

September 10, 2016 Chicago

Studio Series Master class with Nan Jombang from noon - 2pm
Join Hubbard Street Dance for a truly unique, two-hour experience. Returning to the US for the first time since 2012, Indonesian contemporary dance company Nan Jombang kicks off the Hubbard Street Dance Fall 2016 Studio Series with a master class combining the traditional West Sumatran martial art of Silat Minangkabau with contemporary dance and body percussion. Directly from Nan Jombang founder and choreographer Eri Mefri, you'll learn this distinctive form of contemporary dance which transcends language, and bursts open culturally specific movement traditions and heritage performance forms.
At: Hubbard Street Dance Center, 1147 W Jackson Blvd at S Racine Ave, Chicago, IL 60607
$25 per person, limit 30 participants. For advanced and professional dancers
Contact: Meredith Dincolo, Artistic Associate and Coordinator of Pre-Professional Programs at

September 10 & 11, 2016 San Jose, CA
Abhinaya is pleased to present guest lecturer, Ketu Katrak, Professor of Drama at the University of California, Irvine and author of ‘Contemporary Indian Dance - New Creative Choreography in India and the Diaspora.’ All students of dance, dancers and dance teachers are invited to attend these free, informative lectures on "Multiple Idioms of Indian Contemporary Dance" and "The Contemporary Presence of India's Epic Stories and Powerful Goddesses".
At: On Sept 10 at SDK (3102 Landess Ave, San Jose 95132), 7pm  and on Sept 11 at CPAA  (6148 Bollinger Rd., San Jose 95129) at 11:45am
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September 11, 2016 Santa Clara, CA

KARTHIKEYA KALYANAM - Kuchipudi dance drama led by Hari Ramamurthy performed by about 25 Bay Area Kuchipudi dancers and visiting dancers from India
At: Mission City Center for Performing Arts, 3250 Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA, 4pm

September 13 - 30, 2016 Bhubaneswar & Hyderabad

Schedule for Ileana Citaristi
-13th Sept, Bhubaneswar: Art Vision presents 12th SANGAM, A CONFLUENCE OF DANCE at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 7pm. In this edition homage will be paid to two great saints and social reformers, Mother Theresa (‘Karuna’ in Odissi style by Art Vision, choreography Ileana Citaristi) and Swami Vivekananda (‘Tejonidhi’ in Bharatanatyam style by Nuparnaad, choreography Swati Daithankar)). Besides, Art Vision will present “Akshara,” a new production in homage to the Odia language (script by Devdas Chhotrai).
- 25th-30th Sept, Hyderabad: Ileana Citaristi will be a faculty guest at the Department of Dance, SN School of Arts & Communication, University of Hyderabad, to conduct a workshop in Odissi dance with the students of the Department

September 16 - 18, 2016 Minneapolis, MN
Katha Dance Theater presents SUFIANA ­ THE SUFI ECSTASY featuring live music composed by Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan and choreography by KDT’s Founder/Artistic Director Rita Mustaphi.
Musicians: Dr. Pooja Goswami Pavan (composer/vocalist), Dr. A. Pavan (tabla); Greg Harriges (guitar), Vinod Krishnan (keyboard), Pankaj Mishra (sarangi) and Abhinav Sharma (percussion),
KDT Company dancers: Sarika Haris, Priyanka Jain, Rupa Nair, Nivedita Sahni, Mukta Sathe, Anurag Sharma, Monica Singh, Asha Sharma and Rita Mustaphi.
Sept. 16 & 17 @ 8pm, Sept. 18 @ 2pm
At: The Cowles Center, 528 Hennepin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55403
Info: (763) - 533 - 0756 /

September 17 & 18, 2016 Kolkata

Weavers Studio Centre for the Arts presents a two day theatre festival - DRAUPADI (on 17th) starring Himani Shivpuri & Rakesh Bedi and CHAKRAVYU (on 18th) starring Nitish Bharadwaj. DRAUPADI unfolds in an incredibly light manner filled with ample earthy humor and live authentic folk and classical Indian music. CHAKRAVYUH is the story of the thirteenth day of the great battle of Mahabharata. This plays does not confine Chakravyuh to just a war-craft and take it to the level of a complete philosophy. Plays written and directed by Atul Satya Koushik.
At: GD Birla Sabhaghar, 6.30pm

September 18, 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, 6pm  
For more info:  778.883.2627 / 604.725.8700

September 24, 2016 London
Srinidhi Raghavan, daughter and disciple of Usha Raghavan, presents solo performance VOICES.
Accompanying Artists: Usha Raghavan (nattuvangam), Thilagasakthy Aaraamuthan (vocal), Prathap Ramachandra (mridangam), Jalatharan (violin), Jasdeep Singh Degun (sitar)
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London, 6.30pm
Ticket Prices: Individual: £15, £12, Family of four - £30
Info: Tel: 07899 844869 / e-mail:

September 25, 2016 San Jose, CA
Abhinaya organizes ‘Bring your Dad/Brother to workshop’ day.  Learn about and recognize the heroes portrayed in Abhinaya's 2016 fall concert ‘Vaanara Leela - The extraordinary role of Hanuman and his monkey army in the Ramayana.’
At: CPAA, 6148 Bollinger Rd., San Jose, 12 - 1 pm
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