|February 1 - 28, 2015 Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Baroda, Bhubaneswar, Assam|
Dance historian, scholar, author, critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's itinerary.
- Feb 1: Vaibhav Arekar and dancers: Play and Dance at Bandra, 10am
- Feb 3 and 4: Talk on Choreography by Ashish Mohan Khokar with screenings of rare documentary films on Uday Shankar, Ram Gopal, Balasaraswati, Ted Shawn and others, organized by Nad Roop, Maharashtra Cultural Centre and Lalit Kala Kendra (Gurukul) at Sudarshan Rang Manch: 10am till 1pm and 2pm till 5pm
- Prabha Marathe's Kala Chhaya Golden Jubilee Celebrations: Honouring senior Kathak exponent Tirath Ajmanai followed by dance and music performances by Kala Chhaya dancers and vocal recital by Srinivas Bhimsen Joshi, at Kala Chhaya Cultural Centre, 6pm
Feb 6 till 9: Dhauli Kalinga Dance Festival
Charishnu by Leela Samson, Gotipua dancers Odissi Dance Academy, Aditi Mangaldas, and martial and folk dances of Odisha, daily at 6pm
Feb 10 – 12: Indian Diaspora Conference; presentation of paper Performing Arts and Indian Diaspora, at ICCR, Azad Bhavan, 10am till 6pm
- Feb 14 -17: BHARATIYA RANGA MAHOTSAV of NSD, seminar and plays
Feb 14: Bacchae Greek play directed by Thawai Thiyam at Sri Ram Centre, 6pm
- Feb18 &19: Illustrated talks on classical Indian dance forms at Dance Dept. MS University, 10am
- Feb 21: KATHAK DARSHAN festival curated by Jagdish Gangani at Kriti Mandir (Kathak by Aditi Mangaldas, 8pm)
- Feb 22: Rakesh Chaurasia, flute, at Kriti Mandir, 8pm
- Feb 23: International Sattriya Dance Conference, Key note address at Dibrugarh University, 4pm
- Feb 24 & 25: Conference
Feb 26 – 27: ICCR empanelment meetings at Azad Bhavan, 10am till 5pm
- Feb 28: A presentation on Bharata Natya training with erognomics in mind, Fundamentally yours, the adavus’ by Dr. Mamata Niyogi Nakra of Kala Bharati and Nicole Lamontagne of Circe du Soleil from Montreal, at IIC Seminar Rooms II and III, Kamaladevi Complex, at 4pm
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org / 0 98107 48029
|February 14 - 28, 2015 Mumbai|
SOCH – SAVE OUR CULTURAL HERITAGE is a series of six festivals conceptualized and pioneered by Bharatanatyam exponent and scholar Dr. Sanddhya V Pureccha and her Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre to preserve, promote and propagate the Indian cultural heritage. The festivals will feature over 150 artistes from across the country right from young talented disciples, the upcoming new generation of performers, distinguished and legendary artists and some rare and unique dance productions.
- February 14 at 3pm
KINKINI FESTIVAL - Classical Dance National Youth Festival in association with the Department of Culture, Govt. of Maharashtra. An initiative to promote young classical dancers to showcase their proficiency and devotion after at least a decade of sincere training.
- February 15 at 10am
KALA AVISHKAR - Classical Dance Children’s Festival in association with the Department of Culture, Govt. of Maharashtra. An initiative to give a platform to budding child artists who have devoted at least five years to their training to blossom into future torchbearers of classical dance.
- February 21at 4pm
SWATI THIRUNAL, a creative production of Maharaja Swati Thirunal's compositions, choreographed by Dr. Sanddhya V Pureccha, performed by her and her repertory group.
- February 21at 6: 30pm
SANSKRITI MAHOTSAV in association with the P. L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Govt. of Maharashtra. Mumbaites get a fine opportunity to witness performances by senior artistes Sanddhya V Pureccha (Mumbai) – Bharatanatyam, Shashadhar Acharya (New Delhi) – Chhau, Nalini and Kamalini (New Delhi) - Kathak duo
- February 27at 5pm
SMRUTIKUSUMANJALI - Commemorating the Birth Anniversary of Late Guru Acharya Parvatikumar with a performance of his compositions and choreographies of the Marathi Nirupanas, a set of 18 rare items, written by Raja Sarfoji II of Tanjore.
- February 28 at 8pm
GATI CELEBRATION - Annual Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture Fest
Gati – a Sanskrit word meaning Speed illustrates the pace at which the students of the college have blossomed into passionate and proficient performers under the expertise of Principal Dr. Pureccha. Featuring a classical dance - music - rhythmic cadence ensemble by the students of the college.
Entry for all festivals is free and seating is on a first-come-first-served basis.
Venue: P. L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, Mini Auditorium, 3rd floor, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025
|February 23 - 28, 2015 Bangalore|
SPIC MACAY, Bengaluru chapter has organised programs of Pung Cholom (a drum dance form done with interesting acrobatics) by Guru Thanil Singh and his troupe from Manipur as well as Carnatic Veena by Dr. Jayanthi Kumaresh. Programs will be held in various schools and colleges across the city.
23 Feb: Bengaluru MVIT, 2pm
24 Feb: Hosur, The Titan School, 10am
25 Feb: Bengaluru Spastics Society Indiranagar, 10.30am
25 Feb: Bengaluru Garden City College, KR Puram, 3.30pm
26 Feb: Krishnagiri Rural School, 10am
26 Feb: Krishnagiri Rural School, 2pm
27 Feb: HD Kote, Rural School, 5pm
28 Feb: Bengaluru RVCE, 11.30am
For more details, please write to email@example.com
|February 25 & March 1, 2015 Kerala|
Anupama Mayooranathan is a Bharatanatyam dancer living in the Bay area in Northern California. She will present the following items: Bho Shambho in Revathi ragam, talam adi, composed by Dayanand Saraswathy, Choreography: Guru Nirmala Madhava, Anupama Mayooranathan / Jaya Janaki Ramana in Ragamalika, Taalamalika, composed by Annamacharya, Choreography: Guru Nirmala Madhava
- February 25: Guruvayur Sri Krishna Temple, Melpathur Auditorium as part of the Nisari Kalakshetra event whose Artistic director is M.K Giri.
- March 1: Kuttanellur temple, Thrissur as part of the temple's Pooram festival.
|February 26 - March 1, 2015 Chennai|
Kalakshetra Foundation presents REMEMBERING RUKMINI DEVI festival to commemorate the birthday of its founder.
- Feb 26
6.30pm: KANNAPPAR KURAVANJI by Kalakshetra
- Feb 27
5pm: Talk by Devdutt Pattanaik on ‘The mythology of dance. Why do we dance? As Menaka, Mohini or Mahesh’
6.30pm: Carnatic vocal by Neyveli Santhanagopalan
- Feb 28
5.30pm: Remembering Athai – excerpts from oral history of Kalakshetra followed by Shanta Dhananjayan in conversation with Gowri Ramnarayan and faculty of Kalakshetra
6.30pm: VANA VIRATA VIJAYAM part 2 by Bharatanjali , choreographed by Anitha Guha
- March 1
5.30pm: ‘Personal memories of Rukmini Devi that I cherish’talk by Dr. Sunil Kothari
6.30pm: RUKMINI KALYANAM by Kalakshetra
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra. All are welcome.
|February 27, 2015 Berlin, Germany|
Bharatanatyam by Johanna Devi and Eva Isolde Balzer. Yogeshwaran Ensemble - live music
At: Kulturstall, Kulturstiftung Schloss Britz, Alt Britz 73, 12359 Berlin, 7pm
Free entry. Reservations: 030-90239-3344
|February 27 & March 1, 2015 Malaysia|
Apsaras Arts presents AADUM ARUL JOTHI - The Dance of the Divine Deities, a thematic Bharatanataym performance featuring Mohanapriyan Thavarajah.
Feb 27: Dewan Rasah Amman, Seremban, 7.30pm
March 1: temple of Fine Arts, Kuala Lumpur, 5pm
|February 28, 2015 Delhi|
A presentation on ‘Bharata Natya training with ergonomics in mind, Fundamentally yours, the adavus’ by Dr. Mamata Niyogi Nakra of Kala Bharati and Nicole Lamontagne of Cirque du Soleil from Montreal,
At: IIC Seminar Rooms II and III, Kamaladevi Complex, at 4pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.kalabharati.ca
|February 28, 2015 Pune|
Nad-Roop concludes its Silver Jubilee Celebration with ATEET KI PARCHHAIYAN..... MAHABHARAT KI PUNARKHOJ, unfolding the many layers of the great epic Mahabharata through a blend of 7 Indian classical dance styles – featuring Ramli Ibrahim (Odissi), Vyjayanthi Kashi (Kuchipudi), Vaibhav Arekar (BN), Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam), Rakesh Sai Babu (Chhau), Dr. Kannan (Kathakali), Ameera Patankar (Kathak).
Conceptualised and choreographed by Shama Bhate
At: MIT College Ground, Pune, 6pm (donor passes)
|February 28, 2015 Palo Alto, California|
SAHANARTANA - DANCING TOGETHER, collaboration of Odissi with 5 other dance styles - Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Kathak, Manipuri and Mohiniattam featuring:
Guru Shradha, Madhuri Kishore Kuchipudi School, Nritanjali Dance Academy, Tarangini School of Kathak Dance, Tiruchitrambalam Dance Company, Chandreyee Mukherjee, Deepa Mahadevan, Mousumi Bose, Navia Natarajan, Niharika Mohanty, and talented daughters of Bay Area Indian classical dancers
Venue: Cubberley Theatre, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, USA 94303, 4pm
Tickets: 30$ (patron), 20$ (general), 15$ (student/senior) sahanartana.brownpapertickets.com
|February 28, 2015 Washington DC|
Hip Hop artist Paige Hernandez and Kuchipudi dancer Chitra Kalyandurg fuse dance, theatre and spoken word to give a contemporary spin to tales of resilient, relatable heroines from Indian myth in THE NAYIKA PROJECT. While Nina recovers from a tough breakup, she encounters a mystical woman, Sakhi, who promises to enlighten Nina by sharing the eight stages of a woman in a relationship. Even though these two women are from separate worlds, they have the potential to redefine history on the road to discovering the ultimate love. Journey with Nina and Sakhi as they remix the classic Ashta Nayikas using classical Kuchipudi, hip hop movement and spoken word. Original music is by Anjna Swaminathan, Rajna Swaminathan and Roopa Mahadevan.
At: Atlas Performing Arts Center, Sprenger Theatre, 1333 H Street, NE, Washington DC 20002, 7pm
|February 28, March 1, 2015 UK|
Srishti Nina Rajarani Dance Creations presents JHAM! The title JHAM! is one of the rhythmic vocally percussive South Indian solkattu used in dance recitation, and also alludes to the idea of a musical jam – a feeling of improvisation and collaboration, the musicians and dancers working off one another to produce something new and exciting. Artistic Direction and Choreography: Nina Rajarani, Music Composition and Direction: Y. Yadavan
- 28 Feb, Kala Sangam, Bradford, 7pm
- 1 March, Patidar House, Wembley, 5pm
|February 28 & March 1, 2015 Sunnyvale, CA |
Mahashivarathri Natyothsav Naatyarchana 2015 (noon - 8pm) hosted by Sanatan Dharma Kendra
February 28: Mythili Kumar will perform at 12:40pm
March 1: Malavika Kumar will perform at 12 noon
At: 193 Commercial St. Sunnyvale, CA 94087
|March 1, 2015 Aurangabad|
Mahagami presents lectures and presentations articulating different perspectives on Monuments of Aurangabad region by eminent experts under its DRISHTIKON series. Students, rasikas and heritage - lovers are welcome to attend these sessions focussed at inter - disciplinary dialogue with the monuments followed by discussion with audience.
Heritage Tourism: Dr. Rajesh Ragde / Architectural: Ajay Kulkarni
Dance-Iconographical: Parwati Dutta / Sociological: Dr. V. L. Dharurkar
At: Sharangadev Sadan, Mahagami, MGM, 10am
For more details, call +919372093189, 8806389234
|March 1, 2015 Bangalore|
Natyasaraswathi Bangalore presents 7TH AKHILA KARNATAKA KUCHIPUDI NRITHYOTSAVA. Lecture demonstrations, interactions and exclusive Kuchipudi performances ‘Kuchipudi Natyasaraswathi’ puraskara with cash award to renowned gurus for their contributions in the field of Kuchipudi.
Venue: Guru Bhavana, opp new bus stand, Devanahalli Town, Bangalore, 10am-8pm
All are welcome.
Info: email@example.com / www.natyasaraswathi.com
|March 1, 2015 Bangalore|
Jayakamala Pandian presents Bharatanatyam recital of her disciple Dhivya S. Pillai.
At: Padmini Rao's Parampara Auditorium at Channamanakere Achukattu Layout, BSK III Stage, Bangalore, 5.15pm to 6.15pm
Info: 9448444493 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|March 1, 2015 Chennai|
Bharatakalanjali presents its second in the series of lectures by experts on various special subjects. Tulsi Badrinath (writer & Bharatanatyam exponent) speaks on JYOTHISHAM (Light on the Path). This will benefit the practitioners of natya and sangeetham. There will be Q & A on the various aspects of connections between Art and planets.
Jyotish, or the light of astrology, is a part of the vedanga and highly developed over centuries in India. For artistes, Jyotish can offer many insights into career, relationships, teaching, fame and fortune. But chiefly, it provides help in understanding the path that is meant for one's soul in this life, and guiding one along that.
Venue: Bharatha Kalanjali, 6, Jeevaratnam Nagar, 1st Street (Near Shanti colony-Lister Lab), Adyar, Madras 600020, 10am – 11.30am. All are welcome.
Contact: 24911125 / email@example.com
|March 1, 19-21, 2015 Florida & Texas|
Schedule for Janaki Rangarajan
- March 1, 2015 Orlando, Florida: Janaki Rangarajan presents a solo Bharatanatyam performance
At: Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts at 3pm
- March 19-21 San Antonio, Texas: Janaki Rangarajan conducts workshops from March 19-21 and presents a solo Bharatanatyam performance on March 21
At: Hindu Temple of San Antonio at 6pm
|March 1 - 28, 2015 Pune, Mumbai, Bhanpura|
Schedule for Jhelum Paranjape and Smitalay.
- 1st Mar: Dance drama SHIV SHANKAR in traditional Bharatanatyam and Odissi by Dr. Sandya Purecha & troupe, Jhelum Paranjape & troupe (Smitalay) for SHANIWARWADA MUSIC & DANCE FESTIVAL at Shaniwarwada, Pune, 7pm
- 8th Mar: SWETA MUKTHI – FEMININE GLORY OF NIRVANA a solo dance presentation of five women in Gautam Buddha’s life & times by Odissi dancer Kavita Dwibedi on the occasion of International Women’s Day Celebration by Smitalay at Savarkar Rashtriya Smarak, Opp. Shivaji Park, Mumbai, 8pm. Donor card: Rs.200
- 13th Mar: SAVITRI VADATEY for old age home Athashri at Athashri, Pashan, Pune, 7.30pm
- 20th Mar: Friday Series by Rupali Kadam, senior teacher of Smitalay, at Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir Hall, Santacruz West, Mumbai, 7.30pm
- 28th Mar: LEELAVATI Odissi dance drama by Smitalay for Kamala Saklecha Gyan Mandir, at Kamala Saklecha Gyan Mandir, Bhanpura, M.P, 6pm.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.smitalay.com
|March 1 - 31, 2015 Chennai, Delhi, Hyderabad, Bhubaneswar|
Dance historian, scholar, author, critic Dr. Sunil Kothar's itinerary for March 2015
March 1: Illustrated talk on Remembering Rukmini Devi, at Kalakshetra auditorium, 6pm
March 2 – 6: Working at Rukmini Devi Museum and related work for Rukmini Devi's photo exhibition, Kalakshetra Museum.
- NEW DELHI: March 8 till 19
March 11-13: International Dance Festival of new choreographic works at Habitat Centre, Impresario presentation
March 19: Shekhar Sen's solo one act musical play Suradas, Habitat under aegis of Impresario
- HYDERABAD: March 20 to 27, University of Hyderabad, a Course for MA students on legendary gurus and dancers, Dept of Dance
- BHUBANESWAR: March 28 till 31, reworking on Marg Odissi book revised edition
|March 2 - 21, 2015 Kolkata|
Schedule for Rhythmosaic in March.
- March 2 - 4: Workshop by Martine Kaisserlian, Director, Offjazz Dance Academy, France, an expert in contemporary Dance, Movement Analysis and Awareness
Venue: Rhythmosaic Studio.
- March 3: Seminar by Martine Kaisserlian on ‘Present Scenario of Contemporary Dance in Europe’
At: Alliance Francaise Du Bengale.
- March 9 - 11: Workshop by Mohamed Drissi, Artistic Director, 3ami, Hong Kong, an expert in Musical Theater Jazz Dance at Rhythmosaic Sudio.
Seminar by Mohamed Drissi on ‘Scene of Musical Theater and Jazz Dance in the World’ at Alliance Francaise Du Bengale.
- March 17 - 21: Rhythmosaic and Pradip Center for Autism Management, organizing and celebrating National Creative Arts Therapy Week
* March 17, seminar and awareness camp on Dance Movement Therapy
At: Basanti Devi College for Girls, Kolkata.
* March 19, seminar and awareness camp on Dance Movement Therapy while dealing with autism and parents who are dealing with autism.
Venue: Pradip Center for Autism Management, Kolkata
* March 21, seminar and awareness camp on Dance Movement Therapy, for dealing with stress with Nilojoy Girls
Venue: Weavers Studio Center for The Arts
All are welcome. The workshop and awareness camp is free.
For details: 9831069211 / email@example.com / www.rhythmosaic.com
|March 3 - 29, 2015 Varanasi, Coimbatore Delhi, Mumbai|
- 3 March: Geeta Chandran is Chief Guest at Benaras Hindu University’s SPANDAN FESTIVAL organized by the Department of Performing Arts, Varanasi.
- 7 March: Geeta is Chief Guest and Keynote Speaker at International Women’s Day observance hosted by the Avinashilingam University for Women, Coimbatore.
- 11 March: Geeta Chandran performs for Sahitya Akademi’s Annual FESTIVAL OF LETTERS at the Meghdoot Open Air Theatre, Rabindra Bhavan, New Delhi.
- 12 March: Geeta Chandran performs GANDHI at NCPA Experimental Theatre, Mumbai
- 13 March: As part of NCPA’s Outreach Program, Geeta Chandran presents an illustrated lec-dem on Bharatanatyam at the Edubridge International School, Grant Road East), Mumbai.
- 28 & 29 March: At the Forms of Devotion exhibition curated by Sushma Bahl at the Lalit Kala Akademi Galleries in Copernicus Marg, Geeta Chandran performs on saguna and nirguna bhakti, inspired by specific art works that will be displayed, both days, same performance in the evenings, Delhi.
|March 4, 2015 Chennai|
Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha presents a Bharatanatyam recital of Tanya Saxena, disciple of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan and Rama Vaidyanathan as part of their Bharat Nritya Utsav 2015.
At: R.K. Swamy Auditorium, Mylapore, 5.45 pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 9871536332
|March 4, 2015 Thiruvananthapuram |
Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, Kutiyattam Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram & Dept. of Museums & Zoo, Govt. of Kerala present their 70th Paitruka kalasawadana program to disseminate Kutiyattam and allied arts featuring Kutiyattam THORANAYUDHAM - 2ND DAY
by Painkulam Ramachakyar Smaraka Kalapeedam, Thrissur. Program to begin with the usual brief appreciation class.
At: Museum Auditorium, Govt Museum, Thiruvananthapuram, 6pm. All are welcome.
Info: (0471) – 2474987 / email@example.com
|March 5 - 8, 2015 Delhi|
A festival of music and Dance titled DILLIYIL TYAGARAJA is being organised by the Tyagaraja Music Festival Trust, Delhi in association with the Delhi Tamil Sangam and Muthamizhi Peravai for four days - Sudha Raghunathan, Ranjani& Gayatri, Malladi Bros. Saaswati Prabhu (all music) Deepa Raghavan from Bangalore (dance tribute to Tyagaraja.) Delhi musician Sudha Raghuraman, disciples of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan and students of music and dance are participating in the festival which concludes with Rama Bhakti, a program of Namasankeerthanam by Udayalur K. Kalyanaraman & party.
At: Delhi Tamil Sangam Auditorium, R.K. Puram, New Delhi. All are welcome.
|March 5 -13, 2015 Hyderabad|
Schedule for Ananda Shankar Jayant for March 2015
- March 5: NAVARASA - EXPRESSIONS OF LIFE by Ananda Shankar Jayant and the Shankarananda Kalakshetra ensemble as part of the 3 day Nrityotsavam of the PS Telugu University. Ananda moves away from myth and lyric, uses abstraction as a way to explore human experience and emotion , and strings together in an eclectic manner, the nine emotions of life through the mnemonics of music, body kinetics and pure dance.
Venue: Ravindra Bharathi, 7pm
- March 11 – 13: ART - Annamacharya, Ramadas and Thyagaraja - 3 day festival celebrating the Trinity of Telugu Vaggeyakaras featuring signature choreographies of Ananda Shankar Jayant in solo and ensemble productions presented by South Indian Cultural Association & Shankarananda Kalakshetra.
11th March - Annamacharya- SHRINGARA DARPANAM
12th March - Ramadas - SRI RAMA NAMAM ENTHA RUCHI RA
13th March - Thyagaraja - THYAGARAJA RAMAYANAM
Venue: Ravindra Bharathi, 7pm daily
|March 6, 2015 Chennai|
Kartik Fine Arts presents the premiere of AHAM SITA in Chennai. This is a collaboration with playwright and director Gowri Ramnarayan. Vidya Subramanian dances the role of Sita in this dance-theatre production which is a journey through her progression from a young girl to the mature yet disillusioned woman.
Script, direction, choreographic and music design: Gowri Ramnarayan
Dance, choreography: Vidya Subramanian, vocal: Nisha Rajagopalan
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai, 6.30pm.
|March 6, 2015 Paris, France|
A KING MONKEY ON THE ROAD OF BUDDHA - singing, theater and dance in Vietnam and elsewhere (Afghanistan, Japan, Iran ...). This show was born from a research on common traditions of Asian countries in terms of song and dance theater drawing at the heart of Hindu and Buddhist roots of their cultures. In Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Nepal, songs and dances are inspired by similar tales, the same ordinary adventures, amorous passions... Born in Saigon in a family of traditional musicians, Huong Thanh recorded with the greatest virtuosos of Vietnam. Introduced to the world of jazz by Nguyên Lê, she then multiplied the musical adventures and encounters often lead to new creations. Huong Thanh is also an actress trained by her father, the famous actor Huu Phuoc. A unique opportunity for us to meet the Monkey King or attend attempts at seduction of a demon pursuing the Buddha ...
Huong Thanh (vocals), Hoa Lan (actress), Rana Gorgani (dance), Kengo Saito (rubab, tabla), Xuan Vinh Phuoc (dan bau, dan kim, percussion), Hong Nguyen (dan tranh, dan sen, percussion) School Vo Son Dong (martial arts), Julia Haussener (dance), Mai Thu Tran (flute)
At: National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet 6, 75116 Jena Place, Paris, 8.30pm
Information, reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 40 73 88 18
|March 7, 2015 Bangalore|
International Arts & Cultural Foundation, Bengaluru presents BHAVA RAGA TALA
featuring Jyotsna Jagannathan and Sathyanarayana Raju.
At: Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram, 6pm
|March 7, 2015 Bangalore|
Dr. Padmaja Suresh presents a talk and demonstration TANTRA AND NATYA, concept and co-relation for Kalasindhu at a seminar.
At: Kalasindhu, 12, 1st East Main Rd, ITI Layout, BSK 3rd Stage, Near Vidyapeetha Circle, Bangalore 70, 4pm
|March 7 & 15, 2015 Neuchâtel & Paris|
In OUT OF BOUNDS, Revanta Sarabhai and dancer Pooja Purohit present a series of solos and duets showcasing the exquisite technique of Bharatanatyam, in both traditional and contemporary explorations, along with other recent works that chart new territories in South Asian dance.
- March 7: Danse Equilibre, Rue de l'Evole 31A, 2000 Neuchâtel, Switzerland, 8.30pm – 10pm
- March 15: Centre Mandapa, 6 Rue Wurtz, 75013 Paris, 6 – 7pm (Info: 01 45890160)
|March 8, 2015 Chennai|
Mega TV presents 7th Mega Women Achiever’s Awards on International Women’s Day.
Utsav Music’s COLURS OF INDIA features Rukmini Vijayakumar (BN), Meghranjani Medhi (Kathak), Prateeksha Kashi (Kuchipudi), Swapna Rajendra Kumar (Mohiniattam), Sangeeta Pethkar (Odissi)
At: Kamaraj Arangham, 6pm
Info: +919282122550 / email@example.com
|March 8, 2015 London, UK|
Sahasra fine Arts presents an Indian classical dance festival KRAMA in west London under the artistic direction of Sarvani Yadavalli
At: Paul Robenson Theater, Treaty Center, High Street, Hounslow TW31ES, 2pm
|March 8 & 9, 2015 Tirupati & Bangalore|
Ramya Ramnarayan performs:
- March 8: NARI MAHIMA thematic presentation to commemorate International Woman’s Day for Nada Neerajanam, Tirumala Hills, AP, 6.30pm
- March 9: ACHARYA DEVO BHAVA, a tribute to Guru S.K. Rajarathnam Pillai for World Dance Alliance Karnataka
At: Seva Sadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore, 6.30pm
|March 8 - 20, 2015 Chennai
The Government of Tamil Nadu had announced grants of Rs.1.50 lakh each towards production of 5 new dance dramas and 5 new Puranic dramas and entrusted the task to Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram.
Expert Committees constituted by the Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram have selected the following productions.
- The Puranic dance dramas are:
San Basha (Devi Kalaikoodam): Karaikkal Ammaiyar
K.R.S.Kumar (Nataka Kavalar Kalaikoodam): Avadharapurushar Sri Ramanujar
Natakapani Arunagiri (Gangai Kalalaya): Killivalavan Kaathal
D.Balasundaram (Tamilarasan Theatres Nataka Kuzhu): Sri Krishna Dharisanam
Tamilnadu Nataka Nadigar Sangam, Madurai: Baktha Pragalatha
- The new dance dramas
Renganayaki Jayaraman (Sri Saraswathi Gana Nilayam): Hari Hara Sangamam
Revathi Ramachandran (Kala Sadhanalaya): Tamizharasi Kuravanji
Srilatha Vinod (Andhra Centre for Performing Arts): Esan Adi Potri
S. Premnath (Rukminidevi Natya Shetra Foundation): Sri Devi Kanniyakumari Charithiram
Dakshayani Ramachandran (Nrithyaarpana): Gnana Peruveli
The dramas will be presented in a festival staged by Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram in collaboration with Narada Gana Sabha Trust between March 8 and 12.The dance dramas will be mounted in a festival being held from March 16 to 20 by Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram in collaboration with Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha (Vani Mahal).
|March 12, 2015 Mumbai|
GANDHI: WARP & WEFT by Geeta Chandran has been choreographed by Geeta Chandran and Deepa Dharmadhikari. The performance explores key concepts from Gandhian philosophy through the narrative lens of the female dancer in the 21st century. The choreography plays with ideology through abstract movement as well as narrative gestures, and incorporates both classical Bharatanatyam as well as contemporary movement theatre in its physical vocabulary. The performance comprises six concepts interpreted through dance that flow contiguously from one to the other, crafted in a vilambit style. In keeping with Gandhi’s personal evolution, the initial sections of the choreography are based on classical Bharatanatyam abhinaya techniques; and then, reflecting the newness of Gandhi’s evolving philosophy and the stark brilliance of his struggle, the later sections have been visualized embracing a more contemporary choreographic outlook.
At: NCPA Experimental Theatre, 7pm
|March 12 & 14, 2015 MA & NYC|
Ragamala Dance Company presents SONG OF THE JASMINE with Aparna Ramaswamy, Ranee Ramaswamy and Rudresh Mahanthappa
- March 12: University of Massachussets, Amherst, Fine Arts Center Concert Hall, 7.30pm (https://fac.umass.edu/online/ragamala)
- March 14: The Egg Center for the Performing Arts, Albany, New York, 8pm (http://www.theegg.org/event/ragamala-dance)
|March 13 & 14, 2015 Singapore|
In RELEASE 4.0, Maya Dance Theatre presents BENEFIT OF DOUBT by Raymond Liew, a Germany based Malaysian choreographer-dancer who survived a tragic speedboat accident in Pulau Tioman in 2013. After fifteen surgeries and a year of recovery, he has returned to his passion, more determined than ever to live out his life in dance. Raymond graduated with a Diploma in Dance at Aswara (Malaysia) and a Bachelor and Masters in Choreography at Folkwang University (Germany). He has danced with Pina Bausch Tanztheater, Folkwang Tanz Studio, Tanz Company Gervasi, Henrietta Horn, Rodolpho Leoni, Mark Sieczkarek and Fang-YuShen. In December 2014, he presented his first full-length premiere with an international cast of dancers at D'Motion International Dance Festival (Malaysia).
On 13 March (8pm), 14 March 2015 (3pm & 8pm)
At: 10 Square @ Orchard Central,181 Orchard Road, #10-01, S(238896), Singapore
|March 13 & 14, 2015 Philadelphia, PA|
Three Aksha presents an evening of Bharatanatyam dance in two parts. The first half presents Three Aksha students and dancers after a two-week workshop with Prof C. V. Chandrasekhar. The latter half features the Master himself.
At: the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 7.30pm
|March 13 & 14, 2015 Honolulu, Hawaii |
THE POWER WITHIN - A work in progress featuring Krithika Rajagopalan, Dipankar Mukerjee, Brahim Fribgane. Krithika Rajagopalan has been named the Artist-in-Residence at The Doris Duke Foundation Shangri-La Honolulu, where she will open the Mughal Suite.
- March 13: Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii USA (honolulumuseum.org)
- March 14: Shangri La - Center for Islamic Arts and Cultures, 5pm (www.shangrilahawaii.org)
|March 14, 2015 Chicago, IL |
Natya Dance Theatre and Muntu Dance Theatre present EXPLORATION OF TRADITIONS, an eclectic celebration of classical Bharatanatyam and African dance. Free admission.
At: South Shore Cultural Center (7059 South Shore Dr., Chicago), 2pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.natya.com
|March 14, 2015 Basel, Switzerland|
Revanta Sarabhai and Pooja Purohit present a Bharatanatyam margam, showcasing the exquisite technique of the Pandanallur style including some rare gems composed by legendary gurus Kittappa Pillai and Meenakshi Sundaram Pillai.
At: Studio Kalasri, Freie Strasse 3, 4001 Basel, 6:30pm – 8pm
Info: 076 568 16 67 / email@example.com
|March 15, 2015 Palo Alto, CA|
Yuva Bharati presents Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi recitals presented by Yamini Saripalli , Bhuvana Venkatesh, Thangam Natarajan, Sudha Krishnan.
At: Cubberly Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA, 4pm. Admission free.
|March 18, 2015 Kolkata|
For a special women's theatre festival produced and presented by actor Shahana Chatterjee, Anita Ratnam presents A MILLION SITAS
At: GD Birla Sabhagar, Kolkata, 7pm
|March 19, 2015 Mumbai|
NCPA presents Bharatanatyam duet by Shanti Mohanty Dave and Suhani Dhanki in its Umang series. Shanti Mohanty Dave has performed as a soloist and with her guru, Dr. Sandhya Purecha. She is the Founder of Kalanjali Institute of Fine Arts. Suhani Dhanki’s rendezvous with dance has lasted for more than 15 years now.
Admission on a first-come-first served basis.
At: NCPA’s Little Theatre, 7pm
Info: (022) - 22824567
|March 19 - 25, 2015 Pondicherry|
THE MIRROR AND THE MASK, a Commedia dell-Arte workshop conducted by Giovanni Pampiglione, a director, actor, educator, and writer. He studied at the Sapienza University in Rome and at the Directing Department of the National Theater Academy in Warsaw. In 1980, he created L'Atelier di Formia, where invited artists exhibit twentieth century Polish drama in Italian. He has directed drama theatres and opera houses in Italy, the Netherlands, France, Iceland, Poland, and Great Britain. He received the Stanislaw Ignacy Witkiewicz prize, awarded by the International Theatre Institute in 2004. In September 2014, he received the Honor Golden Cross "Gloria Artis" from the Warsaw Minister of Culture for his theatre life dedicated to Poland. He is a lecturer at the Theatre Academy in Warsaw and the State Higher School of Theatre in Krakow.
At: Adishakti, Pondicherry
For more details, contact: 09047530689 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|March 22, 2015 Milpitas, CA|
Abhinaya presents AAKRITI – THE FORMS OF VISHNU, Spring Student Showcase
At: India Community Center, 525 Los Coches St, Milpitas, CA 95035, 4pm
Tickets: $10 Student/Senior; $15 General; Free for Friends of Abhinaya
Tickets available at www.abhinaya.org
|March 29, 2015 Chennai|
Bharatakalanjali jointly with Narada Gaana Sabha presents AZHAGU DEIVAM, a special program of Periyasami Thooran’s compositions choreographed by The Dhananjayans and performed by the senior alumnus of Bharatakalanjali, Shobana Bala, Sreelatha Vinod, Pavithra Srinivasan, Divya Shiva, Vijayalakshmi.
Few complimentary passes available, first come first serve basis. Tickets available at the sabha counter. Enquire at Bharatakalanjali (24911125) or NG Sabha office: 24990850
At: Narada Gana Sabha, 5 to 7 pm.
|March 29, 2015 Mississauga, ON|
Sampradaya Dance Creations presents its next installment of HORIZON SERIES, Emerging Artist Performance Series. The two local emerging artists - classical vocalist Ravi Datar and flutist and vocalist Hasheel Lodhia. Talk-back session to following performances.
Venue: Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga, ON, 4pm
Tickets: $15, adults, $10 students/seniors.
To purchase tickets call: 905-607-8434.