|January 10 - June 16, 2013 UK |
NOT UNTIL WE ARE LOST, the new show by Ockham's Razor, will open the London International MIME Festival (Jan 10-12) and then be touring the UK in 2013. The show uses aerial movement to create atmospheric, exciting physical theatre in a series of short stories which explore what it is to be lost. ‘Not Until We Are Lost’ brings the audience into the heart of the action. The performance is viewed in new, innovative ways from within a unique set, featuring originally designed aerial structures. The images unfold above and around the audience as they journey through the narrative. The aerial sculptures transform around the audience creating physically and emotionally affecting environments. These shifts in perspective and gravity question how solid, how fixed, is the world around us?
Not Until We Are Lost has an original score from composer Graham Fitkin and features a 20 strong choir from the local community put together especially for the show. The title comes from the Henry David Thoreau quote “not until we are lost do we begin to find ourselves”. Sometimes you need a shift in perspective to find your way. Running time 60 minutes (no interval)
Produced by Turtle Key Arts, Devised & Directed by Ockham’s Razor
Performed by Alex Harvey, Tina Koch, Charlotte Mooney, Haike Irina Amelia Stollbrock & Luke Horley.
Musical composition: Graham Fitkin, Live musician: Ruth Wall, Equipment design: Ockham’s Razor, Design & Costumes: Bicat & Rigby, Lighting design: Phil Supple
- 10-12 Jan: London International Mime Festival - Platform Theatre, Thu 8pm, Fri 6pm & 9pm, Sat 5pm & 8pm
- 5-7 Feb: Harlow Playhouse, 01279 431 945
- 15-23 Feb: Lincoln Drill Hall, 01522 873 894
- 3-6 April: Malvern Theatre, 01684 892 277
- 11-13 April: New Wolsey, Ipswich, 01473 295 900
- 19-22 April: artsdepot, London, 020 8369 5454
- 17-22 May: Circomedia, Bristol, 0117 922 3686
- 30 May-2 June: The Lowry, Salford Quays, 0843 208 6000
- 13-16 June: Rose Theatre Kingston, London, 08444 821 556
|March 1 - May 19, 2013 California|
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar & Arpana Dance Company
– March 1 to May 14: Residency, Roger Anton Elementary, San Bernardino, CA
- Mar 15: Performance, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Irvine, CA
- Mar 26: Performance, City of Fontana, CA
- Apr 15: SDSU, San Diego, CA
- Apr 28: Samarpan/Margam Revisited, Irvine, CA
- May 4: Arangetram - Shefali Appali, Santa Ana, CA
- May 11: Arangetram - Tanmayi Vashist, Irvine, CA
- May 18: Arangetram - Yashna Nandan, Santa Ana, CA
- May 19: Arangetram - Mangala & Bala Janahan, Santa Ana, CA
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.arpanadancecompany.org
|April 1 - May 24, 2013 Bangalore|
Attakkalari’s summer movement workshops are back! The workshops have been customized by age - Juniors (5-8 years), Seniors (9-12 years) and Teens (13-19 years). All the modules are conceived and facilitated by faculty of international repute. The workshops conclude with a presentation for friends and family!
1st April to 12th April (Mon to Fri), Rs. 2500, Presentation on 12th April
29th April to 10th May (Mon to Fri), Rs. 3000, Performance on 11th May
13th May to 24th May (Mon to Fri), Rs. 2500, Presentation on 24th May
For more details and registrations, contact Shanthi Ram on +91-80-22123684 or write to email@example.com
|April 13 - May 19, 2013 USA & Canada|
KRISHNA - a divine experience, tours USA & Canada, with eight dancers from Chennai. ‘Krishna’ is an experience of the transcendent, choreographed by the dancing couple Shijith Nambiar and Parvathy Menon.
- April 13, Austin, TX: St. Michael’s Catholic Academy, 3000 Barton Creek Blvd, Austin, 6pm
Contact I.FA: 512-918-1351
- April 14, Omaha, NE: Hindu Temple Auditorium Omaha, 5pm
Contact Usha Devaraju: 402-359-1653
- April 20, Denver, CO: GHS Performing Complex at Gateway High School, Aurora, 4pm
Contact CFAA: 303-776-8245
- April 21, Chicago: Pfeiffer hall, North Central Venue College, 310E, Bentotn, Naperville, 3pm
Contact Usha Pariti: 630-699-4198
- Apr 26. Houston, TX: Stafford Civic Center, 7.15pm
Contact Sunanda Nair: 504-914-6990
- April 27, Stamford, CT: Palace Theater in Stamford, CT, 6pm
Contact Namaskaar Foundation: 203-322-9862
- April 28, NJ: Upper Middle School, 375 Burnt Hill Road, Skillman, NJ 08558, 6.30pm
Contact Ambika Raman: 732-310-5747
- May 2, Toronto, Canada: Chinese Cultural Center, 5183, Sheppard Avenue East, Scarborough, Ontario M1B 5Z5, 6.30pm
Contact Samradhya: 416-332-8327
- May 4, Montreal, Canada: Auditorium de Collège Ahuntsic, 9155 rue Saint-Hubert, 7pm
Contact BSS: 514-620-6266
- May 5, Buffalo, NY: Drama Theatre, Center for the Arts, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, 6.30pm
Contact Triveni: 716-491-0438
- May 11, Portland, OR: The Performing Arts Center, PCC Sylvania, 12000 SW 49th Avenue, Portland, OR 97219, 7.30pm
Contact Kalakendra: 503- 308-1050
- May 12, San Diego, CA: IFAASD 7165 Calabria Court, Unit E, San Diego CA 92122
Contact Divya: 995-294-9390
- May 19, San Jose, CA: School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave., San Jose, CA 95116, 5.30pm
Contact Sifa: 408-655-8570
|April 17 - May 25, 2013 Malaysia|
Sutra Foundation presents RIVER SUTRA – the river that flows through the nation. Artistic Director Ramli Ibrahim has created a contemporary dance production which offers a stream of many genres of dances framed within an atmosphere of positive energy, togetherness and inclusivity of cross-cultural perspectives. River Sutra is a metaphoric river of many cultural
influences and cross-currents which made up the Malaysian mélange, reflecting a Malaysian
identity which is also evolving as time goes by.
- 17 April, Ipoh: Kompleks JKKN Perak, Jalan Caldwell O_ Jalan Raja Dehilir, Ipoh, Ph: 05 – 253 7001
- 19 April, Penang: Kompleks JKKN Pulau Pinang, Kompleks Pustaka Warisan Seni, Lot 2180 Lingtang P. Ramlee, Penang. Ph: 04 – 283 4139 / 04 – 281 7792/7791
- 20 April, Kangar, 2013 Kompleks JKKN Perlis, Jalan Persiaran Wawasan, Kangar Ph: 04 – 979 3604
- 24 April, Seremban: Kompleks JKKN Negeri Sembilan, Auditorium D’Sury, Jalan Sungai Ujong, Seremban, Ph: 06 – 767 6793
- 27 April, Kota Kinabalu: Kompleks JKKN Sabah, Jalan Tasik KM4, Jalan Penampang, Kota Kinabalu, Ph: 088237052 / 051
- 5 May, Putrajaya: Auditorium Cempaka Sari, Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya, Persiaran Perdana, Presint 3, Putrajaya, Ph: 03 – 8887 7616
- 25 May, Kota Bharu: Kompleks JKKN Kelantan, Lot 1993, Seksyen 49 Tanjong Chat, Kota Bharu, Ph: 09 – 741 7000 / JR 019 – 980 6437
|April 19 - May 31, 2013 USA|
Schedule for Aruna Mohanty and Orissa Dance Academy’s GATHA ODISSI – A JOURNEY FROM THE TEMPLE TO THE STAGE.
- April 19, Saint Louis, 9pm: Clayton High School Theater Department, #1 Mark Twain Circle, Clayton, Missouri 63124
- April 20, Seattle, 5pm: Skyline High School, 1122, 228th Avenue SE, Sammamish, WA
- April 21, Portland, 5pm: 1615 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97201 (St. Mary's Academy Auditorium)
- April 27, Minneapolis: Hindu Temple of Minnesota, 6.30pm
- April 28, Omaha: Social Hall of the Hindu Temple of Omaha, 6pm
- May 2, Santa Cruz: TBA
- May 3, Santa Barbara: TBA
- May 4, San Francisco Bay Area: Center for Performing Arts at Menlo-Atherton, 555 Middlefield Road, Atherton, California 94027
- May 5, UC Berkeley: Berkeley, California 94720
- May 10, Phoenix, AZ: TBA
- May 11, San Diego, 7pm: San Diego Center for Jewish Culture (CJC), 4126 Executive Drive, La Jolla, California 92037-1348
- May 12, Los Angeles, CA: TBA
- May 18, Chicago, IL: TBA
- May 19, Boston, MA, 4pm: Brooks School, Lincoln, Massachusetts
- May 24, New York: TBA
- May 25, NJ: TBA
- May 26, Austin, TX: TBA
- May 31, Houston, TX, 8.15pm: Miller Outdoor Theatre, 100 Concert Drive, Houston, TX 77030
|April 27 - May 30, 2013 Malaysia, Kolkata, Cairo |
Tentative schedule for Sudarshan Chakravorty and Sapphire Creations, Kolkata
- April 27 – May 6: Sudarshan Chakravorty represents India in an International Conference in Kuala Lumpur organised by the British Council and Rimbun Dahan in Malaysia called the 'Audience Development Program'. Sudarshan participates as a delegate in the conference representing both Sapphire Creations and his international biennial festival INTERFACE.
- May 13: Sapphire Creations' Main Company performs its prized production RITURANGA, a Symphony of Seasons as part of the celebration of Tagore's Birth Anniversary by Govt. of West Bengal. The production uses symphonic orchestra by Dr. Partho Ghose and Tagore is liberated from all linguistics and imbibes an organic and radical idiom to explore the emotions of each song interspersed by poetry from Geetanjali being 100 years of the Nobel win by Tagore for the book. At the national theatre Rabindra Sadan, Kolkata, 6.30pm
- May 28-30: Sudarshan Chakravorty participates in the Pre-Event Media Conference of IBFAA 2013 (International Bangla Film Academy Awards) instituted last year where the entire Bangla film industry will participate in the gala event in June. The pre-event will also showcase Sapphire's photographic exhibition MY BREATH ON CANVAS cumulating the snapshots of Sapphire dances over the last one decade by ace photographer Ranjit Sinha. The pre-event will take place in Cairo, Egypt
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.sapphirecreations.com
|May 1 - 26, 2013 Switzerland |
Schedule of events for D Keshava and Kalasri
- May 1, 10am to 5pm: At FESTIVAL OF CULTURES, the Keshavas and their Kalasri dance and music ensemble present a delightful Indian cultural program to show the richness of Indian art and culture: Carnatic music concert, Bharatanatyam, folk dances, Workshops in Yoga and Indian dance, Lec-dem on Indian culture and Indian food in and outdoor.
At: Arena und Aula, Rudolf Steiner Schule Birseck, Apfelsees, Aesch
- May 3, 7 – 9pm: MODE SHOW, Globus in Bern
Bollywood dance by Anjali and Sumitra Keshava
- May 5, Tanzfest, Basel: Anjali and Sumitra Keshava will conduct a Bharatanatyam workshop
Warteck pp, Basel
- May 24 – 26, KULTUR ERZÄHLT, open air festival at Museum, Basel
“Art of telling stories” - Keshava, Anjali and Sumitra are invited to present Bible stories and Indian mythological stories in Bharatanatyam style by the Museum der Kulturen, Basel.
May 24, 6pm: Opening ceremony, Ramayana play reading (German and Sanskrit) by D. Keshava
May 25: 1 – 2pm: Bharatanatyam by Keshavas
May 26: 11am to 12noon: Bharatanatyam by Keshavas
May 26, 2 – 3pm: Anjali will conduct a Bharatanatyam workshop, Museum der Kulturen, Münsterplatz 20, 4051 Basel
Info: email@example.com / www.kalasri.com
|May 1 - 31, 2013 Aurangabad, Delhi, Kolkata|
Schedule for Dr Sunil Kothari, dance historian, scholar, author, critic for May 2013
- May 1 & 2, Aurangabad: World Dance Day celebrations continuation, Seminar on Writing on Dance, at Mahagami Gurukul
- May 3 onwards, Delhi:
- May 20-26, Kolkata: 1st international convention of SPIC MACAY, to be inaugurated by the President of India at IIM, Kolkata at 11am on 20th May
- May 28: Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards function at Rashtrapati Bhavan, 11am
- May 29 onwards, Delhi: SNA Awardees' festival at Kamani, FICCI, Meghdoot auditorium
|May 2 - 19, 2013 London & Italy|
- May 2, Bedford: Ileana Citaristi gives an Odissi dance workshop and lec-dem for the students of ‘21st education Century Trust’ at Bedford, UK from 5.30pm onwards.
- May 4-5, London: Ileana Citaristi holds an Odissi dance workshop for advanced students at Study Society Colet House, London on 4th and 5th of May from 10 am to 4pm
Info: Helen Oates - firstname.lastname@example.org
- May 6-10, Rome: Ileana Citaristi holds an Odissi dance workshop organized by Associazione Culturale Orchestes from the 6th to the 10th of May at Rome. Info: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org
- May17-19, Venice: As part of Natyakala, Encounter with Theatrical &Musical Traditions of India, Ileana Citaristi will hold an odissi Dance workshop from the 17th to the 19th of May at Venice, Italy. Info: email@example.com
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.artvisionindia.com
|May 2 - 25, 2013 USA|
US Tour May 2013 for Chitra Arvind, Rhythmotion, Bangalore
- Boston - 2nd & 5th May - Bharatanatyam and Kathak
- Irvine - 7th, 8th, 9th May - Contemporary dance
- San Diego - 11th May - Bharatanatyam and Kathak
- San Jose - 12th May - Kathak
- Washington DC - 18th May - Kathak
- Maryland - 25th May - Kathak
Info: email@example.com / www.rhythmotion.org
|May 9 & 21, 2013 Palakkad & New Delhi|
Mohiniattam recital by Sangeetha Iyer of Bangalore
- May 9: Kanthaloor Shri Krishna Temple, Palakkad, 8pm
- May 21: India International Centre, New Delhi, 6:30pm
|May 15 - 20, 2013 Shornur, Kerala|
Prof. Pappu Venugopala Rao conducts full fledged Natya Sastra workshop at Kerala Kalamandalam during May 15-20, 4 hours theory class, yoga class, padam/ javali and Angikabhinaya practical sessions everyday! Medium of communication is English but Malayalam explanations will also be given as and when necessary. Open to interested artistes from anywhere. Only limited seats are available.
Contact before May 10: Registrar, Kerala Kalamandalam, Cheruthuruthy PO, Thrissur 679531
|May 15 - 24, 2013 Poland|
Geeta Chandran tours Poland (ICCR tour presented by Embassy of India)
15 May: Poznan
16 May: Wroclaw
18 May: Czorsztyn
21 May: Warszawa
23 & 24 May: Gdansk
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / http://geetachandran.in
|May 17, Costa Mesa, CA|
Ramya Harishankar performs for World Dance Concert, Orange Coast College
Info: email@example.com / www.arpanadancecompany.org
|May 17, 2013 Bournemouth, UK|
Subathra Subramaniam presents UNDER MY SKIN as part of the South Asian Dance Summit coordinated by Pavilion Dance South West and Asian Arts Agency. A collaboration between choreographer Subathra Subramaniam and a surgeon/educator Roger Kneebone, which explores dance as a means of communicating the procedural and emotional resonances of surgery. It aims to capture the unspoken practices of the operating theatre, using movement and gesture to convey both activity and emotion. The project builds on the idea of simulation as a means of opening a closed and clinical world to a wider public view. Drawing on Bharatanatyam technique and Contemporary choreography, three performers invite the audience to share a rare insight into the operating theatre where intricate detail, perfectly timed exchanges and analytical spatial patterns challenge the traditional boundaries between clinical practice and dance. The performance is followed by a Cafe Scientifique where Quentin Cooper, presenter of BBC Radio 4’s Material World, will chair a discussion between the artists and scientists involved in the show and the audience.
At: Pavilion Dance, Bournemouth, 7.30pm
|May 17 & 18, 2013 New York, NY|
Ramya Ramnarayan performs at the Museum of Art and Design as part of their series, Dance under the Influence. May finds former B-boy Doug Elkins combining hip-hop, Graham, and Balanchine in rousing dances; former Merce Cunningham Company member Rashaun Mitchell exploring human relationships in his bold and emotional, almost surreal, works; Bharatanatyam performer Ramya Ramnarayan blending Hindu tradition with a contemporary sensibility; and Blakeley White-McGuire, a member of the Martha Graham Dance Company, creating dramatic works of great power that reveal her expressionistic roots.
At: The Theater at MAD (Museum of Art and Design), 2 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, 7:30pm.
|May 17 & 19, 2013 London, Salford Quays|
Milapfest presents SPANDA: VIBRATIONS IN BHARATANATYAM created and choreographed by Leela Samson. Spanda’s distinctive choreography rediscovers the essence of Bharatanatyam, highlighting its beauty through the use of subtle patterns and movements, and focusing both the dancer and audience on the beauty to be found in stillness. Featuring eight brilliant dancers, including Leela Samson, Spanda moves through dynamic group and solo choreography, with music by brilliant upcoming composers.
- 17 May, 7:30pm at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, London
- 19 May, 5pm at The Lowry, Salford Quays
|May 17 - 21, 2013 Mumbai|
RESIST, a temporal art intervention & protest illustrating conscience and dissent against gender based violence and injustice through performance, graffiti, site specific installations, new media, protest music and fashion.
With special guests & participants Javed Akhtar, Monica Dogra, Onir, Juhi Chawla, Mira Nair (Tbc)
Artists: Anindya Bandyopadhayay, A. V. Ilango, Adil Khan, Alex Davis, Anil Bakshi, Anjolie Ela Menon, Anupam Sud, Arpana Caur, Baaraan Ijlal, Balbir Krishan, Bani Pershad, Biswajit Balasubramanian, Durga Kainthola, Gigi Scaria, Ivy Mondol, Moutushi Chakraborty , Puneet Kaushik, Raghava Kk, Ram Rahman, Raqs Media Collective, Ritu Kamath, Saba Hasan, Satadru Sovan, Satyakam Saha, Shanti Brinda. Shivani Aggarwal, Simeen Farhat, Suparna Mondol
+ 100 more
Designers: Manish Arora,Gauri & Nayanika, Satya Paul. Arjun Saluja, Kallol Dutta
Live bands: Space, Alisha Batth, Desi Head Quarterz
Installation models: Aher Abheena, Aastha Atray, Chinki Sinha, Monica Dogra & others
Promotional partners: Time Out, Gaysi, Godrej Culture Lab
Admin & Logistics: Priyank Pillai, Conceived & Curated by Myna Mukherjee
The recent brutalization of a young student in New Delhi, has brought to the forefront, once again the existing violence & misogyny prevalent against women and other gendered bodies and identities across the nation. Globally, sexism, and incidents of gender violence continue to prevail.
RESIST is a call for art to be connected to its own community. RESIST will feature work that builds around the idea that "the personal is the political", that is, the notion that personal revelation through art can be a political tool. Using both alternative-underground and mainstream art-work - from new media installations to high fashion couture, RESIST will reveal, subvert, and expand aesthetic boundaries. It will also critique notions of the 'art object' and the commodity system within which it is circulated as currency.
RESIST originally debuted in New Delhi in February at Gallery Engendered Space, featuring an evening of live performances, art, and fashion installations that registered the artist's voice creativity towards a collective protest. As part of this protest are invited the art community - artists, curators, and gallerists to respond to this injustice through their creativity and effect social change by contributing 1x1 canvases to the ever-growing WALL OF SOLIDARITY that now features over a 100 artists.
At: Gallery Beyond, Opp Lion's Gate, 130/132, First Floor, Great Western Building, Shahid Bhagat Singh Marg, Fort, Mumbai 23, 7.30pm. Performances at 9.30pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / +91 9818652741
|May 17 - June 2, 2013 UK|
Atma Dance Mayuri Boonham presents ERHEBUNG, a Dance-Sculpture-Sonic Art Installation
New classical Indian dance meets abstract sculpture in Erhebung – a collaboration between Atma Dance’s Artistic Director Mayuri Boonham and sculptor Jeff Lowe. Boonham’s increasing abstraction of the dancers’ figures creates an expressive boundary with Lowe’s striking sculpture - a place where form and abstraction merge. Every second of choreography, every viewpoint of the relationship between the sculpture and the dancers becomes a flowing living sculpture. Erhebung is a dance-sonic-sculpture installation with two dancers. Inspired by T.S. Eliot’s Burnt Norton, the work is devised in collaboration with a team of international artists that include the American sound artist Bill Fontana and costume designer Moritz Junge from Germany. Erhebung will tour museums and exhibition spaces over 2013/14.
Choreography: Mayuri Boonham / Sculpture: Jeff Lowe / Sound Art: Bill Fontana / Costumes: Moritz Junge / Performers: Shreya Kumar & Hian Ruth Voon
- Fri 17 May: Russell Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, Bournemouth
- Sat 18 May: The Late Shows at the Great North Museum, Newcastle. Free entry
- Fri 31 May - Sun 2 June: Rich Mix, London
Erhebung is funded by the Arts Council of England and co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and GemArts.
|May 18, 2013 Chennai|
Natyarangam presents S Sivasri, disciple of Roja Kannan, at Mini Hall, Narada Gana Sabha, 6pm
|May 18, 2013 Bournemouth, UK|
Seeta Patel dances DANCING MY SIVA, a re-worked excerpt created by Mavin Khoo that explores the complex and intoxicating interplay between the spiritual and physical union of dancer and Lord Siva. Through the traditional framework of Bharatanatyam repertoire the dancer embarks on a journey that traces an infinite path of celebratory discovery; of longing; of desire; of sublime and divine ecstasy.With live musical accompaniment including vocals by Yadavan, this is a unique chance to see a truly beautiful work.
At: Pavilion Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU, 12 noon
|May 18 & 24, 2013 Bern, Winterthur, Switzerland|
Bharathanatyam Tournee 2013
Dance: Lakshmi K Devadas & Petra Heiz
Vocal & Nattuvangam: N.N. Siva Prasad, Mridangam: Prasanth Piranavanathan, Violin: Yazhini Prasanth
May 18: Aula Muristalden, Campus Muristalden, Muristrasse 8, 3000 Bern 31, 7pm
May 24: Alte Kaserne, 8400 Winterthur, 8pm
Info & Reservations: +41 52 233 24 65
|May 18 & June 11, 2013 Bournemouth & London, UK |
THE ART OF DEFINING ME, a new dance film by Seeta Patel, Kamala Devam and Maria Akesson. In a tick box society where art has become a commodity, this film sees them take a humorous look at how they as artists are influenced by the expectations and definitions placed upon them. Who puts us in these boxes? Society, institutions, individuals or ourselves? Not a simple retaliation, the work observes and comments upon how we embody these expectations to find a certain safety and solace in them, almost enjoying them. But what happens to us when the box becomes our home?
The project has been co-commissioned by Pavilion Dance South West and South East Dance, and funded by Arts Council England. Other supporters include; Swindon Dance, Rich Mix, Akademi, Asian Arts Agency and the Arts University College Bournemouth.
- 18 May (Premiere) Pavilion Dance, Westover Road, Bournemouth BH1 2BU
- 11 June, 7pm: Rich Mix, 35 - 47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA
|May 19, 2013 St. Louis, MO |
3rd Soorya Performing Series DHUN, Dancing feet and Drumming Fingers
An electrifying performance of footwork, storytelling in Kathak & Bharatanatyam style with live music
2pm to 3pm: BLOSSOMING FLOWERS, Bharathanatyam and Kathak performance by students of Soorya Dance Company
3.30pm to 5.30pm: TE NA VINA, a metaphysical dance presentation with Kathak & Bharatanatyam styles by Guru Prasanna Kasthuri with co-dancers
Musicians: vocal: Seema Kasthuri, violin: Shiva Sankalp, sitar: Amitava Chatterjee, mridangam: Srinivas Venupuri, tabla: Naren Budhkar
At: Clayton High School Auditorium, #1 Mark Twain Circle, St. Louis, MO 63105
Info: email@example.com / www.sooryadance.com
|May 22 - 26, 2013 Calicut, Kerala|
NATYASHIKHANA SIBHIRAM: 5 day semi-residential Summer Dance Workshop in Calicut by Renjith and Vijna Vasudevan at their new dance space. This camp concentrates on participants who have minimum 5 years of training in Bharatanatyam / has learnt a margam (repertoire) in Bharatanatyam. Apart from Dance training, students will have satsang, gardening etc to have a wholesome experience. On the concluding day, there will be an informal showcase of the compositions learnt by the participants.
Following sessions will be handled: Fitness & Body conditioning, Yoga & Meditation, Technique of Bharatanatyam, Rhythm in Dance, Theory & History, Indian Folk Dance
Workshop timing: 6:30am - 6:00pm
May 21: Arrival (by noon), Registration and Orientation (Evening at 4pm)
For more details: firstname.lastname@example.org / +91 - 98841 95059 / 94452 05434
|May 24, 2013 NYC|
The Orissa Dance Academy comes to New York City for the first time with its cast of 10 members.
At: Alvin Ailey: Joan Weill Center for Dance, 8pm
|May 25, 2013 New Delhi|
On the occasion of Rabindranath Tagore's birth anniversary, Delhi Ballet Group, a premier cultural group promoting dance, music and painting in the capital for the last 60 years, presents a ballet based on his poetic work BHANU SINGHER PADABALI (An eternal love story of Radha & Krishna).
Tagore's first poetical work 'Bhanusingher Padabali' was published when he was very young. He adopted the pseudonym "Bhanusingha" and wrote series of poems which echoed the Vaishnav Padabali. He was inspired by the poet Jaidev in composing the Maithilee verses and similar Brajabuli verses of other poets belonging to devotional genre of Vaishnava bhakti. These narrate the mythological stories about Radha and Krishna and their eternal love. Radha is on her secret love adventure, seeking her beloved Shyam. She loves taking risks in her daring pursuit. She is on her eternal tiptoe and cannot pause. Now happy in union, now sad in separation, now in joy and now in anxiety. She only follows the ravishing call of the flute, the call of love from afar.
Direction and choreography: Guru Valmiki Banerjee
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi, 7pm. Entry free.
Info: 9810350633 / email@example.com
|May 25, 2013 Basel, Switzerland|
Keshava, Anjali and Sumitra perform at the MUSEUM FESTIVAL. They present bible stories and Indian mythological stories in Bharatanatyam style.
At: Museum der Kulturen, Münsterplatz 20, 4051 Basel
|May 26, 2013 Singapore|
MS Srilakshmi presents solo Bharatanatyam performance for VASANTA UTSAVAM
Venue: 397 Serangoon Rd, Singapore, 8:45pm to 9:30 pm
|May 26, 2013 Mumbai|
Dance Dialogues is pleased to announce WRITING ON DANCE, a day-long workshop that examines multiple relationships between writing and dance. It includes exercises and discussions on writing about your artistic practice, writing as part of your creative process and trends and developments in dance writing. The workshop is facilitated by Sampurna Chattarji, Vikram Iyengar and Ranjana Dave. How does a dancer write about her dance? How does a poet write about her poem? What makes writing about one’s own practice so fiendishly difficult and yet, at times, so fiercely desirable? Poet, novelist and translator Sampurna Chattarji will work with dancers to look at ways in which artists write about their own art, exploring, among other things, the relationship between words and movement.
Can writing contribute to a dancer’s creative process? Can one write keeping the rational mind at bay, somewhat like a dancer improvises spontaneously to music? Can one make writing a space of play, a space of possibility which inspires, clarifies, questions and illuminates a dancer’s technique, process and practice? Drawing from his own process of creating experimental dance-theatre work, dancer, choreographer and performing arts researcher/writer based Vikram Iyengar will share his experiences and learnings, illustrated with examples from production work.
Meanwhile, the dance writer must find ways to articulate the essence of the dance in words. Dance writing is no longer unidirectional and what is most striking about its present form is that it allows for a multiplicity of expressions. Writing could be a form of recording personal observations or writing for the media. We use examples to unearth multiple possibilities of thinking and writing about dance, in ways that encompass critique but are not limited to it. This is an open discussion facilitated by Ranjana Dave and Vikram Iyengar. Writing on Dance is presented in cooperation with Goethe-Institut Mumbai.
Venue: Library, 1st Floor, Goethe-Institut Mumbai (Max Mueller Bhavan), K. Dubash Marg, Kala Ghoda, Mumbai.
Time: 10:30am - 5:30pm / Workshop fee: Rs.600 (fee does not include lunch)
Prior registration is a must since there are limited slots available.
Call +91 98927 88784 to register.
|May 26, 2013 Mississauga, ON|
Sampradaya Dance Creations presents Children’s Film Festival in partnership with FILMI. A family friendly event that will feature short films by South Asian filmmakers.
Free admission. Reservations required. Please contact the Sampradaya office @ 905.607.8434
At: Sampradaya Theatre, 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga, ON, 4pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.sampradaya.ca
|May 28, 2013 Shornur, Kerala|
Kalasagar, with the support Kerala Kalamandalam will be celebrating the 89th birth anniversary of its founder, Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval (legendary player of the Chenda and an informed critic of Kathakali) titled as ORU PIRANALINTE ORMAKAYI. He left behind a treasure trove of knowledge on Kerala’s performing arts in general and on Kathakali in particular - both at the theoretical and practical level. As part of the birth anniversary observance, Kalasagar will be honoring the artistes in the field of Kathakali – Vesham, Music, Chenda, Maddalam & Chuttty as well as Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattom, Kuchipudi, Ottenthullal,
Chakyarkoothu, Koodiyattam, Thayambaka and Panchavadyam – Thimila, Maddalam, Edakka, Thalam & Kombu. The awardees will be selected through nominations received from the art lovers. The minimum criteria for nomination is - the Artistes should be between the ages of 40 and 70, should be well known performer/guru and a permanent resident within the state of Kerala. Nominations with complete details of the artists should be sent to The Secretary, Kalasagar, Kavalappara, Shoranur, Palakkad, Kerala on or before 28th April 2013.
At: Kerala Kalamandalam, Vallathol Nagar, Trissur, Kerala
|May 30, 2013 Mumbai|
Santosh Nair & his company Sadhya present ROOTS, an evening of Mayurbhanj Chhau & Contemporary work that stems from both Santosh’s & Sadhya’s vocabulary of dance. It is designed on the concept of a deeply felt bond between ones roots & innovation. It creates a journey drawing from tradition thereby enhancing the scope of creativity & experimentation.
Nataraj- describing the grandeur of Lord Shiva, Sabar Topka-showcasing a Hunter’s escapade & Yodha - the war dance…all are presented in Mayurbhanj Chhau style & and are interspersed with some innovative contemporary work.
Performing artistes: Santosh Nair, Nikhil Lal, Nanda Kumar, Rishi Sharma, Neha Sharma
At: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
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|May 30, 2013 Paris, France|
Study Day - Transculturality(s), Arts, performing arts and literature of contemporary India, featuring conferences, discussions, master class, performances and installations.
At: Paris 8 University, amphi 4 Building A, from 9:30am to 7:30pm. Entry free. Access: M13, Saint Denis Université.
|May 31 - June 2, 2013 Pune|
Nrityayatri presents workshop and performance NRITYA TARANGINI by The Dhananjayans and Bharatakalanjali troupe.
May 31 & June 1: Workshop at Abhinav Primary School, 10.30am to 1pm or 5pm to 8pm
June 2: Performance at Tilak Smarak Mandir, 10am to 1pm
Contact: Meghana Sabade: 98500 43356 / Shradha: 98811 48850