June 11 - July 25, 2015 Europe, India, Middle East

New Jersey based Bharatanatyam dancer Bala Devi Chandrashekar is presenting her production TRIPURA - DIVINE FEMININE across Europe, India and the Middle East this summer. Bala Devi will also conduct workshops in select locations.
11th June - 13th June: Riga, Latvia - workshop and performance
20th June: London - performance
25th June: Berlin - performance
26th and 27th June: Madrid - Workshop and performance
5th July: Umayalpuram, India
22nd July: New Delhi - performance
24th July: Dubai - performance
25th July: Abu Dhabi - performance
For more details on the above performances, please visit:  www.shreepadmanrityam.org

June 15 - July 7, 2015 Mumbai

India Foundation for the Arts presents MAKING MUSIC MAKING SPACE, a lively, contemporary engagement with music. The event features an exhibition, concerts and listening sessions curated by Tejaswini Niranjana. This exhibition is part funded by IFA under its Arts Practice program. Walk through a century of Mumbai’s Hindustani classical music heritage, using interviews, archival material, rare photographs, live recordings, and audio and video installations. This project will also feature concerts by young singers of the Jaipur, Gwalior and Agra gharanas on June 20, 27 and July 4, 2015, at 6pm and listening sessions with recordings collected during the project, led by music experts Deepak Raja, Amarendra Dhaneshwar and Lalit Rao, on June 19, 26 and July 3, at 6.30pm. The project aims to explore Hindustani classical music as part of the intangible urban history of the metropolis of Bombay/Mumbai and examine the different cultural narratives that fed into classical music as it gained new life in late 19th century Bombay.
Tejaswini Niranjana, a cultural theorist and curator collaborated with Surabhi Sharma, film-maker and architect, Kaiwan Mehta, critic and editor, Sonal Sundararajan an architect and writer, and Farzan Dalal, an artist and exhibition designer, to examine multiple perspectives and spaces around the musicophilia of Hindustani sangeet in Mumbai.
At: Studio X, Kitabmahal,192 D N Road, Fort Mumbai 400001, 11am to 6pm
For more info: https://makingmusicmakingspace.wordpress.com/category/events/

June 30 - July 1, 3 - 5, 2015 London

Akram Khan & Israel Galván present Torobaka, bringing together kathak and flamenco to create something altogether distinct. Performed for the first time in the UK, Torobaka takes its name from a Maori-inspired phonetic poem by Tristan Tzara. The bull (toro) and the cow (vaca) are sacred animals in the dancers’ two traditions and represent the coming together of dance styles.
At: Sadler's Wells, London, 30 June - 5 July, Tue - Sat at 7.30pm, Sun at 4pm.

July 1 - 4, 2015 Singapore

A pre-festival of ideas, the O.P.E.N. (Open, Participate, Engage, Negotiate) is a public engagement initiative from the SINGAPORE INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL OF ARTS (SIFA) that offers 18 days of exploration. Attakkalari’s Artistic Director, Jayachandran Palazhy has also been invited to be a part of it. As part of the O.P.E.N. Exhibition Series, the organizing team will host an exhibition / installation of Attakkalari's groundbreaking research project NAGARIKA.
The exhibition will open on 1st July at 7pm and run through 4th July. Jayachandran will also deliver a public presentation on 1st July at 7.30pm.
At: 72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore.
For more details: https://sifa.sg/theopen/event/NAGARIKA/
Info: www.attakkalari.org

July 1 - 5, 2015 Chennai
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha presents the YAGNARAMAN JULY FEST. The SKGS Yagnaraman Living Legend Award will be presented to Kuchipudi doyenne Yamini Krishnamurthy and the SKGS Yagnaraman Award of Excellence will be conferred on Lakshmi Gopalaswamy, Shubhasri Ramachandran and Anirudh Athreya on July 5.
- July 1:
5.30pm: Inauguration
6.45pm: MYSTIC JOURNEY, fusion Music by Saashwati Prabhu.
- July 2:
10am: KURAVANJI THERUKOOTHU by V. Dakshinamurthy and troupe
6.45pm: Jugalbandi by O.S. Arun and Meeta Pandit.
- July 3:
10am:  ANJANEYAR VIJAYAM Bommalattam by M. Somasundaram and Troupe
6.45pm: NAMAARGAM II by Krithika Subrahmanian.
July 4:
6pm: FLOAT and PADME, a contemporary dance production by Anita Ratnam
7.15pm: PRAKRITI AND PURUSHA by Bhavana Reddy and Rakesh Sai Babu.
July 5:
5pm: Valedictory function
6.15pm: STRINGS AND BELLS by Astha Dixit and Deepak Pandit
7.15pm: KRISHNA MAYAM by Pallipuram Sunil and Paris Laxmi
At: Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, T Nagar

July 3, 2015 London
There will be a solo dance performance on Yoga by Odissi dancer Masako Ono
At: Nehru Centre, at Nehru Centre,8 South Audley Street, London W1K1HF, 6.30pm
Info: onomasako@gmail.com

July 3-16, 2015 Brazil

Janaki Rangarajan conducts workshops and presents solo Bharatanatyam performances.
www.janakirangarajan.com

July 4, 2015 Chennai

Yagnaraman July Fest features FLOAT and PADME, an evening of contemporary dance and music featuring Anil Srinivasan on piano and dancers mentored by Dr. Anita Ratnam, with choreography by Kalpana Raghuraman.
At: Krishna Gana Sabha, 6pm
Info: churchilpandian@gmail.com

July 4, 2015 Reading, UK
Kalakunj has been awarded the Heritage Lottery Fund for their project THE STORY OF SHIVA in 2014-15. This project will explore the symbolism and art-form of Shiva Nataraja – the Lord of Dance, an important element of Indian mythology, featuring Indian classical dance & music, ‘yoga’ presentations, panel discussion and participatory workshops with renowned performers, teachers & choreographers - Anusha Subramanyam (Bharatanatyam), Arunima Kumar (Kuchipudi), Aravindha Rajeev (Carnatic Vocal), Ashwini Kalsekar (Kathak), Katie Ryan (Odissi), Ranjitha Chowalloor (Mohiniattam), Manavata (Yoga)
At: 3 sixty, Reading University Students’ Union, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AZ, from 10am to 5pm
Prior to the 4 July main event, Kalakunj organizes conducted Museum visits and are arranging performance/workshop style sessions in the community, in local schools and libraries, as not many people might be aware of the origins or rich heritage surrounding the culturally significant symbol of Shiva. Shiva Nataraja symbolises the rhythm and harmony of life, which is relevant to all cultures irrespective of the source of origin.
Contact Ananya Chatterjee on 07717436720 or ananya@kalakunj.co.uk

July 4 - 18, 2015 California
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar
- July 4: Bruhan Maharashtra Mandal Annual Convention, Anaheim, CA
Arpana Dance Company dancers: Ahila Gulasekaram, Nandini Kannan & Preethi Selvan
http://www.utsavangelino.com/
- July 5: Global Compassion Summit (celebration of the 80th birthday of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama), Anaheim, CA 
Dancers: Ahila Gulasekaram, Nandini Kannan, Preethi Selvan, Amy Vanmali & Yashna Nandan
- July 13 - 17: Bending, Breathing, and Beautifying the Basics camp offered by Ahila Gulasekaram, Irvine, CA
- July 18: Cypress Library, Cypress, CA
Dancers: Ahila Gulasekaram, Nandini Kannan, Preethi Selvan, Amy Vanmali & Yashna Nandan
Info: www.arpanadancecompany.org

July 5 & 8, 2015 Kochi & Hyderabad
Attakkalari’s multimedia production AADHAARACHAKRA, a full-length dancelogue, traverses intangible spaces, taking the audience to distant lands, architecture and memories as well as, vivid contemporary urban landscapes and experiences. It will be showcased on 5th July at the JT Performing Arts Centre (JTPAC) in Kochi, Kerala.
Attakkalari's repertory company will be performing at the University of Hyderabad, Prof. C. R. Rao Road, Hyderabad on 8th July.
Info: attakkalari@gmail.com / www.attakkalari.org

July 6, 2015 Birmingham, UK

Subhash Viman presents FLY FROM and SHAN. From the ‘standing man of Taksim Square’ in Istanbul to the self immolation of the Buddhist Monks in Tibet, the new choreographic work Fly From will look at soft and extreme forms of self-activism like hunger strikes, silent fasts and self-immolation.  Taking inspiration from an ancient Chinese poem, Subhash explores how social and economic conditioning affects our attitudes towards equality, in Shan.
At: mac birmingham (Foyle Studio), 6pm

July 7, 2015 Kuala Lumpur
Sutra Foundation presents Lokesh Bharadwaj, disciple of Navtej Johar and Justin McCarthy, in a special studio recital of Bharatanatyam. Lokesh's recital will give a glimpse of both authenticity and creativity.
At: Studio 1, Temple of Fine Arts, 116 Jalan Berhala, Brickfields, Kuala Lumpur 50470, 8pm
Info: sutrafoundation25@gmail.com / 03 4021 1092

July 9, 2015 Gurgaon

Tanva Creative Dance Ensemble, Delhi is performing at Epi Centre, Gurgaon at 6.30pm.
Info: kiksh2003@yahoo.co.in

July 9 - 11, 2015 Spoleto, Italy

- July 9, 10.30am: VOICES FROM THE EARTH, Conference Performance / Performative conference. A chance for reflection and discussion around the topic THE EARTH, chosen as the title of the program of La MaMa Spoleto Open 2015. Activists, ecologists, artists, writers and poets, Italians and foreigners will give voice to the land, sharing the "appeals" to the earth men. Ideas, images, sounds and testimonies that aim to raise awareness of the artists and the public around the increasingly important and current themes of ecology, global and personal relations that exist between man and the complex areas of living, natural, political, social and cultural. With the collaboration and participation of: Walter Ganapini, Marco Fratoddi, Gilberto Scaramuzzo and Master's students (Mimesis Lab, University Roma Tre), Legambiente (Italy), Association Bisse (Spoleto), Astad Deboo (India ), Yukio Tsuji (Japan / USA), Afshin Vardjavandi (Italy / Iran), Company INC InNprogressCollective (Perugia), Paolo Liberati (Terni), Matteo Ferroni (Eland, Switzerland), Seoul Institute of the Arts (Seoul, Korea), Marco Schiavoni and Caterina Genta (Ballet of Spoleto), Silvia Girardi (Milan), Ilona Roth / Transitheart (Austria) other artists / guests.
At: Conference Room Cloister San Nicolò  (free)
- July 10 & 11: LA MAMA SPOLETO OPEN 2015 with MOTHER EARTH features dance by Astad Deebo (India) and music Yukio Tsuji (Japan/USA). The project is developed during a Creative Residency at La MaMa Umbria International, made possible with the support of Astad Deboo Dance Foundation
At: Giardini della Casina dell’Ipocastano, 7pm. Entry free.
Info: astaddeboo@gmail.com

July 11, 2015 Bradford, UK

Double Bill of dance and music: RAGA ABHINAYA by Eva Isolde Balzer (a working theatre performer, director, and Bharatanatyam dancer trained in Dance Theatre in Chennai and Berlin)  and Carnatic music concert by Manickam Yogeswaran.
At: Kala Sangam, Bradford, 7pm

July 11, 2015 London, UK

Bhavan presents MAHOTSAV, a festival of Indian classical dance & music. EXPERIENCE OF SATTRIYA DANCE, an exclusive showcase of Sattriya Dance by Shatarupa Chatterjee.
Mahotsav is the Bhavan’s annual festival featuring talented artistes based locally and also established international artists. Workshops and lecture/demonstrations on music and dance are available throughout the afternoon. A myriad of performances take place during the afternoon and evening.
Schedule
At: Bhavan London, 2pm - 9pm
Info: info@bhavan.net / 020 7381 3086/4608

July 12, 2015 Bangalore

Manjula Amaresh (a senior disciple of the Dhananjayans & Kalanidhi Narayanan) presents MARGAM, a Bharatanatyam solo performance.
At: JSS Public School, Opp. to Devagiri Venkateshwara Temple, BSK 2nd Stage, Bangalore.
Info: b.naada@gmail.com

July 12 - 14, 2015 New Delhi

- July 12, 7pm: Patitapawan Kala Niketan presents 26TH ANNUAL FESTIVAL featuring young dancers of Patitapawan Kala Niketan
At: L.T.G Auditorium,  Coppernicus Marg, Mandi House, New Delhi 110003
- July 13 & 14, 7pm: SHRADDHANJALI FESTIVAL, a tribute to Guru Debaprasad Das & Guru Pravash Kumar Mohanty, featuring Odissi dancers  Geeta Mahalik, Sangeeta Dash, Guru Pitamber Biswal, Sangeeta Mohanty & disciples of late guru Pravash Kumar Mohanty
At: India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003   
Info: ppkalaniketan90@yahoo.com

July 12 & 19, 2015 Santa Monica, CA

Presented by Shakti School of Bharatanatyam in collaboration with Jazz Tap Ensemble.
- July 12: Screening of film THE UNSEEN SEQUENCE featuring Malavika Sarukkai directed by Sumantra Ghosal.
At: Martin Luther King Jr Auditorium, Santa Monica Public Library, 4pm
- July 19: Bharatanatyam by Malavika Sarukkai in GANGA NITYA VAAHINI -THE ETERNAL RIVER.
At: The Broad Stage, 1310, 11th St, Santa Monica, 4pm
Info: 424-288-4030 / dancevg@gmail.com

July 17, 2015 Rockville, MD
 
In collaboration with international composers, Anuradha Nehru presents DANCING WITH SIVA, an evening of traditional and new work that continues the company’s signature style of staying true to its classical roots while pushing the boundaries of the art form to create dance that is inventive and inspired.
At: Kreeger Auditorium, JCC of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD, 8pm
Info: kalanidhi.dance@gmail.com

July 18, 2015 Bangalore

Swapna Nair presents SHYAMA MURALI, a Mohinattam dance performance.
At: Seva Sadan auditorium, 6pm.
Info: swapna_nair7@yahoo.com / +919972046905

July 18 & 19, 2015 Colombo, Srilanka

The Chitrasena Dance Company will be re-staging its newest production DEVÁNJALI: RITUAL_RITES_REFLECTION to commemorate the 10th death anniversary of its founder Guru Chitrasena. Choreographed by Heshma Wignaraja, Devánjali had its international premiere in Australia at the Sydney Festival and at the Canberra Theatre Centre in January 2015.
At: the Lionel Wendt Theatre, 7pm
For info, contact Chitrasena Kalayathanaya: 0113150570, 0112368902 / cvdance@gmail.com

July 18-19, 2015 Columbus, OH

Janaki Rangarajan conducts workshops and presents a solo Bharatanatyam performance as part of the Artist Residency Program at The Ohio State University.
www.janakirangarajan.com

July 22, 2015 NYC

Bragha Bessell, one of the most celebrated artists of abhinaya, presents the Art of Abhinaya performance. She will be joined by her disciple Sonali Skandan, and accompanied by a live orchestra featuring Roopa Mahadevan on vocals, Bala Skandan on mridangam, and Arun Ramamurthy on violin.
At: Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis High School Theatre, 120 W. 46th Street, 7.30pm
General Admission: $25/Kids and Seniors: $18
Info:  jivaperformingarts@gmail.com

July 22 - August 9, 2015 Lima, Peru
Ileana Citaristi conducts Odissi Workshop, Lec-Dem on Odissi abhinaya and Talk on History of Odissi Dance at Lima, Peru. Organized by Center of Art and Dance of India in Peru.  Info: shaktiprema.ananda@yahoo.com / 9922 10086 / 2432507
e-mail: ileana5@hotmail.com

July 23, 2015 Berlin
The Culture Department of the Embassy of India, Berlin, presents Bharatanatyam by Aranyani Bhargav
At: Indian Embassy Berlin, Tiergartenstr. 17, 10785 Berlin

July 23, 2015 Leeds, UK
 
SAA-uk presents SLEEPING BEAUTY, a new interpretation of the classic fairytale, brought to life through Bharatanatyam, Kathak and shadow puppetry.
At: Quarry Theatre, Leeds, 7pm

July 24, 2015 London, UK

Akademi presents EAST OF INDIA. Conjuring images of the blossoming greens of Assam to the coastal plains of Odisha (Orissa), immerse yourself in an evening celebrating the classical dance traditions of Sattriya and Odissi,
At: Rich Mix, London, 7.30pm

July 24 - 26, 2015 Mississauga, ON
Sampradaya presents a three-day national dance symposium BEYOND BORDERS that will focus on new opportunities for a new generation of artists working in South Asian dance across Canada. The event includes panel sessions, workshops and dance film screenings as well as a showcase featuring emerging and mid-career artists and a performance by Bharatanatyam soloist Malavika Sarukkai (India). This landmark event also honours Lata Pada’s mentor and teacher, Guru K. Kalyanasundaram.
At: Sampradaya Theatre and Meadowvale Theatre in Mississauga, ON
Info: www.sampradaya.ca

July 24 & 31, 2015 Chicago, IL

In partnership with the City of Chicago, Natya presents AVATAR - INCARNATIONS at Night Out in the Parks. Based on the mythology of India, Avatar - Incarnations presents narratives that express the oneness of all nature, as one energy transforms into another. Natya Dance Theatre  dancers employ percussive footwork and dynamic movements, along with hand gestures and facial expressions to allow characters to come alive.Admission is free!
- July 24: Maggie Daly Park, 337 E Randolph St, 6pm to 7.15pm
- July 31: Amundsen Park, 6200 W Bloomingdale Ave, 4pm to 5.15pm
Info: www.natya.com

July 25 & 26, 2015 Kerala & Coimbatore

July 25: Lecture Demonstration- Tantra - Natya and workshop on imagery, symbolism and philosophy of dance from 10am to 1pm, s part of teacher's training programs, at Kerala Kalamandalam, Shoranur
July 26:Workshop on introduction to Bharatanatyam at the Arshavidya Gurukulam, Anaikkati, Coimbatore District, 10am
Info: padmajasuresh@hotmail.com

July 25 & 31, 2015 Mumbai
Schedule of Smitalay & Jhelum Paranjape
25 July, 7pm:  Manch Pravesh of Shloka Sah, student of Smitalay at Manik Sabhagriha, Bandra West, Mumbai.
31 July, 7.30pm: For GURU PRANAM 2015, students of Smitalay will perform traditional Odissi dance at Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir, Santacruz West, Mumbai.
Info: www.smitalay.com

July 26, 2015 Cape Town, S Africa
  
RASA MANJARI will be presented by K Sarveshan and 2 of Cape Town’s most talented and enthusiastic dancers, Darshana Rama and Meera Morar.  They will perform creative works of The Dhananjayans.
At: Joseph Stone Auditorium, Athlone, 4pm
Info: sarveshan93@gmail.com / 0763344926

July 26, 2015 Birmingham, UK
Sonia Sabri Company presents LOK VIRSA: BEYOND BORDERS (heritage of the people). Sonia Sabri Company celebrates the music, poetry, dance, arts & crafts rooted in the Indian Subcontinent. There will be participatory workshops, performances, interactive demonstrations etc.
At: mac Birmingham, 12pm - 10pm

July 30, 2015 Colombo

Bharatanatyam performance by Usha Raghavan
At: the Indian Cultural Centre, R G Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo, 6.30 - 7.30pm
Info: usharaghavan2006@gmail.com / www.usharaghavan.com

July 30, 2015 Mumbai

In NCPA’s UMANG series presenting promising artistes, Kathak duet by Indrayanee Mukherjee & Sarita Kalele (Disciple of Uma Dogra )
At: Little Theatre, NCPA Mumbai, 7pm
e-mail: umadogra@gmail.com
Website: www.umadogra.com

July 31, 2015 Mumbai
NCPA presents APAR-KAYA and RHYTHMS OF SEVEN featuring Odissi by Shashwati Garai Ghosh and Kathak by Seema Mehta in collaboration with Purbayan Chatterjee (Sitar), Debasish Sarkar (vocal), Satyaprakash Mishra (Tabla) and Sridhar Parthasarathy (Mridangam).
At: Experimental Theatre, 7pm
Info: (022) -22824567, 66223724