Season schedule

January 1 - 31, 2015 Chennai, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, Singapore, Mumbai

Dance Historian, scholar, author,critic  Dr. Sunil Kothari's itinerary.
- Jan 1 -14: Various dance and music programs
- Jan 3 - 9: The Music Academy Dance Festival
- Jan 16: Aditi Mangaldas's illustrated talk on her journey of dance with screenings of excerpts of her choreographic works, Gujarati Sahitya Parishad at 6pm
- Jan 17 & 18: The Hindu Lit Fest at Muthu Subbarao Concert Hall
Jan 22 – 25: Premiere of Ansaya on Jan 24at Esplanade Theatre
- Jan 26: German Consulate sponsored Hyderabad Lit fest, at Max Mueller Bhavan, 10am
in conversation with  dancers Leela Samson, Ananda Shankar Jayant and Chitra Arvind
- Jan 27 – 29: All Indian National Dance Festival, Tagore hall, 8pm
- Jan 30 & 31: Uma Dogra's Dance Festival at Bandra auditorium, 6pm

January 3 - 30, 2015 Bihar, Bhubaneswar, Pune

Programs for Ileana Citaristi and Art Vision. 
- 3rd January, Rajghir: Art Vision, directed by Ileana Citaristi, performs Odissi group choreographies for RAJGIR MAHOTSAV, organized by Dept. of Tourism, Govt of Bihar
- 16th-18th January, Bhubaneswar: Ileana Citaristi conducts a workshop on CHOREOGRAPHY FOR FILM during the 9th National Film Festival on Art and Artists, organized by Jatin Das Centre for Arts, Bhubaneswar
- 30th January, Pune: Ileana Citaristi will be a judge at the International Dance Competition SYMPULSE ‘15 organized at Symbiosis International University, Pune Campus.
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January 3 - 31, 2015 Mumbai
Schedule for Jhelum Paranjape and Smitalay for January 2015.
- Jan. 3: SAVITRI VADATEY for Rashtra Seva Dal at Ghatkopar at 11.30am
- Jan. 6: LEELAVATI dance drama for delegates of Indian Science Congress at Nehru Centre Auditorium at 6.30pm
- Jan. 10: SAVITRI VADATEY during Zee Marathi Nakshatra Awishkar’s 28th Arvind Despande Theatre Festival at Sathaye College Auditorium, Vile Parle East, Mumbai at 7pm
- Jan.25: Traditional Odissi Dance for Vasant Panchamani at Malad West, Mumbai at 6pm
- Jan.31: LEELAVATI dance drama for Sangeet Kala Kendra at Y. B. Chavan Auditorium, Nariman Point, Mumbai at 6.30pm
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January 8 & 31, 2015 Imphal & Delhi
Schedule for Madhu Nataraj Kiran and Natya Stem Dance Kampni
- 8th Jan: Natya Stem Dance Kampni present MAYA- LINKS AND ECHOES at Nritya Sanrachana - a Festival of Choreographic Works Under the aegis of the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, Manipur State Kala Akademi and JNMDA, Imphal
At: Maharaja Chandrakirti Auditorium, Palace Compound
- 31st Jan: MAYA- LINKS AND ECHOES at the Kathak Kendra Delhi's KATHAK MAHOTSAV
At: Kamani auditorium
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January 14, 21 & 27, 2015 Bangalore

IFA celebrates theatre with three MaathuKathes this month. IFA office will host practitioners from New Delhi, Mumbai and Palestine, who will talk about their journeys in theatre, their passion for it and much more!
- January 14
SUDHANVA DESHPANDE is an actor and director with Jana Natya Manch (Janam), a radical political theatre collective based in New Delhi. He has been involved in the creation of dozens of street, proscenium and other performances, and has lectured and led workshops in institutions across India, as well as in Germany, Poland, the US and UK. He has held teaching positions at the National Institute of Design (Ahmedabad) and the AJK Mass Communication Research Centre (Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi).
Sudhanva writes on theatre and politics, and has edited Theatre of the Streets: The Jana Natya Manch Experience (Janam 2007) and co-edited Our Stage: The Pleasures and Perils of Theatre Practice in India Today (Tulika 2009). He has co-directed two documentary films on Naya Theatre and Habib Tanvir. He is a member of the Core Team of the India Theatre Forum. Since 1999, he has headed LeftWord Books, an independent publishing house, as Managing Editor, as well as May Day Bookstore and Cafe since 2012. He has been involved in the conceptualisation, creation, administration and programming of Studio Safdar, Shadi Khampur. His default mode of transport is the bicycle.
- January 21
THE FREEDOM THEATRE, Palestine, is a community-based theatre and cultural centre in Palestine. It operates in Jenin Refugee Camp, which is among the most severely affected areas by decades of Israeli occupation and internal conflicts. Jenin camp is largely isolated – culturally, economically and politically. This sense of isolation runs deep within the camp and particularly affects the young generation. Convinced that the arts have a crucial role to play in building a free and healthy society, The Freedom Theatre offers a unique program of activities in performing arts and multimedia, including acting, psychodrama, playback theatre, filmmaking, photography and creative writing.
Three members of The Freedom Theatre, Faisal M.M. Abu Alhayjaa, Ahmad H.F. Al-Rokh and Alan Douglas Wright, are in India currently to participate in the International Theatre Festival of Kerala (ITFOK), and will be present at the IFA office to speak about their work.
- January 27
SAMEERA IYENGAR is co-founder of Junoon, an organisation that aims to create platforms for theatre in India, and thus unleash its power and magic for all to access and experience. In Junoon, she spearheads the Mumbai Local program and plays a key role in conceptualising and developing Junoon's programs and capacity building efforts. Previous to Junoon, she was Director, Projects at Prithvi Theatre, where she worked from 2002 to 2011. She has also worked part-time with the Seagull Theatre Quarterly. She is a core member of the India Theatre Forum since its inception in 2006, and has co-edited Our Stage: The Pleasures and Perils of Theatre Practice in India Today (Tulika 2009). Sameera is the Course Coordinator for ITF's recently launched capacity building programme for theatre - SMART: Strategic Management in the Art of Theatre.
At: The IFA office, 'Apurva', Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross,  RMV 2nd Stage, 2nd Block, Bangalore 560094, 7pm  / Ph: (080) - 23414682/3
Please note that entry to these events is free and seating is on first-come, first-served basis.

January 17 - 30, 2015 UK

Aakash Odedra Company presents MURMUR / INKED.
In Murmur, Odedra explores the physical experience of dyslexia through an interplay of dance, music and light. Diagnosed with dyslexia at a young age, Aakash found conventional education at school very challenging. He felt defined by his learning difficulties, but not his abilities. As written language was so alien, dance became his preferred mode of expression.
Inked is inspired by the ancient practice of creating identity through tattoos and scarification, and the idea of indelible signs imparting protection and belonging. The ritual and mystique associated with this idea of body transformation inspires this first collaboration between Odedra and award-winning French/Belgian choreographer Damien Jalet.
- 17th January - The Performance Centre, Falmouth University, Cornwall
- 23rd/24th January - Linbury Studio Theatre, Royal Opera House, London
- 27th January - Nottingham Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham
- 30th January - Deda, Derby

January 22, 24 & 31, 2015 Bangalore, Chitradurga & Hyderabad
January schedule for Vyjayanthi Kashi and Shambhavi School of dance
- Jan 22: SAMMILANA at Freedom Park, Bangalore, 7pm
- Jan 24: RHYTHMS AND MELODIES at Chitradurga
- Jan 31: RHYTHMS AND MELODIES at Shilparamam, Hyderabad
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January 24 & 31, 2015 Chitradurga & Hyderabad

Schedule for Vyjayanthi Kashi and Shambhavi Dance Ensemble
- Jan 24: Vyjayanthi Kashi and group presents SHAKTHIPATH - a Kuchipudi dance feature at Chitradurga as part of DURGOTHSAVA.
- Jan 31: Shambhavi Dance Ensemble presents DANCING MOODS AND MELODIES at Shilparamam, Hyderabad.
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January 27, 2015 Hyderabad

Purva Dhanashree presents Vilasini Natyam as a part of ICCR Horizon series. At: ‪‎Tyagaraja‬ ‪Gana‬ ‪Sabha‬, Chikkadpally,‪ ‎Hyderabad, 7pm

January 28, 2015 Bangalore
Indu Santosh, disciple of Shobanaa Bhalchandra, performs a solo Bharatanatyam recital at Indiranagar Sangeet Sabha, Indiranagar, at 6:30pm as part of the annual music and dance festival.

January 28, 2015 Delhi
The Raza Foundation invites you to the inaugural Kelucharan Mohapatra Memorial Lecture by
 Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam who will speak on MARGA-DESI SAMANVAYA
At: Lecture Hall-2, India International Centre Annexe, Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi, 6:30pm

January 30, 2015 Pune
Under the Horizon series, ICCR presents K. Siva Chandra, Kuchipudi dancer from Hyderabad
At: Kannada Sangha Auditorium, Dr. Kalmadi Shamrao High School, Kannada Section, Dr. Ketkar Road,  Erandawane, Pune 411004 at 7pm.

January 30, 31 & Feb 1, 2015 Mumbai

Sam Ved Society for Performing Arts and Uma Dogra celebrate the silver jubilee of PT DURGALAL FESTIVAL.
- Jan 30
Uma Dogra and group (Kathak)
Mame Khan and group (Manganiyar Folk Music)
- Jan 31
Gopika Varma (Mohiniattam)
Janaki Rangarajan (Bharatanatyam)
- Feb 1
Shashadhar Acharya and group (Seraikella chhau)
Swapnasundari (Vilasini Natyam)
At: Pranganga, Bhavan’s Cultural Centre, Andheri (W), Mumbai, 6.30pm. All are welcome.
Info: (022) - 28779554  /

January 31, 2015 Chennai
Alchemy Kids Theatre and Mantri presents DRISHTI…My Country…My Mother…a contemporary theatre production, Bharatiya folk dance by The Dhananjayans.
Concept, script and direction by Vijay Vishwanathan
At: Museum theatre, Egmore, 7pm
Info: 98413 27673 /

January 31, 2015 Delhi
Natya Stem Dance Kampni's performs at the Kathak Mahotsav, New Delhi, presented by the Kathak Kendra. MAYA- LINKS & ECHOES, traces excerpts from some of late Guru Maya rao’s favourite choreographies, like the Chaturang, Vision of Amir Khusrau, Ek Naari, Nirvayya and more from 1959 to the present time
At: Kamani auditorium, 6.30pm

January 31, 2015 Mumbai
Savitha Sastry premieres her solo Bharatanatyam dance theatre production CHAINS: LOVE STORIES OF SHADOWS, an ode to the woman. Chains is based on a trilogy of short stories by AK Srikanth.  The first part of the story follows the vivacious sixteen year-old Vichitra, who falls in love with Adhvik, a shy, gauche boy with Asperger’s syndrome.  Vichitra’s life by the day is one of a dutiful wife, mother, daughter-in-law and in her sleep, she enters forbidden territory to become a diva.  Choosing to live more and more in her dream world, the lines between reality and fantasy start to blur.  In the third part, Vichitra, now an old lady, lives alone.  She has finally accepted that lover who never spoke, but followed her, chained to her like her shadow.  This lover was solitude, the love that would last forever.
At: NCPA, Mumbai, 7pm

January 31& February 1, 2015 Pune

AJANTA- ELLORA DANCE TOUR - Know more about the inter relation between sculptures, dance & mythology by well known Bharatanatyam artiste Dr. Sucheta Chapekar. Nrityayatri is an Non Profit Organisation working for creating awareness in classical dance since past two years through various activities such as lec-dems, workshops, programs and dance educational tours.
Contact: 9881148850 / 9850043356 /

February 1, 2015 Chennai
Shashikala Ravi from Pune will give a Bharatanatyam recital at the BHARAT NRITYA UTSAV-  a dance festival hosted by Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha.
At: R.K. Swamy Auditorium (Sir Sivaswamy Kalalaya S.S. School) 5, Sundareswarar Street, Mylapore, Chennai 600 004, 7.15pm - 8.45pm
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February 1 & 3, 2015 Gujarat
Schedule for Suprava Mishra
- February 1: Students of Aum Arts Dance Academy will perform CHAKAAKHI at Jagannath temple, Adalaj, Near Gandhi Nagar, Gujarat, 11am to 12pm
- February 3: Suprava Mishra and her students will perform Odissi dance for the songs written by Prime Minister Narendra Modi
At:  Tagore hall, Ahmedabad, 8 to 9pm
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February 1 - 5, 2015 Chennai
Tamil Nadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram (Directorate of Art and Culture), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan in collaboration with Chennai Kendra presents PANCHAMURTHY ISAI – NATYA – NATAKA VIZHA.
- Feb 1, 10.15am
Lighting of Kuthuvilakku - T.V.Gopalakrishnan, Sudharani Raghupathy, L.Sabaretnam, Chairman, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai Kendra, Dr.D.Karthikeyan, I.A.S., Commissioner of Art and Culture
Bharatanatyam - VINAYAKAR PILLAI TAMIL - Uma Nambudripad Satyanarayana
Harikatha - VITHAKKA VINAYAKAR - T.R. Kamala Murthi
- Feb 2, 6.30pm
Thiruppugazh – SANTHA THAMIZHIL KANDHA KADAVUL - Thiruppugazh Amudan Valayapettai R. Krishnan – Thiruppugazh Gana Saraswathi T.V. Sundaravalli, Bhavya Harishankar
- Feb 3, 6.30pm
Bhagavata Mela SRI KRISHNA JANANAM: KAMSA VADHAM – Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Jayanti Bhagavata Mela Natya Nataka Sangam, S. Natarajan & group
- Feb 4, 6.30pm
Thevaram - Tirumurai Kalanidhi Kumaravayalur S. Gnanasambanda Oduvar
Bharatanatyam - TIRUMURAI THIRUNADANAM - Narthaki Nataraj
- Feb 5, 6.30pm
Villupattu - AMBIGAYIN ARUL - Kavingar Subbu Arumugam
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore

February 1 - 26, 2015 Kolkata & Bangalore
Schedule for Rhythmosaic.
- Feb 1: Rhythmosaic director Dr. Mitul Sengupta performs solo Kathak at SANANDA TILOTAMMA by ABP Groups and SANANDA on 1st February 2015.
Venue: Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata, 6pm
- Feb 9 – 15: Prasanna Saikia of Rhythmosaic, winner of Jury Award, Prakriti Excellence in Contemporary dance selected for FACET, at ATTAKKALARI BIENNIAL, Bangalore.
- Feb 13:  Dr. Mitul Sengupta performs live with Italian musician (guitarist) with Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company at Laskar Monument organized by Italian Consulate, Kolkata with Opendoors.
Venue:  Laskar Monument, 7pm
- Feb 26: Rhythmosaic students perform a Jazz Dance ensemble on the occasion of JAZZ FESTIVAL organized by American Center, Kolkata.
Venue: American Center, 7pm

February 1 & 27, 2015 Solapur, Mumbai
 Schedule for Smitalay for February 2015.
- Feb 1: BAHINAAI for Aapla Ghar at Solapur at 6.30pm.
- Feb.27:  Friday Series by Ankur Ballal at Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir, Santacruz West at 7pm
Info: 84528 57029 /

February 1 - 28, 2015 Mumbai, Delhi, Baroda, Assam

Dance historian, scholar, author, critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's itinerary.
- Feb 1: Sam Ved, Uma Dogra's Institute: Silver Jubilee Dance Festival, Pranganga, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Andheri, 6pm (Swapnasundari, Vilasini Natyam)
- Feb 2 – 9: Marg Publications: working on reprint of Odissi book with additional material, revised and enlarged 2nd edition
Feb 10 – 12: ICCR Indian Diaspora and Performing arts international conference at Azad Bhavan. Presenting paper on Indian Diaspora in USA and issues of classical Indian dance presentation for Identity and preservation of tradition
- Feb10 -16: BHARATIYA RANGA MAHOTSAV, seminar and plays
- 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 8pm
- Feb 23: International Sattriya Dance Conference, Key note address at Dibrugarh University, 11am
- Feb 24 & 25: Sattriya dance performances
Feb 25 – 27: ICCR empanelment meetings at Azad Bhavan, 10am till 6pm
- Feb 28: Legacy of Pandanallur bani, illustrated talk by Dr. Mamata Niyogi Nakra (Kala Bharati Montreal), panel discussion and presentation, 6 pm in main auditorium
Contact: / 0 98107 48029

February 2, 2015 Bangalore

Natyasaraswathi Bangalore presents DAASOHAM at Dance and Music festival organised by Manjula Paramesh.
Venue: Ravindra Kalakshetra premises, Amphi theatre Samsa, 6pm. Entry free
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February 3 & 4, 2015 Pune

Naad Roop, Maharashtra Cultural Centre and Lalit Kala Kendra (Gurukul) present CREATING AWARENESS by Ashish Mohan Khokar. It offers rare insight into history of dance and its heritage, interactions on various choreographic concepts, screening of rare choreographies by stalwarts like Uday Shankar, Ram Gopal, Bala, Ted Shawn etc.
Tickets: Rs.700 for teachers, Rs.400 for students
At: Sudarshan Rangmanch, 10am – 1pm, 2pm – 5pm
Info: (020)- 24477465, 9921166830

February 3 & 7, 2015 Delhi, Mumbai

Programs for Ileana Citaristi and Art Vision. 
- 3rd & 4th February, New Delhi: Ileana Citaristi presents Odissi lec-dem for Spic Macay Virasat series, New Delhi Chapter
- 7th February, Mumbai: Ileana Citaristi talks on THE MAKING OF A CHOREOGRAPHY at the Mumbai Local session at MCubed Library, Bandra, 6pm
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February 5, 2015 Aluva, Kerala

Nepathya presents Koodiyattam BALIVADHAM featuring Rahul Chakyar as Rama, Sreehari Chakyar as Lakshmana, Margi Madhu as Bali, Yadukrishnan as Sugreeva and Vishnuprasad as Hanuman.
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam, Moozhikulam, Kurumassery, Aluva, 6.30pm
Info: (0484) – 2470106 /

February 6, 2015 New Delhi

Sharmila Mukerjee and the Sanjali Dance Ensemble perform Odissi as part of the Horizon series presented by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations.
At: Azad Bhawan, New Delhi, 6.30pm
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February 6, 2015 Leeds, UK

SAA-UK present Akademi's NAVODIT. City professionals by day, Kathak dancers by night, Kaleel Anwar and Pranav Yajnik perform in Akademi’s Navodit. Taking off their suits and donning their angarkhas, lawyers Kaleel and Pranav escape the stress of the city by getting to business on the dance floor every evening. NAVODIT showcases classical Indian dance and supports emerging artists as they rise and establish themselves as part the cultural landscape of the UK. Akademi provided these two artists with focussed Kathak mentoring by Fasih ur Rehman and guided them through the complexities of production process, readying them for performance and providing opportunities to establish themselves as professional South Asian Dancers.
At: Seven Arts Centre, Leeds, 7:30pm
Info: 0113 244 5523 or email

February 6 - 8, 2015 Dhauli, Odisha
Odisha Tourism and Orissa Dance Academy presents the 11th DHAULI-KALINGA MAHOTSAV in an enchanting ambiance with the historic backdrop of the Peace Pagoda.
- Feb 6
BIBIDDHA VARNA, folk dances of Odisha
Kathak by Aditi Mangaldas, Drishtikon Dance Company, Delhi
Kamsale dance (Martial arts), Karthik Upamanyu, Neralu, Karnataka
- Feb 7
Gotipua group dance, Orissa Dance Academy & Aradhana Danec Academy, Bhubaneswar
Odissi, Ratikant Mohapatra & Srjan, Bhubaneswar
Martial dance of South Asia, Rianto & group, South Asia
- Feb 8
CHARISHNU featuring BN by Leela Samson & grp, Manipuri by Priti Patel & grp, Kathk by Aditi Mangaldas & grp, Kathakali by Sadanam Balakrishnan & grp, Odissi by Aruna Mohanty & grp.
Music by Mahesh Vinaykaram & group
Mayurbhanj Chhau by Mayur Art Centre, Bhubaneswar
At: Shanti Vihar, foothills of Dhauli, Bhubaneswar from 6.30pm to 8.30pm

February 6 - 15, 2015 Bangalore
The next edition of the ATTAKKALARI INDIA BIENNIAL, South Asia's largest international contemporary dance and digital arts festival, will be held from 6th to 15th February 2015. This edition of the Biennial is conceived around the theme DANCE CONNECT and true to this idea, will strive to foster new connections in producing, presenting and receiving contemporary dance locally and globally. Over the last six editions, the Attakkalari India Biennial has managed to develop audiences for Contemporary Dance throughout South Asia through its many strategic and imaginative initiatives and interventions.
Held over 10 days in multiple venues across Bangalore with satellite events in other cities in South Asia, the Attakkalari India Biennial, apart from the Main Stage performances, will also include the Emerging South Asia Platform, Seminars, Colloquia and Meet the Artist sessions, a residency on Writing on Dance, Master Classes and FACETS the international choreography residency.
For more details, and if you would like to support, participate, intern with or volunteer, write to

February 7, 2015 Bangalore

Produced by Anita Ratnam and choreographed by Kalpana Raghuraman, contemporary production PADME is being performed for the NERALU FESTIVAL by a team of 7 classically trained dancers.
At: NGMA auditorium, 6pm
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February 7, 2015 Pune

Nrityayatri - An Art Movement, presents Kalakshetra Foundation's vintage production JATAYU MOKSHAM for the first time in Pune.  Nrityayatri is a non profit organisation working for creating awareness in classical dance since past two years through various activities such as lec-dems, workshops, programs and dance educational tours.
At: Bal Gandharva Ranga Mandir, Pune, 5.30pm
For more details contact: 9881148850 / 9850043356 /

February 7, 2015 Livermore, CA

Rasika Kumar, Associate Artistic Director, and Sweta Ravishankar, Abhinaya guest dancer, join Ganesh Vasudeva and Kavita Tirumalai in SHIVOHAM SHIVEHAM. They will each present solo works on the occasion of Shivaratri.
At: Shiva-Vishnu temple, 1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, 2pm. All are welcome.
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February 9 - 17, 2015 Karnataka and Mumbai

Schedule for Vyjayanthi Kashi and Shambhavi Dance Ensemble for Feb 2015
- Feb 9: Vyjayanthi Kashi & Prateeksha Kashi present NABHI, a Kuchipudi dance feature at Honnavara as part of National Dance & Music Festival.
- Feb 10: A solo Kuchipudi recital by Prateeksha Kashi at Nayana Auditorium Bangalore.
- Feb 13: A solo Kuchipudi recital by Prateeksha Kashi at Nayana Auditorium Bangalore.
- Feb 15: Vyjayanthi Kashi and Shambhavi Dance Ensemble present a dance drama   SHAKTHIPATH, at Cross Maidan Church Gate, Mumbai as part of Kala Ghoda Festival.
- Feb 17:  Vyjayanthi Kashi and Shambhavi Dance Ensemble present MAHA NATA, a Kuchipudi dance feature at Sri Sahasralingeshwara Temple, Uppinangady as part of Brahmakalasha.
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February 11, 2015 Trivandrum
Suman Sarawgi and her troupe Sparsh perform in Trivandrum for the National Games 2015.
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February 11, 2015 Vadodara

Deepa Sashindran presents Kuchipudi Repertoire NATYA PARVA 6th edition with Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation ensemble. Hosted by Anjali Mehr Memorial Society, organised by Dr. Parul Shah, former Dean of Dance Dept. MSU and mentored by dance scholar-historian Ashish Khokar.
At: Mehta Hall, MSU Campus, Vadodara.
Contact: / +91 9845315272

February 12 & 13, 2015 Singapore

I CARRY YOUR HEART, an interdisciplinary and cross-cultural performance work that sees the coming together of dance, sculpture, poetry and music. In creating this site-specific piece, Singapore-based experimental dancers Nirmala Seshadri and Neewin Hershall work through the classical dance form Bharatanatyam and the dance theatre form Butoh as they respond to the stone sculptures at the Sculpture Garden created by Singapore’s celebrated multidisciplinary artist Tan Swie Hian. Tan’s exquisite Sculpture Garden, situated within the National University Heart Centre in Singapore, is based on the poem 'I carry your heart' written by the prolific and experimental American poet E.E. Cummings. The dance piece "I carry your heart" that carries the notions of release and rejuvenation as its leitmotifs, is an exploration of the concepts of memory and time. It is also a portrayal of human love and its relationship with art and nature.
The dancers are accompanied by Butoh artist Syv Bruzeau and musicians Samuel Wong (Pipa), Vishnu Veluri (Flute) and Johnny Chia (Guzheng). Please note that there will be no seats as the audience is expected to move with the dancers in the sculpture garden.
This community outreach performance is hosted by the National University Heart Centre (Singapore) and supported by the Arts Fund and National Arts Council.
At the courtyard of the National University Heart Centre, 5 Lower Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119074, 8.30pm

February 14, 2015 Borotalpada, West Bengal

The EIGHT NIGHT OF THEATRE will be held at Trimukhi Cultural Centre in the Santal tribal village of Borotalpada (West Bengal, India). During the night-long event, artists from Cuba, France, Mexico and India will showcase theatre, dance-theatre, music and dance performances as well as a participative art intervention, fruits of multiple rehearsals together with tribal actors, dancers and musicians. The program will end with a dance party.
The journey from Kolkata starts at noon on Saturday 14th February 2015 - reaching back in the city on Sunday at 9:30 am. Booking is now open on line and at Alliance Française du Bengale, Park Mansions, 57A Park Street, Kolkata. 
Information: + 91 98309 15207 /

February 15, 2015 College Station, TX

The International Institute for Culture and Performing Arts Development, (IICPD) at the Texas A&M University presents the 4th North American Odissi Convention, KELUCHARAN GUNA KEERTANAM 2015
Artists: Guru Ratikant Mohapatra, Rajashree Praharaj, Rahul Acharya (Odissi from India), Dr. Prathiba Natesan (Bharatanatyam, Dallas), Parul Shah (contemporary and diasporic Kathak style, New York). All Odissi troupes of IICPD from Houston, College Station, Dallas, San Antonio, Austin.
At: Rudder Forum Theater, Texas A & M University, College Station, 401 Joe Routt Blvd., TX 77843, 3pm – 6pm
Ticket: or 979 492 1751

February 16, 2015 Bhubaneswar
Debaprasad Nrutya Pratisthan, Bhubaneswar presents GURU KRUPA NRUTYA SAMAROHA.  The objective of the Samaroha is to provide platform to solo dancers to showcase the traditional Odissi dance. Upcoming and young established dancers will perform in the Samaroha.
Samikshya Pani (Guru Gayatri Chand)
Aneesh Raghavan (Guru Sangeeta Dash)
Dibyashree Panda (Guru Pitamber Biswal)
Gouri Shankar Dash (Gurus Kasturi Pattnaik, Nabakishore Mishra, Bichitrananda Swain)
Sakti Swarupa Bir (Guru Chitaranjan Acharya)
Debasish Pattnaik (Guru Durga Charan Ranbir)
The Samaroha will be inaugurated by Dr. Minati Mishra.
At:  Jaydev Bhawan, Bhubaneswar, 6.30pm

February 17, 2015 Bangalore
Rajarajeshwarinagar Cultural Association with Ananya, presents classical dance festival in the memory of Jahnavi Jayaprakash.  NRITYA JAHNAVI on the auspicious day of Mahashivatri.
Bharathanatyam solos by Divya Ravi and Prathibha Ramaswamy
Bharathanatyam by Radhika Ramanujam - solo and group presentation
At: Ideal Club premises, Rajarajeshwari Nagar, 6pm

February 19, 2015 Chidambaram
Padmaja Suresh performs at Natyanjali festival Chidambaram.

February 19 - 23, 2015 Konark, Odisha
Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Foundation presents the 30th edition of GURU GANGADHAR PRADHAN KONARK DANCE AND MUSIC FESTIVAL.
Venue: Konark Natya Mandap, 6.30pm

February 20, 2015 Denton, TX
ELENI OF SPARTA, an Indo Greek retelling of the life of Helen of Troy conceptualized, choreographed and presented by Rajika Puri as part of the University of North Texas' 2014-15 Mary Jo and V. Lane Rawlins Fine Art Series. Puri will use a form of dance storytelling, which she began developing in 1986, to tell Helen's story "like a bard of old" and transition from dance to song to narration. ELENI of Sparta recounts the story of Helen's life from an Indian perspective. From this cross-cultural point of view, similarities between two Bronze Age epics, the Mahabaharata and the Iliad, are highlighted. While researching Indo-European culture, Puri noticed similarities between Greek and Indian musical scales, deities and languages as well. She has made efforts to incorporate these parallels into her performance; however, it's the story itself that is most important to Puri.
ELENI of Sparta was commissioned by Anita Ratnam for the EPIC WOMEN conference in Chennai focusing on iconic women in myth, history, literature and life.
At: UNT's Main Auditorium, 1401 W. Hickory St., Denton, 8pm
Cost: $10 for public; $5 for UNT faculty, staff and Alumni Association members; free for UNT students. Students can print their free ticket, while UNT faculty/staff/alumni and the public, may purchase their tickets at
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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