August 1 - 31, 2014 Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore
Dance historian, scholar, author, critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's itinerary for August 2014.
- 4th Aug: Illustrated talk on Indian Dance, The Indian School, 11 am
- 5th Aug: Guest of honor at Annual Day celebrations of The Indian School
- 14th and 15th Aug: The Hindu Metro Plus Theatre Festival
- 15th Aug: Macbeth by Chorus Repertory Theatre, Imphal
- 16th Aug: Seminar on dance
- 17th Aug: Odissi dance Festival arranged by Madhulita Mohapatra, Seva Sadan, 6pm
- 18th Aug: Odissi dance ensemble Nrityagram, paying tribute to Protima Bedi, Chowdiah  Hall, 6pm
- 19th Aug: Illustrated talk on Sattriya Dance of Assam for Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA-SRC) at Bangalore International Centre, 6 pm. Chair: Dr Maya Rao.
- 21st Aug: Lec-dem: Manipuri with Anusha, S.N.D.T. women's University, Patkar Hall, 11am
Evening: Centenary celebration of Jamshed Bhaba, at NCPA, 6pm
- 22nd Aug: Shanta Rati MIshra's Moksha Katha (Kuchipudi, Kathakali, BN) 6.30pm
- 23rd Aug: Talk on late Guru Bipin Singh on his 94th birthday celebration at 6pm followed by Manipuri dances by Darshana Jhaveri, Kalavati Devi and Bimbavati and her troupe.
- 24th Aug: Attending award ceremony in honour of Gujarati writers at Ravindra Natya Mandir, and a Gujarati play.
- 27th and 28th Aug: Pune University, Lalit Kala Kendra, Seminar on Dance Criticism
- 29th Aug to Sept 1

August 23 - 27, 2014 Agartala, Tripura
Sangeet Natak Akademi and Dept of Information and Cultural Affairs, Govt of Tripura, presents FESTIVAL OF MUSIC, DANCE AND DRAMA featuring recipients of Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar 2012. The awards will be given at 4pm by Leela Samson (Chairman, SNA). 
At: Rabindra Satabarshiki Bhawan, Agartala, 6.30pm
Info: (0381) – 2324688 / 2325595

August 23, 30 & 31, 2014 London & Kendal, UK
Akademi presents ASCENSION. Using various forms of classical Indian dance, this outdoor promenade performance attracts audiences into an ascension of the fifth sphere of Dante’s circles of heaven described in the epic poem the Divine Comedy. Both intimate and powerful, this piece will draw parallels between Mars, as the ruler of the warriors of faith with Mangala and its Vedic astrological interpretation. This piece forms a part of a large scale outdoor secret garden production. Choreographed by Manuela Benini, produced and commissioned by Akademi. Music by Ash Madni.  
- 23rd August, 12pm/3pm/5.30pm,  St. John’s Church, London
- 30th August, 6pm/7.15pm,  Mintfest, Kendal
- 31st August, 1.30pm/2.45pm/4p,  Mintfest, Kendal

August 26 & 27, 2014 New Delhi
-  26th Aug, 7pm: GAJANANAM, a group choreography by Santanu Chakraborty with disciples,
at Sidhi Vinayak Mandir, Sarojini Nagar, New Delhi.
-  27th Aug, 7pm: Kathak Dharohar presents TAMEVA PURUSHA, a male dancers festival, in which Santanu presents ‘Shiva Nataraja’
At: Azad Bhawan, ICCR, New Delhi

August 27, 2014 Delhi

Geeta Chandran will present an illustrated performance at the National School of Drama, linking aspects of traditional classical dance training with theatre, from 10am to 1pm.
Accompanying musicians: Nattuvangam: S. Shankar; Vocals: Sudha Raghuraman; Mridangam: M.V. Chandershaker; Flute: G. Raghuraman; Dance assistance: Radhika Kathal and R. Amrita Sruthi

August 27, 2014 Delhi

Kathak Dharohar presents TAMEVA PURUSHA, a festival for male dancers featuring Santnu Chakraborty, Rajendra Gangani, Sudip and Sudarshan.
At: Azad Bhavan, 7pm
Info: / 9811053047

August 27 & 28, 2014 Bangalore
Launch of the 7th edition of the Attakkalari India Biennial with the theme DANCE CONNECT will feature a performance by the Attakkalari Repertory Company. The Biennial has grown from strength to strength over the last 6 editions and the next one in Feb 2015 promises to be as exciting. Jayachandran Palazhy, Artistic Director of Attakkalari Centre for Movement Arts, says, “AIB 2015 will mark the coming of age of contemporary dance practices in India, and will open up new avenues for dance artists and audiences alike.”
At: Ranga Shankara, 7.30pm
Tickets at Rs 200 are available on and at the venue.
For more information: (080) - 22123684 or 4148 3534 /

August 29, 2014 Chennai

Madhumitha Sriram, disciple of A. Lakshman, presents a Bharatanatyam recital for VDS Arts Academy.
Venue: MOP Vaishnav College, Chennai, 6pm

August 30 & 31, 2014 Edinburgh

Sonia Sabri Company presents EKALYA, a kaleidoscope of dance and live music presenting various works of the company.
At: Edinburgh Mela, Leith Links, Edinburgh

September 1 - 5, 2014 Gujarat
Suman Sarawgi presents a series of lecture demonstrations in different schools in Gujarat (Rajkot) organised by IRCEN.
Info: /

September 1 - 15, 2014 Europe
Dr. Padmaja Suresh presents her scientific paper AESTHETIC JOY - an esoteric journey, selected by a core review committee amongst several entries, at the SGEM - a multi disciplinary top level international scientific conference, involving over a dozen world universities at Bulgaria.
Albena Resort & Spa, Bulgaria, SGEM International multi-disciplinary conference - 3rd, 4th and 5th Sept,European Yoga Federation 27027-Gropello Cairoli (PV), Italy, 7th& 8th Sept, Biedrība Indiešukultūrascentrs Bharata, Latvia, 11th to 15th Sept

September 1 – 30, 2014 India, USA
Dance historian, scholar, author, critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's itinerary for September 2014
1st Sept: Receiving Ranjit Ram Suvarna Chandrak for contribution to dance from Gurjar Sahitya Sabha.  Venue: Vishwakosh at 6 pm
3rd Sept: Parampara Festival of Raja Radha Reddy at Kamani Hall
4th – 7th Sept: Samarpana Festival of dance: 3rd edition at Jubilee hall: performances and seminar
​9th Sept: Illustrated talk on dance at The Sandal Wood Room Art Gallery on Prince Street, courtesy Samarpana fest in collaboration with Apsara Arts at 7pm. Contact Aravinth Kumarasamy
10th Sept arrival:
11th till 13th: Anila Sinha Kathak Foundation - 3rd International Kathak dance conference at International House, University of Chicago​. Seminar and performances by Birju Maharaj and troupe, Kumudini Lakhia and troupe and other Kathak dancers.
​14th till 18th Sept: Natya Institute of Hema Rajagopalan : attending performances and illustrated talk on Sattriya dances with excerpts of film on monks of sattra of Majuli island, Assam, at Columbia University (to be confirmed)
19th Sept: arrival
Attending seminar and performances of UTSAV Dance and Music Festival till 21st September: The Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts Centre: Dance performances by Birju Maharaj and troupe and Alarmel Valli.
23rd till 29th Sept: Illustrated talks at Barnard College, Columbia University. Contact Prof Uttara Asha Coorlawala
- Wesleyan University, New Haven
29th Sept: Illustrated talk on Dance in Indian Films, at Dance Dept: Wesleyan University
30thSept: leaving for Montreal, Canada

September 3, 2014, London

Debanjali Biswas performs solo Manipuri recital JAGOI PARENG, composed by late Guru Bipin Singh and choreographed by Poushali Chatterjee.
At: Nehru Centre, 8 S Audley St, London W1K 1HF, 6:30pm

September 3 - 5, 2014 New Delhi

Natya Tarangini of Kuchipudi gurus Raja and Radha Reddy presents PARAMPARA Series 2014 – National Festival of Music and Dance. 
Sept 3:
Kuchipudi dance by  Yamini Reddy, daughter of Raja and Radha Reddy.
Vocal and violin Duet by  Ambi and Bindu Subramaniam, daughter of violin maestro L Subramaniam.
Sept 4:
Duet Kathak dance by Vidha and Abhimanyu Lal, son of Kathak maestro Pt. Durga Lal and Devi Lal.
Sarod by Ayaan Ali Khan, son of legendary Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan
Sept 4:
Kuchipudi dance by Bhavana Reddy, daughter of Raja Radha Reddy and Kaushalya Reddy
Indo western music concert by  Bhavana Reddy and grou from US
At: Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, 7pm to 10pm

September 4, 2014 New Delhi

Utsav-Ranjana's Odissi Dance Academy will be presenting the 8th edition of its annual festival SARE JAHAHN SE ACCHA.
Artists of Utsav-Ranjana’s Odissi (Delhi), Odissi Dance Academy (group), Urmila Satyanarayanan (solo) - Bharatanatyam (Chennai), Ayswaria Wariar (solo) - Mohiniattam (Baroda), Sharmila Mukherjee (solo) - Odissi (Bangalore), Vidhi Nagar (group) - Kathak (Varanasi)
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 7pm
Info: (011) –24319187

September 4 & 27, 2014 New Delhi & Bangalore   
- Sept 4: Sharmila Mukerjee performs Odissi at SAARE JAHA SE ACCHA festival of dance.
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 7pm.
- Sept 27: Sharmila Mukerjee and the Sanjali Dance Ensemble present an Odissi performance at KINKINI FESTIVAL.
At: JSS Auditorium Jayanagar, Bangalore, 7.30pm
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September 5 & 6, 2014 Bowie, MD
Imagine Yoga and Wellness Centre presents Bharatanatyam for new audiences by Jaan R. Freeman, disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar (senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati), a series designed to build new audiences and introduce Bharatanatyam to communities throughout North America. This sacred classical dance from Tamil Nadu in South India brings together various elements of Indian culture: music, dance, poetry mythology, philosophy, ethics and religion among other elements.
- Performance: Sept 5, 2014 from 6-7:30pm (Advance Sale: $18, At door: $22)
- Workshop: Fundamentals of Bharatanatyam, Sept 6, 2014 from 2-4pm (Fee: $25)
At: Imagine Yoga & Wellness Center, 3120 Belair Drive, Bowie, Maryland / (443) 510-6308
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September 5 and 6, 2014 NYC
At: Pace University, NYC
Info: 212 594 3685 /

September 5 - 9, 2014 Bhubaneswar
Srjan presents 20TH GURU KELUCHARAN MOHAPATRA AWARD FESTIVAL. The annual Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award will be given to deserving artistes in dance, theatre, music and cinema.
- 5th September
Ramli Ibrahim, Malaysia (Odissi)
Shashank Subramanium, Chennai (Carnatic flute)
- 6th September
Vaibhav Airekar, Mumbai (Bharatnatyam)
Anandan Sivamani, Mumbai, (Drums)
- 7th September
Daksha Mashruwala, Mumbai (Group Odissi presentation of “Saggy Baggy”)
Deepak Pandit, Mumbai (Innovative violin)
- 8th September
Prashant Shah, India & USA (Kathak)
Neeladri Kumar, Mumbai (Sitar)
- 9th September
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra Award 2014 Presentation.
Neo classical choreography in Odissi dance by Ratikant Mohapatra with artistes of Srjan  – SHRADHA, an abstract fusion & KUBJAA, a mythological theme.
Script: Pt. Nityananda Misra, Music: Laxmikant Palit
At: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 7 to 9 pm 
Entry by invitation only. For entry pass please contact after 1st Sept.
Info: (0674) - 2592192

September 5 - 13, 2014 NYC & Kolkata  
Schedule for Rhythmosaic
- Sept 5: Dr. Mitul Sengupta, Director, Rhythmosaic, performing solo Kathak , ARAVAN- THE DESOLATE for Indo American Arts Council’s Indoor Festival
Venue: Pace Auditorium, NYC, 7- 9pm
- Sept 6: Mitul Sengupta, Director, Rhythmosaic, conducts workshop on Kathak and Laban Movement Analysis, organized by Indo- American Arts Council, NYC.
For passes contact:
- Sept 13:  Mitul Sengupta performs solo Kathak WHEN IT RAINED AGAIN for Monsoon- Ball- Dance Performance, at Hyatt Regency, Kolkata, 8pm onwards.
Info: /

September 5 - 20, 2014 India
The British Council presents IMPULSE 2, the new season of the best of contemporary dance from the UK. Impulse 2 is a dance program that aims to foster creative exchanges between established and emerging dancers and choreographers, showcasing new work in India and establishing networks between India and the UK. Built around 15 performances by leading UK dance companies - Hofesh Shechter Company, Scottish Dance Theatre and Avant Garde Dance - Impulse 2 will be held over September, October and November 2014 across the country. It also has a range of activities planned with dance organisations in India and young people across the country, including workshops, master classes and networking events.
The season will be launched in September with the performance of POLITICAL MOTHER by Hofesh Shechter Company. Political Mother has been declared an ‘audio‐visual marvel’ by critics. It brims with Shechter’s emotional and gritty complexity with pulsating live music, extraordinary ensemble sequences and cinematic editing. It is performed by 10 dancers and accompanied by Shechter’s cinematic score featuring a band of live drummers and electric guitarists. Political Mother is suitable for all lovers of dance, theatre and live music. It is especially appealing for young people (14+) because of its fast moving, highly physical choreography. A former drummer in a rock band, Hofesh Shechter is renowned for creating the musical scores for each of his dance creations with his raw, atmospheric music complimenting his company’s unique physicality.
Duration: 70 minutes with no interval
- Friday 5 September, 7pm: Shilpakala Vedika, Hyderabad
-Tuesday 9 September, 7pm: Kamani Auditorium, Delhi
- Sunday 14 September, 7pm: Kala Mandir, Kolkata
-Wednesday 17 September, 7pm: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru
- Saturday 20 September, 7pm: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, Chennai
For info on invitations, workshops and venues:

September 6, 2014 Chennai
The Mylapore Trio of Sri Sumukhi Rajasekharan Memorial Foundation organize the 11th year NAVARATHRI GOLU PADDHATHI, a holistic workshop for Chennai women. This is a lecture demonstration to learn the know-how of putting up a good Golu – aesthetics, arrangements, decorations, themes, kolam, packing & preservation and much more.
Entry fee Rs. 100 (per participant). Only limited entries.
Registration through email:
At: No. 5, Third Trust Link Street, 1st Floor, Mandaveli, Chennai 28, between 4.30pm & 6pm.
For further details, contact: 9382698811 / 9381038385

September 6 - 14, 2014 Palo Alto, CA
AMAVASYA is Abhinaya's collaboration with Naatak. The princess Amavasya is devastatingly beautiful: black as night. Or she is so hideous that a glimpse of her milky-white face sends the victim into a three-day slumber. No one knows, because she is hidden behind a mask. What will her people see on the day she uncovers her face? Written entirely in verse and performed with music, dance, spectacular sets and costumes, Amavasya is a fairytale for dark-skinned grown-ups. And perhaps light-skinned ones. The play is a Knight Foundation Grant winner. It features a unique combination of theater, music and dance - theater by Naatak, live music composed and performed by Nachiketa Yakkundi and group, and original dance choreographed by Rasika Kumar and performed by Abhinaya Dance Company. 
Language: Hindi (with English supertitles)
Run-time: 100 minutes
Time: Sep 6, 8 pm / Sep 7, 4 pm / Sep 12, 8 pm / Sep 13, 4 pm / Sep 13, 8 pm / Sep 14, 2 pm
Venue: Cubberley Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road,  Palo Alto, CA 94303
Tickets: VIP: $26 ($31 after AUG 17), General: $16 ($21 after AUG 17), General (10 or more): $13
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September 7, 13 & 20, 2014 UK
Schedule for Kalasagara UK
- 7th Sept: Sivani Balachandran’s arangetram at Watersmeet Theater, Rickmansworth, UK.
- 13th Sept: Usha Raghavan’s students from London and Rome perform for a fund- raising event organised by the charity MIOT at Hertfordshire University Auditorium.
- 20th Sept: Myurie Elanchenny’s arangetram at the Beck Theater, Hayes, UK.
Info: 07899 844869 / /

September 11, 2014 Bhubaneswar
Art Vision organizes the 10TH SANGAM - A CONFLUENCE OF DANCE, featuring guest artist Mohinattam troupe Srirangam from Palakkad directed by Vinitha Nedungadi. Art Vision will premiere Odissi group choreography ‘SIDDHARTHA’ based on Hermann Hesse’s novel, choreographed by Ileana Citaristi with music by Annada Prasanna Patnaik and script by Devdas Chhotray.
At: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar. 

September 13, 2014 Mumbai

Kalalaya Nrithya Academy presents NRITHYARPANAM, 19th Annual Dance concert in the traditional form of Bharatanatyam from 6.30pm to 8pm
Venue: Bhavan’s Campus, Munshi Nagar, Dadabhai Rd, SPJIMR Auditorium, Andheri (W) Mumbai 58. All are welcome.
Contact: 9870060522 / /

September 13, 2014 London

Akademi presents Divya Kasturi Company’s CONFLUENCE, an insight into the complex layers of Bharatanatyam. Interweaving playful rhythms and live vocals to accompany the intricate dance movements, a flurry of emotions will be sketched through this Indian temple-dancing tradition that has undergone constant change and transformation.
At: Kings Place Festival, London, 12.45pm - 1.15pm, 5.45pm - 6.15pm

September 13, 2014 Chicago, IL
LOVE BEYOND REACH - Dancers from Natya Dance Theatre present solo works based on eternal love poems from India. Accompanied by live musicians. The program is part of Chicago Park District’s Night Out in the Parks. Part of WORLD MUSIC FESTIVAL CHICAGO. The program is free and suitable for all ages. Dates, times, and program subject to change. Please call the park for up-to-date information or go to
At: Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W. Lunt Ave., Chicago, IL, 7:30pm / (773) 764-0338
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September 17, 2014 Mumbai
by Vasundhara Filliozat. Although the epic Ramayana is a part in a genre litteraire of Indian Mythology, it is considered as ‘Itihasa,’ history. The Ramayana is a most popular story and often scenes from the epic are profusely represented in the visual arts. By and large, the birth of Rama, his killing demons, his marriage with Sita, Vali and Sugriva fight, the final fight with Ravaṇa to liberate his bien aimée Sita are a few scenes represented. In the Lokeshvara temple at Pattadakal rare scenes have been personified in sculpture on temple façades and on pillars. To cite a few: At the request of dying Vali, Rama accepts to protect Angada, the son of Vali. This fact is shown by the accolade of Rama and Angada, Dundubhi the demon provoking Vali, Supariava forbidding Ravaṇa from proceeding to his capital etc.
At: Jnanapravaha, Queen’s Mansion, III Floor, Ghanshyam Talwatkar Marg, Fort, Mumbai 400001, 6.30pm
Info:  (022) – 22072974 /

September 18 - 20, 2014 NYC
Sonali Skandan and Jiva Performing Arts presents the world premiere of MAYURA: BLUE PEACOCK with original music score by Rajkumar Bharathi.
At: Chen Dance Center
Info:  /

September 19, 2014 Modesto, CA
Jayendra Kalakendra will be performing at Modesto Sister Cities International for their 20th anniversary. Performance begins at 6pm.
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September 20, 2014 Paris, France

Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents TIMELESS (extract)
Venue: Grande Salle  Of Opera Bastille - Le Monde Festival

September 20, 2014 Lanham, MD
Radha Dutta performs Mohiniattam with live orchestra for Swati Tirunal Festival
At: Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, 5pm. Admission free
Info: 301 581-0323

September 25, 2014 Chennai

Arangham Trust facilitates release of the biography of Guru Maya Rao of Bangalore titled MAYA RAO…A LIFETIME IN CHOREOGRAPHY. The copy will be released by Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy.
At: Amethyst, 6pm. On invitation only

September 25, 2014 Berlin
Janaki Rangarajan presents ANTARYATRA - THE JOURNEY WITHIN, a dance production in Bharatanatyam
Venue: Auditorium, Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstr. 17, 10785 Berlin, 6pm
Admission to event is free, a maximum of 200 guests are admitted.
Information / registration: 030-257954-03/-05
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September 26, 2014 Delhi
Swaranjali in association with Lok Manch presents MURCHHANA FESTIVAL.
- Classical vocal recitals by disciples of Subrata Das, Damodar Lal Ghosh & Saroj Mohanty
- Sitar group recital by disciples of Subrata
- Tabla Taal Tarang by disciples of Pradip Kumar Sarkar
- Kathak by disciples of Lily Bhattacherjee
At: Vasuki Auditorium, Lok Kala Manch, 20, Lodhi Institutional Area, Lodhi Road, New Delhi 110003, 6pm. All are welcome.
RSVP: 9810502396, 9891720294 /

September 26, 2014 London
Wild Card returns with more specially curated evenings from a new generation of dance makers, bringing fresh perspectives to the stage. For each Wild Card, an up-and-coming artist is given the opportunity to present work that excites them alongside their own. UK born and raised dance artist Seeta Patel has been championing Bharatanatyam for many years. Under the guidance of her teacher Mavin Khoo, she has become a growing voice for the form. SOMETHING THEN, SOMETHING NOW is an intimate evening of dance and music. After a solo work by Patel, she offers a rare opportunity to see seasoned dancer and musician Pushkala Gopal in an up-close presentation of song and abhinaya.
At: Lilian Baylis Studio, Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R, 7.45pm

September 27 & 28, 2014 Delhi
DIVINITY SERIES, a Jyostna Shourie Dance Society initiative, is a two-day dance and music festival. Divinity Series 2014 has added music to its repertoire this year. 
- Sept 27
6pm: Surupa Sen and Bijayini Satpathy from Nrityagram, Bangalore
- Sept 28  
6pm: Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya from Chennai
7.30pm: Hindustani vocalist Kaushiki Chakraborty from Calcutta
At: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
Info: 90153 60000 /

September 28, 2014 Tanjavur
Dr. Padmaja Suresh gives Bharatanatyam performance at Big Temple, Brahadeeshwarar, Tanjavur at 7pm.

September 29 - Oct 10, 2014 South India
Suman Sarawgi and her troupe Sparsh present LEISEM: CREATION, a choreographic presentation in Manipuri dance style.
29th Sept: Bangalore
30th Sept :Chennai
1st Oct: Trichy
2nd Oct: Trivandrum
3rd Oct: Cochin
5th Oct: Idukki
6th Oct: Pallakad
7th Oct: Palakad
10th Oct: Kozikode
Info: /