June 10 - 29, 2016 Kolkata
The schedule for Ranan in June 2016.
- June 10, Kolkata: TAK DHIN DHINA DHINTA and BIHANGO - Annual presentation by the students of Brindar - Ranan's Kathak teaching wing
Venue: Birla Academy, 7pm
- June 18, Kolkata: VAICHITRA (excerpts from Ranan's acclaimed dance productions ) performed by Vikram Iyengar, Debashree Bhattacharya, Sohini Debnath, Samila Bhattacharya and Rhea Dawn.
Venue: Calcutta Club, 7pm
Organised by Calcutta Club and Century Ply in association with Open Doors.
- June 29, Kolkata: Excerpts from TEN (a Ranan production), four performances through music, dance, movement, text and design. Performed by Amlan Choudhuri, Jayoti Chakroborty, Rhea Dawn,;Dana Roy, Debosmita Roy Choudhury, Indudipa Sinha and Anindita Satra.
Venue: Padatik, 7pm
Info: rananindia@gmail.com / rananindia.com

June 17 & 29, 2016 Prague & London

- June 17: Lecture and Demonstration on Natyasastra by Bala Devi Chandrashekar
Venue: The Embassy of India, Prague, Czech Republic, at 5.30pm
- June 29: Lecture and Demonstration on Abhinaya by Bala Devi Chandrashekar
At: Nehru Center, 8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF, 6.30pm
More details: www.shreepadmanrityam.org / www.baladevichandrashekar.com

June 24 - July 28, 2016 Australia

Inspired by the forces of nature, CHI UDAKA is a meeting of the deep earthiness of taiko drumming, represented as Chi-Earth, and the flowing sensuality of dance, represented as Udaka-Water. At turns delicate and dramatic, Chi Udaka connects the dynamism of Taikoz’s taiko, the melodic beauty of Riley Lee’s shakuhachi, the sinuous strains of John Napier’s cello, the mellifluous virtuosity of Aruna Parthiban’s classical Indian vocals, and the evocative soundscapes of John Cleworth’s electronica with Lingalayam’s blend of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dance forms choreographed by Anandavalli.
- June 24, 8pm: Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Paramatta, NSW 2150
- June 25, 3pm: Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Paramatta, NSW 2150
- June 30, 8pm: Her Majesty's Theatre, 58 Grote St, Adelaide, SA 5000
- July 7, 8pm: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier, SA 5290
- July 12, 7pm: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Vic 3182
- July 14, 8pm: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Cct., Civic Square, Canberra, ACT 2608
-  July 21, 12:30pm & 8pm: NIDA Parade Theatre, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW 2033
- July 22, 7:30pm: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William St, Bathurst, NSW 2795
- July 26, 7:30pm: Capitol Theatre, Level 1, Centrepoint Tamworth, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340
- July 28, 12:30pm & 8pm: Glasshouse, 32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444
Info: anandavalli@lingalayam.com

June 28, 2016 UK

The Lowry presents a double bill by Hemabarathy Palani & Subhash Viman. Subhash presents MORPHED, seamlessley merging the lofty gestures of calssical dance with everyday body language. Hemabharathy Palani presents TRIKONANGA exploring Bharatanatyam, contemporary dance and ballet for the concept of Navarasa.
At: The Lowry, Pier 8, Salford Quays, M50 3AZ, 8pm

July 1, 2016 Chennai

TO SIR, WITH LOVE is a collaborative concert that is an attempt to pay homage to the musical genius of maestro Lalgudi G Jayaraman, featuring Bombay Jayashri Ramnath, Abhishek Raghuram, Vittal Ramamurthy, Embar Kannan, Anantha R Krishnan, B Ganapathyraman, and Ojas Adhiya.
At: Music Academy, 6.30pm. All are welcome.

July 1, 2016 New Delhi

Dr. Debaldev Jana, Bharatanatyam dancer from Kolkata, presents solo Bharatanatyam recital at India Habitat Center, New Delhi at 7pm.
Info: debaldevjana.jana@gmail.com

July 1, 2016 Lichfield, UK

Sonia Sabri Company presents SALAAM. Tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri performs compositions of rhythm, with complexity and speed. Shoma Dey performs on the harmonium and vocals.
At: The Lichfield Garrick Theatre & Studio, Castle Dyke, Lichfield, WS13 6HR, 8pm

July 1 & 2, 2016 Singapore

Choreographed and directed by Kavitha Krishnan with co-choreography by Danang Pamungkas from Solo, Indonesia, MURMURS IN THE WIND is a site-centric production at a community building in Little India.  The production features original music composition/direction with live music by multi-instrumentalist, Kailin Yong; and musicians Raghavendran Rajasekaran and Noella Yan. Murmurs in the Wind is the first of PANCHA, a production spanning over three years and featuring five separate dance theatre works by Kavitha Krishnan with different co-choreographers from Singapore and overseas. Each work expounds natures’ elements - Wind, Fire, Water, Earth & Ether through female archetypes. Murmurs in the Wind highlights the element Wind, through Gandhari (who seeks Vaayu, the God of Wind, to bring news of her sons fighting in the Kurushetra war).
Show 1: 8pm | Show 2: 9:30pm
At: Singai Tamil Sangam, 02 Kampong Kapor Road, Singapore 208674
Info: info@mayadancetheatre.org

July 1 - 5, 2016 Yogaville, VA
Dakshina will host a residential DANCE INTENSIVE at the scenic Yogaville campus in Virginia from 9am to 5pm. The classes will be led by legendary dancers Madhavi Mudgal and Rama Vaidyanathan. The intensive is recommended for advanced dancers who can work in a fast pace. The dancers will learn yoga, Bharatanatyam, Odissi (technique and dances), and choreography. After learning the solo dances, the participants will work with the guest teachers on adapting a solo item into a group format. Students will perform the group choreography on the last evening of the intensive. Students will learn 3-4 dances depending on how quickly and how well they master each dance. The teachers will only proceed to the next dance after the dancers master the first dance.
Evenings will be set aside for practice, discussions, film viewings on dance. If you are working on your own choreography, the evening times will be perfect to receive one-on-one guidance.
For info: info@dakshina.org / 202.656.5679

July 1 - 22, 2016 South India

Schedule for Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bengaluru.
-July 1, 6-7pm: Sripuram Sri Narayani Peedam, Golden Temple, Vellore
-July 9, 7-8pm: Vedantam Lakshminarayana Shastry Dance Festival, Telugu University, Vijayawada
-July 10, 7.15-8.30pm: Kapaleeshwarar Temple, Mylapore, Chennai
-July 22, 6.30-7.45pm: Sri Adi Kempamma Temple, Indirangar, Bangalore
Info: 9341248059 / kavyakasinathanv@yahoo.co.in

July 2, 2016 Bangalore

Jyotsna Rao presents her new solo work named SPIDER SOLO which she created at  FoCoCo  residency this year.
At: Shoonya Centre for Somatic Practices, 4th Floor, rear wing, Brahmananda Court, #37 Lalbagh Rd, 6.30pm. Entry fee Rs.150
Info: jyotsnabrao@gmail.com

July 2 & 3, 2016 Mumbai

35th anniversary celebrations of Kanaka Sabha Performing Arts Centre MAHEYA UTSAV is a two-day dance festival featuring:
SARASWATI - An ode to knowledge, a solo Bharatanatyam recital by Dr. Siri Rama on
July 2nd at 3:30pm
Venue: Mysore Association Auditorium, Bhaudaji Road, Kings Circle, Mumbai 400019
ANANDA NATANAM- A dance production featuring solos, duets and group items by teachers and students of Kanaka Sabha
July 3rd at 3pm
Venue: Chembur Fine Arts Auditorium, Chembur, Mumbai 400 071. All are welcome.
Contact Surekha Radhakrishnan: 9820501091

July 3, 2016 London

Natalia Hildner presents Kathak - Rouh, Spoken Word, and Ghazal - as part of Mystic Voices Festival.
Post show talk by Dr. Avanthi Meduri
At: Cecil Sharp House, 2 Regent’s Park Road, London NW1 7AY, 3pm

July 3, 2016 Philadelphia, PA

Three Aksha presents SAMANI: a night of Indian dance and live music that will revisit old favorites from the Three Aksha repertoire of classical and contemporary Indian dance. This performance features over 30 dancers who trained with choreographer and Artistic Director Viji Rao. Special guest artists are Prasanna Kasturi and Samanvitha Kasturi from St. Louis, MO.
At: the Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, 7pm
Info: threeaksha@gmail.com

July 3, 2016 Rockville, MD
Natyabhoomi School of Dance presents Jayadeva’s GEETA GOVINDAM, the eternal love story, in support of Arsha Vijnana Gurukulam at 4.15pm. Choreography by N. Srikanth. Before dance program is a talk on ‘Integral unity of dharma systems’ by Rajiv Malhotra at 3.30pm.
At: Kreeger Auditorium, Jewish Community Centre, 6125 Montrose Rd, Rockville, MD 20852
Info: deepti.mukund@gmail.com

July 9, 2016 Bangalore

Sunatya Academy of Performing Arts presents its annual event NIRMITI – II.
At: JSS Auditorium, 1st Main Road, 8th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore 560 070 
Info: sunatyadance@gmail.com / www.sunatya.com

July 14 - 18, 2016 UK

Shubhada Varadkar will perform at Art in Action, Waterperry Gardens, Oxfordshire, on 14, 15, 16 and 17th July and at Nehru Centre London on 18th July. Shubhada will be accompanied by her disciples Mitali Varadkar and Shreya Sabharwal. Every July renowned artists, crafters, performers and musicians gather together in Waterperry Gardens to demonstrate their skills and show their work in Art in Action festival, this year Art in Action is celebrating 40 years.
14th July: MIRACLES OF SPLENDOUR, 15th July: Journey to divinity
16th July: Odissi dance recital, 17th July: Geetgovinda
Info: shubhadavaradkar@gmail.com

July 14, 19, 20, 2016 Delhi & Gujarat
Attendance- the dance annual of India, edited and published by Ashish Mohan Khokar
India's only year-book on dance, released every Spring 2015-2016 anniversary issue
The 18th anniversary issue of India's only yearbook on dance - attendance - is a journey of how our costumes evolved and changed, in major forms. It answers debatable questions like "who first thought of the Bharatanatyam tunic costume with front fan look". Or who did away with the temple look of Kathak and made it sanitised, dull and colourless? How textiles played a part and tailors! Why some forms like Kathakali aharya have truly stood the test of time and others have taken flagrant liberties with the aharya of the form, like say in Kuchipudi.
100 rare photos from Mohan Khokar Collection, some never seen before (like the cover of Prince Yog Sunder of Gujarat, who learnt Kathakali inspired by Ram Gopal’s example) also tell how dance was documented. These photos are by renowned dance documentarians. Plus all regular features; 2015 overview and benchmarks; 2016 highlights obits, awards, rewards, battles and books.
Delhi Launch: July 14 @Habitat Stein, launch by Dr. Karan Singh & Shanta Serbjeet Singh
Baroda Launch: July 19 @ Srjan Centre Launch by Mayor of Baroda and Dr Parul Shah, ex dean MSU-DD
Ahmedabad Launch: July 20
Please book your copies in advance by emailing:khokar1960@gmail.com. Bulk orders (5 copies or more) get 20% discount. Students get 10% discount on individual copy.
Info: www.attendance-india.com

July 16, 2016 Bhubaneswar
Tridhara organizes the SRADHANJALI SAMAROHA-2016 on the 31st remembrance day of Guru Debaprasad Das at Rabindra Mandap, 6.30pm
Info: pandagajendra989@gmail.com

July 16, 2016 Mumbai

Divya Ravi performs at 26th Raindrops Festival, Ravindra Natya Mandir Mini Theatre, Mumbai, 5pm.
Info: divyaravi1891@gmail.com

July 16 & 17, 2016 Pune
Amritanjali Festival of Classical Dance & Music will be held in Pune in July.  For any information contact Dr. Shashikala Ravi at 9960627998.
Info: shashiravi@hotmail.com / www.amritanjali.com

July 16 & 17, 2016 Mumbai

Samved Society for Performing Arts & Uma Dogra present the 26TH RAINDROPS FESTIVAL of Indian Classical Dance.
- 16th July at 4.30pm
Vrinda Chadha- Odissi
Divya Ravi - Bharatanatyam
Bhakti Deshpande – Kathak
- 17th July, 11.45am
Gururaju - Kuchipudi
Swati Sinha - Kathak
Anand Satchidanandan - Bharatanatyam
Venue: Ravindra Natya Mandir Mini Hall, Mumbai
Contact: raindropsfestival@gmail.com
Website: www.umadogra.com

July 16, 27 & 28, 2016 Bangalore

Schedule for Padmaja Suresh
- July 16: Yantra, Mantra, Tantra and Natya - Talk and performance at National Seminar on Brahmavidya Srividya, Jagannath Temple, Delhi, 5pm
- July 27: WINGS OF FIRE, day 1- a national cultural festival, hosted by Aatmalaya at CMRIT, ITPL, Bangalore, 10am -8.30pm
- July 28: Wings of Fire, day 2- a national cultural festival, hosted by Aatmalaya at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Race Course Road, Bangalore, 10am-8.30pm
Info: padmajasuresh@hotmail.com

July 21, 2016 NYC

Jiva Dance will perform in one of off-Broadway's iconic theaters this summer. See Jiva at New Victory Theater as part of its Victory Dance series alongside the Limón Dance Company and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company. Be sure to catch the other big names in the series, including Doug Elkins choreography, Big Dance Theater, David Neumann, and Camille A. Brown.
At: New Victory Theater, 209 West 42nd Street, NYC, 7pm
Tickets are $10 (http://www.newvictory.org/Show-Detail?ProductionId=7458&sourcenumber=7200)
Info: jivaperformingarts@gmail.com / www.jivaperformingarts.org

July 24, 2016 Palo Alto, CA

PARAMPARA - A tribute to the legendary Gurus of Odissi, performed by Odissi teachers in Bay Area (including senior students) with live orchestra from India.
Dancers : Jyothi Rout, Niharika Mohanty, Gayatri Joshi, Bidisha Mohanty, Sima Chakraborthy, Shalini Patnaik, Vishnu Tatwa Das, Revital Carrol, Dipti Mallik
Venue: Oshman Family JCC, 3921 Fabian Way, Palo Alto, CA, 5.30pm

July 27, 2016 Bangalore
A cultural festival WINGS OF FIRE will be held on on the first anniversary of Dr. Abdul Kalam at Bangalore. Dances of all classical styles included, the focus is on values and patriotic spirit.
Those interested to perform may send details with photograph to aatmalaya2002@gmail.com

July 29, 2016 Hollywood, CA

MARA is choreographed and directed by Mythili and Aditya Prakash. Inspired by Mara, the demonic character from Buddhist Lore, who attempted to keep Buddha from achieving Enlightenment, this production visualizes MARA as our very own mind that projects the world that we experience: Our thoughts, emotions, relationships, etc. The show features Aditya Prakash Ensemble in a musical score of their signature blend of Indian classical music, jazz, funk, and global sounds, dance choreography by Mythili performed by her and dancers of the Shakti Dance Company, lighting by Eileen Cooley and  multimedia projection by video artist Kate Johnson.
At: Ford Amphitheatre, 2580 Cahuenga Blvd East, Hollywood, CA 90068, 8:30pm
Info: info@shaktibharatanatyam.com

July 29 - 31, 2016 Bangalore
Bangalore hosts INTERNATIONAL TRANS ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 dedicated to the artists exclusive from the transgender community, and will have a comprehensive exposure of activities of Transgender Community in the field of arts, music, classical dance, drama, and poetry reading. National award winning movie ‘Naanu Avanalla...Avalu’ (Kannada) directed by B.S. Lingadevaru, based on Vidya's autobiographical work ‘I am Vidya’, will be screened.
Venue: National Gallery for Modern Arts, Bangalore (NGMA)
Curator of the festival: Srivatsa Shandilya, International Arts & Cultural Foundation
Info: 9845106655 / vatsaphoto@gmail.com