|October 1 - 31, 2014 Mysore, Puri, Roorkee & Indonesia|
Schedule for Ileana Citaristi and Art Vision.
- Oct 1, Mysore: Ileana Citaristi presents Odissi dance in DUSSERA FESTIVAL at Mysore Palace, 7 pm, organized by Kannada Sanskruti, Mysore
- Oct 11, Puri: Art Vision directed by Ileana Citaristi presents Odissi group in KUMARA UTSAV Festival in Puri organized by Kumara Utsav Cultural Committee.
- Oct 11 to 19, Roorkee, Uttarakhand: Ileana Citaristi presents Odissi concerts and workshops for Virasat series organized by Spic Macay Roorkee chapter at IIT, Roorkee
- Oct 30-31, Padang, Indonesia: Ileana Citaristi gives an Odissi performance and workshop in the Bagalanggang International Performing Arts Festival, Padang, Indonesia
Info: email@example.com / www.artvisionindia.com
|October 3 - 31, 2014 Jaipur, Kochi, Delhi, Varanasi|
Schedule for Geeta Chandran
- 3 October: Geeta Chandran will perform at the J. Sagar Associates annual retreat of lawyers at Fairmont Hotel, Jaipur, Rajasthan
- 5 October: Geeta Chandran will present her dance-theatre work GANDHI: Warp and Weft at JPACT in Cochin, Kerala, 7pm
- 6 October: Vidyarambham Puja at Natya Vriksha Studio in New Delhi
- 10 to 30 October: IN THE CLICK OF A MOVEMENT exhibition of photographs by Rakesh Sahai to be shown at Desmania Studio, New Delhi
- 12-17 Oct: Geeta Chandran will travel in Uttar Pradesh for SPIC-MACAY performances in Varanasi area
- 31 October: Geeta Chandran’s Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform AVAL: Gender Awakening at the UN Lawns, 55 Lodi Estate, Delhi
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.geetachandran.in
|October 16 - November 10, 2014 Europe|
Kuchipudi exponent Dr Saraswathi Rajathesh travels to Germany, Switzerland, Netherlands, Austria and Czech Republic for performances and workshops.
Contact: 9880162774 / email@example.com
|October 20 - November 30, 2014 USA & Canada|
Ananda Shankar Jayant and the Shankarananda Kalakshetra ensemble embark on a dance performance tour of USA and Canada with NRITYOPAHARA, a collage of Shankarananda Kalakshetra's signature choreographies & NAVARASA - EXPRESSIONS OF LIFE, a work that uses abstraction as a way to explore human experience and emotion
For performances and workshops, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
|October 20 – December 31, 2014 New Delhi|
Natya Vriksha presents IN THE CLICK OF A MOVEMENT, an exhibition of iconic photographs by Rakesh Sahai, which celebrate four decades of the artistry of dancer Geeta Chandran. For the past five years, Rakesh Sahai has been following the dancer on her creative journey, and the collaboration between dancer and photographer has thrown up a spectacular oeuvre of images.
At: Desmania (Sandhya Raman’s atelier), F-213 – C, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, from 10am to 7pm.
Ph: Desmania Foundation 46576170. Entry is open and free. (Sundays closed)
|October 26 - November 9, 2014 USA & Canada|
Sutra Foundation presents KRISHNA, LOVE RE-INVENTED (Odissi) in USA and Canada.
This production explores love and the romance of love of the pastoral god Krishna which has enriched literature, visual and performing art especially Odissi.
Artistic Direction Ramli Ibrahim, Lighting & Set Design Sivarajah Natarajan
- Oct 26, Houston: Cullen Theater, Wortham Center, 500 Texas Avenue, Houston, TX 77002, 5pm. Presented by Indian Performing Arts, Samskriti
- Nov 1, Edmonton (Canada): Festival Place, 100, Festival Way, Sherwood Park, AB Canada, 7pm. Presented by Edmonton Raga-Mala Music Society
- Nov 4, New York City: Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354, 7pm. Presented by Cerebral Palsy Association of NYC
- Nov 6 & 7, New York City: Asia Society, 725 Park Ave, New York, NY 10021, 8pm. Presented by Asia Society
- Nov 9, Washington DC: Terrace Theater, The Kennedy Center, 2700 F St NW, Washington, D.C. 20566, 7.30pm. Presented by Kalanidhi Dance
|October 28 - November 11, 2014 New Delhi|
Prasiddha Foundation presents DELHI INTERNATIONAL ART FESTIVAL.
|October 29 & 31, 2014 Bangalore|
Naatyakalakshetra presents NRITHYA UTSAVA 2014 BANGALORE FESTIVAL
- Oct 29: BN by Bhuvana Prasad, BN by Prashant Gopal Shastry, Kuchipudi by Veena Murthy Vijay, Bn by Shraddha Dance Ensemble, BN by Divya Ravi
- Oct 31: NRITHYA SHIVA by disciples of Naatyakalakshetra & Prashant Gopal Shastry
At: Sevasadan, 14th Cross, Malleswaram, 6.15pm
|October 30, 2014 Bournemouth, UK|
Atma Dance / Mayuri Boonham’s two brand new works, EX NIHILO / THE HUMAN EDGE, draw on the epic creation myths of sacred Indian texts to explore the ancient questions of creation and human life through dance. Ex Nihilo is an expression of the poetic thinking and abstract imagery questioning the time before the Big Bang whilst The Human Edge draws inspiration from the aspect of the universe that is perceivably within our grasp - the human angle. Based on the story of Sati the choreography evokes the drama of Sati’s life and death as a metaphor of a star. Featuring sound installation from Bill Fontana and music composed by Boonham's long-term collaborators, Midival Punditz.
At: Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth, 7.30pm
|October 30, Nov 1 & 2, 2014 Chennai|
Natyanjali Trust presents 8TH NARTAKA FESTIVAL. This year, the Nartaka Award will be presented to Guru V.P. Dhananjayan. Umayalpuram K. Sivaraman is the chief guest. The festival will be dedicated to Guru Pandanallur C. Subbaraya Pillai, the pillar of the Pandanallur bani, on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary.
- 30th October
5pm to 6pm - Christopher Guruswamy & Hari Krishna
6pm to 7pm - Ajit Bhaskaran Dass & students
7pm to 8pm - Sai Santhosh
5pm to 6pm - Praveen Kumar, Bangalore
6pm to 7pm - Justin McCarthy, Delhi
7pm to 8pm - Shankar Kandasamy, Kuala Lumpur
- 2nd November
10.30am: Lec-dem by Shankar Kandasamy
5pm to 6pm - Narthaka Narthanam (Students of Dhananjayan)
6pm to 6.30pm - Award Function
6.45pm to 8.15pm - Prof. C.V. Chandrashekar
At: Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai
|October 31, 2014 Chennai|
The Dhananjayans present JYOTHIR GAMAYA - leading to light - with Sikkil Gurucharan singing and Anil Srinivasan playing piano, under the auspices of Karnatica's BHAARAT UTSAV.
At: Narada Gana Sabha Main Hall, 6.30pm. All are welcome.
|October 31, 2014 Delhi|
3-MINUTE IDEAS is an initiative by the independent dance practitioners in Delhi, who felt a need for a supportive environment for making new work. This is an open space for emerging choreographers, from any training background, to share a choreographic idea through movement or words with others in the dance community and receive feedback from them. This is an opportunity for dancers to ask their peers specific questions and use them as springboards for constructive feedback to help develop and shape their work further.
You are most welcome to be a part of this open space to either
a. Share an idea b. Just be present as a creative stimulant
In case you want to share, we can allocate you a time slot of approximately 15 minutes, which includes 3 minutes of active sharing from your side and 12 minutes of idea development through feedback and questions.
To register, either to share an idea or to provide feedback, please write to Swati Mohan at email@example.com with your full contact details.
Venue: S-17, Khirkee Extension, Opposite Select City Walk, New Delhi 110017, 4:15pm - 6:15pm. Entry free.
Info: +91 9971406113 / www.gatidance.com
|October 31, 2014 Mumbai|
RHYTHMS OF 7- a unique concert exploring the dynamics of rhythm through Kathak, Manipuri drumming and world percussion. At the open air amphitheater at Carter road, as the waves create a divine rhythm against the rocks, Seema Mehta creates magic with her feet, accompanied by percussion. She is joined by TBK Singha, renowned Pung Cholom artist from Imphal, Devashis Sarkar on vocal and percussion, Arif Khan on percussion, Jayanta Banerjee on sitar, and Satyaprakash Mishra on tabla.
At: Carter Road Amphitheatre, Bandra West, Mumbai, 7pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 9819034033
|October 31 - November 30, 2014 Mumbai|
British Council is bringing in FOLK ARCHIVE to India for the first time. Folk Archive is a vibrant, visual account of contemporary popular British culture by leading international artists Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane. Folk Archive brings together drawing, painting, film, performance, costume, decoration, political opinion and humour, and some astonishing objects from prisoners and community groups, Notting Hill Carnival troupes, protesters, pop fans, teenagers, villagers and the homeless. Treading the fine line between art and anthropology, Deller and Kane selected over 280 elements over a period of six years to form an archive which provides a snap-shot of the state of contemporary folk art in the UK. Folk Archive attempts to update the idea of folk art by collecting an array of objects besides documentation of performances and idiosyncratic events associated with Britain’s contemporary local folk culture. Folk Archive was acquired by the British Council Collection in 2007 and has since been exhibited in Belgrade, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. After Mumbai, the archive travels to Kolkata and Delhi.
At: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai
|November 1, 2014 Chennai|
Meenakshi Chittaranjan presents SAMARPAN, a tribute to the Pandanallur tradition.
At: Music Academy, 6.30pm. All are welcome.
|November 1, 2014 Chennai|
Kalakshetra Foundation invites you to its Monthly Program
Carnatic vocal recital by Ranjani Sivakumar (Disciple of Dr Pantula Rama)
Bharatanatyam by Divya Devaguptapu (Disciple of The Dhananjayans)
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, 6pm. All are welcome.
Info: 24524057 / 24520836
|November 1, 2014 London|
MASTERS OF ABHINAYA: Join four of the UK’s most respected and distinguished South Asian dance artists for the ultimate experience of expression in classical Indian dance. For one night only Chitra Sundaram, Pratap Pawar, Pushkala Gopal and Sujata Banerjee will celebrate the rich breadth of abhinaya in a truly memorable event. Choreographed for the intimate setting of Rich Mix and inspired by the stories of India, artists will showcase their own interpretations through the art of expression. The informal environment will allow the artists to create a personal connection with the audience, supported by live musicians. Following the performance will be the Akademi Adda: an informal gathering of passionate, like minded individuals. It will include a post-show discussion featuring a Q&A exploring the journey of the artists. Together with the performers we will discover how the artists creatively engage and interpret Abhinaya throughout their careers.
At: Rich Mix, London, 7.30pm
|November 1, 2014 Reading, UK|
Kalakunj present SAMANVAYAM: THE SYNERGY 2014, Samanvayam is an evening highlighting the synergy of Indian classical dance and music and celebrating the spirit of cultural harmony. The evening will include energetic performances (solo and group presentations) by both the students of Kalakunj and professional dance artists Hiten Mistry and Mansi Dabral.
At: 3sixty, Reading University Students' Union, University of Reading, Whiteknights, Reading, RG6 6AZ
|November 1, 2014 Irvine, CA|
Ektaa Center presents DIWALI FEST 2014, the first celebration of this universal festival. Bring a Lamp and Light a Lamp. Featured performances by Adaa Dance Academy, Anjani Ambegaokar's Sundar Kala Kendra, Amna Dance, Arpana Dance Company, Prance and Dance and others.
At Irvine's City Hall between 4pm and 8pm. All are welcome.
|November 1, 2014 Cham, Switzerland
An oriental dance show with well known belly dancers of Switzerland. D. Keshava und Sumitra Keshava are also invited to present Bharatanatyam and Bollywood in this grand event
At: Lorzensaal, Dorfplatz 3, Cham, from 8 to 10pm
email@example.com / www.orifit.ch
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.kalasri.com
|November 1, 2014 Lanham, MD
Radha Dutta will perform Mohiniattam at Murugan Temple Lanham, Maryland, 4:30pm
Info: (301) - 581- 0323
|November 1 & 2, 2014 Chatsworth & Pietermaritzburg, S Africa|
The Natya Kalalayam Academy of music and dance will be staging SAMYUKTAM, A Kathak and Bharatanatyam dance performance by Manesh Maharaj and Yshrene Moodley produced and directed by Guru Kantharuby Munsamy. Samyuktam includes sworks by Tulsidas, Arunagiri Nather, Mahakavi Barathiyar, Meerabai, Thirugynanasambandar, Chit Swami & Madurai. R. Muralidharan among others. Appealing to a diverse audience carefully selected compositions in Tamil, Hindi, Sanskrit, Avadhi & Braj Bhasha, are set to a variety of melodious ragas and vibrant talas.
- 1 Nov: Pattundeen Theatre (Aryan benevolent homes – Chatsworth), 5:30pm
- 2 Nov: Truro Hall (Pietermaritzburg), 5pm.
Contact: 0824226865 / email@example.com
|November 1 - 21, 2014 India
The British Council’s IMPULSE 2 concludes with THE BLACK ALBUM by Avant Garde Dance, a London based company pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance. Their dynamic performances have musicality at their core and explore a myriad of styles, themes and media. Their mantra ‘Innovate Never Replicate’ is evident throughout their portfolio of work, and led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun they are committed to producing artistic work that is entertaining and challenging. The performances will be held in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.
|November 1 - 29, 2014 Delhi, Odisha, Imphal
Dance historian, scholar, author and critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's monthly itinerary for November
NEW DELHI: 1st Nov, arrival from New York
IMPHAL: 6th till 10th Nov, Bhagyachandra Dance Festival
CUTTACK: 18th till 20th Meera Das's Odissi dance festival
NEW DELHI: 21st and 22nd Nov, Sudhyaa Dance Foundation and Kalakriti Arts Foundation in collaboration with India International Centre, is organizing EK- ANANT... the unending one, a two day festival on solo choreographies in the various classical dance forms. The morning
sessions will comprise of a series of lectures.
BHUBANESWAR: 28th and 29th Nov, Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya Golden Jubilee
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|November 2, 2014 Bangalore|
Adishakti presents NIDRAVATHWAM written, directed and performed by Nimmy Raphel, and HANUMAN RAMAYANA written, directed, and performed by Suresh Kaliyath at The Times of India Theatre Festival.
Nidrawathwam centers around the sleep of Kumbakarana and the sleeplessness of Laxmana.
Hanuman Ramayana seeks to image the disjointed leaping of a monkey mind from one unrelated event to another. In the end, awestruck by the genius of Hanuman's Ramayana, Valmiki takes it from him and puts it in order.
At: Jyoti Niwas College Auditorium, Koramangala, Bangalore 560095, 6pm
|November 2, 2014 Chennai
NARTHAKA NARTHANAM, all male dancing ensemble.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 5pm to 6pm. All are welcome
|November 2 - 29, 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Odisha|
Schedule for Ileana Citaristi
- Nov 2 to 4, Kuala Lumpur: Ileana conducts an Odissi dance workshop KNOWING ODISSI for intermediate dance students at Temple of Fine Arts, Kula Lumpur, followed by a lec-dem on the concluding day. Contact: email@example.com
-Nov 26, Bhubaneswar: Ileana Citaristi performs Chhau dance on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration of Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, at Rabindra Mandap
- Nov 29, Puri: Art Vision performs Odissi group choreography on the opening day of PURI BEACH FESTIVAL at Puri, Odisha
|November 2 - December 2, 2014 Kolkata, Thailand |
The schedule for Rhythmosaic for November
- Nov 2: Rhythmosaic is organizing workshop by Avant Garde Dance Company UK at ICCR, Sculpture Court, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata as a part of IMPULSE 2014 in association with The Park New Festival Series 2014, Prakriti Foundation, The Park Hotels, British Council.
- Nov 9: Rhythmosaic Dance Institute students perform for Indian Navy at 7pm onward organized by Opendoors.
- Nov 21 – Dec 2: Rhythmosaic - Sengupta Dance Company tour with its double bill production ‘Swan Lake – Revisited’ and ‘Buddha - The ' Why' Within’ supported by ICCR to Thailand International Dance Festival dance-festival.info/?p=871
|November 3, 2014 Chennai|
Kalakshetra Foundation invites you to the fourth K. Sankara Menon Memorial Lecture
‘What is Moral?’ by Gopalkrishna Gandhi. Dr. Jaya Shreedhar will preside over the event. Gandhi is an administrator by training, a diplomat by reason of assignments in Indian missions abroad,and an observer of Indian political history. He is currently a columnist in national dailies and journals.
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, 6:30 pm
Info: 24524057 / 24520836
|November 3 - 5, 7 - 8, 2014 London|
TOROBAKA by Akram Khan Company is a new artistic exchange between Akram Khan and Israel Galván, bringing together kathak and flamenco to create something altogether distinct, defying classification or genre. 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 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R, 7.30pm
|November 3 - 8, 2014 Kerala, Chennai|
Schedule for Navia Natarajan
- Nov 3, 6:30pm: Rasavikalpam 2014 organized by Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi
Rappadi Open Auditorium, Pallakad,Kerala
- Nov 6, 6:45pm: Soorya Parampara Festival
Co- Bank Auditorium, Trivandrum, Kerala
- Nov 7, 7pm: Kerala Kalamandalam Deemed University for Art & Culture
Vallathol Nagar, Cheruthuruthy, Thrissur Dt, Kerala.
- Nov 8, 6pm: Natya Utsav by Natyanjali Trust
Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mylapore, Chennai
|November 3 - 13, 2014 California|
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar
- Nov 3: Lec dem, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
- Nov 6: Master Class, Concordia University, Irvine, CA
- Nov 7/8: ONE SONG, MANY DANCES, Ivy Substation Theater, Culver city, CA
- Nov 13: Master class, Dance Dept, UCI, Irvine, CA
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.arpanadancecompany.org
|November 4, 2014 Chennai|
Divyasena, founder Director of Divyanjali school of classical dance celebrates 20 years of her school, with a show by her students. Dr. M.A. Bhageerathi, J. Suryanarayanamoorthy, Sujatha Mohan, Jaikishore Mosalikanti and Sindhu Shyam will grace the occasion.
At: Dakshinamoorthy Auditorium, Mylapore, 10am
|November 4, 2014 Los Angeles, California|
Chew on This presents BARDS AND BAYADERES ‘From the Attic’ by Dr. Swarnamalya Ganesh, a performance lecture by a raconteur – Sadir aka Bharatanatyam, history, women and repertoire. The history of Sadir consists of assimilations from various cultures: Marathi, Persian, Telugu, Tamil and the colonial. The immediate multi-cultural memory shaped both the fine and performing arts of present day Carnatic music and modern Bharatanatyam. The female dancer, her mind, voice and body were used as powerful tools to claim varied expressions. Some of these will be illustrated through this performance lecture.
At: UCLA, Kaufman 208, 12pm to 1pm
|November 6, 2014 NYC|
Jiva Performing Arts is hosting its annual Gala - an exciting evening featuring performances by talented musicians, dancers and comedians, cocktails, dinner and dancing. The event will support its growing efforts to create engaging Indian classical music and dance programming in the NYC area. The keynote speaker for the evening will be internationally acclaimed film director and producer Mira Nair. MC is comedian Dan Nainan. Featuring live music by Jay Gandhi, Nitin Mitta and Bala Skandan as well as a performance by Jiva Dance based on the Bharatanatyam tradition. Catering will be provided by Bukhara Grill of NYC and music by Globe DJs.
For table reservations, ticketing, contact Ami Jain: email@example.com
At Rodeph Sholom, 7 West 83rd St. NYC, 6.30pm
|November 6, 2014 Washington DC|
Dakshina presents SPIRALS, a convergence of dance, poetry, and music–an evening of collaborative work presented by Anita Ratnam, Anil Srinivasan, and Sikkil Gurucharan. Each artist will share their unique vantage point during the evening’s work whether it is by dance, vocal performance, or the piano performance. While these legendary artists often collaborate on their work, this is the first time they are appearing together in their Washington DC world premiere. The three Goddesses Saraswati, Meenakshi, and Lakshmi form the trinity of wisdom, bravery, and wealth. Ratnam explores the personae of these three powerful icons in Indian mythology. The work spirals around 3 artistes, 3 scapes, and 3 moods. Together, they evoke a questioning wife, a martial princess, a playful beauty, a flowing river, a charging trident, blooming lotus. The divine trinity in a contemporary context: Saraswati, Meenakshi, and Lakshmi. For the second half of the evening there’s a Bharatanatyam duet performance by Renjith Babu and Vijna Vasudevan.
At: Shakespeare Theatre, 8pm
Info: 202.656.5679 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|November 6 - 9, 2014 Imphal, Manipur|
The 10TH BHAGYACHANDRA NATIONAL FESTIVAL OF CLASSICAL DANCE
- Nov 6: Inaugural function followed by performance of Nata Sankirtana by artistes and gurus of JNMDA, Imphal and maharaas by gurus and students of Govt Dance College, Imphal
At: Shri Shjri Gopinathji temple, Ningthoukong, Bishnupur Dist
- Nov 7:
RK Sabitrisana Devi, Imphal (Manipuri)
Sujata Mohapatra, Bhubaneswar (Odissi)
Methil Devika, Palakkad (Mohiniattam)
T Roneld Meitei, Moirang (Manipuri)
- Nov 8:
Lilabati Devi, Imphal (Manipuri)
Sathyanarayana Raju, Bangalore (Bharatanatyam)
Ajay Kumar, Hyderabad (Kuchipudi)
S Sobita Devi, Imphal (Manipuri)
- Nov 9:
G Sarjubala Devi, Imphal (Manipuri)
Vishal Krishna, Varanasi (Kathak)
Meernanda Barthakur, Guwahati (Sattriya)
S Bigyaneshwar Singh, Imphal (Manipuri)
|November 6 - 18, 2014 India tour|
The British Council presents THE BLACK ALBUM by Avant Garde Dance as part of Impulse 2, the season of the best of contemporary dance from the UK and Avant Garde Dance is a London-based company pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance. The company 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 dynamic performances of the Avant Garde Dance Company have musicality at their core and explore a myriad of styles, themes and media. Their mantra “Innovate Never Replicate” is evident throughout their portfolio of work led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun, they are committed to producing artistic work that is entertaining and challenging.
The Black Album is a triple-bill in which three distinctly different hip hop choreographies are woven together like a concept album. In Omega (25 minutes) five dancers and five columns of light improvise and respond to experimental DJs Jazzanova. Classical Break (20 minutes) presents a humorous and cheeky partnership between breakdance and the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev. The language of breaking and the detailed choreography accentuate the orchestral score resulting in a number of magical musical moments. Dark Matter (20 minutes) is abstract and visually captivating, and unleashes the inner darkness of eight powerful dancers. Prowling the perimeter of the stage and playing amongst the shadows, the dancers make you see the music you cannot hear.
Avant Garde Dance tour, India schedule:
• Thursday 6 November, 7pm: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
• Monday 10 November, 7pm: The Shri Ram Centre, Delhi
• Wednesday 12 November, 7pm: Shilpakala Vedika, Hyderabad
• Friday 14 November, 7pm: Chowdiah Hall, Bangalore
• Tuesday 18 November, 7pm: Museum Theatre, Chennai
Passes are available at the British Council, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai, The Swingers, 6th
Mall, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T Nagar, Chennai and The Park, 601 Anna Salai, Chennai.
For information on invitations, workshops and venues: www.britishcouncil.in/impulse2
|November 7, 2014 Mumbai|
BREATHE INTO ME - A documentary & poetry recitation by Muzaffar Ali
The name ‘Mevlana Rumi’ stands for love and ecstatic flight into the infinite, and the concept of divine love is at the center of the Mevlawi order founded by him. Muzaffar Ali is a filmmaker, painter and designer, driven by poetry. He is especially interested in the creative textile traditions of Awadh, which includes Lucknow and Kotwara. “A man for all arts”, his body of work includes classic films like Umrao Jaan and Gaman. His ongoing quest for beauty has drawn him towards the Sufi path of love, resulting in establishing the Rumi Foundation and several music albums based on Sufi poetry including the annual World Sufi Music Festival, Jahan e Khusrau. There will be a screening of ‘Breathe into Me’, a documentary by Muzaffar Ali on Mevlana Rumi's poetry, followed by the actual rendering of Rumi's verses by Muzaffar Ali as a dialogue between the flute and him.
The event will conclude with an interactive session with Muzaffar Ali.
At: Experimental Theatre, NCPA, 5.30 pm
|November 7, 2014 New Delhi|
Ranjana Gauhar performs Odissi at the 3-day Sangeet Samaroh - A Festival of Indian Classical Music & Dance, from 5th to 7th November organized by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan.
At: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, 6pm
|November 7 & 8, 2014 Ottawa, Canada|
Anjali presents LADY MACBETH, using selected portions of Shakespeare’s play which trace the downfall of Macbeth’s Queen. The setting is transposed from mediaeval Scotland to mediaeval princely India, while the text is enriched with the precise, flamboyant hand gestures and expressions of Kathakali. LADY MACBETH is a mixed media performance (text, movement, music, theatre, abhinaya) performed in front of an evocative backdrops of video and images taken in India. Suitable for age 13 and older.
At: 7.30 pm, Arts Court, 2 Daly Ave, Ottawa
Info: 613 745-1368 / email@example.com
|November 7 & 8, 2014 Culver City, CA |
Donna Sternberg & Dancers presents ONE SONG, MANY DANCES, a celebration of dance, music and culture. Five dance companies from different cultural backgrounds interpret one piece of music by renowned world music composer Yuval Ron. This grand experiment investigates how an audience’s perception of music is affected by seeing it through the lens of dances from different cultures. Performing on the program are Arpana Dance Company (India), Esplendor Dance Company (Latin), Mandala DanceWorks (Middle East), Wilfried Souly (Africa) and Donna Sternberg & Dancers (contemporary American). In light of recent current events, this showcasing of the beauty of cultural diversity through dance could not be timelier. Ethnomusicologists Munir Beken and Lisa Richardson will speak on musical perception and moderate a panel discussion with the choreographers focusing on the cultural elements that define their work and the influences they had on interpreting Mr. Ron’s music. ONE SONG, MANY DANCES will be presented on November 7 and 8 at8:30pm
At: the Ivy Substation, 9070 Venice Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232.
Tickets are $25 general admission, $20 students and seniors and can be purchased at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/877597. Support for the performance is made possible, in part, by a Culver City Performing Arts Grant with support from Sony Pictures Entertainment.
|November 7 - 9, 2014 Chennai|
Natyanjali Trust presents NATYA UTSAV. The chief guests are Meenakshi Chitharanjan and Nandini Ramani. The festival is dedicated to Guru Pandanallur C. Subbaraya Pillai, the pillar of the Pandanallur bani, on the occasion of his 100th birth anniversary.
- Nov 7
5pm to 6pm - Kavya Muralidharan
6pm to 6.40pm - Inaugural Function
6.45pm - Vidhya Subramanian
- Nov 8
5pm to 6pm – Sudharma Vaidhyanathan
6pm to 7pm - Navia Natarajan
7pm to 8pm – Jyotsna Jagannathan
- Nov 9
10.30am: Lec-dem by Meenakshi Chitharanjan and students
5pm to 6pm - Nritya Pillai
6pm to 7pm – Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya
7pm to 8pm - Janaki Rangarajan
At: Bharatiya Vidhya Bhavan, Mylapore
|November 7 - 30, 2014 Aurangabad|
A unique dance concert series named AURA-Aurangabad is being launched which aims to showcase the rich and diverse heritage of Aurangabad through Indian classical dance performances. Aurangabad region pulsates with many legends of Shiva, Dashavatar, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Buddha, Mahaveer in the form of sculptures and paintings in Ellora and Anjanta. Also the Daulatabad (Devagiri) Fort, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Ghrushneshwar Temple, etc have had a rich history of arts and philosophy. A unique dance performance series catering to the cultural quest of the tourists and guests visiting the city being presented at MAHAGAMI will bring to life this wide spectrum of legends, master-pieces and monuments through the Indian classical dance forms like Kathak, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, ect. curated by Parwati Dutta (Director, MAHAGAMI)
Performances on 7, 8, and 9; 14, 15 and 16; 21, 22 and 23; 28, 29 and 30, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
At: Mahatma Gandhi Mission Sangeet Academy, N-6, CIDCO, Aurangabad 431003
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
|November 7 - 30, 2014 Aurangabad, Mumbai|
Schedule for Parwati Dutta
- 7, 8, 9 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami, Aurangabad
- 9 Nov: Odissi by Parwati Dutta and disciples at Veer Savarkar Auditorium, Mumbai
- 14, 15, 16 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami
- 21, 22, 23 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami
- 28, 29, 30 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami
More information on www.mahagami.org
|November 8, 2014 Mumbai|
Two documentaries by Muzaffar Ali
- INDIA, THE GARDEN OF SAINTS English, 37 min (2002)
India has been the blessed land where spirituality flourished transgressing all manmade barriers. This documentary offers a glimpse of Sufi shrines in India highlighting the contribution of Sufi mystics in spreading the message of humanity and love.
- NISBAT English, 30 min (1998)
The documentary depicts a spiritual journey of a young man at the Dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti of Ajmer Sharif, one of the most revered monuments in India dedicated to Sufi-Chishti order.
At: Tata Theatre, 5.30pm (Entry free on first come first served basis)
- DERVISH IN PROGRESS dance performance by Ziya Azazi, Turkish born Austrian dancer & choreographer whose dance practice is primarily based on experimental whirling and repetition.
His presentation, Dervish in Progress, has two parts- Azab (agony) & Dervish. This solo performance is a contemporary interpretation of traditional Sufi dance, reflecting Ziya Azazi’s personal, artistic, conceptual and motional analysis. It aims to simultaneously represent the physical awareness and a high state of meditation. This performance explores the moment in the life of a dervish when s/he starts to enjoy his/her achievement through the joyful and ecstatic repetition of whirling: the looping of spinning which leads to trance. The three skirt costumes intensify this joy with their illuminated and diverse colours and forms. This dynamic, metamorphic solo transforms the classical Sufi dance into a spectacular form as it suggests possibilities for joy to become ritual, without needing boundaries of existing belief systems.
At: Tata Theatre, 7pm
|November 8, 2014 New Delhi|
Kalamandalam and Shrutibritto from Kolkata present a Shraddhanjali to Swami Vivekananda and Rabindranath Tagore through a cultural evening with two productions dedicated each to the great sons’ of the soil
At: Bipin Pal Auditorium, New Delhi at 6pm
|November 8 & 9, 2014 Pune |
A Maneesha Nrityalaya Production DIVINE CONFLUENCE, an Indo-Japanese dance production.
Concept, Choreography: Maneesha Sathe / Music, Art Direction: Mr.Yasuhito Takimoto
At: Ganesh Kala Krida Manch, Pune, 5.30pm
|November 8 & 9, 2014 Illinois|
Natya Dance Theatre, Hema Rajagopalan, Artistic Director, present THE FLOWERING TREE. A metaphor for preserving nature and respecting all life, The Flowering Tree is a timeless tale about love that is transforming. Based on an ancient South Indian folktale by A. K. Ramanujan, The Flowering Tree is a dance-theater work with a sutradhara, or storyteller, about a poor but beautiful young girl Kumudha, blessed with the magical ability to transform herself into a magnificent flowering tree. Her valuable flowers can be picked without harming the tree. When she marries a prince who is enchanted by her beauty, her magical ability is discovered and is soon taken advantage of and she is harmed. Only time and love can transform her back into her original form.
Choreographed by Hema and Krithika Rajagopalan, the production is set to an original score composed by Rajkumar Bharathi. Stage direction is by Dipankar Mukherjee, Artistic Director of the Pangea World Theater in Minneapolis, with story consultation from Wendy Doniger, Mircea Eliade Distinguished Service Professor of the History of Religions in the University of Chicago Divinity School.
- Nov 8, 7:30 pm
At: Rhinehart Music Center, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499 / (260-481-6555)
- Nov 9, 4pm
At: North Shore Center for the Perf Arts in Skokie, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie, IL 60077 / (847-673-6300)
|November 8 - 10, 2014 Chennai |
Ahalya Bespoke presents BANI FESTIVAL curated by Alarmel Valli to mark the centenary of her music guru T Muktha. The Bani Festival, which found its genesis last year to flag off Valli’s guru Pandanallur Subbaraya Pillai’s centenary year, is now journeying into its second edition. This year, the festival marks the centenary year of her music guru, T Muktha, whose training helped shape Valli’s approach to dance, as visual music.
- Nov 8:
REMEMBERING MUKTHAMMMA, a talk by V.Sriram
POETRY, MUSIC, DANCE: AN INTER-RELATIONSHIP, a conversation between Bombay Jayashri, Arundhathi Subramaniam and Alarmel Valli
MUKTAMMA’S MUSIC, a concert of Padam and Javali by Nirmala Sundarajan and Subhashini Parthasarathy
At: Alliance Francaise de Chennai, 6.30pm
- Nov 9:
SEE THE MUSIC, HEAR THE DANCE is a collaboration of Alarmel Valli with Bombay Jayashri for a performance of Padam, Javali and Viruttam, which will be premiered in Chennai
At: Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, 6pm
- Nov 10:
SEEKING THE BELOVED, Kathak performance by Aditi Mangaldas.
At: Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, 7pm
For passes, enquiries, call Aalaap: 98414 34125 / 99622 60372
|November 9, 2014 Washington DC|
Kalanidhi Dance presents KRISHNA, LOVE RE-INVENTED, an Odissi production by Sutra Dance Theatre of Malaysia with artistic direction by Ramli Ibrahim
At: The John F. Kennedy Center for the Arts, Terrace Theater, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC 20566, at 7.30pm
|November 10 - 22, 2014 London|
GFEST is a platform for LGBTQI artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. GFEST 2014 events will take place in venues across London. This year's theme is LGBTQI ‘Myths & Mythology.’
|November 10 - 28, 2014 Chennai, Delhi, Singapore|
Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas
- Nov 10, Chennai: Aditi Mangaldas presents her solo SEEKING THE BELOVED
Venue: Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Chennai
- Nov 22, Delhi: Aditi Mangaldas gives a talk at Ek Anant festival
Venue: India International Centre, 10:30am
- Nov 28, Singapore: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation
Venue: Esplanade, Singapore, 8pm
|November 13 - 15, 2014 Cardiff, Wales|
The Foundation for Community Dance present the PEOPLE DANCING CONFERENCE international event for anyone working in dance, where world-class artists, teachers and leaders will come together for a program of presentations, workshops and performances. Wherever and however you work with people in dance, PEOPLE DANCING provides an opportunity to share your practice and approaches to engagement across different international, social, economic and political contexts. Meet other artists, teachers and leaders to watch and talk about their work alongside inspiring and provocative keynote presentations from world-class figures. People Dancing will provide opportunities for learning, debate, professional development and international networking through a broad program of presentations, practical workshops and commissioned performances.
At: Millennium Centre, Cardiff, Wales
More info: www.communitydance.org.uk/international-event-2014.html
|November 15, 2014 Chennai
Dr. Padmaja Suresh gives a lecture demonstration at The Kuppuswami Sastri Research Institute, 84, Thiru Vi Ka Road, Mylapore, Chennai 600004, 6pm.
|November 15, 2014 Chennai|
Lakshmi Vishwanathan presents a lecture demonstration at Kalakshetra for the students and a few invitees. The topic is SANCHARI BHAVA. It is an artistic exercise which is purely to do with Manodharma, that is, an individual artist's imaginative approach to abhinaya. In the Sastras, Sanchari Bhava is described as the fleeting plethora of layered emotions which have the cumulative effect of establishing the core Rasa.
In her abhinaya, she tries to bring into play as many moods as she is capable of. Like quick silver, expressions vary from moment to moment. The whole being of the dancer uses the body as a vehicle of communication. Every glance, every gesture becomes eloquent. For a single line of song, or a single idea, Improvising and being spontaneous are part of this portrayal. Using some fine examples from her repertoire, Lakshmi plans to take her viewers on a journey of histrionic subtleties with many shades and moods.
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, 10 - 11.30am
|November 15, 2014 Ballwin, MO|
Soorya Performing Arts presents Soorya Performing Series for young talent. Mohiniattam by Elizabeth Nellamattathil, disciple of Guru Janaki AnandaValli Nair, Ananda Dance Theater, Chicago, Bharatanatyam by Srividya Govind, disciple of Guru Hema Rajagopalan, Chicago.
Carnatic veena by sisters Divya and Nithya Pariti accompanied on mridangam by Ramakrishna Neti .
At: Mahatma Gandhi Center, Ballwin, MO 63011, 4pm to 7pm
|November 15 & 16, 2014 Pittsburgh, PA|
Nandanik Dance Troupe presents PRAKRITI- Maatrikaa, Mrittikaa, a dance theater presentation on Devi and Nature.
Choreographed by Nandini Mandal and Sanjib Bhattacharya
Guest appearance by Dr. Sheila K. Collins, and members of InterPlay, Pittsburgh
Venue: Kelley Strayhorn Theater, 5941 penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
On November 15, at 7pm / November 16, at 4pm
For tickets and details: www.nandanikdancetroupe.net
|November 15 & 16, 2014 San Jose, CA|
Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose presents: ARJUNA - A WARRIOR'S TALE
Saturday, November 15th @ 7pm / Sunday, November 16th @ 4pm
Tickets: www.abhinaya.org and (408) 871-5959
Prices: $50 donor, $30 preferred seating, $20 general, $15 student w/ ID & senior, $65 family of four
Venue: School of Arts and Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose, CA 95116
|November 16, 2014 Bangalore|
Natyasaraswathi Kuchipudi Academy celebrates 19th Annual dance day
At: Seva Sadan Malleswaram , 10am. Entry free
Contact: 9880162774 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|November 16, 2014 Ruislip, UK
Usha Raghavan’s Kalasagara UK’s Annual Day celebrations at Winston Churchill hall, Ruislip – a gala dance performance by about 75 students.
Info: 07899 844869 / email@example.com / www.usharaghavan.com
|November 18 - 22, 2014 London|
Rambert presents TERRA INCOGNITA by Shobana Jeyasingh with its world première at Sadler's Wells, London on 18 Nov. Shobana Jeyasingh's distinctive style combines mathematical rhythmic patterns from classical Indian dance with contemporary movement. Terra Incognita draws on urban legends and ancient cartography to look at the politics and power of journeying into the unknown. An original new score for string orchestra and electronics by Gabriel Prokofiev draws on influences ranging from Russian classical to tango to dark electronica.
At: Sadler's Wells Rosebery Avenue, London, 7.30pm
|November 18 & 28, 2014 Mumbai|
Schedule for Smitalay for November 2014.
- Nov 18: Traditional Odissi performance during “Dnyan-Daan” event at Buldana at 6.30pm
- Nov. 28: "Mae Ri" Bond of Motherhood for Celebrate Bandra Festival, at Carter Road Promenade, Bandra at 7pm
|November 19, 2014 New Delhi|
Habitat World presents SAMYUKTA, a special duet by two senior disciples of Geeta Chandran - Sharanya Chandran and R. Amrita Shruti Radhakrishnan, who have conceptualised Samyukta as a tribute in dance to their teacher and have dedicated their performance to the ongoing celebrations marking 40 Years of the dancing career of Geeta Chandran
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi (Entry via Gate # 3), 7pm. Info: Natya Vriksha (011) – 26964964
|November 19 & 20, 2014 London|
GFEST 2014 Mythical Dance at RADA Studio:
Scintillating South Asian (Indian) dance performances, a new and vibrant way of looking at sexual and gender energies through 'an eye' of mystical and rich culture. As a part of ‘Myths & Mythology’ theme for GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2014, British Asian dancer Kali Chandrasegaram presents the sensational 'S(He)-dom: Freedom versus He-or-She-dom'. It is a
newly commissioned performance work, specially created for the festival and explores mythical gender-bender identities. / UK première
Justin McCarthy, an internationally renowned established ‘Indian’ Bharatanatyam dance guru from the prestigious Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra will complete the double bill with his ground-breaking new dance work on myths, ‘Mohini: God Becomes Enchantress’. The piece charters the fluidity inherent in various streams of gender, sexuality, eroticism and love. / World première
At: Rada Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX, 7.30pm (£15 / £10 concs)
In addition to the performance a panel discussion on 'Exploration of gender and sexuality through South Asian dance' will be held at Roheampton University on 19th Nov, 7pm.
Free entry but booking required
|November 20, 2014 Mumbai|
Sutra presents new Odissi production KRISHNA: LOVE REINVENTED at the NCPA.
At: Tate Theatre, Mumbai.
Info: (022) – 66223737
|November 21, 2014 Chennai|
Chitra Arvind has been selected to present her contemporary dance solo AHAM......AND OTHERS for PECDA, Chennai
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Chennai, 6:30pm
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.rhythmotion.org
|November 21 & 22, 2014 New Delhi
EK ANANT: “Revisiting the Solo” : a two day festival on solo choreographies in various classical styles, presenting performative and educative aspects of solo choreographies, through lectures, audio- visuals and commentaries, the lives of legendary gurus: a journey into their art-bound lives and how their deep understanding of life and a formidable knowledge of dance, music and literature shaped their choreographic works, curated and presented by Priya Venkataraman and Shagun Butani. The primary aim of EK ANANT is to establish a venue and platform for solo in the capital. This festival will be held on two consecutive days and mounted in collaboration with the India International Centre and will attempt to give Delhi a much needed platform to present traditional dance at its pristine best, to exhibit artistes who are doing commendable work in exploring and presenting memorable performances, that are inherent to timeless works of art. It is sponsored by Sudhaaya Foundation & Kalakriti Foundation for the Arts.
- November 21: Morning Session 10.30am – 12.30pm
EK-ANANT… Dialogues, ‘The Substance of Solos’
Speakers : Leela Venkataraman, Sujatha Vijayraghavan, Aditi Mangaldas, Malavika Sarukkai, Sunil Kothari, Ashok Vajpeyi, Dr. Subas Pani, Dr. Kiran Seth
Evening performances 6.30pm onwards
Shagun Butani (Odissi), Neena Prasad (Mohiniattam), A. Lakshmanaswamy (Bharatanatyam)
- November 22: Evening Performances 6.30pm onwards
Bimbavati Devi (Manipuri), Priya Venkataraman (Bharatanatyam), Prashant Shah (Kathak)
At the India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Free by invitation available at Sudhaaya Dance Foundation, A 5/19, DLF City Phase 1, Gurgaon Ph: 9899085575 & IIC, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi Ph: 24609322.
|November 22, 2014 Birmingham|
National Dance Teachers Conference PEDAGOGY, PARTNERSHIP AND PRACTICE: A FUTURE FOR DANCE EDUCATION. This year’s conference will focus on delivering high quality dance practice in and beyond the curriculum. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and seminars, the day offers a stimulating professional development opportunity to support and inspire dance teachers working at all levels. The NDTA conference program will include ideas for teaching and assessing dance in the new primary and secondary curriculum, practical sessions to support GCSE, A Level and BTEC dance examinations, the latest research in dance education, and workshops led by dance education specialists and professional artists. The conference will be completed with an inspiring performance of young people’s dance and the chance to network.
At: Birmingham Ormiston Academy, 1 Grosvenor St, Birmingham B47QD
To book, please download the booking form from NDTA website, complete and email to email@example.com
|November 23, 2014 Mississauga, ON|
Sampradaya Dance Creations will be presenting the next installment of the Horizon Series, Emerging Artist Performance Series in November 2014. This presentation will feature the talents of two emerging dance artists - Sujit Vaidya, a Bharatanatyam dancer from Vancouver, BC and
Mala Pisharody, a Mohiniyattam dancer based in Mississauga, ON. A talkback session will follow the performance.
At: Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga, ON, 4pm
Tickets: $15, adults, $10, students/seniors. To purchase please call: 905-607-8434
|November 26, 2014 Ahmedabad|
Dance drama I AM A WOMAN by Aum Arts Dance Academy, Ahmedabad is based on a contemporary concept. Comparison of present status of women in Indian society (i.e. like Nirbhaya) & with mythological icons like Draupadi, Sita & Ahalya.
Concept, Poem & Choreography by Suprava Mishra
At: IIM Ahmedabad
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.aumodissidance.com
|November 27 - 30, 2014 Bangalore|
The Art of Living presents NRITYA SADHANA, Kathak dance taught by Pt. Birju Maharajji. It is a five day residential program beginning on 27th November till 30th November (Check-in on 26th Nov and check-out on 1st Dec). Nritya Sadhana ia a holistic event which includes along with Kathak, yogasanas, breathing techniques, meditation and Ayurveda. It is going to be conducted at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, India in the midst of beautiful, serene and tranquil nature. All above 17 years can participate in either the Basic level or the Advance level. The latter requires a minimum of 3 years training in Kathak.
Contact: (080) - 67262637/ 8123474509 / email@example.com
Prior registration is a must.
|November 28, 2014 Singapore|
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will be going back to Singapore this year, for yet another showcase of its work with an evening of DASTANGOI with IFA grantees Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain at The Arts House. Dastangoi has its origin in a Persian storytelling form, and is a compound of two Persian words, Dastan and goi, which mean to tell a Dastan (story). Farooqui & Husain will perform from Dastan Mehtaab Jaadu Ki - a typical episode from the Tilism-e-Hoshruba chapter of the Dastan-e-Amir Hamza. Afraasiyaab (the king of magicians) wants his aides to stay alert as Amar Ayyaar (the king of tricksters) and his disciples are up to some mischief in the tilism. The tricksters now enter the boundary of tilism governed byMehtaab Jaadu (the magician who can create the brightness of moon), a known aide of Afraasiyaab. What follows is a series of tricks. The performance will be in Hindustani with English subtitles.
At: The Arts House, 7pm