Season schedule

February 5 - 23, 2016 Mamallapuram, Odisha
Schedule for Ileana CItaristi
- 5th Feb, Mamallapuram: Ileana CItaristi presents solo Odissi recital in Mamallapuram Dance Festival organized by Dept of Tourism, Gov. of Tamil Nadu, 6.30pm
- 12th Feb, Bhubaneswar: Presentation of Ileana CItaristi’s book ‘My journey, a tale of two births’ at Bakul Library, 6pm.  The talk will be introduced by Sujit Mohapatra, co-founder of Bakul, and Jatindra Nayak, Dept. of English, Utkal University.
- 19th-23rd Feb, Koraput: Ileana CItaristi conducts 5 days of Odissi workshop demonstrations in Koraput dist. for Odisha Govt residential tribal schools, under the auspices of Spic Macay Bhubaneswar chapter.

February 6 & 7, 20 & 21, 2016 Chennai
Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram presents POONGAAVIL THERUKOOTHU at 6.30pm
- Feb 6: Natesan Park, T Nagar, Kattaikoothu Sangam presents DRAUPADI KURAVANJI
- Feb 7:  Tower Park, Anna Nagar, PK Sambandan’s INDRAJITH
- Feb 20: Sivan Park, KK Nagar, G Lakshmanan’s SUBADRA KALYANAM
- Feb 21: Nageswara Rao Park, Mylapore, Subramania Thambirar’s KEECHAKAN SAMHARAM
Info: (044) - 24937471

February 6 - 14, 2016 Japan, Mumbai
Schedule for Sadhya
- Feb 6 – 14: Santosh Nair, Artistic Director of Sadhya is invited by the Japan Foundation Asia to the Performing Arts Meeting (TPAM) in Yokohama. TPAM is one of the important international platforms for contemporary performing arts in Asia.
- Feb 8: Sadhya performs its recent production THE MYSTICAL FOREST in Kala Ghoda Festival in Mumbai at Cross Maidan at 8:30pm.
Info: /

February 6 - 14, 2016 Mumbai
KALA GHODA ARTS FESTIVAL features a kaleidoscope of music, dance, theatre, literature, food, street stalls, cinema, workshops, visual arts, urban design and architecture and heritage walks, at Cross Maidan.

February 6 - 27, 2016 Maharashtra
Schedule of Smitalay & Jhelum Paranjape
- 6th Feb: BAHINAAI & JANAAI for the Marathawada Women Literature Meet at Umarga, Maharashtra
- 7th Feb: BAHINAAI & JANAAI for the Marathawada Women Literature Meet at Usmanabad, Maharashtra
- 20th Feb: HARMONY, an Odissi performance showcasing religious harmony and secularism for CSSS – Centre for Study of Society & Secularism at Ferozeshah Hall, University of Mumbai, Kalina, 5pm
- 27th Feb: SAVITRI VADATEY - showcasing importance of education for Marathi Department, University of Mumbai on the occasion of Marathi Bhasha Din at Marathi Bhasha Bhavan, University of Mumbai, Kalina, 3pm
Info: jhelum /

February 11 - 21, 2016 Australia and Udaipur
Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas
- Feb 11-14: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - The Drishtikon Dance Foundation present WITHIN at PERTH INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL
Venue: Heath Ledger Theatre, Perth, Australia
- Feb 21: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - The Drishtikon Dance Foundation present UNCHARTED SEAS at KUMBHA MAHARANA, Udaipur, Rajasthan

February 12 - 14, 2016 Kolwan, Pune
Chinmaya Naada Bindu (Gurukul for Indian Performing Arts) presents 6th NAADA BINDU FESTIVAL, a 3-day Residential Arts Retreat amidst the picturesque Sahyadri mountains.  
Featuring performances by: Pt. Rajan & Pt. Sajan Mishra (Hindustani Vocal), Ustad Shahid Parvez (Sitar), Yashila with Kala Ramnath, Abhijit Banerjee & Somnath Roy (Hindustani Instrumental), Priya Sisters (Carnatic vocal), Mythili Prakash (BN), Bharathanjali (BN Group)
Insightful lecture-demonstrations, Garba Night, talks on Ram Hare Stotram by Pujya Swami Tejomayananda, Global Head of Chinmaya Mission.
6th Naada Bindu Fest - Rs.4000 / 6th Naada Bindu Fest + Living Vedanta Camp - Rs.6900
Accommodation on multiple-sharing basis
At: Chinmaya Vibhooti, Kolwan, Pune
Info: / +91 9689889153

February 12 - 14, 2016 Delhi
There will be an interactive Kutiyattam workshop led by Kutiyattam thespian Guru Kalamandalam Rama Chakyar (SNA Awardee) with evening performances - the target audience is art writers/scholars, theatre practitioners and students, among others.
At: Meghdoot theatre of SNA, Delhi

February 12 & 18, 2016 Aluva, Kerala

Nepathya presents Koodiyattam SANKUKARNA by Nepathay Vishnuprasad on Feb 12 and Chakyarkoothu RAMAYANAM by Nepathay Sreehari Chakyar on Feb 18.
At: Nepathya’s koothambalam, Kurumassery, Aluva 683578, 6.30pm
Info: (0484) – 2470106, 94472 09421 /

February 13, 2016 London
Divya Kasturi performs as part of Pancharatnanjali - a tribute to the great Saint Thyagaraja's five glorious compositions through classical dance styles. It is a first-of-its-kind in the UK with live musicians, organised by Sri Nagaraju and Sunandalayam at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 6.30pm
For tickets contact: 07795498862(Nagaraj) / 02073813086 (Bhavan)

February 13 - 15, 2016 Chennai
Tamilnadu Eyal Isai Nataka Manram presents Dr.M.S.Subbulakshmi Centenary Celebrations in association with Hamsadhwani.
- Feb 13: GEETHAM MADHURAM by Churchill Pandian’s Utsav Music
- Feb 14: NRITHYAM MADHURAM by Radhika Shurajit’s Thrayee
- Feb 15: Carnatic vocal by Bombay Sisters C. Saroja & C. Lalitha
At: Youth Hostel, 2nd Avenue, Indira Nagar, Chennai 600020, 6.30pm.
Info: (044) – 24937471

February 13 - 17, 2016 Assam
Kalpa’s 8TH PRAGJYOTI INTERNATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL is organised in association with Cultural Board, IIT Guwahati and Tezpur University. The first of its kind in Assam, it's a unique platform to re-visit the great heritage of Assam through dance from a holistic perspective.
This year the festival focuses on heritage awareness and art education and also promotes some of the beautiful yet lesser known art forms of Assam, along with the renowned young exponents from Poland, Italy and various parts of India. The festival takes place at 3 venues.
13-14 Feb: Shraddhanjali Kanan, Guwahati, 4.30pm
15-16 Feb: Tezpur University, Tezpur, 6pm
17 Feb:  IIT Guwahati, North Guwahati, 6:30pm
Interactive Sessions:
13th Feb: DPS School, Guwahati, 9am onwards
16th Feb: Tezpur Law College, Tezpur, 10am onwards.

February 14, 2016 Bangalore
Attakkalari organizes a Masterclass in Chhau by senior guru Laxmidhar Mohanta, from 2pm to 5pm. Registration fee is Rs.400.
Write to
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February 14, 2016 New Delhi

Tapaswini Nav Sadhna is an NGO working towards the upliftment of the underprivileged and differently abled. A third sector aims at promoting young artists. DANCE AT FIRST SIGHT (A celebration of dance and love) is the third edition of the annual show to raise awareness about the Tapaswini Nav Sadhna and promote upcoming artists in the city.
Banjara School of Dance: Belly Dance Fusion
Aditya Singh & Sadhya- a unit of performing arts: Chhau
Rahul Goswami & Assemble Art Box: Contemporary
Manisha Agarwal: Hip Hop
Swati Joneja, Sherry Sharma, Revantika Gupta: Commercial Jazz
Ryan Martyr: Contemporary
Nitisha Nanda: Indian Fusion
Venue: Sri Sathya Sai International Centre, Lodhi Road, 7pm
Entry: Free. Seating on first come first serve basis
Contact: / / 9871619815 / 9999739065

February 14, 2016 London
Bharatanatyam dancers Vinod Nair and Nikita Iyer celebrate life through an array of dance items in SEASON OF LOVE.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 6pm

February 16, 2016 Tirur, Kerala

Sharmila Mukerjee and the Sanjali Dance Ensemble perform at THUNCHAN FESTIVAL at Thunchan Memorial, at 6.30pm
Info: /

February 16 - 26, 2016 Mumbai, Chennai
Astad Deboo’s schedule.
- 16th Feb, Mumbai: Solo performance of DANCE EXPRESSION at the Asiatic Library, a fund raiser.
- 19th Feb, Maheshwar: Solo performance of DANCE EXPRESSION at Sacred River Festival
- 26th Feb, Chennai: RHYTHM DIVINE II - RIVER RUNS DEEP with Manipuri drummers for Kalakshetra Festival.

February 16 - March 5, 2016 India

The Adishakti team will tour with GANAPATI (directed by Veenapani Chawla) performed by Vinay Kumar, Arvind Rane, Pascal Sieger, Nimmy Raphel, Anoop Davis and Apoorva Arthur.
-16th Feb- Bharat Nivas, Auroville, 7.30pm
-20th Feb – G5A, Mumbai, 6pm & 9pm
-22nd Feb- Pune at Vinod Doshi Theatre Fest, 7.30pm
-27th Feb- Ranga Shankara, Bangalore, 7.30pm
-5th March – Spaces, Chennai, 7pm. Presented by Arangham Trust

February 17, 2016 Mumbai

Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali perform their latest production SWACHHA BHARAT ABHIYAN for the Make in India Festival. Choreographed & directed by Guru Tushar Guha it depicts the concept through series of current episodes, and connects Swachhta with freedom and mukti - breaking boundaries, in a mix of humour, creative dance, energetic music and social issues and most importantly gives the solution and methodology to bring Swachha Bharat dream come true. It is based on Guha’s observations and assessment of the contemporary issues faced by our country, which is at the beginning of a growth trajectory. The idea has its roots in the Prime Minister’s vision of ‘Swachha Bharat Abhiyan’ with short but powerful messages.
Info: /

February 17-19, 2016 New Delhi
Divya Ravi presents solo Bharatanatyam recitals in Delhi. 
- 17th Feb: MANJARI - Mystique Fragrances: 7pm at Epicenter, Gurgaon
- 18th Feb: MANJARI - Mystique Fragrances: 7pm at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center
- 19th Feb: 6.30 pm at Lok Kala Manch, Lodhi Road

February 18, 2016 Kolkata

Tanya Saxena performs a Bharatanatyam recital at the Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindra Tagore Center, ICCR 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata, 6.30pm.

February 19, 2016 Chennai

Switzerland based dancer Sumitra Keshava presents a Bharatanatyam recital in Mysore style for the KJ SARASA NATYA MALA at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 5pm
Info: /

February 19, 2016 London

The UK’s emerging artist development program NAVODIT is back for another year at Rich Mix. Join Akademi for an evening of the vivid, striking stances of Bharatanatyam set against the rhythmic Kathak footwork performed by UK’s finest emerging South Asian dance talent. This year features a triple bill of rising artists: Hiten Mistry, Santosh Nair and Sonia Chandaria.
At: Rich Mix, 7.30pm

February 19-21, 2016 Santa Barbara, CA

Kiruthika Rathanaswami (Canada) performs Bharatanatyam  with choreography by Jai Govinda, at the HH11 Dance Festival presented by Nebula Dance Lab at the Centre Stage Theatre.

February 19 - 23, 2016 Konark, Odisha
Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Foundation presents the 30TH KONARK DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016.
- Feb 19
Bharatanatyam: Nrittyakshethra Dance Academy, Chennai
Flute concert: Srinibas Satpathy, Bhubaneswar
- Feb 20
Sattriya dance: Dr Lima Das & Group, Assam
Sarangi concert: Sabir Khan, on tabla accompanied by Shahnawaz Khan, Rajasthan
Gotipua dance: Guru Jayakrushna Nayak & Group, Konark
- Feb 21
Kathak dance: Richa Gupta & Group, Delhi
Odissi Shastriya Sangeet: Chandramani Lenka, Puri
Gitinatya: Labanya Theatre
- Feb 22
Kuchipudi: Subhasheelam Academy of fine Arts, Chennai
Laya Vinyas: Classical fusion, Kolkata
Chhau dance: Gourabandhu Mahanta, Mayurbhanj
- Feb 23
Award Ceremony: Guru Gangadhar Pradhan Lifetime Achievement Award
Music Concert: Tabla- Anuradha Pal
Odissi : Nrutyalaya, Odisha
At: Konark Natya Mandap, Arka Vihar, Konark, 6.30pm
Info: / +91 9776008022 / +91 9937008022

February 20, 2016 New Delhi
HONORING TRADITION, Bharatanatyam duet in Kalakshetra style by KP Yeshoda and Priya Sreedharan, disciples of The Kunhiramans.
At: The American Centre, 24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, 5pm

February 20, 2016 London

Bharatanatyam dance by Priya Hema Bhawaneedin, a senior disciple of Guru Prakash Yadagudde. Accompanying musicians are Yadagudde on nattuvangam , Preethi Maheshwar on vocals , M Balachandar on mridangam and Athul Kumar on Flute. This performance is in aid of two charities; Headway, improving lives after Acquired Brain Injury in England, and Laventure Technical School for Disabled, Mauritius.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 6.30pm

February 20 - 26, 2016 Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh
- Feb 20:
Ranjana Gauhar and group (Odissi)
Madhumita Rai, Madhuri Majumdar (Kathak-Kuchipudi)
Purvadhanasri (Bharatanatyam)
- Feb 21:
Methil Devika (Mohiniattam)
Madhu Nataraj and Stem Dance Kampni (contemporary)
Natya Ballet Centre (Odissi group)
- Feb 22:
Daniel (Kathak)
Madhusmita Mohanty-Ramesh Chandra Jena (Odissi duet)
Sukant Kumar Acharya and group (Seraikella Chhau)
- Feb 23:
Prateeksha Kashi (Kuchipudi)
Anu Sinha and group (Kathak-Odissi)
Lubna Mariam and group (Manipuri)
- Feb 24:
Devayani (Bharatanatyam)
Nishi Singh, Vani Madhav (Kathak-Odissi)
Alpana Vajpayee and group (Kathak)
- Feb 25:
Nabakishore Mishra (Odissi)
Sreejith Nambiar & Parvati Menon (Bharatanatyam)
Deepika Reddy and group (Kuchipudi)
- Feb 26:
Rajendra Gangani (Kathak)
Sharanya Chandran / Amritasruti Radhakrishnan (Bharatanatyam)
Anita Guha and group (Bharatanatyam)

February 21, 2016 Bhubaneswar

Debaprasad Nrutya Pratisthan, Bhubaneswar organizes 2ND GURUKRUPA NRUTYA SAMAROHA. This is a festival of classical solo Odissi dance to promote those artists who have dedicated themselves maintaining the tradition and purity in their performances. Upcoming and young established dancers will perform in the Samaroha.
Gudrun Martins, Germany (Guru Sangeeta Dash)
Lucky Prajna Pratisthita Mohanty, Raipur (Guru Kumkum Mohanty)
Niladri Mohanty, Bhubaneswar (Guru Durga Charan Ranbir)     
Aneesh Raghavan, Puducherry (Guru Sangeeta Dash)
Samikshya Pani, Bhubaneswar (Guru Gayatri Chand)
Nibedita Patri, Cuttack (Guru Jyotsna Rani Sahoo)
Nikita Pattajoshi, Damanjodi (Guru Sangeeta Dash)
Anisha Sinha, Anugul (Guru Swapna Rani Sinha)
Sruti Swayamsiddha, Kolkata (Guru Giridhar Nayak, Guru Sujata Mohapatra)
Shobha Bhat, Bangalore (Guru Sangeeta Dash)
Anjali, Adruta Children Home, Bhubaneswar (Guru Bharat Charan Giri)
Felicitation to: Guru Sudhakar Sahu, Guru Durga Charan Ranbir, Guru Dhuleswar Behera and
Guru Niranjan Rout
At: Bhanja Kala Mandap, 4:30pm onwards 

February 21, 2016 Chennai
Bharatakalanjali and Nada Inbam present VANDE MATARAM, a BN performance by Uttiya Baruah.
At: Raga Sudha Hall, 85/2 Luz Avenue, Mylapore, 6pm

February 21, 2016 New Delhi

Saraswati Music College has been holding monthly sessions of Kathak Baithaks with renowned Guru Munna Shukla since January 2015.  In this Baithak we see a rare video recording of Kathak solo performance by the maestro. This will be followed by a discussion with Guruji.
At: Artsastra Gallery, Saraswati Music College, New Delhi, 4pm – 6pm. All are welcome.
Info: (011) – 26167911 / 98113 44061

February 21, 2016 Middlesex, UK

From Balan to Swami Chinmayananda:  Chinmaya Mission UK presents HE DID IT on the life and vision of Swami Chinmayananda in dance form, during Swamiji's birth centenary year.  The performance takes us through the life journey of Balakrishna Menon (Balan) from an atheist, freedom fighter, journalist, to one of the greatest spiritual Masters of all times. A thematic dance performance choreographed and performed by Usha Raghavan along with her dance troupe and live orchestra. The dance performance is based on Chinmaya Mahima Stotram by Swami Tejomayananda and texts from Sri Adi Sankaracharya's slokas.
Venue: The Beck Theatre, Grange Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB3 2UE, 6.30-8.30pm
More info: 020 8203 6288 /
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February 21 - 28, 2016 Vellore, Bangalore, Chennai

Apsaras Arts, Singapore presents ALAPADMA, THE LOTUS INFOLDS
- 21st Feb, Vellore: at Sripuram, 6.30pm
- 23rd Feb, Bangalore: at Christ University, 2pm
- 26th Feb, Chennai: at Kalakshetra Foundation for Rukmini Devi Festival, 6.30pm
- 27th Feb, Chennai:  at CP Ramaswamy Aiyer Foundation, an illustrated talk on the choreographic process of Alapadma, 10am
- 28th Feb, Chennai: at Narada Gana Sabha for Bharata Ilango Foundation, 10.30am
Info: /

February 25, 2016 Liverpool, UK

Sannidhi is Milapfest’s Institute for Indian Arts based at Liverpool Hope University. SANNIDHI DIALOGUES offers a chance for Indian arts enthusiasts, academics and students to engage with artists off-stage to learn more about music, dance and more.  This new series of open talks will feature eminent performing artists and scholars who will talk about their craft, while sharing inspirations and challenges as artists and will also explore history and important stories too.
The inaugural lecture in the Sannidhi Dialogues series will be given by Dr. Anita R Ratnam
At: The Great Hall, Liverpool Hope University, 17 Shaw Street, L1 6HP, 2.30pm to 4pm

February 26, 2016 Khajuraho, Madhya Pradesh

Khajuraho Dance Festival begins on 20 February. The festival will conclude on 26 Feb with a special choreography by two disciples of Geeta Chandran.  Sharanya Chandran and Amritashruthi Radhakrishnan present SAMYUKTA, which means “united” or “together.” The dancers will showcase new-age Bharatanatyam choreography for two bodies.

February 26, 2016 New Delhi
Director: Sanjay Maharishi, Duration:  1 hour 8 minutes
The film explores the historical experiences and social formations of the Jewish community, who arrived in India in the 16th century and settled mainly in Kerala.  The contribution of the community in trade, commerce and other fields is also highlighted in the film.
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi, 5.30pm
Contact: 23388815

February 27, 2016 Chennai
The Dhananjayans’ Bharatakalanjali nearing its golden jubilee shortly presents Bharatanatyam production titled SOUKHYAM (peaceful leisure) at Kalakshetra.  Kalakshetra has invited its offshoot banyan tree after nearly 40 years. This program is designed and directed by C.P. Satyajit and his wife Anupama Satyajit (both alumni of Bharatakalanjali). Apart from The Dhananjayans, they have been working with the participants –the senior faculties of Bharatakalanjali for the last few months, restructuring some of the old songs popularized by the Dhananjayans in the seventies and eighties (1970-80) and giving a new look to the choreography done by The Dhananjayans. Especially a special song on “Doorjhati natanam” (Shiva’s Twilight - Pradosha natanam) is highlighted by the group trained by Satyajit.
At: Kalakshetra, 7.15pm
Info: 24911125  /

February 27, 2016 Silver Springs, MD

Spilling Ink presents MARGAM
- 6pm, reception: to inaugurate its campaign, Fly With Us, which conveys the great potential of dance/movement to have positive effects on physical and mental health. The campaign launch is a significant component of Spilling Ink's multi-year documentary film project--to premiere in Fall 2016--an important tool and resource to convey the tremendous power of dance/movement.
- 7.30pm, performance: Margam is a program of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi performed by Vijay Palaparty and Nalini Prakash. Signature choreographies are by Prof. Sudharani Raghupathy and Dr. K. Uma Rama Rao.
At: Cultural Arts Center, Montgomery College, 7995 Georgia Avenue, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Info: / (440) 212-2928

February 28, 2016 London

PARALLEL WORLDS is choreographed by Priya Pawar and Sushma Mehta. An eclectic selection of poetry from poets like Rumi, Mirabai, Janabai, Amir Khusro, Kabir, Rahim and Jayadeva is embodied in evocative music and dance. The dance production is presented with live music and preceded by a music ensemble.
Vocal: Uttara Sukanya Joshi; Tabla: Udit Pankhania; Sitar: Jasdeep Singh Degun; Dilruba: Avatar Singh
Dancers: Sauraya Amin, Marcina Uvashi Arnold, Anoushka Bhargava, Trina Bhattacharya, Anandi Devadasi, Raja Masilamani, Vishesh Mehta and Maria Scialdone.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 6.30pm