|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
|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 / email@example.com
|July 14 & 19, Aug 27, 2016 Delhi, Baroda, Pune|
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
Pune launch: Aug 27 @ Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha near Heerabaug Chowk, as part of Rujuta Soman’s festival and seminar. Dr Prabha Atre to release and Dr. Sucheta Chapekar to receive the first copy.
Please book your copies in advance by emailing:firstname.lastname@example.org. Bulk orders (5 copies or more) get 20% discount. Students get 10% discount on individual copy.
|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
|July 17 & 30, 2016 Chennai|
Bharatanatyam performance by Vibha Raju (Disciple of Soumya Tilak Seshadri)
- Sunday July 17th, 2016 – 5:45pm to 7pm
For Sri Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, R.K. Swamy Hall, No 5, Sundareshwarar St, Mylapore
- Saturday, July 30th 2016 – 5:30pm to 7pm
Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Kamakoti Hall, 20, Maharajapuram Santhanam Rd, T. Nagar
All are welcome.
|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: email@example.com / www.jivaperformingarts.org
|July 22, 2016 Mysore|
At the valedictory of year-long centenary celebrations of Mysore varsity, there will be a violin fusion concert by Dr. Mysore Manjunath and Mysore Nagaraj and party at 7pm at the Amphitheatre. This special fusion music will also have the acclaimed European Jazz Saxophone player Kaisa Siirala. Gibson Priyo, a renowned musician from UK will be on the guitar.
After the scintillating violin duet by the Mysore brothers, there will be another alumnus, Switzerland based D. Keshava who will perform Bharatanatyam accompanied by his daughters Sumitra and Anjali.
|July 23, 2016 Bangalore|
Natya STEM Dance Kampni presents Harmonica Carnatic Concert by Saitejas Chandrashekar as part of the Kampni Kutcheri series. Kampni Kutcheri is an initiative to bring back solo chamber concerts which provides an intimate space for audiences to watch performances and also to get an insight into the performers' artistic journey and process of creation. An Arts appreciation fees of Rs 49/- per person will be collected at the entrance.
Venue: Natya STEM Studio, #37, Bhoomika, 17th cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 5600055, 6.30pm
Contact: (080) – 23348645/ firstname.lastname@example.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 25, 2016 New Delhi|
Studio Performance concluding summer Odissi Worshop with Guru Sharon Lowen
Ashtapadis, Viniyoga, Pallavis and Mokshya in Guru Kelucharan Mohapata style
At: Manasa Studio, E-133 Amar Colony, Kalka Devi Marg, Lajpat Nagar IV, New Delhi (near Kailash Colonly Metro), 7pm
|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 email@example.com
|July 29, 2016 New Delhi|
Tanya Saxena , a disciple of Guru Saroja Vaidyanathan and Rama Vaidyanathan presents a Bharatanatyam margam. She will be accompanied by Dr. Vasudevan Iyengar on nattuvangam, K. Venkateshwaran on vocal, Sumod Sreedhar on mridangam and Rajat Prasanna on flute. Entry is free.
At: India International Centre, 6.30pm
|July 29, 2016 Chicago|
Natya presents PADMA - THE EVENING ROSE as part of the Chicago Parks District's Night Out in the Parks series. Performances are free and open to the public. Natya will perform with a live orchestra at Lake Shore Park (808 N Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60611), 6pm to 7pm.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.natya.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
|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. Artists from India who are performing are BN dancer Narthaki Nataraj, Manjamma Jogithi with her team of 10 members from the Jogappa Community of Bagalkot District from Karnataka who will perform Jogithi Nritya and Choudike pada (sangeetha), Lakshya (BN) from Kalakshetra Chennai, and light music singer Vasuki. International artistes include Maalika Panikar (BN & Mohiniattam) from Singapore, and Varsha Vardhanaa (Kuchipudi) from Malaysia.
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
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|July 30, 2016 Chennai|
A collaborative production MEERA by Bharatanatyam exponent Chitra Visweswaran, and Carnatic music exponent, Bombay Jayashri Ramnath will premiere in Chennai. This is the very first time that the audience will witness the coming together of both these artistes. The production is presented by Aim for Seva, founded by Swami Dayananda Saraswati. The production will tour the USA and UK after its premiere in Chennai.
The production focuses on the life-journey of Meera, a princess who renounced the royal kingdom to follow a spiritual quest, owing to the fulfillment of which came to be known as one of the greatest saint poetesses of India. It is the journey of this woman who constantly contemplated on her Lord, Krishna, from childhood to adulthood, carrying love and devotion for him in her heart through all conditions and situations that she countered in her life. Her faith and undying devotion was met with vengeance, wrath and misunderstanding from her kith and kin. Her conviction, however, grew with every
opposition until she finally unites with her Lord in Dwarka, and ultimately experiences him as one with her being.
Choreography, Visualization and Direction: Chitra Visweswaran
Lead Dancers: Sukanya Ravindhar Srinivasan, Vidya Ravindran Anand, Uma Nambudripad Sathya Narayanan, Arupa Lahiry, Jai Quehaeni Reddy, Sharmada Vishwanath, Nandini Ganesan, Shruthe Raammohan
At: The Music Academy, 7pm
Tickets are available on Bookmyshow.com and are priced at Rs200, Rs300, Rs500 and Rs1000