September 12 - Oct 12, 2015 Spain & Portugal

Schedule for Rhythmosaic.
- Sept 12 – Oct 12: Rhythmosaic Repertory Director, Prasanna Saikia tours Spain and Portugal as a part of Contemporary Dance Residency, facilitated by Attakkalari, Bangalore.
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October 1 - 29, 2015 Delhi, Varanasi, NYC

Schedule for Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha for October 2015
- 1 Oct: To mark the 60th anniversary of Springdales School, a special performance of Geeta Chandran’s dance-theatre production GANDHI: Warp and Weft is being hosted by the school at the FICCI Auditorium, 5pm.
- 10 Oct:  Geeta Chandran presents a solo Bharatanatyam performance ANTARANG: Murmurs of the heart, exploring different dimensions of shringara.  Nattuvangam: S. Shankar; vocals: Venkateshwaran Kuppuswamy; mridangam: R. Kesavan; flute: Rajat Prasanna
At: India International Centre Auditorium, 40 Lodi Estate, New Delhi 110003
- 16 Oct: Sharanya Chandran, daughter /disciple of Geeta Chandran will perform SHIVA VAIBHAVAM at the Consul General of India in New York.
-17 Oct:  Geeta Chandran presents the arangetram of her disciple Aakanksha Kumar at the Chinmaya Hamco Auditorium, Chinmaya Mission, 89 Lodi Road, New Delhi 110003
- 25 Oct: Geeta has been invited to be a panellist at the international SITE Conference on Tourism being convened at Hotel Taj Palace, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi 110021
- 26 Oct: On the occasion of Sharad Purnima, Geeta Chandran and her Natya Vriksha Dance Company perform at the Ganga Ghats in Varanasi.
- 29 Oct: Natya Vriksha Company ensemble to perform at the 3rd NRITYA MILAN dance festival organised by Odissi Natya Sala at the Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi.
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October 1 - 31, 2015 Mussourie, Mumbai, Bangalore, Latur, Aurangabad
Schedule for Parwati Dutta and students of Mahagami
-1 Oct, Mussourie, 7pm: Sannidhi & Nirgeet: Dance Productions of Parwati Dutta & group
-3 Oct, St Andrews Auditorium, Mumbai, 10am
DURGA: Kathak by disciples of Parwati Dutta, RAMAYAN: Odissi by disciples of Parwati Dutta
-10 Oct, Sharangadev Sadan, Mahagami, Aurangabad, 7.30pm: AURA-Aurangabad Curtain Raiser
-14 to 18 Oct, Space, Bangalore: KATHAK WORKSHOP by Parwati Dutta
-19 Oct, Space Hall, Bangalore, 10.30am: Kathak performance by Parwati Dutta
-22 Oct, Kochi: Kathak solo by Deepa (disciple of Parwati Dutta)
-29 Oct, Latur: Kathak solo by Parwati Dutta
-31 Oct, Sharangadev Sadan, Mahagami, Aurangabad, 7.30pm: AURA-Aurangabad Concert 2

October 2 - 7, 2015 Kerala
Baisali Basusarkar and her Manipuri dance group will perform in SOORYA DANCE AND MUSIC  FESTIVAL at Ernakulam, Trivandrum, Thrissur,  Walayar, Palakkad, Kottayam.
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October 3 - 11, 2015 Mumbai
Bringing together the cream of senior classical dancer-choreographers who have displayed startlingly contemporary sensibilities throughout their long careers, the NCPA Centre for the Promotion of Arts and Culture Trust (CPAC) presents the NAKSHATRA DANCE FESTIVAL, showcasing classical dance traditions that are ancient in essence, yet continually evolving.
- Oct 3 & 4, 10am: Ashtanayika workshop by Dr. Kanak Rele, Sea View Room, 10am-4pm
- Oct 8, 7pm: TOROBAKA by Akram Khan and Israel Galvan, Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, 7pm
- Oct 9, 7pm: NRITYA DARSHAN by the Dhananjayans and Bharata Kalanjali, Experimental Theatre, 7pm
- Oct 10, 7pm: ANWESHANAA by Ratikant Mohapatra and Srjan, Experimental Theatre, 7pm
- Oct 11, 7pm: Thang Ta and Pung Cholom by Jawaharlal Nehru Manipuri Dance Academy and KHATA By Rajashri Shirke and troupe, Experimental Theatre, 7pm
Info: (022) -22824567, 66223724

October 5 - 7, 2015 Bhubaneswar
Devdasi Nrutya Mandir presents 10TH DEVDASI NATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL and presentation of the Devdasi National Award
At:  Rabindra Mandap, 6.30pm

October 6, 8 and 15, 2015 UK

Shobana Jeyasingh Dance presents MATERIAL MEN & STRANGE BLOOMS. Material Men is a virtuoso piece for two performers of the Indian diaspora, each of whom chose to dance very differently. Contrasts in style between classical and hip hop, as well as similarities of origin, are the starting points for a dynamic exploration of rhythm, location and shared history. Material Men features newly commissioned music by Australian composer Elena Kats-Chernin performed live by The Smith Quartet and Leafcutter John adds his own unique sound design. Strange Blooms is inspired by the cellular life of plants it pits the energy of eight dancers against the pulsating music of Gabriel Prokofiev's score.
- 6th October, 7.45pm, Brighton Dome
- 8th October, 7.30pm, Taliesin Arts Centre
-15th October, 7.30pm, Aberystwyth Arts Centre

October 7, 2015 Bhubaneswar
Sharon Lowen (selected for Devdasi Award)  performs Geeta Govinda and Kalidas as part of the
10th DEVDASI NATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL (October 5th, 6th and 7th ). Organized by Devdasi Nrutya Mandir.
At: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 6pm
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October 7, 2015 CT
Navaratri Festival: Music Department Colloquium - In this interactive presentation, Associate Professor of Dance, Hari Krishnan and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music, B. Balasubrahmaniyan present and analyze pieces from the late nineteenth and early twentieth century courtesan dance repertoire of South India. At the core of these pieces is a poetic display of eroticism and interpersonal human relationships. They will discuss the aesthetic and social histories of these pieces, and their relationship to Carnatic music and Bharatanatyam dance. This talk will be followed by a performance in which they demonstrate how the techniques of dance and music aid the performer to create commentary on the text of the compositions through the evocation of metaphor and variation. The performance will be accompanied by Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music David Nelson on mridangam, and Fugan Dineen on nattuvangam.
At: CFA Hall, Wesleyan University, 4.15pm. Free.

October 7, 10 & 21, 2015 UK

SALAAM meaning ‘peace’ is Sonia Sabri Company’s latest stunning creation. This double-bill program cleverly weaves a dialogue between live music and Kathak dance. Tabla maestro Sarvar Sabri is accompanied by Shoma Dey, who performs on the harmonium along with vocals.
- 7 October, Long Whatton Community Centre, Leicestershire
- 10 October, Redbridge Drama Centre, Churchfields E18 2RB
- 21 October, Old Town Hall, High Street, Hemel Hempstead, HP1 3AE

October 7, 23 & 24, 2015 Bhubaneswar and New Delhi

Schedule for Uma Dogra
-7th Oct, Bhubaneswar: Performing at Devdasi Festival
-23rd Oct, New Delhi: Getting Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Rashtrapati Bhavan from President of India Pranab Mukherjee
-24th Oct, New Delhi: Performance at Meghdoot open air Theatre of Sangeet Natak Akademi

October 8, 2015 New Delhi

THE CIRCUS THEATRE is a documentary directed by Sanjay Mahirshi based on the production "Clowns & Clouds" done by Abhilash Pillai for NSD students along with the artist of Grand Circus. IGNCA in collaboration with National School of Drama had hosted three days of circus “Clowns and Clouds” based on tales from the Panchatantra, from Kalidas' Meghadoot, and a Chinese fable Shwa-Shwa at IGNCA in 2013. The entire performance was documented by NSD. A film based on this documentation has now been made by well known filmmaker Sanjay Mahirshi who will be available for Q & A session.
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, C.V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi -1, 6pm
Info: (011) – 23388155

October 8, 2015 Luton, UK

Kadam/Pulse presents MY SOUL IS ALIGHT by Katie Ryan & Parbati Chaudhury in a double bill of Kathak and Odissi. Katie performs a duet with singer Ranjana Ghatak, based on Tagore's work, while Parbati dances to Bach's violin Partita.
At: Hat factory, Luton, 7.30pm

October 8, 2015 London
Adity Roy presents Bharatanatyam solo including a piece on Goddess Durga.
At: Brady Arts Centre, London, 6pm

October 8, 16 & 17, 2015 UK

Seeta Patel presents SOMETHING THEN, SOMETHING NOW, a story of love in separation in Bharatanatyam style, featuring an ensemble of Carnatic musicians.
- 8th October, Pavilion Dance South West, Bournemouth
- 16th October, Swindon Dance
- 17th October, Arnolfini, Bristol

October 9, 2015 London
Sonia Sabri Company is collaborating with storyteller Dr. Vayu Naidu creating a storytelling, dance and live music extravaganza for the British Library. PRISMS OF LOVE focuses on a Sufi folktale Padmavati by Muhammad Malik Jaisi (1540).
At The British Library, Birmingham, 7pm

October 9 & 10, 2015 Leicester, UK
UK based dancer Aakash Odedra premiers ECHOES and I IMAGINE. Echoes is a high-octane Kathak dance experience which explores our relationships with our ancestors. The piece is choreographed by Kathak icon, Aditi Mangaldas, who is renowned for her artistry, energy and for breaking new ground, adding a contemporary twist to this stunning form of Indian dance. In ‘I Imagine’ Aakash combines choreography with spoken word as he collaborates with award-winning poet and fellow Sky Arts Academy Scholar Sabrina Mahfouz.
At: Curve Theatre, Leicester, LE1 1SB, 7.45pm
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October 9 & 10, 2015 Paris, France

Renjith Babu and Vijna Vasudevan present Bharatanatyam recital with Manorama Prasad (vocals), Mavin Khoo (nattuvangam), Prasanna Thevarajah (mridangam) and Carnatic violin.
At: Auditorium Guimet, National Museum of Asian Arts, 6 place Jena 75116 Paris, 8pm
Info: 01 40 73 88 18 /

October 10, 2015 Vancouver, BC

Vancouver Tagore Society, in partnership with Mandala Arts and Culture presents a Bharatanatyam interpretation of Rabindranath Tagore's famous dance drama SHYAMA. Choreographed by Jai Govinda, the artistic director of Mandala Arts and Culture, and performed by his disciple Arno Kamolika, all the songs of this production are sung by Shankhanaad Mallick and Suranjana Hoque.
Tickets: $18 (adult) / $15 (seniors and students)
At: Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre,181 Roundhouse Mews, Vancouver, British Columbia V6Z 2W3, 7.30pm
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October 10 & 11, 2015 Malaysia

LIPSTICK Series 2: sHE, woMAN, feMALE has music based on a Carnatic music construct with incorporation of contemporary music. Lyrically, this production will exhibit poetic work in various Malaysian languages, further stressing the indispensability of unity among Malaysians in a bid to curb sexual assault and gender inequality in the country. The production also infuses various technical supports such as creative multimedia projections and innovative stage lighting.
At: Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC), Empire Damansara, 47820, Petaling Jaya, 8pm

October 10 & 11, Buffalo Grove, IL
If you are interested in learning more about classical Indian dance and in sharing your ideas and knowledge with other fellow teachers, join the ISTD CLASSICAL INDIAN DANCE FACULTY TEACHERS’ SEMINAR. Whether you’re already following the ISTD syllabus of Kathak and Bharatanatyam or would like to find out more about these comprehensive programs, this instructive two-day seminar has something for everybody.
Venue:  Kristina’s Studio of Dance, 145 W Dundee Rd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089, 10am to 5pm
For booking (deadline Oct 6), contact:

October 10 & 11, 2015 Concord, CA
NATYANJALI FESTIVAL is a 2 day festival with Bay area artists.
Venue: The Shiva Murugan Temple Devasthanam, 1803 Second Street, Concord, CA  94519
Telephone:  925-827-0127; Fax: 925-827-0209
Contact: Surya Narayana Murthy (Ryan Nathan) at

October 10 & 17, 2015 UK

In THE UNKNOWN BECOMES KNOWN, Annapurna Indian Dancers pay homage to the Indian servicemen of WWI. The evening reveals shared history which touches on race, religion, empire and culture, with strong bearings on the present. Narrated by writer and broadcaster Ian Clayton with dancers Rashmi Sudhir, Santosh Menon, Jyoti Manral, Madhura Godbole and musicians Ramya Tangirala and Vijay Venkat and directed by Shantha Rao.
Oct 10: Ilkley Literature festival, Ilkley Playhouse, Weston Rd, LS29 8DW, 8pm
Oct 17: Manchester Town Hall

October 10, 29 & 30, 2015 Vijayawada, Calicut, Thrissur

Schedule for Padmaja Suresh
- Oct 10, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh: On the eve of UNESCO's 70th Anniversary Celebrations, IMRF hosts Dr. Padmaja Suresh as a plenary talk-presenter on 'Philosophy of Esoteric Science and Indian Classical Arts.'
At: International Academic & Research Conference India 2015, Hotel Manorama, 10am
- Oct 29, Calicut, Kerala: University of Calicut- Department of Sanskrit holds a talk demonstration on Yantra, Mantra, Tantra and Natya by Dr.Padmaja Suresh as part of Kalidasa Jayanti celebrations at 4.30pm, at the lecture hall.
- Oct 30, Thrissur, Kerala: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Thrissur Kendra presents a lecture demonstration on ‘Rasa- an esoteric journey’ by Dr. Padmaja Suresh at 6pm

October 13, 2015 Abu Dhabi
Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company performs excerpts from UTSAV and TIMELESS at the Emirates Palace Auditorium, Abu Dhabi, 8pm.
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October 13, 2015 Bangalore

Drishti Art Centre, headed by Bharatanatyam dancer Anuradha Vikranth presents NRITYARPANA celebrating 15 years of journey into classical dance.  The evening will feature a mega dance performance by the students of Drishti. Dance production NAVARASA SHAKTI choreographed by Anuradha Vikranth will be presented as part of this evening.
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore, 6pm. All are welcome.
For details visit or write to

October 13 - November 9, 2015 New Delhi

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents its 59th epic presentation of RAMLILA in an amalgamation between reality and idealism, magnificent costumes, masterful lighting, perfect choreography and music, orchestrated to perfection, by Shobha Deepak Singh. The earlier Ramlila productions were primarily enjoyed by an audience in the age group 60 to 75 years, but today, with the unique energy the production exudes, it is enjoyed by all age groups - old, middle-aged as well as the younger ones. There is a change in the cast of the lead characters. Also there are new dancers, playing some of the lead roles for the first time
At: the Kendra Lawns, # 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, daily from 6.30pm to 9.15pm.

October 14, 2015 Chennai
At GURUSMARANADINAM in memory of maestro Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval (his 23rd death anniversary falls on 14th October), legendary gurus Prof. S.R. Janakiraman and Prof. C.K. Balagopalan will be honored besides paying homage to visionary gurus. Kalasagar will also present its new production DASAMUKHARAVANAN, a Kathakali play.
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Chennai
 Info: / +91 9282449995

October 14 - 25, 2015 Kolkata, Noida, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh
Schedule for Mahua Mukherjee and Gaudia Nritya Bharati
-Oct 14: Gaudiya Nritya performance in Millennium Park, Kolkata
-Oct 18: Tolygunj, Kolkata
-Oct 19: Noida Sec-53 at 8pm
-Oct 19: Noida Sec-62 at 10pm
-Oct 20: Panipat Oil Refinery, Haryana at 8pm
-Oct 21: Chandigarh, Punjab at 8pm
-Oct 22: Patpargunj, New Delhi at 9:30pm
-Oct 25: Salt Lake, Kolkata at 8pm
Info: 09433291975 /

October 15, 2015 Berlin, Germany

Sonali Mishra presents Odissi dance recital
At: Auditorium, Indian Embassy Berlin, Tiergarten strasse 17, 10785 Berlin, 6pm
Info: 030-25795402

October 15 & 16, 2015 Irvine & Torrance, CA
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar and Arpana Dance Company
- Oct 15: Master Class, Dance Dept. UC, Irvine, CA
- Oct 16: Assemblies/performance, The Tutu Foundation, Torrance, CA
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October 15 - 17, 2015 Singapore

Maya Dance Theatre presents its annual CReations series, CReations 2015 - WE ARE ALL HYPOCRITES. Based on the theme of hypocrisy, five choreographers from Singapore and overseas will premiere their latest works based on personal interpretations of hypocrisy. Renowned choreographer/dance artist Danang Pamungkas from Indonesia will feature his latest choreography in Creations 2015, as a free site-specific performance as part of National Arts Council’s Got To Move 2015 dance initiative. Renowned choreographer/dance artist, Rianto (Indonesia/Japan), will present his latest work, "Self in Selfie" as part of CReations 2015, featuring a stellar cast of dancers from Maya Dance Theatre (Shahrin Johry, Bernice Lee and Eva Tey) and independent choreographers/dance artists, Jereh Leong (Singapore) and Phittaya Phaeung-Sun (Norway/Thailand).
Haze is presented as a free prelude performance for CReations 2015 from 15-17 October at 7:30pm at the corridor of Goodman Arts Centre’s Black Box.
At: Goodman Arts Centre’s Black Box, 8pm

October 15 & 20, 2015 Bangalore & Kollur
- Oct 15, Bangalore: JAI JAI KALAM, a dance tribute by students of Padmaja Suresh and Aatmalaya, on the birth jayanti of  the luminary Dr.Abdul Kalam, and a film played on the past program in his august presence at Rashtrapati Bhavan (Oct 2006)
At: Aatmalaya, Krishnageet, 2nd main, Seshadripuram, 11.30 am 
- Oct 20, Kollur: SOUPARNIKA, a thematic presentation by Dr. Padmaja Suresh, at Kollur Sri Mookambika temple,  as part of Dassera Celebrations, 9pm 

October 15 - 24, 2015 California
Schedule for Ileana Citaristi and Art Vision.
-   October 15, San Jose, CA: Ileana Citaristi holds a talk at East West Book Shop, 7.30pm
- October 16-23, Santa Cruz, CA: Ileana Citaristi holds an Odissi dance workshop organized by Shaktibhakti institution.
For details and enrolment:
- October 22, Santa Cruz, CA: Ileana Citaristi gives a talk on “History of Odissi Dance Past and Present” at the University of California, Santa Cruz, 8-10am
- October 24, Milpitas, CA: Ileana CItaristi presents solo Odissi dance at Sai Temple, Milpitas, organized by Yuva Bharathi, 3pm (

October 17, 2015 Silver Spring, MD

PAST FORWARD features Bharatanatyam dancer Leela Samson and Spanda Dance Company, Presented by Montgomery College in association with Kalanidhi Dance.
At: the Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring, MD, 8pm.

October 17 & 18, 2015 Mumbai
Schedule of Smitalay & Jhelum Paranjape
- 17th Oct, 8.30pm: SMIT-SHASHTHEE a program featuring 60 artistes present music, dance & theatre on the occasion of 60th birth anniversary of Smita Patil at Dinanath Mangeshkar Hall, Vile Parle East, Mumbai.
- 18th Oct, 6pm: Annual Day Celebration of Smitalay at Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir Hall, Santacruz West, Mumbai 400 054.

October 21 - 24, 2015 Colombo

The Chitrasena Vajira Dance Foundation presents the students of the Chitrasena Kalayathanaya in KUMBI KATHAWA (ANT STORY), a magical evening of dance theatre.  A timely story of courage, rebuilding, compassion and forgiveness told through dance, with fabulous costumes, music, and lighting.  Conceived and choreographed by Anjalika Melvani (daughter of Gurus Chitrasena and Vajira) and directed by Heshma Wignaraja (grand-daughter of Gurus Chitrasena and Vajira), the ballet is based on the Russian children's story "The Brave Ant" by Tatiana Makarova. Having invented the medium of Sinhala Ballet (where dance was used for the first time to convey a story).
Venue: Bishop's College Auditorium, 7:15pm.
Info: 0113150570 and 0112368902 or email

October 23 & 24, 2015 St. Paul, MN
POURUSH - THE MASCULINE, a story of an unconventional princess who struggles to embrace her feminine and masculine natures. This inspiring story examines the relationship of masculinity and femininity, challenging audiences to examine their own identities and masks.
New Delhi choreographer Maitreyee Pahari and Katha Dance Theatre’s Founder/Artistic Director Rita Mustaphi have crafted a fusion of fierce Chhau and mesmerizing Kathak choreography. Joined by international Chhau professionals Rakesh Babu and Rajesh Babu, the local Kathak professionals of Katha Dance Theatre bring this tale of psychological and sociological struggle to life in Pourush.
Venue: The O'Shaughnessy at St. Catherine University (2004 Randolph Ave, St. Paul, MN 55105), at 7:30pm
Contact: / 763-533-0756

October 24, 2015 London

Akademi, in partnership with ShivaNova, presents a classical evening of Kuchipudi by Shallu Jindal, disciple of Radha and Raja Reddy. ShivaNova in partnership with Sound and Music’s Summer School program have selected a range  of women composers to commission short pieces for their mix of classical, Indian and jazz musicians with Jean Toussaint (saxophonist), Alex Housego (Indian and Western utes) + Indian percussion. This concert will feature world premières from these bright young stars of the future!
At: King’s Place, London, 6pm

October 24, 2015 Chicago, IL

Natya celebrates 40 years of performing and creating dance with a special one night only benefit performance by Hema Rajagopalan as part of the celebration in VARNA - COLORS OF WHITE, followed by a post-performance gala. Varna is an exploration of universal emotions and their diverse colors that find expression through words, music, dance and drama. Conceived by founder and artistic director Hema Rajagopalan, the narratives bring together the secular and the divine, the manifest and the unmanifest as part of the integrated whole. Eminent musicians from India accompany principal dancer Krithika Rajagopalan and the Natya dancers.
At: The Dance Center of Columbia College Chicago, 1306 S. Michigan Avenue, 7.30pm
Tickets:  $125 Saturday / via phone: 312-369-8330
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October 24 & 31, 2015 Switzerland
Schedule for D Keshava and Kalasri
- Oct 24, 18.00 – 22.00 Kruezsaal Jona, Switzerland: Indian Night – A charity programm organised by the foundation Usthi, Bharatnatyam and Bollywood dance by Kalasri ensemble, D. Keshava, Anjali and Sumitra Keshava
- Oct 31, 10.00 – 13.00 Basel, Switzerland: Hatha Yoga Workshop - Mysore Tradition, conducted by the Dance and Yoga exponent D. Keshava
Studio Kalasri, Freie Strasse 3, 4001 Basel
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October 25, 2015 Sunnyvale, CA

Shambhavi’s International School of Kathak (SISK) presents DARPAN 2015, its first student showcase in the Bay Area presented to live music by proficient musicians of the Bay Area. The highlight of the evening will be a full length solo by Shambhavi Dandekar, its founder and artistic director. SISK has branches in USA and India with more than 400 students and a staff of 15 brilliant young performer-teachers. SISK started its operations in North America in 2012.
At: Sunnyvale Theatre, 550 E. Remington Dr., Sunnyvale, CA 94087, 2-5 pm
Tickets: Early bird: $ 25, $ 20 (book thru, At the door: $ 30, $ 25
Info: / 650-930-0328 /

October 25, 2015 Livingston, NJ

Sangam Festival presents TRIPURA - DIVINE FEMININE by Bala Devi Chandrashekar - Bharatanatyam Dancer based in New Jersey, followed by Bharatanatyam performance by students of SPNAPA Academy of Performing Arts, New Jersey.
Tickets: VIP - $ 50, General seating - $20
Venue: Islami Auditorium, St Barnabas Medical Center,  94 Old Short Hills Rd, Livingston, NJ 07039, 4pm
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October 28 - 30, 2015 Bhubaneswar
Tridhara presents 9th GURU DEBAPRASAD AWARD FESTIVAL of dance and music. Guru Debaprasad Das will always be remembered for his role in the revival of Odissi dance. He is also the Founder of Tridhara. Each year in fond memory of Guruji, Tridhara presents Guru Debaprasad Award to veteran Odissi Gurus and Dancers. This year, four awards will be presented to legendary Gurus and dancers in the field and Indian classical dance along with Memento, Angavastra & cash Rs. 25,000.
At: Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar
Info: Mob-98610 08127.Tel:-0674 2597813 /

October 29 - November 1, 2015 Washington DC
Dakshina’s 12TH ANNUAL FALL FESTIVAL theme this year is DANCING ACROSS GENERATIONS and features leading artists ranging from veterans to emerging artists. Genres represented include Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Kathak, Carnatic, Hindustani and Fusion works. Dakshina presents Prof. CV Chandrasekhar with Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy, Alif Laila, Rama and Dakshina Vaidyanathan, Mallika and Revanta Sarabhai, Arushi Mudgal with Prashant Shah. Dakshina will be performing Tulsi, a signature fusion piece as part of the festival. This year's events will include panel discussions, performances, workshops and community activities. Advanced dancers have the opportunity to take an intimate master workshop with Prof. Chandrasekhar and Jaya Chandrasekhar, Rama Vaidyanathan as part of the festival activities.
Oct 30, 7.30pm: Prof. Chandrasekhar and Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy
Oct 31: Rama and Dakshina Vaidyanathan in DWITA, 7.30pm
Nov 1: Mallika and Revanta Sarabhai, 4pm
At: Atlas Performing Arts Center 1333 H St NE Washington, DC 20002

October 30, 2015 Birmingham, UK
Dance UK's Healthier Dancer Programme conference, STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING IN DANCE: POWER, PERFORMANCE AND REHABILITATION has been organised in response to calls from dancers, artistic directors and choreographers to revolutionise training and performance and improve dancers’ fitness and physical capacity using practices in elite and Olympic level sport. There will be a day of practical workshops at Elmhurst School of Dance, Birmingham.

October 31, 2015 Mumbai

Odissi Guru Shubhada Varadkar presents her disciples Shreya Sabharwal and Mitali Varadkar in ARGHYA
At: Veer Savarkar Auditorium, Shivaji Park, Mumbai, 6pm onwards

October 31, 2015 New Delhi
At Vishwa Yuvak Kendra, Teen Murti Marg, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, 2pm
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October 31, 2015 London

Akademi curates an evening inspired by the violent obliteration of evil by the Hindu goddess Kali. Become bewitched by an array of fierce and intense Kali performances including classical Indian dance, storytelling and music. Kali, also known as Kalika is the Hindu goddess associated with empowerment. She illustrates the ferocious and forceful side of the goddess Durga (Parvati). The evening combines the celebrations of Halloween with that of Kali Puja. In the spirit of Halloween, Akademi encourages all to come in full fancy dress: manifestations of Kali, the macabre, occult and fantastical are all welcome.
At: Rich Mix, London, 7.30pm