September 1 - 30, 2014 India, USA

Dance historian, scholar, author, critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's itinerary for September 2014
1st Sept: Receiving Ranjit Ram Suvarna Chandrak for contribution to dance from Gurjar Sahitya Sabha.  Venue: Vishwakosh at 6 pm
3rd Sept: Parampara Festival of Raja Radha Reddy at Kamani Hall
4th – 7th Sept: Samarpana Festival of dance: 3rd edition at Jubilee hall: performances and seminar
​9th Sept: Illustrated talk on dance at The Sandal Wood Room Art Gallery on Prince Street, courtesy Samarpana fest in collaboration with Apsara Arts at 7pm. Contact Aravinth Kumarasamy
10th Sept arrival:
11th till 13th: Anila Sinha Kathak Foundation - 3rd International Kathak dance conference at International House, University of Chicago​. Seminar and performances by Birju Maharaj and troupe, Kumudini Lakhia and troupe and other Kathak dancers.
​14th till 18th Sept: Natya Institute of Hema Rajagopalan : attending performances and illustrated talk on Sattriya dances with excerpts of film on monks of sattra of Majuli island, Assam, at Columbia University
19th Sept: arrival
Attending seminar and performances of UTSAV Dance and Music Festival till 21st September: The Kennedy Centre for the Performing Arts Centre: Dance performances by Birju Maharaj and troupe and Alarmel Valli.
23rd till 29th Sept: Illustrated talks at Barnard College, Columbia University. Contact Prof Uttara Asha Coorlawala
- Wesleyan University, New Haven
29th Sept: Illustrated talk on Dance in Indian Films, at Dance Dept: Wesleyan University
30thSept: leaving for Montreal, Canada

September 25 - 29, 2014 Mysore, Bangalore

Schedule for Natya & STEM Dance Kampni
- Sept 25: KARNATAKA VAIBHAVA at inaugural ceremony of the Mysore Dussera festival at Mysore palace, Mysore
- Sept 27: MAYA: A LIFETIME IN CHOREOGRAPHY book event at Bangalore Literary Festival post lunch session at Crowne Plaza, Electronics City.
- Sept 29: Sanskrit one act play presentation by final year students of BA Choreography at Seva Sadan, 4pm

September 25 - 30, 2014New Delhi

To mark four decades since Geeta Chandran’s arangetram, IN THE CLICK OF A MOVEMENT exhibition of iconic photo images by Rakesh Sahai, celebrate the dancer’s artistry.
At: lobby of the India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road (Entry via Gate # 3), daily 10am to 8pm 
Contact Natya Vriksha: (011) – 26964964. Entry is free.

September 25 - October 21, 2014 New Delhi

Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents its 58th edition of the enchanting RAMLILA, a mythology that has eternally captured the soul, in its much awaited unfolding of the messages of Rama’s enunciations on the wheel of karma; consequences of past deeds, layers of karma that comprise the journey of life and the larger cosmic purpose that seeks to be fulfilled, where devotion, loyalty, family relationships and respect to elders are paramount. The Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra’s Ramlila is produced and directed by Shobha Deepak Singh (Director -Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra).
At: Kendra Lawn, 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi, from 6.30pm to 9.15pm
Entry by tickets available at Kendra, 1, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi
Contact: (011) – 43503333 /23386428/ 29

September 27 & 30, 2014 Delhi

Santanu Chakraborty and group perform on the occasion of Durga Navaratri.
- Sept 27: Adhya Shakti temple, 10.30-11.30pm
- Sept 30: Uttara Guruvayurappan, Mayur Vihar I, at 7-9pm

September 28 & 29, 2014 Bangalore
Presentation by Parwati Dutta – ‘KATHA-VAACHAN to a rhythmically rich poetic dance form with a secular identity’. It includes performances from a 7th century Sanskrit anthology, a Dhrupad by Tansen, Padas of Padmakar, Raskhan, Tulsidas, Jyotirlinga-paran & Ashtapadi by Pt. Bindadin Maharaj.
At: Space studio, Bangalore, 4.30 to 6.30pm
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September 29, 2014 Bangalore
At: Alliance Francaise de Bangalore, 6.30pm

September 29, 2014 Gurgaon
UTSAV - Ranjana's Odissi Dance Academy is organising a dance festival NRITYA VENI, an Indo- German collaboration. Featuring Bharati Avireddy (Kuchipudi, Germany), Vrinda Chaddha (Odissi, Odisha), and Odissi by Utsav’s repertory.
At: Epicentre, Apparel House, Sector -44, Gurgaon 122001, 7.30pm

September 29 - October 3, 2014 Bangalore

Workshop conducted by Parwati Dutta on ABHINAY IN KATHAK.
Advanced Level (for Educators and Performers) - Maharaj Bindadin’s thematic composition on Lord Ram & Ravan
Intermediate level (for those with 3 to 4 years Kathak experience) - A Sanskrit composition in devotion of Lord Krishna, The Madhurashtakam
Beginners level (for those with less than 2 years Kathak experience) - Maharaj Bindadins' Hori composition and Shiva Vandana
For registration:
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September 29 - Oct 10, 2014 South India
Suman Sarawgi and her troupe Sparsh present LEISEM: CREATION, a choreographic presentation in Manipuri dance style.
29th Sept: Bangalore
30th Sept :Chennai
1st Oct: Trichy
2nd Oct: Trivandrum
3rd Oct: Cochin
5th Oct: Idukki
6th Oct: Pallakad
7th Oct: Palakad
10th Oct: Kozikode
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September 30, 2014  Kottayam, Kerala
Sneha Devanandan, disciple of Padmini Ramachandran, presents  Bharatanatyam , 7pm 
At: Panachikadu Saraswathi Temple for Dakshina Mookambi National Festival For Dance and Music.    

October 1, 2014 Thiruvananthapuram
Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, Kutiyattam Kendra (Centre for Kutiyattam), Thiruvananthapuram, & Dept. of Museums & Zoo, Govt. of Kerala present their 60th Paitruka kalasawadana program to disseminate Kutiyattam and allied arts featuring Kutiyattam PARNASALAMKAM (Lakshmana & Lalitha) by Pothiyil Gurukulam. Program to begin with the usual brief appreciation class.
At: Museum Auditorium, Govt Museum, Thiruvananthapuram, 6pm. All are welcome
Info: (0471) – 2474987 /

October 1 & 3, 2014 Gujarat
Odissi dance by a troupe led by Suprava Mishra and her students of Aum Arts Dance Academy
- Oct 1, 9pm: Cultural program - Vaishnav jana to tenere kahiye (Priya Bhajan on Mahatma Gandhi), Geeta Govinda (Nindati Chandan), Nabarasa, for NABARATRI UTSAV
Venue: Sandipani Ashram, Porbandar, Gujarat
- Oct 3, 9pm: Cultural program - Durga tandav, Mahakali Stuti, Sthai, Abhinaya Kahibaku Laja, Geeta Govinda (Yahi Madhava) for DURGOTSAV organized by Purbasha Cultural Association
Venue: Rangmanch, Sector 22, Gandhinagar, Gujarat
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October 1 - 11, 2014 India

In October, the British Council presents IMPULSE 2 featuring FORCES OF NATURE by Scottish Dance Theatre, Scotland’s national contemporary dance company. The Repertoire for India Tour includes WINTER, AGAIN by Jo Strømgren, REVELATOR choreographed by Ruth Janssen, IN THIS STORM by Henri Oguike.
Under the direction of choreographer Fleur Darkin, the company produces dance that is driven by artistic inquiry and a contemporary response to engaging audiences. Scottish Dance Theatre commissions accomplished choreographers from all over the world to put the dancing body at the centre of artistic innovation. The company collaborates with musicians, designers, theatre-makers and visual artists to produce dance of the highest quality.The performances will be held in Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Kolkata. 

October 1 - 19, 2014 Mumbai
Schedule for Jhelum Paranjape and Smitalay for October 2014.
- Oct. 1: Traditional Odissi performance during Durga Pooja at Malad, Mumbai, 7pm
- Oct. 5: BOLLYWOOD HUNGAMA at Rang Sharda, Bandra, 7pm
Smitalay completes 25 years on 17th October 2014. In celebration, a 5 day festival is spread over 4 venues. Entry is open for all.
- Oct. 11: Smitalay productions BAHINAAI & SAVITRI VADATEY at Veer Savarkar Hall, Dadar West, Mumbai, 5pm
- Oct. 12: Young Talent will be presented at Mini Auditorium, Ravindra Natya Mandir, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, 8pm
- Oct. 17: Smitalay dance ballet LEELAVATI at Nehru Centre, Worli, Mumbai, 6.30pm
- Oct. 18: Traditional Odissi items and KRISHNA at Pranganga, Bhavan’s Cultural Centre, Andheri West, Mumbai, 6.30pm
- Oct. 19: Felicitations to musicians and Smitalay production UMA at Veer Savarkar Hall, Dadar West, Mumbai, 10.30am
- Oct. 19: Students’ Day at Pranganga, Bhavan’s Cultural Centre, Andheri West, Mumbai, 6.30pm
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October 1 - 28, 2014 Canada, USA

Dance historian, scholar, author and critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's  monthly itinerary for October
- Montreal, Canada
*1st Oct: Residency at Mamata Niyogi Nakra’s Kala Bharati
*2nd and 3rd Oct: Mac Gill University, discussions with Prof Devesh Soneji and meeting students
*4th Oct: Kala Bharati meeting with ballet dancer and historian Vincent and visiting Dance Collection Bibliothec
*5th till 8th Oct: Kala Bharati, various projects, interaction, planning
- Toronto, Canada
*9th Oct: Sampradaya, screening of film ‘I, Dance’ directed by Sonya Fatah about dance in Pakistan. In conversation with Dr. Sunil Kothari
*10th Oct: Rehearsal of ‘Dance like a man’ - interview with author Mahesh Dattani from Bangalore
*11th & 12th Oct: Janak Khendry Dance Co: Interview and rehearsal of ‘Paradise Lost’
*13th Oct: Menaka Thakkar Dance Company - interviewing Menaka Thakkar and Rasesh Thakkar on Kalanidhi institution and its contribution to multi cultural society in Canada
*14th and 15th Oct: Interviewing Lata Pada for her recent projects on dance and theatre undertaken by Sampradaya
*16th Oct: Attending premiere of play ‘Dance like a man’ at 8pm
- Montreal, Canada
*17th Oct: Kala Bharati residency
- New York
*19th Oct: Brunch with dancer Rajika Puri, choreographer of Sutradhari Natyam. Meetings with Pallavi Shah and Vibhuti Patel
*20th Oct: Meeting Rachel Cooper at Asia Society
*21 Oct: Meetings with Prof Richard Schechner, Ralph Samuelson and painter Natvar Bhavsar
*22 Oct: Attending pre-performance talk at Bam Cafe at 6.30pm for the 5 hour long Dutch play ‘Angels of America’
*23rd Oct: Seeing Pina Bausch’s dance theater ‘Kontakthof’ at BAM on the occasion of Pina Bausch’s first appearance at Bam 30 years ago
*24th Oct: seeing ‘Angels in America’ at BAM
*26th Oct: departure for Delhi (arrival on 28th)
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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
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October 3, 3014 Bangalore

Abhivyakti Dance center, Bangalore, present KALA SANGAM, a collage of Odissi and Bharatanatyam on the occasion of Navaratri Mahaotsava. The troupe is led by Bharatanatyam exponent Raghunandan S and Odissi exponent Manasi Raghunandan.
At: Kannika Parameshwari Temple, 8th Cross, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, 6pm
Info: 9886694202 /

October 3, 2014 Washington DC
Dakshina presents Malavika Sarukkai in performance and film screening. The evening will feature a short Bharatanatyam performance and the film screening of the dance documentary THE UNSEEN SEQUENCE. Director Sumantra Ghosal will also be present. This film approaches the unique voice and contributions of Sarukkai to the field of dance. Both artists will be available for a discussion and reception following the film.
At: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, 7pm
Info: 202.656.5679 /

October 3 - 5, 2014 Kadampazhipuram, Palakkad

Prof. S. Ramanujam, the veteran theatre person who has played an important role as Director and Instructor in contemporary Malayalam,Tamil and Kannada theatre, will be felicitated by Natyasastra and Kazhcha in a three-day-long Theatre festival. Prof. Ramanujam who had played a key role in shaping the modern theatre scene of Kerala, had been  honoured with the S.L.Puram Sadanandan Puraskaram instituted by the Govt. of Kerala for his contributions to the Kerala theatre scene.
Two Tamil plays directed by Prof. Ramanujam, 'Kavithvathudippin Nikazhthu Thullikal,' and 'Veriyattam,' will be staged during the three day long festival, along with 'Ponmanathu Manikal,' a children's play in Tamil written by him which is directed by Girija and Vijayakumar. 'Kuzhi Vettunnavarodu’,  Malayalam adaptation of the play by the  famous playwright Kuo Pao Kun, directed by Narippatta Raju for School of Drama Alumni (SODA),who are the disciples of  Prof. S Ramanujam and a children’s play in Malayalam written and directed by Rajesh for HSS, Kattukulam also will be presented during the festival. Other highlights of the festival are Face to face interaction sessions with Prof. Ramanujam  and the theatre artists and a talk by Tamil director and critic Prasanna Ramaswamy.
- Friday 3rd October 2014
*5pm: Inauguration by veteran Kutiyattam actor Kalamandalam Sivan Namboothiri
Keynote address: Prasanna Ramaswamy
(‘Drops of poetic vibration’ - based on the poems of Tamizhachi Thanga Pandian)
Script & Direction: Prof S Ramanujam, presented by Arangasree, Tanjavur
*8.30pm: Play KUZHI VETTUNNAVARODU (Malayalam)
Script: Kuo Pao Kun (Malayalam adaptation: K P Uma)
Direction: Narippatta Raju, presented by School of Drama Alumni (SODA), Thrissur
- Saturday 4th October 2014
*10.30am: Face to Face with the artists
*3pm: Face to face with Prof. S Ramanujam
*5pm: Talk ‘Tamil Theatre: Past and Present’ by Prasanna Ramaswamy
*7pm: Play VERIYATTAM (Tamil)
Script & Direction: S Ramanujam, presented by Arangasree, Tanjavur
- Sunday 5th October 2014
*3pm: Face to Face with the artists
*5pm: Valedictory Session
*7pm: Play PONMANATHU MANIKAL (‘beads of a golden heart’ - a children's play in Tamil)
Script: S Ramanujam, Direction: Girija and Vijayakumar, presented by Arangasree, Tanjavur
*8pm: Play BHAUMAM (children’s play in Malayalam)
Script and direction: Rajesh, presented by HSS, Kattukulam
At: Rangapeetom, Kadampazhipuram in Palakkad district

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
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October 4, 2014 Chennai
Akshaya Arunkumar presents Bharatanatyam performance for the ICCR. The thematic Margam presentation is titled MATHRUBHYO NAMAHA. 
At: Dakshinamurthy auditorium, P.S. Higher Sec School campus, 3pm.

October 4, 2014 Washington DC
Shijith Nambiar is presented in collaboration with Dakshina, Indian Embassy and the ICCR. Shijith will present SAMAGAMA and KARMA YOGI. Samagama: The Divine has infinite forms and is formless at once. The searching mind envisions it in varied contours, colors and character. In solo and group choreography in the abstract and narrative modes, this presentation explores these different images in a spirited confluence of rhythm, melody, poetry and movement. Karma Yogi: In Gandhiji's many journeys - the internal, personal expedition towards self-realization and the extermal, powerful march that liberated India - the Bhagavad Gita was his constant companion, inspiration, friend, philosopher and guide. Gandhiji's principles and thoughts are presented through the eyes of the Bhagavad Gita and other verses dear to him.
Dakshina will open the evening by showcasing two recent dances staged on the company by Rama Vaidyanathan and Sheejith Krishna. Nithya Joseph, Sudha Radhakrishnan, Valli Shanmugalingam, and Medha Swaminathan will be performing as part of Dakshina’s ensemble.
At: University of the District of Columbia, 4200 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, 7pm
Info: 202.656.5679 /

October 5, 2014 Irinjalakuda

Natana Kaisiki’s new project Astapadhi Geetha Govindam in Mohiniattam  will be premiered  at Ammannur Gurukulam, Madhava Natya Bhumi
At: Ammannnur Chakyar Madhom, Irinjalakuda 680 121

October 5 - 27, 2014 Aurangabad, Agra, Delhi, Beijing, Tokyo
Schedule for Parwati Dutta
- 5 Oct, 10 am:  UNNAYAN organised by MAHAGAMI disciples in honor of their Guru Parwati Dutta, features Odissi - Rupali Kadam (Mumbai) & Kathak - Nilangi Kalantre (Jabalpur)
At: MAHAGAMI, Aurangabad
- 7 Oct, 7.30 pm: Amalgam of classical dances Nirgeet & Sannidhi, concept and choreography by Parwati Dutta
At: ITC Moghul Lawns, Agra
- 8 Oct: Kathak performance & workshop for a group Japanese students - Outreach program of MAHAGAMI, at its premises, Aurangabad
- 10 & 11 Oct, 10.30am to 1.30pm: At India International Center, New Delhi
PRATIBIMB - Morning Seminar of Ananya Festival moderated by Parwati Dutta
- 12 to 16 Oct: Lecture by Parwati Dutta on the VISION OF INDIAN DANCE and paper presentation in ‘Professor’s Dialogue’, performance by Parwati Dutta and disciples in Beijing, China
- 23 to 27 Oct: Performance, Lecture, Workshop by Parwati Dutta for WORLD DANCE RESEARCH  CONGRESS in Tokyo, Japan
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October 10, 2014 Rockville, Maryland
An evening of two classical Indian dance projects rooted in the Bharatanatyam dance form features NaMaargam Dance Company (Chennai), headed by Krithika Subrahmanian, in one of its latest projects. Spilling Ink presents its most recent iteration of Ardhanareeswara.
At: Kreeger Auditorium, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Road, Rockville, MD 20852, 7.30pm

October 11, 2014 London
Sonia Sabri Company presents EKALYA, celebrating the Indian & Persian artistry through an intimate crafting of dance and live music.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4a, Castletown Road, West Kensington, London W14 9HE, 6pm

October 11 & 12, 2014 Bangalore
Tharang Academy of Arts presents THARANG UTSAV 2014. 
- Oct 11
Bharatanatyam group performance by Pratibha Natyalaya
Bharatanatyams performance by Shruti Rajalakshmi, Nrityakalamandiram
Mohiniyattam solo performance by Vinaya Narayanan
Bharatanatyam solo performance by Aparna Vinod, Tharang Academy of Arts
Hindustani Carnatic vocal 'Jugalbandi' by Surmani Dattatreya Velankar and Balasubramanya Sharma
- Oct 12
Hindustani vocal performance by Sunita Srikant
Odissi group performance by Sanjali Odissi Ensemble
Carnatic vocal group performance by Natyasruti
Bharatanatyam by Kiran Subramanyam and Sandya Kiran
Venue: ADA Rangamandira, 4pm to 8pm
Info: 98863 95832 /

October 11 & 12, 2014 Chennai

ACROSS, NOT OVER engages with the Kathak dance form in an essentially material way. The work fragments the Kathak body and re-presents it in a newly-assembled poetics. It challenges the verticality of the form and the hierarchy of the feet. The exploration questions and re-frames notions of classicism and beauty by presenting the dancing body as an image of itself.
Choreographed by Preeti Athreya, performed by Vikram Iyengar. Supported by IFA
At: Spaces, 1 Elliots Beach Rd, Besant Nagar, 12 noon

October 11 - 13, 2014 Bridgewater, NJ
A wonderful opportunity for talented performers from North America to be featured in Kartik Fine Arts, Chennai, during the prestigious December season. There will be a total of 18 slots for the winners across North America. Three regions - East, Central and West - will each feature 6 winners. Two each for Bharatanatyam, vocal and mridangam. Categories will be Junior and Senior. Apply by Oct 1. 
Auditions on Columbus Day weekend. 11th, 12th and 13th Oct
Venue: Bridgewater Temple Auditorium, Bridgewater, New Jersey, 9am

October 12, 2014 Bangalore
The Sanjali Dance Ensemble present an Odissi performance at THARANG UTSAV
At: ADA Rangmandira, JC Road, Bangalore, 6pm
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October 12, 2014 Bangalore

Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran will perform for the THARANG UTSAV at 6.30pm at A.D.A. Rangamandira, J.C. Road, Bangalore.

October 14, 2014 Chennai

Kalasagar Kavalappara will be observing GURUSMARANADINAM in memory of its founder Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval.  Gurus prof. C V Chandrasekhar and T V Sankaranarayanan will be honored on this occasion. Kalamandalam Maya Vinayan and Pothiyil Narayana Chakyar perform Mohiniattam and Chakyarkoothu respectively.
At: Narada Gana Sabha, 5.30pm
Contact Rajan Poduval: 92824 49995 /

October 15, 2014 Kolkata

Sparsh Centre for Performing Arts presents SPARSH UTSAV, an evening of classical and western dance.
Kathakali - Kalamandalam Gautam  & group
Odissi - Arnab Bandhapadhay & group
Western Contemporary - Saurabh Sureka & group
Indian Contemporary - Subhajit Khush & group
Manipuri - Suman sarawgi & group
At: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, ICCR Kolkata, 9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata, 7pm onwards
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October 15 & 18, 2014 Goa & Den Haag, Netherlands
- Oct 15: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents group compositions + TIMELESS (extract)
Venue: National Institute of Oceanography Auditorium, Goa, 7pm.  All are welcome.
- Oct 18: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company - Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents group compositions + NOW IS
Venue: Korzo Theater, Netherlands, 8pm  (Tickets)

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 /

October 17, 2014 Delhi

63 EDITION II is an initiative by Gati Dance Forum to facilitate the sharing of new work by emerging choreographers in New Delhi. The evening presents 6 performances, of 6 minutes each, once every 6 months. The Gati Studio would get transformed into an intimate performance space for 6 choreographers with diverse interests and ideas to create an atmosphere that supports critical feedback and discussion.
Venue: S-17, Khirkee Extension, Opposite Select City Walk, New Delhi 110017, 7:30pm - 8:30pm. All are welcome.
For more information: +91 9971406113 / Contact Virkein at

October 17 - 18, 2014 Singapore

For a fourth time in a row, Maya Dance Theatre returns with its CReations project showcasing diverse dance works of both local and foreign choreographers in a minimal setting. Based on the concept of one’s soul, REQUIEM will weave threads of individual memories and customary  beliefs of passing; while at the same time celebrating the human spirit, its existence and its fond memories.
At: Arts House Play Den, on 17-18 October 2014 at 8pm (and matinee at 3pm on 18 Oct) 

October 17 - 19, 2014 Delhi

Dance Residency with Rama Vaidyanathan presented by Sarvam Foundation. Rama will be teaching her 30 minutes signature piece with provided studio recorded music for it. Yoga, discourses from the Gita, creative exercises using dance and music will be part of the retreat.
At: Zorba The Buddha.

October 19 & 22, 2014 UK
Schedule for Kalasagara UK
- 19th Oct: Students perform for ‘InSpotlight’ at Cockpit Theater, in Central London.
- 22nd Oct: Students perform for South Weald Ladies Fellowship, Havering, UK
Info: 07899 844869 / /

October 24 & 26, 2014 Guwahati & Delhi

BRAHMAKALPA - THE ETERNAL UNIVERSE, a unique Bharatanatyam production choreographed and produced by Rama Vaidyanathan and Ajith Dass. Building on texts from the Vedas, Manusmriti, Sangam poetry, modern scientific theories and using the vast vocabulary of Bharatanatyam, Brahmakalpa - the Eternal Universe endeavours to tell the story of the universe based on ancient Sanskrit works as well as scientific truths. Conceived, choreographed and performed by dance exponents Rama Vaidyanathan and Ajith Bhaskaran Dass, this performance also features four dancers and musicians from India and Malaysia. Featured performers: Dakshina Vaidyanathan, Uma Govind, Vijayan Veeryen and Parthiben Sethu
- 24 October, Guwahati
- 26 October, Kamani Auditorium, Delhi
Info: /

October 25, 2014 Sydney, Australia

Samarpana presents SWANUBHAVAM by Bharatanatyam Guru CV Chandrasekhar accompanied by Australia based musicians.
At: Redgum Centre, 2 Lane St, Wentworthville, 6.30pm

October 26, 2014 New Delhi

AKKA MAHADEVI, a solo thematic Bharatanatyam production by Manjula Amaresh (disciple of the Dhananjayans & Kalanidhi Narayanan)
At: Indian Habitat Centre, Stein Auditorium, Lodhi Road, New Delhi at 7pm.
For further details:

October 26, 2014 Mumbai
Padmaja Suresh presents thematic performance at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Andheri Campus Center, at 7pm.

October 28, 2014 Mumbai

in Kathak style. In this solo dance theatre presentation by Sanjucta Wagh, she has tried to negotiate with the tremendous ebb and flow that inevitably happens when one tries to embody an archetype, a mythological character that is so deeply entrenched in the Indian cultural consciousness.
At: Experimental Theatre, 7pm
Info: (022) – 22824567 / 66223724

October 28, 2014 Mumbai
Dr. Padmaja Suresh gives a performance based on book- Tantra the Science and Natya the Art at 6.30pm, Sandeepani, Chinmaya Mission Headquarters, Powai, Mumbai

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
-1st November
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 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 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 /