September 15 - November 30, 2016 France
The Indian Embassy in Paris in collaboration with the ICCR presents the second edition of the NAMASTE FRANCE CULTURAL FESTIVAL from Sept15th to Nov 30th. It will take place not only in Paris but in several other cities around France. The festival’s calendar of events offers a rich view of India’s cultural heritage: live performances, movies, exhibitions, seminars, etc.
Info:  (click on the dates to see the day’s program schedule)

October 1 - 28, 2016 New Delhi
Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra presents 60th Diamond Jubilee celebration of RAMLILA with the unfolding of the messages of Rama’s enunciations on the wheel of karma; consequences of past deeds, and 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. Modern technological ingredients are offered in choreography, music, lighting, costumes. Produced and directed by Shobha Deepak Singh (Director - Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra), it will be presented daily from 6.30pm to 9.15pm at the Kendra Lawns, 1 Copernicus Marg, New Delhi. Entry by tickets.
Info: (011) – 43503333 /23386428/ 29

October 2 - 29, 2016 Mumbai, Solapur

Sankhya Dance Company's schedule for Oct 2016
- 2nd Oct: A talk by Vaibhav Arekar: RANGANRUTYA EK PRAVAS
At: Kala Studio, Kala Building, 70 K, 17th Road, near G.A. Kulkarni School, Khar West, Mumbai, 5 to 7pm
 - 5th Oct: Sankhya Dance Company & Vaibhav Arekar present ABHANGARANGA by Sankhya and DEBOTAR GRASH, a solo presentation by Vaibhav Arekar
At: Deenanath Mangeshkar Natyagruha Vile-Parle East Mumbai, 11am
- 22nd Oct: Sankhya Dance Company & Vaibhav Arekar present SHIVA
At: Hutatma Smruti Mandir, Solapur, Maharashtra, 6pm
- 29th Oct: ABHANGARANGA by Sankhya Dance Company & Vaibhav Arekar
At: Ravindra Bagha Mandir, Prabhadevi, Dadar West, Mumbai, 6am

October 3 - 25, 2016 Vrindavan, Delhi, Varanasi

Schedule for Geeta Chandran & Natya Vriksha
-3 Oct: Geeta Chandran and her Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform for the BSF special gala to welcome a delegation from Bangladesh (for BSF invitees only)
-8 Oct: Geeta Chandran’s young disciples will perform at the annual Durga Puja in Neeti Bagh, South Delhi. All are welcome.
-11 Oct: To celebrate Vijaya Dashami, there will be a special puja at Natya Vriksha Dance Studio, for students and their families only.
-13 Oct: As part of a major festival of Sankeertan Traditions hosted by the Sri Caitanya Prema Samsthana in Vrindavan, Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company perform a special repertoire on participatory spiritual sanathan music. All are welcome.
-15 Oct: Geeta Chandran presents the arangetram performance of her disciple Kaveri Mehta at the Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, Lodi Estate, New Delhi. All are welcome.
-16 Oct: On the occasion of Sharad Purnima, Geeta Chandran and Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform Raas on the ghats of Varanasi. All are welcome.
-17 Oct: Geeta Chandran is chief guest at the arangetram of Prihana Bhasin, disciple of Dr. Yamini Krishnamurthi, India International Centre, New Delhi, 6:30pm
-25 Oct: Geeta Chandran is chief guest at the annual day observance of AIR FORCE BAL BHARATI School, Lodi Road, New Delhi.
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October 10 - 29, 2016 The Hague

The Hague will celebrate the rich Indian dance culture and contemporary developments with the 6th edition of INDIAN DANCE FESTIVAL. Important elements are the Indian Film Festival in Filmhuis, India Dance Festival in Korzo and India Music Festival at the South Beach Theatre and the New Church. 

October 13 - 28, 2016 Delhi, Jaipur, Chuncheon (S Korea)
Schedule for Adishakti
- Oct 13: NIDRAWATHWAM at IGNITE Festival of Contemporary Dance, Delhi
- Oct 18: NIDRAWATHWAM at IGNITE Festival of Contemporary Dance, Jaipur
- Oct 18: Master class by Vinay Kumar at IGNITE Festival, Jaipur
- Oct 19: Master class by Vinay Kumar at IGNITE Festival, Delhi
- Oct 24 - 27: Adishakti workshop at Chuncheon International Mime Fest
- Oct 28: GANAPATHY at Chuncheon International Mime Fest

October 16 - 22, 2016 The Hague

Bharatanatyam couple Renjith Babu & Vijna Vasudevan embark on a residence at Korzo, with support of the Kylián Foundation of choreographer Jiří Kylián. They explore new ways of presenting subjects through dance. With a double bill program of classical and modern Bharatanatyam, they show how classical roots can offer new possibilities for the future. Apart from kalari workshop, they premiere their new production TARU.
-16 Oct, 13:00 - 14:30: Workshop Yoga / Renjith Babu (Korzo Kerkstudio)
- 17 Oct, 20:00 - 21:30: Monday Movement Class / Renjith & Vijna
- 20 Oct, 20.00: Premiere of TARU (Korzo zaal)
- 22 Oct, 15:00 - 17:00: Workshop Kalaripayattu (Korzo Kerkstudio)
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October 20 - 22, 2016 London
Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company presents UK premiere of INTER_RUPTED. Ancient Kathak is given a contemporary, dizzying spin by dance revolutionary Aditi Mangaldas and her dancers.
Mangaldas is forging a dynamic approach, refashioning traditional vocabulary with 21st century sound, rhythm and light. In the UK premiere of Inter_rupted, she is working with lighting designer Fabiana Piccioli, costume designer Kimie Nakano and composer Sajid Akbar. Aditi is accompanied by six other dancers and musicians live on stage. There is a free post-show talk with members of the company after the performance on  21 October (BSL interpreted). A Dance Umbrella Commission, presented in partnership with the Barbican
At: Barbican, Silk St, EC2, 7.45pm

October 20 - 23, 2016 New Delhi

The International Dance Research Center, Kuchipudi, in association with Andhra Bhavan, New Delhi is organizing a four day Festival, NATYA SAMPRADHAYAM - DANCE JOURNEY OF BHAGAVATHAS in New Delhi. This is a first time venture from the Center to string together a festival showcasing all aspects of the art form Kuchipudi, namely the Kalapam, Yakshaganam, Nruthya Nataka and the solo in one festival.  Featured are Kuchipudi Yakshaganam by Vedantam Venkatanaga Chalapathy & group, nrithya natakam by Chinta Ravi Balakrishna & group, nrithya natakam by Vempati Ravi Shankar & group, solos by Pasumarthy Mrityunja Sarma and artistes from traditional Kuchipudi families and others.
At: Dr. BR Ambedkar Auditorium, Andhra Bhavan, 6.30pm to 9.30pm. All are welcome.

October 21, 2016 London

Sonia Sabri Company presents SALAAM. Salaam combines a treat of tabla music by Sarvar Sabri. Shoma Dey joins Sarvar Sabri and performs on the harmonium accompanied with vocal.
At: The Nehru Centre, South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF, 6.30pm

October 21, 23, 29, 30 2016 Berne, Basel Switzerland

On the occasion of its 40th anniversary, the Swiss-Indian dance and music company Kalasri presents the premiere of dance theater HIMALAYA performed by D. Keshava, Anjali Keshava and Sumitra Keshava with the Kalasri Dance Ensemble. Choreographer Guru Keshava connects the dance styles Bharatanatyam and Kathak as well as elements of folk dance and Yoga in a playful dialogue between 10 dancers and 4 musicians.
- Oct 21, Humanushaus, Ruhigen, Beitenwil, Bern, 7.30 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 031 838 11 11
- Oct 23, Theater am Käfigturm, Bern, 6.30 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 031 311 61 00
- Oct 29, Theater Scala Basel, 8 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 061 302 08 62
- Oct 30, Theater Scala Basel, 6.30 pm
Info and tickets:, Tel. 061 302 08 62

October 22, 2016 Bangalore

Keshava Samskruthi Sabha presents a solo dance drama by Raghunandan S, titled ARANYA KAAND from Sree Ramacharita Manas of Goswami Sri Tulsidas
At: Samskruti Bhavan, ISRO Layout, 6pm 
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October 22, 2016 Mumbai

Dance Dialogues presents Workshop on Composition with Sujata Goel, that will focus on the usage of task and scores in contemporary dance as compositional tools. Participants will go through a basic warm up to align the body and then move into simple compositional procedures to generate material and look at it in space. Practical work will concentrate on short task-based experiences looking at how to find the material and work with time. Writing, drawing, observation and imitation will be some of the procedures to apply in both individual and group situations. Participants should bring a notebook.
Fee Rs.400. Attendance by pre registration only. Please email to block your spot.
At: Future School of Performing Arts, 167 CST Road Kalina,  10am - 1pm
Info: / +91-98920 94052

October 22, 2016 London

Abhinaya in Kathak by Keka Sinha
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Castletown Road, London, W14 9HE, 12.30pm. Free.

October 22, 2016 Washington DC
Indira Kadambi performs at the Fall festival organised by Dakshina, Daniel Phoenix Singh’s Dance Company. She will present VARSHA RITHU
At: Atlas Performing Theatre, Washington DC.

October 22 & 23, 2016 Lucknow

AADC Kathak Academy of Lucknow honors Pt.Birju Maharaji, Guru Kumudini Lakhia, Ashish Khokar, Saswati Sen, Pt Rammohan Maharaj, Surabhi Singh Tandon and Surendra Pal on Pt. Arjun Mishra Punyathi.
At: City Montessori School Auditorium, Vishal Khand 2, Gomtinagar, Lucknow 10, 6.30pm
Info: 91 90058 47081/

October 22 & 23, 2016 Mumbai
Sarfojiraje Bhosale Centre presents a Cultural Weekend
- 22nd October, KINKINI FESTIVAL 2016-17
Classical Dance National Youth Festival, 3pm onwards
Solo performances by young and upcoming artists, disciples of esteemed gurus in various Indian classical dance styles from all across India.
- 23rd October, KALA AVISHKAR 2016-17
Classical Dance Children's Festival, 3pm onwards
Group performances by child artists below the age of 16.
At: Mini Auditorium, P.L. Deshpande Maharashtra Kala Academy, 3rd floor, Ravindra Natya Mandir Campus, Prabhadevi, Mumbai 400025
Info: / (022) - 24311421/22

October 23, 2016 Bhubaneswar
ICCR presents Bharatanatyam recital by Priya Srinivasan at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 7pm. 
Info: (0674) – 2594011

October 23, 2016 London

Sonia Sabri Company presents LOK VIRSA: Beyond Borders. Rich Mix will be filled with the sights and sounds of Bangladesh in celebration that brings together music, poetry, crafts and dance, ideal for all ages and backgrounds, as well as folkloric dance and music performances, and interactive workshops.
At: Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA, 12 - 5pm. Free.

October 23, 2016 London
Sita Nandakumara, a disciple of Prakash Yadagudde, will perform a repertoire of Bharatanatyam dance.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Castletown Road, London, W14 9HE, 6pm

October 23, 2016 Sunnyvale, CA

A solo margam by Kavita Thirumalai SAPTA DHARA is a creative exploration of the number 7 through Bharatanatyam. Numerous references to the number 7 are found in history, philosophies, cultures, and ancient civilizations. This presentation is a thematic production exploring stories, ideas, and collections exploring this universally accepted "auspicious" number. The performance is supported with live orchestra with original musical score by Subhapriya Srivatsan.
At: Sunnyvale Theatre, Sunnyvale, 4pm. All are welcome.

October 23, 2016 San Francisco, CA

Navia Natarajan gives a feature performance. Discover the “Ramayana” through dance! Dancer Navia Natarajan will depict scenes from the epic and its four main characters (Rama, Sita, Hanuman and Ravana), using the Indian classical dance style of Bharatanatyam.
At: Samsung Hall, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, 12–1pm and 2–3pm

October 23-31, 2016 China

Kathak & Odissi guru and director of Mahagami Gurukul, Aurangabad presents a concert tour with 5 of her senior disciples - Kannagi Gosavi, Sheetal Bhamre, Shreya Dikshit, Anamika Sarkar & Snehal Kathare. They will perform in prestigious dance festivals hosted by the National Dance & Music Academy of Government of China. Parwati Dutta has also been invited to conduct Master Classes and workshops for the performing artists and dancers of China and other participant countries. There will be cultural goodwill visits by Parwati Dutta to other cultural centers in China in addition to the cultural center of Indian Embassy in Beijing and few cultural organisations of Beijing.

October 24 - 26, 2016 Bangalore
Karnataka Nritya Kala Parishath presents ANKURA 2016
- Oct 24: Josephine Savitha (BN), Vishaka Hegde (BN), Aishwarya A Rewankar (BN), Nagashree HL & Sanjana Gogate (BN)
- Oct 25: Nandyala Chandrika (Kuchipudi), Deepa Bhagwat (BN), Preetikala (BN), Pratibha Kini (BN)
- Oct 26: Sahana R Maiya (Odissi), Jyotsna Sarali (BN), N Sindhu (BN), Rasiak Kiran (BN)
At: Seva Sadan Auditorium, 14th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore, 6pm. All are welcome.

October 25, 2016 Chennai
Roja Muthiah Research Library, Ranga Mandira Academy of World Dance/ Performance and Indic Studies & Ek Potlee Ret Ki invite you for screening of the documentary movie LIFE AND FREEDOM, a film by Anurag Singh. Screening will be followed by a discussion with Anurag Singh. 'Life and Freedom' documents the lives of two primitive tribal groups to study the nature of malnutrition. It juxtaposes the life of the Sahariyas who have lost their right of access to their forests,to that of the Baigas who, through mobilization have retained their rights to their fores tlands and its natural resources.The film goes beyond hunger to examine malnutrition as a crisis that arises from induced poverty. It also explores the dysfunctionality in state systems that are put in place to address this dire crisis.
Venue: Roja Muthiah Research Library, 3rd Cross Road, Central Polytechnic Campus
Taramani, Chennai 600 113, 5.30pm
Tel: 2254 2551 / 2254 2552

October 25 - November 6, 2016 UK

Slot Machine Theatre are touring their new family show YOUR TOYS. This show is made by your toys. Grownups and children alike, bring your own toy to the theatre to join in this gigantic adventure. Slot Machine Theatre bring your real toys to life on stage using their unique style of puppetry, original live music and quirky humour. A monstrous force rules the land. Only the bravest can defeat it. On this epic journey, we're all in danger, and only the toys can save us - your toys.
- 25th Oct, 3pm, Theatre Royal Margate (01843 292795)
- 26th Oct, 2.30pm, Quarterhouse, Folkestone
  27th Oct,11am & 2.30pm (01303 760750)
- 29th Oct, 11am & 2pm, Worthing Theatres, Connaught Studio (01903 206 206)
- 6th Nov, 2pm, Cornerstone Arts, Didcot (01235 515144)

October 27, 2016 Bangalore
Attakkalari premieres BHINNA VINYASA. It explores metaphysical journeys prompted by internal and external forces resulting in profound changes in the lives of individuals and communities. Images from arts and literature morph with the recollections of contemporary lived experiences where the archetypes, mundane and the imaginary coalesce to give you an immersed experience. Bhinna Vinyasa is directed by Attakkalari’s Artistic Director, Jayachandran Palazhy and choreographed by him along with the talented dancers of the Attakkalari Repertory Company. Andres Morte Teres, the Founder of La Fura Dels Baus and Vice Chairman - Fondazione Fabbrica Europa worked on the Dramaturgy for Bhinna Vinyasa. The sound score is composed by German Composer Martin Lutz while the Carnatic music component is by Pulikesi Kasturi (nattuvangam), Balasubramanya Sharma (vocal) and P Janardhana (mridangam). The light design is by Shymon Chelad with technical support from Niranjan Gokhale, both from Transmedia Technologies, the technical wing of Attakkalari. The Digital Design is by Italian digital artist, Luca Brinchi and costumes by Venky.
Tickets & donor passes are available at Attakkalari / &
At: Guru Nanak Bhavan, Vasnt Nagar, Bangalore, 7pm
Info: /

October 27, 2016 Bangalore
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) presents MaathuKathe/Conversationswith a screening of RAMJI THAKKAR BHIMJI THAKKAR, by Shwetal Bhatt - a film on Navratri and Garba, the folk dance of Gujarat, capturing the energy of Navratri in the cultural city of Baroda. Annually, Garba enthusiasts from all over the world congregate in Baroda during Navratri to dance the nine nights away.
74 mins, English & Gujarati, with English subtitles. Shwetal Bhatt, director of the film will be present for an interaction after the screening.
At: The IFA office, 'Apurva', Ground Floor, No 259, 4th Cross, RMV 2nd Stage, 2nd Block, Bangalore  560094, 7pm
Info: (080)-23414681/2/3

October 28, 2016 New Delhi
IGNCA screens FOLKLORE MUSEUM OF MYSORE. The documentary examines the concept of wooden idols and the influence of Mother Goddess on the traditional society of the region. The film also focuses on Yaksagana and shadow puppetry.
Director: M. Lingaraj, duration: One hour 15 minutes.
Venue: IGNCA Auditorium, Media Centre, 3 Dr. R. P. Road, N. Delhi, 5.30pm
Contact: (011) - 23388815

October 28, 2016 Surrey, BC
NAAD FESTIVAL of Music, Dance & Film 2016 will feature Kathak dance by Mangala Bhatt (senior disciple of Pandit Durga Lal of Jaipur Gharana) and Naad Fusion Band (Gagandeep Singh-Classical vocal, Dr. Bruce Harding-flute, Surinder Khaira-drums, Amarjeet Singh-tabla, Coach Sandhu-guitar and Baljit Singh-dilruba), along with other talented local artists. Premier of short spoken word film OUR VICTORY written by Ajmer Rode & directed by Gurleen Kaur.
At: Surrey Arts Centre, Surrey BC, 6.30pm  
For more info:  778.883.2627 / 604.725.8700 /

October 28 & 29, 2016 Paris, France

Musee Guimet presents Mohiniattam recital by Deepa Chakravarthy, accompanied by Rikesh (violin), MS Sukhi (mridangam) and Murali Parthasarathy (vocals)
At: Musee Guimet auditorium, 6, 75116 Jena Place, Paris, 8.30pm
Info: 01 40 73 88 18

October 29, 2016 Philadelphia, PA

Asian Arts Initiative and Usiloquy cordially invite Irish step dancer Kieran Jordan for a performance and talk at Asian Arts Initiative. Kieran will be accompanied by fiddle player Haley Richardson of New Jersey for a first time collaboration.  In the first meeting of a multi-year melding, Kieran and Shaily dive into the respective percussive aspects of Sean Nos and Bharatanatyam, foraying further with Usiloquy's work Ragas and Airs based on Celtic music and folklore. Shaily will perform her solo 'Saucy Sailor' from Ragas and Airs and join Kieran in the post performance talk.
At: Asian Arts Initiative, 1219 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107, 4pm

October 30, 2016 Philadelphia, PA

Three Aksha brings the intricacies of Indian dance and music in ‘Natyashastra: the Oldest Surviving Stagecraft in the World. The first half of the evening will be a music concert by Chakrafonics led by Praveen D Rao; followed by the dance performance of ‘Natyashastra.’ The performance includes video mapping by Brandon Turner. 
At: JCC Auditorium, KleinLife Center, 10100 Jamison Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19116 at 6pm.