|July 22 - August 9, 2015 Lima, Peru|
Ileana Citaristi conducts Odissi Workshop, Lec-Dem on Odissi abhinaya and Talk on History of Odissi Dance at Lima, Peru. Organized by Center of Art and Dance of India in Peru. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / 9922 10086 / 2432507
|July 24, 30 & 31, 2015 Tokyo|
Tanya Saxena presents Bharatanatyam recital from 7 to 8.30pm on July 24 at the Mayazumi Studio, Akasaka-Mitsuke, Tokyo. This will be preceded by a small lecture demonstration at the same venue from 1.30pm to 3pm. She will also conduct workshops on Bharatanatyam on 30th and 31st July where she will choreographfor students and introduce them to the dance form.
|July 24 & 31, 2015 Chicago, IL|
In partnership with the City of Chicago, Natya presents AVATAR - INCARNATIONS at Night Out in the Parks. Based on the mythology of India, Avatar - Incarnations presents narratives that express the oneness of all nature, as one energy transforms into another. Natya Dance Theatre dancers employ percussive footwork and dynamic movements, along with hand gestures and facial expressions to allow characters to come alive.Admission is free!
- July 24: Maggie Daly Park, 337 E Randolph St, 6pm to 7.15pm
- July 31: Amundsen Park, 6200 W Bloomingdale Ave, 4pm to 5.15pm
|July 25 & 31, 2015 Mumbai|
Schedule of Smitalay & Jhelum Paranjape
25 July, 7pm: Manch Pravesh of Shloka Sah, student of Smitalay at Manik Sabhagriha, Bandra West, Mumbai.
31 July, 7.30pm: For GURU PRANAM 2015, students of Smitalay will perform traditional Odissi dance at Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir, Santacruz West, Mumbai.
|July 30, 2015 Colombo|
Bharatanatyam performance by Usha Raghavan
At: the Indian Cultural Centre, R G Senanayake Mawatha, Colombo, 6.30 - 7.30pm
Info: email@example.com / www.usharaghavan.com
|July 30, 2015 Mumbai|
In NCPA’s UMANG series presenting promising artistes, Kathak duet by Indrayanee Mukherjee & Sarita Kalele (Disciple of Uma Dogra )
At: Little Theatre, NCPA Mumbai, 7pm
|July 30, 2015 New Delhi|
Natya Tarangini Performing Arts Centre and Drs. Raja Radha Reddy & Kaushalya Reddy, host a unique dance presentation SWAPPANAM by Namaargam Dance Company (Chennai), featuring Bharatnatyam exponent Krithika Subrahmaniam.
Venue: Kamani Auditorium, Copernicus Marg, New Delhi110001, 7pm
|July 31, 2015 Kolkata|
Book launch by Arya Rajam at Oxford Book Store with conversation with Dr. Mitul Sengupta and special performance by Prasanna Saikia, 7.30pm to 8pm
|July 31, 2015 Mumbai|
NCPA presents APAR-KAYA and RHYTHMS OF SEVEN featuring Odissi by Shashwati Garai Ghosh and Kathak by Seema Mehta in collaboration with Purbayan Chatterjee (Sitar), Debasish Sarkar (vocal), Satyaprakash Mishra (Tabla) and Sridhar Parthasarathy (Mridangam).
At: Experimental Theatre, 7pm
Info: (022) -22824567, 66223724
|July 31, 2015 Pune|
Indian Council for Cultural Relations in collaboration with Maharashtra Cultural Centre presents Bharatanatyam by Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya, from Chennai under the Horizon Series.
At: Jyotsna Bhole Sabhagruha, Udyog Bhavan, “D” Building, Hirabaug Chowk, Tilak Road, Pune 411 002, 7pm
Info: (020) - 25884194
|July 31, 2015 Montreal, Canada|
Kala Bharati celebrates GURU POORNIMA with an evening to celebrate Transformational Teachings in Dance. The rituals of Guru puja will be followed by interactive discussions based on presentations of personal narratives related to the Guru Shishya parampara at Kalabharati.
At: Le Niketan, 3410 Sherbrooke St East, 8pm
|August 1, 2015 Los Angeles, CA|
2015 marks the 30th anniversary of the Rangoli Foundation for Art & Culture. In celebration of this landmark occasion, Rangoli Dance Company presents its acclaimed work SACRED GEOMETRY that uses geometric figures and shapes to describe the beauty of creation, and how absolute unity exhibits multiplicity and diversity. Whether the product of an eastern or western culture, the geometric shapes, and circular ‘mandalas’ are familiar and pervasive images throughout the history of visual and performing arts.
Artistic Direction & Choreography: Malathi Iyengar
Lighting Design: Eileen Cooley
Guest Artist: Dorcas Román
Rangoli Dancers: Anita Anand, Sheila Aula, Shivani Aysola, Vyshnavi Aysola, Alia Bartlett,
Anjali Gopalan, Lakshmi Iyengar, Hema Iyer, Ritika Iyer, Deeksha Marla, Amiya Prasad, Anya Prasad, Akshaya Sekhar, Dhruv Swarna, Nishitha Viswanathan, & Anshu Voruganti
Venue: Barnsdall Gallery Theatre (Barnsdall Art Park), 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027, 7pm
Tickets: Limited Seating. Advance $25, Door $30, Reserved Seating $50, Group of 10 or more $20 (http://rangoli.brownpapertickets.com)
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / (818) 788-6860 / www.rangoli.org
|August 1, 2 & 9, 2015 Mumbai|
Schedule of Smitalay & Jhelum Paranjape.
- August 1 & 2, 10am to 1pm: The FELDENKRAIS METHOD WORKHOP conducted by Frenchman Michel Casanovas at Smitalay - Group Sessions (Awareness Through Movements) at Smitalay, Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir, 5/VI, Chunabhatti, Off S. V. Road, Santacruz West, Mumbai 400 054. Fees: Rs.2000. Contact: 84528 57029/ (022) - 2661 6398
- August 9,11am: Performance on the occasion of Kranti Din for Rashtra Seva Dal at Patkar Hall, Churchgate, Mumbai.
|August 1 - 14, 2015 Karnataka|
Schedule for Padmaja Suresh
Aug- 1-2: Guru Samarpanam- dance workshop for tribal girls at Anaikatti, Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, 4 - 6.30pm and 7 - 9.30am
Aug- 8: Dance Divine -Yantra, Mantra, Tantra of Natya at Vanamala Arts Centre, Bangalore, 6.30pm
Aug 13-14: Natyopasana - dance workshop for rural children at Satsang Foundation, Madanapalli, 12 - 3pm, 9-12am
|August 2, 2015 Bangalore|
Laasya Lahari, Rajashree holla and students are performing for Bala Tripurasundari fest 2015 (NAATYA NINAADA) at Nayana auditorium Bangalore.
|August 2, 2015 Coimbatore|
Deepa Sashindran & Rekha Satish present Kuchipudi duet concert.
At: Pollachi Tamil Isai Sangam, Mahalingam Kaliarangham, 7.15-9pm
For more info: email@example.com /+919845315272
|August 2, 2015 Mumbai|
Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali presents dance drama CHAITANYA MAHAPRABHU for Bhakti Kala Kshetra under the aegis of Shastra & Sangeet. Conceptualised, choreographed & directed by Guru Dr. Tushar Guha, with authenticated information shared from Sri Chaitanya Charitamrata of Iskcon and Shri Shri Prema Dhama Deva Stotram led by Shripad Bhudev Prabhu, the script of the dance drama is approved by Sri Bhakti Vedanta Narayan Prabhuji of Shri Keshavji Gaudiya Math. Based on the life of Shri Chaitanya born in 1486 AD, the dance drama depicts the need for re-incarnation of Lord Krishna as Nimai (later Chaitanya) and how the message of love and peace spread through his simple ways of life, knowledge and compassion. Music is composed by Pt. Ronu Majumdar.
Three generations artistes Guru Tushar Guha, daughter Anonna Guha Dutta and granddaughter 3 year old Aditri Dutta will come together for the first time in this dance drama. Tushar Guha essays the role of Chaitanya Mahaprabhu, Anonna Guha Dutta as Radha and Baby Aditri as baby Chaitanya . Also featuring Girish Dalvi, Anil Singh, Nivedita Damle, Mansi Damle, Komal Waingankar, Krishna Sawant.
At: ISKCON Auditorium, Juhu, 3pm. Entry is free.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.nrityanjali.in
|August 2, 2015 New Delhi|
Gati Dance Forum in collaboration with British Council presents STILL GOING, a dance performance by Marina Collard.
At: British Council Theatre, British Council, 17 Kasturba Gandhi Marg, 4pm
Info: email@example.com / www.gatidance.com
|August 2, 2015 Pollachi, Tamilnadu|
Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam, Vaishnavi Natyashala, Bengaluru will be performing at Pollachi Tamil Isai Sangam, Mahalingam Kalai Arangham, 6pm-7.15pm.
Info: 09341248059 / firstname.lastname@example.org
|August 4 & 5, 2015 New Delhi|
ODISSI UTSAV celebrating 85 years of Guru Mayadhar Raut featuring Odissi performances by Geeta Mahalik, Sudha, Jayanti Chakrabarty, disciples of Madhumita Raut, Lucky Mohanty and Purnashree Raut, Mayo College Girls School.
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, 7pm
|August 4 & 5, 2015Abingdon, Virginia |
Janani Hari, Suma Chaparala and Uma Chetty from Apsaras Arts Dance Group perform on Aug 4 and present workshop on Aug 5 for Virginia Highlands Festival.
Venue: Virginia Senior Center Ballroom, Abingdon, Virginia, 7.30pm
Website: www.apsarasvirginia.com / www.Vahighlandsfestival.org
|August 6 - 9, 2015 Portugal|
Hiten Mistry will be a part of ANDANCA FESTIVAL 2015, a unique dance festival held in Castelo De Viga in Portugal. He will represent Bharatanatyam by taking two dance workshops and one performance during the festival.
|August 7, 2015 Bangalore|
An Odissi duet dance recital under the banner of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations) for EFCEP will be presented by Odissi artists Chaithra D and Sonia K, disciple of Manasi
Raghunandan. Accompanists: Cymbals: Manasi Raghunandan, Vocal: Samhita Kashyap,
Percussion: Raghavendra Rangadhol, Sitar: Suma Rani
At: Yavanika, State Youth Center, Nrupatunga Road, Bengaluru 560 020, 6.30pm
|August 7, 2015 Chennai|
Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents SAMVET for SVANUBHAVA 2015.
Venue: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, 9pm
Info: email@example.com / www.aditimangaldasdance.com
To buy tickets: www.svanubhava.com
|August 7, 2015 Mumbai|
Dr. Tushar Guha’s Nrityanjali, the institute of Performing arts, education, personality development & management services is conducting a dance workshop for IIT Bombay – Utsav, Celebrations through Folk dances of India. Participants will be taken through the various dimensions of folk dances based on the 32 years of research of Dr. Tushar Guha on the subject.
It will culminate into the launch of IIT Bombay’s ‘Roots’ on 15th August 2015, where the participants will showcase their learning of folk dance forms. Dr. Tushar Guha will also speak on Dance, Modernity and Globalisation on the occasion. The workshop will be taken by Nrityanjali’s lead dancers Dr. Anonna Guha, Girish Dalvi and team.
Info: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.nrityanjali.in
|August 7 & 8, 2015 Bangalore|
SHRAVANA SANDHYA is a music and dance festival curated by Sunitha Murthy through Kalanandanam, Bangalore. The theme this year is ‘Water - the Source of Life'.
-Aug 7: Felicitation to Hindustani vocalist Geeta Hegde & Kuchipudi guru Veena Murthy Vijay.
Kuchipudi & Bharatanatyam jugalbandi with Hema Gautham (disciple of Veena Murthy Vijay) & Sandyasree Samit (disciple of Anuradha Vikrant)
NADHI-AN ETERNAL FLOW by Keertana Ravi (dance) and Karthik Hebbar (music)
- Aug 8: Hindustani vocal by Vidula Venugopal (disciple of Geeta Hegde)
Hindustani vocal by Ashwini Bhide Deshpande
On both days, there will be an exhibition of paintings and photos by young artists.
At: Gayana Samaj, 5.30pm
|August 7 & 14, 2015 Kuala Lumpur & Chennai|
The launch of Sutra's pictorial book QUINTESSENTIAL SUTRA (2005-2015) will be held on 7th August @ 8pm - Sutra House, KL
Quintessential Sutra will also be launched in Chennai on the 14th August @ 6.30pm - GRT Grand, Chennai.
For further info please contact Sutra at 03-4021 1092 / email@example.com
|August 7 - 29, 2015 Kolkata|
- Aug 7 & 8: Rhythmosaic supports DANCE BRIDGES FESTIVAL. Prasanna Saikia from Rhythmosaic presents his award winning choreography DIABOLIQUE, a psycho physical journey through self. Choreography - Prasanna Saikia, Music - Martin Lutz, Scenography- Margie Madalin, Curated and mentored by Dr. Mitul Sengupta. Further developed in Attakkalari. (FB: Dance Bridges Festival). At: Kalamandir, 7pm on both the days.
- Aug 28: Rhythmosaic Sengupta Dance Company performs at Alliance Francaise Du Bengale
featuring DIABOLIQUE by Prasanna Saikia. SCOPTOMA by Rhythmosaic Repertory Team featuring Arun Charles Ram, Priyanka Paul, Shaptarshi Ballav, Prenkha Saha.
- Aug 29: Solo Performance IF I COULD by Dr. Mitul Sengupta at Saturday Club, 8pm. Only by invitation.
|August 9, 2015 Kalady, Kerala|
Premiere of NAAGA, an adaptation of Girish Karnad's Nagamandala, designed and directed by Suveeran. Organised and sponsored by Tolins World School. Narration- Mohanlal, Music- Sreevalsan J Menon, Light- Sreekanth Cameo, Physicalisation - Samudra, Sound- Sathyajith. Actors- Mukesh O. Madhavan, Dr. Methil Devika, Sandhya Rajendran and Darshan.
At: St. George Parish Hall, Kalady
|August 15, 28 & 29, 2015 NYC|
IAAC presents ERASING BORDERS FESTIVAL OF INDIAN DANCE
- Aug 15: Outdoors Festival, at Battery Dance Company’s Downtown Dance Festival.
At Rober F Wagner Jr Park, Battery Park City, NYC, 6 – 8pm
Aug 28 & 29: Indoor Festival
- Aug 28: Schimmel Auditorium, Pace University, 7 to 9pm
- Aug 29: Inside Actor’s Studio, Pace University, 10am to 5pm
|August 16, 2015 Livermore, CA|
VARNA SANKEERNA - CONFLUENCE OF COLORS, a music and dance offering for Shiva Vishnu Temple by prominent dance schools from the Bay Area
At: Lakireddy Auditorium, Shiva Vishnu Temple, 1232 Arrowhead Ave, Livermore, 3.30pm
For more details, please contact Usha Ramaswamy at 408.421.5647, Shoba at 408.717.0808,
The Temple Front Office at 925-449-6255
|August 16, 2015 Santa Clara, CA|
TARANGINI - Kuchipudi Festival dedicated to Tarangams of Narayana Teertha, performed by senior students and teachers of Bay Area Kuchipudi schools. Also featured are performances and choreography of Kishore Mosalikanti and a short dance drama choreographed by Uma Murali with live orchestra by Bay Area musicians.
At: Mission City Center For Performing Arts, 3250, Monroe St, Santa Clara, CA, 4pm
|August 21, 2015 Chicago IL|
Natya Dance Theatre presents AVATAR - INCARNATIONS
Venue: Pritzker Park, 301 S State Street, Chicago, 5pm
|August 22, 2015 Los Angeles|
Natyasaraswathi’s national dance festival Nrithyabharathi 6th edition (Travelling Dance Festival) goes international this year. It is a tribute to India’s Independence Day through dances of India on August 22 at Los Angeles. The festival is intended in aid of aspiring dancers from India who can avail an opportunity to perform abroad. Interested artists in the field of Indian classical dances with minimum age of 18 years and dancers/gurus who are on US tour in August are welcome to apply as Solo Dancers Only until June 10, 2015 with their updated profile, photos, fresh video links.
Please inbox (saraswathi rajathesh-facebook) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Call +91 98801 62774 for further details
|August 25 & 26, 2015 New Delhi|
Utsav Educational & Cultural Society presents JAHAN SE ACCHA, a two-day festival of Indian classical dance, focusing on ‘Svatanya - The Ultimate Freedom’ which is an integral aspect of Indian philosophy. This will be depicted through various dance forms that will highlight the epitome of love and freedom – Krishna: The liberator. This festival is being organized for the 9th consecutive year to celebrate the spirit of India’s Independence
At: Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi, 6.45pm
|August 28, 2015 Berlin, Germany|
Bhakti Deshpande presents KATHAK KAHE SO KATHAK.
At: Auditorium, Indian Embassy Berlin, Tiergarten strasse 17, 10785 Berlin, 6pm
|August 28 - 30, 2015 Mumbai|
One of the most awaited dance events of the year at the NCPA is the August Dance Residency. Each year, NCPA invites a renowned dance institute from India to showcase their work in a series of performances, lec-dems and seminars. This year, we celebrate Darpana Academy of Performing Arts. The residency will have performances, film screenings, talks and workshops.
- Aug 28, 7pm, Little Theatre: LOOKING INTO DARPANA, a special film made on the life and works of the legendary Mrinalini Sarabhai and a candid in conversation with the dancer and activist Mallika Sarabhai on the present and the way forward. Free event.
- Aug 29, 7pm, Experimental theater: Mallika Sarabhai’s dance theatre production SITA’S DAUGHTERS
- Aug 30, 11am, Sea View Room: DANCE, MOVEMENT AND THEATRE WORKSHOP
Dance and theatre share a very porous relationship. Thus the increasing number of dance theatre production these days doesn’t come as a surprise. This workshop would be useful for looking at the innovative use of stylised movement in theatre and intelligent use of spoken words in dance thus applicable for students and practitioners of both the genres.
Registration Fees: Rs. 500. For registration, contact Binaifar Bhesania on 66223822 / 9869112010 or write to email@example.com
Info: (022) -22824567, 66223724
|August 30, 2015 Milpitas, CA |
NRITYA YOGA: Awakening Consciousness Through Dance & Yoga, presented by Kala Awishkar Dance School and Vasantha Yoga. Bharatnatyam exponent Dr. Swati Daithankar and Yoga instructor Vasanthi Bhat present the importance of Yogic techniques for dancers and audience.
At: Shirdi Sai Parivaar, 1221 California Circle, Milpitas, CA, 10.30am