Season schedule

November 5 - 28, 2015 Aurangabad
The cultural tourism initiative of Mahagami Gurukul: AURA-AURANGABAD Dance series was launched for its 3rd season on 31st October. The dance series conceptualised by Parwati Dutta aims to showcase legends and legacies of Aurangabad Heritage through Indian Dance Heritage. This season, around 25 to 30 unique dance concerts will be held under AURA-AURANGABAD with local as well as artists from various parts of the country and some from other countries - each concert retelling a legend frozen in time in our monuments.  Concerts will be held every Thursday, Friday, Saturday (Nov 5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 14, 19, 20, 21, 26, 27 & 28) at Mahagami from 7.30pm. Tickets can be collected from local travel and tourism centers, from Mahagami and can also be obtained online through

November 6 - 29, 2015 Dehradun, Odisha, Mumbai, Hyderabad
Schedule for Ileana Citaristi and Art Vision.
- 6th Nov, Dehradun: Ileana Citaristi presents Odissi and Chhau dance recital at the Virasat Festival, organized by REACH at Ambedkar Stadium, 8pm
-15th Nov, Khorda: Art Vision presents group Odissi items choreographed by Ileana Citaristi at the Khorda Jilla Lokutsav, Khorda, Odisha
- 19th Nov, Bhubaneswar: Ileana Citaristi presents Odissi dance recital for Association of Schools for Indian School Certificate (ASISC) annual meet at KIIT Auditorium,  7pm
- 27th Nov, Mumbai: Ileana Citaristi gives a talk on “My journey, a tale of two births” for Mumbai Local organized by Junoon at Somaiya Center for Lifelong Learning, Fort, 5.30pm
- 29th Nov, Hyderabad: Ileana Citaristi gives an Odissi dance workshop at Our Sacred Space premises, 10am and Odissi recital at Shilparamam, 7pm organized by ICCR and Our Sacred Space, Hyderabad

November 23 - 29, 2015 New Delhi
IGNCA organizes Second International Conference on Ramlila titled EPIC PROCESSES:  MOBILITY, PATRONAGE AND AESTHETICS 2015
Concept    ;   Schedule   ;   Performances
Venue: IGNCA Conference Hall, Auditorium, Twin Art Galleries, Amphitheatre and Lawns, New Delhi
Contact: (011) – 23388016 / 8062

November 24 - 26, 2015 Chennai
Srinidi Cultural Trust in association with Brahma Gana Sabha presents its 10th Year Arts Festival dedicated to late Guru Udupi Laxminarayan.
-24th Nov: Inauguration, 6:45pm by Nandini Ramani and Nalli Kuppuswamy Chettiar
7:15pm: Bharatanatyam by The Dhananjayans with their Bharatakalanjali group
-25th Nov, 6:45pm: Bharatanatyam by A. Lakshmanaswamy
-26th Nov, 6:45pm: Bharatanatyam by Prof C.V. Chandrashekhar
Venue: Sivagami Petachi Hall, Mylapore, Chennai

November 26 & 27, 2015 Bangalore

QUANTUM is an innovative dance performance by Gilles Jobin, a choreographer of international acclaim, and German visual artist Julius von Bismarck. Gilles Jobin developed this choreography after his residency at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) – the world’s largest particle physics laboratory. It is based on the concept of kinetic movement in particle physics. QUANTUM takes the quark as muse, fusing choreography and installation art into an ode to subatomic randomness. It is a stunning example of the kind of mutual inspiration that can happen when artists and scientists work alongside one another.
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Malleswaram, Bengaluru 560003, 7pm
Passes can be collected at Attakkalari Center for Movement Arts, Wilson Garden.
Info: / (080) - 22123684, 41467690

November 27, 2015 New Delhi

India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) in collaboration with Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA) presents a screening of WALL STORIES (40 min, Hindi with English subtitles) by  Shashwati Talukdar.
Wall Stories is about how a dispossessed saint, a newly minted gentry and generations of painters created a syncretic culture in the Western Himalayas. Inventive, witty and playful, the film subverts the usual narratives about society and history in a valley that was on the edge of the Mughal and British Empires. The film is a pictorial journey through the Garhwal region in the Western Himalayas. Centered on Dehradun between the rivers Ganga and Yamuna, it tells the fascinating story of the history and culture of its people through mural paintings found in the area, and the daily life that is lived around them. Going from a portrait of Noor Jehan dressed as a Pahari lady, to depictions of the 'Indar Sabha' the first Urdu full length play, and one of the richest repositories of illustrations of the Janmsakhi (the life of Guru Nanak), these paintings from the end of the 17th to the 19th century defy the boundaries of low art and high art, religion and received history. Wall Stories uses imaginary conversations, treats the subject of the paintings as living subjects and plays with its thematic matter to explore the space and meaning created in the everyday lives of the people who encounter these paintings.
Shashwati Talukdar has an MFA in Film and Video Arts from Temple University, Philadelphia, and an MA in Mass Communications from Jamia Millia Islamia.
At: the Foundation for Indian Contemporary Art (FICA), Reading Room, D-42, Defence Colony, New Delhi, 5.30pm
For details, write to Tanveer Ajsi at

November 28, 2015 Allahabad
Geeta Chandran to deliver ANANDA COOMARASWAMY LECTURE on Dance of Shiva.
At: the Open Air Theatre, Allahabad Museum, 6pm

November 28, 2015 Sydney, Australia

Mayura Academy in collaboration with JET Australia Foundation (JET) is presenting a Kuchipudi extravaganza performed by nearly 50 aspiring young dancers trained by Venkata Ramana of the academy as a fundraiser for Netravidyalaya (School for the visually challenged) and projects of JET,
At: Sydney Bahai Centre, 107 Derby Street, Silverwater, NSW 2128, Australia, 6pm

November 28, 2015 Singapore

Esplanade’s Kalaa Utsavam - Indian Festival of Arts features VISWA PRANA: THE COSMIC BREATH featuring Rama Vaidyanathan and Ajith Bhaskaran Dass. Viswa Prana is an exercise in harnessing the prana within each and every one of you. This Bharatanatyam performance explores Man’s relationship with nature and the life force that flows through us in our interactions with the world. Conceptualised and choreographed by Rama Vaidyanathan, co-choreographed by Ajith Bhaskaran Dass, with original music scored by Sudha Raghuraman. Artistic direction by Gowri Ramnarayan.
At: Esplanade Theatre, 8pm

November 28, 2015 Bangalore

Divya Ravi and an ensemble of musicians of Bangalore present solo Bharatanatyam feature
titled MANJARI - MYSTIQUE FRAGRANCES. Concept and Script - Divya Ravi & Sharan Subramanian, Original Music Score and Lyrics - DS Srivathsa, Rythmic Compositions - Srihari Rangaswamy, Choreography - Divya Ravi
At: Seva Sadan, Malleshwaram, Bangalore, 6pm

November 28, 2015 Paris, France

As part of the 40th anniversary of Mandapa, there will be a Mohiniattam performance by Brigitte Chataignier.
At: Mandapa Centre. 6, Rue Wurtz, 75013 Paris, 8pm
Info: 45899900

November 28, 2015 Palo Alto, CA

Bharatanatyam recital by talented youth dancers Abirami Murugappan, Kiran Umesh, Diksha Venkatesh and Srividvatha Sridhar (Disciples of Nirupama Vaidhyanatham, Deepa Mahadevan, Vishal Ramani and Dr. Rathna Kumar) 
At: Cubberly Theater, 4000 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA 94043, 4pm. All are welcome.

November 28 - December 5, 2015 Chennai

The India Foundation for the Arts and the Alliance Francaise of Madras present CONDITIONS OF CARRIAGE by Preethi Athreya with Aditi Bheda, Chandiran.R, Dipna Daryanani, Jackson Benedict, Madhusree Basu, Prabu Mani, Pravin Kannanur, Ramya Shanmugam and Sekher Narayanan.
In the space of a square pit, a group of people negotiate the force of gravity within their bodies. They stand side-by-side, pushing away from the ground, reaching for a space and time that is suspended. The cavity of the pit resonates with the impact of bodies hurtling in and springing out. Connected to each other by time, they run in spirals, becoming orbits of themselves and of each other. Within the confines of the pit, energy accelerates and individualities surface, pitting one against the other. Moving, dodging, standing, breathing, counting, they are drawn together once again, in a collective spiral. Time becomes a marker, gradually dissolving the vertical axis as bodies give in to the pull of the earth.
Concept/Choreography: Preethi Athreya
Training Assistance: Prabhakaran (Chennai Boxing Federation), Prabu Mani (Chennai Parkour Association)
Scenography: Hans Kaushik, Lighting: Pravin Kannnanur, Bhaskar
Music: Paul Jacob, Videography: Vijay Boothalingam
Design: Arumugavel
Co-Production: India Foundation for the Arts, Alliance Francaise of Madras, SPACES.
- Nov 28, 11am: SPACES, 1 Elliots Beach Road, Besant Nagar, Chennai 600090
- Dec 1, 7pm: YMCA College of Physical Education, Nandanam, Chennai 600035
- Dec 4 & 5, 7pm: Alliance Francaise of Madras, Ch 600034
All are welcome

November 29, 2015 Mumbai
Kalalaya celebrates its 20TH ANNUAL DANCE FESTIVAL featuring the traditional form of Bharatanatyam. There will be a special performance by actor & dancer Vijaya Bhanu from USA
Venue: SPJMR Auditorium, Bhavans Campus, Andheri West, Mumbai, 6 – 8pm. All are welcome. 
Info: 9870060522 /