May 1 - 30, 2016 California
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar
- May 1 @ 1pm: International May Day Festival, Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
- May 7 @ 2.46pm: 15th Annual International Festival, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA
- May 26: Bowers Museum, Santa Ana, CA
- May 29 @ 4pm: Dance beyond Arangetram – Preethi Selvan & Nikeeta Shah in concert,
Campus Theatre, Fullerton, CA
For tickets
- May 30 @ 4pm: Arangetram – Swathi Balaji, Godinez High School, Santa Ana, CA

May 6 - 28, 2016 Mt Abu, Kerala, Melattur

Schedule for Kavya Kasinathan, disciple of Mithun Shyam.
-6th & 7th May: Prajapita Brahma Kumaris Ishwariya Vishwa Vidyalaya, Mount Abu.
-15th May: 6 - 6.30pm at Noopuradhwani Nritholsav 2016, Nagarasabha Samskarika Kendram, Thiruvananthapuram.
-28th May: 8.30 - 9.30pm at Bhagavata Mela Nataka Mahotsav, Melattur, Thanjavur Dist.

May 12 - 31, 2016 UK

Itinerary of dance historian, scholar, author and critic Dr Sunil Kothari for May 2016
May 12: Illustrated talk on contribution of legendary dancers Uday Shankar, Ram Gopal,  Mrinalini Sarabhai with screenings of excerpts of their choreographies at The Nehru Centre, 6.30pm
May 17: Preview of Navadisha 2016 conference,  The Nehru Centre, 6.30pm
May 20-22: International conference on dance: Navadisha 2016 from 10am till 6pm followed by performances at Mac centre
May 26: Illustrated talk on Sattriya Dances of Assam with screening of excerpts from film Mists of Majuli at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 11am (to be confirmed)
May 31: Preview and reception: Paintings of late painter Bhupen Khakhar, Tate Modern Gallery

May 19 & 29, 2016 UK

Manasamitra resurrects ancient Indian mythology with a fusion of contemporary music and dance. Choreographer Sonia Sabri, working in contemporary Kathak, brings together four regional dancers with contemporary and Indian dance backgrounds to create RUDRA. A powerful force in the shape of Shiva that destroys evil and restores balance, this performance echoes the cycle of peace, disturbance, love and lament.
Dancers: Nikki Bakolis, Lucy Haighton, Alys North and Jyoti Uniyal
Music Composition: Shri Shriram
- May 19: Settle Victoria Hall, Kirkgate, Settle, Yorkshire BD24 9DZ, 8pm
- May 29:  Northorpe Hall, 53 Northorpe Ln, Mirfield WF14 0QL, 6pm

May 27, 28, 29, 2016 London
ACROSS, NOT OVER performed by Vikram Iyengar and choreographed by Preethi Athreya
Venue: South Bank Centre. London as part of Alchemy 2016

May 27-29, 2016 New Delhi

QUEEN-SIZE choreographed by Mandeep Raikhy is a choreographic exploration that takes the form of a detailed study of the intimacy between two men. Played out on a charpoy, the duet examines the nuts and bolts – carnal, mechanical and emotional – of a close encounter between two male bodies. In deliberately making this encounter visible, Queen-size poses questions around spectatorship, privacy and dissent.
Performers and Collaborators: Lalit Khatana & Parinay Mehra
Sound Designer: Yasuhiro Morinaga, Light Designer: Jonathan O'Hear
Photography: Desmond Roberts
The production of the work has been supported by Pro Helvetia- Swiss Arts Council, Japan Foundation, Nishit Saran Foundation & Gujral Foundation.
Venue: 24 Jor Bagh, Lodhi Road, New Delhi, 7.15pm & 8.45pm
Free Entry (By Registration Only)
To register, email Paushali Dutta on or call 9971406113 with your show preference
IMPORTANT NOTE: This performance is suitable for 18 years and above only

May 27 - 29, 2016 Alberta, Canada
Sanskriti - Temple of Fine Arts, Edmonton, presents its 1st annual feature GNANA SHALA, a 3 day conference for Bharatanatyam in Alberta.
The annual BN conference JWALA is on May 28
Venue: Myer Horowitz Theater, University of Alberta Campus, 4pm onwards
Contact: Naren Ganesan - 780-243-0050 / Shivangi Nagarajan - 780-993-9792

May 28, 2016 Chennai

Sinni Krishnamayuri presents a Bharatanatyam program concentrating on Bharatakalanjali repertoire.
At: Varasiddhi Vinayagar temple, Besant Nagar, 7pm

May 28, 2016 Shornur, Kerala

Kalasagar, the organisation founded by Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, a chenda maestro and an informed critic of Kathakali, marks his 92nd birth anniversary with awards for those who have excelled in Kathakali and other classical performing art forms. Kalasagar is giving awards to artistes in the field of Kathakali: vesham, music, chenda, maddalam and chuttty as well as Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, Ottenthullal, Chakyarkoothu, Koodiyattam, Thayambaka and Panchavadyam:- thimila, maddalam, edakka, thalam and kombu. Awardees have been selected through nominations received from art lovers. KALASAGAR AWARD 2016 will be presented during ORU PIRANALINTE ORMAKAYI (remembrance of a birthday). The highlight of the event will be MELAPPADAM, a new creation of Dr. Sadanam Harikumar followed by Kathakali plays BHEESHMA PRATIGNYA written by Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval and presented by Rajan Poduval with the support of Kalamandalam Balasubramanian, Peesappilly Rajeev, Kottakkal Devadas and Sadanam Krishnadas followed by PRAHLADA CHARITHAM in which Kalamandalam Ramachandranunnithan will be doing the role of NARASIMHAM.
At: Kerala Kalamandalam’s koothambalam, 5.30pm

May 30 - June 5, 2016 New Delhi

Kathak Ke Vilakshan Guru - a series of monthly Baithaks (sit-down conversations) are organized by the Saraswati Foundation for Education, Art & Culture, (Saraswati Music College), New Delhi, with the intention to bring forth the efforts of Guru Munna Shukla and his contribution to Kathak. In this month’s Baithak on the topic of ‘Rasa-Bhava’  we will have the rare opportunity of witnessing the tradition of ‘Maukhik Vidya’ or oral education in which Guru Munna Shukla will conduct a live class with his students. This Baithak is especially insightful for students looking to understand the deeper and subtler aspects of the dance form.
Venue: Artsastra Gallery, A1/226, Safdarjung Enclave, Saraswati Music College, 5pm to 7pm
For details please contact Ruchi Saini at +91-9811344061.

May 31, 2016 Chennai
Alliance Française of Madras presents LA FORÊT ÉBOURIFFÉE (a dance performance)
Based on the book La forêt de Racine by Mélusine Thiry
Racine is not like other little boys, no one has noticed that a forest has grown inside his head. Fleeing from a hostile grandmother and traumatic daily life, he runs into it to take refuge. It is in this encroaching forest, which changes with his emotions, that the little boy sets off on the most surprising adventures, gradually tracing a path that leads him back to himself. The Ben Aïm brothers interweave their creative ideas with the unique imagination of the author, illustrator and videographer Mélusine Thiry. The scenography and video projections take the audience on a poetic journey between virtual images and bodies in motion, immersing them into the world that is as moving as it is extraordinary.
Venue: Sir Mutha Venkatasubba Rao Concert Hall, 7pm
Entry free. Free passes available at the reception of AFM &

June 1, 2016 London

Anwesa Mahanta presents LIVING THE PAST, DANCING IN THE PRESENT in Sattriya style.
At: Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley Street, W1k 1HF London, 6.30pm

June 4, 2016 Kolkata

Sapphire premieres EKONAMA-THE BEGINNING AT THE END. Ekonama is a critique of the rapid depletion of natural resources and the impending loom of a deadly end to our beautiful world as we know it. The piece traces the story of communities uniting to create a movement to bring change with still a hope for the future.
Concept & Choreography: Sudarshan Chakravorty, Guest Choreographer: Dr Selcuk Goldere (Turkey)
Dancers: Sapphire and Chhau dancers from Purulia
Music: Philip Tan (Singapore) & Debasish Sinha (Canada), Scenography: Swarup Dutta
At: Kala Mandir, 7pm

June 4 & 16, 2016 Bangalore & Delhi

- June 4: Dr.Padmaja Suresh, as part of the 100 plus dancers in Kalaarnava Festival, Dayananda College auditorium, Bangalore, 4pm onwards
- July 16: Yantra, Mantra, Tantra and Natya - Talk and performance at National Seminar on Brahmavidya Srividya, Jagannath Temple, Delhi, 5pm

June 4 - 24, 2016 Mumbai
Schedule of Smitalay & Jhelum Paranjape for June 2016
-4th June: Odissi dance performance for Banyan Tree, Mumbai
-5th June: Odissi dance solo performance by Jhelum Paranjape during Swaramyee’s “Sahasra – Chandra Swara-Nritya-Prabha” Music & Dance Festival set to the bandishes of Dr. Prabha Atre at Ravindra Natya Mandir, Mumbai at 10am.
- 11th June: FARM TO JUNGLE dance performance during the program “Tender Roots” for The Banyan Tree at St. Andrew’s Auditorium, Bandra, Mumbai at 10am.
-24th June: Students of Smitalay will perform traditional Odissi dance from 7pm onwards at Smitalay, Sane Guruji Arogya Mandir, Santacruz West, Mumbai on SANJUNANI DAY in memory of Sanjukta Panigrahi.
Info: /

June 5, 2016 Tustin, California

Dance beyond Arangetram - Kanthi Athreya & Visalini Sundaram, disciples of Ramya Harishankar, in LAASYA.  
At: Chinmaya Mission Rameswaram, 14451, Franklin Avenue, Tustin, CA 92780, 6pm

June 5 & 14, 2016 Munich & Paris
Schedule for Navia Natarajan
June 5 - Workshop at Munich, Germany
June14, 8pm - Performance at Centre Mandapa, Paris

June 10, 2016 Paris, France

UTT Butoh dance by Ariadone Company - Carlotta Ikeda
Choreography: Ko Murobushi & Carlotta Ikeda, dancer: Mai Ishiwata, original music: Osamu Goto
Utt is an emblematic work, created in the 80s by late artistic director Carlotta Ikeda. Before leaving the stage, the choreographer and unforgettable interpreter, has written a new version of this piece for dancer Mai Ishiwata. Utt is a recreation influenced by the contemporary world developments that are not lost nothing of its strength and sensitivity. "Utt is a journey, the itinerary of a woman's life to death, or perhaps from death to birth. Utt is a cry, an onomatopoeia, as if receiving a brutal blow in the stomach" (Carlotta Ikeda). The performance will be followed by a screening of Anna Kendall CARLOTTA IKEDA, OF ALL SKIN DANCER 1984-31 mins
At: Auditorium Guimet, 6, 75116 Jena Place Paris, 8.30pm
Info, reservations: 01 40 73 88 18 /

June 10 - 29, 2016 Kolkata
The schedule for Ranan in June 2016.
- June 10, Kolkata: TAK DHIN DHINA DHINTA and BIHANGO - Annual presentation by the students of Brindar - Ranan's Kathak teaching wing
Venue: Birla Academy, 7pm
- June 18, Kolkata: VAICHITRA (excerpts from Ranan's acclaimed dance productions ) performed by Vikram Iyengar, Debashree Bhattacharya, Sohini Debnath, Samila Bhattacharya and Rhea Dawn.
Venue: Calcutta Club, 7pm
Organised by Calcutta Club and Century Ply in association with Open Doors.
- June 29, Kolkata: Excerpts from TEN (a Ranan production), four performances through music, dance, movement, text and design. Performed by Amlan Choudhuri, Jayoti Chakroborty, Rhea Dawn,;Dana Roy, Debosmita Roy Choudhury, Indudipa Sinha and Anindita Satra.
Venue: Padatik, 7pm
Info: /

June 11, 2016 NYC

Jiva Performing Arts presents VIDYANJALI 2016, the annual offering of dance featuring its students accompanied by a live Carnatic orchestra - Sonali Skandan on nattuvangam, Vignesh Ravichandran on vocals, Bala Skandan on mridangam, Aparna Sundar on violin. 
At: JKO Theatre, 120 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036, 5pm
Tickets: $22 Adults /$16 Children under 16 and Seniors
To purchase tickets, please visit
For info: /

June 13 - 15, 2016 Kolkata
Rhythmosaic is organizing WORKSHOP ON JAZZ DANCE from 13th- 15th June, by Jazz Dance maestro Mr. Mohamed Drissi from France, Hong Kong. From 5pm - 6.30 pm
Registration open from 1st May. Open to all.
For your seat contact: 9831069211

June 15 & 16, 2016 Romania
Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas
June 15, Sibiu, Romania: Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents WITHIN at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival
Venue: Union Hall, Sibiu
June 16, Sibiu, Romania: Drishtikon Dance Foundation presents TIMELESS at the Sibiu International Theatre Festival
Venue: Union Hall, Sibiu
Info: /

June 17 & 29, 2016 Prague & London

- June 17: Lecture and Demonstration on Natyasastra by Bala Devi Chandrashekar
Venue: The Embassy of India, Prague, Czech Republic, at 5.30pm
- June 29: Lecture and Demonstration on Abhinaya by Bala Devi Chandrashekar
At: Nehru Center, 8 South Audley Street, London, W1K 1HF, 6.30pm
More details: /

June 18, 2016 Bangalore

Natya STEM Dance Kampni presents Mantapa Prabhakara Upadhyay in Ekavyakti Yakshagana
as part of the KAMPNI KUTCHERI series. Kampni Kutcheri is an initiative to bring back solo chamber concerts which provides an intimate space for audiences to watch performances and also to get an insight into the performers’ artistic journey and process of creation.
Venue: Natya STEM Studio, #37, Bhoomika, 17th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore 5600055, 6.30pm. Limited seating available
Ph: (080) – 23348645 /

June 18 & 19, 2016 London, UK
Upahaar School of Dance presents an international festival of classical dance featuring Kuchipudi, Kathak, Bharatanatyam , Mohiniattam and Odissi.
- June 18: Kuchipudi by Kopal Vedam, Kathak by Sonia Sabri’s Kathaakaars, Bharatanatyam by Divya Shiva Sundar
- June 19: Mohiniattam by Upahaar School of Dance, Bharatanatyam by by Upahaar School of Dance, Odissi by Arushi Mudgal
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 4a Castletown Road, London W14 9HE, 5pm

June 19, 2016 Hyderabad

Utsav Music in association with Dept of Language & Culture, Govt of Telangana celebrates World Music Day with SUFI ISHQ featuring Kathak by Astha Dixit, with Vidhi Sharma on vocal, Ahsan Ali on sarangi, Aman Ali on tabla and Fateh Ali on sitar.
At: Ravindra Bharati, 6.30pm

June 19, 2016 Brussels, Belgium
The Bharatanatyam guru from Brussels, Eric Rozen, invites you for an hour of Bharatanatyam performance NATYA MALA. The students of his Nada Brahma school will perform pieces choreographed by Bangalore-based Nirupama Rajendra and Swiss-based Monica Kunz, the gurus of Eric Rozen.
Entrance to the performance is free of charge but you will need an invitation.
At: the Palais du Midi, Rue Roger Van Der Weyden 25, 1000 Bruxelles, 5pm
Info: 0475/24.38.65 /

June 24 - July 28, 2016 Australia

Inspired by the forces of nature, CHI UDAKA is a meeting of the deep earthiness of taiko drumming, represented as Chi-Earth, and the flowing sensuality of dance, represented as Udaka-Water. At turns delicate and dramatic, Chi Udaka connects the dynamism of Taikoz’s taiko, the melodic beauty of Riley Lee’s shakuhachi, the sinuous strains of John Napier’s cello, the mellifluous virtuosity of Aruna Parthiban’s classical Indian vocals, and the evocative soundscapes of John Cleworth’s electronica with Lingalayam’s blend of Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dance forms choreographed by Anandavalli.
- June 24, 8pm: Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Paramatta, NSW 2150
- June 25, 3pm: Parramatta Riverside Theatres, Corner Church and Market Streets, Paramatta, NSW 2150
- June 30, 8pm: Her Majesty's Theatre, 58 Grote St, Adelaide, SA 5000
- July 7, 8pm: Sir Robert Helpmann Theatre, 10 Watson Terrace, Mount Gambier, SA 5290
- July 12, 7pm: Palais Theatre, Lower Esplanade, St Kilda, Vic 3182
- July 14, 8pm: Canberra Theatre Centre, London Cct., Civic Square, Canberra, ACT 2608
-  July 21, 12:30pm & 8pm: NIDA Parade Theatre, 215 Anzac Parade, Kensington, NSW 2033
- July 22, 7:30pm: Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, 105 William St, Bathurst, NSW 2795
- July 26, 7:30pm: Capitol Theatre, Level 1, Centrepoint Tamworth, Peel Street, Tamworth, NSW 2340
- July 28, 12:30pm & 8pm: Glasshouse, 32/40 Clarence St, Port Macquarie, NSW 2444

June 25, 2016 NYC

Rachana Sarang Academy of Performing Arts and Guru Rachna Sarang present a dance and music festival in tribute to her younger sister Madhurita Sarang on her 10th anniversary.  Madhurita was a great Kathak performing artist and guru who lived in Mumbai. She is remembered for her brilliant choreographies and teachings which continue to inspire many artists in the field of Kathak dance. Pt Birju Maharaj and his troupe perform at the festival. Students of Rachna Sarang will give their tribute to Madhurita Sarang.
At: Miller Theatre, Columbia University, 7pm
Contact Barkha Patel: 516-726-0483 /