Season schedule

October 20 - November 30, 2014 USA & Canada

Ananda Shankar Jayant  and the Shankarananda Kalakshetra ensemble embark on a dance  performance tour of USA and Canada with NRITYOPAHARA, a collage of Shankarananda Kalakshetra's signature choreographies & NAVARASA - EXPRESSIONS OF LIFE, a work that uses abstraction as a way to explore human experience and emotion
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October 20 – December 31, 2014 New Delhi

Natya Vriksha presents IN THE CLICK OF A MOVEMENT, an exhibition of iconic photographs by Rakesh Sahai, which celebrate four decades of the artistry of dancer Geeta Chandran. For the past five years, Rakesh Sahai has been following the dancer on her creative journey, and the collaboration between dancer and photographer has thrown up a spectacular oeuvre of images.
At: Desmania (Sandhya Raman’s atelier), F-213 – C, Lado Sarai, New Delhi, from 10am to 7pm.
Ph: Desmania Foundation 46576170. Entry is open and free. (Sundays closed)

October 31 - November 30, 2014 Mumbai

British Council is bringing in FOLK ARCHIVE to India for the first time. Folk Archive is a vibrant, visual account of contemporary popular British culture by leading international artists Jeremy Deller and Alan Kane. Folk Archive brings together drawing, painting, film, performance, costume, decoration, political opinion and humour, and some astonishing objects from prisoners and community groups, Notting Hill Carnival troupes, protesters, pop fans, teenagers, villagers and the homeless. Treading the fine line between art and anthropology, Deller and Kane selected over 280 elements over a period of six years to form an archive which provides a snap-shot of the state of contemporary folk art in the UK. Folk Archive attempts to update the idea of folk art by collecting an array of objects besides documentation of performances and idiosyncratic events associated with Britain’s contemporary local folk culture. Folk Archive was acquired by the British Council Collection in 2007 and has since been exhibited in Belgrade, Paris, Milan and Shanghai. After Mumbai, the archive travels to Kolkata and Delhi.
At: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, Mumbai

November 1 - 21, 2014 India

The British Council’s IMPULSE 2 concludes with THE BLACK ALBUM by Avant Garde Dance, a London based company pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance. Their dynamic performances have musicality at their core and explore a myriad of styles, themes and media. Their mantra ‘Innovate Never Replicate’ is evident throughout their portfolio of work, and led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun they are committed to producing artistic work that is entertaining and challenging. The performances will be held in Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Chennai.

November 1 - 29, 2014 Delhi, Odisha, Imphal

Dance historian, scholar, author and critic Dr. Sunil Kothari's  monthly itinerary for November
NEW DELHI: 1st Nov, arrival from New York
IMPHAL: 6th till 10th Nov, Bhagyachandra Dance Festival
CUTTACK: 18th till 20th Meera Das's Odissi dance festival
NEW DELHI: 21st and 22nd Nov, Sudhyaa Dance Foundation and Kalakriti Arts Foundation in collaboration with India International Centre, is organizing EK- ANANT... the unending one, a two day festival on solo choreographies in the various classical dance forms. The morning
sessions will comprise of a series of lectures. 
BHUBANESWAR: 28th and 29th Nov, Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya Golden Jubilee
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November 2 - 25, 2014 Delhi, Varanasi
Schedule for Geeta Chandran
- 2 Nov:  Geeta Chandran's disciple R. Amritha Sruthi will be performing as part of AUDACITY, the annual fest at Ambedkar University, Delhi (AUD). Amritha is currently pursuing her masters in Performance Studies at AUD.
- 4 Nov: Geeta Chandran and her NATYA VRIKSHA DANCE COMPANY will perform at the GANGA MAHOTSAVA in Varanasi
- 14 Nov: Geeta Chandran will perform Abhinaya to Urdu poems written by Satya and sung by Jaspinder Narula at Chinmaya Mission Auditorium, Lodi Road, New Delhi, 7pm.
- 19 Nov: To pay tribute to their Guru Geeta Chandran, her two senior disciples Sharanya Chandran and R. Amrita Sruthi perform SAMYUKTA, their own choreography at Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, 7pm.
- 25 Nov: Geeta Chandran and her Natya Vriksha Dance Company will perform in New Delhi for an international conference.

November 2 - 29, 2014 Kuala Lumpur, Odisha

Schedule for Ileana Citaristi
- Nov 2 to 4, Kuala Lumpur: Ileana conducts an Odissi dance workshop KNOWING ODISSI for intermediate dance students at Temple of Fine Arts, Kula Lumpur, followed by a lec-dem on the concluding day. Contact:
-Nov 26, Bhubaneswar: Ileana Citaristi performs Chhau dance on the occasion of Golden Jubilee Celebration of Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalaya, at Rabindra Mandap
 - Nov 29, Puri: Art Vision performs Odissi group choreography on the opening day of PURI BEACH FESTIVAL at Puri, Odisha

November 2 - December 2, 2014 Kolkata, Thailand
The schedule for Rhythmosaic for November

- Nov 2: Rhythmosaic is organizing workshop by Avant Garde Dance Company UK at ICCR, Sculpture Court, 9A Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kolkata as a part of IMPULSE 2014 in association with The Park New Festival Series 2014, Prakriti Foundation, The Park Hotels, British Council.
- Nov 9: Rhythmosaic Dance Institute students perform for Indian Navy at 7pm onward organized by Opendoors.
- Nov 21 – Dec 2: Rhythmosaic - Sengupta Dance Company tour with its double bill production ‘Swan Lake – Revisited’ and ‘Buddha - The ' Why' Within’ supported by ICCR to Thailand International Dance Festival

November 6 - 18, 2014 India tour
The British Council presents THE BLACK ALBUM by Avant Garde Dance as part of Impulse 2, the season of the best of contemporary dance from the UK and Avant Garde Dance is a London-based company pushing the boundaries of hip-hop and contemporary dance. The company has a range of activities planned with dance organisations in India and young people across the country including workshops, master classes and networking events.The dynamic performances of the Avant Garde Dance Company have musicality at their core and explore a myriad of styles, themes and media. Their mantra “Innovate Never Replicate” is evident throughout their portfolio of work led by Artistic Director Tony Adigun, they are committed to producing artistic work that is entertaining and challenging.
The Black Album is a triple-bill in which three distinctly different hip hop choreographies are woven together like a concept album. In Omega (25 minutes) five dancers and five columns of light improvise and respond to experimental DJs Jazzanova. Classical Break (20 minutes) presents a humorous and cheeky partnership between breakdance and the music of Beethoven, Mozart and Prokofiev. The language of breaking and the detailed choreography accentuate the orchestral score resulting in a number of magical musical moments. Dark Matter (20 minutes) is abstract and visually captivating, and unleashes the inner darkness of eight powerful dancers. Prowling the perimeter of the stage and playing amongst the shadows, the dancers make you see the music you cannot hear.
Avant Garde Dance tour, India schedule:
• Thursday 6 November, 7pm: Tata Theatre, NCPA, Mumbai
• Monday 10 November, 7pm: The Shri Ram Centre, Delhi
• Wednesday 12 November, 7pm: Shilpakala Vedika, Hyderabad
• Friday 14 November, 7pm: Chowdiah Hall, Bangalore
• Tuesday 18 November, 7pm: Museum Theatre, Chennai
Passes are available at the British Council, 737 Anna Salai, Chennai, The Swingers, 6th
Mall, Sir Thyagaraya Road, T Nagar, Chennai and The Park, 601 Anna Salai, Chennai.
For information on invitations, workshops and venues:

November 6 & 30, Dec 16 & 17, 2014 Mumbai
NCPA presents the 4th edition of NCPA CONTEMPORARY DANCE SEASON featuring Avant Garde – London, Daksha Sheth Dance Company, Astad Deboo
- Nov 6: Avant Garde –by London-based hip hop and contemporary dance company
At: Tata Theatre, 7pm
- Nov 30: The SARI workshop - by Rta Kapur Chisti at 4pm
Sari – by Daksha Seth Dance Company, 7pm
At: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre
- Dec 16 & 17: RHYTHM DIVINE by Astad Deboo Dance Company
At: Experimental Theatre, 7pm

November 7 - 30, 2014 Aurangabad
A unique dance concert series named AURA-Aurangabad is being launched which aims to showcase the rich and diverse heritage of Aurangabad through Indian classical dance performances. Aurangabad region pulsates with many legends of Shiva, Dashavatar, Ramayan, Mahabharat, Buddha, Mahaveer in the form of sculptures and paintings in Ellora and Anjanta. Also the Daulatabad (Devagiri) Fort, Bibi-ka-Maqbara, Ghrushneshwar Temple, etc have had a rich history of arts and philosophy. A unique dance performance series catering to the cultural quest of the tourists and guests visiting the city being presented at MAHAGAMI will bring to life this wide spectrum of legends, master-pieces and monuments through the Indian classical dance forms like Kathak, Odissi, Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, ect. curated by Parwati Dutta (Director, MAHAGAMI)
Performances on 7, 8, and 9; 14, 15 and 16; 21, 22 and 23; 28, 29 and 30, from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
At: Mahatma Gandhi Mission Sangeet Academy, N-6, CIDCO, Aurangabad 431003

November 7 - 30, 2014 Aurangabad, Mumbai
Schedule for Parwati Dutta
- 7, 8, 9 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami, Aurangabad
- 9 Nov: Odissi by Parwati Dutta and disciples at Veer Savarkar Auditorium, Mumbai
- 14, 15, 16 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami
- 21, 22, 23 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami
- 28, 29, 30 Nov: Aura-Aurangabad concerts at Mahagami
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November 10 - 22, 2014 London
GFEST is a platform for LGBTQI artists, organisations and venues to promote LGBT and queer arts. GFEST 2014 events will take place in venues across London. This year's theme is LGBTQI ‘Myths & Mythology.’

November 10 - 28, 2014 Chennai, Delhi, Singapore

Schedule for Aditi Mangaldas
- Nov 10, Chennai: Aditi Mangaldas presents her solo SEEKING THE BELOVED
Venue: Sivagami Pethachi Auditorium, Chennai
- Nov 22, Delhi: Aditi Mangaldas gives a talk at Ek Anant festival
Venue: India International Centre, 10:30am
- Nov 28, Singapore: Aditi Mangaldas Dance Company – The Drishtikon Dance Foundation
presents WITHIN
Venue: Esplanade, Singapore, 8pm

November 12- 23, 2014 Mumbai

National Centre for Performing Arts presents NT Live (London) events
- A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE - Theatre screening (180 mins)
As Blanche’s fragile world crumbles, she comes face-to-face with the brutal, unforgiving Stanley Kowalski. Directed by Benedict Andrews, the cast includes Gillian Anderson, Vanessa Kirby, Ben Foster & Clare Burt.
On: 12th & 17th November, 6:30pm, 13th November, 7pm
At: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA
- SKYLIGHT - Theatre Screening (135mins)
On a bitterly cold London evening, schoolteacher Kyra Hollis receives an unexpected visit from her former lover, Tom Sergeant, a successful and charismatic widower. As the evening progresses, the two find themselves locked in a dangerous battle of opposing ideologies and mutual desires.
Written by David Hare, Directed by Stephen Daldry
Cast: Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy & Matthew Beard
On: 15th & 16th November 2014, 3pm & 7pm
- OF MICE AND MEN (Theatre Screening)
A landmark revival of the production based on John Steinbeck's classic is a powerful portrait of the American spirit and a heartbreaking testament to the bonds of friendship.
Directed by Anna D. Shapiro
Cast: James Franco, Chris O’Dowd, Leighton Meester & Jim Norton
On: 22nd & 23rd November 2014, 3pm & 7pm
At: Godrej Dance Theatre, NCPA
Info: (022) – 66223737

November 15 - 20, 2014 New Delhi
Kalakshetra Foundation presents Rukmini Devi Arundale's RAMAYANA, a six-part vintage production. Inauguration on 15th Nov, 5pm by Hon'ble Minister of Culture, Shri Shripad Yesso Naik.
- Nov 15: Sita Swayamvaram
- Nov 16: Sri Rama Vanagamanam
- Nov 17: Paduka Pattabhishekam
- Nov 18: Sabari Moksham
- Nov 19: Choodamani Pradhanam
- Nov 20: Maha Pattabhishekam
At: Sangeet Natak Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, Ferozeshah Rd, Delhi, 6pm. All are welcome.

November 16 & 30, 2014 Bangalore
- Nov 16: Indiranagar Sangeetha Sabha presents Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran in NRITYA ARADHANA
At:  Purandara Bhavana, 8th Main Road, HAL II Stage, Bangalore 560008, 6.30pm
- Nov 30: Kiran Subramanyam and Sandhya Kiran present RASIKAARPANA for the 22nd RAGASREE SAMMELANOTSAVA 2014
At: Sri Jayarama Seva Mandali, Jayanagar, Bangalore, 6.30pm

November 18 - 22, 2014 London

Rambert presents TERRA INCOGNITA by Shobana Jeyasingh with its world première at Sadler's Wells, London on 18 Nov. Shobana Jeyasingh's distinctive style combines mathematical rhythmic patterns from classical Indian dance with contemporary movement. Terra Incognita draws on urban legends and ancient cartography to look at the politics and power of journeying into the unknown. An original new score for string orchestra and electronics by Gabriel Prokofiev draws on influences ranging from Russian classical to tango to dark electronica.
At: Sadler's Wells Rosebery Avenue, London, 7.30pm

November 18 & 28, 2014 Mumbai
Schedule for Smitalay for November 2014.
- Nov 18: Traditional Odissi performance during “Dnyan-Daan” event at Buldana at 6.30pm
- Nov. 28: "Mae Ri" Bond of Motherhood for Celebrate Bandra Festival, at Carter Road Promenade, Bandra at 7pm

November 19, 2014 Mumbai
NCPA’s Umang series presents ADHY ATMA, Bharatanatyam by Divya Devaguptapu, a senior disciple of the Dhananjayans.
Admission will take place on a first-come-first-serve basis. NCPA Members will get preferential seating till 6.50pm.
At: Little Theatre, NCPA, 7pm

November 19, 2014 New Delhi

Habitat World presents SAMYUKTA, a special duet by two senior disciples of Geeta Chandran - Sharanya Chandran and R. Amrita Shruti Radhakrishnan, who have conceptualised Samyukta as a tribute in dance to their teacher and have dedicated their performance to the ongoing celebrations marking 40 Years of the dancing career of Geeta Chandran
At:  Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Centre, Lodi Road, New Delhi (Entry via Gate # 3), 7pm. Info: Natya Vriksha (011) – 26964964

November 19, 2014 Thiruvananthapuram
Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, Kutiyattam Kendra, Thiruvananthapuram, & Dept. of Museums & Zoo, Govt. of Kerala, present 63th PAITRUKA KALASAWADANA program to disseminate Kutiyattam and allied arts featuring Nangiarkoothu MADHOOKASAPAM by Archana Nandakumar & troupe, followed by Chakyarkoothu by Master Sreehari Chakyar & troupe. Program to begin with the usual brief appreciation class. All are welcome
At: Museum Auditorium, Govt Museum, Thiruvananthapuram, 6pm

November 19, 2014 London, UK
Sampad South Asian Arts and British Council India publish a brand new collection of winning entries from their international writing competition of a brand new collection of short stories, poems and reportage which form the winning entries to their major international writing competition, ‘INSPIRED BY MY MUSEUM’. The event to mark the publication of the anthology will take place at The Indian High Commission in London on 19 November when the overall UK winning entry will be announced, along with the Outstanding and Highly Commended entries. The evening will also feature guest speakers and readings by selected winners.
The competition itself was announced at last year’s Museums Association Conference in Liverpool, when the call went out inviting budding writers, aged 16 and over from around the world to record and share their personal reactions, connections or experiences inspired by a visit to a museum. Participants could respond to a museum space, architecture, design, a specific object or objects within a museum, or even a museum/exhibition curator. 480 entries were received from 32 countries around the world including Canada, Croatia, India, Ukraine and New Zealand.  Writers took their inspiration from a diverse range of museum, both large and small, including Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, BMAG (UK), the Victoria & Albert Museum, V&A (London), the Indian Museum (Kolkata), the Museum of Broken Relationships (Croatia), the Slave Trade Museum (Nigeria), the BATA Shoe Museum (Canada) and the Museum of Folk Architecture and Life (Ukraine).
The partners decided to launch Inspired by my Museum following the overwhelming success of their previous collaboration on ‘Inspired by Tagore’ which celebrated the 150th birth anniversary of influential poet/writer, Rabindranath Tagore and triggered more than 1,500 entries from 37 countries across the world.
Piali Ray, Director of Sampad South Asian Arts says, “We are delighted to have partnered with British Council India and the Museums Association UK in realising this project. The response from 32 countries across the globe highlights the phenomenal diversity of museums that have inspired some very personal and emotional reactions from the writers. We were truly impressed by the depth, imagination and range of the resulting work.”
The publication will be available to buy via  from December 2014.
Info:  0121 454 5681 (UK calls) 00 44 121 446 3268 (calls from outside UK)

November 19 & 20, 2014 London

GFEST 2014 Mythical Dance at RADA Studio:
Scintillating South Asian (Indian) dance performances, a new and vibrant way of looking at sexual and gender energies through 'an eye' of mystical and rich culture. As a part of ‘Myths & Mythology’ theme for GFEST – Gaywise FESTival 2014, British Asian dancer Kali Chandrasegaram presents the sensational 'S(He)-dom: Freedom versus He-or-She-dom'. It is a newly commissioned performance work, specially created for the festival and explores mythical gender-bender identities. / UK première Justin McCarthy, an internationally renowned established ‘Indian’ Bharatanatyam dance guru from the prestigious Shriram Bharatiya Kala Kendra will complete the double bill with his ground-breaking new dance work on myths, ‘Mohini: God Becomes Enchantress’. The piece charters the fluidity inherent in various streams of gender, sexuality, eroticism and love. / World première
At: Rada Studios, 16 Chenies Street, London, WC1E 7EX, 7.30pm (£15 / £10 concs)
In addition to the performance a panel discussion on 'Exploration of gender and sexuality through South Asian dance' will be held at Roheampton University on 19th Nov, 7pm.
Free entry but booking required

November 19 - 28, 2014 Cuttack, Chandigarh, Trivandrum
Schedule for Vyjayanthi Kashi and Prateeksha Kashi
- Nov19: Prateeksha Kashi presents a solo Kuchipudi recital at Cuttack Mahotsava
- Nov23: A Kuchipudi duet by Vyjayanthi Kashi and Prateeksha Kashi at Chandigarh
- Nov 24 to 26: Vyjayanthi Kashi assisted by Prateeksha Kashi conducts a KUCHIPUDI WORKSHOP in Chandigarh
- Nov 28: Prateeksha Kashi presents a solo  Kuchipudi recital at Trivandrum

November 20, 2014 Chennai
A book with 15 of Sahaji’s compositions, compiled by Madhavi Rajagopalan, published by Giri Trading Agencies will be released. The 11 items for the thematic dance presentation on ‘Rare dance compositions of King Sahaji of Thanjavur’ have been chosen from Tyagesa padams. Music format set by Madhavi Rajagopalan, dance visualization by Nandini Ramani. The dancers are Revathi Ramachandran, Srekala Bharath, Shobana Bhalchandra andSushama Ranganathan. Jayanti Subramaniam will do the nattuvangam.
At: Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore, 6.30pm. All are welcome.

November 20, 22 & 24, 2014 Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vadodara

- Nov 20: NCPA in association with Sahachari Foundation Events presents Sutra’s new Odissi production KRISHNA: LOVE REINVENTED.
At: Tate Theatre, Mumbai, 6.30pm
Info: (022) – 66223737
- Nov 22: Presented by Darpana at Natarani, Ahmedabad, 8.30pm
- Nov 24: Presented by Ghargarika, CC Mehta Auditorium, MSU, Vadodara, 8.30pm

November 20-28, 2014 Buenos Aires

Schedule for Janaki Rangarajan
- 22 Nov: Auditorio Piazzollo, 7pm, Centro Cultural Borges
- 23 Nov: Auditorio Piazzollo, 6pm, Centro Cultural Borges
- 20 Nov - 28 Nov: Workshops and Masterclasses

November 21, 2014 Chennai
Chitra Arvind has been selected to present her contemporary dance solo AHAM......AND OTHERS for PECDA, Chennai
At: Rukmini Arangam, Kalakshetra, Chennai, 6:30pm
Info: /

November 21, 2014 Delhi

Rekha Nadgauda (Kirti Kala Mandir Kathak Dance Institute, Nashik) and group perform for SaMaPa Sangeet Sammelan. Young students will be presenting SANKRAMAN, a rhythmic combination of the grace of Kathak and strength of percussion, choreographed by student Aditi Panse.
At: Kamani Auditorium, 8:15pm. All are welcome.

November 21 & 22, 2014 New Delhi

EK ANANT: “Revisiting the Solo” : a two day festival on solo choreographies in various classical styles, presenting performative and educative aspects of solo choreographies,  through lectures, audio- visuals and commentaries, the lives of legendary gurus: a journey into their art-bound lives and how their deep understanding of life and a formidable knowledge of dance, music and literature shaped their choreographic works, curated and presented by Priya Venkataraman and Shagun Butani. The primary aim of EK ANANT is to establish a venue and platform for solo in the capital. This festival will be held on two consecutive days and mounted in collaboration with the India International Centre and will attempt to give Delhi a much needed platform to present traditional dance at its pristine best, to exhibit artistes who are doing commendable work in exploring and presenting memorable performances, that are inherent to timeless works of art. It is sponsored by Sudhaaya Foundation & Kalakriti Foundation for the Arts.
- November 21: Morning Session 10.30am – 12.30pm
EK-ANANT… Dialogues, ‘The Substance of Solos’
Speakers: Ashok Vajpeyi, Malavika Sarukkai, Dr. Kiran Seth - Moderated by Dr. Subas Pani
Evening performances 6.30pm onwards
Shagun Butani (Odissi), Neena Prasad (Mohiniattam), A. Lakshmanaswamy (Bharatanatyam)
- November 22: Morning Session 10.30am – 12.30pm
EK-ANANT… Dialogues, ‘The Substance of Solos’
Speakers: Leela Venkataraman, Aditi Mangaldas, Sujatha Vijayaraghavan
Moderated by Dr. Sunil Kothari
Evening Performances 6.30pm onwards
Bimbavati Devi (Manipuri), Priya Venkataraman (Bharatanatyam), Prashant Shah (Kathak)
At the India International Centre, 40, Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi
Free by invitation available at Sudhaaya Dance Foundation, A 5/19, DLF City Phase 1, Gurgaon Ph: 9899085575 & IIC, 40 Max Mueller Marg, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi Ph: 24609322.

November 21, 22 & 25, 2014 Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) is delighted to bring the IFA Open House to Jabalpur, Indore and Bhopal. Tanveer Ajsi, Program Executive, Arts Research and Shubham Roy Choudhury,
Program Executive, Arts Practice will talk to you about IFA's programs under which they support various arts projects. They will also share with you IFA's work and speak about how you can apply for grants. Bring in all those questions about our work, projects and applications. And IFA will help you understand the process behind each of its grant programs.
- Jabalpur: November 21, 6.30pm
Rani Durgawati Sangrahalay, Kala Vithika
- Indore:November 22, 6pm
10-11, Y.N Road, GSITS College, Lantern Square
- Bhopal, November 25, 6pm
Gandhi Bhawan, Shamla Hills, Polytechnic Chauraha
For more details, call Tanveer at +91 98803 00118 and Shubham at +91 96634 55546

November 22, 2014 Delhi

Yamini Reddy and group perform for the 34th edition of India International Trade Fair. It will be a composition of solo and group Kuchipudi dance.
At: Shankutalam theater, Pragati Maidan, 3pm

November 22, 2014 Birmingham

National Dance Teachers Conference PEDAGOGY, PARTNERSHIP AND PRACTICE: A FUTURE FOR DANCE EDUCATION. This year’s conference will focus on delivering high quality dance practice in and beyond the curriculum. Through keynote presentations, panel discussions, workshops and seminars, the day offers a stimulating professional development opportunity to support and inspire dance teachers working at all levels. The NDTA conference program will include ideas for teaching and assessing dance in the new primary and secondary curriculum, practical sessions to support GCSE, A Level and BTEC dance examinations, the latest research in dance education, and workshops led by dance education specialists and professional artists. The conference will be completed with an inspiring performance of young people’s dance and the chance to network.
At: Birmingham Ormiston Academy, 1 Grosvenor St, Birmingham B47QD
To book, please download the booking form from NDTA website, complete and email to

November 22 - 24, 2014 Dharmasthala, Pune, Bangalore
Schedule for Nritarutya
Nov 22 - Performance at Dharmasthala
Nov 23 - Performance at NH7, Pune
Nov 24 - Performance at NH7, Bangalore
Info: /

November 23, 2014 Bangalore
RAGAM TANAM PALLAVI - a popular concept in Carnatic music, is one of the most complete aspects of Indian classical music, putting to test the talent and depth of knowledge of the performing musician. However, it is common knowledge that this is considered a huge challenge and has been rarely translated into the Bharatanatyam format. As part of the series of events organized for RASIKA’s Silver Jubilee Celebrations, BELLI HEJJE, Kiran Subramanyam choreographs and presents MURALI GANA, an adaptation of the Ragam Tanam Pallavi. With his wealth of knowledge in classical dance and music, and with his flair for rhythm, Kiran Subramanyam has taken on this challenge. The recital is being carried to completion by Rasika’s senior disciple Shivaranjani Harish. The music team comprises Carnatic vocalist Suchetan Rangaswamy providing the vocals, Lingaraju on the mridangam, Mahesh Swamy on the flute, Shubha Santhosh on the veena and Karthik Datar on the khanjira.
At: Seva Sadan, Bangalore, 6.30 pm

November 23, 2014 Mangalore
Nrityaangan presents NAVARASA. Intro by Manjula Subramanya, presentation by Radhika Shetty.
At: Canara Girls High School campus, Dongarkery, 6pm
Info: 98450 91838 /

November 23, 2014 Mississauga, ON

Sampradaya Dance Creations will be presenting the next installment of the Horizon Series, Emerging Artist Performance Series in November 2014. This presentation will feature the talents of two emerging dance artists - Sujit Vaidya, a Bharatanatyam dancer from Vancouver, BC and Mala Pisharody, a Mohiniyattam dancer based in Mississauga, ON. A talkback session will follow the performance.
At: Sampradaya Theatre, Mississauga, ON, 4pm
Tickets: $15, adults, $10, students/seniors. To purchase please call: 905-607-8434

November 24, 2014 New Delhi
Natyanova presents SHIVA-SHAKTABHYAM, co-directed by Priyadarshini Ghosh and Mohana Iyer. The balance of the universe hangs on the principle of the Ardhanarishwar: Shiva and Shakti, Masculine and Feminine, the Ying and Yang. The world is full of dualities, often extreme opposites. Yet each extreme has the other inherent in it. Harmony comes in reconciling the two to realize the non-dual centre. The concept has been described in detail through dance forms like Mohiniattam, Kathakali and Kalaripayattu and improvisations from them. The production describes the aspects of balance in the Universe; in the dynamics between the energies of Shiva and Shakti. Starting with the traditional Tandav and Lasya aspect of dance, it progresses to exploring the logic and intuition of the left and right brain with structured taal and intuitive abhinaya; the stillness – Shiva, and flow – Shakti, of energies, in both dance and Kalaripayattu, the martial art tradition.
At: Shakuntalam Theatre, Pragati Maidan IITF, New Delhi, 6pm

November 26, 2014 Ahmedabad
Dance drama I AM A WOMAN by Aum Arts Dance Academy, Ahmedabad is based on a contemporary concept. Comparison of present status of women in Indian society (i.e. like  Nirbhaya) & with mythological icons like Draupadi, Sita & Ahalya.
Concept, Poem & Choreography by Suprava Mishra
At: IIM Ahmedabad
Info:  /

November 27 - 30, 2014 Bangalore

The Art of Living presents NRITYA SADHANA, Kathak dance taught by Pt. Birju Maharajji. It is a five day residential program beginning on 27th November till 30th November (Check-in on 26th Nov and check-out on 1st Dec). Nritya Sadhana ia a holistic event which includes along with Kathak, yogasanas, breathing techniques, meditation and Ayurveda. It is going to be conducted at the Art of Living International Center, Bangalore, India in the midst of beautiful, serene and tranquil nature. All above 17 years can participate in either the Basic level or the Advance level. The latter requires a minimum of 3 years training in Kathak.
Contact: (080) - 67262637/ 8123474509 /
Prior registration is a must.

November 28, 2014 Singapore
India Foundation for the Arts (IFA) will be going back to Singapore this year, for yet another showcase of its work with an evening of DASTANGOI with IFA grantees Mahmood Farooqui and Danish Husain at The Arts House. Dastangoi has its origin in a Persian storytelling form, and is a compound of two Persian words, Dastan and goi, which mean to tell a Dastan (story). Farooqui & Husain will perform from Dastan Mehtaab Jaadu Ki - a typical episode from the Tilism-e-Hoshruba chapter of the Dastan-e-Amir Hamza. Afraasiyaab (the king of magicians) wants his aides to stay alert as Amar Ayyaar (the king of tricksters) and his disciples are up to some mischief in the tilism. The tricksters now enter the boundary of tilism governed byMehtaab Jaadu (the magician who can create the brightness of moon), a known aide of Afraasiyaab. What follows is a series of tricks. The performance will be in Hindustani with English subtitles.
At: The Arts House, 7pm

November 29 & 30, 2014 New Delhi

The Arshinagar Project (Kolkata) in association with Studio Safdar presents IF IT BE NOW - Fragments and Impressions of Hamlet, devised and performed by Arka Mukhopadhyay. The piece is based on works by Boris Pasternak, Heiner Muller, Jan Kott and others, as well as original writing and Shakespeare's play. Combining elements of structured action and improvisation, it looks not for meaning or a message, but at an utterly human Hamlet, trapped inside a prison of words, giving birth to him in the immediacy of the now, responding as much to the physical space and the presence of the watchers, as to the universe of Hamlet.
At: Studio Safdar and May Day Bookstore and Café, 2254/2A Shadi Khampur, New Ranjit Nagar, New Delhi 110008, 6.30pm

November 29-30, 2014 New Delhi
Sarvam Foundation’s PRATHA THE TRADITION is a one night residential program featuring Night Ragas and Morning Ragas along with guided processes to enable you to enjoy music with all five senses, without being time or space bound. Night Ragas will feature legendary Pakistani classicist and Sufi music singer Shafqat Ali Khan with his musicians and a special Sufi Kathak performance by Astha Dixit. Morning Ragas will feature Carnatic vocalist Sudha Raghuraman and sarangi exponent Suhail Yusuf Khan, and a special Bharatanatyam piece by Nehha Bhatnagar.
Saturday, 29th Nov afternoon to Sunday 30th Nov morning) at Zorba The Buddha, Delhi.
Info: 9871157202 /

November 30, 2014 Chennai
Bharata Kalanjali presents a talk and concert titled GOD IS MY CUSTOMER-DEMYSTIFYING THE SRINGARA PADAMS OF KSHETRAYYA. The talk will examine what a Padam is – how it differs from a keerthanai and a Javali. It will look at some of the famous composers and focus on the greatest of them Kshetrayya, and some famous singers (with audio clips). Using parallel evidence from art and sculpture, the talk will explore possible reasons on why Padams became increasingly erotic in the 17th and 18th centuries. As the lecture ends, we will hear a few padams in the T Brinda, T Mukta style. The talk is specifically for those who seek to be initiated into the metaphor and music laden world of Padams and also interested to understand the socio-political milieu in which they were created.
Specific effort will be invested in keeping the talk free of jargon and academic minutiae – those are best left for expert musicologists. This is an exploration of this genre and composer by a devoted rasika and not a comprehensive and deeply scholarly study.
- Speaker: Pradeep Chakravarthy is the author of Thanjavur – A Cultural History and  other books, and a much sought after heritage speaker. Combining music and his experience as a management consultant, he links the past to emotions and behaviors today. In addition to writing books on Thanjavur, Vahanas, lesser known temples and Kodaikanal, he writes frequently and pioneers heritage walks on temples in Madras.
- Singers: Bhargavi, a disciple of Chitravina maestro N Ravikiran, is a talented and committed performer and guru, both in vocal and Chitravina. She is also the architect of the website on Oottukkadu Venkata Kavi. Vishaal R Sapuram, a disciple of Chitravina maestro N Ravikiran is a proficient Carnatic Chitravina artiste and vocalist. He has also been teaching music from the age of ten.
Venue: Baratha Kalanjali, 6, Jeevaratnam Nagar, 1st street (Near Shanti colony-Lister Lab) , Adyar, Chennai 600020, 10am – 12pm
Contact:  24911125 /

November 30, 2014 Mumbai

The team leading the DHARAVI BIENNALE will present a critical reading of some of the projects that are part of a two-year process, leading to an exhibition in 2015, called the Alley Galli Biennale, a lighthearted name for a bighearted show involving a mixture of languages, media, places and subjects. The Alley Galli Biennale exhibition will bring together multimedia work, performances, screenings and site-specific installations, developed during workshops, each called an ‘Art Box’ that takes place in their Dharavi workspace and gallery, the Colour Box. The project blends art and science to share information on urban health and to highlight the contribution of the people of Dharavi to Mumbai’s economic and cultural life.
Projects include traditional blockprints used to create images about anxiety and depression, appliqued sarees responding to the rape of Nirbhaya, an installation of painted pots representing the spread of sexually transmitted disease, 3-D installations of pixelated photographs of occupational hazards, a series of comics and wall paintings on nutrition, accidents and gender-based violence, and a depiction of the body’s immune system made from recycled plastic waste.
The Biennale project has been organized by SNEHA (Society for Nutrition, Education and Health Action), an NGO working to improve the health of women and children in Mumbai’s informal settlements.
At the Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum, 6.30pm to 8pm. All are welcome.