October 1, 2016 Skokie, IL

Created by Natya Founder and Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan in collaboration with Eri Mefri, Artistic Director of Indonesia’s Nan Jombang Dance, THE INCOMPLETE GESTURE explores the tension of miscommunication. The centerpiece of The Incomplete Gesture is the lack of a common cultural vocabulary and our struggle to be not only welcomed, but to be understood. The production brings together rhythmic footwork and geometric, lyrical movements rooted in Bharatanatyam with contemporary dance rooted in Indonesian martial arts.
At: North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie IL 60077, 8pm
Tickets: $20-38, purchase online or via phone at (847) 673-6300 
Info: info@natya.com

October 5, 2016 Berlin, Germany
SITAR EKTARA SANGAM - an evening of classical Indian Raga and traditional Bengali  Baul music. Baul and Jhumur songs by: Papia Das Baul - Vocals, Ektara; Sebastian Dreyer -Sitar, Dotara; Ravi Srinivasan – tabla; Pavel Kaššai – Madol.
At: Indian Embassy, Tiergartenstrasse 17, 10785 Berlin, 6pm.
Info: 030-25795402

October 16, 2016 Garland, TX

Kathak Rhythms presents NRITYA ARPAN of pure Kathak nritya, nritta and natya by dancers trained for 8+ years. Live music accompaniment by leading Texas artists on tabla, vocals, harmonium and sitar.
At: Granville Arts Centre, Garland, TX 75040, 4pm
Info: 469-443-8225 / kathakrhythms@gmail.com

November 5 & 6, 2016 San Jose, CA

Abhinaya presents Fall Concert VAANARA LEELA, the extraordinary role of the monkeys in the Ramayana. The monkeys led by Hanuman work hard to fulfill Prince Rama’s mission.
At: School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose, CA  95118, November 5 @ 7pm &  November 6 @ 4pm
Info: www.abhinaya.org

November 26 & 27, 2016 Pune

Creative Movement Therapy Association of India (CMTAI) in collaboration with Artsphere & Symbiosis University (Pune) presents its 3rd Annual International conference: DANCE MOVEMENT THERAPY: APPROACHES & TECHNIQUES IN AN INDIAN PARADIGM.
Presenters & Presentations:
-Ritushree (Dance movement therapist / Psychologist, Delhi): ‘Role of body-based therapies in Post-colonial India’ and ‘Dance movement therapy with Special needs children’
-Mike Clarke / Anshuma Kshetrapal (Drama & Movement therapists, London /Delhi): ‘Text as a therapeutic tool: Unlocking personal & cultural movements through the use of written story and myth’. 
-Rashi Bijlani (Dance movement Psychotherapist, Delhi): ‘Exploring the inner child: Meaning of movement metaphors in Dance movement Psychotherapy’ and ‘Laban Movement Analysis’
 -Devika Mehta (Dance movement therapist, Mumbai): ‘Cultural consciousness in dance / movement therapy’
-Mahnoor Yar Khan (Drama Therapist, Hyderabad/Palestine):‘Lost in translation – drama therapy in a conflict zone’
-Alokananda Roy (Movement therapist/Choreographer, Kolkata): ‘Movement therapy in Prison Settings’
-Nalini Prakash (Dance movement Therapist, Washington DC): ‘Addressing feelings of Shame and guilt with a forensic population through DMT.
-Bhaktiveda Dhaul Taragi (Expressive Arts Therapist, Mumbai): ‘Expressive Arts Therapy – The power of personal creative expression’  
-Eliza Homer (Expressive Arts Therapist/Licensed counsellor, Mexico/USA): ‘Piece work – The Healing Movement of Art making’
-Talia Bendel-Rozow (Dance / Expressive Arts Therapist, Israel): ‘Recovery- oriented dance movement therapy’
-Aditi Kaul (Art & Movement Therapist / Counselling Psychologist, Delhi): ‘Expressive Arts Therapy in an urban clinical practice’
-Tripura Kashyap (Movement therapist/Dance Educator, Bangalore): ‘Introduction to Dance Movement Therapy
-Akanksha Mishra (Dance movement therapist, Delhi): ‘Body beyond boundaries: The role of culture in movement’
-Bettina Wenzel (Dance movement therapist, Germany): ‘Voice, Movement & Individuality – Theory and practice’
-Dr. Mitul Sengupta (Movement therapist / Psychologist, Kolkata): Developing ‘body attitude’ and ‘body image’ for people with disabilities.
-Syed Sallauddin Pasha (Dance-drama therapist/Choreographer, Delhi): ‘Indian Therapeutic Dance Theatre’
-Susan Bullough Khare (Visual Art therapist, Pune): ‘Visual art therapy in relation to posture, movement & sound’
-Reetu Jain (Therapeutic Movement facilitator, Delhi): ‘Lessons Learned – Therapeutic movement with adolescent girls in a government home’
-Nishtha Agarwal (Therapeutic Movement Facilitator, Delhi): ‘Creating body & spatial awareness for a visually impaired group’
-Anubha Harlalka / Pooja Wadke (Therapeutic Movement facilitator / performer, Pune) – ‘Introduction to Chakra system through belly dancing’
-Hrishikesh Pawar (Dance pedagogue /Choreographer, Pune): ‘And so I dance! Dance for Parkinsons’
-Asha Ponikiewska (Expressive Arts Therapist, Bangalore): 'Creative-therapeutic potential in the dance of Seraikella Chhau’ & other Indian dances
-Swara Patel (Dance Educator / Therapeutic movement facilitator, Mumbai): ‘Therapeutic Movement for educators & students in Educational settings’
-Sheeja Shaju (Leadership Coach / Therapeutic Movement Facilitator, Pune): ‘Responsibility – The power you own through Body and Movement’ 
-Suchitra Date (Performer / Movement Therapist, Pune): ‘Therapeutic wonders of Bharatanatyam Nritya’
-Rajyashree Ramamurthi (Dance Educator/Choreographer, Pune): ‘Approaches to Anatomy through Movement’
-Sandy Dias Andrade (Mindfulness practitioner/Psychotherapist, Pune): ‘Mindfulness and Presence for the Practitioner’
-Varun Venkit (Drum circle facilitator, Pune): ‘Therapeutic Drumming: How can drumming help me express myself?’
-Sumeet Nagdev (Choreographer/Performer, Mumbai): ‘Transition Flow – A pure dance experience’
-Hina Siddiqui (Theatre maker & Creative Entrepreneur, Pune): ‘Alternative narratives through performative work:  Lessons from drama-based work with queer individuals’
-Sam Bullough (Visual artist, Pune): ‘A Communication between Visual Art and Movement"
-Dr. Anand Godse (Psychotherapist, Pune): ‘Suryanamaskar and Vinyasa yoga: The concept of movement in yoga’
- Dr. Megha Deuskar (Psychotherapist, Pune): ‘Right brain, the unconscious and uncovering metaphorical meaning through movement’
At: Symbiosis Liberal Arts Campus, Viman Nagar, Pune
8.15am to 6.15pm on Nov 26, 9am to 5pm on Nov 27
For other queries: info@cmtai.org or call Abhay @ 095601-30670 / Preethi @ 098860-59268

November 30, 2016 New Delhi

THE BANYAN TREE - ROOTS OF TRADITION, a duet Bharatanatyam margam by Kalakshetra alumnae Neha Mondal Chakravarty from Kuala Lumpur and Aishwarya Aravind.
At: Indian Habitat Center, New Delhi, 7pm
Info: nehamon22@gmail.com

December 7 - 11, 2016 Mumbai
The 48th World Congress on Dance Research will be held in Mumbai. Organized by the Dadar-Mumbai Section of CID it will take place at the Sahara Star Hotel Mumbai Airport.

December 7 - 11, 2016 Mumbai
49th World Congress on Dance Research is on LINKING WORLDS THROUGH DANCE. The congress is open to all forms of dance: classical, ballet, modern, folk, ballroom, Oriental, tango, therapeutical, recreational, revival etc. The programme includes: scientific research reports (papers), lectures, workshops, video presentations, exhibitions, performances, informal evenings.
The Congress invites specialists in cultural studies, art historians, psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists, philosophers, theologists, medics, choreographers, dance teachers, dance therapists, dance film directors and other professionals. You can attend with or without a presentation. Hundreds of dance professionals from dozens of countries will attend.
The Congress is organized by the Dadar-Mumbai Section of the International Dance Council CID at UNESCO, the official organization for all forms of dance in all countries.
Inquiries and applications:  DadarMumbaisectionCID@gmail.com
Contacts: President of Dadar-Mumbai Section CID: Lata Surendra, +91 982321 5486
Vice-President: Surendra S. Menon, +91 982322 4909, Nandlal Rele,  +91 982002 9289
Up-to-date information: http://DadarMumbaiCID.org/