May 6, 2017 Palo Alto
Rasika Kumar presents a Bharatanatyam solo SHAKTI UNVEILED - RECLAIMING THE GODDESS with live music. This show presents issues that plague women today including negative body image, assault victim shaming, and eve teasing while drawing from the energies of Kali and other Mahavidya goddesses to propel us towards a better, more equal future.
Concept & Choreography: Rasika Kumar, nattuvangam & direction: Malavika Kumar Walia
Vocal, music composition: Sindhu Natarajan, mridangam: Aditya Ganesh, flute: Ashwin Krishnakumar, violin: Vikram Ragukumar  
At: Cubberley Theater, Palo Alto, 3:30pm
General Admission: $20 / Student/Senior: $15.00
Info: (408) 871-5959 /

May 6, 2017 Aliso Viejo, CA
Schedule for Ramya Harishankar
16th Annual International Day, Soka University, Aliso Viejo, CA

May 6, 2017 Mississauga, Canada
Sampradaya Dance Creations presents AALAAP performed by Usha Gupta Dance Entourage from Edmonton, Alberta under its signature performance series - the Kalangan Series. Choreographed by the legendary Kathak dance pioneer, Kumudini Lakhia , this work will be performed by 5 dancers in the Kathak tradition including : Sudeshna Maulik, Sanjukta Sinha, Anuj Mishra, Marla Palakkamanil  and Riya Alika Mittal
Venue: Sampradaya Theatre, 4-3250 Ridgeway Drive, Mississauga, 7.30pm
Tickets:  $25 for adults, $10 for students, seniors, arts workers
To Purchase: 905-607-8434
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May 10 - 30, 2017 Irinjalakuda, Kerala

Natana Kairali organizes NAVARASA SADHANA workshop by Guru G. Venu, for actors and dancers.
For further details, contact: Manager, Natana Kairali, Ammanur Chakyar Madhom, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur Dist, Kerala 680121
Info: +91 98464 52933 /

May 16-20, 22 - 26, 2017 Calicut, Nelambur
Schedule for Deepa Narayanan, Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation, Bangalore.
May 16-20- Kuchipudi & Andhra Natyam workshop, Calicut by Deepa Narayanan & Kala Krishna for Swathi Thirunal Kalakendram
May 22-26- Kuchipudi workshop, Nelambur
Info: /+919845315272

May 21, 2017 Los Altos Hills, CA

Tarangini School pf Kathak Dance celebrates its 25th anniversary with VARNACITRITA  and CHAHAT. Varnacitrita, meaning "painted with colors," is the first half of the production and showcases more than 200 of Tarangini’s students in Kathak pieces choreographed to highlight different colors. The second half of the show is a collaborative work titled Chahat, the eternal longing of the nayika for her beloved. It features the dancers accompanied by a soprano singer from Germany. Chahat incorporates several Ghazals, thumri, and a Khayal ang rendition. The songs are intertwined with Italian opera lyrics that mirror the meaning of the Hindi songs. Stage lighting is by a reputed light designer from Kolkata.
Venue: Smithwick Theater, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022, 4pm
Info: Shakalpi Pendurkar: 408-348-8276, Shweta Kotwal: 408-431-6588, Sunita Verma: 510-396-2919 /

May 25 - June 1, 2017 Tuscany, Italy
Summer starts from Arts Oasis! International Residency for Performers
Arts Oasis residency means: International epicentre for meeting like-minded artists; New discoveries and creative inspiration; Safe environment for creative adventures and exploring new ideas; Platform for exchange and network, potential future artistic collaborations and firm creative partnerships.
Arts Oasis program is recommended to performers interested in learning about ensemble building, structuring the rehearsal process, refreshing creative energies and networking with practitioners from different countries establish future creative partnerships with like-minded people.
Monastero Santa Croce - Tuscany, Italy
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May 26, 2017 San Francisco, CA
Abhinaya dancers present SANCHAARI - Elaboration, at the San Francisco International Arts Festival.
At: Cowell Theater, San Francisco, 8pm
General Admission: $25, Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
Info: (408) 871-5959 /

May 28, 2017 Kerala
Nominations invited before April 28 for Kalasagar Award 2017.
Nomination form
Kalasagar will be celebrating the 93rd birth anniversary of its founder, Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, on May 28. As part of the 93rd birth anniversary of chenda maestro Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, Kalasagar will be honoring the 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 & Kombu. The awardees will be selected through nominations received from the art lovers. The minimum criteria for nomination is - the
artistes should be between the ages of 40 and 70, should be well known performer/guru and a permanent resident within the state of Kerala. Nominations with complete details of the artists should be sent to The Secretary, Kalasagar, Kavalappara, Shoranur, Palakkad, Kerala on or before April 28. Kalasagar has been celebrating his birth anniversary as ’Oru Piranlnte  Ormakay’ on May 28 which has now become a part of the cultural calendar of Kerala

August 13 - 15, 2017 NYC
IAAC presents ERASING BORDERS FESTIVAL OF INDIAN DANCE in collaboration with Battery Dance Festival & Pace University
At: Schimmel Auditorium & Wagner Park, NYC