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August 11, 2017 Becket, MA

ÉTUDES combines superior technique and the joy of dance, spanning two very different genres. It is a dynamic dance dialogue between Preeti Vasudevan, classical Bharatanatyam dancer, and Amar Ramasar, principal dancer at the New York City Ballet, which redefines classical movement idioms.
At: Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, Becket, MA, 6.15pm

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

August 14, 2017 Bangalore
Attakkalari’s Diploma in Movement Arts and Mixed Media grows bigger and more prominent every year. This year the graduation performance of the first and second year of the diploma will be held together in a grand manner. Scintillating performances in Contemporary Dance, Bharatanatyam, Kalaripayattu and a special piece in Chhau for the first time ever, choreographed by Indian and international choreographers will be performed by both first and second year students. Tickets are now available at Attakkalari office from Monday to Friday - 10 am to 5 pm and could also be purchased online through bookmyshow (for inquiry or support, please contact +91 99729 50973).
At: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 7pm

August 19, 2017 Zürich, Switzerland

D. Keshava, Anjali Keshava and Sumitra Keshava perform a feature length Bharatanatyam programme with live music
At: Seehof, Küsnacht, Zürich, 7pm

August  25 - 27, 2017 Los Angeles, CA
Karmagraphy premieres AAJA, a tale of karmic destiny, where east meets west in a Bollycirque reimagining of Alice in Wonderland. It’s a fusion of aerial and acrobatic arts with classic and modern Bollywood style dance numbers that have been influenced by Western storytelling techniques and musical stylings. An exciting new genre of performance art created by Kavita Rao of Karmagraphy Entertainment. The production follows a young woman in a surreal, dream-like Bollywood world. Drawing upon the mythical tales of ancient India, she encounters various characters such as an aerial goddess, a hypnotic serpent, an enchanting fire-eater, mysterious ballerinas and an enigmaticenchantress who change her world for the better by enabling her to experience her Karmic journey as it unfolds. The live music cues will invoke the passions of Eastern stylings as they transition between the flares of modern electronic beats and the classic,
rhythmic, complexities of Bollywood music.
At: El Portal Theater in North Hollywood, LA
Info: (559) 245-2762 /

August 25 - 27, 2017 Ukraine
CID INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS IN UKRAINE in the prestigious building of the Lviv Opera, in cooperation with the University of Lviv. CID members are invited to attend.

September 23, 2017 Oswego, IL

Natya Dance Theatre presents Mallika Sarabhai's OUT OF BOUNDS  + FINDING MY VOICE (double bill).
The lyrics for Bharatanatyam were written many hundred years ago, when humanity’s primary concern was the longing to find god or be united with the eternal One. The lyrics were primarily in Tamil and Telugu with later dancers bringing in the voices of Kabir, Meera and other medieval poets.Today some of us wish to speak of other, more current issues and thoughts, still using the sophistry of the dance style of Bharata Natyam. Finding My Voice brings to audiences thoughts on global warming, live in relationships, an atheist’s relationship with the goddess, sexual preferences and the growing intolerance in the world, all in the strictest and most complex Pandanallur Bharatanatyam vocabulary.
In Out of Bounds, Revanta Sarabhai and Pooja Purohit pose the question: what happens when you dissect Bharatanatyam to its core? The two dancers look for a new narrative, while their bodies still carry traces of the past. We see, in three chapters, a man and a woman transform the pure form of their dance to a story about relationships.
Choreography: Mallika and Revanta Sarabhai
At: Oswego East High School, 1525 Harvey Road, Oswego, IL 60543, 5pm
Tickets: $20 advance purchase, $25 day of show (
Info: / 312-212-1240

October 6 - 8, 2017 Slovenia
CID’s DANCE PEDAGOGY CONFERENCE IN SLOVENIA, in Velenje, inviting participants from all countries.

October 7, 2017 Naperville, IL

Co-presented by Natya Dance Theatre and Nrithyanjali School of Dance, Leela Samson's Spanda Dance Company brings NADI to the Chicago area. Spanda Dance is a group founded in 1995 that presents works conceived and choreographed by Leela Samson, explores group dynamics in Bharatanatyam. Spanda seeks to establish a relevant dialogue between dance, music and stage craft.From Sufi fakirs in the North to Baul singers in Bengal to Sangam poetry and classical composers in the South, an ocean of poetry has been penned inspired by the river. NADI explores the love and longing, the physical changes and the deep philosophy that the river inspired through the centuries-old voices of India’s poets. NADI includes eclectic selection of poems in different languages and musical genres from the thumris of Varanasi, to Tagore’s melodies and the Baul renderings of Bengal, to Sangam poetry, the previous centuries Dikshitar, and to modern-day Girish Karnad of the South. These pieces are tied together by Rajkumar Bharathi, who has used some traditional tunes and has re-composed others to create dialogue between music genres and between languages of the vast nation of India. NADI is a common link with elements like the river teaching man the usefulness and beauty of nature and our link to it.
At: Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College, 310 East Benton Avenue, Naperville, IL 60540, 7pm
Tickets: $20 advance purchase, $25 day of show (
Info: / 312-212-1240

November 11 & 12, 2017 San Jose, CA
Abhinaya Dance Company presents Fall Concert
At: School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, 1700 Alum Rock Avenue, San Jose