April 1, 2017 San Jose, CA
2017 Spring Concert SHIVA-SHAKTI by Abhinaya Dance Company of San Jose. 
At: School of Arts & Culture at Mexican Heritage Plaza, San Jose, 11am
Info: abdanceco@gmail.com

April 15, 2017 Los Angeles, CA
  
World Festival of Sacred Music presents dancers of grace and beauty in deeply expressive work from four classical forms - DANCE INDIA! FOUR VISIONS featuring Leela Dance Collective, Vijayalakshmi Sivaji, Rahul Acharya and Shakti Dance Company.
At: Aratani Theatre, 244 South San Pedro St., LA, CA 90012, 7pm
Little Tokyo. Downtown Los Angeles
Info: 213-680-3700 / info@festivalofsacredmusic.org

April 20-21, 2017 Liverpool, UK
SACRED PLACES: PERFORMANCES, POLITICS AND ECOLOGIES – A Multidisciplinary Perspective, Drama, Dance and Performance Studies Department Conference at Liverpool Hope University, Liverpool.
It is a two-day conference aimed at investigating the actuality of sacred places in contemporary society; their practices and performances, politics and ecologies. The overarching theoretical umbrella is the perspective of Performance Studies, which offers a prolific framework for multidisciplinary engagement and exchange.
Sacred places might refer to landscapes, operating rooms, scientific laboratories, theatrical spaces, rehearsal studios, religious architectures, museums, rooms in houses, street corners, gardens, stones, trees, the body, archives, etc. Depending on the cultural contexts, sacred places become points of arrival and departure; locations for personal and collective transformations; sites where the given confines of nature and culture are re-negotiated. In addition, sacred locations are becoming increasingly involved in issues of social and environmental justice, peace and conflict, resistance and activism, potentially having an impact on the political, economic, historical, and cultural developments of our time.
This event is part of the ongoing research project of Liverpool Hope University’s Research Cluster ‘Cartographies of Belonging’, and the first of a series of activities designed to create a web of networks that examine and redefine the terms of human agency in relation to the environment, at both a micro- and macrocosmic level. The main objective is to set up a trans-disciplinary platform from which to engage critically with the function and role that sacred places might play in intervening in the present ecological, social and ethical crisis.
Conference organised by the Research Cluster ‘Cartographies of Belonging’, in partnership with the Working Group ‘Performance, Religion and Spirituality’ (PRS) of the International Federation for Theatre Research (IFTR) and the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies.
Organising Team: Annalaura Alifuoco, Silvia Battista, Kris Darby, Simon Piasecki, Rachel Sweeney.
Info: http://www.hope.ac.uk/dramadanceandperformance/research/

April 22 & 23, 2017 Pittsburgh, PA
 
Nandanik Dance Troupe presents Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore's immortal dance drama,
SHYAMA - THE ROYAL COURTESAN. It was Tagore’s last major work for the stage. Shyama is an intricate tale of passion, guilt, love and sacrifice. It reflects his artistic and philosophical reaction to the turbulence of Pre-Independent India. Choreographed by Nandini Mandal featuring Harikishen Nair and Nandini Mandal in lead roles. Music direction by famous Rabindrasangeet singer and guru Pramita Mullick. 
April 22 at 7pm, April 23 at 4pm
Venue: Kelly Strayhorn Theater, 5941 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15206
e-mail: nandanikdt@gmail.com, nandini@nandanik.com
Website: www.nandanikdancetroupe.com

April 29, 2017 NYC

Dakshina Palli presents RAJA (King) performed by Jaan R. Freeman, disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar (both senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati). Raja is an intimate, mini program of Bharatanatyam featuring an excerpt of a rare Varnam exalting Raja Bhaskara Sethupathy
Venue: Studios 353, 353 West 48th Street 2nd floor (Between 8th and 9th, closer to 9th), Studio B (Ring buzzer on 2nd floor), 6pm - 7:30pm. Limited Seating ($20)
RSVP recommended: director@dakshinapalli.org