March 24, 2017 London
Akademi presents MARGAM by Sooraj Subramaniam
Venue: 1, Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Road, London, E1 6LA, 7:30pm

March 25, 2017 Little Rock, Arkansas

Academy of Holistic Arts presents BHARATANATYAM ~ FOR NEW AUDIENCES by Jaan R Freeman (Disciple of Nandini Ramani & Priyamvada Sankar, senior disciples of T. Balasaraswati). It has toured the United States for 9 seasons building and introducing this art to the average “Joe.” The program will feature items of the Bharatanatyam repertoire with an interactive dialogue with the audience throughout the program.
Venue: Academy of Holistic Arts, 1301 Scott Street, Little Rock, Arkansas, 6pm to 7.30pm
Advance Admission/Seniors: $18, At Door: $23

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 /

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.