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March 5 - 7, 2021
 
Shaktiyogashrama & Mandakini Trivedi present RADHA MADHAV, MADHAV RADHA – dou bhaye ik rang (Festival on the Geeta Govinda), curated by Mandakini Tridevi
- Friday, 5th March 2021
SYMBOLISM & PHILOSOPHY OF THE GEETA GOVINDA
* Invocation & Keynote Address by Mandakini Trivedi
* Shradhanjali to Dr.Kapila Vatsyayan, The foremost authority on the Geeta Govinda - by Dr.Urmila Sharma
*Govinda, The Core of Music And All Arts - An interview with Dr.Urmila Sharma by.Manjari Sinha (in Hindi)
* Krishna in the Geeta Govinda - A performance in Bharatnatyam - by Vaibhav Arekar
* The Geeta Govinda: The First Dhruvapada Prabandha - by Piyal Bhattacharya & Sayak Mitra
*  Geet Govinda : From Cloudburst to Creation - By Shri Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya (Hindi-English)
- Saturday, 6th March 2021
PERFORMING ARTS & THE GEETA GOVINDA
MANIPUR
* The Geeta Govinda in the Performing Arts of Manipur - by Guru Leimapokpam Lakpati Singh, Yumnam Bhumeshwor Singh, Phurailatpam Umashankar Sharma (Matumtabi) & Usha Rani
* An interview of  Yumnam Bhumeshwor - by Darshana Jhaveri
* Performance of an Ashtapadi in the Manipuri style - by Bimbavati Devi
* Performance of an Ashtapadi in the Manipuri style - by Darshana Jhaveri
KERALA
* From the Temple Steps; The Geeta Govinda in the Sopana Sangeetha Traditions of Kerala - by Guruvayoor Jyothidas & Guruvayur Sasi Marar
An interview of Guruvayoor Jyothidas - by Priya Krishnadas
Jayadeva's Ashtapadis in Kathakali - by Dr. Sadanam Harikumar
ORISSA
Songs of Love; Jayadeva’s Geeta Govinda - by Dr. Sonal Mansingh
Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra’s Work in the Geeta Govinda - by Ratikant Mohapatra
Performance of an Ashtapadi in the Odissi Style by Sujata Mohapatra
- Sunday, 7th March 2021
THE MANY DIMENSIONS OF THE GEETA GOVINDA
* The Geeta Govinda in the Miniature Painting Traditions Of India by Narmada Prasad Upadhyaya
* The Geeta Govinda - A Film by Amit Datta
* Performance of an Ashtapadi in Mohiniattam style by Mandakini Trivedi
* The Geeta Govinda:  A Holistic Approach - by Dr.Subas Pani
* Closing Remarks by Mandakini Trivedi
Register 
Info: shaktiyogashrama@gmail.com


March 6 & 7, 2021 New Delhi

Debadhara presents the 13TH GURU DEBAPRASAD NRUTYA PARAMPARA.
- March 6:
Bhajans & ghazals by Anup Jhalota
Odissi by Guru Gajendra Panda and group
- March 7:
Odissi by Meera Das
Bharatanatyam by Geeta Chandran & Natya Vriksha
Chhau by Shashadhar Acharya & group
Kathak by Shovana Narayan & group
At: Kamani Auditorium, New Delhi, from 7pm
Info: debadharadelhi@gmail.com


March 6 & 7, 2021
 
Mahagami presents ŚĀRŃGADĒVA PRAVĀHA : Celebrating the Legends, a 2-day immersion focused on the artistic journey, compositions and stylistic features of Kathak Guru Pt Devi Lal from Guru Geetanjali Lal
Talk (Facebook Live) | 6 March 11am IST
Workshop (Zoom) | 7 March 11am - 1pm IST
This is an opportunity to Learn about the great guru who was the elder brother and Guru of Pt Durga Lal and also learn a few compositions of Pt. Devi Lal from Geetanjali Lal. Kathak dancers / learners with minimum 4 years training can join the Online Workshop. Aspirants can write an email to Mahagami.Outreach@gmail.com or WhatsApp 9372093189.


March 7, 2021 Kolkata
        
International Arts & Cultural Foundation, Bangalore, in collaboration with ICCR presents ATAL KAVYA KALA NARTAN, all women world arts festival series featuring Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s (an astute politician but also a great poet) poetry through 5 classical dance forms of India.
Artistes who are performing are
Anurekha Ghosh (Kathak), Ritwika Ghosh (Bharatanatyam), Boby Chakraborty (Kuchipudi),  Sanghamitra Jana (Odissi), Kalamandalam Swarnadipa (Mohiniyattam)
At: Satyajit Ray Auditorium, Rabindranath Tagore Centre,9A, Ho Chi Minh Sarani, Kankaria Estates, Park Street area, Kolkata 700071, 6pm
Event curated by Srivatsa Shandilya, Director, International Arts and Cultural Foundation,
Bangalore
For more information: bangalorefestival@gmail.com, +91 98451 06655


March 8 - 20, 2021 Aurangabad
Mahagami presents its annual festival to celebrate our heritage and establish a dialogue between Shastra-Prayoga-Parampara-Anusandhaan through Online mediums. In the 12th edition of ŚĀRŃGADĒVA SAMAROH, digital showcases and immersion workshops are spread over 10 days. This segment will be under one of the 3 components of the festival ŚĀRŃGADĒVA PRAVĀHA.
- 8 March, 4 pm: Talk by Parvathy Baul on Gurukul system of Education (Women's Day)
- 9 March:  Talk on Manipuri Guru Late Bipin Singh by Darshana Jhaveri
- 10 March: Immersion on Odissi Music
- 11 March: Immersion by Parwati Dutta
- 13 & 14 March, 10am & 3pm: Talks by eminent scholars on tradition, research and performances
Immersion on Rare Parmelu by Guru Kumudini Lakhia
- 15 March: Immersion by Bahauddin Dagar
- 16 March, 7pm:  Immersion workshop by Parvathy Baul
- 15 & 16 March, 9am: Immersion on Kudiyattam tradition
- 17-20: Immersion on Taal vadya
Interested participants for the Immersions can write to Mahagami.Outreach@gmail.com or  MahagamiAcademic@gmail.com
9372093189 (Whatsapp) for further information


March 10, 2021 Mumbai
 
The Fine Arts Society of Chembur celebrates Mahasivaratri with SARVAM SHIVAM MAYAM featuring “Varugalamo” by The Dhananjayans accompanied by Sikkil Gurucharan on vocal and Anil Srinivasan on piano; “Kaanavendamo” by Lavanya Shankar.
On FB: FineArtsChembur, at 6pm


March 13, 2021 Bangalore
Veena Murthy Vijay’s Sri Raja Rajeshwari Kala Niketan presents SAMANVAY ARTS FESTIVAL.
AT: Chowdiah Hall, 10.30am to 9.30pm


March 16, 2021 Bhubaneswar
 
Tridhara presents SRADHANJALI SAMAROHA to Guru Debaprasad Das from 9am to 9pm at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar.
Info: pandagajendra989@gmail.com / +91 98610 08127 / (0674) – 2597813


March 19 & 20 UK
AKADEMI hosts its first ever SCREEN DANCE FESTIVAL. Curated by screen dance expert Omari Carter, and Artistic Director Suba Subramaniam, the festival will feature new and archived South Asian dance films along with selected talks with filmmakers and dance artists. Akademi has also commissioned three short original screen dance works. The aim is to increase the presence of South Asian dance in dance film festivals. The recipients of these commissions are: Archana Ballal, Jaivant Patel Dance and Kaajel Patel.
Info: info@akademi.co.uk


March 20, 2021 Chennai
ABHAI celebrates its 32nd Anniversary with presentation of the annual ABHAI Awards and felicitation function followed by performances of the items learnt in the Abhivriddhishalas by members. Awardees for 2020 are:
NATYA KALANIDHI: Prof.A. Janardhanan, senior professor, Kalakshetra. Award consists of a gold medal, citation and Rs 25,000.
GANDHARVA NIPUNA: M.S. Kannan, senior violin accompanist for Bharatanatyam. Award consists of  a gold medal, citation and Rs. 10,000
NARTHAKA NIPUNA: G.Narendra, senior performer, teacher and choreographer and Director of Avigna Dance Company. Award consists of  gold medal, citation and Rs.10000
NRITHYA PERUNJYOTI: Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala, senior Bharatanatyam exponent, acharya and Arts administrator. Award consists of a gold medal, citation and Rs. 10000
Program presided over by Natyacharya V.P. Dhananjayan. Felicitations by Lakshmi Viswanathan.
At: Sathguru Gnanananda Auditorium, Narada Gana Sabha, TTK Road, Alwarpet, Chennai 600018, 6pm
Info: abhaichennai@gmail.com


May 28, 2021
The TWELFTH KALASAGAR AWARDS for exemplary contribution in the field of traditional performing arts will be presented on May 28 when the 97th birth anniversary of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval, legendary kathakali mastero and  founder of Kalasagar, will be celebrated in association with Kunnamkulam Kathakali Club.
Kalasagar awards are given in honour of the artistes in the field of Kathakali - Vesham, Music, Chenda, Maddalam and Chutty as well as Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi, Ottenthullal, Chakyarkoothu, Koodiyattom, Thayambaka, and Panchavadyam — Thimila, Maddalam, Edakka, Elathalam and Kombu. The awardees will be selected through nominations received from art conosseiures. The minimum criteria for nomination is that the artistes should be between the ages of 40 and 70, should be well-known performers, gurus, and a permanent resident of Kerala. Nominations with complete details of the artists should be sent to The Secretary, Kalasagar, Kavalappara, Shoranur, Palakkad, Kerala 679523 on or before April 28.
Nomination form
Info: kalasaagar@gmail.com


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