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December 1-5, 2020 Konark, Odisha
The 31st edition of the KONARK FESTIVAL organised by Odisha Tourism will be held at the Open Air Auditorium with the magnificent Konark Sun Temple as backdrop between 6pm and 8:30pm.
- Dec1: 
Odissi - Aruna Mohanty & Group, Orissa Dance Academy, Bhubaneswar
Bharatanatyam - Sheela Unnikrishnan’s Group, Sridevi Nrithyalaya, Chennai
- Dec 2:
Manipuri - Bimbavati Devi & Group, Manipuri Nartanalaya, Kolkata
Odissi - Sharmila Mukherjee & Group, Sanjali Ensemble, Bengaluru
- Dec 3:
Odissi - Madhulita Mohapatra & Group, Nrityantar, Bengaluru
Kuchipudi - Vasanthalakshmi Narasimhachari & Group, Kalasamarpan Foundation, Chennai
- Dec 4:
Kathak - Vikram Iyenger & Group, Ranan, Kolkata
Odissi - Bichitrananda Swain’s Group, Rudrakshya Foundation, Bhubaneswar
- Dec 5:
Odissi - GKCM Odissi Research Centre, Bhubaneswar
Kathak - Aditi Mangaldas & Group, Drishtikon Dance Foundation, New Delhi
Info: +91 - 674 - 2432177 / 2431896

December 4 - 21, 2020
The Serendipity Arts Festival is going digital this year featuring projects, performances, workshops and talks on its website.

December 5, 2020 Konark, Odisha

Photos courtesy: JNCC Moscow
Aditi Mangaldas & Drishtikon Dance Foundation, New Delhi, present FIDA - CELEBRATING LOVE for the Konark Dance Festival, 7.15pm
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December 5 & 6, 2020
Movement & Other Arts Therapies: Encountering The New Normal, goes virtual this year.
CMTAI is bringing together movement and other creative arts therapists/practitioners from across continents to re-think and re-imagine the purpose, medium, and meaning of our disciplines in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, or the 'New Normal'. As a dynamic global community, we will explore how we can contribute to mental health and well-being during the pandemic and post-pandemic era by sharing multicultural artistic approaches and tools and techniques from our praxis that address resilience-building and psychological fallouts like anxiety and depression. This year's conference will include four parallel sessions for a given time slot (a total of 28 sessions), research presentations, poster presentations, a panel discussion and virtual networking spaces.
Time: 8am to 6:30pm (IST)
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December 6, 2020

Early morning at the crack of dawn (6am), Geeta Chandran will present an online performance for the renowned Cornell University, USA. SPICMACAY at Cornell is a student organization that has hosted numerous artists for concerts, dance performances and lec-dems in the past, including stalwarts such as TN Krishnan, Ustad Shaid Parvez, and Sanjay Subramanyan. Geeta’s presentation is sponsored by Cornell University funding organizations and other linked generous donors.

December 10, 2020

Thresh presents a special virtual event in honor of its social impact initiatives, with FIRST VOICES, a digital storytelling project dedicated to ancestral creation stories of the Indigenous Tribes of Montana, at 8pm.
Info:  / tel: +1 917-216-2664

December 12, 2020
Though the world lost the great musician Ghantasala Venkateshwar Rao in 1974, his daughter-in-law Parvathi Ravi Ghantasala (Bharatanatyam exponent) has been paying tribute to him through Kalapradarshini. Each year she curates a dance programme that epitomises her father-in-law’s music. This year, Kalapradarshini and the Ghantasalas honour the memory of their patriarch with an online tribute. They will award the KALAPRADARSHINI GHANTASALA PURASKAR to Dr. V Shanta (Cancer Institute, Adyar), Vani Jairam, Yamini Krishnamurthy and K.N. Ramasubramaniam. This will be followed by video broadcast of the performances of various artistes to the maestro’s songs. The event will premiere online at different time zones on 12th Dec at 8pm IST, UK 2:30pm, USA 9:30am.
For further information, contact 9600078677/ 9840157090

December 19 & 20, 2020

In lieu of the fall concert, Abhinaya Dance Company presents MAANYA STREE featuring guest artists and company dancers on the theme of empowerment of women. Award winning author Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni will be the keynote speaker.
At 5pm, PST,

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