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November 5 - December 9, 2022 France
The 7th edition of MEHFIL FESTIVAL is presented by Taal Tarang-Indian Fine Arts.
- Nov 5:
11am - Parampara, Conference at 2pm
Kathak dancer Isabelle Anna - Dance / Conference, Percussionist Julien Di Maiolo - Conference
At: Centaure Theater, 2, Rue Marguerite de Provence, 13009 - Marseille 
- Nov 6:
KATHAK & TABLA
Nabankur Bhattacharya – Tabla, Maitryee Mahatma – Kathak dance
Course: 11am – 1pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm
Know the course of a recital of tabla and Kathak
Work on the various sequences of Tintal: tukra, tihaï, paran and gat
Work in pairs on a given sequence (a musician with a dancer)
At: Centaure Theater, 2, Rue Marguerite de Provence, 13009 - Marseille
- Nov 10
CONTEMPORARY EXPRESSIONS OF ANCIENT INDIA, 8pm
8pm: Understanding Indian Tribal Art: Warli Paintings
9pm: Alokapari – Odissi dance recital
At: City of Associations, 93, La Canebière 13001 - Marseille
- Nov 18:
AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE SAROD AND THE SITAR, 8:30pm
Saugata Roy Chowdhury - Sarod
Joyeeta Sanyal Margarit - Sitar
Nihar Mehta & Nabankur Bhattacharya - Tabla
At: Theater So Suite, 9 Avenue Jules Isaac, 13100 - Aix-en-Provence
- Nov 20:
KATHAK & TABLA
10am – 12pm: Workshop
Nabankur Bhattacharya - Tabla
Maitryee Mahatma - Dance
At: Theater So Suite, 9 Avenue Jules Isaac, 13100 - Aix-en-Provence
- Nov 25:
INDIA: FROM STAGE TO SCREEN, 6:30pm
Maitryee Mahatma - Kathak dance, Nabankur Bhattacharya - tabla
Madhubanti Sarkar – vocals, Joyeeta Sanyal Margarit - sitar
At: Cinema le Méliès, 12 Rue Denis Papin 13110 Port-de-Bouc
- Nov 26:
ON THE ROAD TO SOUTH INDIA
Lila - lecture, Kathakali dance
JA Jayant – bansuri, Sumanth Manjunath - violin
K. Sai Giridhar – mridangam, Herbert Lang – kanjira
Evening honoring the Carnatic tradition of southern India, organized in two parts, one will be dedicated to dance (5.30pm) and the other to music (7pm).
At: Sector Vieux Port / La Criée, 13001 - Marseille
- Dec 3:
IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE SENSUAL, 8:30pm
Thomas Vo Van Tao - Mohiniyattam dance
At: Espace Fenouil, 114 Rue Emile and Paul Fenouil, 84200 – Carpentras
- Dec 9:
BACK TO BASICS, 8:30pm
Sharmila Sharma - Kathak dance
Prabhu Edward – tabla, Madhubanti Sarkar – vocals, Kengo Saito - sitar
At: City of Music, 4, Rue Bernard du Bois, 13001 - Marseille
Info: communication.taaltarang@gmail.com


November 12 - December 18, 2022 NSW, Australia
THE JUNGLE AND THE SEA 
Belvoir St Theater presents THE JUNGLE AND THE SEA, written and directed by S. Shakthidharan & Eamon Flack. Choreographer and cultural advisor is Anandavalli. She also plays the role of Gowrie. Co-produced with Lingalayam.
A mother, in a time of war. Members of her family go missing, one after the other – but she never loses hope. A rich, sweeping new play that combines two great pillars of literature – the Mahābhāratha and Antigone – with the untold histories of the Sri Lankan civil war to forge a new story about surviving loss, discovering love and building a path to justice. The Jungle and the Sea is written in honour of those who survived the war, and the ways they found to uphold their dignity even when everything else was falling down around them.”
Venue: Upstairs Theatre, 18 Belvoir Street, Surry Hills, NSW 2010
 Info: anandavalli@lingalayam.com


November 19 - Dec 18, 2022 Aurangabad
Mahagami presents AURA AURANGABAD dance programs every weekend, curated by Parwati Dutta.
19 Nov- Kathak by Mahagami artists
20 Nov - Odissi by Mahagami artist / Kathak by Nilima Hirve (Mumbai)
26 Nov - Kathak by Eshani Sathe (Mumbai) / Odissi by Srabani Basu (Pune)
27 Nov - Kathak by Purva Shah (Pune)
03 Dec - Kathak by Sohini Pyne (Kolkata)
04 Dec - Kathak by Kantika Mishra (Lucknow)
10 Dec - Kathak by Vishwadeep (Delhi)
11 Dec -I Kathak by Pooja Pant (Mumbai) / Bharatnatyam by Radhika Muley (Pune)
17 Dec - Mahagami artists
18 Dec - Mahagami artists
At: Rukmini Sabagriha, 7pm
Info: Aura.Aurangabad@gmail.com / +91 93720 93189 / 0240-6481070 (Ext-31 or 33)


Dec 1, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Chennai
Kartik Fine Arts presents the 48TH YEAR ART FESTIVAL.
Schedule


December 2 - 17, 2022 Bhubaneswar & Chennai
Schedule for Ileana Citaristi & Art Vision for December 2022
- 2nd December, Bhubaneswar
Ileana Citaristi to present a lec-dem titled ‘Odissi dance from Temple to Stage’ as part of the Orientation Course for the freshers of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Indian Oil, Bhubaneswar at the Institute Campus from 10.30 to 12.30.
- 6th December, Bhubaneswar
Ileana presents a lec-dem on ‘Comparative Study between Odissi and Chhau dance’ at the Auditorium of the Utkal Sangeet Mahavidyalay, Bhubaneswar, as part of a five days series of lectures by experts on performing arts organised by the Institute, 10.30am
- 15th December, Chennai
Odissi dance performance by Ileana Citaristi and her student Saswat Joshi (duet) for the 66th  Margazhi Mela 2022 organised by  Krishna Gana Sabha at the Nalli Gana Vihar auditorium of KGS, 7pm
-16th-17th December, Bhubaneswar
Chhau dance choreography ‘Pancha Bhuta’ choreographed by Ileana Citaristi and performed by  Chhau artists of Project Chhauni from Baripada will be presented during the National Festival of Mayurbhanji Chhau ‘Naatki’ organised by Project Chhauni at Rabindra Mandap, Bhubaneswar, 6.30pm.
Info: ileana5@hotmail.com


December 5-18, 2022 Kolkata
Announcing December | SPACES FOR DIALOGUE as a part of #TakeTheCityKolkata Pickle Factory Season 3 where through both performance and discourse, the aim is to highlight how the arts can and do comment on, respond to - and ultimately inspire new thinking around - the values with which we choose to live our lives.
This December, join as we ask questions like “What is a 'body'?”, "What is an ‘able’ body?”, “Who enables or disables it?”, “ How and when is a body enabled or disabled? Who says so?”, “How is a body perceived to react - by remaining still or moving - to the surroundings it is situated in?” and “Where does limitation lie?”
Details: bit.ly/TakeTheCityKolkata 
Info


December 6, 2022 New Delhi
Natya Vriksha
Geeta Chandran's latest work SIMHIKA: DAUGHTER OF THE FOREST is inspired by a character from Kathakali. In this performance- dialogue Geeta raises issues of rights of forest dwellers and their quest for justice alongside gender justice and equality.
At: IIC, 6.30 pm. (RSVP WhatsApp 98106 06833, natyavriksha@gmail.com)


December 8, 2022 Mumbai
TEN TENA TEN - Celebrating 10 years of GVRNKF’s Margazhi festivities
An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with G V Ramani Natya Kala Foundation
December is a month for celebration with many reasons to rejoice, reflect and be ready to welcome the New Year. G V Ramani Natya Kala Foundation, under the creative leadership of Gayatri Subramanian, is adding to the celebration with a full day of events planned at the NCPA. Lecture demonstrations, performances by young local artistes from Mumbai and by students of the academy, and a segment with yet another set of Bharatanatyam exponents will all be served on the platter for rasikas to enjoy.
Experimental Theatre & Tata Theatre, 1.30pm onwards
At: Experimental Theatre, entry free on a first-come first-served basis
NCPA Booking Office: (022) - 2282 4567/6654 8135/6622 3724


December 8, 11 & 18, 2022 Mumbai
NCPA presents PRAVAHA DANCE FESTIVAL 2022. The evening will present new choreographies in classical dance by eminent artistes along with their institutions and dance companies.
At: Tata Theatre & Experimental Theatre
NCPA Booking Office: (022) - 2282 4567/6654 8135/6622 3724


December 8, 2022 - January 12, 2023 Chennai
Brahma Gana Sabha presents its DECEMBER ART FESTIVAL.
Schedule


December 10, 2022 NJ
NIMITTA at Nritya Darpan Dance Festival curated by Maya Kulkarni and Karen Greenspan, led by Ashok Chaudhary of IHCA-NJ, is about Amba Shikhandi episode from Mahabharat in Chaarani Kathak style, incorporating Chaarani Ballad singing. It is about social comment in contemporary context, raising the voice on gender bias issues. Original script & concept-Dr. Kanak Rele, adapted in Kathak style by Shila Mehta.
Dance Artists: Shila Mehta, Ishwari Deshpande, Bidita Sarkar.
At: New Brunswick Performing Arts Centre, New Brunswick, NJ, 6pm


December 10, 2022 NJ
Jiva Dance is a part of the first NRITYA DARPAN presented by the Indian Heritage and Cultural Association of NJ alongside some exciting classical and contemporary companies.  Jiva will be presenting its new work, Elements, using classical and modern movement vocabularies to depict the impact of climate change and human destruction on the balance of nature. The festival features Ishita Mili, Bharati Penneswaran, Sonali Skandan, Kaus Sarkar, Shila Mehta and Krishnakali Dasgupta.
At: New Brunswick Performing Arts Center, 6pm - 9pm
Info: info@jivaperformingarts.org


December 10, 2022 Lausanne, Switzerland
Dasappa Keshava and Sumitra Keshava 
Dasappa Keshava and Sumitra Keshava are invited to perform Bharatanatyam for Deepavali Mahotsav by the Indian Association, Lausanne, Switzerland, in assoctaion with Consulate General of India, Geneva.
At: Grand Salle de Cojohhes, Blonay, Switzerland, 4pm
Info: keshava@kalasri.com


December 10 - 31, 2022 London, Chennai
Bala Devi Chandrashekar
Schedule for Bharatanatyam exponent Bala Devi Chandrashekar:
- 10th Dec: PADMAVATI - AN AVATAR
At: Bhavan, 4A Castletown Rd, London W14 9HE, 6pm
More info
- 25th Dec, 7pm: PADMAVATI - AN AVATAR at Bhavan’s TAG Auditorium (Bhavan’s Rajaji Vidyashram Complex), Kilpauk Garden Road, Kilpauk, Chennai 600 010.
- 30th  Dec, 6 to 7.15pm: PADMAVATI - AN AVATAR for Kartik Fine Arts at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
- 31st Dec, 10am to 1pm: SANGAM FESTIVAL for Kartik Fine Arts presents:
10am - 11am: Guru Lakshmi Vishwanathan presents An Illustrated talk on Thanjavur Bani-Lec Dem cum performance
11am - 12pm: Performance by  Kathak exponent Vidha Lal
12pm - 1pm: Sridevi Nrithyalaya presents ‘Ahobilam! Ahobalam!’ choreographed by Sheela Unnikrishnan
At Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, East Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai 600004
More info: sangamfestival.org, supported by Bala Devi Chandrashekar & Chandru Balaraman
Website: baladevichandrashekar.com


December 11, 2022 Mumbai
Contemporary Dance111 (one hundred and eleven) is a powerful duel between two exceptional dancers—Joel Brown (Candoco Dance Company) and Eve Mutso (former Principal Dancer of Scottish Ballet) as they explore their different strengths and vulnerabilities. An NCPA Presentation in collaboration with Pickle Factory, Kolkata
At: Experimental Theatre, 5pm
NCPA Booking Office: (022) - 2282 4567/6654 8135/6622 3724


December 16 - 18, 2022 Chennai
Natya Darshan - 2022
Kartik Fine Arts presents Natya Darshan - 2022 titled DVI NETHRAM- THE VISION OF PARAMPARA, convened by Roja Kannan.
Schedule


December 16-30, 2022 New Delhi
Curated by Prathibha Prahlad, the DELHI INTERNATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2022 will take place from the 16th to 30th of December (diaf.in). 


December 16, 2022 - January 1, 2023 Chennai
The Music Academy presents ACADEMIC SESSIONS as part of its annual December festival.
Schedule


December 16, 2022 - January 15, 2023 Chennai
Bharath Kalachar and Aghraharam present 34TH MARGHAZHI MAHOTHSAV
At: YGP Auditroium , Thirumalai Pillai Road, chennai 600017
Schedule


December 18, 2022 Mumbai
NCPA
NCPA presents MANDALA by Lata Pada & Sampradaya Dance Creations, Canada, and CELEBRATING DEVI by artistes and institutions from Mumbai.
A specially curated evening, Celebrating Devi with artistes from Mumbai present Mohiniattam by Ayswaria Wariar, Bharatanatyam by Rohini Singhi, Prachi Saathi, Keerthana Ravi and Kashmira Trivedi & group along with vocalist Vidya Harikrishna and her ensemble.
At: Experimental Theatre, 5pm
NCPA Booking Office: (022) - 2282 4567/6654 8135/6622 3724


Dec 19, 2022 - Jan 2, 2023 Chennai
Students of Chicago’s Natya Dance Theatre perform in the Chennai Dance Season!
Schedule
Contact: info@natya.com


December 20, 2022 - Jan 1, 2023 Chennai
Kalakshetra presents its 69TH ANNNUAL ART FESTIVAL
Schedule


December 24 - 28, 2022 Kerala & Chennai
Natyalayaa 
Natyalayaa, a dance company based in Australia, is touring India to stage an innovative dance production, RAJAHAMSA, an adaptation of the western classical ballet, Swan Lake, into Bharatanatyam. It is a cross-cultural dance performance which employs narrative framework from Swan Lake to create an experimental and a progressive dance performance in both the western context and the traditional form. The music has been composed by Dr. Rajkumar Bharathi, and it features leading artists, G Srikanth on vocal, Embar Kannan on violin and Guru Bharadwaaj on mridangam. RAJAHAMSA will be presented during the Chennai Music and Dance festival season in December 2022.
- Saturday 24 Dec at Guruvayur at 4.30pm
- Monday 26 Dec for Bharat Kalachar, T. Nagar at 7.15pm
- Tuesday 27 Dec for Rasika Ranjani Sabha (RR Sabha), Mylapore at 7pm
- Wednesday 28 Dec for Kartik Fine Arts (Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Mylapore) at 4pm
Info: natyalayaa@yahoo.com.au / +61 400210603


December 26-30, 2022 Chennai
Krishna Gana Sabha presents the 40TH NATYA KALA CONFERENCE titled ROOTS, conceived and curated by Rama Vaidyanathan.
Schedule


December 29, 2022 - January 14, 2023 Chennai
Bangalore based Kuchipudi Parampara Foundation presents NANDANAR CHARITAM Kuchipudi Dance drama presentation at the Chennai Marghazi 2022-23.
Schedule
Info: kpf.bangalore@gmail.com


January 3 - 9, 2023 Chennai
The Music Academy presents its 16TH DANCE FESTIVAL.
Schedule


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