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January 31 - Oct 30, 2023 Odisha, Malaysia, Japan
Schedule for Guru Gajendra Panda & Tridhara ensemble.
- 31st January to 4th February: Malaysia Tour by HAMS,
-17th-18th February: 15th Guru Debaprasad Nrutya Parampara, Debadhara, New Delhi
- 1st May to 31st May: International Summer Odissi Dance workshop,
- 2nd June: Debasmruti
- 4th to 5th June: 2nd Nrutya Sreedhara Award Festival
- June 2023: Japan tour
- 16th July: Shradhanjali Samaroha
- 28th-30th October: 17th Guru Debaprasad Award Festival
Info: +91 9861008127 /

February 25 - March 29, 2023 Thrissur, Kerala
NAVARASA SADHANA abhinaya and actor training workshop by Guru G Venu will be in 2 phases - Feb 25 to March 11, March 15 to 29. For info, write to

March 17 - 26, 202 Chennai
MARCH DANCE: a contemporary dance festival in Chennai with Performances - film - workshops - premier shows by young makers - open conversations.
Jointly presented by Basement 21 & Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan Chennai
March 17-18-19 & March 24-25-26.

March 25, 2023 Kolkata
Taal Connect
Taal Connect in association with Anamika Kala Sangam Trust presents ANUBHAV – Deeper with Senses (2nd edition). Anubhav is all about the myriad emotions a dancer experiences, which evolves through many phases, through the years of her engagement with the art and the creative journey that is part of this process. Exploring through creative ideas and concepts of their gurus Chitra Visweswaran and Sharmila Biswas, it is a coming together of two classical Indian dance forms Bharatanatyam and Odissi, in both solo and duet by Lakshmi Parthasarathy Athreya and Sashwati Garai Ghosh.
At: Kolkata Centre for Creativity, 6.30pm. Tickets: 250 INR
For further details please contact: 9830019635

March 25, 2023 Basel, Switzerland
Workshops: Pranayama (Breathing exercise), Meditation and Bharatanatyam (South Indian classical dance) in Mysore Tradition.
Time: 10 to 11.30am - Pranayama and Meditation Workshop for all
2pm to 4pm - Bharatanatyam Workshop for Beginners
Conducted by the Yoga and dance exponent D.Keshava
Venue: Studio Kalasri, Freie Strasse 3, 4001 Basel, CH
Info and Registration: /

March 26, 2023 Chennai
Neokalari, an organisation founded by Lavanyaa and Gladston, specialises in promoting and practicing the traditional martial art forms Kalaripayattu and Silambam. Neokalari in collaboration with Bharata Kalanjali is organising a unique event KALARI-SILAMBAM ON STAGE along with their students. Neokalari will be presenting various Kalaripayattu and Silambam movements, sequences and weapon combat including kettukari (long stick), muchaan (short stick) and vaal (sword fighting) for the first time on stage in Chennai.
Lavanyaa and Gladston are advanced practitioners of Kalaripayattu and Silambam and have been learning, practicing and imparting their knowledge to aspiring students of varied age groups for almost 2 decades. Lavanyaa, a trained Bharatanatyam dancer, is a disciple of the Dhananjayans. Gladston has a deep interest in martial arts from a young age, and is especially influenced by Asian forms.
At: Teach Auditorium Taramani, 6pm

March 31 - April 2, 2023 Hyderabad
Shankarananda Kalakshetra & Natyarambha present 3 day multi art festival RAMAYANA KALPAVRKSAM. With thought provoking talks from scholars, scintillating evening performances, engaging workshops, special features, and an artist flea market, Ramayana Kalpavrksam has something for everyone.
- Kala Sandhya - 3 day - evening events
Choodamani Pradhanam by Kalakshetra Chennai, Vishaka Hari’s Harikatha, J Sai Deepak’s talk on Raja Dharma, Musical evening by young stars Abhilash Venkitachalam of Super Singer and Sai Vignesh of Kantara fame, Anupama Hoskere’s unique puppetry
- Ramamrita - 2 day conference curated by Dr Anupama Kylash on various facets of the Ramayana by renowned scholars
- Special Features: Manas Paath, Nagara Sankeertana, Pancharatna Kritis, Unique Workshops by Hema Kannan, Rahul Teddy and Dhatu puppetry
Venue: CCRT Campus, Madhapur, Hyderabad
Festival details and Registrations at:

April 4, 2023 New Delhi
Manasa - Art Without Frontiers
Manasa - Art Without Frontiers presents ODISSI AMRIT. Disciples of Guru Sharon Lowen will perform an evening of classic Odissi repertoire of Guru Kelucharan Mohapatra and Sharon Lowen.
Artists: Vishwanath Mangaraj, Nitisha Nanda, Pragya Ghosh, Pooja  Kumar, Chigusa Kamamasu, Perrine Legoullon, Devyani  Sharma.
Surya Pranam Mangalacharan, Arabhi Pallavi, Hamsadhwani Pallavi, Ahe Nila Sahela- Odiya Abhinaya, Mokshya- Sharba Mangalam
At: India International Centre, C.D. Deshmukh Auditorium, New Delhi, 6:30pm. All are welcome.
For further info:, call: 9716534748, 9871619815

April 5 & 6, 2023 Washington, D.C
Malavika Sarukkai 
Kalanidhi Dance presents Malavika Sarukkai in RIVER SUTRA for the River Run Festival series. It attempts to create for the viewer the fullness and depth of human experience, beauty, and the sacred associated with the River Ganga.
At: Kennedy Centre, Family Theatre, 2700 F St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20566, 7:30pm.

April 7-9, 2023 Saint Louis, MO
Soorya Performing Arts
Soorya Performing Arts presents 14TH AMERICAN NATYA FESTIVAL.
- April 7, 6:30pm
Dance of Enchantress in Mohini Attam by Nrityakshetra
Rang in Kathak style - by Pallavi Degwekar
Dashavatara, a Bharatanatyam dance drama by Soorya Dance Company
- April 8, 6:30pm
Kumbhakonam, a Bharatanatyam dance drama by Guru Vandana Arts Academy
Meera, a thematic Bharatanatyam solo by Sophia Salangaros
Payana - a Journey through emotions - a Solo Thematic by Samanvita Kasthuri
Fiery Hand - a Bharatanatyam Dance Drama by Natya Shankara
Naari - The woman - Her Multitude - A Thematic Bharathanatyam by Ramya Kapadia
- April 9, 2.30pm
Nitya Parva - A thematic Bharatanatya by Nartan Academy of Dance
Shivoham - A thematic Bharatanatya by Dhirana Academy of Classical Dance
Natya Ravali - A thematic Kuchipudi - Pushyami Lanka Gottipati
Fear Fusion - A young dance fusion by SLU Shakti
Beats of India - Showcasing of Folk Dances by local dance teams of Saint Louis
At: Clayton High School Auditorium, #1 Mark Twain Circle, Saint Louis, MO 63105

April 15, 2023 Landgasthof, Riehen, Switzerland
From 4pm to 10pm, cultural programs are organised by the Association of Friends of India, Basel. D. Keshava, Anjali and Sumitra Keshava with their Kalasri dance ensemble will perform Bharatanatyam in Mysore style and Folk dances of India.

April 22, 2023 Chicago, IL
Praveen Kumar
Natya Dance Theatre holds its SPRING NATYA PRESENTS event and features Bangalore based Bharatanatyam dancer Praveen Kumar, who presents SAKHA.
At: Hinsdale South Auditorium, 7401 Clarendon Hills Rd, Darien, IL 60561
Info: 312-212-1240 |
Website  ;  Tickets

April 24, 2023 NYC
Mesma Belsaré
In its very first dance event hosted by the New York Public Library's new wing, The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), the program features Shilpa Natana (Dancing Sculptures), performed by Mesma Belsaré and choreographed by Maya Kulkarni. Excerpts from a larger repertory of dances inspired by Indian and Greek classical texts and the arts will be presented. The event includes Q&A with the artists, and is for anyone interested in sculpture, architecture, painting, dance, and music.
At: Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library, 7th Floor Event Space, 455 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016, 6:30 – 8pm (for info: 212-340-0863)
Registration is required for this event.

April 27 & 28, 2023 Mumbai
NCPA’s MUDRA DANCE FESTIVAL is the only thematic dance festival of the NCPA which is presented around International Dance Day every year. This year, it explores a unique theme Aparajita – the one who didn’t stop till she won. In this edition of Mudra, we celebrate women who have crossed the threshold, surmounted challenges and come back to outshine the stage light.
- Odissi by Sutapa Talukdar with Gurukul and Kathak by Rajashree Shirke & Lasya
April 27: Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm
- Bharatanatyam by Sonal Mansingh & troupe and Sandhya Purecha along with Bharata College of Fine Arts & Culture
April 28: Tata Theatre, 6.30pm

April 30, 2023 San Jose, CA
Abhinaya Dance Company
Abhinaya Dance Company offers GURU MAHIMA, a tribute to renowned Guru Indra Rajan on the first anniversary of her passing. Guru Indra Rajan who passed away on April 29, 2022 hailed from a family of hereditary temple dancers and musicians. She had her early gurukula training under Kutraalam Ganesha Pillai and established herself in Chennai as an accomplished Bharatanatyam exponent, teacher and nattuvangam artist par excellence. She had been decorated with many honors and awards including Natya Kala Ratnam (1976), Natya Kala Bhushan (1976), Kalaimamani (1991), the Central Sangeet Natak Akademi award (1996) and Acharya Choodamani (2004). Guru Indra Rajan holds a unique place among women nattuvanars, excelling in rendering complicated jati patterns with a flamboyant and vibrant style of reciting the sollukattus. Many renowned dancers had sought her services to conduct their performances, doing the nattuvangam. During her illustrious career of over six decades, she trained over 1000 students in her institution Vadhini Natyalaya, and had the distinction of being selected as one of the ’eminent gurus’ by the South Zone Cultural Centre of the Government of India.
Sunday, April 30th @ 4pm
Mexican Heritage Plaza Theater, 1700 Alum Rock Ave, San Jose
Tickets:  $20-$80
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May 11, 2023 Mumbai
PETAL STORIES, a collaborative dance venture by Daksha Mashruwala & Anusree Bonnerjee along with their teams and WHY ROSES ARE RED by Sandip Soparrkar & students.
What do poetry, music and dance have in common? They employ form, breath, flow and mindfulness that translates into rhythm, pace and movement. When you combine the three forms, you can capture anything the imagination can conjure. Petal Stories will reach out to audiences with its unique perspective and the magic it creates with different classical dance and music forms along with poetry, as the voices of flowers come alive. This production is conceptualised, directed and produced as a collaborative venture between Indian classical dancers Daksha Mashruwala and Anusree Bonnerjee coming together with writer/poet Sudipta Dhruva and singer/music composer Kaustuv Kanti Ganguli.
At: Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm. An NCPA presentation.

May 13, 2023 NYC
Curated by Ramya Ramnarayan, the dance conference PRAVAHA is conceived to bring senior dance Gurus, promising performers, and reputed dance teacher-educators together to engage in learning, conversation and exchange and ground ourselves, to re-energize, and to rejuvenate. In Indian classical arts, energy flows physically, mentally, spiritually, even historically. Through the Guru-Shishya Parampara, teachings flow from master to student, and from performer to audiences touching countless individuals along the way. When you share your energy with the world, especially as performers and teaching artists, it becomes particularly important to replenish and find time to re-enter, and reconnect with our history of dance. In addition, Roja Kannan (President) and Priya Murle (Vice President ABHAI) are visiting from India to launch ABHAI-USA East Coast Chapter part of the conference. The purpose of the launch is to unite all artists under one umbrella for the benefit of the artistic fraternity. The inauguration of ABHAI USA is even more significant as it marks the 35th year since the launch of ABHAI way back in the year 1987.
At: Balance Arts Centre, Karl Kemp Performance Space, Manhattan, New York City, 2 to 6pm
Info:  (Free Admissions, but registration is required)

May 18, 2023 Mumbai
An Evening of Kathak by Rupali Desai with Sanskruti Nritya Kala Mandir and Manisha Jeet with Manas Cultural Institute
At: Experimental Theatre, 6.30pm. An NCPA presentation.

May 28, 2023 Shornur, Kerala
Nominations from art connoisseurs have been invited for KALASAGAR AWARDS in various disciplines as part of the 99th birth anniversary of Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval legendary maestro in Kathakali. Kalasagar is an organisation based at Kavalappara in Palakkad District of Kerala founded by Kalamandalam Krishnankutty Poduval. The institution celebrates the birth anniversary of its founder every year on May 28. As part of this, Kalsagar honor artists from different fields of traditional art form.
Kalasagar awards are given to artistes in the field of Kathakali Vesham, Music, Chenda, Maddalam and Chutty besides other arts like Ottanthullall, Chakyar Koothu, Koodiyattam, Mohiniyattam, Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, Thayambaka, Thimila, Maddalam Idakka, Ilathalam, and Kombu in Panchavadyam . The awardees are decided on the basis of nominations from the art lovers. The artists for the award should be between the age of 40-70 years and should be a permanent resident of Kerala.
Nominations should be sent with complete details of the artists to The Secretary, Kalasagar, Kavalappara, Shoranur, Palakkad, Kerala - 679523 on or before 28 April 2022.

June 24 & 25, 2023 Mumbai
Akram Khan’s most anticipated solo, XENOS, marks his final performances as a dancer in a full-length piece. In this work commissioned by 14-18 NOW, the U.K.’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, Khan draws on the archives of the 20th century and gives voice to the shell-shocked dream of a colonial soldier in the war. XENOS reveals the beauty and horror of the human condition in its portrait of an Indian dancer whose skilled body becomes an instrument of war. Shifting between classical Kathak and contemporary dance, XENOS takes place on the border between East and West, past and present, mythology and technology, where humanity still stands in wonder and disarray. Khan has brought together a stellar creative team. Along with dramaturg Ruth Little and acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill, he teams up with German designer Mirella Weingarten, lighting designer Michael Hulls, costume designer Kimie Nakano and composer Vincenzo Lamagna. Khan is joined onstage by five international musicians: percussionist BC Manjunath, vocalist Aditya Prakash, bass player Nina Harries, violinist Fra Rustumji and saxophonist Tamar Osborn.
At: Jamshed Bhabha Theatre, 6pm. An NCPA presentation.

October 13 & 14, 2023 London
Aditi Mangaldas
FORBIDDEN | Contemporary Dance based on Kathak, a solo performance by Aditi Mangaldas. Why is the world scared of female sexual desire? Why are women the world over, from conservative as well as liberal societies, sanctioned, judged, controlled, hounded and eventually punished to have the courage to own their desire?
Concept, Choreography and Dance: Aditi Mangaldas
Dramaturge: Farooq Chaudhry
Light Design: Michael Hulls
Music Composition (Recorded): Nickie Wells
Costume Design: Kimie Nakano
Mentor: Morag Deyes
At: Sadler's Wells Theatre, London, UK (main stage)

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