Indian Ballet - an Uday Shankar Gharana

HRITAAL – the "Taal" of the "Hriday" or the "Rhythm of the Heart" is another name of the bonding that exists within the heartbeat of a group of young performers under the able guidance of Jaydeep Palit, the director & choreographer & disciple of the legendary dance maestro Uday Shankar, foremost exponent of Indian Ballet. HRITAAL has embraced the unique style of the legendary maestro since the last fifteen years. 

Our aim is to spread this form of dance to every corner of the world, and into the hearts of the common people, thus creating a universal bonding among the common mass. Hritaal encompasses of people who are young by their hearts irrespective of the race, caste creed barriers of the society.
Hritaal Dance Centre consists of core vintage dancers and have performed in various national and international dance shows and festivals.
Our classes are based on building and moulding one's imaginative power and enhances the person's creativity.


1. Basic Exercises
2. Creating movements from numerical, alphabets & geometrical patterns
3. Different moods & body language
4. Improvisation
5. Basic steps of the legendary maestro Uday Shankar

Workshop Fees - 1200/-
Call 9035579529/7676360360 to register


Natale Tumchyasaathi - A documentary film

Natale Tumchyasaathi- Behind the Adorned Veil, a documentary by Savitri Medhatul & Bhushan Kargaonkar studies Lavani, a performing art that has been popular in the state of Maharashtra since centuries. It records testimonies of sangit bari dancers and 'banner show' dancers to discover the difference between their approach, style, idiom and self-image. The hour long film takes the viewers deep into the ethos of this wonderful art form, and also the stories of Lavani dancers that are full of love, pain, survival, dreams...and ultimately segregation from society.

Entry Rs 100/-

for details please call 9483985437

Lavni Workshop by Shakuntalabai Nagarkar

Lavani is a graceful and powerful art form of Maharashtra. Like many other regional arts, it has undergone a multiple changes over years. Yet, it has retained its essence which is direct connection with the audience and unabashed expression of sensuality. 

Lavani has a vast repertoire which covers a broader range of performance styles based on their rhythm, rasa, and themes. However, films invariably used lavani only in their 'item number' sequences. Most of us have therefore seen lavani, only as a titillating dance form. The beauty and nuanced artistry of traditional lavani has not reached us.

We propose to give an insight into this art form through our workshop. Participants get to learn it under the guidance of Shakuntalabai Nagarkar, a veteran lavani artist. They also get an opportunity to spend time and chat with her and get a glimpse into the world of Sangeet Bari.

Who can register - Anyone above the age of 18 is eligible

Saturday 3rdFebruary, 2018
11:00 – 11:30 am Registration
11:30 – 12:00 am Introduction & Warm up
12:30 – 01:30 pm Lavani choreography
01:30 – 02:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00- 04:00 pm Lavani choreography
04:00- 05:30 pmTheory & Discussion
5:30 - 6:00 pm Tea, Revision, Discussion, Query Solving
07:00- 08:30 pm Film Screening, Q & A

Sunday 4thFebruary, 2018
10: 00 - 01: 00 pm Elements of Lavani – a session on other aspects/ types of lavani with demo & practical training. Participants are encouraged to incorporate these aspects in the lavani that is being choreographed
01:00 – 02:00 pm Lunch Break
02:00 – 04:30 pm Rehearsal
04:30 – 05:30 pm Getting ready
07:00 – 08:15 pm Behind the adorned Veil (Participants performance & Sharing 10-15 min + Mini show 50 min)

For details & registrations please call 9483985437

The Troth | Usne Kaha Tha - A theatrical presentation

ICCR cordially invites you to a theatrical presentation by Akademi London on 29th January at 6:30 pm at Kamani Auditorium, Mandi House, New Delhi.

The performance is based on a gripping wartime story of love and loss. Looking forward to your presence at the show!

P.S: ENTRY FREE! Seating on a first come first served basis. Message us with email ids for e-invites. Thanks!

Dancejathre 2018

#Srjan is going to perform in Dance Jathre:" on 27th January 2018 at Shankaraa, Kanakapura Road (Close to Yelachenahalli Metro Station), Bangalore at 6.30 pm.


dancejathre 2018 is here!

India’s unique dance fair is in town! 
The one-stop destination for all things related to dance. 

Organized by Shambhavi School of Dance, headed by Smt. Vyjayanthi Kashi:

The 7th edition of Dance Jathre introduces: A fashion show by renowned dancers, presenting:
’The evolution of the dance apparel’

What’s the wait for? Visit this two-day fair and explore the beauty of dance! 

May all your inhibitions melt away at this fun-filled weekend
Let your age be just a number. 
Participate in the array of activities we have lined up! 

From dawn to dusk you can:
-Find your beat and rediscover yourself in the variety of dance workshops by experts, in the fields of Indian Classical Dance, Kalaripayattu, Indian contemporary, Salsa, Folk, Hip-Hop and more.
-Quell your curious minds at our exhibitions and stalls and know all that you want to.
- Challenge yourself at dancejathre competitions 
Junior or Senior, group or solo - There’s a contest for each of you! 

*Group Competitions are open to Dance institutions, Schools, Colleges and Corporates
* Winners of Group Senior Competitions get a chance to open the evening performances on the main stage
* Winners of Solo Senior Competitions get a chance to perform in our monthly concerts - Celebrate Dance Series!
* Teams winning the 1st place in Group Senior and Group Junior Category also win a cash prize of Rs 6,000 and Rs 4,000 respectively.
* Winners of all categories are awarded with mementos
* Certificate of Participation is given to all participants

-Don’t miss out on the scintillating performances of famous artistes from all over the country. 

At this culmination of art forms, performers, and dance enthusiasts, you can be part of a whole new world in itself. 
A novice or a stalwart, there’s definitely something in it for you. 

Come join us on the 27th and 28th of January 2018,
At Shankara Foundation:

Just a stones-throw away from the Yelachanahalli Metro station- Kanakpura Road.
You can almost dance your way in! 


Jalsa 2018 - An Indian classical Music concert series

Katha Angika - Festival of Dance and Theatre

An exciting festival of Dance-theatre KATHAANGIKA featuring innovative choreographies each merging two styles by well-known exponents.

5th Feb 2018 at ICCR Kolkata.

"Once Upon a Time" - Storytelling workshop for children

 storytelling workshop for Children using Bharatanatyam Abhinaya at the beautiful earthy setting of Saptaparni. This aims at exposing Children to a different way of communication as well as the Indian art and culture. Children will be encouraged to present a short act at the end of the workshop. 

This is a part of the green organic bazaar by GoodSeeds - Organic & Eco-Friendly Living. Please join us and be a part of this unique experience of art, culture, health and entertainment. 

For workshop registrations please contact 
Ms. Neha - +91 9177370958
Ms. Sunita - +91 9848824387
Mr. Narayan +91 9704496664

Vocal Concert by Trichur Rithu @ Edappally Sangeetha Sadas

Monthly programme of Edappally Sangeetha Sadas on Sunday 28th January 2018 is a vocal concert by Trichur Rithu who is settled in Chennai .Rajendran Vayala on violin ,Chengalam Sineshkumar Kumar on Mrudangam & Shaiju Kalamandalam on Morsing are the accompanying artists.The concert starts at 6 P M .All music lovers are welcome to Changampuzha Park,Edappally.

Satyam Sivam Sundaram - Dance Festival 2018

Satyam Sivam Sundaram
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Hosted by Sheela Unni's Sridevi Nrithyalaya
Feb 3 - Feb 7

February 3rd, Saturday
5.45 pm - Bharathanatyam solo presentation
Kum. Sanjena Ramesh

7.30 pm - Kuchipudi group presentation
Triyam Nrithyam Bharatham, Dr. Ratheesh Babu & Troupe, Bhilai

February 4th, Sunday
5.45 pm - Kuchipudi & Bharathanatyam Jugalbandhi presentation
Smt. Shobha Korambil & Kum. Harinie Jeevitha

7.30 pm - Bharathanatyam solo presentation
Ms. Leela Samson

February 5th, Monday
5.45 pm - Bharathanatyam solo presentation
Kum. Sahaana Sukumar
(Disciple of Kumari Archana Narayanamurthy)

7.30 pm - Mohini Attam "ADI SANKARA" by
Smt. Gopika Varma

February 6th, Tuesday
5.45 pm - Bharathanatyam duet presentation
Smt. Divya & Sri Haripadman

7.30 pm - Bharathanatyam & Kuchipudi group presentation
Saila Sudha Academy, Chennai

February 7th, Wednesday
5.45 pm - Bharathanatyam solo presentation
Smt. Sudharma Vaithiyanathan
(Disciple of Sri A. Lakshmanaswamy)

7.30 pm - Bharathanatyam group presentation
Students of Dr. Sandhya Purecha, Mumbai

Our sincere thanks to RAMCO Group of Companies.


Bhawa's Natyanjali 2018

Bhawa's Natyanjali 2018 - A mega Indian classical dance festival

Naada Natya Pravaha

Naada Natya Pravaha (Naada by Priya R Pai and Natya by Deepa Kartha) on Jan 31st at Valanjambalam devi kshetram at 7pm.

Vasai Fine Arts Festival 2018

The Vasai Fine Arts Festival for this year 2018, under the leadership of Vasai Fine Arts Society will be held at Sai Nagar Ground, Vasai West, on Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, and Sunday 25th February 2018.

1st day Friday 23rd Feb will witness, commencing at 6. 30pm, musical programme comprising "ClASSICSL MUSICAL FUSION" led by Sri Palakkad Sriram. 

2nd day Saturday 24th Feb will witness the following:

Commencing at 6.00pm, musical programme comprising "Classical Bhajan" led by Miss Sooryagayatri, who has already drawn worldwide attention and won millions of hearts.
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Commencing at 8.00pm, "TRIPLE THAYAMBAKA" led by Kalur Ramankutty, Kalur Unnikrishnan, and Kalur Jayan.

3rd day Sunday 25th Feb will witness, commencing at 6.00pm, "CLASSICAL MUSIC CONCERT" led by Sri Sarath, noted film music director.

All are welcome to make the above events a grand success.

Entry will be free

Nupuradhwani 2018 | An evening of classical dance

“Mandragora Circus” | A theatre performance

Mandragora Circus @Lokadharmi Nadakaveedu Nayarambalam Kochi
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The theatre group from Argentina named Mandragora Circo is performing their play titled Mandragora Circo itself at Lokadharmi Nadakaveedu Nayarambalam Kochi at 6.30 pm on the28th of January 2018.

"Mandragora Circus" is a wordless theatre performance in which two clowns tell a story of comedy and love where dialog and thoughts are communicated without the help of spoken words. Circus stunts, music and unconventional instruments weave the acts of this performance together to allow the audience to imagine situations, conflicts and solutions. The show is delicate, with a touch of comedy, and an attractive story which can be enjoyed by audiences of all ages. It is a non-verbal Performance bordering clowning and acrobatics.

The cast of the 55 minutes long nonverbal play is Mariana Silva and Juan Cruz Bracamonte from Argentina and the technician is Andrea Díaz from Mexico. The play is written by Juan Bracamonte
The independent theatre group Mandragora Circo from Argentina is a renowned theatre group widely travelling and performing all over the world. For the past 8 years they have travelled, did workshops and performed, in around 42 countries in the continents of the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia - traveling, country to country presenting this wordless performance non - stop.

All are welcome.

EVAM 2018 - A Dance Festival

RasaBodhi Arts Foundation Presents EVAM 2018 - A Dance Festival

A three classical dance festival with artists of international repute and much sought after dance companies from India and the U.S. Presenting for the first time in Mumbai Premiere shows Gandhi by Satyajith Dhananjayan. Sat-Gati by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Co. and Amba-Shikhandi by Prakriti (U.S.).

Feb 23 - 25 2018

St. Andrews Auditorium: Mumbai, P.L. Deshpande Natya Sankul (Mini): Prabhadevi, Ravindra Natya Mandir: Mumbai

​For tickets:

23rd Feb:
- Ashley Lobos NAVDHARA India Dance Theatre presents AMAARA
- Satyajit Dhananjayan presents GANDHI with live music ensemble.

24th Feb:
- Meenakshi Srinivasan presents a Bharathanatyam recital with live music ensemble
- Beej presents Jheeni An improvised quartet featuring Sanjukta Wagh, Shruthi Vishwanath Hitesh Dhutia Vinayak Netke and Deepa Dharmadikari.

25th Feb:
- Prakritri Dance Company (US) presents Amba Shikhandi
- Parswhanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company present Sat-Gati with live music ensemble.

Nartakah 2018 - A Male Indian Classical Dance Fest

Debnrutyam Studio presents Nartakah 2018
(A Male Indian Classical Dance Fest)

7th & 8th April - Venue: Civic Center, Sector-19, Rourkela Odisha.

Send all Indian classical male dancers application for performance to

Living Climate: A Tale of Three Cities

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Opening: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | On view until: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
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Arkhangelsk / Russia, Khartoum / Sudan, Kochi / India

André Lützen's Living Climate: A Tale of Three Cities, an exhibition of photographs opens on Wednesday, 17 January 2018, at URU Art Harbour, Kochangadi, Kochi and will remain on view until Wednesday, 28 February 2018. The exhibition is conducted with the support of Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan.

The exhibition focusses on three cities with very different weather conditions: Kochi in Southern India, Arkhangelsk in North-West Russia and Khartoum in Sudan.

Venue: URU art harbour, Kochangadi, Mattancherry, Ernakulam district, Kerala

Time:  10.30am- 07.00pm (closed on Mondays)

8th Naada Bindu Festival 2018

8th Naada Bindu Festival - Registration Form


8th Naada Bindu Festival
A Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth Initiative
3-Day Residential Arts Retreat - 6 Performances, 2 Art-Talks, Spiritual Discourses and more...

February 9 - 11, 2018
at Chinmaya Naada Bindu Gurukula, Kolwan, Pune

Phone: +91 7720829000 | +91 7720839000

Hindustan Times Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018

Hosted by Kala Ghoda Arts Festival
Feb 3 - Feb 11

Program schedules for #HTKGAF18 will be available on the website
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Kala Ghoda Arts Festival is the country's largest multicultural festival, taking place in February each year. The Festival draws visitors in large numbers, not just from the city but from all over the country, and the world.

Hara Ghoda The Kala Ghoda Arts Festival brings to the stage the wonders of nature shown through performance and art. The raging flames of the Fire of victory (agni), the liquid blue of Aqua (jal), the indefinable Air (vayu), the indestructible Earth (prithvi) and the realms of Space (akash), finds its place and artistic representation at the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival 2018.

Kuchipudi Concert by Dr.Pattathil Dhanya Menon

Saturday, January 27 at 7:30 PM - 10:30 PM

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Hosted by Salabhanjika Arts

Pondicherry Heritage Festival 2018 - Program Schedule

Pondicherry Heritage Festival brought to you by INTACH Pondicherry - People for Pondicherry Heritage - Pondy Can and supported by the Government of Puducherry (dept. of Tourism - dept. of Art and Culture). A month long of events and happenings focusing on Pondicherry's rich cultural heritage. Event details will be listed in our calendar.

Dates : 18 January to 18 February 2018
Venue : Multiple Locations

DANCE:  Ghungroo Tales –  Kathak Dance by Jasmin Sarkar   | Gratitude Heritage Guest House, 54 Rue Romain Rolland  |  19:00 to 20:00
LITERARY EVENT:  "Dance as Yoga" by Rekha Tandon   |   Palais de Mahe, 4 Rue Bussy  |  18:00

Odissi dancer Rekha Tandon will discuss her just-released book, "Dance as Yoga: the spirit and technique of Odissi".

EXHIBITION & SALE: Made in Pondy  |  Craft Bazaar, Gandhi Thidal  |  11:00 to 21:00, daily

Come to the inauguration of this great annual event on Thursday, 25 January at 16:00.

EXHIBITION & SALE: Terra Pondy – Studio Potters' Market  |  Maison Colombani, 37 Rue Dumas  |  10:00 to 18:00, daily

16 Studio potters from Pondicherry, Auroville and Chennai come together to showcase their exclusive handmade pottery. Workshops for handmade pottery will be conducted throughout the day on all three days. Space is limited and preregistration is requested.

EXCURSION: Bird Watching at Ossudu Lake  | Meet at Fire Station, Subbiah Salai for transport to Ossudu Lake by 7:30  |  8:30 to 11:30

Celebrate the upcoming World Wetlands Day!  Raphael Mathevet, Head of the Ecology Department at IFP and Pondicherry Ornithologist Atmavadan Reddy will lead a bird watching walk at Pondicherry's most important water body. For those travelling independently, meet at the boathouse.

LITERARY EVENT: The Poetry of Varakavi  |   Natura Ashram, 38 Mariammam Kovil Street, Kathirkamam  |  16:30 to 17:30

Remembering Shri Varakavi Subramania Swamigal, a hermit and a poet whose poems envision the reader to the spiritual, natural, cultural and humanitarian aspects of life. The collection of his poetry is an evident artefact of the lifestyle of people in his period. A few poems about Puducherry are to be recited during at his home on the occasion of his second Guru Pooja.

LITERARY EVENT: "Auroville: A City for the Future" by Anu Majumdar    |   Palais de Mahe, 4 Rue Bussy  | 18:00

Anu Majumdar,  will discuss her recently published book "Auroville: A City for the Future".

CONCERT & TALK:  Songs of Poet Subramania Bharati  |   Mahakavi Bharati Museum, 95 Eswaran Dharmaraja Koil Street  |  18:30 to 19:30

After a short talk on Subramania Bharati, Shoba Raghavan's students will sing songs of revolutionary poet and Pondicherry's icon.

FILM SCREENING:  Life of Pi  |   Storyteller's Bar, Promenade Hotel, 23 Goubert Avenue  |   19:00

The Tuesday Film Club presents Ang Lee's adaptation of Yan Martel's Pondicherry fable.

LITERARY EVENT: "The Mysterious Virus" by Vipanchi Nayak  |    Palais de Mahe, 4 Rue Bussy  | 18:00

5th Grade student Vipanchi Nayak discusses her new sci-fi detective novel, "The Mysterious Virus", as well as the rights of children and animal rights issues that inform her work.

EXCURSION & FILM: India's Disappearing Beaches  |   Storyteller's Bar, Promenade Hotel, 23 Goubert Avenue  |  15:30 to 18:30

Aurofilio Schiavina of PondyCAN will screen a documentary "India's disappearing beaches – a wake up call" followed by a presentation on the current Pondicherry Beach Restoration Project. This will be followed by a field visit along the coast.

Music: Vedic Chanting  |   Ecole francaise d'Extreme-Orient, 19 Rue Dumas  |  18:00 to 19:00

Twenty five students of Sanskrit Vedapathshala will chant from the Vedas.

DANCE: Vana Mahotsavam – Bharatanatyam Dance Drama  | Ashram School Courtyard (opposite the Ashram)  |  20:30 to 21:30

"Vana Mahotsavam" refers to an event whereby saplings of trees are planted and the younger generations get to learn about the importance of preserving nature. Similarly, this dance drama is a celebration of the beauty of nature as well as a reminder of the need for us to be environmentally friendly, to respect life and to maintain ecological balance in the world.

MUSIC: Mystical Breaths with Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia and Ensemble Diabolus in Musica   |   Sri Aurobindo Ashram Theatre, 3 Suffren Street  |  19:00

This event is sponsored by Alliance francaise Pondicherry as part of its Bonjour India festival.

PHOTO CONTEST: Streetscapes of Pondicherry  |  INTACH,  62 Aurobindo Street  |  9:00 to 18:00

The Pondicherry Rivage Ladies Circle 47 present a photo competition on the theme of "Streetscapes of Pondicherry".  Everyone should participate!   Prizes will be awarded at 18:30 on 11 February at Hotel De L'Orient, 17 Rue Romain Rolland, before the Garba Folk Dancing event.

DANCE: Odissi Performance by Anish Raghavan  | Consulat général de France à Pondichéry, 2 Rue de la Marine  |  19:00 to 20:00

Pre-registration is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY at least 10 Days Prior to This Event

PHOTO CONTEST: Awards for photo competition winners | Dune Orient, 17 Rue Romain Rolland  |  18:30 to 19:00
DANCE: Garba Folk Dancing  |  Hotel De L'Orient, 17 Rue Romain Rolland  |  19:15 to 20:15

The Gujarati community has always been an integral part of Pondicherry since many years and has played a crucial and important role to enhance the Heritage of Pondicherry.  To showcase the Heritage of Pondicherry, which believes in Unity in Diversity, the Rangleela Group will be presenting the Cultural Dance of Gujarat: The Garba And Dandiy Raas.

EXHIBITION: Traces in Time: Pondicherry – Indochine  |   Kusum's Home, 7 Rue de la Caserne  |  10:00 to 21:00, daily
Fascinating art objects, photographs, documents, and other cultural traces reveal Pondichery's historic ties to Indochina (modern day Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia), disparate parts of "l'Empire colonial Français" in Asia.  The influences crossed religions, languages, food habits, and lived experiences — and many are evident to this day.
CHILDREN'S EVENT: Colouring Book Launch  | Consulat général de France à Pondichéry, 2 Rue de la Marine  |  16:30 to 18:00

The Consul General of France will launch the heritage colouring book and  students will then proceed to colour the books on the lawns of the consulate, after a short tour of this heritage building.

Pre-registration is ABSOLUTELY MANDATORY at least 10 Days Prior to This Event

FILM & TALK: Discover Bahour  |  Storyteller's Bar, Promenade Hotel, 23 Goubert Avenue  |  15:30 to 17:00

Probir Banerjee of PondyCAN will screen a documentary on Bahour, showing the various aspects of its ancient heritage dating back to the Chola period and talk about how some of those ancient practises are not only relevant today but also effectively used.

CONCERT: Reunion Island Music Festival  |   Maison Colombani, 37 Rue Dumas  |  ?

A Bonjour India Event.

EXCURSION: Exploring Bahour  |  Meet at the Fire Station, Subbaiah Salai, for transport to Bahour  |  14:30 for transport, 15:00 to 17:30

A tour of the Bahour commune through fields and irrigation tanks and channels and the Bahour lake and the Moolanathasamy Temple.

RSVP for bus transportation is Mandatory.

DANCE: Therakuthu Performance   | Moolanasamy Temple, Bahour  |  18:30 to 20:00