Banjara school of dance

Banjara is India's first and largest Belly Dancing School.
The basic aim of Banjara is "to express not to impress".

Meher Malik is proud to present the Banjara School of Dance, an intiative to bring together different dancers from different styles and cultures of dance.
Banjara is not merely a dance company but an artistic shelter where different minds,bodies and souls will meet to create higher and greater levels of dance in this country.


 
The word Banjara translates to gypsy - a word given to travellers who lead a nomadic lifestlye. Somewhere,every artist is a gypsy - always searching for more, an inspiration, a story. A note in the soul of every human being is an artist - searching for what's beautiful, what's aesthetic. We're all gypsies - our mind wanders to the sea or mountains when life gets too full of itself.

We're all travellers. We're all wanderes. We're all artists.
 
The basic aim of banjara is "to express not to impress". To give a life through dance to change the opinions that people might have about art and artists.


our forte - egyptian oriental

Meher malik and the instructors from Banjara School of Dance will be teaching Egyptian Oriental dance and other related dances.


contact us for classes, choreographies and events.

Phone: +91 9899851475

Email: banjaradance@gmail.com

Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BanjaraSchoolOfDance

Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/30984397206/

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/BanjaraSchoolOfDance

Mazhavil Mamangam 2018

The spectacular dance performance, "Mazhavil Mamangam" by noted film actress and dancer Rima Kallingal and crew that is going to be held at Vatakara on 14th February 2018.



Date:
Wednesday, February 14 at 12 AM - 3 AM

Venue:
​V​
adakara, Kozhikode (Calicut), India 673101

Contact:
sunilm2859@gmail.com

Butoh meets Contemporary - An experimental Performance

Butoh is a young art form from Japan and was founded by Tatsumi Hijikata and Kazuo Ohno after the 2nd world war. With their progressive and revolting performances the artists initiated a very aesthetical way of a protest. The translation of the word Butoh is „ Dance of Darkness" The roots of Butoh are also found in Expressive dance as Mary Wigman an Rudolph van Laban developed end of the 20ths. Since the 90's Butoh finds it's way all over the world and has developed in many different directions an can be seen as an Performance Art as well as an practice.



Butoh aesthetics are much wider and its practice is more than just a new choreographic and visual trend, discovered and developed by the Japanese modern artists.

Date:
Sunday, January 28 at 8 PM - 8:30 PM
Address:
Stadion 68, 3rd Floor, Behind Kaloor International Stadium, Palarivattom,, Kochi, India 682025
Contact:
+91 97442 10101
mailmamangam@gmail.com

Mamangam Dance School

Mamangam is a dance school which strongly believes that to fly high one will have to take flight from strong roots.Under the strong rooted tutelage of renowned masters, handpicked from across the country, we aspire to provide each student an opportunity to explore, understand and cultivate his/her own style and character in dance.



The Philosophy

We at Mamangam are very serious about dancing and equally serious about having fun while we are at it. Mamangam aspires to be a platform where everyone who loves to dance can revel and celebrate sheer dancing. A space where we can look beyond dance competitions and reality shows.A ground for holistic training in various dance and martial art forms. A stage to live out your dance dreams .

Mamangam is my effort at all this and much more! 

Address:
Stadion 68, 3rd Floor,
Behind Kaloor
International Stadium,
Palarivattom,
Cochin - 682025
Email ID: mailmamangam@gmail.com
Ph: +91 9744210101

Kshetra Academy - Malaysia

Kshetra Academy is an Indian dance school located in Petaling Jaya, Malaysia. It was begun by Apsara Ram Gopal, an alumni of Kalakshetra, in 1992 to propagate Bharatanatyam in the Kalakshetra tradition. 2017 marked its Silver Jubilee year. Over the years hundreds of students have passed through its portals. Thus far the Academy has presented 21 students on the Arangetram platform. The highlight of Kshetra Academy's calendar is its annual 'NRITHYOTSAV' thematic concerts.



Address:​
No 10, Ramraj Jalan 11/12
Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

Call
​:​
+60 17-365 2999

​E-mail​:
kshetramalaysia@gmail.com

IIDF Mumbai 2018 - Dance Festival

Aratrika Institute of Performing Arts along with Samskritiki present INTERNATIONAL INDIA DANCE FESTIVAL (IIDF MUMBAI 2018) ON 2nd,3rd and 4th MARCH 2018.

Holi is going to be more COLORFUL and ENTERTAINING with a variety of performances in all classical dance styles plus Folk, Contemporary, Fusion and many more interesting workshops and lecture discussions....!!!



IIDF has grown into a multi-city event across Bhubaneswar-Bengaluru-Hyderabad. IIDF in collaboration with Aratrika is launching the Mumbai chapter in March 2018 for the very first time.

The motto of Aratrika in choosing Urban Haat, CBD Belapur as the venue for IIDF is to make different dance forms by esteemed artistes more accessible to the Central Suburbs of Mumbai.

Lasyotsavam 2018

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Lasyotsavam 2018 is scheduled on February 16, 17 & 18. This year along with the Festival Lasya Akademi of Mohiniyattam will be conducting a 3 days workshop by Guru Kalamandalam Sugandhi at the Natyagruham of Kerala Sangeetha Natak Akademi, Thrissur. Sungandhi Teacher will be training the participants a dance choreography "Chithrangam" and selected chapters of Natyasastra. Dancers and dance students with Mohiniyattam background are welcome. Workshop participants will perform on 18th February after the distribution of the certificate. Programme details of Lasyotsavam 2018 will be published soon. 



Time: 9 am to 1 pm
For Registration
contact: +918078341584
lasyanritta @gmail.com

Dakshinottar Sangeetotsav - Festival of Carnatic and Hindustani Music 2018












Ramanaya at Ranga Shankara

Sandbox Collective presents
RAMANAYA

9 February | Ranga Shankara | 7:30PM
10 February | Ranga Shankara | 3:30PM & 7:30PM

Ramanaya is an attempt to explore the fundamental Indian myth, the Ramayana, but to do so with a playful wink. The performance finds an entry into the revered epic through a central sketched model, made of materials recycled from junk and debris. That landscape, a kind of mind map, will be used as a playground—a place to discuss the infinitive scenarios that unfold in the Ramayana.
 


Two storytellers find an entry into this map, and get carried away by the force of what unfolds.
Slowly the map expands, grows more complex,taking the two storytellers deeper into the stream of mythology. As their journey takes them into the stream, they find new perspectives in its surreal world, and the epic reveals itself to them in new and unexpected ways. The spectator is invited to join the performers on their journey, and discover this world with them. And perhaps even find their own answers to the questions they are confronted with.

Directed/Choreographed by: Felix Mathias Ott
Performed by: Puja Sarup, Vinod Ravindran
Supported by: The International Co-production Fund of the Goethe-Institut (Goethe-Institut)

Age limit: 8+
Tickets on bookmyshow.com

BHU | EARTH - Dance,Theatre and Kalaripayattu Show

The journey of a man looking for connection with himself and nature.
Dance and theatre show inspired by the oldest martial art in the world: Kalaripayattu.
Artistic direction : Philippe Pelen Baldini

Date:
3 Dates · Feb 8 - Feb 10

Venue:​
Bharat Nivas Administration, Auroville, India 605101

​Contact:​
+91 413 262 2914
bharatnivas@auroville.org.in


3-day Lighting Workshop with Shymon Chelad from Attakkalari

Open to theatre-makers, dancers, visual artists, and anybody interested in working with lights,this is a beginner - intermediate level workshop on stage lighting.



We hope to discuss light in nature and in art, moods, effect of colors, and get introduced to indigenous and modern lighting systems and equipment.
It will have both theory and hands-on experience.
The workshop concludes with participants assisting the live lighting of a show at Kalarigram.

Please get in touch: write to info@kalarigram.org | call :04132622091 / 9600036602

Kalarigram is delighted to have Shymon Chelad, Light Designer at the reknowned Attakalari Centre for Movement Arts, leading the workshop.

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.

Workshop

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

ONLY PRE REGISTRATION

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! 

FREE ENTRY!

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

​A​
 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



Program
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.

ALL ARE WELCOME!!!


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
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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
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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.).



Date:
Feb 23 - 25 2018

Venue:
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
debpattnaik88@gmail.com.


Living Climate: A Tale of Three Cities

EXHIBITION
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Opening: Wednesday, 17 January 2018 | On view until: Wednesday, 28 February 2018
​ @ ​
URU ART HARBOUR, KOCHANGADI, KOCHI

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


REGISTER TODAY: https://goo.gl/UdhLQY

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

Email: nbf@cvv.ac.in
Phone: +91 7720829000 | +91 7720839000
Website: www.chinmayauniversity.ac.in