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Oct
17
Thu
Jaivant Patel Dance | YAATRA @ Tara Theatre
Oct 17 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Jaivant Patel Dance | YAATRA @ Tara Theatre | England | United Kingdom

YAATRA

A captivating evening of solo Kathak and Contemporary dance by British Indian artist Jaivant Patel Dance. A fresh perspective on South Asian LGBTQ+ narratives, faith and spirituality; YAATRA celebrates two cultures and the intersectionality of living in one, while paying tribute to traditions, heritage and often untold stories of another.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.

Oct
19
Sat
Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance School | Bharatanatyam, Karnatic Vocal and Kathak Classes @ Harrow Arts Centre
Oct 19 all-day
Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance School | Bharatanatyam, Karnatic Vocal and Kathak Classes @ Harrow Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

The new academic year of classes start at Srishti Dance School.

Bharatanatyam with Nina Rajarani MBE, Karnatic Vocal with Y Yadavan and Kathak with Parbati Chaudhury.

Srishti follows the Kathak and Bharatanatyam syllabi of the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Nina Rajarani MBE was the Secretary of the Classical Indian Dance Faculty of the ISTD from 1999 to 2014, has been a founder Committee Member of the Faculty and is also a Senior Bharatanatyam examiner for the ISTD. She was a core member of the steering committee that created the Bharatanatyam syllabus, was responsible for writing the original syllabus and its Specifications and has been actively involved in all syllabus revisions and updates thereafter. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Classical Indian Dance Faculty of the ISTD.

Y Yadavan teaches Karnatic vocal music at the school and regularly prepares his students for vocal examinations and public performances.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.

Oct
20
Sun
Upahaar School of Dance | Nrithya-Upahaar 2019 @ Rich Mix / Watermans Art Centre
Oct 20 all-day
Upahaar School of Dance | Nrithya-Upahaar 2019 @ Rich Mix / Watermans Art Centre

Upahaar School of Dance invites you to the 5th edition of NRITHYA-UPAHAAR, an international festival of classical dance.

Nrithya-Upahaar is an international festival of classical Indian dance curated by Upahaar School of Dance, held in London. The main purpose of the festival is to bring together local and international artists in order to preserve and promote classical dance forms. It started in 2013 and has been growing larger ever since. Artists come from accross the country and all around the world to perform during these celebrations.

This year’s festival, to be held on 12th October at Rich Mix, and 20th October at Watermans Arts Centre, and will showcase some of the best artists in their field. Amongst them, will be the accomplished Koodiyattam dancer, Kapila Venu, one of the foremost disciples of the legendary maestro Guru Ammanur Kuttan Chakyar; Odissi artist Sujata Mohapatra, daughter-in-law and disciple of the late Guru Padma Vibhushan Kelucharan Mohapatra; Renjith and Vijna, a dancing duo who are among the foremost young talents in the field of Bharatanatyam today, well-known Kathak artists – Saloni Saraf and Raheem Mir; the popular Bharatanatyam artist Divya Kasturi; talented Kuchipudi artist Payal Ramchandani and finally Mohiniattam artists from Upahaar School of Dance – Pallavi Anand, Anekha Pillai, Daniella Zak Varghese, Rani Shenoy, Piya Varma and Guru. Shalini Shivashankar.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.

Nov
2
Sat
Hemantika Festival 2019 @ artsdepot
Nov 2 – Nov 3 all-day
Hemantika Festival 2019 @ artsdepot | England | United Kingdom

An enchanting season celebrating Indian dance collaborations.

Hemantika 2019 will showcase unique partnerships across the rich variety of Indian classical and other distinct dances including Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Chhau, Mohininatyam, Kuchipuri, Uday Shankar style and of course, Kathak!

Featuring the best of established and emerging British artists, the varied programme includes performances, workshops, film and debate. We’re also excited to offer a one-of-a-kind Chhau martial arts dance workshop with the renowned Santosh Nair from India.

Now in its fourth year, Hemantika is one of UK’s standout dance festivals and is held in the last few days of  autumn, or as Rabindranath Tagore called it, the season ‘Hemantika‘.

The brainchild of Sujata Banerjee, the Festival brings together dance artists, practitioners, students, and regular and new audiences to offer an immersive dance experience, thereby creating an energy and buzz akin to the invigorating cultural maahol (environment) found in India.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.

Srishti – Nina Rajarani Dance School | Bharatanatyam, Karnatic Vocal and Kathak Classes @ Harrow Arts Centre
Nov 2 all-day
Srishti - Nina Rajarani Dance School | Bharatanatyam, Karnatic Vocal and Kathak Classes @ Harrow Arts Centre | England | United Kingdom

The new academic year of classes start at Srishti Dance School.

Bharatanatyam with Nina Rajarani MBE, Karnatic Vocal with Y Yadavan and Kathak with Parbati Chaudhury.

Srishti follows the Kathak and Bharatanatyam syllabi of the ISTD (Imperial Society of Teachers of Dancing). Nina Rajarani MBE was the Secretary of the Classical Indian Dance Faculty of the ISTD from 1999 to 2014, has been a founder Committee Member of the Faculty and is also a Senior Bharatanatyam examiner for the ISTD. She was a core member of the steering committee that created the Bharatanatyam syllabus, was responsible for writing the original syllabus and its Specifications and has been actively involved in all syllabus revisions and updates thereafter. She is currently the Vice Chair of the Classical Indian Dance Faculty of the ISTD.

Y Yadavan teaches Karnatic vocal music at the school and regularly prepares his students for vocal examinations and public performances.

Celebrating 40 inspiring years.

2019 is Akademi’s 40th anniversary year and we want to celebrate the breadth and richness of South Asian dance in the UK. We’ve invited artists to submit information on London-based events that they are planning between April 2019 and April 2020 to form the Akademi Associated programme.

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