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Greetings from Navarasa Dance Theater


Navarasa's WORLD PREMIERE and tour of Snake and Ladder - 2017
A dance theater by Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda and S M Raju
Music by Isaac Thomas Kottukapally
Costume design by Miranda Giurleo
Performers: Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Natyaveda, Smitha Radhakrishnan, Leah Vincent, Rinu Janardhanan, Shaju Balraj, Roofa Vasudevan Saradha, Liji Krishnan, Manikantan Subramaniyan, Mahendran Subramanyan and Kennedy Kabasares
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Residency and WORLD PREMIERE of Snake and Ladder!
When: Feb 5 - 19, 2017; Performances Feb 17, 18, 19
Where: Keshet Center for the Arts, Albuquerque, NM
More info soon at http://keshetarts.org/performance-schedule/ and https://www.facebook.com/Navarasa

Navarasa Dance Theater at Temecula danceXchange
When: Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Temecula, CA
Ticket link coming soon

Snake and Ladder - in Los Angeles
When: Friday-Sunday, March 3-5 & Sunday-Saturday March 10, 11, 2017
Where: The Actor's Gang/Ivy Substation, Culver City-Los Angeles, CA
Ticket sales starting in February

Navarasa Dance Theater at Wise Fool - performances and workshops
When: Friday-Sunday, March 17-19, 2017
Where: Wise Fool New Mexico, Santa Fe, NM
Details TBA

Navarasa Dance Theater at Peñasco Theatre Collective - performances and workshops
When: Friday-Sunday, March 24-26, 2017
Where: Peñasco, NM
Details TBA

A Story and A Song school performance and assembly
When: Friday, April 28, 2017, 9:00 a.m.
Where: Belmont Day School, Belmont, MA

Snake and Ladder - in Boston
When: Friday-Sunday, May 5-7, 2017
Where: Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
Ticket sales starting April

Past performances and workshops


Kalari ppayattu performance
When: Saturday, Sep 24, 8:00 p.m.
Where: Indian Pharmaceutical Association Gala, Mariott Anaheim, Marquis Ballroom, Anaheim CA

Production Residency
When: Jul 1 - Aug 31
Where: Bangalore, Karnataka, India; Navarasa Dance Theater will be in residency as the first stage of the new production Snake and Ladder! For more info, visit https://www.facebook.com/Navarasa/

Lecture, Performance and Workshops with Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda
When: Lecture and Performance, "A Story and A Song", Tuesday, Jul 19; Workshops Jul 20-22
Where: Swami Vipulananda Institute of Aesthetic Studies, Eastern University, Sri Lanka

Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda at the Boston Dance Alliance Gala
When: Thursday, April 21; 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Where: Sanctuary Theatre, Cambridge, MA
Tickets: http://www.bostondancealliance.org/bda_event/bdas-gala-april-21-get-tick...

Kalari ppayattu - Indian Martial Arts Workshop Series II
When: Tuesdays April 12, 19, 26 and May 3; 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: The Middle Way L.A., 6512 Arizona Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Register: email navarasa@yahoo.com
Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/1702442076679522/

Navarasa Dance Theater Student Art Share
When: Saturday, April 16, 3:00 pm
Where: USC Campus, Taper Hall of the Humanities Rm 101
Event info: https://www.facebook.com/events/1576959399282296/

Kalari ppayattu - Indian Martial Arts Workshop Series
When: Tuesdays March 8, 15, 22, 29 from 7:30-9:00 p.m.
Where: The Middle Way L.A., 6512 Arizona Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Register: http://www.middlewayla.org/kalari_ppayattu or email navarasa@yahoo.com
Connect on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/953482904746078/

Courtesans' Conversation (excerpt)
When: Feb 12 & 13, 8:00 p.m.
Where: The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, MA
Tickets & info: Dance! Dance! Dance! Dance! https://www.icaboston.org/events/dance-dance-dance-dance

Kalari ppayattu martial arts Demonstration with Kerala Ministry of Tourism
When: Jan 14, 2016, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Four Seasons Silicon Valley, Palo Alto, CA

Navarasa's Dance for Everyone 5th Year Celebration!
When: Jan 2, 2016, 4:00 p.m.
Where: Edappalayam Government School, Kerala, India
More: email navarasa@yahoo.com, and read about it HERE
If you would like to donate to our Dance for Everyone program: with Paypal, CLICK HERE, or with a credit/debit card, CLICK HERE


Navarasa Dance Theater at Temecula danceXchange
When: Nov 17, 2015, 7:00 p.m.
Where: Old Town Temecula Community Theater, Temecula, CA
More: http://dancexchange.net/; tickets: https://tickets.temeculatheater.org/ordertickets.asp?p=4954

Performance of "Hunt" - A Contemporary Dance Theater Production
When: Aug 15, 2015, 6:00 p.m.
Where: La Mama - Ellen Stuart Theater, NYC
More: https://www.navatman.org/tickets/event.php?id=240

Kalari ppayattu Martial Arts Demonstration
When: July 31, 2015, 5:30 p.m.
Where: Cal State Channel Islands, Camarillo, CA
More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2015-hansacharanam-retreat-guru-purnima-wee...

Rope Mallakhamb Aerial Workshops
When: July 12 & 19, 2015, 5:30 pm
Where: Cirque School, Hollywood, L.A.
More: http://cirqueschoolla.com

Performance for Black Lives Matter fundraiser with South Asians for Justice-L.A.
When: July 2, 2015, 9 pm
Where: Echoes Under Sunset, Echo Park, L.A.
More: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/sajla-for-blmla-fundraiser-tickets-17421043811

Kalari ppayattu Demonstration and Dance Performance
When: May 25, 2015, 7:30 pm
Where: Sri Krishna Temple, Dallas, TX
More: http://www.guruvayurappan.us/1/community-classes/

A Story and A Song - Performance
When: May 2, 2015, 7 pm
Where: Aratani Theatre, Los Angeles, CA
More: http://www.festivalofsacredmusic.org/event/navarasa-and-mamak-khadem/

Navarasa Dance Theater Student Showcase
When: Mar 15, 2015, 2:30 pm
Where: U of Southern CA, Taper Hall Room 201
More: Email navarasa@yahoo.com

Panel and Performance - Theatre Without Borders Conference
When: Jan. 30, 2015
Where: Albuquerque, NM
More: http://revolutions2015.com/theatre-without-borders-conference/

A Story and A Song, performance; Lecture & Master Class
When: Jan. 15, 2015
Where: Santa Barbara, CA
More: https://secure.lsit.ucsb.edu/dram/d7/news/event/399


Benefit Concert for the Children of Gaza
When: Oct 22, 2014
Where: Thrissur, India
More: https://www.facebook.com/johnp.varkey.1/media_set?set=a.554026311409559....

Choreography for A Disappearing Number
When: Oct. 16-25, 2014
Where: Central Square Theater, Cambridge, MA
More: https://www.centralsquaretheater.org/shows/a-disappearing-number/

San Pedro Dance Festival, San Pedro, CA
When: Sep. 27, 2014
More: http://triartsp.com

Hothouse Residency Showcase, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
When: Sep. 5, 2014
Where: UCLA Campus, Los Angeles, CA

AKKA Festival: - A Story and A Song
When: Aug. 29, 2014
Where: Convention Center, San Jose, CA
More: http://www.akkaonline.com/2014/programs/a-story-and-a-song

House Concert - A Story and A Song
When: Jul. 26, 2014
Where: Los Altos Hills, CA

Holly Cross College, MA - Residency and Performance
When: Apr. 14, 2014
More info: navarasa.org

La Peña - Residency and Performance
When: Apr. 1 - 7, 2014
Where: La Peña Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA
More info: http://www.lapena.org

Asian Arts Museum - Performance
When: Mar. 30, 2014
Where: San Francisco, CA
More info: http://www.asianart.org/events/277?starttime=1396162800

Asian Arts Museum - Yoga and Classical Dance Discussion Series
When: Mar. 28 and 29, 2014
Where: San Francisco, California
More info: http://www.asianart.org/events/275?starttime=1395990000

Kalanidhi Dance Festival, Toronto, Canada
When: Mar. 14, 2014
Where: Toronto, Canada
More info: http://www.harbourfrontcenter.com/nextsteps/kalanidhi-fine-arts-of-canada/

Asian Arts Museum - Yoga Exhibit Show
When: Feb. 19, 2014
Where: San Francisco, California
More info: http://www.asianart.org/exhibitions_index/yoga

Pasadena Dance Festival
When: Feb. 16, 2014
Where: Pasadena, California
More info: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pasadena-Dance-Festival/252279911712


Encounter - Performance
When: Nov 1, 2013, 7 pm
Where: Lesley University, Cambridge, MA
More: https://www.facebook.com/saglesley/posts/181358518720409

Salem State College
When: Nov 4 & 5
Where: Recital Hall, Central Campus
More info: http://www.salemstate.edu/arts/7943.php

Performance at Norton Simon Museum
When: October 25, 2013, 7 pm
Where: Norton Simon Museum, Pasadena, CA
More info: http://www.nortonsimon.org/an-evening-with-navarasa-dance-theater/

Yerba Buena Night
When: October 12, 2013
Where: San Francisco, CA
More info: http://visityerbabuena.org/events/15197/#.Ui6avxZGu4w

Performance at Boston Center for the Arts
When: May 31 & June 1, 2013
Where: Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA
For tickets:http://www.bcaonline.org/calendar/calendar-of-events/details/495-navarasa-dance-theater-performances.html

Residency at Boston Center for the Arts
When: April 29 - June 1, 2013
Where: Boston Center for the Arts, Boston, MA

University of Saint Joseph, Hartford, CT – Performance
When: February 27, 2013 , 7:30 pm
Where: University of Saint Joseph, Hartford, CT
For tickets:http://usj.universitytickets.com/user_pages/event.asp?id=458&cid=56

Curry College, Milton, MA – Performance
When: February 13, 2013 , 2:30 pm
Where: Curry College, Milton, MA

Boston Center for the Arts – Interpretive Dance workshop and performance by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor
When: February 4, 2013
Where: Boston Center for the Arts

Navarasa Dance Theater’s West Coast Tour:
When: September 6, 2012 to October 7 2012
Where: East West Players, Los Angeles, CA
For tickets:http://www.eastwestplayers.org/on_the_stage/encounter.htm

When: October 11 & 12, 2012
Where: La Peña, Berkeley, CA
For tickets:http://www.lapena.org/calendar/2012/10

When: Saturday, October 13, 2012
Where: Yerba Buena, San Francisco, CA
More Information:http://www.ybca.org

World Fellowship Center
When: July 7, 2012, 5:00 pm & 7:30 pm
Where: New Hampshire
More Information: http://www.worldfellowship.org/calendar

Massachusetts Dance Festival
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 7.00 PM
Where: Boston University Dance Theater, Boston, MA.
More Information: http://www.massdancefestival.org/performances/performerDetail.php?PerformerID=23

Dance For the World Community
When: Saturday, June 9, 2012, 1.55 PM
Where: Sanctuary Theater, Harvard SQ, Cambridge, MA.

A Story and A Song, a dance theater by Aparna Sindhoor And Anil Natyaveda
When: Thursday, February 16, 2012, 6.00 P.M.
Where: Ashara, 18/20, Bheemana Garden Road, Abhiramapuram, Chennai-18.

Bendre Namana Created and performed by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor Music by: Neeraja Achuta Rao and Hunt, performed by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda.
Script: S M Raju (based on a short story by Mahasweta Devi)
When: January 29, 2012
Where: Delhi Karnataka Sangha, Sector - 12, R K Puram, New Delhi - 110022 Tel: 26109615/ 65643615
More Information: http://www.delhikarnatakasangha.com/index.htm

Mysore Style of Bharatanatyam performed by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor and Hunt, performed by Dr. Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda
Script: S M Raju (based on a short story by Mahasweta Devi)
When: January 30, 2012
Where: India International Center, C D Deshmuk Auditorium, India International Centre, 40 Max Mueller Marg, New Delhi - 110003 Tel.: 011 - 24619431‪ .
More Information: http://www.iicdelhi.nic.in/?q=node/98

Chennai Music/Dance Festival Season Indian Fine Arts Society presents Navarasa Dance Theater’s
A Story and A Song, a dance theater by Aparna Sindhoor And Anil Natyaveda.
Script: S M Raju and Aparna Sindhoor
When: December 26, 2011
Where: German Hall, T Nagar, Chennai.

Residency and Encounter Show
When: October, 2011
Where: Brandies University, Waltham, MA, USA.

Bollywood Dance Workshop
When: August 25, 2011
Where: Tony Williams Dance Center
More Information:http://www.TonyWilliamsDanceCenter.com

When: TBA
Where: Violence Transformed
More Information: http://www.violencetransformed.org

Boston Dance Alliance Rehearsal Retreat Fellowship
When: TBA
Where: TBA
More Information: navarasa@yahoo.com

Indian Dance and Martial Arts Education/Awareness Program
When: August, 2011
Where: Somerville.
More Information: navarasa@yahoo.com

New Work Showcase
When: August 12, 13, 2011
Where: Bates Dance Festival.

Creative Residency
When: July -August, 2011
Where: Bates Dance Festival, Lewiston, Maine, USA.

Bollywood Dance Workshop
When: July, 2011
Where: A Dancer’s Dream, Marblehead, MA, USA.
More Information: http://www.adancersdream.net

ENCOUNTER at the Asian American Theater Festival
When: June 23, 2011, 7:00pm and June 25, 2011, 9:00pm
Where: Inner-City Arts Rosenthal Theater, Inner-City Arts, 720 Kohler St, Los Angeles, CA 90021.
More Information: http://2011.caata.net/festival/

When: May 21, 2011, 8:00pm
Where: Artists for Humanity, Boston, MA, USA.

When: May 20, 2011
Where: Celebrating Asian Heritage Month at, Sate Street Global Services, Boston, MA, USA.

When: May 9 to 15, 2011
Where: Teesri Duniya Theater, Montreal, Canada.

When: Sunday February 20, 2011
Where: Inter Faith Chaple, Wellesley College, MA, USA.

ENCOUNTER India tour
When: Dec - Jan
Where: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Mysore, Chennai.
More Information: navarasa@yahoo.com

When: November 5, 2010
Where: Inter Faith Chaple, Wellesley College, MA, USA.

When: October 22, 23, 2010
Where: Hartford Children’s Theatre (HCT), 360 Farmington Avenue, Hartford, CT 06105, USA.

When: Friday - Saturday September 24, 25 and October 1, 2 8:00pm
Where: The Dance Complex, 536 Mass Ave Cambridge, MA 02139, USA.

New Jersey performing Arts Center, Victoria Theater, Newark, NJ
When: November 20, 2010; 7:30pm
Where: Newark, NJ. USA

Navarasa Dance Theater Summer Tour
When: TBA
Where: USA

Asian Classical and Contemporary Dance Festival, New York, NY.
When: June 17, 2010; 7:30pm
Where: Ellen Stewart Theatre, The Annex, New York, NY. USA.
More Information: http://www.lamama.org/

Dance for World Community Festival, Harvard Square, Cambridge, MA
When: June 12, 2010
Where: Cambridge, MA. USA.

Contemporary Dance Theater Workshop - Menaka Thakkar Dance Company, Toronto, Canada
When: July 2 - July 31, 2010
Where: Toronto, Canada.

Nitya Nrutya Dance Festival, Bengaluru, India.
When: May 1, 2010
Where: India

Wilbraham & Monson Academy, MA, USA
When: April 22, 2010
Where: USA

The Encounter, Cambridge, MA, USA (Partially funded by the Cambridge Arts Council)
When: April 10-15 2010
Where: USA
Special thanks to:

Institute for Advance Studies
When: March 2010
Where: Shimla

Touring in India
When: Nov 2009 to March 2010
Where: India

Creation and touring: Franco Dragone’s INDIA show in Germany
When: Oct 2009 to Dec 2010
Where: Germany

"The Encounter" (based on a short story by India's renowned writer Mahasweta Devi.)
When: Sat June 27th, 2009, Party begins at 3.30pm
Where: 16 Gibbens St, Somerville

We will be showing a work-in-progress video and also a live performance just for you! Enjoy wine, snacks, silent auction and good company. Please come and take part in the creation of an exciting new work. We need all the support from outstanding patrons like you. This is a great opportunity to help a project that projects women's point of view in raising awareness to end violence.

Sanford University
CL presentation at Topographies: Sites, Bodies and Technologies conference.
More Information:http://sdhs.org/c2009/c2009.html

World Fellowship Center, NH
When: August 15th
More Information: http://www.worldfellowship.org

Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA
When: Oct

Recent Events


Indian Classical Dance and Martial Art

When: Saturaday April 25th 2009
Time: 3pm - 4pm – Dance (Bharatanatyam), 4pm - 5pm – Martial Art (Kalari ppayattu)
Where: At Third Life Studio, 33 Union Square, Somerville, MA 02143.
More Information: www.thirdlifestudio.com
Fee: $8 for one workshop $15 for both

All are welcome

Bharatanatyam: One of the classical dances from India. A rich dance form with rhythmic foot work, strong and graceful movements and facial expressions.

Kalari payatu: is a martial art from Kerala, India. Used for combats and self-defense, kalari also helps to understand human body and to live a healthy life. It is known for its strong form and beauty.

The workshop is designed to suit all age groups. Individual attention is given to every student. Aparna Sindhoor and Anil Natyaveda are internationally acclaimed artists and have taught in India, US, Canada and Europe.

Pre-registration suggested.
Email: navarasa@yahoo.com
Phone: 617-776-7939
website: www.navarasa.org

Fisher College, MA
When: April 16th.

Spring Step, Medford, MA
When: April 4.
More Information: www.springstep.org

Ailey Citigroup Theater, New York, NY
When: Jan 10, 11.
Showcase during APAP conference

Reliance - Big entertainment

Anil Ambani Group in association with AMOL PALEKAR presents

5th Annual Theatre Festival

When: 5th, 6th and 7th December 2008
Where: Y. B. Chavan Auditorium, Kothrud
A season ticket for all 3 days of Rs. 150 for the balcony and Rs. 300 for stall will be sold from 28th November at the auditorium. A detailed program of three days is attached herewith.


Every time I attended a national or international theatre festival, I used to long for a similar annual theatre festival in a city like Pune wherein theatre is rooted in every household. I have been trying to assemble such an annual gathering for last four years. The concept of a retrospective surrounding a director or a playwright was almost absent in theatre. I am pleased that theatre buffs from Pune and all over India could enjoy the voluminous work of Badal Sarkar, Vijay Tendulkar, Ratan Thiyyam, B. Jayashree. These luminaries have proved that success can be attained without succumbing to the market forces of commercialism. I think the younger generation will be enriched by learning from such off-beat streams.

On the present socio-political background of linguistic divide, I am trying to evolve this year’s theatre festival around the theme of “THEATRE BEYOND WORDS”. Of course, we are not implying theatre ‘without’ words. Indian theatre - especially that of Marathi - is dominated by words and script. Modes of theatrical expression other than dialogues manifested through mime, dance forms, puppetry, etc. are very rarely explored. The verbose productions lacking physical expression or any other visual dimension exploring theatre space are predominant. Can theatre have its own language beyond the spoken words? Can content be conveyed through form and style of other performing arts? Let’s try and find answers to all this.

We are all very fortunate that the legendary mime artiste IRSAHD PANJATAN will perform once again after a decade. He is the disciple of Marcello Mastroine who pioneered pantomime as performing style in 1960s. Seventy-seven years old Irsahd is now settled in Germany . I have also invited various groups from all over - a troupe from Boston, U.S.A. led by a vibrant danseuse Aparna Sindhoor will present a dance-drama titled “A song and a Dance”; eminent director Veenapani Chawla of ‘Adishakti’ from Pondicherry will present “A Hare and a Tortoise” through leather puppets, music and mime; celebrity director Neelam Mansingh of ‘The Company’ from Chandigarh will bring her latest play “The Suit” which will convey the content transcending its language; ‘Cinematograph Production’ consisting of the young Bollywood stars like Ranvir Shorey, Vinay Pathak, Rajat Kapoor will present two plays through gibberish - “C for Clown” and its sequel “Hamlet – the crown Prince”. After every performance, the audience will get the opportunity to interact with its director and performers through a Q & A session.

Sunil Shanbhag, a veteran director, will present reading of a one act play “Mad Delight / Chchatriyan” written by legendary playwright Mohan Rakesh. A great contemporary writer-director Ramu Ramnathan will take us along the journey of rich diversity of genres and themes in today’s performing arts through a DVD presentation. We will also project a production called “Odepus” performed by an internationally acclaimed ‘Clipa Theatre’ from Israel . Many noted theatre personalities like Vijaya Mehta, Jabbar Patel, Arundhati Nag, Sunil Shanbhag, Makrand Sathe, Rajiv Naik, Atul Kumar will analyze Indian theatre “Going Beyond the Script…”. As per every year, Amrish Puri Award will be given to a young theatre talent.

This event is supported by Reliance BIG Entertainment and Asha Publicity. I am grateful to Tina Ambani and Amit Khanna of the Reliance BIG Entertainment for their wholehearted and warm support. The press has always appreciated and supported my creative endeavors. Even this year, I am appealing to all of you to join me in this celebration of spot lights.

A Story and A Song
Place: New Jersey Performing Arts Center, NJ: Victoria Hall
When: Sep 26th
Where: 5 Sojourner Way
Old Bridge, NJ 08857. Phone: 732-561-3080
Email: info@epicactorsworkshop.com
More Information: www.satf2007.org/contact.html
Epic Actors’ Workshop / Mrittika, Inc.

Aparna Sindhoor Dance theater
performance at the(ahts): The Boston Arts Festival

When: Friday, September 12th – Sunday, September 14th 2008
Where: Christopher Columbus Park, Waterfront
Event type: City Calendar Event
Phone: 617.635.3911

Audience: Children (Ages 0-5), Children (Ages 6-12), Teens (Ages 13-18), College Students, Families, Immigrants, Visitors, Adults, Young Adults (Ages 20-34), Elderly
Neighborhood: North End
MBTA: Blue Line Aquarium
Type of Event: Arts (Performing), Arts (Visual), Concerts / Live Music, Park Event

Navarasa Dance Academy Presents

2008 Summer Student Concert

When: Saturday, August 23rd 2008 3.00pm
Where: 16 Gibbens street, Somerville, MA 02143
Student Performers: Beth Kelly, Manoj Nair, Lisa Ahmed, Christine Kerrigan, Elaine Abreu
Show case includes dance pieces from Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam (Indian classical dance forms) and a demonstration of Kalari payattu (Indian martial art)

All are welcome to the exciting and free event!!!

Snacks and tea provided. Please note the parking is available on Cambria Street (one street parallel to Gibbens St)
More Information: www.navarasa.org

A Story and A Song
World Fellowship Center, New Hampshire
When: July 4th and 5th
More Information: www.worldfellowship.org/pages/prog2008.html

Summer Stages, Concord, MA
When: June 2, 3
More information: www.nefa.org/grantprog/ndp/initiatives.html

Vermont - Regional Dance Development Initiative
When: May: Date TBA
More information: www.nefa.org/grantprog/ndp/initiatives.html

Performance at the Dance Complex
When: May 27th, Tuesday@noon
More Information: www.dancecomplex.org/programs.html#dm

Where:the Lincoln Center, New York
When: April 18, 19, 20
More Information: www.nayikas.org/EnGendered/

Conference presentation at Intersection – New world Theater
When: April 5,6
More Information: www.umass.edu/fac/nwt/index.html

Boston Interact festival
When: April 4th, 10pm
More Information: www.interactboston.com

Teesri Duniya Theater & Kabir Cultural Center present
Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater, Montreal Premiere

When: Saturday, August 25, 8pm
Where: DB Clarke Theatre, 1455 de Maisonneuve W. Montreal (Metro Guy))
Tickets:$50 & $20, $15 (Students and seniors)
For tickets: (514) 931 0942 or (514) 695 3264 or www.teesriduniya.com

Inspired by Kannada folklore, Native American stories and narratives from contemporary women, A Story and A Song is a tale of women, environment, sensuality and love.

A STORY AND A SONG, Boston Premiere
A Dance Theater by Aparna Sindhoor
When: Fri & Sat, July 20 & 21, 27 & 28. 8pm
Where: Boston University Dance Theater (915 Commonwealth Ave)
Directions to Theater
Tickets: $20, $15 (Students, artists and seniors)(handicap accessible)
For tickets: 1-866-811-4111 (toll free) or www.theatermania.com or www.navarasa.org

Inspired by Kannada folklore, Native American stories and narratives from contemporary women, A Story and A Song is a tale of women, environment, sensuality and love.

Kalari Payatu and Mohini Attam Workshop
Martial Arts and classical dance from Kerala, India)

When: Sat May 19th
10.30am to 11.30am (Mohini Attam)
11.45am to 1pm (Kalari Payatu)
Where: 16 Gibbens Street, Somerville, MA 02143

Suggested donation: $15 (for both) $9 (for one)
Wear comfortable clothing. Sessions open for all levels
Pre-registration required:navarasa@yahoo.com or 617-776-7939. www.navarasa.org

Kalari payatu is a martial art from Kerala, India . Originally used in combats and self-defense, kalari is now a favorite of all dancers. It is known for its strong form and beauty. Training in Kalari helps to understand human body better and to live a healthy life. Mohini Attam is a well-known classical dance from Kerala, India . It is an elegant form rich in graceful movements and facial expressions.

Anil Kumar Sukumara Pillai, a dancer, teacher, and a choreographer from Triuvanathapuram, is one of the best Kalari teachers in India. Anil has also trained in Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam, and Kuchupudi. He has performed all over the world including at the Edinburgh Dance Festival. For the past two years he has been working with Aparna Sindhoor. He currently heads a branch of Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater in Triuvanathapuram, India.

Pratheesh Shivandan, a dancer, and a teacher from Triuvanathapuram , India has trained in Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam, Kuchupudi and Kalari Payattu. He has performed all over the world. For the past two years he has been working with Aparna Sindhoor. He currently works as a teacher in the branch of Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater in Mysore, India.

Especially for the 9-to-5 crowd, the Tuesdays@Noon series at the Complex offers performances and luncheons during the lunch hour.

Series will be held starting Noon - 1:00pm.
Featured artists Aparna Sindhoor, May 22nd.

Tickets are $12, series tickets will be available. Please call 617.547.9363 starting 5/01 for reservations - Lunch garaunteed to advance ticket reservations ONLY. Please visit www.DanceMonth.com for more information.

Sunday, May 6th
May Fair at the Harvard SQ, Cambridge, MA

Excerpts from A Story and A Song, a dance theater by Aparna Sindhoor

Tuesday, May 1st
On the 11th Floor of Healey Library
in the old University Club, UMass, Boston

Excerpts from A Story and A Song, a dance theater by Aparna Sindhoor

Please join us for a free and unique program of events, set in the historic halls of the Massachusetts State House

Transforming violence: Celebrating Transformative power of art
When:Thursday April 26, 2007, 3pm to 9pm

Where: The Massachusetts State House

Aparna Sindhoor - Dance Theater at 7pm
Performing “Refugee Ragas” and excerpts from “A Story and A Song”

All are welcome. Refreshments Provided between 5pm and 8.30pm

From Marty, Community Church of Boston:

March 11 - Observing International Women's Day at 11am Excerpts from A Story and A Song, a dance theater by Aparna Sindhoor

Aparna Sindhoor will be performing excerpts from "A Story and A Song" at the Community Church of Boston, Copley SQ for directions: www.commchurch.org
There will be a talk back and lunch after the performance. This event is free. All are welcome.

For more information contact CCB at Ph: 617- 266-6710

"A Story and A Song" is a new production that has been developed based on women's stories. An interactive dialogue between Kannada folk tales and Native American tales--along with narratives from contemporary grandmothers, friends & family--it is a tale of women, environment & love. The performance encompasses spoken word, dance, theater & contact improvisation in a powerful way.

Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater was founded by renowned choreographer/dancer, Aparna Sindhoor in 1991 in Mysore, India. She has garnered international acclaim for uniting traditional forms with contemporary themes of social relevance.

Since moving to the U.S. in 1996, Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater has presented to diverse audiences at libraries, colleges, dance festivals & Community Church (!), even at a World Social Forum. They have also toured extensively in North America, Europe and India, where they performed earlier this winter.

A Story and A Song will be touring in the US soon. 2 dancers are arriving from India, end of March to work with Aparna Sindhoor.

A striking photo is available on the homepage of their website www.navarasa.org

Tribute to Dr. K. Venkatalakshamma and Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater class re-open in Mysore

When: Thursday, January 11th 2007, 6.30pm
Where: Sheshanna Bhavana, Adichunchanagiri Road, Mysore, India

Aparna Sindhoor and Navarasa are paying a tribute to guru Dr. K. Venkatalakshamma on her 101 birth anniversary. A world renowned danseuse, Venkatalakshamma was a pioneer in Mysore style of Bharatanatyam. On the same day Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater will be re-opening the classes for art lovers. Bharatanatyam, Mohini Attam, Kuchupudi, Kerala Natanam and Martial Arts (Kalari payatu) will be offered on a regular basis.

For details contact: Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater, India, Chairperson: Dr. Srivalli T.S ph: + 91- 9845799528


A Dance Theater by Aparna Sindhoor

When: Sunday, December 31st 2006, 10.30pm
Where: Shivakumara Open Air Theatre, Sane Halli, Chitradurga Dist, India


A Dance Theater by Aparna Sindhoor

Choreography, Script, Concept and Direction: Aparna Sindhoor. Script: Raju M. Sivasankaran Music: Guitar Prasanna. Perofrmance: Aparna Sindhoor, Anil Kumar, Pratheesh Shivand
When: Thursday, December 7th 2006, 7.30pm
Where: Bahuroopi National Theatre Festival, Bhoomigita Theatre, Kalamandira, Vinoba Road, Mysore, India

A Story and A Song is a new production that has been developed based on women´s stories. An interactive dialogue between kannada folk tales, Native American tales along with narratives from contemporary women, A Story and A Song is a tale of women, environment and love. Stories are from A. K. Ramanujan´s translations of kannada folktales and Native American tales by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz (editors), and locan tales by grand mothers, friends and family. Choreography is based on Bharatanatyam, Yoga, Martial Arts and Theater. The performance encompasses spoken word, dance, theater and contact improvisation in a powerful way to engage the audience.

For details contact:
ph: + 91 ­ 821 ­ 2512639 ­ Rangayana

Contemporary Indian Dance and dance Narratives Workshop with Aparna Sindhoor

Workshop is open to all. Registration required.
Date: March 4th (Sat) & March 5th (Sun) 2006
Time: 11.30am to 1.30pm
Venue: Dance Complex, 536 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139
Fee: $50 for the weekend (need-based scholarships and discounts are available please contact Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater)

Conducted by dancer and choreographer, Aparna Sindhoor, this workshop will explore aspects of creating dance narratives through elements of theatre and music. Participants will be exposed to some technical training in Bharatanatyam and Yoga, as well as innovative dance styles that will enable them to explore new realms of creative expressions. Using and challenging diverse artistic forms and improvisation, participants will learn to create dance through non-conventional perspectives. This workshop is funded partly by Boston Women's Fund.

Aparna Sindhoor, the artistic director of Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater has garnered international acclaim for uniting traditional forms with contemporary themes of social relevance. Since 1996 Sindhoor has been working on the dance theater form. She creates a unique vocabulary of dancing that is rooted in tradition and at the same time embraces new movements making it a contemporary approach to dance. This approach has been used in productions with Aparna Sindhoor Dance Theater and Teesri Duniya Theatre, Montreal.

She has performed widely in India, Germany and North America. Currently she is at the Boston University pursuing a doctoral degree in dance and theater. Working with stories such as The Incident and After, The Hunt, and River Rites, written by contemporary writers, and using Indian classical dance, yoga, songs, stories and folk dances, Sindhoor creates work that gives a new dimension to the content, and beauty to the dance performance. Recently she worked as a choreographer in an Indian feature film by a well-known director Santosh Sivan. Sindhoor lives in Boston, USA and Chennai, India.

For more information and reservation contact:
Ph: 617-776-7939.
email: navarasa@yahoo.com