May 20 - 22, 2016 Birmingham, UK
New Dimensions Arts Management in partnership with Sampad Arts hosts
NAVADISHA 2016 – an industry-wide ground-breaking South Asian Dance
conference from 20 to 22 May 2016 at mac Birmingham.
Navadisha 2016 will feature Keynote Addresses by Akram Khan, Shobana
Jeyasingh and Mavin Khoo – internationally acclaimed
performers/choreographers and instigators of new dynamics in British
The conference will feature: key speeches by Akram Khan, Naseem Khan,
Shobana Jeyasingh and others, the impressive visions and aspirations of
dancers currently inscribing their imprint on South Asian dance such as
Aakash Odedra, Sonia Sabri, Seeta Patel, Shane Shambhu and Balbir Singh;
signposts on Outdoor Arts from genre innovators led by Akademi;
International perspectives from Anita Ratnam, Hari Krishnan, Lata Pada,
and new generation interlocutors; Inspiring sessions on Dance, Health
& Change with Aloknanda Roy and Sohini Chakraborty (India); Latest
insights into Dance & Disability with Bisakha Sarker and Anusha
Subramanyam; Opportunities and gaps in Training & Development led by
the ISTD and Centre for Advanced Dance Training; and much more.
Conference moderator: Chitra Sundaram.
Pre-Conference event on 17 May at the Nehru Centre, London - 6.30pm -
The evening will also include a dialogue with Anita Ratnam.
Conference Launch on 19 May at Crescent Theatre, Birmingham - 6.30pm
Concluded Events 2016
May 1, 2016 at New Delhi
MUSCLE MEMORY.. what the body remembers - Workshop by Anita Ratnam at Natya Vriksha's World Dance Day celebrations
Arangham Trust presented Ganapati by Adishkati on 5th March at Spaces, Chennai, 7pm.
February 25, 2016 Liverpool, UK
Sannidhi is Milapfest’s Institute for Indian Arts based at Liverpool
Hope University. SANNIDHI DIALOGUES offers a chance for Indian arts
enthusiasts, academics and students to engage with artists off-stage to
learn more about music, dance and more. This new series of open
talks will feature eminent performing artists and scholars who will talk
about their craft, while sharing inspirations and challenges as artists
and will also explore history and important stories too.
The inaugural lecture in the Sannidhi Dialogues series was given by Dr. Anita R Ratnam
At: The Great Hall, Liverpool Hope University, 17 Shaw Street, L1 6HP, 2.30pm to 4pm
Kolkata Literary Meet
January 23, 2016, 11am
Epic Injustice: Do the two great Indian epics treat their women
characters fairly? Anita Ratnam, Amish Tripathi, Samhita Arni and Sujoy
Ghosh revisited some key moments in the Ramayana and Mahabharata. In
conversation with Malavika Banerjee.
At: Victoria Memorial Son-et- Lumiere
January 24, 2016, 7.30pm
A MILLION SITAS: Anita Ratnam and troupe performed their acclaimed production that chronicles a woman’s telling of the two great Epics
At: Victoria Memorial Quadrangle