"Ramanuja Sahasrabdi Mahotsavam"
Nov
12
12:30 PM12:30

"Ramanuja Sahasrabdi Mahotsavam"

In honor of the 1,000th birthday of Ramanujar, Natya Dance Theatre and the Greater Chicago Vedic Society present a day of performances.

12:30 pm: “Ettram Thantha Yatirajar: The Best Amongst Reformers”, a play in Tamil by the Greater Chicago Vedic Society

3:00 pm: “Ramanujarya Divyagyna: The Preceptor Par Excellence”, a discourse by Sri Dushyanth Sridhar

4:30 pm: world premiere of “Ramanuja Darshanam: The Beacon of Spiritual Light” by Natya Dance Theatre

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Natya Dance Theatre and Nrithyanjali School of Dance present: Leela Samson's "NADI"
Oct
7
4:00 PM16:00

Natya Dance Theatre and Nrithyanjali School of Dance present: Leela Samson's "NADI"

  • Pfeiffer Hall at North Central College (map)
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Co-presented by Natya Dance Theatre and Nrithyanjali School of Dance, Spanda Dance Company brings NADI to the Chicago area. NADI explores the love and longing, the physical changes and the deep philosophy that the river inspired through the centuries-old voices of India’s poets.

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Natya presents: Mallika Sarabhai's "Out of Bounds" + "Finding My Voice"
Sep
23
5:00 PM17:00

Natya presents: Mallika Sarabhai's "Out of Bounds" + "Finding My Voice"

Finding My Voice brings to audiences thoughts on global warming, live in relationships, an atheists relationship with the Goddess, sexual preferences and the growing intolerance in the world, all in the strictest and most complex Pandanallur Bharata Natyam vocabulary.

In Out of Bounds, Revanta Sarabhai and Pooja Purohit pose the question: what happens when you dissect Bharata Natyam to its core? The two dancers look for a new narrative, while their bodies still carry traces of the past. We see, in three chapters, a man and a woman transform the pure form of their dance to a story about relationships.

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Natya at Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park
Jul
26
1:00 PM13:00

Natya at Family Fun Festival in Millennium Park

  • Chase Promeade North, Millennium Park (map)
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Family Fun Festival, a free public festival offering music and arts for children of all ages, features a performance by Natya Dance Theatre on Wednesday, July 26. Join us at the Chase Promenade North in Millennium Park for a bharata natyam performance appropriate for children and adults alike. Admission is free and open to all!

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Mordine's & Co.'s COLLISIONS featuring Hema Rajagopalan
May
26
7:00 PM19:00

Mordine's & Co.'s COLLISIONS featuring Hema Rajagopalan

Mordine's COLLISIONS is an ongoing investigation into ideas of immediate impact: tensions between generations, cultures, and climatic changes, featuring choreography by Shirley Mordine in collaboration with Natya Founder and Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan. On May 25 and 26, Hema will join Shirley onstage for conversation and demonstration.

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Mordine & Co.'s COLLISIONS featuring Hema Rajagopalan
May
25
7:00 PM19:00

Mordine & Co.'s COLLISIONS featuring Hema Rajagopalan

Mordine's COLLISIONS is an ongoing investigation into ideas of immediate impact: tensions between generations, cultures, and climatic changes, featuring choreography by Shirley Mordine in collaboration with Natya Founder and Artistic Director Hema Rajagopalan. On May 25 and 26, Hema will join Shirley onstage for conversation and demonstration.

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Fundraiser for IAHM and "Beyond Bollywood"
May
14
4:30 PM16:30

Fundraiser for IAHM and "Beyond Bollywood"

Natya Dance Theatre presents this special fundraiser in support of the Indo-American Heritage Museum and the forthcoming exhibition "Beyond Bollywood: Indian Americans Shape the Nation", which explores the Indian-American experience and the community's vital political, professional, and cultural contributions to American life and history. Natya senior dancers will perform "Bharathi: My Mother", with choreography by Hema Rajagopalan. The performance celebrates the contributions India has made to our global culture.

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Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham
Apr
30
6:00 PM18:00

Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham

  • Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple (map)
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Celebrate Shri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi with the Balaji Temple and Natya Dance Theatre on April 30: Natya presents Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham (The Treasure That Ramanuja Found), describing the life and works of the Alwars through the eyes of Ramanuja.

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Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham
Apr
30
3:00 PM15:00

Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham

Celebrate Shri Ramanuja Sahasrabdi with The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago and Natya Dance Theatre on April 30: Natya presents Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham (The Treasure That Ramanuja Found), describing the life and works of the Alwars through the eyes of Ramanuja.

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Community Festival India featuring Natya Dance Theatre
Mar
11
11:00 AM11:00

Community Festival India featuring Natya Dance Theatre

The Kohler Arts Center's Community Festival India celebrates the culture of India with food, beverage, hands-on art-making, music, dance, storytelling, and more. Natya will perform several short pieces through the afternoon in the Kohler Matrix performance space; you can find more information on Community Festival India here.

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"The Oneness in Diversity"
Mar
9
7:30 PM19:30

"The Oneness in Diversity"

As part of the Kohler Arts Center's Community Festival India, Natya brings new work The Oneness in Diversity to the Kohler mainstage. Natya performs as part of an evening of Indian music and dance that also includes a performance by boundary-breaking Indian vocalist Kiran Ahluwalia. Click through for more information and tickets.

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Annual Day 2016
Nov
19
2:00 PM14:00

Annual Day 2016

  • Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College (map)
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Join Natya Dance Theatre for  Annual Day, our fall student performance. Natya students at every level perform for friends, family, and guests in a celebration of their learning. Admission is free, and all are welcome to attend.

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"Padma - The Evening Rose" (Night Out in the Parks)
Aug
28
3:00 PM15:00

"Padma - The Evening Rose" (Night Out in the Parks)

As part of the Chicago Parks District's Night Out in the Parks program, Natya Dance Theatre's "Padma - The Evening Rose" invites you to listen to dance and see music as dancers trained in the classical South Indian dance-theatre art of bharata natyam perform a visualization of poetry. In "Padma - The Evening Rose", poems are given visual treatment through rhythmic footwork and vivid expressions.

This performance is free and open to the public. In event of rain, the performance will be held inside the Indian Boundary Park fieldhouse gymnasium.

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"Padma - The Evening Rose" (Night Out in the Parks)
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

"Padma - The Evening Rose" (Night Out in the Parks)

As part of the Chicago Parks District's Night Out in the Parks program, Natya Dance Theatre's "Padma - The Evening Rose" invites you to listen to dance and see music as dancers trained in the classical South Indian dance-theatre art of bharata natyam perform a visualization of poetry. In "Padma - The Evening Rose", poems are given visual treatment through rhythmic footwork and vivid expressions.

This performance is free and open to the public. In event of rain, the performance will be held inside the Lake Shore Park fieldhouse gymnasium.

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