Ashini Shah arangetram
Jul
29
4:00 pm16:00

Ashini Shah arangetram

  • Oswego East High School

Join Natya in celebrating the arangetram of Ashini Shah on Saturday, July 29 at Oswego East High School (Oswego, IL).

Dhara Patel arangetram
Jul
30
3:30 pm15:30

Dhara Patel arangetram

  • Elgin Community College

Join Natya in celebrating the arangetram of Dhara Patel on Sunday, July 30 at Elgin Community College (Elgin, IL).

Nadia Mohideen arangetram
Aug
6
4:00 pm16:00

Nadia Mohideen arangetram

  • Dominican University

Join Natya in celebrating the arangetram of Nadia Mohideen on Sunday, August 6 at Dominican University (River Forest, IL).

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"

  • Oswego East High School

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.

BUY TICKETS HERE: $20 ADVANCE PURCHASE, $25 DAY OF SHOW

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

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.

BUY TICKETS HERE: $20 ADVANCE PURCHASE, $25 DAY OF SHOW


Sonia Mistry arangetram
Jul
22
4:00 pm16:00

Sonia Mistry arangetram

  • Dominican University

Join Natya in celebrating the arangetram of Sonia Mistry on Saturday, July 22 at Dominican University (River Forest, IL).

"In the Blue Light: Stories of India" at Night Out In The Parks
Jul
19
5:30 pm17:30

"In the Blue Light: Stories of India" at Night Out In The Parks

  • Maggie Daley Park

Natya’s In the Blue Light: Stories of India speaks through gods, goddesses, animals, and demons, weaving a tapestry that transports the audience to another world. Join us at Maggie Daley Park for this Night Out In The Parks performance. Admission is free; all are welcome.

Mordine's & Co.'s COLLISIONS featuring Hema Rajagopalan
May
26
7:00 pm19:00

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

  • Links Hall

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

  • Links Hall

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.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE.

"Dance, Diversity, Divinity" at the Baha'i House of Worship
May
21
1:30 pm13:30

"Dance, Diversity, Divinity" at the Baha'i House of Worship

  • Baha'i House of Worship

Celebrate the joy of motion with dancers from around the world! Natya performs as part of an event honoring the beauty of unity-in-diversity through music and dance. Dance, Diversity, Divinity will be held at the Baha'i House of Worship from 1:30 - 3:30 pm, and is free and open to all.

Spring Student Showcase
May
20
3:30 pm15:30

Spring Student Showcase

  • Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

Celebrate the artistic accomplishments of Natya's students by joining us for 2017's spring student showcase on Saturday, May 20, from 3:30 - 7:30 pm at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago. Admission is free; all are welcome!

Fundraiser for IAHM and "Beyond Bollywood"
May
14
4:30 pm16:30

Fundraiser for IAHM and "Beyond Bollywood"

  • Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

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.

PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS HERE.

Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham
Apr
30
6:00 pm18:00

Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham

  • Sri Venkateswara Swami (Balaji) Temple

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.

Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham
Apr
30
3:00 pm15:00

Ramanujar Kanda Pokkisham

  • Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

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.

Annual Day 2016
Nov
19
2:00 pm14:00

Annual Day 2016

  • Pfeiffer Hall, North Central College

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.

"The Flowering Tree"
Nov
5
5:00 pm17:00

"The Flowering Tree"

  • Lafayette High School

The Flowering Tree is an original Natya Dance Theatre evening-length work performed with English narration.

Presented by Abhinaya St. Louis

Vijayadasimi Day
Oct
11
7:00 pm19:00

Vijayadasimi Day

  • Vivekananda Meditation Hall at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

Natya will be celebrating Vijayadasimi Day on Tuesday, October 11, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm in the Vivekananda Meditation Hall at the Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago (10915 Lemont Rd, Lemont, IL 60439). 

The pooja will be from 7:00 - 7:15 pm.

"The Incomplete Gesture"
Oct
1
8:00 pm20:00

"The Incomplete Gesture"

  • North Shore Center for the Performing Arts

The Incomplete Gesture expresses the frustration of misunderstanding and communication lapses: gaps that are bridged only when we connect as people committed to loving each other.

"The Incomplete Gesture"
Sep
24
7:30 pm19:30

"The Incomplete Gesture"

  • IPFW Rhinehart Music Center, Auer Performance Hall

The Incomplete Gesture expresses the frustration of misunderstanding and communication lapses: gaps that are bridged only when we connect as people committed to loving each other.

"Padma - The Evening Rose" (Night Out in the Parks)
Aug
28
3:00 pm15:00

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

  • Indian Boundary Park

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.

Anjali Das arangetram
Jul
31
4:00 pm16:00

Anjali Das arangetram

  • Dominican University

Join Natya in celebrating the arangetram of Anjali Das on Sunday, July 31 at Dominican University.

"Padma - The Evening Rose" (Night Out in the Parks)
Jul
29
6:00 pm18:00

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

  • Lake Shore Park

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.

Yasaswini Iyer arangetram
Jul
23
4:00 pm16:00

Yasaswini Iyer arangetram

  • Northern Virginia Community College

Join Natya in celebrating the arangetram of Yasaswini Iyer on Satuday, July 23 at Ernst Community Cultural Center at Northern Virginia Community College.

Antaraa Anandan arangetram
Jul
1
6:30 pm18:30

Antaraa Anandan arangetram

  • Rani Seethai Hall

Join Natya in celebrating the arangetram of Antaraa Anandan in India on July 1 at Rani Seethai Hall 603, 1st floor- Anna Salai, Chennai-600006

Note: time is in Indian time zone, UTC +05:30

"Saayujya - The Merging"
May
1
5:00 pm17:00

"Saayujya - The Merging"

  • The Hindu Temple of Greater Chicago

Saayujya (The Merging) is a world premiere of an original work, created by the renowned artists T.M. Krishna & Priyadarsini Govind from India and presented by Natya Dance Theatre. 

Tickets available now.

"The Flowering Tree"
Apr
15
8:00 pm20:00

"The Flowering Tree"

  • The Cullen Theatre at The Wortham Center

The Flowering Tree is an original Natya Dance Theatre evening-length work performed with English narration.
Purchase tickets starting in February 2016 at www.iaahouston.com