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

"The King Elephant and the Mice"
Feb
20
11:45 am11:45

"The King Elephant and the Mice"

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The largest animal in the forest, the mighty King Elephant, leads his elephant family to the lake to drink. As the herd of elephants charge towards the water, the forest mice scurry away. But when the elephants wade into the lake, they get stuck in the mud and are soon captured by hunters! Who will come to their rescue? Originally from a collection of Indian fables passed down through centuries, this story teaches us that we will find friends—and courage—in unexpected places. Featuring Natya Associate Artistic Director Krithika Rajagopalan as the Storyteller.

Presented in collaboration with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"The King Elephant and the Mice"
Feb
20
10:00 am10:00

"The King Elephant and the Mice"

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The largest animal in the forest, the mighty King Elephant, leads his elephant family to the lake to drink. As the herd of elephants charge towards the water, the forest mice scurry away. But when the elephants wade into the lake, they get stuck in the mud and are soon captured by hunters! Who will come to their rescue? Originally from a collection of Indian fables passed down through centuries, this story teaches us that we will find friends—and courage—in unexpected places. Featuring Natya Associate Artistic Director Krithika Rajagopalan as the Storyteller.

Presented in collaboration with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"The King Elephant and the Mice"
Jan
9
11:45 am11:45

"The King Elephant and the Mice"

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The largest animal in the forest, the mighty King Elephant, leads his elephant family to the lake to drink. As the herd of elephants charge towards the water, the forest mice scurry away. But when the elephants wade into the lake, they get stuck in the mud and are soon captured by hunters! Who will come to their rescue? Originally from a collection of Indian fables passed down through centuries, this story teaches us that we will find friends—and courage—in unexpected places. Featuring Natya Associate Artistic Director Krithika Rajagopalan as the Storyteller.

Presented in collaboration with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"The King Elephant and the Mice"
Jan
9
10:00 am10:00

"The King Elephant and the Mice"

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The largest animal in the forest, the mighty King Elephant, leads his elephant family to the lake to drink. As the herd of elephants charge towards the water, the forest mice scurry away. But when the elephants wade into the lake, they get stuck in the mud and are soon captured by hunters! Who will come to their rescue? Originally from a collection of Indian fables passed down through centuries, this story teaches us that we will find friends—and courage—in unexpected places. Featuring Natya Associate Artistic Director Krithika Rajagopalan as the Storyteller.

Presented in collaboration with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"The King Elephant and the Mice"
Dec
6
3:15 pm15:15

"The King Elephant and the Mice"

  • Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The largest animal in the forest, the mighty King Elephant, leads his elephant family to the lake to drink. As the herd of elephants charge towards the water, the forest mice scurry away. But when the elephants wade into the lake, they get stuck in the mud and are soon captured by hunters! Who will come to their rescue? Originally from a collection of Indian fables passed down through centuries, this story teaches us that we will find friends—and courage—in unexpected places. Featuring Natya Associate Artistic Director Krithika Rajagopalan as the Storyteller.

Presented in collaboration with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

"The King Elephant and the Mice"
Dec
6
1:30 pm13:30

"The King Elephant and the Mice"

  • The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

The largest animal in the forest, the mighty King Elephant, leads his elephant family to the lake to drink. As the herd of elephants charge towards the water, the forest mice scurry away. But when the elephants wade into the lake, they get stuck in the mud and are soon captured by hunters! Who will come to their rescue? Originally from a collection of Indian fables passed down through centuries, this story teaches us that we will find friends—and courage—in unexpected places. Featuring Natya Associate Artistic Director Krithika Rajagopalan as the Storyteller.

Presented in collaboration with The Chicago Symphony Orchestra

Natya Annual Day
Nov
21
4:00 pm16:00

Natya Annual Day

  • Dominican University Performing Arts Center

Join Natya Dance Theatre for our annual showcase of student work at Annual Day.
Admission is free!

Varna - Colors of White
Oct
24
7:30 pm19:30

Varna - Colors of White

Natya returns to The Dance Center of Columbia College to celebrate 40 years of performing and creating dance art with the world premiere of Varna – Colors of White.

$125 Saturday 40th anniversary celebration: includes performance of Varna with special one-night-only performance by Hema Rajagopalan followed by a post-performance gala with food, drinks, and live music.

Buy tickets here

Varna - Colors of White
Oct
23
7:30 pm19:30

Varna - Colors of White

  • Dance Center of Columbia College

Natya returns to The Dance Center of Columbia College to celebrate 40 years of performing and creating dance art with the world premiere of Varna – Colors of White.

Buy tickets here