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Upcoming Events

  • Jiva Dance

Sonali and Bala Perform in Mexico City

The Embassy of India in Mexico and the Gurudev Tagore Cultural Center present Bharatanatyam Dance by Sonali Skandan and Carnatic Music by Bala Skandan
February 17, 2018 @ 7PM
Indian Embassy Auditorium
Musset No. 325, Col. Polanco, CDMX
Free Admission Bala and I are excited to present for the first time in the cultural capital of Mexico. It will be a shared evening of dance and rhythm, with some exciting original works.

  • Jiva Dance

Jiva Dance at 92StY

March 27, 28, 29 2018 | 1395 Lexington Ave, NYC

Jiva Dance and music ensemble visit 92StY for the acclaimed "Musician's Introduction Series" - aimed at exposing children to the world's diverse artistic legacies.

They are accompanied by a wonderful orchestra:
Vignesh Ravichandran in Vocals
Sriram Ramanan on Mridangam
Arun Ramamurthy in Violin

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  • Jiva Dance

Abhinaya Baithak

March 24, 2018 @ 6PM | 450 9th St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

An informal presentation of the art of Abhinaya by three exciting performers of Indian Classical dance - Sonali Mishra from Bhubaneshwar, India, Bharati Penneswaran from Aalokam in NY, and Sonali Skandan from Jiva Performing Arts in NY will perform solo abhinaya pieces in an intimate setting.l, and was screeend on May 3, 2017.
Suggested donation: $10

Recent Past Events / News

Urban Nritta selected for the New York Indian Film Festival

Jiva Dance's dabce film Urban Nritta was an official selction for the 17th NYIFF Film Fetsival, and was screeend on May 3, 2017.
Click Here to watch the full video

Jiva Dance on NBC Learn

Jiva Dance was featured in a beautiful video produced by NBC Learn.
Click Here to watch the full video

Sonali performs at From the Horses Mouth: A celebration of 100+ years of Indian Dance in America

April 25-28, 2017
produced by Tina Croll and James Cuuningham
14th St. Y, NYC

Sonali tours Europe with From Heaven and Earth Tour and Samyukta

SAMYUKTA, a coming together - with Italian Bharatanatyam artist Lucrezia Maniscotti
organized by L'Accademia Sangam
March 15 - Milan, Italy - 9:00PM | Spazio Sirin Via Vincenzo Vela 15, 20133
contact: accademiasangam@gmail.com

Sonali Skandan presents an evening of solo repertoire where the earthly become the divine, where ritual and daily life merge, and the Gods and Goddesses walk the earth. Sonali presents classical and original pieces with the theme of devotion and desire as their crux, where the sacred merges with the sensual. Her presentation is based based on the traditional margam, or traditional solo repertoire of a Bharatanatyam dancer.

March 17-19 - Lisbon, Portugal -presented by EKA dance company
March 17 - 10:00PM - concert with Bhavana Pradyumna
March 17-19 Bharatanatyam workshop - 7:00-8:30PM

March 20-26 - Spain - presentd by ChandrikaNatya
March 22- concert - Sevilla, Spain 9:30PM | Sala el Cachorro c/Procurador, 19 Triana
March 24 - concert - Madrid, Spain 9:00PM | Espacio Ronda Ronda de Segovia 50 m Porta de Toledo
March 25 - Bharatanatyam Intensive Workshop, Madrid 10AM-12PM and 4-8PM La Corrala de la Danza c/ Dr. Piga 5 bis metro Lavapies

Sonali performs From Heaven and Earth with a live orchestra

St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY March 2, 2017

Jiva Dance performs at the Salon Series at Salaam Bombay with Akshara

February 11, 2017

Jiva Dance perform at the Madison Square Stages

Jiva Dance along with students perform at this outdoor festival
October 15, 2016

Sonali performs at the Tagore Center, Berlin

Sonali presents a solo margam at the Tagore Center in Berlin, Gernmany.
September 6, 2016 7:00PM

Jiva Dance at the Victory Dance Series

Jiva Dance will present selected pieces from Mayura:Blue Peacock at the acclaimed Victory Dance Series at NYC's famed off-Broadway New Victory Theater. They will be sharing the evening with celebrated companies, Jose Limon Dance Company and Lar Lubovitch Dance Company.
Public Performance: July 21, 2016 7:00PM

Sonali Skandan India Tour 2016

Sonali will present her solo works in 4 cities in India:

January 2, 2016 5:30PM: Nrityollasa presened by Nrityaangan, Mangalore, India - http://nrityaangan.in/
January 7, 2016 6:15PM: Brahma Gana Sabha, Sivagami Petachi Auditorium, Chennai, India - http://www.brahmaganasabha.com/
January 8, 2016 5:00PM: 7th Cuttack Mahotsav International Dance and Music Festival, Cuttack, India
January 11, 2016 7:00PM: Stein Auditorium, Habitat World, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, India - http://www.indiahabitat.org/

Mayura:Blue Peacock at FIT

The Company will present the full production for students of the Fashion Insitutute of Technology
March 9, 2016 6:30PM
Katie Murphy Amphitheater

Sonali Skandan and Akshara peform at Oxford College, Oxford, GA

Sonali presents select solo peices/ Akshara presents a selection of their works.
April 6, 2016
Katie Murphy Amphitheater

Selected Past Performances

Music Academy Madras

2011 International Fringe Festival

Chennai Music and Dance Festivals

Natyanjali Music and Dance Festivals

American Dance Guild Festival

IAAC Erasing Borders Festival

Centre Mandapa, Paris, France

Joyce/Soho, NYC

Toronto International Dance Festival, Canada

Nehru Centre London, UK

Narthaki Festival of Dance, Houston, TX

Atlas Performing Arts Center, Washington, DC

Downtown Dance Festival, NYC

Dance/Now Festival, NYC

Rubin Museum of Art, NYC

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC

Lincoln Center, NYC

Asia Society, NYC

IDEA Living Dance Festival, Washington, DC

Sruti Organization, Philadephia, PA

Sun to Stars Festival, NYC

92Y Harkness Dance Center 75th year anniversary season , NYC

New York University, NYC

Yale University, CT

Fordham University, NYC

Elmira College, Elmira, NY

Hunter College, NYC

Manhattanville College, NY

Sarah Lawrence College, Bronxville, NY

Queens College, NY

SUNY, Cortland, NY

Columbia University, NYC