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August 2019

Aug 11

The Four Horsemen at Drive East

August 11, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
A.R.T. Theatre, 502 West 53rd St.
New York, NY 10019 United States
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The Four Horsemen is an innovative Indian Classical dance production, exploring symbolism from the story of the Apocalypse through Indian classical dance, music and Sanskrit poetry. The work centers around four vignettes of life and death through four female protagonists who stand for universal human experience. The stories – a woman shackled to the life of a courtesan (conquest), a woman reminiscing the night she spent with her lover who is at war (war), a mother searching for nourishment for…

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Aug 19

Summer Dance Intensive by Sonali Skandan

August 19, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - August 22, 2019 @ 8:30 pm
Lucid Body House, 230 Lexington Ave.
New York, NY 10016 United States
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A 4-evening dance class focusing on foundational steps (adavus, alignment, body conditioning exercises and simple theory and a small repertoire item). It will be a great way for kids and adults to get back into a rigorous practice, and those who are returning dancers, a chance to refresh their technique. This class is not for absolute beginners- class is contingent on a minimum number of participants.  

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October 2019

Oct 5


October 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
St.Mark Church in-the-Bowery, 131 E 10th St, New York,
NYC, NY 10003 United States

A program of music, dance, and spoken word National Day of Action Against Domestic Violence To kick off National Domestic Awareness Month, 2019 Featuring performances by: Ivanka Figueroa, dancer Joy Kelly, actor/storyteller Regina Ress, storyteller Sonali Skandan, dancer Jeannine Otis, musician Vissi Dance TheaterThe National Day of Action Against Domestic Violence is organized by Healing Voices-Personal Stories, a non-profit film company creating films that offer the stories of survivors who have escaped the prison of domestic violence and have created new lives…

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Oct 20

Le Mandapa

October 20, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mandapa Center, 6 rue Wurtz -
Paris, 75013 France
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Danse Bharatanatyam and Carnatic Rhythms  Sonali and Bala Skandan present an evening of South Indian Carnatic Rhythms and selected works in Bharatanatyam. Rasa, (mood) and Laya, (rhythm) combine in a joyful expression of music and dance. Bala Skandan will presenta demonstration of rhythms on Carnatic music on the Kanjira, a frame drum from South India, as well as konnakol, or verbal percussion. Sonali presents selected pieces from her classical repertoire along with excerpts from her latest work, The Four Horsemen…

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Oct 27

Lotus Music and Dance – Dancing Across Cultures

October 27, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Manhattan Movement Arts Center, 248 West 60th St
New York, NY United States
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Lotus Dance and Music presents Dancing Across Cultural Borders featuring Jiva Dance and musical ensemble. The festival includes pre-performance discussions and demonstrations that will provide information on the cultural context and technique of the art form. Artists: Dancers: Sonali Skandan, Maya Kappil, Amrita Doshi Nattuvangam: Kiran Rajagopalan Vocals: Vignesh Ravichandran Mridangam: Bala Skandan Violin: Neha Krishnamachary

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November 2019

Nov 10


November 10, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Yale, Harkness Ballroom, Yale University
New Haven, CT United States

Natyamandala presents The Four Horsemen by Jiva Dance preceded by an Indian Classical Dance workshop by Sonali Skandan The Four Horsemen: Dancers: Sonali Skandan, Aishwarya Madhav, Amrita Doshi, Bharathi Penneswaran Sunday, Nov. 10th | 6:00 PM *This is a free event Indian Classical Dance workshop by Sonali Skandan: Sunday, Nov. 10th | 11:00 AM Harkness Ballroom, Yale University To sign up email smita.krishnaswamy@yale.edu

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November 2020

Nov 18

Still Point Expanding

November 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm

Sonali created and presented "Melting," a new dance on camera work which was featured in Jiva Performing Arts' first Dance on Camera Festival, “Still Point Expanding: A Six-Part Elaboration" The Festival premiered on November 18, 2020.  Melting presents a rare poem of Meera Bai, in the light of her love and passion to Krishna.

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May 2021

May 23

The Sun Unto A Day

May 23, 2021 @ 7:00 pm

Sonali presents her latest dance on camera work, "The Sun Unto a Day," premiering May 23, 2021 for The World Music Institute's Dancing the Gods Festival, curated by Rajika Puri. The festival feature virtual works by stellar dancers, Rama Vaidyanathan, Surupa Sen and Jin Won.        

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August 2021

Aug 14


August 14, 2021 @ 2:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Garfield Place, Garfield Place bet. PPW and 8th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY United States
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B’ Rhythm creates a living dialogue between Indian Classical music, dance, and world percussion sounds and movements.  Inspired by the rhythms we see and hear in NYC every day, this project is an eccentric approach to combining indian classical sounds, movements, and storytelling with folk and hybrid choreography. B’ Rhythm is a unique endeavor that addresses the evolving nature of our cultural landscape and city. The projects bring together some of NYC’s finest talents of music and dance in a…

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September 2021

Sep 22

The Adventures of the Naughty Bee

September 22, 2021 @ 8:00 am - September 26, 2021 @ 5:00 pm

The Adventures of the Naughty Bee - part of the Erasing Birder Festival of Dance She is a bit mischievous, a bit daring, and full of curiosity and humor…we follow the Naughty Bee as she explores the world around her and never resists a challenge along her journey…. Concept and Choreography: Maya Kulkarni Performance: :Sonali Skandan Film Direction: Sonali Skandan and Raashi Desai  ???? Director of Photography and Editing: Raashi Desai Sound Design and Editing: Sonali Skandan Costume: Maya Kulkarni…

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