EVAM 2018: 4th Edition of Classical Dance Festival in Mumbai


A three day classical dance festival with artists of international repute and much sought after dance companies from India and the U.S. Presenting for the first time in Mumbai Premiere shows Gandhi by Satyajith Dhananjayan. Sat-Gati by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Co. and Amba-Shikhandi by Prakriti (U.S.).

St. Andrews Auditorium: Mumbai,
St. Dominic Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050, India

FEB  Fri 23
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P.L. Deshpande Natya Sankul (Mini): Prabhadevi,
Ravindra Natya Mandir, 3rd Floor, Sayani Road, Prabhadevi, Near Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400025, India

FEB Sat 24
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Ravindra Natya Mandir: Mumbai,
Near Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Sayani Road, Prabhadevi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400025, India

FEB Sun 25
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23rd Feb:
– Ashley Lobos NAVDHARA India Dance Theatre presents AMAARA
– Satyajit Dhananjayan presents GANDHI with live music ensemble.

24th Feb:
– Meenakshi Srinivasan presents a Bharathanatyam recital with live music ensemble
– Beej presents Jheeni An improvised quartet featuring Sanjukta Wagh, Shruthi Vishwanath Hitesh Dhutia Vinayak Netke and Deepa Dharmadikari.

25th Feb:
– Prakritri Dance Company (US) presents Amba Shikhandi
– Parswhanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company present Sat-Gati with live music ensemble.

EVAM a classical dance festival in the past three years has become one of the most awaited events in Mumbai’s cultural calendar. The event is being held on February 24th- 25th 2018 at St. Andrews Bandra on 23rd) & Ravidnra Natya Mandir on 24th & 25th Feb 7 pm onwards, Mumbai. This year EVAM has a great line-up of artists. For the first time we have an international dance company , the Prakriti dance company from US will be performing at EVAM they will present their successful production Shikhandi. Also, for the first time a contemporary dance company is part of the festival, Ashley Lobo’s Navdhara India Dance theatre one of the finest in the country present their latest work Amaara. EVAM will also showcase ace soloists Sanjuktha Wagh and Meenakshi Srinivasan from Chennai. Satyajith Dhanajayan’s latest choreographic work ‘Gandhi’ & Parshwantah Upadhye’s Punyah Dance Company will present Sat-gati, the sacred path with live musicians.

The festival has a set of unique workshops to benefit dance students. A body conditioning and fitness workshop by Amith Kumar from DanceWorx, Bharthanatyam workshop by Parshwanath Upadhye and back by popular demand, Rama Vaidyanthan will take a workshop this year as well.

Talking about the festival Keerthana Ravi-Founder, EVAM said, “The idea of the festival germinated as a sore point for me while attending programs in Mumbai. I found that classical dance programs had very limited patronage and participation, most performances were attended by friends and family of the dancer or other dancers. I felt that the layperson isn’t drawn to watch a classical performance and that is worrisome because if the viewers do not grow then there will always be lesser platforms & opportunities for dancers. Hence I felt that the onus is on me as a young practitioner of the art which led me to start RasaBodhi Arts foundation and EVAM to bridge the gap between artists and art lovers.”

EVAM is India’s first crowd-funded classical Dance Festival. The festival not only garnered funds from many people across the globe but it was also one of the most successful crowds funded campaigns. Over the years EVAM has brought in the best names in classical dance like Rama Vaidyanatha, Vaibhav Arekar, Neena Prasad, Rani Khannum & several other youngsters.




Meenakshi Srinivasan Satyajit C.P. Parshwanath S. Upadhye Kasi AysolaSanjukta Wagh Navdhara India Dance Theatre Ashley Lobo Anilkumar SinghMalini Mahesh BukrediwalaNithya RajSalome Ankit Singhal Rajeesh NairKomal Lath