Upcoming Events

Bharatanatyam Workshop with Renjith and Vijna

The workshop will focus on conditioning exercises, alignment, technique and a small repertoire item.

Lucid Body House 230 Lexington Avenue, NYC
August 28-30 6:30PM-9:00PM
August 28-30 6:30PM-9:00PM, Lucid Body House 230 Lexington Avenue, NYC

The workshop will focus on conditioning exercises, alignment, technique and a small repertoire item. Open to students who have studied Jatiswaram and above. Fee: $240 early Bird until August 11th. After August 11th : $260. To register email jivaperformingarts@gmail.com.

Renjith and Vijna, partners in dance as well as life, is a couple par excellence in the discipline of Bharatanatyam. Renjith graduated at the world famous Kalakshetra and has been undergoing advance training under Prof.C.V.Chandrashekar since 2001. Vijna did her initial training under Smt. Sujatha Chandramohan and continued training under – ‘The Dhananjayans’. Since 2011, has been under the tutelage of Prof.C.V.Chandrasekhar. They are also honing their skills in Abhinaya under the guidance of Abhinaya Exponent, Smt. Indira Kadambi.

Their aim is to extend the boundaries of Indian traditional dance and create a new benchmark in the aesthetics of presentation by using innovative dance techniques. They strive to inculcate a higher quality in their performances that will inspire, entertain and educate a diverse audience. The couple work together as creative partners in moulding complete individuals through their brainchild: Sāraswatham Foundation.

They are undoubtedly a perfect couple in the younger generation of prominent ‘Dance Duos’ in India representing the élan that signifies the principle of Shakti and Shiva in spiritual parlance.

Celebrating 10 Years… Jiva in One Word

We are introducing a series of 3 videos sharing our community’s love of the art. The videos were created by our very talented youth

We are thrilled to be celebrating 10 years! Check out the 2nd installment in a series of 3 videos celebrating our community and appreciation of the art form. The videos were created by our very talented youth with the help of some of our dedicated parents…Thanks Suhani, Jiya, Kiki and parents! You can view the full video here.

Adult Dance Intensive

We’re pleased to invite you to our 4-day Adult Dance Intensive this July!

Jiva has some exciting summer classes coming up! In July we'll be offering a 4-day Dance Intensive for adults focusing on technique, conditioning and theory. For more information email us at jivaperformingarts@gmail.com. You can make your class payment at the following link . We need a minimum number of students to hold the intensive. We hope to see you there!

Dance intensives @ Lucid Body House

Adults July 24-27 6:30PM-8:30PM

Jiva Dance on NBC Learn

Jiva was recently featured on NBC Learn!

Spring has been buzzing with excitement for us! We're pleased to share our feature on NBC Learn. If you haven't already seen our video, Indian Classical Dance in the Modern World- please do! You can view the full video here.

Jiva Performing Arts on AmazonSmile

Jiva is on AmazonSmile- Support the arts while you shop!

Jiva is now on AmazonSmile! We know that many of you use Amazon, but did you know that you can support the arts while you shop? AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. When you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate a percentage of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.  Click here to support Jiva on AmazonSmile.

Vidyanjali 2017

An offering of dance featuring the students of Jiva
Performing Arts accompanied by a live Carnatic Orchestra.

Dixon Place 161 Chrystie St, NYC
June 11, 2017 5:00pm
Live music by Sonali Skandan on Nattuvangam, Shiv Subramanian on Vocals, Bala Skandan on Mridangam, Anu-Shree Rajagopal on Violin.

From the Horses Mouth

A celebration of 100+ years of Indian dance in America

14th Street Y 344 East 14th St. NYC
April 26-30, 2017
Special Edition of the innovative show that presents over 20 heart-warming STORIES from dancers - performers, teachers, choreographers, producers - who go on to perform improvisations based on their distinctive dance-theatre forms: this time focusing on a range of DANCE FORMS from INDIA (Bharatanatyam to Bollywood) Tickets: HERE

Urban Nritta Selected for the 17th New York Indian Film Festival

Jiva Dance’s short film, Urban Nritta is an official selection for the 17th NYIFF!

Theater 3 Village East, NYC
May 3rd 2017 6:15PM
Jiva Dance's first dance Film Short, Urban Nritta, has been selected for the 17th New York Indian Film Festival in NYC. It will be screened a part of a shorts program featuring music, dance and comedy on May 3rd.

Tickets: here

Check out the full film festival schedule: NYIFF 2017

Jiva Celebrates 10 Years

Jiva celebrates 10 years of artistry in NYC!

January 1, 2017 - December 31, 2017
Jiva celebrates its 10 year anniversary with some wonderful events and offerings. We hope you will join us this year to celebrate 10 years of arts blossoming!
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