Solo performances in India

18 March 2017 - Aranyani was invited by TEDxDTU to speak and perform at their event. Aranyani spoke on – “Caste Dymanics in Classical Dance – History vs Narratives” and delivered a performance. 

20 June 2016Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan and ISKON presented Aranyani’s performance as part of a conference on Mahakavyas, Bangalore

4 March 2016Spoke at a discussion on dance and caste, and presented a solo performance at Shoonya – Centre for Art and Somatic Practices, Bangalore as part of ‘The Actor in the world’, Bangalore

28 February 2016 – Presented a margam at the India International Centre, New Delhi

26 April 2015 – World Dance Day, Alliance Francaise, Bangalore

10 January 2014 – Oneness Centre, Bangalore
3 January 2014 – Concluding day of ‘Trinity Music and Dance Festival’ and awarded the ‘Natya Kala Mani award’, Chennai
12 October 2013 – ICCR Horizon Series, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore
29 September 2013 – ‘Pay for the Arts Campaign’, Counter Culture, Bangalore
31 August 2013 – Performed Bharatanatyam pieces that referred to meditation for residents of Yoga Nikaya during a Yoga retreat organized jointly by Total Yoga and Thousand Yoga, Bangalore
31 July 2013 – HCL Concert Series, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
6 November 2012 – Alliance Francaise, New Delhi
26 October 2012 – Performance at the screening of ‘Journey from Sadir to Bharatanatyam’, a PSBT documentary film directed by Viveka Chauhan
6 October 2012 – Neemrana Fort Palace, Neemrana
15 August 2012 – Independence Day Celebrations, FICCI, New Delhi
24 June 2012 – Ananya Nrityollasa, Seva Sadan, Bangalore
3 May 2012 – Solo at World Dance Day festival, Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore
29 April 2012 – Dance Invocation for World Dance Day, Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore
1 April 2012 – Hotel L’Orient, Neemrana Hotels, Pondicherry
21 January 2012 – Neemrana Fort Palace, Neemrana

Solo performances outside India

January 2017 - Aranyani was invited with her troupe Vyuti to Malawi, Africa by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to represent India at the 68th Republic Day Celebrations there. Aranyani presented her solo work to much critical acclaim in addition to her ensemble choreographic work with Vyuti, all of which received standing ovations and encores.

October 2016 - Performed at Schwartzmann College, Tsinghua University and conducted a workshop for Bharatanatyam students at the Beijing Music Conservatory, Beijing, China

April 2016 - Gave a lecture on the history of Bharatanatyam and a performance at the Australian National University, Canberra and performed at the Australian Catholic University in Sydney, Australia

December 2015 – Gave a lecture-demonstration/workshop and a performance at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California, USA

Summer of 2015 – Europe Tour: Performed in Madrid and El Escorial (Spain); Berlin (Germany), Brussels (Belgium); The Hague (Netherlands) and London (UK)

2014 – Invited by the government of Martinique in the Carribean Islands to assess the Bharatanatyam teachers there, to conduct masterclasses and give a solo performance, Martinique, Carribean Islands

2011 – Interdependence Conference, Berlin, Germany
2010 – ‘Shyamasundara’, performed at Nehru Centre, London, UK
2009 – Oxford India Society celebrations, Nehru Centre, London, UK
2009 – Tagore Centre, cultural wing of the Indian Embassy, Berlin, Germany
2008 – Performance at an event organized by the Arizona State University, Istanbul, Turkey
2008 – Diwali Celebrations, Georgetown, Washington DC, USA
2008 – Columbia University, New York, USA
2007 – Covent Garden, at an event organized by the Akademi for South Asian Dance, London, UK
2006 – CERI, Paris, France
2006 – Wissenschaftsen Zentrum, Berlin, Germany
2005 – 9th East-west Philosopher’s Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii
2004 – Institute for Advanced Studies Concluding day cultural evening, Jerusalem, Israel

Group performances

March 2017 - Vyuti performed at Vasant Valley school, New Delhi

January 2017 - Aranyani was invited to take her troupe Vyuti to Malawi, Africa by the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) to represent India at the 68th Republic Day Celebrations there. Aranyani and Vyuti delivered 3 performances there, all of which received standing ovations and encores.

November 2016 - Vyuti travelled to Delhi where the group performed at Sardar Patel Vidyalaya, Pathways School, Gati Dance Forum, Delhi International Arts Festival and Tijara Fort Palace, Alwar, Rajasthan

October 2016 - Vyuti performed at Gangubai Hanagal Auditorium, Manipal University 

September 2016 - Vyuti performed at Seva Sadan, Bangalore

March 2016 – After conceptualising her own dance company ‘Vyuti’, Aranyani and her group premiered Vyuti’s work at Shoonya – Centre for Arts and Somatic Practices, Bangalore

2014 – Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary dance in collaboration with Archana Kumar, Avril Stormy Unger and Sulk Station called ‘Versus’, Alternational (a platform for collaborative artists), Bangalore
2013 – ‘Fearless’, a contemporary dance production with elements of Bharatanatyam, Chhau and contemporary dance choreographed by Avril Stormy Unger,
2013 – As part of the Daksha Sheth Dance Company, performed in ‘Sari’ for the 46th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, Asian Development Bank, New Delhi.
2012 – Contemporary group performance ‘Flight from a shadow’ choreographed by Chitra Arvind, Museum Theatre, Chennai

2011 – ‘Tilt’ choreographed by Anusha Lall at the Indo-French Contemporary dance festival, New Delhi and NCPA, Mumbai

2004 – Spanda performs at Doordarshan, New Delhi

2003 – Spanda performs at 50 years of Sangeet Natak Akademi, Sirifort Auditorium, New Delhi
2002 – Spanda showcases its work at Kamani Auditorium and goes on tour to China, Japan and Inner Mongolia. Spanda also performs at the first edition of ‘Ananya’ festival organized by Seher, Old Fort, New Delhi
2001 – Spanda performs at Devigarh Fort, Udaipur
1998 – Leela Samson and some students perform at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium for the Pope John Paul II, New Delhi