Event Details

  • Date
  • Sat 02nd Nov 2019
  • Venue
  • Finchley Arts Depot
  • Address
  • 5 Nether Street Tally Ho Corner North Finchley London N12 0GA View Map

  • Time
  • 6:30 pm -

Ticket Prices

  • One Day Pass
  • 17.50
  • Two Day Pass
  • 30.00

Hemantika 2019 will showcase unique partnerships across the rich variety of Indian classical and other distinct dances including Bharatanatyam, Odissi, Chhau, Mohininatyam, Kuchipuri, Uday Shankar style and of course, Kathak!

Featuring the best of established and emerging British artists, the varied programme includes performances, workshops, film and debate. We’re also excited to offer a one-of-a-kind Chhau martial arts dance workshop with the renowned Santosh Nair from India.

Now in its fourth year, Hemantika is one of UK’s standout dance festivals and is held in the last few days of  autumn, or as Rabindranath Tagore called it, the season ‘Hemantika’.

The brainchild of Sujata Banerjee, the Festival brings together dance artists, practitioners, students, and regular and new audiences to offer an immersive dance experience, thereby creating energy and buzz akin to the invigorating cultural maahol (environment) found in India.

Watch performances by some of UK’s best established and emerging artists:

Sat 2 Nov 2019 at 6.30pm

Kathak & Odissi duet by Urja Thakore and Parvati Rajamani
Kathak & Uday Shankar style duet by Vidya Patel and Protima Chatterjee
Kathak & Bharatnatyam trio by Veidika Chohan, Uma Venkataraman and Sundaresan Ramesh
Kathak & Kuchipudi duet by Saloni Saraf and Aishwarya Rajarshi
SBDC student performances

Sun 3 Nov 2019 at 5.00pm

Mohiniattam & Bharatnatyam jugalbandi: Performed by Upahaar School of Dance
Jugalbandi of Kathak gharanas: Performed by Ashwini Kalsekar and Jaina Modasia
Specially commissioned Chhau group dance: Performed by senior SBDC students
SBDC student performances
Surprise guest artist

Ticket Price

One Day: £17.50 / £12.50 conc

Two Days: £30 / £20 conc

Hemantika Festival 2019 is supported by Arts Council England and Akademi.