Mumbai to witness 7th edition of Sindhu Classical Dance Festival 2018

Mumbai will be witnessing the 7th edition of ‘Sindhu Classical Dance Festival’, a 3-days dance festival organized by 'Sankhya Dance Company.' The event is being held on April 13th- 15th 2018. A signature festival that celebrates classical dance with its ideologies, immerses the audience in its artistic space.


Started with the motive of giving sheer joy of the classical dance forms, the festival is spearheaded and curated by the creative duo Shri Vaibhav Arekar and Shri Sushant Jadhav.

Sindhu Classical Dance Festival will host a variety of Indian classical dance performances. Many renowned artists like Rina Devi and troupe, Vaibhav Arekar, Sujata Nair, Ashim Bandhu & Troupe will be part of the festival.

Artists performing at the festival –

13th April –

  • Manipuri by Rina Devi and troupe. Rina Devi a senior artist of the Jagoi Marup, Imphal who brings to stage the unique classical dance form of Manipur
  • Margam – A Solo Bharatanatyam recital by Shri Vaibhav Arekar

14th April –

  • ‘Krishnagatha’ – A Bharatanatyam presentation by Sujata Nair from Mumbai
  • ‘Pratibimb’ – A thematic presentation by Ashim Bandhu Bhattacharya and troupe from Kolkata

15th April –

  • Shrimant Yogi', a Bharatanatyam endeavour by Sankhya Dance Company, attempts to capture a few impressions of a phenomenon that is - Shivaji Maharaj

Talking about the festival Vaibhav Arekar/ Sushant Jadhav- Directors said, “Since past six years this festival has attracted many professional dancers, dance students and dance lovers due to its exclusive yet spectacular performances. In this 7th edition, we bring together traditional performances of classical dance styles from all corners of India. This year we have moved across cities and planned to host this festival in Thane as well as we hosted it in Pune in March. Our motive is to move around to as many places as possible and reach out to maximum rasikas. Sindhu has not only been mesmerizing rasikas but has also kept them waiting for the next season. It has been a direct hotspot for conducting workshops, lecture-demonstrations along with dance talks with eminent artists.”

Founded by Vaibhav Arekar in 2009 ‘Sankhya’ came as a natural extension of his artistic vision to have a company of dancers who engage and invest purely in dance performance. Today Sankhya is recognized as a premier Dance Company based in Mumbai. Needless to say, Sankhya’s artists practice dance as a way of life.


13th April 2018, Friday
Kashinath Ghanekar, Thane
6:30 PM onwards
Rina Debi & troupe, Vaibhav Arekar
14th April 2018, Sat
Yashwant Natya Mandir, Matunga
8.00 PM onwards
Sujata Nair,
Ashim Bandhu & troupe
15th April 2018, Sun
Sheila Gopal Raheja Auditorium, Bandra
11.30 AM onwards
Sankhya Dance Company

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