Upcoming Events

  • Thursday, Jan 10, 2019 at 6-8pm - Sangam: a Confluence of Traditions. Arts of the South Asian Diaspora with Malini Srinivasan, Pritha Singh and Chitra Singh at Queens Central Library

Opening reception of the exhibit What We Bring: New Immigrant Gifts This exhibit adds to the national dialogue on immigration, bringing in to focus the cultural contributions of new immigrants.  With this exhibition, we mark the fiftieth anniversary of the Hart-Celler Immigration and Nationality Act, implemented in 1968, which inaugurated a new era of immigration from Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Caribbean. What We Bring celebrates the rich layers of creativity, tradition, and increased cultural diversity that the law set in motion, especially in New York City, where 6-in-10 residents are first generation or the children of immigrants. At the Queens Central Library 89-11 Merrick Blvd. Jamaica 11432

The extraordinary ''eclectic performance series'' (The New Yorker) returns for its sixth season of spectacular dance at the Emelin.This performance of Dance Off The Grid features acclaimed dancer/choreographer Caleb Teicher, Bessie Juried Artist Abigail Zbikowsi, and critically-acclaimed Bharatanatyam soloist Malini Srinivasan. At the Emelin Theater, 153 Library Lane, Mamaroneck, NY

  • Saturday, September 14, 2019 Arangetram of Shreya Balaji at Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts, LIU, Brooklyn

  • Friday, October 4, 2019, Solo Bharatanatyam at Colgate University


Past Events

Saturday, December 15, 5pm Recital by students of Gitanjali Dance School
At the Consulate General of India 3 East 64th St New York, New York 10065

Bharatanatyam students  - ages 4-50 - will be presenting pieces both as soloists and in groups.
Join us for this FREE event!

Sunday, December 9, 2018 7pm Ask Hafiz: work-in-progress followed by a Q&A
Terraza 7 4019 Gleane St Elmhurst, New York 11373

‘Ask Hafiz’ is performance integrating story-telling, video, poetry, dance and music. The show tells the immigration story of Sahar Muradi's tumultuous journey from a Soviet-ruled Afghanistan to Queens. Along the way, Sahar, following an age-old practice, asks questions to the book of poetry by Hafiz. The answers are revealed through songs composed and sung by Haleh Liza, dance choreographed and performed by Malini Srinivasan, music by Adam Maalouf, Trina Basu and Rich Stein.
Hafiz, the 14th century Persian poet and mystic, is an ancient voice connecting the people of South Asia, the Middle East and the US, linking the past to our ever-evolving present. This work is made possible by Queens Council on the Arts.
$10 tickets at the door only, children 12 and under free

October 25 Rasa at Colgate University, Hamilton, NY. Malini Srinivasan and Samarth Nagarkar share the stage in this unique performance of Bharatanatyam dance and Hindustani music. With Umesh Venkatesan (nattuvangam), Anjna Swaminathan (violin) and Sandip Ghosh (tabla).

November 2 Malini Srinivasan presents Bharatanatyam at Grace Church School, NYC.

June 30 Arangetram by Krithi Ram-Junnarkar at the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, NY

April 6-8  Bharatanatyam Abhinaya Workshop with Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy, at the Consulate General of India, NYC

May 5 at 5pm  Solo Bharatanatyam Showcase at the Consulate General of India, NYC


Sunday 12/17 at 1-3:30pm Gitanjali Holiday Party at Urzua Studio
All are welcome to celebrate the holidays with food, fun and of course, DANCE!
At Urzua Queens Center for Performing Arts,

Saturday 12/16 at 9:30am Free Trial Bharatanatyam class for children ages 4-10, in partnership with Chhaya CDC!
37-43 77th Street, 2nd Floor Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Saturday, 12/9 at 2pm Gitanjali Dance Recital at Dixon Place
A performance that honors the tradition we practice and the teachers who pass it on. By students of Malini Srinivasan.
Featuring guest artist Umesh Venkatesan in a special solo performance!
Dixon Place 161a Chrystie Street New York NY, Tickets $15 online, $20 at door

Wednesday Sept. 25-27 Transcendent Arts of India: Classical Dance and Music Residency with Malini Srinivasan at UNC Asheville. Culminates in performance on Sept. 27 at 7pm: Rhythms of Love: Dancing for Krishna. With Taniya Panda (vocal), Anjna Swaminathan (violin), Kavi Srinivasaragavan (mrdangam), Kadhambari Sridhar (nattuvangam) and Eric Fraser (bansuri).

Wednesday Sept. 20 Malini Srinivasan teaches a Master Class at Princeton University Dance Department.

July 7-8 What We Bring: Immigrant Gifts. Malini Srinivasan combines story-telling and dance to tell the story of how her family brought Bharatanatyam with them to America, alongside artists from City Lore.  At the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington D.C.  Free and open to the public!  Showtimes: 

Friday July 7 at 1:15pm and 3:30pm in the Story Circle,

Saturday July 8 at 11:15am and 1:45pm on the Jubilee Stage.

July 15 @ 12-6pm Chatpati Mela. Malini Srinivasan and Dancers perform at the annual Chatpati Mela, a space and occasion for the South Asian community in New York to exhibit their traditions, culture and activism. 77th Street, between 37th and Roosevelt Avenue, Jackson Heights, Queens NY.

July 17, 19, 20, 21 @ 7-9pm. Summer Bharatanatyam Workshop taught by Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy. For intermediate/advanced students at Pearl Studios, NYC. Fee $240. Contact malinianddancers@gmail.com to register.

May 27 - May 28 Remembering Pandit Ramesh Misra at La MaMa Moves! Dance Festival

2/5/17 at 3pm   Kadhambari Sridhar's Bharatanatyam Arangetram (solo dance debut). Kadhambari will be accompanied by Roopa Mahadevan (vocal), Anjna Swaminathan (violin), Bala Skandan (mrdangam) and Malini Srinivasan (nattuvangam). She will be performing items choreographed by Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar, Komalavalli Mani, Kalanidhi Narayanan, Meena Raman and by her teacher Malini Srinivasan.  At Manhattan Movement & Arts Center, 248 W 60th St, New York, New York 10023. Visit the Facebook Event!


11/20/16 at 7pm Malini Srinivasan and Dancers presents Brooklyn Raga Massive. At Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves, South side of street) New York, NY 10010. Malini Srinivasan & Dancers presents the fabulous musicians of Brooklyn Raga Massive in a special performance to start our Thanksgiving right!

11/19/16 at 6pm: Appeasing Radhika Work in Progress & Talk Back with the artists. At Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves, South side of street) New York, NY 10010.  

Appeasing Radhika is an ambitious new project that seeks to investigate the relevance of Devadasi lives and literature in our classical Indian performing art forms. Appeasing is collaboration between choreographer Malini Srinivasan, composer Arun Ramamurthy, and singer Roopa Mahadeven. Nivedita Shivraj contributes additional compositions. The performance explores the many connections between three strong female characters: the title character Radhika, the writer Muddupalani, and her 20th century champion Nagarathnamma. The performance is based on the controversial 18th century text, The Appeasement of Radhika written by Muddupalani. The performance explores the inter-connectedness of the vocal, dance and poetic traditions as well the multiple contexts for Carnatic dance and music through the ages. Appeasing Radhika was supported by New Music USA, made possible by annual program support and/or endowment gifts from Helen F. Whitaker Fund, Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

11/5/16 at 3pm Bharatanatyam presentation at South Ozone Park Library by Gitanjali Dancers Karthiga Devi and Sloka Iyengar. 128-16 Rockaway Boulevard, South Ozone Park, NY 11420

10/29/16 at 5pm: Gitanjali. At Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (enter on 25th Street between 3rd & Lexington Aves, South side of street) New York, NY 10010.  Join NYC Bharatanatyam dancers, students of Malini Srinivasan, for a performance that honors the tradition we practice and the teachers that passed it on. Featuring guest artist SaiSantosh Radhakrishnan in a special solo performance. Tickets $15

10/27/16 at 8:30am Malini Srinivasan and Dancers at Grace Church School. A special performance and class for the students of the dance program. With dancers La'Toya Latney, Kadhambari Sridhar, Karthiga Devi, and Sloka Iyengar

10/26/16 at 8am-3pm Malini Srinivasan and Dancers at One New York Plaza.
FREE and open to all.  Join us during the day for performances, short yoga classes and a participatory flower kolam! With dancers La'Toya Latney, Kadhambari Sridhar, Karthiga Devi, and Sloka Iyengar

5/22 - 6/5 European tour of Love Songs of the Dark Lord: Malini Srinivasan performs a solo Bharatanatyam margham celebrating Krishna, the Dark Lord and the many moods he evokes. In Switzerland, she will be accompanied by a stellar live orchestra with Roopa Mahadevan (vocal), Umesh Venkatesan (nattuvangam), Prathap Ramachandra (mrdangam), Nirujan Sehasothy (violin) and Jay Gandhi (bansuri). All are welcome!

4/11 - 4/15 Transcendent Arts of India and Tibet -  Malini Srinivasan and Dancers in residence at the Winter Garden, Brookfield Place in Battery Park, NYC. See our Winter Garden page for more details. All performances are FREE and open to the public

  • Monday, April 11, 5:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Krishna Dances and the Gopis Watch

  • Tuesday, April 12, 5:00 p.m. – 5:25 p.m. Jathiswaram and Padam

  • Wednesday, April 13, 5:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Stealing The Queen’s Royal Jelly

  • Thursday, April 14, 5:00 p.m. – 5:20 p.m. Dusk and Evening

  • Friday, April 15, 8:45 p.m. – 9:10 a.m. Dawn and Morning,

  • Friday, April 15, 7:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Rasa in the Round: Solo Bharatanatyam performance by Malini Srinivasan with a seven-person live orchestra. It is a unique combination of classical artistry with a fresh perspective, emphasizing the role of collaboration and innovation within traditional art forms. The classical soloist explores every element of Bharatanatyam, from virtuosic pure dance to mimetic story-telling. The artists of Rasa in the Round transform this traditionally frontal dance form into an exciting theater-in-the-round experience. The team of artists will present a premiere, a collaboration between Hindustani composer/singer Samarth Nagarkar and Bharatanatyam choreographer/dancer Malini Srinivasan. With Samarth Nagarkar (vocal), Taniya Panda (vocal), Umesh Venkatesan (vocal percussion), Bala Skandan (mrdangam), Suryaksha Deshpande, Arun Ramamurthy (violin) and Jay Gandhi (flute)


3/8/16  Malini Srinivasan teaches a Master Class at Princeton University Dance Department.

2/15 - 2/19  Malini Srinivasan offers Bharatanatyam classes at Mark Morris Dance Group's One-Week Children's Dance Camp. For children ages 6-13.

2/24/16 at 7:30pm Rajadasi  Solo performance by Malini Srinivasan accompanied by Taniya Panda (vocal), Bala Skandan (mrdangam), Arun Ramamurthy (violin) and Kadhambari Sridhar (nattuvangam). At Palace Theater, Hamilton, NY. Sponsored by Colgate University.

1/27/16  School Show at Grace Church School, NYC

1/9/16 at 6:30pm, Malini Srinivasan presents a solo margham 'Love Songs of the Dark Lord' at Antaranga, Bangalore

1/4/16 at 4pm, Malini Srinivasan presents a solo margham during the Chennai Music & Dance Season, part of the Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha Bharatham Festival. With musicians Venkatakrishnan Mahalingam (nattuvangam), Taniya Panda (vocal), R. Karthikeyan (mrdangam), Adyar Muthukumar (flute) and T.K. Padhmanabhan (violin). At Vani Mahal, Chennai



11/21/15 at 2pm Gitanjali at Dixon Place, NYC. Join Malini Srinivasan, her students and special guest artist Monica Cooley of Nashville, TN for a performance that honors the tradition we practice and the teachers that passed it on. Dixon Place, 161A Chrystie Street, NYNY 10002, Tickets $10.

11/13 - 11/15  Bharatanatyam Dance Intensive by Chitra Chandrasekhar. A unique opportunity for students of Bharatanatyam in NYC to study with Chitra Chandrasekhar Dasarathy, a much sought-after performer/teacher based in Bangalore, India. Students will learn a full item during the workshop and have the opportunity to perform this piece on November 21 at the Dixon Place Gitanjali show

11/8/15 at 3pm Rohan Krishnamurthy and Tisra  at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Kalamazoo, MI. Michigan Festival of Sacred Music (MFSM) presents Tisra: an innovative collaboration between Rohan Krishnamurthy (mrdangam), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), and Malini Srinivasan (dance).

10/25/15 at 4pmLa'Toya Latney's Arangetram.  Join La'Toya Latney, disciple of Malini Srinivasan, on her dance journey as she performs her first margham with a live orchestra. With Malini Srinivasan (nattuvangam), Taniya Panda (vocal), Trina Basu (violin) and Rohan Krishnamurthy (mrdangam). Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, At 1 Bernard Baruch Way - 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves: Located on level B2. Free and open to the public.

10/23/15 at 7:30pm  Chitra Chandrasekhar's Saumanasa ('The Flowering Tree').   Chitra Chandrasekhar tells the story of the flowering tree through the Indian classical dance Bharatanatyam, integrating diverse musical influences with her innovative solo choreography. The journey begins when a woman dances and becomes a flowering tree. They are both creative spirits and that is where their kinship lies. This is a story of fantasy - of one's ability to excel and create, of love, memory, pain, insensitivity, greed and rejuvenation. At Engelman Recital Hall, Baruch Performing Arts Center, At 1 Bernard Baruch Way - 25th Street between Lexington & 3rd Aves: Located on level B2. Tickets $20/15 in advance, $25 at the door

10/16/15    Bharatanatyam Master Class. Malini teaches at NYU Dance Department/Tisch School of the Arts

8/22/15  Chatpati Mela: Celebrating South Asian Arts & Culture at Jackson Heights Play Street (78th, between 34th Ave. and Northern Blvd.) Organized by Chhaya CDC. Malini Srinivasan and Dancers performs at 4:15pm.

8/1 - 8/30 Karuna Shakti goes on tour. Karuna Shakti is an evening length performance on the power of compassion presented by Kala Nivedanam. Choreography (by M.V. Narasimhachari and M. Vasantalakshmi) expresses contemporary issues like bullying and the stigma attached to people with HIV. Performers: Monica Cooley, Seshadri Iyengar, Malini Srinivasan & Rachana Pasupuleti. Click to see a preview.

  • Saturday August 1, 4-6:30pm @ Hindu Temple of Dayton Auditorium, Dayton, OH

  • Sunday August 2, 4-6:30pm @ South Warren High School Auditorium, Bowling Green, IL

  • Friday August 28, 7-9:30pm at the Theatre at Patterson Park Community Center, 521 Mercury Blvd., Murfreesboro, TN

  • Sunday August 30, 4-6pm at Walter Hines Page High School, 20 Alma Pinnix Drive, Greensboro, NC

8/13/15 at 6pm Indian & Korean Independence Day Celebrations at Saraswati Hall, Flushing. Presented by The Hindu Temple Society of North America in collaboration with Korean American Association of Queens.

6/27/15 Chhandayan Student Recital

6/19/15 at 6-9pm Ornate Contemplate: An Evening Discussion Craft and Pattern. Presented by the South Asian Women’s Creative Collective (SAWCC), co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU. In conjunction with SAWCC’s 2015 Visual Arts Show, Ornate Activate.

5/4/15 at 3:30pm at Wang Theater. Stony Brook Student Recital

3/15/15 at 6pm Master of Dance: Padma Bhushan Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar presents a solo Bharatanatyam performance in NY! With music by Smt. Jaya Chandrasekhar, Roopa Mahadevan, Anjna Swaminathan and Rajna Swaminathan. This performance is made possible by federal and foundation grants obtained by Three Aksha. At Brooklyn Friends School 375 Pearl Street Brooklyn 11201

3/10/15 Malini Srinivasan is a Guest Artist at Princeton University Dance Department.

2/27/15 at 8pm: Dance Off the Grid at Emelin Theatre, Mamaroneck, NY. Malini Srinivasan presents solo Bharatanatyam alongside artists Bridgman|Packer Dance, Séan Curran, Heidi Latsky Dance.


12/5/14  Journeys through Dance: Bharatanatyam meets Flamenco. A City Lore performance at PS 11 in Woodside by Malini Srinivasan and Tanya Popova.

11/23/14  Gitanjali: an Offering of Song and Dance, a performance by Malini Srinivasan, students and friends celebrating a decade of teaching and performing in NYC. At Saraswati Hall, opposite Flushing Temple.

10/27 - 10/29  Guest Artist at Colgate University, NY

10/24 - 10/25  Solo at Provincetown Dance Festival, MA

10/16/14  Guest Artist at Princeton University, NJ

10/2 - 10/5 Solo at Soaking Wet Series produced by The Bang Group

8/8 - 8/24   Tejas Luminous at The New York International Fringe Festival, a production of The Present Company. Visit www.FringeNYC.org.

5/18/14 at Market Creek Amphitheater, San Diego  Trigolbandi.   Malini Srinivasan collaborates with master musicians Samir Chatterjee on tabla and Anupam Shobhakar on sarod. Presented by Indian Fine Arts Academy, San Diego

5/17/14 at Herricks Middle School YICG Student Recital. Welcoming truly delightful new talent onto the stage, students from age 5-15 present pieces taught by Malini Srinivasan at the Young Indian Culture Group.

5/10/14 at Queens High School of Teaching: Mother's Day Celebration by YICG students. Presented by Tamil Nadu Foundation.

5/9/14  at PS 117, Briarwood Queens Dancing Stories by Malini Srinivasan and Dancers Malini Srinivasan and Dancers presents stories from the Indian tradition for the community of PS 117. Presented by City Lore.

5/5/14  at Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook SUNY Stony Brook Student Bharatanatyam Recital. Students of AAS 209 Indian Classical Dance Bharatanatyam, present their group and solo choreography, offering fresh perspectives on tradition and creativity.

4/2/14  at 7:00pm Official Opening - Sharjah Calligraphy Biennial at Sharjah Art Museum, UAE. Malini Srinivasan performs a dance piece "Music is an Element" developed in collaboration with Yaya Chou's artwork, which is part of the exhibit.


11/9/13 at 8:00 pm at the First Baptist Church. Chatrushra: Indian Music and Dance at the Michigan Festival of Sacred Music. Malini performs with Rohan Krishnamurthy, virtuoso performer of the (mrdangam),  Samir Chatterjee (tabla),  and V.K. Raman (flute)

10/29/13 Dancing Stories at the Birch Wathen Lenox School, NYC with dancers La'Toya Latney, Malini Srinivasan, Meghana Nemali, and Neha Deshmukh.

8/25/13 at 2:45pm @ First Floor Theater, LaMama, 74 A 4th St. NYC. Govindan Pattu at Drive East. Malini performs a solo margham with Taniya Panda (vocal), Arun Ramamurthy (violin), Akshay Anantapadmanabhan (mrdangam) and Puneet Panda (nattuvangam).

8/16/13 at 7-9:30pm @ Ellen Stewart Theater, LaMama, 74A 4th St. NYC. Ardhanariswara at the IAAC Erasing Borders Festival with dancers Kadhambari Sridhar, Malini Srinivasan and Umesh Venkatesan.

4/9/13 at 8:00 PM Percasia. An evening of Asian and Asian-inspired compositions from John Cage, Tan Dun, and James Tenney, performed by New York's acclaimed Iktus Percussion. With newly commissioned choreography by Malini Srinivasan.

3/2 - 3/10Being Becoming goes on tour!

  • 3/2 at 6:30pm in Henry Dunant, Geneva. For more information click here.

  • 3/7 at 8pm Wasserkirche, Zurich.

  • 3/8 at 8pm, Theater im Waaghaus, Winterthur

  • 3/10 at 2:30pm, International House Assembly Hall at University of Chicago, USA

Performances during the 2012-13 Chennai Music & Dance Festival:

1/7/13 at 6:30pm @ Vani Mahal, Chennai. Sri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha presents soloist Malini Srinivasan. With Nattuvangam by Padma Bhushan C.V. Chandrasekhar, Vocal by Sri K. Hariprasad, Violin by Smt. Srilakshmi Vekatramani, Flute by Sri B. Muthukumar.

1/5/13  at 10am @ The Madras Music Academy, Chennai. Malini Srinivasan presents a solo Margham with Nattuvangam by Padma Bhushan C.V. Chandrasekhar, Vocal by Sri K. Hariprasad, Violin by T.K. Padmanabhan, Flute by Sri B. Muthukumar.


12/9/12 @ 3pm, Landmark Theater, Port Washington, NY. Mangala. Malini Srinivasan and Dancers perform along with artists from the Young Indian Culture Group.

11/5 - 11/9 Residency at Colgate University, NY. Malini teaches classes for the Colgate community in Hamilton, NY

11/7/12 @ 7pm, Colgate UniversitySakhi - Friend. Solo Margham with Taniya Panda (vocal), Sahasra Sambamoorthi (nattuvangam), Mithun Radhakrishna (mandolin) and Rajna Swaminathan (mrdangam). 212 Ryan Hall, Colgate University.

10/15 - 10/21 Residency at Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, CA. Malini Srinivasan goes out West for a collaboration with Yaya Chou

10/13/12 at 8:30pm @ Green Space LIC. Devotional Journey presented by Green Space as part of the Take Root Series. An exuberant exploration of Krishna's playfulness and passion featuring four stunning soloists from four different Indian classical dance forms. Featuring dancers Malini Srinivasan, Kadhambari Sridhar, Taiis Pascal, and Prashant Shah. Film Production by Surbhi Dewan. This  event was made possible (in part) by the Queen Council on the Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

9/29/12 at 5pm @ 2012 DUMBO Dance Festival The Swan, choreography by Malini Srinivasan with dancers Puneet Panda and Umesh Venkatesan. Commissioned by The Anamika-Navatman Project. 

8/11 - 8/23 2012: Being Becoming at the 2012 New York International Fringe Festival Choreography by Malini Srinivasan, dance by Kadhambari Sridhar, Malini Srinivasan and Umesh Venkatesan. Direction by Josh Penzell.

  • SAT 8/11 @ 2:30pm

  • FRI 8/17 @ 6:15pm

  • SUN 8/19 @ 9:15pm

  • TUE 8/21 @ 2:00pm

  • THUR 8/23 @ 9:15pm

  • FRI 8/24 @ 7:00pm

4/10/12 at 7pm, Palace Theater, Hamilton New York. Love Songs of the Dark Lord, a solo Bharatanatyam margham with live orchestra.

3/14/12 at University of North Carolina, Asheville. Bharatanatyam Workshop and Show 'Tandava and Lasya: Dancing the Masculine and Feminine in Indian Classical Dance'

3/14/12 atElon University, North Carolina. Panel: Religious Studies at the Crossroads presents "Dancing Across Religions: Embodied Yearnings for the Divine." Malini Srinivasan offers a performance-demonstration in conjunction with a panel discussion focusing on the religious dimensions of dance featuring Dr. Katherine C. Zubko (assistant professor of religious studies, UNC Asheville) and Dr. Jane Wellford (professor of performing arts, Elon University).

1/17/12 at 4pm Sri Thyaga Bramha Gana Sabha presents soloist Malini Srinivasan with Guru Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar (Nattuvangam), Sri Hariprasad (vocal), Sri Vedakrishnan (mrdangam), Sri T.K. Padhmanabhan (violin) and Sri B. Muthukumar (flute). At Vani Mahal, Chennai.


December 4 @ 3pm Mangala: The Arts of India by artists of the Young Indian Culture Group at The Jeanne Rimsky Theater, Landmark.

November 13 @ 2:30pm Anamika-Navatman Student Concert at Chelsea Studios, NYC

October 1 @ 8pm Love Songs of the Dark Lord at Wellesley College.

September 24 @ 8pm Love Songs of the Dark Lord at Anamika-Navatman. Solo Bharatanatyam margham with live orchestra. 

Fri. Sept. 9 and Sat. Sept. 10 @ 8pm  Prince of Dance. Premiere of 'The Swan' with dancers Umesh Venkatesan and Puneet Panda. Mandala at Anamika-Navatman. 344 W 38th St, 5th floor, NYC.

Sat. Sept. 10 @ 4pm  Malini Srinivasan and Dancers performs at Sun to Stars at Solar 1 (S1).

August 20-22, 2011 Malini teaches Bharatanatyam Master Classes at Amrita Dance Studio, Tallinn, Estonia

August 13-14, 2011  presents Ta Ka Di Mi: Exploring South Asian Dance. Master classes in Bharatanatyam, Kuchipudi, & Odissi taught by Malini Srinivasan, Pratibha Vuppuluri, & Priyadarshini Roy.

July 26, 2011 Malini performs on QPTV's India Talks

July 17, 2011 Stealing the Queen's Royal Jelly at Anamika-Navatman Brunch show

June 23, 2011 School shows at PS 69 in Jackson Heights. Featuring Justine Chen, Kadhambari Sridhar, La'Toya Latney, Malini Srinivasan, and Shobana Ram. Presented by City Lore

June 17, 2011Music is an Element, a new solo piece, at the LEAP Showcase of Queens-based dancer/choreographers atLaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Long Island City, Queens

May 14, 2011  YICG Kalanjali by students of Malini Srinivasan at Herricks Middle School

May 8, 2011 Dusk at Erasing Borders Showcase: Dancing Identities in New York. Presented by Indo American Arts Council with NYSCA & Barnard College Department of Dance.

May 9, 2011 Recital by Malini's students at at the Charles B. Wang Theater, Stony Brook, NY.

April 26, 2011 Stealing the Queen's Royal Jelly at the IAAC Erasing Borders Exhibit at the Charles B. Wang Center

April 16, 2011 Asian American Cultural Festival of Long Island at Farmingdale State College, NY

April 9, 2011 Stealing the Queen's Royal Jelly at Greenspace Blooms, Green Space, LIC, NY

February 10 2011  Music is an Element, Broadway Gallery, NYNY



December 12 2010  Center for India Studies Gala, Charles B. Wang Center, Stony Brook

December 5 2010  Mangala, Landmark Theater, Port Washington, NY. Presented by the YICG.

October 30 2010  Malini dances in Preeti Vasudevan’s Drumming a Dream at Asia Society, NY, NY

October 15 2010  A Passage to India, showcase of choreographers at Fridays at Noon at the 92nd St. Y, NY

October 1&2 2010  Tejas-Luminous presented by LaGuardia Performing Arts Center, Queens.

August 20 2010  solo performance at Dance India Festival, presented by Milapfest, Manchester, UK

August 10 2010  solo performance at Nehru Center, London, UK

August 7 2010  Malini Srinivasan and Students perform at Dragon Boat Festival, Flushing, Queens

June 17 2010  Malini Srinivasan and Dancers at LaMama Moves! Festival, NY, NY

April 29 2010  Bani at Tabler Performing Arts Center, Stony Brook, NY

April 14 2010  solo performance at Colgate University, NY

January 2 2010  solo performance at Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sri Kapali Fine Arts, Chennai, India.



September 24 2009  Tejas-Luminous produced and presented by the Charles B. Wang Center at SUNY Stony Brook

August 21 2009  Tejas-Luminous excerpts presented as part of the Dance in Queens Residency at the Queens Museum of Art.

August 15 2009  East Indian Family Dance at Battery Park. Sponsored by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy.

January 4 2009 Solo performance atBharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Sri Kapali Fine Arts, Chennai, India.

January 7 2009Solo performance at Bharat Kalachar, Chennai, India.



May 18 2008  Music at Deer Lodge, Tenafly, NJ.

April 19 2008  Window on the World (WOW) at Tennessee Tech University, TN.

April 18 2008  Sri Ganesha Temple, Hindu Cultural Center of Tennessee. Margham

March – May 2008  ‘Ode to Love’s Arrows’ East Coast Tour. Performed with Jayamangala Music Group at:

  • Vassar College, NY (3\28)

  • Colgate University, NY (3\29)

  • Wellesley College, MA (4\5) at Evolving Traditions conference

  • Dance New Amsterdam, NYC (4\6)

  • Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, MD (5\17)

February 29 2008  Fridays at Noon at the 92nd Y Harkness Dance Center. Nami Danam

January 2 2008 Solo show atSri Thyaga Brahma Gana Sabha, Vani Mahal, Chennai, India.



November 18 2007   Deepotsav, Stony Brook University. Presented by the Center for India Studies.

November 4 2007  Mangala: The Arts of India at the Long Island Children’s Museum

October 13 2007  Guria Benefit, Columbia University, NYC, Mustard Seed

August 11 2007East Indian Family Dance at Battery Park. Sponsored by Battery Park City Parks Conservancy. Solo and group Bharatanatyam.

January- May 2007 Ragamala, From Temple to Theater Tour. Choreography by Aparna and Rannee Ramaswamy. Performed as dancer and Nattuvangi at:

  • Colden Center, Queens College, New York

  • Van Wezel Center, Sarasota, Florida                                                         

  • New Victory Theater, New York City.

March 29 2007  ‘Sacred Spaces: Women, Art and Islam’ at the Wang Center, Stony Brook. Part of the Music for Peace Festival. Nami Danam

March 22-25 2007  Rajika Puri and Dancers, Conversations with Siva: Bharatanatyam Unwrapped at the Joyce Soho, NYC. Choreography by Rajika Puri.

January 2 2007  Academy of Indian Music and Arts, at Varasiddi Vinayagar Temple, Chennai.



December 10 2006  The Arch, New York City. Margham.

October 31 2006  'Crossing Boundaries' at Dixon Place in New York City. Mustard Seed

September 4 2006  Sri Siva Vishnu Temple, MD. Guru Sishya Bharatanatyam.

May 20 2006  'Mixed Messages,' the SAWCC LitFest in New York City. Mustard Seed

May 6 2006  Patelworks at Tabler Theater in Stony Brook, NY. Choreography by Smruti Patel.

April 1 2006  'Sacred Spaces' at the Music for Peace Festival, Stony Brook UniversityMustard Seed



November 12 2005  Jashan Festival of Harmony, at Stony Brook University, NY.

November 6 2005  'A Confluence of Cultures: Vijayanagara Empire' Conference organized by the Center for India Studies at Stony Brook University, NY.

September 22 2005  Hurricane Katrina Fundraiser at Stony Brook University, NY.

May 29 2005  Maailma Kylässä (World Village Festival), Helsinki, Finland.

April 28 2005  Sargam: NYU's first South Asian Arts Showcase. New York University.

April 20 2005  Dowling College, Oakdale, NY presented by the India Heritage Institute of Long Island.

April 17 2005  Asian Heritage Festival at the Middle Country Public Library, Centereach, NY.

April 9 2005  'Indian Baithak' at the Wang Center, Stony Brook, NY. Presented by the Music for Peace Project.

March 5 2005  'Celebrating Women and the Arts', held in conjunction with the UN Commission on the Status of Women, NY. Mustard Seed

February 21 2005  Saraswati: a Bharatanatyam group production filmed for India T.V., NY. Choreography by Tejesvini Raj.

January 7 2005  Bharat Kalachar, 2004-2005 Dance and Music Festival, Chennai, India. Margham conducted by Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar.



August 15 2004  Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, MD. Margham conducted by Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar.

June 18 2004  Caisa, the Cultural Center in Helsinki, Finland, sponsored by the Embassy of India, Helsinki. 

February 28 2004  Narada Gana Sabha Mini Hall, Chennai, India, sponsored by the Natyarangham Trust.  Margham conducted by Sri C.V. Chandrasekhar.



August 24 2003  Arangetram (Bharatanatyam debut recital) held at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Lanham, Maryland, USA. Music by the Jayamangala Group

January 2001- June 2002'Fragility' by Padmini Chettur Modern Dance group. Performed as dancer in

  • The Other Festival, Chennai, India

  • Attakalari Bangalore Biennial, Bangalore, India

  • 'Uday Shankar Shatabdi Samaroh, Kolkata, India

  • Schaubuhne am Lehniner Platz, Berlin, Germany

  • Theater der Welt, Dusseldorf, Germany