Past Performances 

2015

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December 18 and 19th, 2015

Z Space and CDDC present SPEAK
A sensational collaboration featuring leading percussive dancers, Rachna Nivas and Rina Metha in kathak with Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Michelle Dorrance in tap.
Also featuring live classical Indian musicians and a jazz trio
Musical Director, Jayanta Banerjee
Composer, Allison Miller
Z Space, San Francisco

October 24- 28, 2015

NYC Introductory Kathak Workshop Series with Rachna Nivas

August 8, 2015 
Performance at LA Tap Fest All-Star Concer
Tickets and info:  http://debbieallendanceacademy.com/intensives/latapfest/

August 5, 2015
Workshop, LA Tap Fest
Debbie Allen Dance Academy, Los Angeles
www.laptapfest.com

July 26, 2015
Presenting the NYC premiere of Rachna’s tour-de-force solo work
‘Meera’ - Story of the Hindu Mystic, Meerabai

Featuring live musicians:
Jayanta Banerjee - sitar, Nitin Mitta - tabla. Eric Fraser - bansuri, Shabnam Abedi – vocal
Salvatore Capezio Theater at Peridance
126 E. 13th St, New York, NY
Meera Video Highlights

July 24- 25, 2015
Private Intensive Workshop for students of Chhandam Global
Open to anyone studying at any affiliate center of Pandit Chitresh Das’ lineage/legacy
DANY Studios, 305 W 38th St, New York, NY

July 17, 18, 19, 2015
Rhythm, Drama, Beauty: A Dynamic 3-day workshop in Kathak Dance with Rachna Nivas 
Powerful footwork, Intricate rhythms in common with tap, flamenco, Kathak Yoga, Storytelling and expression
3-day Series, $65 | Single class, $25
Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway, New York, NY

July 14, 2015
Rachna sits on an ‘Artist Talk’ panel with leading tap dancers at NYC Premiere of the film, Tap World
Village East Cinema, 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY
Info

July 8, 2015
Solo performance at Tap Forward, part of Tap City Festival, New York City Tap Festival
The Duke on 42nd Street, New York, NY

July 6- July 30, 2015
Residency in New York City

July 3-6, 2015
Annual teacher retreat of Pandit Chitresh Das’ Legacy
Hosted by Chhandika (sister school of Chhandam School of Kathak)
Boston, MA

June 16 – 19, 2015
Dance/USA 2015 Annual Conference
Miami, FL

June 13, 2015, 2015
Solo Performance
Chhandam School of Kathak Annual Student Showcase
Mission City Performing Arts Center, Santa Clara

April 27, 2015
Solo Performance at ‘Move to the Now’, Co-presented by Post:Ballet and Amy Seiwert’s Imagery
FREE evening of live dance and music with Bay Area’s most eclectic dance companies and artists in celebration of National Dance Week
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, California
More Info

April 24, 2015
Solo Performance at Battery Dance (Private Event)
The Battery, San Francisco, California

April 10, 2015
Duet performance with Kathak artist, Rina Mehta
Graduate Theological Union, UC Berkeley, California

March 31-April 4, 2015
Residency and Master classes
Leela Institute for the Arts, Los Angeles California

February 28-March 7, 2015
Residency and Workshops
Chhandam Nritya Bharati, Mumbai, India

February 12
Lecture Demonstration at LASERs national program
An evening line-up of interdisciplinary talks by scientists and artists
Stanford University, Palo Alto, California 

2014

September 27 & 28, 2014
Rachna performs at the Chitresh Das Dance Company’s Fall Home Season in
Yatra: A Journey from India to Spain
Featuring Kathak master, Pandit Chitresh Das, Flamenco master, Antonio Hidalgo Paz, Chitresh Das Dance Company, and live Indian and Spanish musicians
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

September 9, 2014 

Rachna performs with the Chitresh Das Dance Company at Hewlett Foundation’s Annual Board Retreat
Private event

June 14 & 15, 2014 
Rachna performs with Chitresh Das Dance Company at the San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival
Presented by World Arts West
More info 

May 31, 2014 
Rachna performs her new solo work, Bhakti at Walking Distance Festival
ODC Dance Theater and ODC Dance Commons
San Francisco, CA

May 3 and 4, 2014
Rachna performs in the Chitresh Das Dance Company’s spring home season production, Pancha Jati
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
San Francisco, California

April 24-24, 2014

Rachna performs Kathak Yoga as part of the special exhibit Yoga: Art of Transformation

Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

March 29, 2014
Rachna performs Kathak Yoga
Iyenger Yoga Institute of San Francisco

March 3 and 4, 2014
Rachna gives lecture demonstration w/ live music
San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
Past Performances  

2013

January 4, 2013
Samode Palace
Jaipur, India

January 13, 2013
Rachna performs as part of ‘Fastest Feet on Fire’ (feautring Pandit Chitresh Das and Flamenco dancer, Antonio Hidalgo)
Birla Sabhaghar
Kolkata, India

January 18. 2013
Rachna performs as part of ‘Fastest Feet on Fire’ (feautring Pandit Chitresh Das and Flamenco dancer, Antonio Hidalgo)
National Center for Performing Arts
Mumbai, India

January 20, 2013
Rachna performs as part of ‘Fastest Feet on Fire’ (feautring Pandit Chitresh Das and Flamenco dancer, Antonio Hidalgo)
Taj Hotel, Hyderabad, India

January 23, 2013
Rachna performs as part of ‘Fastest Feet on Fire’ (feautring Pandit Chitresh Das and Flamenco dancer, Antonio Hidalgo)
Kamani Auditorium, Delhi, India

January 25, 2013
Rachna performs as part of ‘Fastest Feet on Fire’ (feautring Pandit Chitresh Das and Flamenco dancer, Antonio Hidalgo)
Kala Academy, Goa, India

March 4, 2013
Lecture Demonstration
San Francisco State University

March 5, 2013
Lecture Demonstration
San Francisco State University

April 6, 2013
Rachna performs with CDDC in ‘Sita Haran’
Presented by Scottsdale Performing Arts Center
Scottsdale, Arizona

April 20, 2013
Rachna teaches Kathak Master Class
Presented by South Miami-Dade County Cultural Arts Center
Miami, Florida

April 25, 2013
Rachna performs with CDDC at National Dance Week Kick-Off Party, ‘Move to the Now’
Presented by Amy Seiwart’s Imagery and Post: Ballet
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco, CA


April 28, 2013
Rachna performs with CDDC Dances from the Heart 2 
Presented by The Richmond/Ermet AIDS Foundation
Palace of Fine Arts, San Francisco, CA

April 30, 2013
Rachna teaches a FREE master class for National Dance Week
Steppin Out Dance Studio, San Francisco, CA

May 3, 2013
San Francisco City Hall Rotunda Series
Presented by Dancers Group and World Arts 
West, CA

May 11, 2013
Rachna performs with CDDC in ‘Sita Haran’
Presented by Chhandika Institute of Kathak
Boston, MA

May 16, 2013
Rachna in an exclusive solo performance and master class
Chelsea Studios, New York, New York
Tickets and info

June 1, 2013
Rachna performs solo at ‘the Salon’
Presented by 
LEVYdance Studio
San Francisco, CA

June 23, 2013
Rachna performs with CDDC in Evolution: A Kathak Journey Through Time
Chhandam School Biennial Production
Chabot College, Hayward

August 7 – 10, 2013

August 7
Rachna teaches Kathak workshop at LA Tap Festival
August 10
Rachna performs solo at Los Angeles Tap Festival All-Star Concert

September 7, 2013

Rachna performs with the Chitresh Das Dance Company
Presented by Sanskriti Music and Dance Festival
Amador Theatre, Pleasanton, California

October 27 & 28, 2013

Rachna Nivas opens the Chitresh Das Dance Company’s home season production SHIVA
with a new solo work BHAKTI - the story of the Hindu mystic Meerabai

Z Space, San Francisco

November 4 – 11, 2013
Rachna teaches workshops and master classes at outreach events with New Orleans Ballet Association
New Orleans, LA

December 5, 2013
Rachna teaches exclusive workshop in New York City
6:00pm – 8:00pm
DANY Studios
305 West 38th St. @8th Ave.
New York, NY

2012

November 3, 2012
CDDC at Rajasthani Diwali Celebration
Presented by RANA Silver Jubilee Celebration
Palo Alto, CA

Oct. 29 – Nov. 2, 2012
Week residency for ‘Art Spark’
Montalvo Arts Center, Saratoga, cA

Oct. 20, 2012
Rachna performs with CDDC at Durga Puja Festival
Baybasi Sharod Utsav. Foster City, CA

September 30, 2012
Rachna performs with CDDC at Cal Performances Fall FREE for all
Zellerbach Theater, UC Berkeley

July 28, 2012
Rachna performs with CDDC at Sanskriti Music and Dance Festival
Presented by Sanskriti, Pleasanton, CA

July 13, 2012
Rachna performs traditional Kathak solo
Rabindranath Tagore Centre, Kolkata, India

July 8
Iskon Temple, Mumbai, India

June 28, 2012
30th Annual DanceUSA Conference
San Francisco, CA

June 1, 2012
India Show at Mandelay Bay
Indian Ministry of Commerce
Las Vegas, Nevada

April 28, 2012
Lecture Demonstration Outreach Activity for Dance USA Conference
India Community Center, Milpitas, CA

April 28, 2012
National Dance Week Kick-off party, ‘Move to the Now’
Presented by Amy Seiwart’s Imagery
111 Minna Gallery, San Francisco

March 15- 18, 2012
Rachna performs the role of the Court Queen in CDDCs Home Season, ‘Darbar’ – Moghul Courts of India
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

March 8, 2012
Rachna solo at Global Women’s Rights Forum
University of San Francisco, CA

Jan. – March, 2012
Lecture Demonstration Series for K-12 students
“Maharaja, The Splendor of India’s Royal Courts”
Asian Art Museum, San Francisco, CA

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