The fifth edition of EVAM, India’s first classical dance festival, will take place in Mumbai on Tuesday, January 14.

EVAM was conceived by the Rasabodhi Arts Foundation to promote both western and Indian classical dance forms. The festival debuted in 2016, claiming to be the country’s first crowd-funded arts festival. This year it will feature a performance by the acclaimed Battery Dance Company.

Based in Manhattan, New York, the Battery Dance Company is touted as one of New York’s cultural ambassadors. Boasting of over 100 original dance productions over 44 years, they will be performing their works Shakti, The Red Line, and Observatory during their three-week India tour. Formerly known as The Durga Project, Shakti is an effortless medley of Bharatnatyam and Ballet centred around the goddess Durga. Observatory is a fast-paced performance choreographed by Theo Ndindwa, an accomplished South African dancer. The Red Line is a collaboration between Slovenian choreographer and former Martha Graham principal dancer Tadej Brdnik and Syrian musician Kinan Azmeh.

When: Tuesday, January 14 at 7pm.
Where: St Andrews Auditorium, St Dominic Road, Bandra.