Home Events Dance Styles About Us Membership Contact Us

   Upcoming EventsEvent DetailsPast Events

Past Events


  • Indian Dance and American Music: "Poetry in Motion", Wolf Trap Theater, Vienna VA, Nov 19, 2016
  • Kalpana: Dance Festival of India, Thomas Jefferson Theater, Arlington VA, Nov 12, 13, 2016
  • Folk Dances of India, Millennium stage at Kennedy Center, DC, Aug 14, 2016
  • Strings 'n Beats: Exploring Music Through Tabla, Sitar, and Kathak, Arlington, VA, March 20, 2016
  • Mohiniyattam Workshop by Priyadarshini Ghosh, Bethesda MD, February 25, 2016
  • Dhol Baje - Folk Dances of India, Gunston One Theater, Arlington VA, Oct 31, 2015
  • Folk Dances of India, Wolf Trap, Vienna VA, Oct 17, 2015
  • Abhinaya Workshop by famous danseuse Ms. Indira Kadambi, Natyabhoomi Studio, Potomac MD, April 18-20, 2015
  • "Vasant", a children's dance program, Gunston Theater, Arlington VA, April 11, 2015
  • Technical Conference, Gunston Theater, Arlington VA, January 31, 2015
  • Panorama of Indian Dance: Dance Performances by IDEA Dancers, Gunston Theater, Arlington VA, November 15, 2014
  • An Evening of Indian Dance: Dance Performances by IDEA Dancers, The Barns at Wolf Trap, Vienna VA, October 18, 2014
  • Flashmobs by IDEA dancers in Silver Spring (July 30, 2014), Rockville MD (August 20, 2014), and Arlington VA (Sept 6, 2014)
  • "Nourish Our Roots" - the First Event in IDEA's 20th Anniversary Dance Festival of India - "Collaborations and Communities", Arlington VA, March 22, 2014
  • Fitness training for dancers by Seshadri Iyengar from India, Potomac MD, October 29 to November 1, 2013
  • "Silver Screen", Celebrating Hundred Years of Indian Cinema through Classical Dance, The Spectrum Stage, Artisphere Theater, Arlington VA, October 26, 2013
  • Preview of "Silver Screen", Gallery Underground in Crystal City, October 18, 2013
  • Abhinaya workshop with famous danseuse Smt. Indira Kadambi, Natyabhoomi Studio, Potomac MD, September 6-8, 2013
  • IDEA dancers perform at the Arlington County Fair, Arlington VA, August 10, 2013
  • IDEA Technical Conference, Rockville MD, April 13, 2013
  • Dance Workshop by Priyadarsini Govind, Potomac MD, September 24, 25, 2012
  • Dance Gala, Rockville MD, July 14, 2012
  • Workshop on Natyasastra by Pappu Venugopal Rao, Bethesda MD, April 10, 11, 13, 2012
  • Dance Workshop by Priyadarsini Govind, April 3 & 4, 2012
  • Living Dance, Festival of India, Arlington VA, Oct 29 to 30, 2011
  • Meghdoot - The Cloud Messenger on June 18, 2011 at Thomas Jefferson Theatre, Arlington VA
  • Dhol Baje - Folk Dances of India on November 20, 2010 at Gunston Arts Center, Arlington VA
  • Student Solo Competition, Bethesda MD, March 13, 2010
  • Dance Festival of India, Arlington VA, Nov 20 to 22, 2009
  • Master Dance Classes by the Dhananjayans, Silver Spring MD, June 30 to July 4, 2009
  • Kathak Workshops by Maneesha Sathe, Fairfax VA, June 15 to July 1, 2009
  • Triveni, Rhythm of Three (View photos), Thomas Jefferson Theater, Arlington VA, June 13, 2009
  • Bharatanatyam / Kuchipudi Recital, Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, Arlington, VA , April 5, 2009
  • NATYA Conference, Towson Unversity, Baltimore, MD , March 14, 2009
  • Katha:Tales from India (View photos), Gunston Theatre, Arlington, Virginia, November 22, 2008.
  • The Pedagogy of Kathak - Lec-Dem by Maneesha Sathe, Fairfax City Regional Library, July 2008
  • Passport DC: Cultural Tourism DC's Passport Week, Embassy of India, Washington, D.C., May 2008.
  • Dhol Baje - Folk Dances of India (View photos of the event), Rosslyn Spectrum Theater, Arlington, Virginia, April 2008
  • Solo Dance Competition, Thomas Pyle Middle School, Bethesda MD, March 2008
  • Dance Festival of India (Gala Event highlighting collaboration between and Indian and non-Indian artists), Jewish Community Center, Rockville MD and Thomas Jefferson Theater, Arlington VA, November 2007, with support from Arlington County Affairs Division
  • Emerging Artists Festival (hosted guest artists - Nritarutya), Gunston Arts Theatre Sept 2006
  • Patrons Appreciation Dinner (Afternoon of Ashtapadis), Quince Orchard Park, Gaithersburg, MD June 2006
  • Student Solo Competition, Thomas Pyle Middle School, Bethesda, MD Feb 2006
  • "YUAF Dance Festival" Guns ton I, Arlington, VA 9/25/04
  • World Dance Celebration, Lubber Run Amphitheater, Arlington, VA 6/20/04
  • Kalpana - Kathak dance recital, Spectrum Theater, Rosslyn, VA April 3rd 2004
  • Hereabouts Project Dance Recitals, Arlington Co Public Library, April 2004
  • "Student Solo Dance Competition" Thomas Pyle Middle School, Bethesda, MD Feb 28th, 2004
  • "Dance Festival of India" 2003, Thomas Jefferson Theater, Arlington, VA Nov 21-23, 2003
  • "Swapnasundari" the internationally acclaimed Kuchipudi artist Presented in cooperation with the Embassy of India Robert E. Parilla Performing Arts Center, Montgomery College, MD August 15, 2003
  • Preview - Dance Festival of India Thomas Jefferson Theater, Arlington, VA May 29 2003
  • Lecture Demo "Understanding Indian Dance" Arlington Co Public Library April and May 2003
  • "Jaatra" Idea Folk Dance Festival Thomas Jefferson Theater, Arlington, VA November 16, 2002
  • Jhankaar" IDEA Dance & Music Festival 2001, Richard Ernst Theater, Annandale, VA Nov 16th - 18th, 2001
  • "Divine Child" Durga Mandir, Lorton, VA, August 23rd, 2001
  • "Mystique of India", Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Rockville MD June 15, 2001
  • "Kathak Dance", Booze Allen Hamilton, Vienna, VA May 29, 2001
  • "Radhika" Montgomery Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD May 27, 2001
  • "Dances of India", Merrill Lynch, McLean, VA May 23, 2001
  • Murugan Temple, Lanham, MD April 18th, 2001
  • "Dhol Baje" Indian Folk Dance Festival, Montgomery College, Performing Arts Center, Rockville, MD, January 4th 2001
  • "Students Solo Dance Festival" Thomas Pyle Middle School, Bethesda, MD April 8th 2000
  • Darpana: Dance Reflections, Idea Dance Festival 1999 October 29, 30, 31/1999
  • Kanya - Multi - Media Production in Bharatnatyam By Jothi Raghavan October 18th 1998
  • Urvashi - Dance Drama in kathak, Kuchupudi, Martial Arts of Manipur, Mohini Attam, Bharatnatyam & Folk By IDEA Dancers September 27, 1998
  • Lecture "Current Trends In Indian Dance" By Sunil Kothari August 30th1998
  • Lecture Demonstration On Kathakali Dance by Guru Govindan Kutty July 1998
  • Colors Of India - Ballet in Mohini Attam, Bharatnatyam, Kathak, Odissi, Manipuri, & Modern Dance August 17th 1997
  • Rhythms - Dance Festival August 9th, 10th, 1997
  • Ramayana - Dance Drama in Odissi & Kuchupudi March 15th 1997
  • Raj Darbar - Ballet in Manipuri, Kuchupudi & Kathak January 18 1997
  • Sharavanaom Bhava - Bharatnatyam Dance Drama September, 1996
  • December 2nd, 1995 Lok Nrityotsav - Indian Folk Dance Festival

IDEA • 900 North Stafford St #1007 • Arlington, VA 22203 • Fed. ID: 521949705

This program is supported in part by the Arlington Cultural Affairs Division of Arlington Economic Development and the Arlington Commission for the Arts