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Hemantika Festival 2021: An enchanting season celebrating Indian dance 

SBDC's much-anticipated Hemantika Dance Festival is back for 2021 (27 November- 12 December)


Hemantika 2021 will showcase unique partnerships across the rich variety of Indian classical dances including  Odissi, Bharatanatyam and of course, Kathak!

Now in its sixth year,  Hemantika is a celebration of South Asian dance in the UK, to showcase our incredible home-grown talent, bring world-class artists to UK audiences, offer hundreds of students and youth groups performance opportunities, create new works, deliver masterclasses and present thought-provoking talks & seminars.

We started in 2016 and now it is one of UK's standout dance festivals and is held in the last few days of  autumn, or as Rabindranath Tagore called it, the season 'Hemantika'.

Photo Credit: Simon Richardson

Hemantika Festival 2021 Programme

Performance day 1:

Guest Artist

+ SBDC student showcase + SBDC Youth Group 


  • Saturday 27 November

  • 6.30pm 

  • Arts Depot, London


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Performance day 2: 

Guest artist 

+ SBDC student showcase

+ SBDC Professional      Artists

  • Sunday 28 November

  • 5 pm 

  • Arts Depot, London



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Workshop: Kathak Taster for Adults:

  • Saturday 4th December

  • 4pm - 4.30pm

  • Online on Zoom

  • Free

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Workshop: Kathak Taster for Children:

  • Saturday 4th December

  • 4.45pm - 5.15pm

  • Online on Zoom

  • Free


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Masterclass: Kathak Improvisation Technique

  • Sunday, 5th December

  • 2.30pm - 4.00pm

  • Shishukunj Bhavan, 25 - 27 High St, Edgware HA8 7EE 

  • £25

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Masterclass: Keeping students engaged and motivated in Dance 

  • Saturday 11th December

  • 4pm - 5.30pm

  • Online on Zoom

  • £25​

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