Welcome

“Dance Ihayami are a source of great joy. … I cannot imagine the landscape of dance in Scotland without this wonderful company”
Morag Deyes MBE, Artistic Director, Dance Base National Centre for Dance, Edinburgh

Dance Ihayami is Scotland’s Indian dance company, dedicated to Indian classical dance in its purest form, as well as the contemporisation of the dance form. The company challenges ideas about Indian classical dance and creates innovative work, regularly collaborating with different art forms and media. 

Click here for information on the DANCE IHAYAMI COMPANY (artistic director, dancers, productions)

“Ihayami means ‘I am here’. Because it is what I am doing – Dance, I am here!”
Priya Shrikumar, Artistic Director and Founder of Dance Ihayami

 

Dance Ihayami also runs an extensive education and community engagement programme for people of all background, age and ability:

Click here for infomation on DANCE IHAYAMI SCHOOL (class timetables, contact details for enquiries)

Click here for information on DANCE IHAYAMI'S OUTREACH PROGRAMME (community-based, Indian dance projects, contact details for enquiries) 

Latest News

Ihayami School AUTUMN TERM 2016

Ihayami School AUTUMN TERM runs from September to December 2016

Classes in Bharatanatyam, Kathak, Bollywood, Carnatic music, Hindustani music, and Yoga

Classes in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, Falkirk, Livingston, and Kirkcaldy

Terms starts from 9th September 2016

Autumn term timetable here

Silent Space is touring across Scotland this autumn

FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER 7:30pm

The CatStrand, New Galloway

with a post-show Indian dance taster

FRIDAY 14 OCTOBER 6:30pm

The Studio, Festival Theatre, Edinburgh

with a short dance showing by local older people as part of Luminate 2016

TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER 7:30pm

The Gaiety Studio Theatre, Ayr

with a post-show Indian dance taster

THURSDAY 27 OCTOBER 7:30pm

MacArts, Galashiels

with a post-show Indian dance taster

TUESDAY 15 NOVEMBER 7:30pm

The Usual Place, Dumfries

with a post-show Indian dance taster

WEDNESDAY 16 NOVEMBER 7:30pm

A' the Airts, Snquhar

with a post-show Indian dance taster

Supported by Creative Scotland, LifeCare Centre and Dance Base

 

School

EDINBURGH

GLASGOW

FALKIRK

DUNDEE

LIVINGSTON

KIRKCALDY

Funders & Supporters