Silambam -Sydney presents its first Arangetram by Namrata, Shishira and Thanuja at UNSW Science Theatre, February 2018.

Silambam -Sydney presents its first Arangetram by Namrata, Shishira and Thanuja at UNSW Science Theatre, February 2018.

December 2018: Aruna facilitates a ‘Creative Movement’ dance workshop for women at the National Vaishnavi Forum at Iskcon New Govardhana, in Gold Coast, Queensland.

November 3, 2018: Silambam-Sydney celebrates its 9th anniversary at Glenfield Public School Hall featuring a showcase of Bharatanatyam by the students.

October-November 2018: Aruna facilitates Creative Movement dance workshops as part of HeART Links - a culturally diverse program at primary schools in Bankstown.

October 2018: Students of Silambam perform alongwith Aruna at Sargam Music Festival at Redgum Community Centre.

August-September 2018: Aruna is a Cultural-Co-ordinator of the Janmashtami Festival 2018 at Iskcon Sydney which featured of two-day event of music and dance performances by various groups. Students of Silambam performed thematic performances at this festival.

June 3, 2018: Students of Silambam perform in a multicultural re-telling of the Wizard of Oz interactive show as part of the 20th anniversary of the Children’s Festival, NSW.

March-April 2018: Aruna offers training in Bharatanatyam to undergraduate students of Dance at Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), Sydney Olympic Park.

March 2018: Aruna Gandhi performs at International Women’s Day event organised by CORE Community Services, Cabramatta.

February 17, 2018: Carnival of the Bold Festival presents ‘The Dancing Peacock’ a collaborative performance featuring Bharatanatyam to a soundscape of Chinese music - by Aruna Gandhi and Nicholas Ng as part of Chindia Exhibition at 107 Redfern.

February 10, 2018: Silambam-Sydney presents its first 'Arangetram' - by students of Aruna Gandhi - Namrata Pulapaka, Thanuja Kuntumalla and Shishira Bindiganavile at UNSW Science Theatre.

November 2017: Silambam-Sydney showcases a performance by the students at the 8th anniversary event at Glenfield Public School Hall.

October 14th, 2017: Aruna performs a solo at 'Willowdale' Diwali event.

October 6th, 2017: Aruna performs Bharatanatyam solo at the Diwali event at Newscorp Australia, Surry Hills.

September 30th & October 1st, 2017: The Sydney Fringe Festival presents 'The Dreaming Damsel' by Aruna Gandhi alongwith musicians Sumathi Krishnan (Vocal), John Napier (Cello), Bala Shankar (Mridangam), Abhijit Dan (Tabla) and Thiviya Vignesh (Flute) at Erskineville Town Hall. 

August 28, 2017: Aruna facilitates 'Creative Movement' dance workshop at Radhastami Women's Retreat at Govinda's Valley, Ortford, NSW. 

August 11, 2017: Aruna facilitates 'Creative Movement' dance workshop at 'Cultural Shift Conference' hosted by Settlement Services International.

June 29, 2017: Diversity Arts Australia's 'Beyond Tick Boxes' symposium on cultural diversity in the arts, screens video interview with Aruna.

March 21, 2017: Aruna performs a solo at 'Harmony Day' event  hosted by CORE Community Services at Fairfield School of Arts.

March 19, 2017: Aruna performs alongwith students of Silambam-Sydney at 'Carnival of Cultures' festival at Ashfield Park, hosted by Inner West Council.

October 10, 2016 - March 24, 2017: 'Dancing my Dreams' creative movement workshops for women, facilitated by Aruna. The community arts project presented by SEVA International Inc., and Settlement Services International (SSI) won a community grant from Liverpool City Council. A showcase by participants was presented at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (Performance Space) on March 24th, 2017.

November 17, 2016: Silambam-Sydney's 7th anniversary celebration and showcase by students at Liverpool Public School Hall.

October 29, 2016: Aruna performs 'Deepajwalanam' alongwith students of Silambam-Sydney at Vision 2020's Deepavali community event.

October 26, 2016: Aruna performs alongwith her students and facilitates a dance workshop as part of 'Art after Hours' - Festival of Light at the Art Gallery of NSW:

Aug, 20 2016: Aruna gives a presentation on 'I heart my Body' creative movement workshops, at Settlement Services International's Arts & Refugees Forum at Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

July 9, 2016: Students of Silambam-Sydney give a dance offering at Sri Jagannath Rath Yatra Festival in Liverpool.

June 2016: 'Dancing my Dreams' project wins a community grant from Liverpool City Council. The project to be facilitated by Aruna will include 'Creative Movement' dance workshops for women in Liverpool (Oct-Nov 2016, Feb-Mar 2017), leading up to a performance by the workshop participants in March 2017.  

May 16-27, 2016: Contemporary dancer Talitha Maslin trains with Aruna in the basics of Bharatanatyam. Aruna and Talitha also explore a cross-cultural dance exchange at Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE) Parramatta.

At Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), Sydney.

At Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), Sydney.

April 16, 2016: Aruna performs at a fund-raiser for Westmead Children's Hospital.

March-April, 2016: Aruna offers training in Bharatanatyam to undergraduate students of Dance at Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) as a Lecturer (Casual). 

March-May, 2016: Aruna facilitates 'Creative Movement' workshops for migrant-refugee women, as part of the art and culture program at Settlement Services International (SSI), Sydney.

March 22 & 24, 2016: Harmony week performances at Sutherland Hospital, Caringbah and St. George Hospital. Kogarah.

March 20, 2016: Aruna performs with her students at Ashfield Carnival festival.

March 16, 2016: Aruna performs 'Naayika' a solo at 'Women Scream' festival at Parliament House, NSW.

October 2015 - March 2016: 'I heart my Body' dance project to be facilitated by Aruna, featuring 'Creative Movement' workshops for women with varied abilities, culminating in a forum on the occasion of International Women's Day on March 5th, 2016. Project supported by 'Social Change through Creativity' grant from Fairfield City Council, CORECS and SEVA.

February 27, 2016: 'The Dancing Peacock' choreographed and performed by Aruna, a collaborative work with musician Nicholas Ng, at the launch of the 'Chindians of Auburn' exhibition at Peacock Gallery, Auburn. 

January 21, 2016: 'Creative Movement' workshop for Bardia residents, organised by Camden Community Connections.

November 21, 2015: Silambam-Sydney's annual day event at Vaman Kshetra, Macquarie Fields.

November 19, 2015: Silambam-Sydney's annual day event at Liverpool Public School Hall, Liverpool.

November 18, 2015: Aruna performs at Settlement Services International's 15th anniversary event at SSI, Bankstown.

November 15, 2015: Aruna collaborates with pianist Anisha Thomas to present 'Naayika' at Speak Local, a cultural form at Critical Path, Rushcutters Bay. 

November 10, 2015: 'Creative Movement' workshop for Ashfield Council at Civic Centre Forecourt, Ashfield.

November 7, 2015: Aruna presents 'Rukmini Kalyanam' a solo performance at Ramakrishna Mission's annual event at Bahai Centre, Silverwater.

October 7, 2015: Aruna and Anisha present 'Naayika' at Parra Lanes Festival at Parramatta.

September 11, 2015: Aruna performs at 'A glimpse into Indian Culture' event at Liverpool Library.

August 28, 2015: Aruna collaborates with musician-composer Anisha Thomas to showcase 'Naayika' (work in progress) featuring Bharatanatyam to the accompaniment of piano as part of 'On the Cusp', a collection of new works by dance creators at Bangarra Dance Theatre, Sydney. 

August 2, 2015: Aruna gives a talk and demonstration at 'Travelling Art: Translations in the Making' an arts symposium, organised by Sydhwaney Productions and SEVA. 

July 5, 2015: 'Ode to Australia' and 'Story of Dharawal' presented by Aruna and students of Silambam-Sydney at Shadja's classical music and dance event at Pennant Hills Community Centre. 

June 21, 2015: Bharatanatyam by Aruna and students of Silambam-Sydney at International Yoga Day celebrations, organised by Hindu Council of Australia at Parramatta Town Hall.

June 20, 2015: Launch of 'Celebrate Campbelltown' DVD, produced by The Wizard of Oz Funland. The DVD project featuring Aruna and dancers from various artistic styles, celebrates the rich cultural heritage of Campbelltown. The project won The Daily Telegraph - 'Champions of the West' Tourism Award. 

May 24, 2015: Bharatanatyam by Aruna and students of Silambam-Sydney in aid of 'Nepal Earthquake Relief', organised by SEWA Australia, at Bowman Hall, Blacktown.

May 16 & 17, 2015: 'The Dreaming Damsel' at Anywhere Festival, Parramatta at Hambledon Cottage. Aruna performs in a collaborative work, alongwith Hindusthani vocalist Sumathi Krishnan and cellist John Napier. More info:

March 7, 2015: Aruna and students of Silambam-Sydney perform at Hindu Heritage Society's event - an evening of Indian Classical music and dance at Reg Byrne Community Centre, Wentworthville.

February 8, 2015: Aruna performs at Purandara Dasa Aradhana, Ermington Community Centre.

Jan-Feb 2015: 'Celebrate Campbelltown' DVD project, produced by Wizard of Oz Funland (Aruna plays the role of a dancing narrator). Project is currently under production, and won 'The Daily Telegraph's Champions of the West' Tourism award in 2014.  

Sacred Music Festival 2014

Sacred Music Festival 2014

December 2014: 'Deaf Poetry' workshops by Auburn Community Development Network (Aruna is the artist facilitator) 

November 13, 6.30 pm: Silambam-Sydney celebrates fifth anniversary at Liverpool Public School Hall, Liverpool, NSW - 2170.

October 24, 2014: Students of Silambam Sydney present 'Deepajwalanam' at 'Auburn Deepavali' festival.

October 17, 2014: Aruna performs at the launch of 'Chindian Diaries' Exhibition at Information and Cultural Exchange, Parramatta.

July-November 2014: Creative-movement workshops as part of the ‘Community Hub’ program for new migrant families at ICE (Information & Cultural Exchange), Parramatta.

September 16, 2014: 11.30 am, Blacktown Hospital, NSW.

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