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Bharatanatyam Group Performance by Chitra Centre of Performing Arts

December 13, 2016

Every Friday Cultural Evening Programme

Bharatanatyam Group Dance by Chitra Centre of Performing Arts, Bengaluru

Organised by
Indian Council for Cultural Relations
Department of Kannada and Culture

Smt.Chitra Vinodh Artistic Director of Chitra Centre of Performing Arts

Chitra Vinodh, a gifted and highly talented danseuse, has great command of the art form whether you are an aficionado or a layman.

Her journey in this art form commenced under the able guidance of her mother Guru Smt Jayanthi Thyagarajan. She continued her dance endeavour under the tutelage of renowned dance couple Karnataka Kalasree Guru Sri Kiran Subramaniam and Smt. Sandhya Kiran and performed her Arangetram. She completed her Vidwath under the guidance of Karnataka Kalasree Guru B.Bhanumati under whom she continues her training. As part of her dance troupe Bharatanjali she has extensively toured the country for myriad performances. Under the able guidance of Vidwan N.Naryanaswamy, Chitra gained knowledge on different aspects of Rhythm. She is now further honing her mastery over the art of Nattuvangam in depth a well as imbibing the nuances of Rhythm under the tutelage of Guru Vidwan Sri.Lingaraju. She has earned her Master’s Degree in Fine Arts (MFA) from Bharatidasan University.

She is an accomplished graded Doordarshan artiste. Having over 800 odd performances to her credit, Chitra has had the privilege of performing at several prestigious dance festivals such as Iskcon Brahmotsav, Nadaneerajanam – Tirumala, Golden Temple Vellore, Narthana Keerthana, Sharadotsav, Narada Gana Sabha (Chennai), ICCR, Kalakshetra Foundation (Chennai), Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Kannada Cultural events, and Navaratri Festival at various temples.

Deeply grounded in the vazhavoor style, Chitra propogates the true essence of dance to many budding talents at her institute – Natyavedalaya (Chitra Centre for Performing Arts). Emphasizing on aesthetic and technical aspects of the art, she has choreographed and presented ballets such as the Sita Kalyanam, Krishnaashtakam, Dashavatharam & Shades of Love for which she attained great critical acclaim. In her continuous endeavor to explore newer dimensions of the art her unique production “Samashti” which is a confluence of Carnatic Music and intricately woven patterns of rhythm brought her fame among the dance fraternity.

Chitra has imbibed the pure and aesthetic concepts of Bharatanatyam to her students and has successfully trained them for Arangetrams. Many of them have successfully appeared for various Dance examinations and a handful of them have been selected as graded artistes in Doordarshan.

Friday | 16th July 2016 | 6.30pm

Yavanika State Youth Centre,
Nrupathunga Road,
Bangalore 560 001.

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