ChitraKaavya Dance was founded by Srilatha Singh, to explore her abiding interest in Bharatanatyam. She has learnt from eminent gurus Shri Dhananjayan, Guru Kalyani Shekhar and Ambica Buch, in her youth. More recently she refreshed her Bharatanatyam training with Divya Nair and her most recent mentor Jyotsna Sainath.
Raksha Karpoor, Artistic director of ChitraKaavya, is a versatile and accomplished dancer with 15 years of training in Bharatanatyam in the Kalakshetra tradition, from Gurus Shiela Sridhar, Padmini Krishnamurthy (Muscat) and Mysore M R Krishnamurthy. Raksha is enthusiastic about teaching both Bharatanatyam and Bollywood, and exploring other forms of dance like Bellydance, and Salsa.
In 2015, we incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
We are interested in performing our traditional repertoire as well as collaborating to create new and interesting dance items that can be relevant, accessible and add to the rich tapestry of Dance in the Salt Lake Valley. We would like to foster innovation and excellence in this dance form, and nurture inter-cultural conversations using the medium of performing arts.
We seek to bring in artistes of international calibre to perform, give lec-dems and conduct workshops and master classes in the classical Indian dance forms.
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