WELCOME TO DRISHTI DANCE

specialising in traditional dance form kathak
ABOUT US

Our Story

Drishti Dance was established in 2008 and took in its first youth students within Reading in 2012. From that time onwards, it has grown from strength to strength with additional dance centres now in Oxford and Didcot.

Drishti Dance’s youth dance wing is one of its pride and joy and has represented South East region in National UDance for two consecutive years, 2018 and 2019. It was one of first Youth Dance groups from Classical Indian Genre to represent the region on a national platform.

Our youth dance students have also represented ISTD’s Classical Indian Dance Faculty in Bursary Award competition and have also been selected for Yuva Gati, the national South Asian Dance strand for Centre for Advance Dance Training (CAT).  

THE DRISHTI DANCE TEAM

Anuradha Chaturvedi

Artistic Director

Anuradha is a critically acclaimed Kathak exponent who works as a dancer, choreographer and teacher in South East England. She studied Kathak under late Pundit Arjun Mishra in Lucknow India, and is a recipient of Sringaarmani from Sur Sringaar Samsad, Mumbai, India.

Anuradha has been a performing artist for nearly 15 years. She has done Sangeet Praveen from Prayag Sangit Samiti, Allahbad, India and also holds ISTD’s level 6 Diploma in Dance Pedagogy. She is also a Principal Artist for Yuva Gati, the South Asian Dance strand of Centre of Advance Training (CAT), based out of DanceXhange, Birmingham. 

Saurabh Seth

Founder and Secretary

Saurabh is a Management and IT professional and arts and culture enthusiast, with a strong commitment to promoting quality and excellence in all areas of organizational working. In addition to his experience in the IT industry, he is also an ardent student of
Hindustani classical music. He has trained in percussion instruments, Tabla and Pakhawaj and is currently studying Indian flute, Santoor and vocal to deepen his knowledge of classical Indian form. 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Take a look at our forthcoming events.

AVARTAN

NOVEMBER 13TH

Venue: The Oakwood Centre, Woodley, Reading, RG5 4JZ

Drishti Dance, returns to the stage performing to a live audience after a 18 month hiatus due to Covid 19.

This event, called Avartan, showcases Kathak choreographic works at its best, featuring ‘Re-Textured’, a dynamic and fast paced exploration of the rhythmic textures and formulations of traditional form and reformats movements through the prism of modern experiences and aesthetics. This work first premiered at the Offbeat Festival in Oxford, in 2019 and was also featured in Tarner Festival in Brighton.

Avartan also presents Drishti dance’s talented Youth Dance company and student showcase in an exuberant celebration of dance, music and poetry

LIFT OFF DANCE FESTIVAL

MARCH 26TH & 27TH

Youth and Community Gala at South Hill Park, Bracknell.

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