Quality training in South Asian Classical dance styles, especially Kathak, for adults and youth
Drishti is committed to creating an environment that nurtures excellence and innovation. Founded in 2008, Drishti aims to provide quality training in South Asian Classical dance styles, especially Kathak, while providing a professional environment to produce high quality dance work.
Since beginning, Drishti Dance has worked tirelessly not only to provide platform for local dancers to experience the dance in its original form, but also to maintain their skills through public facing performances.
Drishti firmly believes that a strong foundation for future excellence and quality performances will be built within the region, only through creating a local knowledge base and synergies between the individuals.
Drishti Dance specialises in the classical dance form of Kathak, which is rooted deep in the traditions and heritage of India. It is a rich tapestry of delicate movements set to complex rhythm patterns; its intricate gestures and emotive expressions are powerful tools that can transform simple movements into astounding performances.
Drishti Dance has a vibrant youth dance wing that has been a part of National Dance in 2018 and 2019 and has been performing many regional and national platforms.
Reading-based Drishti Dance was recently awarded an Arts Council Grant for a 9-month R&D project to explore and study Kathak dance in contemporary context, which is due to deliver in Spring 2020.
Anuradha Chaturvedi is a critically acclaimed Kathak exponent who works as a dancer, choreographer and a 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, Indiaand 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 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.
His vision is to provide a framework and support system that fosters innovation and high standards of dance works. He brings with him the best of management practices to ensure the smooth running of the organization.