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Bharathanatyam, one of the oldest dance styles of India, has its roots in the classical dance tradition of Tamil Nadu in Southern India. The cultural Heritage of Tamil Nadu goes way back to ancient times.

Originally known as sadhir, the Indian classical dance form of Bharathanatyam was modified by Rukmini Devi Arundale, who has been instrumental in establishing Kalakshetra, an academiy of dance and music in 1936 at Adyar, Chennai, which was dedicated to the preservation of traditional values in Indian art.

Today, Bharathanatyam is an immensely popular form of cultural expression and source of pride among Indians in diaspora communities around the world. Bharatanatyam has attained a very high status and is immensely popular and many recognized universities offer degrees in Bharatanatyam, and artistes are given international recognition and honors.

Bharatha Kala Nrityakshetra is a school to preserve and teach the Kalakshetra style of Bharathanatyam in the United States and abroad.


Shrimathi Selvi Chandranathan is a renowned Bharathanatyam teacher. She has been teaching Bharathanatyam for over 35 years and has earned the titles "Bharata Kala Bhushani" and "Bharatha Natya Kala Vithaki". She is the founder and the director of the "Bharata Kala Nrithyakshetra", a school that is devoted to the extensive training in the Kalakshetra style of Bharathanatyam. Read More

Arangetram ( Dance Debut performance & Graduation)
Proteeti Bhattacharya

Saturday, June 25, 2016 4:00 PM
Bart Luedeke Center Theater
Ryders University
2083 Lawrenceville Rd, Lawrence, NJ 08648


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