Indian classical dance is an art form that speaks through manifold rhythmic patterns, melodic gestures and subtle facial expressions and in Bharatanatyam, passion, practice, and perseverance can alone help achieve excellence.
With a vision to provide a holistic learning experience, the Drishti Art Centre was established in 2001 as a pioneering centre for training in and propagation of Bharatanatyam. The centre is nurtured and ably guided by Anuradha Vikranth, an accomplished Bharatanatyam danseuse.
Drishti Art Centre aims to serve as the focal point for classical dance education, inspiring and educating young, eager minds about the power, beauty and magic of Bharatanatyam.
With over 400 students currently being trained here, Drishti Art Centre has been recognized as one of the premier dance institutes of India. Drishti Art Foundation (the trust behind Drishti Art Centre) was awarded the National Education Excellence Award 2019 as the Best Classical Dance Training Institute, by the National Press Council of India and the Newspapers Association of Karnataka.
For Bharatanatyam training and practice, Drishti Art Centre has well-equipped indoor and outdoor studios, Drishti Dance Studios, in Sahakaranagar, Bengaluru. The dance studios are thriving learning spaces with a traditional ambience, aesthetically created to inspire and encourage creativity in young artists.
As one of India’s oldest classical dance forms, Bharatanatyam brings together a vibrant ecosystem of storytelling, expressions, and music. To give students the best exposure and training, Drishti Art Centre provides dance education coupled with music and yoga. Drishti Art Centre is a safe, nurturing learning space for budding dancers; here, experienced professionals can also take their classical dance education to higher levels.
Drishti Art Centre encourages perseverance and dedication to the practice, thus shaping many professional Bharatanatyam dancers under its wing. The students also showcase their art by performing at Nrityarpana, a biennial event. The grand event and beautiful choreographed and executed performances are eagerly awaited by the art-loving community.
Furthering our vision, the Drishti National Dance Festival is an annual calendar event that provides a platform to young performers, experienced classical dancers, and legendary performers alike.
What sets Drishti Art Centre apart is the emphasis on complete education of the arts, which allows dancers to equip themselves with core knowledge of the art form. In turn, they use this knowledge for interpretations and to enrich their performance and skill.
It is no wonder, then, that the Drishti Dance Ensemble is one of the most sought-after performing troupes today, travelling the length and breadth of the country to preserve this ancient art form. Drishti Dance Ensemble has received praise and patronage from every audience they have performed for and every stage they have graced.
Their mission is to crystallize the classical arts essence and present them in creative ways to be able to reach to a wider section of people. They have given performances for many cultural organizations, dance festivals, corporate, government institution and won great appreciation for the same.
To name a few of their performances:
Bangalore International Film Festival, Infosys Puligere Utsav, Tourism Festival of Andaman Island, Hampi Utsava, Dasara Mahothsava, ABU International Dance Festival-Doordarshan Delhi, Bangalore International Arts Festival, Academy of Music Golden Jubilee Celebration, World Dance Alliance International Dance Festival, Vishwa Kannada Sammelana, Rasa Sanje National Dance Festival, Ananya Nruthya Neerajana, Vyasa Ranga Taranga Festival, Hejje Gejje Dance Festival, Keremane Shambo Hegde Rashtriya Natyotsava, Nrutyaditya, 50 years Celebration of Ravindra Kalakshetra, Mukula Yugula Bahula Classical Dance Festival, Nritya Nada Dance Festival, BTM Cultural Academy, Anubandha Awards – Colors Kannada, KSCAA Annual Conference, Jati Dance Festival, Ananya Kala Utsava, Sai Nrityothsava, Ikkeri Utsava, Lions International Conference, among others.