December 15, 2018
The Dance Centre
A dance studio for traditional Bharata Natyam, a cultural hub for Delhi's youngsters, the nerve centre for its productions: The Dance Centre in Delhi is all these rolled into one. Danseuse Jyotsna Shourie founded The Dance Centre to teach traditional Bharata Natyam to youngsters. Today, it is a thriving institution with over 50 students that conducts classes throughout the year at its studio in central Delhi. The Dance Centre's productions are much looked-forward-to events on the capital's cultural calendar.
Jyotsna Shourie
Internationally renowned dancer and choreographer, Jyotsna Shourie, started learning Bharata Natyam at the age of six. She perfected her art at the Sri Rajarajeshwari Bharata Natya Kala Mandir, Mumbai and is recognized as one of the finest exponents of the dance form. She is equally renowned for having introduced a contemporary idiom into Bharata Natyam and so, widening the frontiers of classical dance.

Jyotsna has choreographed many dance dramas, some purely classical ballets, others with contemporary themes. These include The Sound of Music, The Birth of Jesus, The Radha Chalisa, The Gita Govindam, Alice in Wonderland and Noddy in Nrityaland to name a few.
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About My Studio
The Dance Centre was established in 1990 and is committed to imparting quality training in Bharata Natyam. As aspiring young dancers learn India’s renowned dance form at the Dance Centre studio, they also gain an appreciation of the rich traditions of Bharata Natyam and acquire immense poise and grace.

Jyotsna’s students have performed all over India and in international cities including Rome, Florence, the Vatican City and Prague.
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