Sanskriti: means culture - the name was carefully chosen using the Sanskrit meanings where the expansion reads South Asian Natya (dance) Sangita (music) Kriya (act of performing, theatre) Iti: (etcetera).
Founded by Shruti Sriram in 2000 in the USA, Sanskriti: is now based in the UK. Shruti works with her mother Mrs. Pushkala Gopal - a renowned teacher, dancer, choreographer and musician who was also artistic director Mudralaya, est.1984. As an institution dedicated to the performing arts, Sanskriti: strives to provide a culturally enriching learning environment to members of the community - youngsters and adults alike.
Sanskriti: welcomes students of all age-groups (4 and above). Quality teaching is delivered in the Kalakshetra style of Bharatanatyam alongside south Indian classical (carnatic) vocal music. At Sanskriti:, intensive, structured training is provided for beginners, intermediate and advanced learners on all aspects namely theory, techniques and practical application of knowledge to enhance performance skills. Since dance in any form is synonymous with rythm and music, Bharatanatyam and Carnatic vocal are taught in conjunction to most students so a natural connection is made with the art forms. The goal is to help students develop their creativity while learning to appreciate the intricacies as they progress through the interesting journey, using their artistic abilities and imagination.
Classes are grouped according to age and ability. Groups are limited to small ratios to ensure that each student receives adequate attention. Progress is monitored very closely as it is imperative to create a strong foundation for the learner, to further enable the student?s mastery of the art form over the years.
Sanskriti: classes are held at Ilford, Manor park, Croydon, Raynes Park and Kent. For Advanced training, individual lessons can be provided at the students'' homebase or at Sanskriti:s locations. Classes are planned for a 60 minute duration. ...