"Creating an integrated whole, of the dance and the dancer".
VISION: The dance is the mother of arts; it removes the limitations of the body, extinguishes the consciousness, and pours the divine spirit into the dancer"
Nrityangan Academy of Fine Arts is placed in the heart of suburban Mumbai, at Santacruz. Nrityangan literally means "Nritya Ka Aangan", ie "An arena of dance". The academy exclusively imparts training in the Bharatanatyam style of Indian classical dance exploring the essence of the Kalakshetra dance style along with few traces from the Tanjavur style.
Nrityangan Academy of Fine Arts was founded in the year 1992 with the solemn objective of inculcating the spirit of rich culture and heritage of India through the artistic form of dance. In the ocean of talent, creativity and aesthetics, it is a small step taken by Anjana Dongre towards the preservation of values that personify the classical dance form. The core value of the academy has been to nurture and sculpt students to understand the nuances of dance which go beyond performance to that of focus, self-discipline and internal strength.
Anjana Dongre is an exponent of Bharatanatyam, a revered classical dance form of India. She has trained intensively under the able guidance of Shreemati Gayatri Vekantraman. Continuing the tradition, she completed her Arangetram under Guru UmaDevi Dutt, an alumnus of Kalakshtera (Chennai). Currently, she continues her journey of dance from Shri Pandit Venugopal Pillai and Smt Jayshree Pillai of Shree Tanjavur Nritya Shala. Smt Anjana Dongre is also on the exam panel of Bhartiya Sangeet Samiti, Mumbai and the Academy affiliates itself with the same. She proudly holds a Masters Degree in Fine Arts (MFA) from Kalidasa University, Nagpur. She has also gained perspective in her Bharatnatyam training attending workshops of several stalwarts including Shri C.V Chandrashekhar, Smt Rukmini Vijaykumar.
The stage is always an incentive to create, innovate and exhibit our art. Ranging from our tiny dancers to the senior ones, we use the stage to offer our dance to the God, Guru and Sabha.
What makes us bleed less in war, is the amount of sweat we put in peace time. Holding this true, we hold utmost importance to our practice sessions and our regular classes. The demand for sincerity and discipline in these sessions is evident as you get a sneak-a-peak into our practices.
We bestow immense honor on our students who have completed their Arangetram. For us it is the first stage to establish one as a defined Dancer, with qualities and attributes well tested over years of training.
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