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Drishti Art Foundation presents
17th Drishti National Dance Festival
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, 6pm
March 19, 2022, Bangalore

February 16, 2022

The 17th edition of the DRISHTI NATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL 2022 celebrating Indian dance forms will be held on Saturday 19th March 2022, 6pm, at Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bengaluru. A consistently successful event since its inception, the Drishti National Dance Festival (the brainchild of Bharatanatyam dancer Anuradha Vikranth and her husband T M Vikranth) is now a benchmark for all dance festivals in Bengaluru, having steadily gained renown for creative presentations, stellar performances, pioneering publicity and overwhelming audiences.

As our own modest contribution to the nationwide celebrations to commemorate 75 years of India's independence, the theme of the forthcoming festival will be Bharatiya Kala Drishti - Insights into Indic Art and Culture - where we share insights through dance compositions about towering personalities through the ages of Indian history who have contributed to the enrichment, rejuvenation and strengthening of India's timeless Art and culture.

Date: March 19, 2022, Bangalore
Venue: Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Vyalikaval, Bengaluru
Time: 6pm

Rama Vaidyanathan, Bharatanatyam (New Delhi)
Nadam Dance Ensemble, Kathak (Bengaluru)
Anuradha Vikranth and the Drishti Dance Ensemble, Bharatanatyam (Bengaluru)
Rahul Acharya, Odissi (Bhubaneswar)
Pavitra Bhat, Bharatanatyam (Mumbai)

All are welcome.

17th Drishti National Dance Festival

For info:
Ph: 98455 55422 / 98455 55411
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Established by Bharatanatyam dancer AnuradhaVikranth and her husband T M Vikranth from Bengaluru, Drishti Art Foundation is dedicated to nurturing, promoting and propagating classical arts

Drishti Art Centre headed by AnuradhaVikranth currently trains several aspiring students in Bharatanatyam. "MARGA DRISHTI"- under this wing of the centre she also imparts training in the Movement vocabulary of Natyasastra, a pedagogy conceived and reconstructed by her Guru Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam

Drishti Media is a unit offering complete designing and printing solutions.

Drishti Dance Ensemble is a performing unit of Drishti and also a platform to promote young talented dancers.

Drishti National Dance Festival, organized annually since 2006, brings together established as well as fresh talents from various forms of classical dances every year, from across the country..

Drishti Art Foundation is a Trust working for the upliftment of the society through Arts and support the needy artists through art and culture.

Drishti with others: Organises workshops, seminars, lecture demonstrations and so on in collaboration with other cultural organizations to promote classical arts.

Anuradha Vikranth
Anuradha Vikranth is trained in Bharatanatyam by Gurus Narmada and Nirupama. She is the direct disciple of Guru Dr. Padma Subrahmanyam under whom she has undergone intensive training in "Karanas" and the elements of Natyasastra and continues to learn Bharatanrityam under her.

She holds a Master's Degree in Bharatanatyam from the Sastra University and continues her research in the field of dance. She is an 'A' graded artist of Doordarshan. She is the Secretary of the World Dance Alliance - Karnataka Chapter. Anuradha is the Academic council member of Karnataka State Dr. Gangubai Hangal Music and Performing Arts University. She is also the visiting faculty (Dance) at the Sri Sathya Sai University of Performing Arts.

She is one of the very few dancers in Bharatanatyam to adopt 'Chitra Nritya' wherein she draws the picture of a peacock with her feet during the dance in the presentation entitled "Mayura Sandesha." She was guided by Guru Dr. Veena Murthy Vijay for this much-appreciated dance feature. She is the founder and creative director of her dance institute 'Drishti Art Centre' located in Sahakarnagar, Bengaluru, established in 2001. Drishti Art Foundation 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.

Anuradha, with the support and involvement of her husband T. M. Vikranth (Director, Drishti Media) has also established 'Drishti Art Foundation,' an organization continuously working for the promotion and propagation of classical arts. She along with her husband is the architect of the annual Drishti National Dance festival since 2006.

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