Inauguration of Amritanjali Dance Studio at Pune

April 28, 2010

Amritanjali School of Bharatanatyam headed by Shashikala Ravi opened its own dance studio. Situated at Lunkad Sky Max at Viman Nagar in Pune, it was inaugurated by renowned Bharatanatyam exponent Dr. Sucheta Chapekar on April 18. The 1,700 sq. ft, state of the art, air conditioned dance studio will promote Bharatanatyam and other classical dance forms.

The dance studio is equipped with 242 sq. ft wooden flooring stage, motorized screen, green room, in-built sound and music system, stage lighting, podium and a remote controlled projector-screen which will aid in the learning process. The studio with a seating capacity of 100-120 people is completely sound proof making it an ideal location to learn dance.

Dr. Sucheta Chapekar expressed her happiness to be present on the occasion. "This part of the city required a cultural place. Amritanjali Dance Studio has a beautiful ambience. I am glad this studio will be promoting classical art. I wish the place is always house full like today," she said.

"We are very excited to be opening in this location," says founder Shashikala Ravi. "When I expressed my desire to convert this space we bought into a dance studio, my husband Ravi whole heartedly agreed, went on to create this for me and has provided the best possible facilities. Bharatanatyam is my passion and I am so grateful for this opportunity to share my passion with others in this beautiful setting with all the modern amenities. Students will be encouraged to give performances on the stage, thus boosting their morale and make them confident performers on the stage."

Students of Amritanjali School gave a Bharatanatyam recital on the occasion, displaying their talent honed under their able Guru. The studio will be available for workshops, lecture demonstrations, music and dance concerts, video shoots and other cultural events.