Kalanjali was established for popularizing classical dance forms of India in the Quad
Cities. Under the guidance of its artistic director Sreedevi Nair, students learn classical dance techniques at Kalanjali and perform regularly at events in and around Quad Cities. Kalanjali conducts lecture demonstrations propagating awareness and appreciation of art forms of India among the local community.
Dancing in classical style
Classical dances are well known for its structure, finesse and is highly demanding in terms of discipline and coordination. Combining the finest technique of bhava or expressions, raga or music and tala or rhythm, classical dances are symbol of more than 2000 years of tradition passed on through generations from Gurus to their students, knowledge spreading through the past centuries and around the world. Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest and most popular classical dance forms of India.
Students of Kalanjali are given training in Bharatanatyam from beginner to advanced level. Learning classical dance helps students stay in touch with their cultural heritage through dancing. Classical dance of Mohiniattam and other genres - semiclassical, folk, fusion dances are also taught in order to give exposure to enriching experiences of dancing in other styles. At Kalanjali, dancers get opportunities to participate in events organized by Kalanjali and various multicultural events in and around Quad Cities. Students are given orientation in basics of Indian classical music as part of learning.
With dedication to art and teaching for over a decade, Kalanjali continues to groom students into graceful dancers and confident individuals, also contributing towards enrichment of the society.