Kalanidhi Dance Company

Washington DC-based Kalanidhi Dance Company presents exquisitely conceptualized dance performances in the classical Indian dance style of Kuchipudi. Born out of the vision of founder and artistic director, Anuradha Nehru, Kalanidhi Dance Company has earned a reputation for technical refin ent, artistic expression, and multi-layered choreography that stretches the boundaries of Indian classical dance. Kalanidhi Dance explores creative and contemporary ideas using the vocabulary of Kuchipudi while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. Described as the exquisite Kalanidhi dance troupe by the New York Times review of Kalanidhi most recent collaboration with La Fayette Opera on January 31st, 2013 at the Lincoln Center in New York, Kalanidhi dance company continues to promote dialogue in the arts through such collaborations. Kalanidhi work is recognized and funded by the Maryland State Arts Council and the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.Bethesda-based Kalanidhi Dance expands the horizons of traditional Indian classical dance through contemporary ideas, innovative collaborations, and artistic excellence. The company captivates audiences withemexquisitely conceptualized performances that push Kuchipudi in new and exciting directions while retaining the essence and integrity of the classical form. The New York Times has called Kalanidhi a “combination of bright energy, full-bodied sweetness and rapid precision” and “a rare amalgam of prime dance virtues.”