Dancing Into Summer

We are excited to share that Bharatanatyam Workshops with Sukruti are now available on our Citadel Dance Program website! In appreciation of the ongoing support we have received from our CDP families, we offer these workshops to our entire community with thanks and with hope that young dancers may continue to learn and grow throughout the summer.

How to Access

To access the workshops, login to the CDP Website. Select Bharatanatyam with Sukruti and click on “enroll”. When you are ready to start dancing, select a class from the choices listed under Class Content!

About the Classes

Bharatanatyam is one of the oldest classical dance forms to have originated from India. Today, the form is studied and practiced by dancers all over the world. Over three exciting classes, Bharatanatyam dancer, teacher and choreographer Sukruti Tirupattur shares the history and origin of the dance form, teaches the foundational adavus (steps), demonstrates how to tell stories with mudras (symbolic hand gestures), and more. 

About Sukruti Tirupattur

Sukruti Tirupattur started her Bharatanatyam training in Bengaluru at the age of eight under Vidushi Rohini Ananth, completing her Arangetram in 2002. She is a graded artist of the Doordarshan (Govt. of India Broadcaster) and a recipient of the Aryabhatta Award for Excellence in Bharatanatyam. She is also a Certified Yoga Instructor and holds a Master’s Degree in History. Sukruti is currently an Associate Artist at Nova Dance and has been working closely with Citadel + Compagnie through an administrative and values based Collaborative Exchange between Nova Dance and C+C.

“My firm conviction that wisdom and sensitivity developed through the practice of dance will help in maintaining a sustainable future makes me want to pass on Bharatanatyam to younger people. I have seen dancers coming from the hereditary dance community and senior gurus embody dance—simply with no fuss. This has inspired me to open up my practice of Bharatanatyam and be in the moment to make the art accessible.”

– Sukruti Tirupattur