'Yatho hastha sthatho dristi, yatho dristi sthatho mana: Yatho mana: sthatho bhava, Yatho bhava sthatho rasah' - Natya Sastra

Nartana’s vision

Is to see our young dancers grow into confident, creative people with an advanced understanding, respect and love for dance.


Saraswathi Radhakrishnan teaches Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam and Kuchipudi at the Nartana Center for Performing Arts. She was first introduced to Bharatanatyam at the age of 5 and Mohiniattam at the age of 8 at Sri Nruthyasikhra Natyalaya, Chennai, and has given numerous performances since then. Saraswathi obtained her Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi dance education and training from well-known Guru Natya Chakravarthy, Late Sri Chavali SriKrishna.  She is also trained under Smt Indrani Parthasarathy for Bharatanatyam in the Kalakshetra style.  She has performed in numerous programs in the Chennai Doordarshan organized by her Gurus. She was conferred with the Title "Natya Shree" for her outstanding performance in Bharatanatyam in 2007, from the president and dance guru Dr. Lalithamma of Kalpashree Performing Arts Center Trust ®.



Her love for dance and her desire to teach and learn was the motivation to create the Nartana Center for Performing Arts, where she teaches Bharatanatyam, Mohiniattam, Kuchipudi and continues to choreograph traditional and folk dances for her students and intends to spread the joy of dancing to today's youngsters.

Students of any skill level, and cultural background are welcome. We invite everyone to share in our passion for this beautiful and ancient art. NCPA, strives to reach out to the community through public performances, educational presentations, workshops, and collaborations with other organizations.  We will be happy to speak with anyone interested in taking a class or in learning more about NCPA .

Nrithya Vidyarambham - Initiation to commence learning these art forms will be done on the Vijayadashami day, Friday 10/03/14 followed by regular classes there after.