'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, Kuchipudi Natyam and Mohiniattam  at Nartana Center for Performing Arts. She was first introduced to Bharatanatyam at the age of 5 at Sri Nruthyasikhra Natyalaya, Chennai, and has given numerous performances since then. Saraswathi was blessed to learn both Bharatanatyam and Kuchipudi Natyam from Late Sri. Chavali SriKrishna master who was a direct disciple of Rukmani Deviamma, the founder of Kalakshetra, Chennai. 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, and “Nruthya Kala Vani” in 2010 for her dedication and mastery of these art forms.

Her love, passion, and admiration to other dance forms lead her to Kalamandalam Smt. Geetha Radhakrishna Menon from whom she learnt Mohiniattam, a classical dance form that has its origins from Kerala, India.



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, Kuchipudi Natyam and Mohiniattam. She 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 .

Nartana’s Performances

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