Artistic Director of Rhythmotion Indian Classical & Contemporary Dance Company, teacher, choreographer, performing artiste
Impaneled artist of ICCR (Indian Council for Cultural Relations, Ministry of Culture, Government of India), Graded artiste of Doordarshan (Indian Television) in Bharatanatyam and Kathak Chitra Arvind was initiated into dance at the age of seven and has since continued her journey in the styles of Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Contemporary dance. Trained in Bharatanatyam under Guru Dr.Lalitha Srinivasan, Guru B.Bhanumati and Guru Smt.Padmini Ravi, she is a rank holder in BA Choreography from the Natya Institute of Kathak and Choreography, Bangalore. She trained in Kathak under Guru Dr.Maya Rao, Guru Smt.Chitra Venugopal; and Moulik Shah and Ishira Parikh, Ahmedabad.
Chitra was invited to work in London for several years with leading contemporary dance choreographers including Shobana Jeyasingh, Wayne Mc Gregor and Laurie Booth as a performer, teacher and rehearsal director. There, she had the opportunity to acquire skills in the Indian martial art forms of Kalaripayattu and Chhau; Modern dance techniques including Graham, Cunningham and Release; and has studied Choreography from the Place Theatre, London. She has choreographed many dance productions in Indian Classical and Contemporary dance styles and has toured the UK, USA. Europe, South Korea, South East Asia and South Africa extensively and won accolades for her performances.
Chitra has been Cultural Ambassador to South Korea, sponsored by ICCR where The Rhythmotion Dance Company performed Indian Classical and Contemporary dance as part of the prestigious Busan International Dance Festival 2018. She has been invited to conduct workshops in Choreography and Indian Classical dance techniques at the University of California, Irvine; School for Ballet and Rhythmics Croatia and for the hearing and speech impaired students at SUVAG Polyclinic, Zagreb, Croatia.
Chitra trained in Carnatic Vocal and Instrument Veena under the able guidance of her mother Smt.Rama Srishailan. She has a Masters degree in History from the Karnataka State Open University. She has worked with eminent dance gurus and choreographers and has performed at various prestigious dance festivals in India and abroad. She also imparts dance training to the hearing and speech impaired students of SKID, Bangalore and supports their cause through Chalana-dance for a Cause, a Classical and Contemporary dance festival in aid of the Deaf Aid Society.
Practicing and professing dance for more than two decades, Chitra Arvind represents a vibrant new generation of dance makers. Her approach to choreography is ingenious, fresh and inspiring. She blends Indian dance culture with highly individual sounds of the artistes to produce works that are innovative and bang up-to-date. Chitra’s love and passion for dance is seen in her works created at Rhythmotion.
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Classes – Dance & Music in Bangalore at Rustumbagh layout, C V Raman Nagar and Rajajinagar
Rhythmotion Dance Company represented India at the prestigious Busan International Dance Festival 2018, South Korea
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Soorya Swaralaya Dance Festival, Palakkad Dec 31st 2018 – Kathak & Contemporary dance by Rhythmotion Dance Company
Parthasarathy Swami Sabha, Chennai 30th Jan 2019 – Bharatanatyam by Chitra Arvind
Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bangalore 29th Dec 2018 – Bharatanatyam by Rhythmotion Dance Company
Seva Sadan Auditorium, Bangalore 23rd Dec 2018
Chowdiah Memorial Hall, Bangalore 24th Dec 2018
Seva Sadan Auditorium 16th Dec 2018 – Bharatanatyam & Kathak by Rhythmotion Juniors
Founded in 2005 and registered as a Trust in 2008, Rhythmotion is a non profit Indian classical and contemporary dance company and a dance school that specializes in three dance styles including Bharatanatyam, Kathak and Indian contemporary dance. Artistic Director Chitra Arvind is the force behind Rhythmotion.
Training is provided in the Indian classical dance forms of Kathak and Bharatanatyam, and Contemporary dance techniques including Graham, Cunningham, Contact improvisation, yoga, Pilates, martial art forms of Kalaripayattu, Chhau and Indian folk art forms.