Meet Dhruv

Welcome to UK’s finest Carnatic South Indian classical arts hub!

We are a South-Asian arts organisation based in East London, with a mission to communicate the arts effectively into the community. We use arts to create inter-generational and inter-community links. CARNATIC music is our specialty, with Carnatic Jazz, South-Asian Orchestral and other contemporary forms around it.

Our forth coming event

Dhruv Arts, UK presents Kalaatma 2019 Swappnam is a grand operatic musical conceived and scripted by Krithika Subrahmanian of Chennai, India. It is India’s greatest and most prolific composer of cinematic soundtracks, Isaignani Ilayaraaja’s first ever full length musical composition for classical dance production with the voice of leading stars of south India

The content of our dreams connects us to our past, anchors our present and reveals our inner self; “Swappnam” translates dreams in many Indian Languages onto stage in a panoramic dance theatre production featuring classical dancers from all over India.

The scale and grandeur of Swappnam will be a unique first time experience for the audiences.

Senior vocalists such as T V Gopalakrishnan, Sudha Raghunathan, Sharreth and young talents such as Abhishek Raghuram have given voice to Ilayaraja’s meticulously arranged notes in flourishing voice symphonies, ballads, soulful padams and powerful operatic overtures.

Instrumentalists of great virtuosity such as A K Palanivel, Rajhesh Vaidya and Kaarthik Raja have added layers of melody in outstanding orchestration to match Isaignani’s vision.
About Krithika: A renowned architect, dancer and designer, Krithika Subrahmanian is a classical dancer of impeccable lineage

Trained in the pure lineage of the Tanjavur Pandanallur school of Bharatanatyam under the tutelage of Padmashri Dr Sudharani Raghupathi since the age of seven, Krithika has performed extensively at prominent venues and festivals around the world. Krithika has 26 years experience as a dancer in the performing arts. She continues to produce and perform the widely acclaimed chorographical works like Maargam, Swappnam, Antaram, Sri, and Brihat.

A restrained yet eclectic pattern of juxtaposed tradition and modernity has emerged as her unique trademark in concert space it has made her one of the most exciting architects and dancers to watch in India.

NaMaargam Dance Company-An independent creative studio for dance has been established by Krithika Subrahmanian in Chennai, India.

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Dhruv specialises and offers: Indian music classes/courses, Indian Music concerts, festivals, Youth [Panchama], children [Shadja] ensemble, Indian Music Workshops & consultancy.

South-Asia is a land of rich culture and heritage. For generations people have admired and practiced its pristine tradition and culture, which encompasses classical music and dance, folk music and theatre. Some of the world-famous traditional art forms like the Carnatic music, Hindustani music and dance forms like Bharatnatyam, Kuchipudi and Mohiniattam have originated and evolved in the colourful sub-continent i.e. India.

Continuing for the sixth year, Dhruv produced London International Arts Festival presenting 17 concerts and 3 workshops across five venues of London. This year’s festival is between 24th Nov & 1st Dec. Please visit the website to view event updates.

Dhruv Ensemble and choir have presented over thirty concerts in the last 5 years, creatively produced and directed by Jyotsna Srikanth, the artistic Director of Dhruv Arts.