From a greenhorn to one of Nritarutya’s mainstays, Vishwa has travelled (or should we say, “danced”) a long way.
As a principal dancer and now as a budding choreographer, his style has always been a lethal mix of athleticism, technique and sheer panache. Befittingly, Vishwa is fascinated with the physical aspect of the instrument that helps him express himself and has undertaken extensive research on the “anatomy of movement”. His training in various martial art forms is the perfect foil to his natural skills as a dancer. As a choreographer, Vishwa is fascinated with the abstract. His work is often a surrealistic experience due to the techniques and styles used.
His intrepid approach, be it to dancing or his administrative responsibilities, is confidence inspiring. He is the driving force behind the “Youth Wing” – Nritarutya’s band of budding dancers. He is also Nritarutya’s in-house fitness guru, responsible for keeping the Nritarutya dance warriors in dancing fit shape through his conditioning classes.
The fundamental rhythm of the human pulse was apparently enough to get Rohan Raj on his twinkle-toed way to stardom.
“Dance,” he says, “is my entire life.”
Rohan is part of Nritarutya’s training program. With a strong background in Indian cinematic dance, he brings a rare blend of artistic skill and earthy appeal to Nritarutya’s productions.
He is keenly interested in gymnastics, stunts, acting, directing and lyric-writing.
Rohan is a colourful character, to say the least.
Ashwin has dance in him. Period.
His love for dance led him to quit a promising career at KPMG, an audit firm. Starting with Bollywood dancing in school days, Ashwin now performs with Nritarutya Dance Company. A keen learner, he has taken to the company’s dance vocabulary like fish to water.
A promising dancer and an aspiring choreographer, Ashwin wishes to learn newer forms and hone his skills.
While he is not busy dancing with the company, he is busy sketching costumes.
With it, I have not only discovered my talent, but myself.
Her tryst with dance began as a kid when she started training in Bharatanatyam. After an abrupt pause, she has continued dance with vigour. Her first encounter with Nritarutya was during our Navadurga production. “It was a whole new experience – of discovering not only my love for dance but also me”, she states emphatically. And since that show, there has been no looking back.
An ex-Infosys employee, she currently works with Nritarutya as a dancer, dance tutor and also assists in the administrative department. Apart from dance, her job as a soft skill trainer with a leading MNC takes up her time.