History
  • Odissi Dance Centre Trust is incorporated
    Nrityagram is a project of the Odissi Dance Centre Trust

  • Protima Gauri (Gaurima) starts building Nrityagram

  • Nrityagram is inaugurated by the Prime Minister of India

  • Odissi Gurukul is completed

  • Pavithra Reddy joins the Village Outreach programme

  • Surupa Sen joins as a residential student

  • Vasantahabba, an all-night Spring Festival is launched

  • Mohiniattam Gurukul is completed

  • The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble is formed

    Bijayini Satpathy joins the Ensemble

    Lynne Fernandez joins as Technical Director

  • Nrityagram’s first International tour as Protima Bedi and Party

  • The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble makes its National debut in Delhi

  • Kathak Gurukul is completed

  • Surupa’s solo debut

  • New York debut of the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

  • Bijayini’s solo debut

  • Protima officially hands over Nrityagram to Lynne

  • Surupa appointed Artistic Director, Nrityagram
    Bijayini appointed Director of the Odissi Gurukul

  • Gaurima dies in a landslide, while on a pilgrimage to Kailash Mansarovar
    Surupa and Bijayini’s first group of students join Nrityagram

  • Nrityagram receives a Production Grant to make Śrī In search of the goddess
    Full-Time Musicians come to stay and work

  • Surupa works for the first time with Pt. Raghunath Panigrahi
    A very successful collaboration lasting until Panditji’s passing in 2013

  • Surupa receives an Asian Cultural Council grant to participate in the International Choreographers Residency at the American Dance Festival

  • Premiere of Śrī In Search of the Goddess

  • Bharatnatyam Gurukul is started
    Discontinued in 2006

  • Pavithra’s solo debut

  • Premiere of Ansh

  • Nrityagram’s debut season at The Joyce Theater, New York

  • Nrityagram receives a Production Grant to make Sacred Space

  • Premiere of Sacred Space
    Surupa receives the Raza Foundation award

  • Nrityagram debut at Jacobs Pillow Dance Festival

  • Bijayini is awarded Sangeet Natak Akademi’s Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar

  • The Joyce Theater, NY commissions 25 choreographers to create work for its twenty-fifth Anniversary - Surupa commissioned to make Pratimā: Reflection

  • Premiere of Pratimā: Reflection at The Joyce Theater, New York

  • Surupa and Bijayini receive the Yagnaraman award for Excellence in Dance from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai

  • Kula - Residence for Artists is completed

  • Premiere of Śriyaḥ

  • Surupa and Bijayini receive the Nritya Choodamani title from Sri Krishna Gana Sabha, Chennai

  • Premiere of Saṃhāra

  • Premiere of Saṃyoga

  • First NrityaUtsarga, our Annual School Show

  • Premiere of Songs of Love and Longing

  • Debut performance of Nrityagram Two, our first Ensemble without Surupa, Bijayini and Pavithra

  • Nrityagram turns 25!

  • Surupa is Resident Artist at Baryshnikov Arts Center, New York

  • Australia debut of the Nrityagram Dance Ensemble

  • Revival of Saṃhāra

  • Premiere of Yadunandana

  • Saṃhāra at the MET Museum, New York

  • Food Foresting begins at Nrityagram

  • Pavithra creates the NG101 programme

  • Surupa is awarded the Sangeet Natak Akademi Award for Odissi dance

  • Premiere of Āhuti

  • Classes go online

  • Nrityagram Live: From our Studio to your Home

  • Nrityagram is 30!