Shri Chandan Thakore
Shri Chandan Thakore
  • Shri Chandan Thakore, a vibrant personality in classical dance “Bharatnatyam” has taken up dance as his full time career and is actively involved with the activities of Nrityabharti through teaching, performing and choreographing, with the aim of propagating the art of Bharatnatyam in India and Abroad
  • He has trained 5000 students of whom about 500 students have performed their First Solo Performance – “Arangetram” and many have obtained National Scholarship from Government of India and many have successfully passed their “Master Degree” in Bharatnatyam.
  • Extending the horizons of Bharatnatyam to international levels, he has also trained students from East African and European countries for their First Solo Performance – “Arangetram” which was presented successfully and highly appreciated by the audience.
  • Shri Chandan Thakore has given a new dimension to the Traditional Bharatnatyam Dance with his innovative ways and has reached a new zenith by atricalizing the dance form as if it were a visual symphony and breaking the barriers of languages by creatively introducing Hindi, Gujarati & Sanskrit medium in his dances. His forays into choreography have produced more than 25 most significant Group Choreographies and some Dance Ballets in classical dance on conceptualizing themes from Indian mythology and contemporary thoughts.
  • He laid the foundation of the performing group “Nrityabharti Performing Arts” which has given more than 250 National & International level Performances of his master-piece compositions.
  • The mega event “THE NATIONAL DANCE FESTIVAL” is his brainchild, wherein the budding and renowned artists from all over the country are invited at Ahmedabad, and are given a platform to perform. And he is conducting this dance festival successfully every year since 2000 which is a land mark of Ahmedabad city to bring the best of dance world together to the city. Since 2008, every year he conducts the classical dance workshop at India, Austria and China.
  • He organizes as well as conducts workshops & seminars, festivals, lectures and demonstrations for the promotion of classical dance. Also, he has been appointed as the Examiner for the conduction of Alankar & P.H.F Exams in Dance
  • In recognition his dedication and contribution in the field of Bharatnatyam, he is honoured Singarmani”, “Kalagurjari”, “Gujarat Yuva Pratibha Sanman” by Padmashree Darshana Zaveri (Manipuri Exponent) and Nrityacharya Award titled “Nrityakala Prachar Ratna” by Governor of Gujarat Shri Kailaspati Mishra. His perseverance, dedication and talent have triumphed him Senior Cultural Scholarship in 1996 from The Ministry of Human Resources, Department of Culture, Government of India and he is also a graded artiste of Indian Television.