We are storytellers hailing from the land of the oldest oral storytelling tradition - Bharata (India) - the Land of Cultural Heritage. As the author of the great Indian Epic Mahabharatha says - "If you listen carefully, at the end you'll be someone else." Thus is the power of story telling - to entertain while leaving the world with a message.

Based out of Bangalore, South India, our production house - Abhinava Dance Company (ADC) stands as one of the premier dance companies in the country. ABHINAVA means "Classical and all-time-new" and as founders our attempt is to create unique performances that reach out to a global audience.

Our body of work is based on techniques derived from Natyashastra - A 5000-year-old classical text on dramaturgy. Our performances also bring a fresh flavour to story telling by encompassing dance movements, expression, oratory skills and rich music, which render to our creative presentation style.

Over the last twenty five years, our efforts to showcase the spectrum of Indian dance forms in all its grandeur to people across different cultures has garnered admiration from over 6 million people across the world.

- Nirupama & Rajendra

Our Core Elements: 


Focusing on core elements - content, style, performance and feedback, our Dance Company brings forth a unique spectacle for its audience through each of its productions resulting in an experience that is enriching, visually breathtaking and rooted in culture and tradition.

CONTENT - Our poetic performances weave together traditional tales, mythology and memoirs showcased through dynamic movements and expressions resulting in a warm and animated performance that will leave you enamoured.

STYLE - Our style is a rare blend of music, hand gestures, key poses and graceful movements from regional dance styles – Kathak and Bharathanatyam. It also includes special vocabularies from the Natya tradition fuelling interpretations that are deep yet appealing. It is reflective of modern sensibilities and offers an experience of rich celebration to the spectators.

PERFORMANCES - Our stories are conveyed through a multitude of human emotions while imbibing the true essence of the story. Our productions emphasise on bringing together light and sound, costume and ambiance thus creating a theatrical spectacle for the audience. Through this we sincerely attempt to instil harmony within self and the world around while transcending time, space and cultures.

RESPONSE - Our global audience takes back with them a variety of fulfilling experiences, values, and inspiration as they witness the Abhinava magic at various platforms. To savour an Abhinava experience, there are no criteria for age, caste, creed, nationality, language, gender, or a predisposition to classical dance that is required. Our shows are designed to evoke an introspective response in each individual inspiring them through art.

The audience has fuelled our passion for over 25 years and continue to inspire us to bring forth holistic and creative presentations for the world.