Srinwanti Chakrabarti , is the founder and artistic director of Srijati .
A danseuse par excellence, Srinwanti is an internationally acclaimed Indian classical dancer, innovative choreographer and dance educator.
Srinwanti ~ the choreographer
Srinwanti has always tried to do justice to her artistic creativity. In her artistic endeavour, she has created choreographic pieces which has received huge amount of appreciation not only in India but also highly in abroad. Some of her experimental pieces of work are Govinda Bolo, Mangalam , Ecstasy, Mudra , Khel , Raghupati ,Krishnastotra, Omkar Namah ,Durgastuti, Barsaat, Ta Dhin etc.
In India the choreographic stage production which has given Srinwanti much critical appreciation is "Ahan – the dawn". Srinwanti’s other successful choreographic productions are "Abhihita" based on emotions of human life, "Cadence" – her experimental work in which Srinwanti searches for her own dance vocabulary and "Black November" - a creative work blending dance, theatre and live arts.
Her recent work is Barsaat for which she received much appreciation. Srinwanti has also choreographed for Indian National Television channel "Sony Entertainment Television" for the popular TV show " DPL – Dance Premiere League" , in which Bollywood actress Bipasha Basu was featured
In England, the choreographic productions she has worked in are"Aastaran – the layers", "The Chase" and "Meghdoot".
In Paris , she has worked in the artistic production " Infinite Man " , celebrating 150th Anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore.
In France, the choreographic productions she has worked in are "La Pèlerinage" , " In Conversation" , "Ahan 2014 ","Yantra ","Invitation au voyage en Inde " based on the poems of French Poet Baudelaire and "Cendrillon du Bresil" which was staged in UNESCO , Paris.
She is the Dance Performer and Choreographer of the group Global Dance and Music Expression .
In Sweden she has staged productions with "Global Dance and Music Expression".
In Austria she presented productions called " War and Peace " ,"Ephemeral Motion ", " Mythologie undo Emotion" , "Cadence" and " Traumwald".
Srinwanti is currently developing a series called "Stories in Motion " .
Srinwanti ~ the dance educator
She has given training in Odissi dance in different prestigious cultural institutions in Kolkata since 2000. She has also conducted several dance workshops and demonstrations both nationally and internationally. Besides this, in her institute"SRIJATI – a centre for art and culture", she conducts regular dance classes and gives training in Odissi dance and movements in its many branches. She has conducted several dance workshops, regular dance classes and lecture demonstrations throughout England since 2006 in different educational schools, colleges, arts centre, dance schools and institutes.
Now she gives regular dance classes ,conducts workshops and demonstrations throughout France , Austria and Europe.
Recently she has conducted lecture demonstrations and workshops in University of Chicago , University of Fort Lauderdale , U.S.A. , University of Witwatersrand, South Africa etc.
Srijati Arts conduct online Odissi dance classess according to the convenient global time zones. The live, real time, interactive classes are conducted as group dance lessons and as one-on-one private online Odissi lessons corresponding to the best convenient time schedules for international students from different countries and also throughout India.