SIDRA
Sutradhar pursues a vision of educational
advancement, community engagement and artistic excellence in
the field of Indian classical dance. It is a connecting link between
ancient mythologies and modern questions of gendered self-
esteem, identity and cultural equity. The institute envisions
transformative theater. By taking a fearless, forthright look at urgent
issues, and bringing the ideas of ancient traditions, rich with
wisdom, to bear, Sutradhar has worked at the point of activist
theater with peace as a primary principle. The goal, transcends the
performance moment with its magic, however; the institute seeks to
make a lasting impact on people’s perception.Sutradhar pursues a vision of educational advancement, community engagement and artistic excellence in the field of Indian classical dance. It is a connecting link between ancient mythologies and modern questions of gendered self-esteem, identity and cultural equity. The institute envisions transformative theater. By taking a fearless, forthright look at urgent issues, and bringing the ideas of ancient traditions, rich with wisdom, to bear, Sutradhar has worked at the point of activist theater with peace as a primary principle. The goal, transcends the performance moment with its magic, however; the institute seeks to make a lasting impact on people’s perception

"Sutradhar pursues a vision of educational 
advancement, community engagement and artistic excellence in the field of Indian classical dance. It is a connecting link between ancient mythologies and modern questions of gendered self-esteem, identity and cultural equity. The institute envisions transformative theater. By taking a fearless, forthright look at urgent issues, and bringing the ideas of ancient traditions, rich with wisdom, to bear, Sutradhar has worked at the point of activist theater with peace as a primary principle. The goal, transcends the performance moment with its magic, however; the institute seeks to make a lasting impact on people’s perception." - Associate Director Anila Kumari


"The most innovative and accessible... staccato movements, graceful gestures, direct gazes and prayerful moments" - Washington Post Lisa Traiger.


Semester Two 
9/4/2020 through 12/22/2020

Due to the COVID-19 in Maryland and the larger DMV area, Sutradhar Institute is currently offering all of its regular classes online through the software Zoom.