Welcome to The Kendra
The Kendra is an institute of eminence engaged in the training and preservation of traditional Indian Music and Dance and the propagation of the country’s cultural heritage and values through the staging of Dance Dramas based on its rich Mythology, History and Folklore. The Kendra has a vibrant Cultural Centre in the heart of New Delhi housing a College of Classical Music and Dance, a professional Dance Drama Company and a world class auditorium.




An abstract and philosophical work of choreography inspired by the Padma Purana, deviating from Kendra’s mythology based dance-dramas. Parikrama is a state of mind which forms an integral part of the Indian psyche. It plunges into and emerges from the cycle of birth and death.



Kendra held a grand concert by the Tabla Maestro Ustad Zakir Hussain on 10 January in the memory of its founder member and former Chairman the late Lala Charatram as a closing event of Lalaji's centenary celebrations.


Kendra's Repertory company presents a series of performances of its iconic productions SRI RAM and SRI KRISHNA in the ongoing Kumbh Mela at Prayag from 17 to 26 January 2019, at the invitation of the Government of Uttar Pradesh.


Performances by students of the Kendra's College of Music and Dance under the ANKUR series are scheduled in the month of January 2019 as following :

21 Jan 4.30 PM, Jhankar Hall -
• Hindustani Instrumental Music ( Sarod, Sitar, Violin) by students of guru Biswajit Roychoudhury
• Hindustani Vocal Music by students of guru Sankumay Debnath
• Hindutani Instrumental ( Tabla) by students of guru Nirmal Mondal

29 Jan 4.30 pm, Jhankar Hall -
• Odissi Dance by students of guru Priyambada Patnaik
• Bharatanatyam by students of guru Suhel Bhan
• Kathak Dance by students of guru Krishna Mohan Mishra

All those interested, including students, parents, faculty members and friends are invited to attend.