School of Indian Classical Arts in Kiev, Ukraine

“Laxmi Samarpana”

welcomes you

director of the school : Lena Laxmi Shatokhina

– who lived and studied in India for 14 years;

-received a scholarship to study in India from H.H. Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi, founder of Sahaja Yoga.

-disciple of padma bhushan Dr. Vempati Chinna Satyam and Vempati Ravi Shankar;

“Natya visarada”diploma holder from” Kuchipudi Art Academy”, Chennai (formerly Madras), India 2006.

– studied Carnatak vocal and natuvangam from Bhagavatulu Seetarama Sarma in “Kalapeetham”;

– graduate of choreographic College “Kiyanochka”, Kiev, Ukraine.

-did post-graduation on movie direction in “LV Prasad Film and TV Academy ” in Chennai, India.

At present in the school has been taught: 

Shivoham Kuchipudi – The one of seven Classical Dance Styles in India. This form of dance is not only external but internal also. It is said, that Kuchipudi style was born in II century BC in Andra Pradesh, but the name of this style had appeared rather later in XIV century. Theory of Kuchipudi is based on treatise “Natya Shasta” belonging to the same time (2nd BC), which imbibes the knowledge of dramaturgy, dance, music, sculpture, literature and architecture. 

natuvangam talamNattuvangam- (opened a new course) the art of rhythm in South Indian classical dance and music, related to  dance styles like Kuchipudi and Bharatanatyam.

The lessons divided into 3 groups according to age and their level. School welcomes all ages. There is a place for everyone who wants to become a professional dancer or simply to enjoy for herself or himself. The lessons have been held in both Russian and English. see Time table.