Anuya Rane

But soon after, moved out of the country. Coming to Europe, the first base was Paris. I began by teaching; workshops, regular training, lec-dems. Alongside came performance offers. Speaking perfect and fluent french, I was not only being true to my art but also to its transmission.


Later, I moved to Germany, Berlin. The same pattern followed and still follows although, in a new language for different kind of people.


In the past years, I have performed in varied countries and have developed a relationship with the western audience.


The pleasure has not just been in giving classical, Bharata Natyam recitals but also in discovering and developing my own language. I have done physical theatre, improvisation theatre and have collaborated with dancers with contemporary dance background. 


Writing is my passion. I have been researching on dance and related subjects and enjoy sharing my knowledge and experience with people, in their own languages. 

I started giving performances, solos, with groups. The actor in me too wanted to manifest itself, so I began doing theatre.

Watching the little girls dance to the claps of their teacher, passing by, pulled by my mother, I longed to enter that classroom. The kid that I was, not willing to let my teeth being brushed, I only succumbed to it on it being played as a make - belief film shooting. Clearly enough, the performer in me was taking shape from an early age. For a long time, it was evident that the shape would be that of an actor. But then came a day, when the dancer took over.


After the initial years of learning Bharata Natyam at an amateur dance school, I found my path on entering the institute Nalanda Nrityakala Mahavidyalaya. That is where the real training began, with a solid academic backing. The learning officially culminated with a master degree, M.F.A. from the Mumbai University.The journey however, began from there on.