Sutradhar Institute of 
Dance & Related Arts 

Devi Dance Theater

The Devi Dance Theater, the Sutradhar Institute’s affiliated professional dance company, has been performing throughout the Washington metropolitan area for over 20 years. The company performs both more modern choreographies by Nilimma Devi, and more traditional pieces, depending on the venue and the show. The Devi Dance Theater reaches an audience numbering in the thousands through its performances at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Smithsonian Institution Sackler Gallery and Discovery Theater, the Kreeger Auditorium and Dance Place in Washington, DC.

"From the first moment the lights came on stage, I could feel the energy of the dancer from my seat out in the audience. I could feel all the hours of practice and the physical and emotional commitment that lead up to that very moment. What really impressed me was that your movements weren't just practiced physical routines - there was also an emotional power in each moment, from the feet to the legs to the body to the arms to the head. Every body part was charged with the pure joy you experience fro performing - I could clearly see that, and that was what made the performance so moving!" - Kelly Johnson