Cultivating Classical Arts

Committed to fostering a deeper appreciation for these art forms, we embrace traditional formats and novel ideas.

Let's Introduce

Citsabha collective

Promoting and nurturing classical artforms

CITSABHA COLLECTIVE (pronounced CHI-TH-SA-BHA) is a Public Charitable Trust (reg. number: HLS-4-00695-2017-18) that was co-founded by Srividya Angara and Odissi dancer Shubha Nagarajan. The Trust formed in February 2018 aims to present both traditional and new works in Indian classical music and dance.

An 80G and CSR Form-1 certified organization, Citsabha Collective’s clear intent is to promote and nurture the classical art forms through not only traditional performance formats but also through novel ideas, collectively and consistently working towards imbibing an appreciation for the classical art forms.  



Empowering through Arts

To expose children and young adults from lesser-privileged backgrounds to the Indian classical performing arts. This undoubtedly creates a healthier and more holistic environment for growth as an individual.


Diverse Art Showcase

To showcase classical instruments like Veena and Violin etc and also rarer instruments like Jaltarang, Rudraveena etc, and also dance and theatre art forms like Kuchipudi, Odissi, Koodiyattam, Kalaripayattu etc for the benefit of children, guardians and faculty.


Talent Discovery Program

To identify and nurture proficient and prodigious children who could be future practitioners of dance, music or theatre, or all of the above.


Cultural Archives

To establish an audio-video library of different classical styles of the Indian sub-continent.


To take the art-forms to less accessible spaces

Intimate viewing and understanding of classical music and dance

Experience the energy of the classical arts

Citsabha Collective’s focused effort towards social causes

In Focus

Teaching classical dance and music to children of economically-challenged backgrounds. This can be done through

  • regular classes
  • specifically conducted workshops
  • audio-visual knowledge transfer programs where the artist is speaking/demonstrating from a remote location.


  • Designed as lecture-demonstrations. Children will be exposed to different arts through this.

  • Dance or music intensives. Children will be specifically taught certain pieces of the repertoire and then be asked to collectively perform at the end of a 5 or 6-day intensive.

  • On related topics such as health and nutrition, personality development etc, thus leading to an integrated and all-round growth of the child.

What Our Patrons Have To Say

Supporting the preservation and promotion of Indian classical arts, Citsabha Collective is a beacon of cultural heritage. Srividya's ad Shubha's tireless efforts to nurture Indian classical dance and music is certainly showing results. Best wishes to Citsabha Collective on this wonderful journey.
Dr. Nishant Sinha
Patron, and Senior Researcher, SHELL India Markets Pvt. Ltd
It has been my honour and pleasure to be associated with Srividya Angara Sinha at Citsabha Collective through her breathtaking Kuchipudi performances, which elevates all of us Rasikas to a truly divine space. Every aspect of her dance, be it technical finesse, bhaava and abhinaya work in perfect harmony/unison to create such a magnificent work of art. Here's wishing that Citasabha Collective spreads its wings far and wide for Rasikas all over the world. All the best.
Dr.Nithya Srinivasan, Ph.D (Biochemistry)
Patron and Medical Writer for Claims Eval USA


Reg. Number: HLS-4-00695-2017-18
Name of Bank: HDFC Bank
Sri Sai Towers, opp. Forum Mall, Whitefield Main Road, Bengaluru 560066
Acc No: 50200036797228
Acc type: Current
IFSC: HDFC0004182
MICR: 560240129
Branch Code No: 004182

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