Kalachhaya was founded by Smt. Prabha Marathe (Gandabandh Shagird of Pt Birju Maharaj) in 1965, to promote the beautiful & lyrical style of Pt. Birju Maharaj. Kalachhaya has over the last 40 years grown into a "Banyan Tree", encompassing various aspects of Music, Dance, Art & Culture. The institute offers courses in Kathak, Tabla, and Hindustani vocal & Western music.
Spaces at Kalachhaya Cultural Center, Pune
- Rangamandapam :
Offers a regular proscenium stage for various dance/ theatre/ instrumental performances. Houses an audience of 350 - 375 people.
- Bahurupi Amphitheatre
One of the unique performance spaces, with earthen flooring specially maintained for dance & theatre performances.
- Darshan The Dance Studio
Offers space for dance / theatre rehearsals, & small lec - demos. Has a capacity to accommodate 75 - 100 people.
- Darpan Art Gallery
It was initiated in the Kalachhaya campus, in 2008. Apart from the ongoing performing art section.
- Nakshatra Terrace Theatre
This is another very unique concept in the campus. an open to the sky stage surrounded by hills on 2 sides
• N.S.D workshop in 1990
• PRITHVI INTERNATIONAL DRAMA FESTIVAL - 1996
• Uday Shankar Dance Seminar 1996
• Indo - Japanese Music Workshop led by
Dr Tim Hoffman(Tokyo)
• Brihaddeshi a folk music festival by Sangeet
Natak Akademi in 2001.
• Shyam Bansuria
• Shanti Aaradhana
• Avyakta ki khoj mein
Date : 18th July 2015, 23rd July 2015 & 24th July 2015.
Venue : Kala Chhaya Cultural Centre, Pune.