Chitra•Subramanian

Choreographer, Performer, Teacher.

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Chitra•Subramanian

Choreographer, Performer, Teacher.

Chitra•Subramanian

Choreographer, Performer, Teacher.

Chitra•Subramanian

Choreographer, Performer, Teacher.

Chitra•Subramanian

Choreographer, Performer, Teacher.

About the Artist

Chitra Subramanian is a professional dancer, choreographer, and educator residing in Washington, DC since 2002. She is a Pittsburgh native, originally from South India. She currently teaches, choreographs, and performs with an emerging collective of artists called chitra.MOVES. Her aesthetic draws from Hip Hop and Indian Classical foundations to tell stories, elevate artists, and meaningfully engage unseen and new audiences. For almost 20 years, Chitra has shared her love for dance through teaching, choreography, performance, and learning. [Read More]

Upcoming Events

Dance Sanctuaries at The Kennedy Center REACH: Building Community through the Club

chitra.MOVES presents: Building Community through the Club. This is a day-long series of free classes that honors and celebrates club culture in DC and beyond. Classes are led by incredible artists whose relationship with the club guides their work, artistry, and connection with themselves and others: dani tirrell, Ronya-Lee Anderson, and Yasseen Hassan. We are honored to have multidisciplinary performing artist, DJ Rita Burns, sharing the sounds throughout the day and for our Club Dance hour! FREE all day!  10:30am to 3pm

All levels welcome! REGISTER TODAY
Walk-ins welcome.

DesiXStreet Jam in Chicago!

Honored to be invited to judge the inaugural open styles DesiXStreet Jam in Chicago on February 25th! DesiXStreet Jam fuses cultures together in the format of a dance competition, classes, and parties all month!  If you are in Chicago, come through!

Check out event details HERE.

Project Highlight:
chitra.MOVES performs TEMPLE to sold-out audiences at Dance Place on March 18, 19, and 24

TEMPLE explores themes of connection, belonging, anchoring, and the vibrant institutions that bring people together.  Using the movement languages of Indian Classical Dance and Hip-Hop culture, TEMPLE explores the experiences and stories from a South Asian immigrant journey through the lens of the major institutions that were anchors in my life - ranging from my childhood Hindu Temple in Pittsburgh to the Temple(s) of the DC Club.  TEMPLE also asks the question: What happens when institutions no longer play a vital role in our communities?

We presented this work to sold out audiences (and significant waiting lists), AND performed for a theater full of DC Public School students for a special matinee youth show. During this special week, we danced, had parties, built new relationships, and reconnected with so many.

I want to continue this conversation about the need for vibrant, healthy institutions that bring different people together to build powerful relationships, and create lifelong change within us. 

Explore bringing TEMPLE to your city or community. Send me a note to chat more: chitra.move@gmail.com.

TEMPLE Electronic Press Kit

A darkened stage with a projected image on the background of a schedule flyer that says "Reunion Thursdays"
A darkened stage with projected art on the background featuring a dancing woman
Wide shot of an audience with an event program in the foreground
Wide shot of many people of all ages dancing onstage before an audience
A darkened stage with a projected image on the background of a schedule flyer that says "Reunion Thursdays"A darkened stage with projected art on the background featuring a dancing womanWide shot of an audience with an event program in the foregroundWide shot of many people of all ages dancing onstage before an audienceMedium long shot of six people smiling backstage

Coming Soon

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pearlPRESENTS Dance Festival

PERFORMANCE

DanceUSADance Season 2 Finals

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Global Perspectives Festival

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Connect with chitra.MOVES

To explore bookings for workshops, classes, performances, intensives, and other opportunities or collaborations, please send a message here or email chitra.move@gmail.com.

Thank you!

I’ll contact you soon. 

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