Celebrate New Year, Spring and the Harvest Festivals of India this week at

Surati Studios

Friday, April 12 2024

6 PM - 9:30 PM

Surati Studios: 844 & 846 Newark Avenue, Jersey City, NJ

An evening of 'pay what you can' Indian dance workshops, performances and storytelling to promote wellness and awareness through Indian Folk dances and Arts-in-Education

6 - 6:45 pm: VISHU from the State of Kerala

Vishu semi-classical dance led by Harsha Harikumar

7 - 7:45 pm: NOBO BORSHO from the State of Bengal

Bengali folk dance led by Rimli Roy. Assisted by Hitanshi Patel.

8 - 8:45 pm: BAISAKHI from the state of Punjab 

Bhangra folk dance led by Bineet Kaur

9 pm: THE STORY OF HOLI by Hitanshi Patel and Rimli Roy

Narration by Priyanjali Sen.

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Meet our Teaching Artists and Performers

Rimli Roy

Born and brought up in Kolkata, Rimli is the Founder and Artistic Director of award-winning nonprofit Surati for Performing Arts and is a recipient of the 2024 Individual Artist Fellowship award from the NJ State Council in the Arts. As an artiste - dancer, choreographer, producer and director, she is trained in three distinctly different Indian classical dance forms–Odissi, Bharatnatyam and Manipuri. Rimli works with educational institutions in the tristate area and beyond to take arts to the community.

Hitanshi Patel

An accomplished dance instructor, Hitanshi Patel is pursuing an Alankar (M.A and holds a Visharadh (B.A) in Bharatanatyam. She started her Bharatanatyam training at the tender age of 7 and has been associated with the art form since then. She has been awarded with one of the most prestigious awards “Kal-ke-kalakar - 2021”.She Bagged the bronze medal at the Youth Festival (a state level dance competition in Gujarat).

Hitanshi is an instructor and company dancer at Surati Studios since 2022.

Harsha Harikumar

Harsha is a seasoned dance teacher and choreographer from Kerala with a Master's degree in Bharatanatyam and over 15 years of experience. Holding a 3rd Rank in B.A Bharatanatyam from Bhaskara College of Fine Arts, Kannur, Harsha brings expertise in both Bharatanatyam and Mohiniyattam classical dances.

Bineet Kaur

Bineet is a seasoned dance professional with a deep-rooted passion for Bhangra. Growing up in a Sikh Punjabi household, Bhangra has been a way to celebrate and connect with people. She learned the dance style from her father who too has been a professionally trained Bhangra dancer.

Bineet is currently a visiting dancer from India and has been performing with the Surati team since 2022.

Ongoing Classes at Surati


Every Friday

5:30 - 6:30 PM

Other Classes


Odissi | Kuchipudi | Mohiniyattam | Semi-classical | Bollywood | Folk


Hindustani vocals | Bollywood vocals | Voice training


Tabla | Guitar | Keyboards | Harmonium

Hold the Date!

Surati Holi Hai - Festival of Colors

Saturday June 15, 2024

Holi Hai Website

Surati For Performing Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, tax-exempt organization that educates and enriches communities through dance, music, and theatre rooted in Indian art, themes and culture. Based in Jersey City, New Jersey, Surati brings to the communities of the tristate area and beyond a range of traditional and contemporary dance theatre and original staged productions which the company has also extensively toured with. Surati also produces several cultural festivals throughout the year. To know more about Surati's work, click on the button below.

Studios 844 & 846 Newark Ave, Jersey City, NJ 07306

Contact us at info@suratiinc.com | (201) 360-1553

Surati for Performing Arts Website
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