Performer/ Maker/ Facilitator

(Visual and Physical Theater)

Key Skills

Dance Forms: Western Contemporary an Modern; Ballet [Vaganova method]; Jazz; Kathak & Bharatnatyam [Indian Classical Form]

Psycho-Physical Forms: Kalaripayatt [Ancient Indian Martial Art]; Butoh ; Yoga and Feldenkrais Method

Others : Mask-Mime Technique, Object Theatre, Improvisation, Contact Work, Basic Acrobatics




2016 – 2018 | M.Res | Interdisciplinary Theatre Making & Research, Royal Conservatorium, Den Hague, Netherlands

2010 – 2012 | Diploma in Dance | Terence Lewis Contemporary Dance Company, India

2004 – 2007 | Kathak ( Indian Classical Dance Education)| Vivek Vardhini Music College (aff to Allahabad Univ.) India


  • “Kalaripayattu”: Natya Kalari Residency, Kalari Sangham, India 2017
  • “Ensemble/Body/Voice”: Instabilli Vaganti, Italy, 2016
  • “Instant Composition”: Stichting Magpie- Katie Duck 2013, 2014
  • “Improvisation/ Making/ Ensemble”:  Dundee school of ensemble physical theater
  • “Dynamic Contact work” : Ultima Vez Company, Brussels 2013


  • M.E., Mechanical Engineering, 2008
    Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, India
  • B.E., Production Engineering, 2006
    Osmania University, Hyderabad, India


Chandana works as a performer and maker. She performs in interdisciplinary theater as dancer/mimer/singer. Her instrument is her body, and as a performer her journey is driven by seeking the borders of this instrument in form and performativity.

Researches: Performance presence and the science behind it, ‘Being-Present’ as state of creativity, state Zero

As a maker her works explore the genre visual-movement theater.

Researches: Body and material in dialogue | visual renditions to felt thoughts
**A material or object owing to its attribute renders certain possibility/limitation when in dialogue with the body. this creates a certain tension (in the performing body)/ drama (as an visual image) leading to a specific physical language unique to that combination of body-material/object