Bio in English


Hailing from Italy, Lucrezia Maniscotti is a Bharatanāyam dancer, and a western drama theatre artist. She acquired both academic as well as artistic working experiences in the performing arts over the last 3 decades.
After completing her MA degree from University of Milan, with a dissertation comparing the Indian and Western theatre forms, she has been a recipient of the prestigious one year scholarship for International Excellences (Milan University and Cariplo Foundation) to
master her art in India.
Founder of Sagome Teatro Association and Director of “Accademia Sangam”, Lucrezia pursues a key role of bringing the Indian classical arts to the forefront in Europe. She has worked with important cultural and academic organizations across Europe, as well as the Indian Embassies. At present, she is a self-employed teacher in Italy working in collaboration with eminent institutes such as the University of Milan and the Accademia La Scala, to name a few.
Lucrezia has been trained in Chennai (Tamil Nadu, India), from eminent gurus such as Padmashri Adyar K Lakshman (in traditional Bharatanāṭyam) and Bhagavatula Seetharama Sharma (in Carnatic music) and from Smt Indira Kadambi she learnt abhinaya, the expressions technique.
After acquiring years of stage experience in theatre, Lucrezia presented her debut performance in Bharatanāṭyam at Kapalishwara Temple, Chennai, in 2009. She has given solo performances during the Madras Music and Dance Season, and in many different major venues in India and Europe. Recipient of awards such as “Natya Ratna” from Trinity Arts Festival from India, Milapfest fellowship from the UK. Currently, she is continuing her creative journey under the mentorship of the renowned artists Miss Leela Samson, Mavin Khoo and Roja Kannan.
Recently Lucrezia has been selected as visiting artist 2021/2022 at The Centre of Hellenic Studies of the Havard University of Washington with her project crossing ancient Greek mythology with Indian one.
Deeply anchored in the traditional heritage of Indian cultural aesthetics while carrying inside her own western cultural inheritance, Lucrezia finds a unique voice in her constantly evolving artistic journey that enables her to investigate newer ways of artistic expressions.
Here a review of her last program in Chennai (August 2016):

And a video related to the performance mentioned before: