The Purpose

Art is never without purpose.
Hence, Junoon is here for a reason.
Or many...

Why Junoon

THE JUNOON GURUKUL

An Arts education centred on Classical Dance that is an immersive and wholesome learning experience for the students that choose to attend such an establishment and inhabit this ecosystem.

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THE PUBLICATIONS

Our first offering, a written collection, is now available for purchase.
More details on individual pieces follow...

sona

The fictitious story of a folk dancer who aspires to Classical Dance. This is the journey of Gold...

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SA

Classical Dance is not an art form that exists in isolation. It is heavily reliant on multiple other art forms.

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AAGHAAZ

Where and how do we make a beginning with Classical Dance? This publication has all the answers...

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MARG

Everything a Classical dancer does and needs to do, on the periphery, in order to become a dancer...

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AABHUSHAN

An understanding of what embellishes Classical Dance and an appreciation of the Art form.

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Glimpses

Our Gallery of Stills and Thoughts better explains what we're upto. Spend some time here, getting more than just a gist of Junoon.

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THE ONES WITH JUNOON FOR JUNOON

Shivani Danave

Artist

Design and Illustration

My acquaintance with Junoon was built through my work with Mythili. I have always admired her passion for classical dance and Junoon is a perfectly inspiring product of the same. The outreach program in Gopalgram is not only heartwarming but a but a beautiful example of giving back to society by nurturing young minds. What I admire about Junoon is that it is not restricted to a particular art form. Hence, I am excited to see how a full fledged art movement unravels from it. A collaborative space for creatives from different fields is bound to be a delightful and innovative experience that I look forward to follow and grow from!

Rahul Bhandare

Artist

Comics and other Illustrations

To celebrate art in motion and to share that with everyone, I think that really is a beautiful endevour. To me, Junoon is a possibility of what young (and old) India can be and express. Most importantly, it is a hope that dance as an art form can help us create a better world. So let there be more moves!

Urvashi Devidayal

Associate Vice President

Sankalp, India

Junoon is the start of a beautiful movement of dance, art & the written word where you can get immersed in the incredible intersection of cultures. This is a pivotal moment in cultural movements that I hope millions get to experience.

Ayesha Mehra

Artist

Entrepreneur and Philosopher

Junoon - an incredibly apt word for an incredible initiative and woman behind it. Mythili Zatakia has founded ‘Junoon’ (meaning passion), an organisation to share her passion and skills for classical dance far across an India beyond reach. With girls (and boys) who have no means of reaching or harnessing the power of classical dance as a form of expression. And boy does she put her passion into it, heart and soul!

Ayesha Mehra

Artist

Entrepreneur and Philosopher

I need only have met Mythili once after she took the Junoon quest to know what it’s about, because of how strongly she exudes its vision. What a beautiful thing, to take a skilled art like dance, which has powers of healing, self-expression, historical significance, community, and movement therapy, and share it with people! Not least people who don’t have a platform for either dancing at all, or self-expression or healing, and need it so desperately! (Don’t we all?)

Ayesha Mehra

Artist

Entrepreneur and Philosopher

That probably explains the glow on Mythili’s face after her pilot for the outreach program - in Gujarat - to have experienced the rewarding energy of providing this dynamic dance platform to girls in the village of Dhasa, and understand its potential for them. Who knows where Junoon will take these girls, but sky’s the limit! Once it sets up this network and platform as it's determined to do, these little pockets of unlocked creativity, skill, and wondrous initiative in India will find their way to a brighter and more joyful tomorrow, there’s no doubt! My hopes and heart are with Mythili, Junoon, and all these dancing queens to be.

Nisarg Barot

Artist

Photographer

I've known about Junoon since it's infancy stage. It's a project, birthed out of sheer love that Mythili has for Classical Dance. It's a platform for self-expression. A place to to talk about Classical Dance and it's relevance in our culture and it's significance in our lives. A form of art that allows you to connect with others, but also quite importantly one's self. Their first rural outreach program was just the beginning and there's so much more to come.

Nisarg Barot

Artist

Photographer

Junoon is about Classical Dance. A staple of our lives. Junoon is about love. The one that binds you with the force of the cosmos. Junoon is life. Come be part of Mythili's journey and explore the world of Classical Dance with her.

Sunaina Bhuchar Likhari

Artist

Classical Dancer & Doctor

Besides our capacity for love, what makes us uniquely human is our ability to create. This is our legacy. In this way, Junoon’s mission to share the lifelong gift of classical dance in underserved communities, contributes directly to our collective humanity. In a time fraught with global challenges from pandemics to climate change to economic instability, empowering young and eager minds with a creative outlet that has the potential to change their communities and the world— and Art does have this power— is both a noble and necessary effort.

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Junoon reflects and voices and dances and shares the love, light and depth of Art often. This your one-stop access to it all - writings, podcasts, videos and fun!

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