The studio of Indian dance PRANAVAM has been governed by Elen Matishau since 1995. She studied Bharata Natyam in India and the Kathak style at the cultural center of Indian Ambassy in Dubai. Her Brahatnayam teacher in India was Padma Sampathkumaran, sucessor of parampara pandanallur direction of Brahatnayam founded by guru Chokkalingam Pillay. Elen has greatly expanded the repertoire of classical dance and updated the choreography to some of the old settings. Under her leadership, the studio is creating actively new settings, dances, the repertoire of the studio is constantly expanding. The studio continues to collect the folk dances from different States of India. Jolie, The student from India, has made a serious contribution in our repertoire of folk dances. She helped to put on the stage a lot of new Bengal dances.In 2005 we undertook another trip to India, after which the repertoire of the studio was enlarged by a large number of new dances in Bharatanatyam style. Also we gathered a musical material to create a fancy-dress staging of "Ramayana", which was previously performed in the style of Odissi.