Past Events

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  • 2014
    January
    18 – Sankranthi Celebrations for SV Lotus Temple, VA
    19 – Andal Kalyanam at SSVT, Lanham, MD
    20 – Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Event at the PC Church in DC

    February
    Lunar New Year Celebration at Fair Oaks Mall, VA
    27 – 4th Annual Maha Shivaratri Dance Festival at SSVT

    March
    15 – Colors at Takoma Park
    22 – IDEA 20th Anniversary – premiere of “Surya” The Sun God
    29 – Shivanjali Fundraiser for “Charity WATER”
    30 – “Tomara Ragini” Bengali Musical

    April
    5 – Nada Veda Natya Kalyana Utsavam, Sri Bhakta Anjaneya Temple
    11 – 5pm – National Cherry Blossom Festival – Natyabhoomi
    26 – 1:30 – 3:30 pm “Utsav” Indian Festival at Quince Orchard Library

    May
    4 – Asian Pacific Month Celebration: City of Rockville, Asian Pacific American Task Force Liaison
    9 – “Indian Yatra through Dance” – Oyster Elementary School and at Adams Middle School

    June
    28 – “Meghdoot” Dance Drama for details click here

    July
    Natya Summer Camp I – Srikanth Natarajan (visiting guru)
    19 – Natyabhoomi presents Pallavi Malla’s Rangapravesha at the Cultural Arts Center in Silver Spring MD
    22 – “India Calling” Children’s Theater in the Woods , Wolf Trap

    August
    10 - Indonesian Independence Day Celebration at Indonesian Ambassador's Residence
    13 - Diversity Day, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
    18-22 Natya Summer Camp II – Praveen Kumar (visiting guru)
    20 - Strathmore - IDEA dance collective (FlashMob)
    23rd - SSVT Temple Bazaar

    September
    6 – Natyabhoomi 20th Year Celebration
    9 - Turkish Embassy
    19 - Women's Empowerment Conference
    20 - Strathmore performing an excerpt of "Surya" The Sun God
    28 - Annual Dushera Puja for Natyabhoomi students

    October
    11 - Haridasa Day, SSVT
    18 - Natyabhoomi dancers will be performing with IDEA dancers at WolfTrap Barns.
    24 - USDA Diwali Celebrations

    November
    1 - Skanda Sashti, Murugan Temple
    1 - Dance Asia Colors
    14 and 16 - VisArts premiering "The Girl Child Project" in collaboration with Light Switch Dance Theater and Deepak Ram
    15 - IDEA 20th Year Celebrations
  • 2013
    January
    Special Tour - Deepti and Shreya performed at 3 cities in India -
    Bangalore, Chennai and Tirupati

    February
    Lunar New Year Celebration at Fair Oaks Mall, VA

    March
    Natyabhoomi’s TV appearance on CTV - Click here to watch
    3rd Annual Maha Shivarathri Dance Festival as SSVT
    Shivanjali Fundraiser for “Echoes of India”
    National Cherry Blossom Festival - Natyabhoomi and Natyabhoomi Raaga

    April
    IDEA “Meet & Greet” & Technical Conference -
    Article online - India Review - May '13.pdf
    Dance Camp with Guest Artist P. Praveen Kumar, Chithkala India

    May
    4th - Fiesta Asia @ Silver Spring
    11th - Utsav at Quince Orchard Library
    12th - Fiesta Asia Planet Family @ The Smithsonian's National Zoo
    17th - Ritz Carlton AAPI Celebration
    17th - Sidwell Friends Multicultural Night
    18th - Fiesta Asia Street Fair - Article online - http://news.mydosti.com/fiesta-asia-street-fair-culture-comes-alive-capital-city
    21st - Army Corp of Engineers AAPI Celebration
    23rd - Nitya Sandhya - An evening of Dance - featuring visiting artisit,
    Chitra Arvind (Kathak) & resident danseuse Shreya Navile (Bharatanatyam)
    25th - Murugan Temple
    26th - Tri-State Fair - Hagerstown, MD

    June
    8th - Mutlicultural Night - Unitarian Church, Silver Spring

    July
    13th - Natyabhoomi presents Thaara S Shankar’s Rangapravesha - click on the link for details
    27th - Natyabhoomi presents Nirupa Balendran’s Rangapravesha - click on the link for details
    15th - 19th - Natya 2013 - Annual dance camp Guest Teacher - N. Srikanth Natarajan

    August
    10th - Natyabhoomi performs for IDEA at Arlington County Fair
    25th - Murugan Temple Performance for Rudra Homam

    September
    6th - 8th - Indira Kadambi Abhinaya Workshop
    14th - Performance at SSVT for Ganesha Homam
    21st - Dakshina’s Fall Festival

    October
    13th - Vijayadashmi Puja
    18th - Performance for IDEA at the Gallery Underground in Arlington
    26th - Natyabhoomi performs for IDEA at the Artisphere Theater

    November
    2nd - Natyabhoomi performs for Dance Asia Colors - Blue
    9th - Natyabhoomi for Murugan Temple Skanda Shashti

    December
    13th - Natyabhoomi 19th and Raaga DC 2nd Anniversary
  • 2012
    January -
    “An Evening of Dance” presented by Natyabhoomi

    February -
    Lunar New Year Celebration at Fair Oaks Mall, VA

    March -
    Maha Shivarathri Dance Festival as SSVT
    Shivanjali Fundraiser for “Maha Rudra”

    April -
    Utsav at Quince Orchard Library
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration at GMU

    May -
    Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration at Millennium Stage Kennedy Center
    Fiesta Asia @ Silver Spring
    Heritage India Festival - Natyabhoomi Raaga
    Fiesta Asia Planet Family @ The Smithsonian's National Zoo
    Fiesta Asia Street Fair

    June -
    Washington Folk Festival with Live Music
    Bharathantyam and Burmese dance at the Black Rock Center for Chhobhi

    July -
    Shreya Navile played Shiva in KDA’s Tripadi Ganga
    Burmese dance at the Bangla Sammelan for Chhobhi
    Natya 2012 - Annual dance camp Guest Teacher - N. Srikanth Natarajan

    August -
    Natyabhoomi Raaga at Best of the Best Juniors Competition
    Natyabhoomi Raaga performed for India’s Independence Day Celebrations in VA
    Dance DC Festival, Kennedy Center Millennium Stage, Asia in Maskerade

    September -
    SSVT Annual Food Bazaar

    November -
    Natyabhoomi 18th Annual Day Celebrations at SSVT auditorium

    December -
    Kaveri Diwali and Rajyotsava Celebrations
    Dance Asia Colors at the Spectrum Theater in Arlington VA
    Natyabhoomi performed at Montgomery Blair High School for International Night
    Special Tour - Deepti and Shreya performed at 3 cities in India - Bangalore, Chennai, and Tirupati
  • 2011
    January -
    At the Navile Residence - “An Evening of Dance” presented by Natyabhoomi 4 - 6 pm.
    MLK celebration at the People’s Congregational Church, DC

    February -
    Lunar New Year Celebration at Fair Oaks Mall, VA

    March -
    Maha Shivratri Dance Festival at SSVT
    Shreya Navile Performs for the Launch of the Fiesta Asia 2011 Festival at the Gibson Center
    Shivanjali - fundraiser at JCC

    April -
    India Week at University of MD, College Park
    National Cherry Blossom Festival Sylvan Stage at 3:00pm
    Ugadhi Celebrations of Kaveri Kannada Association

    May -
    Fiesta Asia @ Silver Spring
    Fiesta Asia Fashion at Bloomingdale's Wisconsin Place, Washington DC
    Fiesta Asia Planet Family @ The Smithsonian's National Zoo
    Utsav at Quince Orchard Library, MD
    Fiesta Asia Street Fair & International Children’s Festival DC

    June -
    Washington Folk Festival with Live Music

    July -
    Rangapravesha of Shreya Navile at the Ravindra Kalakshetra, Bangalore

    August -
    Natya 2011 - Annual dance workshop for Natyabhoomi students
    Evening performance by NATYA Camp Week 1 students
    Evening performance by NATYA Camp Week 2 students

    September -
    Swathi Thirunal day at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple
    JSS Annual Day Celebrations
    SSVT Annual Food Bazaar
    Showcase Performance for the Creative Arts Program of Fairfax County

    October -
    Natyabhoomi Annual Day Celebrations at the Burning Tree Elementary School
    Shreya Navile performed at the IDEA Living Dance Festival

    December -
    Multicultural Night at the Masonic Temple Ballroom in DC
    Dance Asia Colors at the Spectrum Theater in Arlington VA
    Natyabhoomi performed to celebrate Hanaman Jayanthi at the SSVT
  • 2010
    April -
    Girl’s Scout – Dance Around the World Event, Washington DC
    Cherry Blossom Festival
    At Knock on Wood Tap Studio in Silver Spring, MD - DANCE IS THE ANSWER!

    May -
    Mini Fiesta Asia – Frederick, MD
    National Zoo, DC
    Mini Fiesta Asia – Silver Spring, MD
    Fiesta Asia – Washington DC
    Millenium Stage, Kennedy Center
    Utsav at Quince Orchard Library, MD “Dharini - Blessed Earth”

    June -
    Natya 2009 - Annual dance workshop for Natyabhoomi students

    July -
    Smithsonian Folklife Festival

    August -
    Shivani Pandey, Rangapravesha
    International Children’s Festival at the Wolf Trap
    Dance Asia - Dance DC Festival

    September -
    SSVT temple Food Bazaar

    October -
    Diwali Mela
    Jesal Sheth, Rangapravesha (Bangalore, India)

    November -
    SSVT annual fundraiser dinner

    December -
    Dance Asia - Colors
  • 2009
    January - Indian Dance session at the Black Rock Center for the Performing Arts, MD

    February - Lunar New Year Celebrations Frederick, Fair Oaks Mall

    April - National Cherry Blossom Festival, IDEA Folk Dance Festival

    May -Asian Pacific Heritage Month Celebrations, Utsav at the Quince Orchard Library

    June - Natya 2008 - Dance workshop, June 16th-20th

    July - An Evening of Bharathanatyam and Kuchipudi - Natyabhoomi and Kuchipudi Dance
    Academy presented visiting guru Srikanth Natarajan, Nityalaya, India (Bharathanatyam)

    August - Divya Raghavachari Rangapravesha

    October - Dance Asia -Dance DC Festival
  • 2008
    January - Natyabhoomi presented the newly choreographed dance feature ‘Andal Kalyanam’ at the SSV Temple

    March - National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial & part of the Parade and Finale

    May -
    - Asian Pacific Heritage Month programs for Federal Government offices
    - Fiesta Asia

    June - Washington Folklife Festival, Glen Echo Park

    July -
    - Black Rock Center for Performing Arts commissioned Natyabhoomi to stage ‘Yatra’ a dance presentation with 4 classical styles, 8 folk styles, and 45 dancers
    - Arangetram of Maya Mistry

    September -
    - University of District of Columbia
    - Dance DC Festival Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Natyabhoomi presented Nadeeya a new choreography

    October - Multicultural Day at Department of Energy

    November - IDEA Dance Festival

    December - Christmas celebration at Inner Reaches Yoga Center
  • 2007
    January - Natyabhoomi presented the newly choreographed dance feature ‘Andal Kalyanam’ at the SSV Temple

    March - National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial and part of the Parade and Finale

    May -
    - Asian Pacific Heritage Month programs for Federal Government offices
    - Fiesta Asia

    June - Washington Folklife Festival, Glen Echo Park

    July -
    - Black Rock Center for Performing Arts commissioned Natyabhoomi to stage ‘Yatra’ a dance presentation with 4 classical styles, 8 folk styles and 45 dancers
    - Arangetram of Maya Mistry

    September -
    - University of District of Columbia
    - Dance DC Festival Kennedy Center Millenium Stage, Natyabhoomi presented Nadeeya,
    a new choreography

    October - Multicultural Day at Department of Energy

    November - IDEA Dance Festival

    December - Christmas celebration at Inner Reaches Yoga Center
  • 2006
    January -
    - Andal Kalyanam at the Sri Siva Vishna Temple

    February -
    - Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration shows

    March -
    - National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    May -
    - Asian Pacific Heritage Month programs for Federal Government offices
    - Fiesta Asia

    June -
    - Washington Folklife Festival, Glen Echo Park

    July -
    - "Natya 2006" Annual Summer Dance workshop
    - Arangetram of Nikita Donti

    August - September -
    - Natyabhoomi hosted Nupura and Nritarutya visiting artistes from India

    September -
    - Gowdara Malli at AKKA - World Kannada Conference 2006
    - IDEA Youth Festival
    - Meera dance feature and Continuing Traditions by Natyabhoomi

    October -
    - Dance DC Festival Kennedy Center Millenium Stage,- Asia in Celebration
    - Natyabhoomi 11th Anniversary Celebrations
  • 2005
    Jan 5 - Natyanjali Dance Festival at the Sri Siva Vishna Temple
    Jan 15 - Asian Fortune Tsunami Relief Effort

    Feb 19 - IDEA Student Solo Dance Competition
    Feb 25 - USPTO Chinese Lunar New Year Celebration

    March 4 - Galway High School, Silver Spring, MD
    March 6 - Thinking Day, Gaithersburg Girl Scouts
    March 10 - 8:00/8:30pm - TV telecast of an interview with Shruthi Mukund and her students and a segment on the Desi Dancercize class on South Asia World TV.
    March 16 - Lecture Demonstration at the St Stephen's and St Agnes's Schools, Alexandria VA
    March 31 - National Cherry Blossom Festival at the Thomas Jefferson Memorial

    April 1 - Deepti Mukund performing at Rajdhani Mandir for a fundraiser

    May - Asian Pacific Heritage Month programs for Federal Government office

    June - Washington Folklife Festival, Glen Echo Park

    July 5 - 10 - "Natya" Annual Summer Dance workshop

    Aug 21 - Arangetram of Chandni Shah

    Sept 22 - Multicultural Day at Department of Energy

    Oct 1 - Dance DC - Asia in Celebration
    Oct 8 - Natyabhoomi 11th Anniversary Celebrations
    Oct 14 - Multicutural day at St.Stephens & St. Agnes School
    Oct 29 - Durga Temple, VA Tsunami fundraiser
  • 2004
    January - performed Hari at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple for the Andal Kalyanam celebration.
    January- performed for Asian Pacific American Network USPTO, Lunar New Year Celebration

    February - Shruthi Performed for Asha, half way home in Bangalore, India

    March - Lecture Demonstration on Indian dance for a school in Alexandria VA

    April 10 - India Mela www.unitedcultures.org/indimela.html, Soccerplex Germantown, MD

    May - Asian Pacific Heritage month - To celebrate and share the wealth of Indian culture Natyabhoomi, Deepti and Shruthi performed all over the DC metro area for various organizations. They did interactive lecture - demonstrations and performances on Classical and Folk Dances of India and also effectively involved the audiences by teaching them different folk dances and hand gestures.
    Performances at Department of Human and Health Services, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of Federal Housing Enterprise Oversight, Quince Orchard Library, Gaithersburg MD, Department of Homeland Security, National Oceanic Atmoshperic and Administration, Library of Congress, U.S Patent and Trademark Office, Department of Labor, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, U.S. Coast Guard

    June 19 - Zee Heritage India Festival
    June 23 - General Accouting Office (GAO, DC) for the Diversity month
    June 26 - Asia Society show at the French Embassy

    July 24 - Arangetram of Grishma Patel presented by Natyabhoomi School of Dance
    July 27 - Performance at the US Coast Guard Services, DC

    August 1 - YATRA - First home production of Natyabhoomi along with Ushas
    Entertainment.
    August (whole month) - Natyabhoomi hosted and participated in Bharathanatyam Workshops by the Kirans', Bangalore India
    August - Performed at Fort Meade US military base - Multicultural day for returning and going away troops.
    August, SSV Temple, MD - Food Festival Celebration

    September 23 - Multicultural Day at the Department of Energy.

    October 2 - matinee and evening show - Dance Asia 2004 - www.dance-asia.com
    October 5 - 10th Bharathanatyam Dance Workshops by Guru. Bhanumathi from Banglaore India, hosted by Natyabhoomi
    October 30 - DHOLI THARO, Garba- Dandiya - Raas nite 7 pm to midnight.
    October 16 - Natyabhoomi 10th Anniversary Celebrations

    November 6 - Diwali Celebrations at Chinamaya Mission, MD
    November 13 - Diwali Celebrations at Kaveri Association, MD

    December 5 - Natyanjali Festival at SSVT, MD
    December 11 - Christmas Celebrations at American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
  • 2003
    May -
    - In Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Natyabhoomi dancers were invited again to perform at federal government offices FAPAC, Department of Labor, Mine Safety & Health Administration.
    - Danced at the Preview of the IDEA Dance festival sponsored by the Arlington County.

    June -
    - Danced and choreographed for the Zee Heritage India Festival on both the day. Danced and choreographed for the NetSAPDC's annual cultural show Fusion 2003.

    August -
    - danced at the International Youth Art and Culture Festival 2003 at Freedom Plaza, Washington DC.
    - performed at two places for the Indian Independence Day celebration.

    October -
    - Group performed at the annual Taste of Bethesda event.
    - Dance School Anniversary

    November -
    - Lecture Demonstration at "Bhoomika" on Origin and Evolution of Mysore Style of Bharathnatyam
    - Performed and helped organize "Dance Festival of India 2003"

    December - Deepti performed in Bangalore for the Silver Jubliee celebrations of Nupura, her alma mater
  • 2002
    Natyanjali Festival at the Siva Vishnu Temple, MD

    Spring - she was a part of the Awareness of different Cultures in a DC inner city Spring camp for school children. She taught them about the different folk dances of India.

    April - Shruthi was a part of Dance Installation 4.20 produced by WordSoundAction, which was an effort to present dance not just as a performance on stage but as an art installation in time versus space.

    May - the Gaithersburg Library at Quince Orchard conducted a Festival of India called Mela. Shruthi presented a Lecture Demonstration on the various Classical, Folk, and Martial dance forms of India. The Gazette featured Shruthi's Lecture Demonstration.

    May - the Asian Pacific Heritage Month, Natyabhoomi performed at various Federal Government offices (FDA, State Department, NASA, FAPAC)

    August - annual weeklong dance workshop/camp at Natyabhoomi called Natya 2002.

    August - Shruthi danced for the release of the book - Hindu Temples in North America, Vol 1 By Mahalingam Kolapen.

    November - Shruthi helped organize and performed in Jaatra 2002, Folk Dance Festival organized by IDEA.
  • 2001
    Performed at the Shiva Vishnu Temple, Livermore CA.

    Nrithya Karnataka, Sunnyvale CA along with dancers visiting from Nupura, India

    Performed for the IDEA festival 2001

    Performed for the Gopuram fund raiser show at the Shiva Vishnu Temple

    August - Nritya Karnataka dance tour - 15 performances with Nupura all over US
  • 2000
    Kaveri Ganesha Festival celebration