Natyabhoomi

 
 

Natyabhoomi School of Dance was founded by Ms. Deepti Mukund in 1994. Her sister Shruthi Mukund joined her in 2001. Natyabhoomi is the fruit of their passion and dedication. The school offers quality dance instruction in Mysore Style of Bharatanatyam, the South Indian classical dance form, and in Indian folk dances and additionally provides cultural education to the students. The Bhartanatyam classes are offered in Potomac and Gaithersburg, Maryland. The school has performed in many prestigious venues all over the US and India.

The school has hosted many visiting artistes from India including Guru Smt. Lalitha Srinivasan, Gurus Smt Sandhya and Sri Kiran Subramaniam, Guru Bhanumati, Guru Swapnasundari, Guru Vasundara Doraiswami, Narendra and Anusha (dance duo), Nritarutya contemporary dance ensemble, Srikanth Natarajan, Praveen Kumar.

Choreographing innovative pieces using contemporary music or movements but keeping the essence of the traditional style is the specialty of the school.  All performances are very well received and Natyabhoomi has always been invited for repeat performances. Natyabhoomi also conducts a rigorous annual week-long summer workshop called ‘Natya’ for the students. The students are encouraged to participate in all productions and presentations of the school as well as in community events.

Natyabhoomi has performed annually for the National Cherry Blossom Festival, International Children’s Festival as part of Passport DC, Dance Asia - Dance DC Festival, Fiesta Asia - Washington DC, Washington Folk Festival, Lunar New Year Celebrations at the Fair Oaks Mall, Utsav at the Quince Orchard Librar, International Children’s Festival at the Wolf Trap  and the Smithsonian Folklife Festival to name a few. Natyabhoomi is an empaneled group of the Creative Arts Program of Fairfax County, VA.


Natyabhoomi successfully organizes the annual ‘Maha Shivarathri Dance Festival’ an all night event at the Sri Siva Vishnu Temple in Greenbelt, MD.

Natyabhoomi is active participant in making Indian Classical Dance more accessible to mainstream audiences and focused on educating audiences while sharing their culture and heritage.

Natyabhoomi directors Deepti and Shruthi were featured in news outlets that highlighted their effort to bring Indian Classical dance into the mainstream - American Observer, My Dosti, and India Review

Natyabhoomi has performed repeatedly at Washington DC area Temples and Indian Associations. Natyabhoomi is also involved in all the Indian Dance Educators Association (IDEA) shows. Natyabhoomi represents India as part of the Asian Heritage Foundation which promotes Asian Arts in the main stream. Natyabhoomi was commissioned by the Black Rock Performing Arts Center to present ‘Yatra’ in 2007 with 45 dancers. Natyabhoomi recently premiered “Surya” the Sun God at the IDEA 20th Anniversary Celebration.

Natyabhoomi is actively involved in creating awareness of the Indian Classical & Folk styles all over the DC metro area. Natyabhoomi has successfully hosted 14 Rangapraveshas almost every summer, since 2003.