Tune in for a Park Pop-Up on August 22 with a streaming performance of Natyabhoomi School of Dance. Dance along with these classical Indian dance artists in your living room!
Wolf Trap’s virtual Park Pop-Up series brings music and more straight to your home. Featuring local area artists, Park Pop-Up performances are recorded live at Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts and later streamed online. A part of Wolf Trap Sessions, these pre-recorded Park Pop-Ups bring a small piece of summer to your home.
Natyabhoomi School of Dance was founded in Maryland in 1994 by Artistic Director Deepti Mukund Navile. Her sister Shruthi Mukund joined in 2001, and the two now lead the organization together with passion and dedication.
Natyabhoomi School of Dance offers dance instruction in the Mysore Style of Bharathanatyam, while also providing cultural education to its students. The school has performed at several prestigious venues in the U.S. and India, including The Barns at Wolf Trap, the Kennedy Center, The Music Center at Strathmore, GW’s Lisner Auditorium, and at festivals like the Karthik Fine Arts Festival and Brahma Gana Sabha Festival.
Natyabhoomi School of Dance presents unique thematic productions and dance dramas such as Surya, Meghdhoot, Andal, Kumara Sambhavam, Geetha Govindam, Ritumala, Ishani, The Girl Child Project, and more. Natyabhoomi recognized its silver anniversary in 2019 with a yearlong celebration of events and performances, including a tour in India, to honor dance and its community.
Navile is actively involved in making Indian classical dance more accessible to mainstream audiences and is focused on educating audiences about India's rich culture and heritage. She has been the dance chair of the World Kannada Conference in 2006, Chairperson for the Indian Dance Educators Association from 2012-2014, and currently serves on their board as the Director of Programs (2019-2021). Her passion for dance carries through in her work with senior living homes, schools, and mental health organizations to help their members through dance therapy and movement.
Natyabhoomi School of Dance