Years of disciplined training are brought to fruition in an "Arangetram" performance of a series of complex dance Pieces. This celebrates the years of dedication of both student and the teacher to the Art.
Nrityalaya participates in numerous cultural programs throughout the year. Students of Nrityalaya perform and showcase their talents, and allow the community with opportunities to see quality performances in BharataNatyam and Kuchipudi.
Nrityalaya’s strong commitment to the community is reflected in the company's highly popular performances in cultural programs throughout the state of Minnesota. Since 1991, Artistic Director Padmaja Dharnipragada has gained a statewide reputation for offering a diverse range of community and school programs that encourage students to explore the arts and culture of India while inspiring them to respect diversity.
Nrityalaya seeks to sustain and develop the traditional art forms of India through the teaching and performance of BharataNatyam and Kuchipudi for audiences of all backgrounds. Furthermore, Nrityalaya works to engage other art forms and cultures through educational programs and collaborative endeavors. Nrityalaya thereby promotes the values of Indian culture, preserves an ancient art form, and forges links among Indian, US and other cultures.