The Traditional Art Form of Bharantanatyam
Nrityanjali Inc., is a tax exempt, non-profit, cultural organization under IRS 501 (c) (3), supported in part by grants from the State and Local governments, donations and ticketed public performances. Nrityanjali is located in the metropolitan Washington DC area in Gaithersburg, Maryland. The “mission” of the organization is to promote public awareness to Indian Classical Dance “Bharata Natyam” with dance performances by the “ensemble”, “master classes” by visiting artists from India and lecture demonstrations in schools and colleges.
“Meena Telikicherla” is the artistic director and is assisted by an advisory “board of directors” in the operations and activities related to presenting shows, soliciting “donors and sponsors”. Nrityanjali ensemble has presented several original Bharata Natyam “dance productions” at several venues in the US and in India to “critical reviews” in the print media.
Nrityanjali presents annually a dance show case and a series of events presenting “emerging artists” in Bharata Natyam. Nrityanjali celebrated the 25th anniversary in 2015.