Festival Highlights

9th American Natya festival brings the best of Indian classical dances. This year, it is presenting only Dance Dramas. This is the very first time such an event is occurring in the country.

We will be presenting 12 major dance drama productions, lasting 60 - 70 minutes each, spanning themes across mythology, history and social issues. Each dance drama reflects the story of humanity



We are pleased to announce this year's Life Time Achievement awards to the following great Gurus.

Guru Rathna Kumar
Guru Sudha Chandra Shekar

The award includes $1000, a title plaque and a shawl. Please join us celebrating their knowledge and contribution to America's cultural fabric.


American Natya Idol classical dance competition thrives to achieve excellence in dance. It is a wonderful platform to showcase one's abilities and get judged and a feedback for further improvement.Great gurus would be sitting as judges and bless every child, participant with their insights and comments to achieve such excellence. It is also provides future performance opportunities for not only winners, but to all talented dancers.