Nandanik Dance Troupe is a Pittsburgh-based 501(c)(3)Non-profit organization that seeks to promote, propagate, and preserve Indian classical dance styles in USA. Its goal is to spread the beauty and richness of Indian dance and music so that it transcends all barriers and creates an awareness that helps to spread global harmony and understanding.
Nandanik Dance Troupe's mission is to promote and exhibit the richness of Indian culture and heritage through performances incorporating various Indian dance forms especially the classical dance styles of India ,and to disseminate the traditional art, music through performances, lecture-demonstrations, and active participation and interaction of the audience and the performers.
Nandanik Dance Troupe fosters international understanding of diverse cultures through active participation in community activities and events, through creating awareness of Indian culture and supporting its acceptance, and through understanding as well as intermingling of diverse cultures and ethnic values. Nandanik Dance Troupe strongly believes in reaching positive values in the community that build spirit, mind, and body, and welcomes every one to enjoy Indian culture and heritage through various Indian dance forms.
Shyama - The Royal Courtesan was written and composed by Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore. It was Tagore’s last major work for the stage. Shyama is an intricate tale of passion, guilt, love and sacrifice. It reflects his artistic and philosophical reaction to the turbulence of Pre-Independent India.
Nandanik Dance Troupe, a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization, will be presenting the first ever Indian Dance Festival in Pittsburgh VILAYA - "The confluence of many streams" in April 2018 at the historic Andrew Carnegie Library and Music Hall, Carnegie, PA. Nandanik Dance Troupe has been selected to receive the Lift Grant from Greater Pittsburgh Arts Council. We intend to create widespread awareness about the art and culture of the local Indian community through dances, panel discussions, information, and exhibition on one platform by artists from USA, Canada, and India.