Natyarpana Dance Company was founded in 2003 by Kripa Baskaran with a primary goal to share the Indian Classical Arts beyond the immigrant community of Indian diaspora, bridge cultures and to create an atmosphere of peace and spirituality through classical arts.
Natyarpana’s foundational philosophy is four fold in nature
- First, is to provide a venue for Wisconsin residents and immigrants to explore and experience classical Indian arts as a means to reflect upon their own cultural heritage.
- Second, to cultivate a strong community and appreciation for Bharatanatyam’s unique position in society and history, alongside its unique intersectionality with other cultures.
- Third, to master and solidify presentation of the art form through public performances, workshops of Indian classical dance, music and theater.
- Fourth, to demand and thereafter impress firm discipline in students.