Bharatanatyam is one of the most widely practiced forms of classical Indian dance in the world and was recently taught to children and their parents by a local dance company during a special cultural program at the Richardson Public Library.

The dance is thought to be more than 2,000-years-old and is filled with unique moves, bright colors and lots of Indian traditions taught by Krithika Subramanian Mukuknd and her daughters, Laya and Meenu. Mukuknd owns Natyasthalam, a Bharatanatyam School located in north Texas.

“I want it to reach as many people as possible, to show this art, this age-old art which has no language barrier or no religion barrier,” said instructor Mukuknd.

The family visits other libraries and community centers in north Texas, helping bring smiles through a dance filled with history.

Visit Natyasthalam at for more information on Bharatanatyam.

Visit the Richardson Public Library at for this and other community events taking place.