Malathi Iyengar established Rangoli Foundation for Art & culture in 1985 and Rangoli Dance Company in 1992 to share performing and visual arts of India. The company features the vibrant south Indian dance form ‘Bharatanatyam’ through strong technique and story telling. Bharatanatyam is a classical Indian dance form that originated in the temples of South India.
Drawing from the myth and spirituality of south Indian heritage, Iyengar creates dance landscapes that dwell in both traditional and secular, and rhythm and stillness. The dances convey a sense of reverence & mystery, and are offered in the spirit of universal celebration.
Artistic Directors: Malathi Iyengar & Lakshmi Iyengar
Sculptor & Visual Artist – Suresh Iyengar
“An India rarely seen on the western stage.” – Lewis Segal, Los Angeles Times