Navatman is a performing arts organization that empowers the individual to nurture his or her personal evolution through interactions with the Indian classical arts. Founded with an eye towards creating a home for the Indian classical performing arts in New York City, Navatman is best known for Manhattan-based classes, a critically acclaimed productions, and a dynamic dance company and stellar music ensemble.
Audiences can experience the Navatman Music Collective & Dance Company at Flushing Town Hall at 4 PM on Saturday, March 21. Tickets to the performance are $18 for non-members, $12 for members and students, and available at www.flushingtownhall.org or by calling (718) 463-7700 x222.
Navatman Music Collective, which is led by artistic director Roopa Mahadevan, is a one-of-a-kind choir that aims to bring out the depth and beauty of Carnatic (South Indian classical) music while imbuing it with a soul and energy from our members’ contemporary and diverse influences.
Their sound is simultaneously nostalgic and boundary-breaking, aiming to engage the discerning and uninitiated alike. Their respect for rich musical tradition is paired with an honest joy for the music they sing and a desire for self-expression, quirk, and judgment-free community.
The event features a special appearance by Navatman Dance Company, whose mission is to bring extraordinary, boundary-pushing productions to the stage. The Dance Company, which is led by artistic director Sahasra Sambamoorthi, makes Indian classical dance more accessible to understand and experience without removing the beauties of tradition and history that the style has developed from.
Flushing Town Hall is accessible by car, bus, train and foot—located a short distance from the 7 train—at 137-35 Northern Blvd., in Flushing, Queens. Access for wheelchair users and individuals with limited mobility is available. More information is available at www.flushingtownhall.org.
In 2020, Flushing Town Hall continues to open its doors to teenagers for free. Under the “Teen Access Program,” all 13- to 19-year-old boys and girls (whether a member or not) are welcomed to attend any performance for free. The program is designed to appeal to students and help foster a greater love in the arts and culture.