Malavika and Pooja's World of Dance
Welcome to Nandanam Arts...
Converting our passion to a meaningful cause
We, Malavika Menon and Pooja Menon, are passionate dancers of the Indian Classical Dance ‘Bharathanatyam’, specializing in this graceful dance form for the past 10 years.
Passion with an Objective…
The world has given us so much love, and we would love to make a purpose out of our passion to give the best we can to the community, and thus create a difference... We feel a tremendous impact giving back to the community by this volunteering activity through Nandanam Arts… The uttermost satisfaction we get relating our art and joy to our audience is beyond words.
Passion with a purpose…
Getting involved in Alzheimer’s research with a scientist from a reputed US University, made us understand that mental health of elderly people is crucial to their overall wellness
Without entertaining activities and interactions, seniors can experience a variety of distressing conditions, including debilitating loneliness, depression, and an increased risk of dementia
On the other hand, consistent mental engagements along with their physical and social activities are helpful in preventing or slowing the progress of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia
This made us realize that our talent and passion can be beneficial in this regard and motivated us to start this volunteering platform for the entertainment of seniors to enhance their lives through the art of dancing
The key is to keep seniors involved in the world of music and dance – merge them into the world of magical stories, characters and emotions through Indian dance forms
We perform Indian classical dances (Bharthanatyam, Mohiniyattam and Kathak), folk, fusion and Bollywood dances. During this pandemic situation, we do virtual performances through Zoom, Facebook Live, and Youtube live as well.
We are also delighted to do performances for other charity organizations and community centers as well for the emotional wellness of our community - converting our passion to a meaningful cause.
Please contact us if you would like to have an Indian dance performance at your center.
We like to expand our art & creativity by choreographing and exploring new styles. Please check out our Youtube channel: