Sarika | September 9, 2013

Get to Know Resident Artist: Rabia Mir

Rabia Mir

We asked each of our dancers 10 questions so we can get to know them better. Pay attention - there may be a quiz later ;)

  1. Favorite song to dance around your living room to? Anything with a Dhol!
  2. Favorite Monument in DC? World War II
  3. Dream Dance Partner? John Abraham (her dream everything partner)
  4. First Performance? At a Family Event
  5. Most Memorable Performance? GW Bhangra Blowout! 
  6. Favorite Restaurant or Bar in DC? El Centro
  7. Would you rather perform at the VMAs or a Bollywood Awards Show? VMAs
  8. What does SAPAN mean to you? A way to exercise my creativity and do what I love to do in a great company!
  9. Favorite Movie? All Romantic Comedies
  10. Favorite Type of Food? Mexican

Now don't you want to see this girl "balle balle"? Buy tickets to Ek Kala today!!! 

 

About the Author

Sarika began learning Bharatanatyam at the age of 6 and performed her Arangetram (solo dance debut) in 2000 under the tutelage of the Kunhiramans. Throughout her training, Sarika also attended the Natya-Adyayana-Gurukula (summer dance camp) conducted by the world renowned Dhananjayans. She has performed in multiple venues within California and was a part of the Dhananjayan dance drama, Satya Shivam Sundaram which toured through the East Coast. Although Bharatanatyam was Sarika’s first exposure to dance, she has since developed a love for other South Asian performing arts by performing with the UC Davis Girls Bhangra Team, Ronak Punjab Ki. She has also used her expressive talent to perform Bollywood film songs at weddings, at the University of Maryland Cultural Shows and a Virginia-based dance company. Sarika continues to pursue all forms of dance and has found that it has shaped many other aspects of her professional and personal life. Professionally, Sarika is a consultant specializing in Program Management and Strategy.

Photography courtesy of Sardar Aziz and Shan Jalla
sapan dancers
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