Sarika | April 7, 2014

SAPAN Celebrations!!!

It was a very busy weekend for SAPAN, full of tons of joy and dancing!

Birthday Celebrations!!!

On April 4th, two of our very handsome dancers, Sid and Ameya, did a fun Bollywood Lesson at a birthday party for 10 very lucky ladies! Everyone had a wonderful time and the night was a total success!

Wedding Bells for Rabia!!!

On April 5th, one of our own resident dancers, Rabia Mir got married!!! Doesn't she look absolutely stunning??

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Some our incredibly talented dancers kicked off the wedding reception with our amazing Madhuri Mashup dance, it was a crowd favorite and the girls did an brilliant job!!! Here they are with the gorgeous couple!

photo 2 And here is a close up of these bright young stars!

From left to right: Shama, Megha, Palak, Anishi, Shreya, Silky and Trisha
From left to right: Shama, Megha, Palak, Anishi, Shreya, Silky and Trisha

It was also the very first SAPAN performance for 3 of our newbies, Trisha, Anishi and Shreya. They did such a wonderful job picking up a very difficult dance so quickly and we are so proud to have them be part of the Performance Company!!!

Close Up

Congratulations Rabia and Taimur! We wish you all the happiness in the world!!!!

He popped the question!!!!

Lastly, one of our dear dear friends, Aninda Maitra got engaged on Saturday night to the beautiful Tanvi! Aninda has been a long time resident artist and during his time with SAPAN he has served as managing director while representing us as an incredibly talented dancer and actor. We are so excited for them as they start on this new path together! Congratulations Aninda and Tanvi!

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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
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